The Cacao Pods, was founded in 2016 by Archita Agarwal with an aim to bring a bit of France to Delhi. We create luxurious chocolates, entremets (layered dessert cakes) and tea cakes. Each product is freshly handmade on order using the best of ingredients. The unique flavours constantly surprise clients, break away from the repertoire and incorporate seasonal produce.
We specialise in fine chocolates. Each box makes a delightful gift for occasions such as weddings, baby announcements etc.
We believe in creating experiences that are unique for each individual. Clients may choose to customise our products for special occasions. We offer gifting consultations and chocolate tasting sessions through which we work to develop personalised and innovative gifts.
The world of chocolates and pastry is based on skill, knowledge and constant evolution. Archita continually learns to update herself and refine her skills. She seeks inspiration from latest trends across the world and incorporates them effectively into the products.
Archita holds a passion for food and experiments- evident from her education history. Holding an undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Delhi and a Masters in Management from the University of Warwick, she decided to pursue what she enjoys most and take experiments to the kitchen.
Her culinary education include a diploma in ‘Chocolates and Confectionery’ from ENSP- Ducasse Education, and another in ‘French Pastry’ from Bellouet Conseil, Paris. Along the way, Archita has been mentored by world renowned chefs. The most treasured part of her journey was her time working with master chocolatier- William Curley, London, under whose guidance she crafted chocolates exclusively for Harrods. She also worked at the renowned- Cafe Pouchkine, Paris. These experiences helped her shape her kitchen management skills and hone her eye for detail.
When she’s not busy building her sweet empire, she loves to travel, seek balance through yoga and play the piano.