Ferrero Rocher Chocolates: A Sensation in Sri Lanka

Whenever we enter a general store and wander over to the chocolate aisle, it is almost impossible to miss the eye-catching box of gold-foiled chocolates titled Ferrero Rocher. The elegance and class of the design is obviously evident as we are drawn to purchase it, first by its striking appearance and by its attention-grabbing exoticness. Ferrero, a well-loved brand most known by its chocolates Ferrero Rocher, Kinder, and delicious hazelnut spread Nutella, started off with a humble beginning in Italy in 1946. The group has grown exponentially, thanks to its progressive and global outlook which puts its product and people first. Today, it has presence in 55 countries with its Asia Pacific headquarters situated in Singapore. This article will explore its presence in Sri Lanka and how it has grown over the years.


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e, production was halted due to a problem with label printing. Michele Ferrero, the credited inventor, named the chocolate after a grotto in the Roman Catholic shrine of Lourdes, entitled Rocher de Massabielle. Rocher comes from French and means rock or boulder.

The chocolate contains a whole roasted hazelnut encased in a thin wafer shell filled with hazelnut chocolate and covered in milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. Its ingredients are milk chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skim milk powder, butteroil, lecithin as emulsifier (soy), vanillin (artificial flavor), hazelnuts, palm oil, wheat flour, whey (milk), lowfat cocoa powder, sodium bicarbonate (leavening agent), and salt.

The production process is secretive, with no smartphones or notebooks allowed inside, and, as of 2015, few journalists have ever been invited to visit. As of 2015, the production in the Alba factory totals 24 million Rochers a day. The sweet is produced by machinery. The process begins with flat sheets of wafer with hemispheres moving down an assembly line. The hemispheres of the wafers are then filled with a chocolate hazelnut cream and part of a hazelnut. Next, two of these wafer sheets, one with a hazelnut and one with hazelnut chocolate cream, are clamped together. The excess wafer is cut away producing wafer balls. These balls are then coated with a layer of chocolate, a layer of chopped hazelnuts, and a final layer of chocolate before the chocolate is packaged.

What makes Ferrero Rocher stand out in Sri Lanka?

It is evident that the pleasing wrapping and presentation of Ferrero Rocher contributes to its increased purchasing, primarily because it serves as the ideal gift for loved ones, standing out with its elegance. As depicted above, there are several existing gift boxes in various delivery services that utilize Ferrero Rocher chocolates to give it an extra glamour.

“There’s Never Been a Fine Chocolate Like This Before!” Ferrero Rocher ads declared, and we in Sri Lanka ate it right up. It was the perfect marketing ploy directed towards the perfect target audience, and it worked.

Encased in gold aluminum, the sweet treat is a glowing orb that conceals the pains, joys, and dreams of everyday life between layers of crushed hazelnut and chocolate filling.  It was a sign of respect and good taste. It is a symbol of “the good life,” a tangible thing that vividly encapsulated social and economic aspirations in a way no other food item could.


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