About K C Das, Kolkata
Pioneering sweet delicacies since 1868
The latter half of the 19th century saw a golden period of Bengali renaissance – from literature to science and even food. When Nobin Chandra Das followed his passion of sweet-making despite the jibes from his high-born family and invented the succulent rosogolla, he laid out an inspiring path for his son Krishna Chandra (K C) Das to follow. He was also the first Bengali confectioner to incorporate natural fruit pulp in his creations – custard apple sondesh and jackfruit sondesh.
K C Das paid a just tribute to his father’s pioneering legacy when he set up his own sweet shop ‘Krishna Chandra Das Confectioner’ in 1930 at Jorasanko, Kolkata,with his youngest son Sarada Charan (S C) Das, who had been a research assistant to Nobel Laureate CV Raman. Their initial offerings included sondesh and rosogolla.K C Das was truly his father’s son as he soon created the rosso malai and also introduced tinned rosogolla – the first and only canned sweet in India at that time.
After K C Das passed away, his son took over the business and the brand was incorporated as a private limited company in 1946, with S C Das as the governing director. He designed a steam-based environment-friendly production technology that surpasses all national standards to meet international ones. The Das scion also revolutionised packaging methods, replacing traditional leaf packing with butterpaper-lined white cardboard boxes. The tradition of innovation continued unbroken with S C Das creating the first sweets for diabetics, the sondeshcake, and ice-cream sondesh to compete with western confections and dairy desserts.
Other family members Birendranath Das, Karabi Das, Dhirendranath Das, Sanjay Das, and Dhiman Das also preside on the board of directors of this esteemed company, which has won several honours such as Times Food Award, BURP Award, and Nabli Mishti Award. The enterprise today produces 6,000 kg of sweets daily.
KC Das offers a delectable variety of specialities that include rossogolla, rossomalai, sondesh, rajbhog, kheermohan, soan papdi, and canned rossogolla.With years of experience, the brand continuously strives to achieve newer standards of quality, freshness, and hygiene. Its R&D centre is headed by Dr AM Natarajan, a doyen in the field of dairy technology. The regular foot fall of celebrities and politicians at their outlets speakvolumes for the brand.With mouth-watering innovations and a time-honoured dedication to customer satisfaction, this Bengali confectionary is the last word in authentic sweet indulgence.