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Sri Lanka - An Early Chocolate Factory

Sri Lanka - An early Chocolate Factory - P. C. C. (Peradeniya Chocolite Company) Pure Chocolates & Confectionary. Date: circa 1910s

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Ceylon Chocolate Confectionary Lanka Lankan Palm Peradeniya


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Step back in time to the enchanting island nation of Sri Lanka, circa 1910s, as we take a peek into the humble beginnings of one of its most beloved industries: chocolate production. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Peradeniya, a picturesque town in the central province of Sri Lanka, stands an early chocolate factory, a hidden gem of the country's rich history. The Peradeniya Chocolite Company, or PCC, was a pioneering confectionery establishment that produced pure chocolates and confectionery, long before the world came to know and love Sri Lankan chocolate. The factory, which can be seen in this photograph, is surrounded by towering palm trees and lush foliage, offering a serene and idyllic setting for the creation of these delectable treats. The factory's architecture reflects the unique blend of influences that shaped Sri Lanka's colonial past. The red-tiled roof, whitewashed walls, and large windows allow natural light to flood the workspace, creating an inviting atmosphere for the skilled chocolatiers and confectioners who crafted each piece by hand. As you gaze at this photograph, imagine the sweet aroma of freshly made chocolates wafting through the air, mingling with the scent of the surrounding tropical flowers and greenery. The Peradeniya Chocolite Company's dedication to producing high-quality chocolates and confectionery using locally sourced ingredients would eventually put Sri Lanka on the global map as a renowned chocolate producer. This photograph is a testament to the country's rich history and its ability to transform simple ingredients into something truly magical. As you savor a piece of Sri Lankan chocolate today, take a moment to appreciate the legacy of the early chocolate factories like the Peradeniya Chocolite Company, which paved the way for this beloved industry.

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