MarkRin Chocolate Co., Ltd.
“From research to the development of the I.M.1 cocoa variety and the creation of cocoa and chocolate products.”
In 1992, Dr. La-ongsri and his wife received the Peruvian ICS variety as a present from a friend from Wichita,
Kansas, who was visiting Thailand as part of a cultural exchange program between Maejo University and Wichita State University. Until 2001, a friend of Assistant Professor Dr. Sumeth Ketwaraporn, who taught at Central Luzon State University in the Philippines, gave him a hybrid Criollo-Forastero chocolate variety (Amelonado subspecies).
MarkRin is the first "Thai Organic" chocolate and cocoa brand
certified by USDA (NOP) and Eu Organic. All MarkRin products have
received GMP, HACCP, FSSC2200 for food safety standard certifications
and are marked as Halal products by The Central Islamic Council of Thailand.
Ms. Kanokked La-ongsri is a key pioneer in the history of the comprehensive range of MarkRin cocoa and chocolate products, which are dry cocoa beans, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, all types of chocolates, cacao products (Special process with temperature-controlled below 40 °C), and chocolate coating products.
From the beginning of research with various cocoa beans to the distribution of seedlings to farmers throughout the country. We work directly with Thai farmers to transform Thai cocoa beans into high-quality organic cocoa and chocolate products, which is why our slogan is "From Seedling to Chocolate."
MarkRin Chocolate is dedicated to not only developing and sustaining relationships with Thai farmers. We are also aware of and intend to develop, cocoa and chocolate products derived from "Thai cocoa beans" in order to achieve higher quality, higher standards, and a broader range of products by expanding the scope of product development, with the goal of becoming a Thai chocolate brand on par with world-class chocolate in the near future.