The chocolate itself is originally not from Russia, of course, but Russian people were always fond of all things sweet, so chocolate is not exception and since the wide availability of chocolate in late 19th century a lot of Russian chocolatiers were doing really great products, even though not as famous as Swiss or French chocolate, for example. Never the less, we have developed our own chocolate culture and unique recipes, which are being used by this day by factories both large and small. Some of the largest chocolate producers in Russia are famous confectionery concerns from the Soviet period, like Babaevskiy or Red October, but since the fall of USSR the new players in this field emerged and now are making quite an impact on the market with its own unique brands and high quality products, like Korkunov.
The variety of producers means that there are lots of different products in all categories with high quality and affordable prices, although naturally some of the brands are pricier than the others. But we have tried to present the finest selection of Russian chocolate to buy with all budgets in mind, both in MILK and DARK categories, although most of the chocolate brands are still from the Soviet era.
For example, the MILK chocolate section is dominated by the famous “Alenka” brand while in the DARK chocolate section the Babaevskiy products rules, like “Inspiration” line. This situation is because in Soviet times a lot of these brands were developing recipes with quality in mind, cause in order to be produced they needed to pass the strict governmental certificate process called “GOST” (“GOsudarstvenniy STandart” – State Standard), thus – the high quality and really good taste. After the fall of the USSR some “new players” like Korkunov have quickly established themselves as quality alternatives to the ex-State confectionery concerns of the past (now all private companies), but Russian people are still fond of the classical soviet chocolate, many of which are still being produced according to the original Soviet GOST.
Because of that we recommend you to try both “old” Soviet and “new” Russian chocolate products to find out what you like best. If it is Soviet chocolate brands, then you are in the luck as we have many, and if you would prefer some Russian chocolate from “new” producers, we have selection of these as well. In any case you won’t be disappointed with your purchase, so go buy Russian chocolate and enjoy the sweet life!