Both Kit Kat Duos Strawberry + Dark Chocolate and Kit Kat Thins Chocolate Hazelnut are permanent editions to the Kit Kat lineup, and are available in retailers nationwide now. Like its predecessors, Strawberry + Dark Chocolate combines two flavors — in this case, the sweet, fresh taste of strawberry with the rich, decadent flavor of dark chocolate. (It’s meant to taste like a chocolate-covered strawberry.) The bar is out in both standard and king size. Chocolate Hazelnut, on the other hand, is the first-ever new flavor for the Kit Kat Thins offering, which hit shelves last year. It joins Hershey’s “thins” candy lineup, including York Peppermint Pattie Thins and Reese’s Thins. Be on the lookout for the hazelnut slimmed-down treat in both 3.1 oz. and 7.37 oz. bags.
Mars Wrigley’s DOVE® Chocolate announced the release of its newest innovation, DOVE® Large PROMISES®. The treats are three-times the size of the original DOVE PROMISES, bringing consumers a more premium experience to share, enjoy individually or take on the go. DOVE Large PROMISES are available in two indulgent flavor variations, Milk Chocolate & Caramel and Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter and feature the iconic DOVE PROMISES messages. DOVE Large PROMISES Milk Chocolate & Caramel and DOVE Large PROMISES Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter are available in a shareable pack (2.75 oz) at retailers nationwide beginning in January 2022.
Salted, studded or oozing with a tangy truffled center, these mouthwatering dark, milk, white and ruby chocolate bars are some of the very best — and they’re shockingly easy to get your hands on. check them all out HERE.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that nothing says “I love you” quite like a box of chocolates. That’s why it’s the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart or even yourself (self-care, anyone?). A box of truffles or bonbons also makes an excellent dessert if you’re cooking a romantic dinner at home. Instead of worrying about your soufflé falling or fussing with tempered chocolate, serve the chocolates as your grand finale. And while there’s a time and place for the drugstore variety, why not take your token of affection to the next level by picking out something more unique? Click HERE for some suggestions.
Beginning Jan. 7 and available for a limited time at participating shops across the U.S., Krispy Kreme fans can enjoy Chocolate Glazed mini doughnuts packed with a unique blend of chocolate “flavor on flavor on flavor.” Chocolate being a top “crave flavor” during New Year’s resolutions, these all-new doughnuts arrive just in time to help fans stay on track: Mini Chocolate Glazed Cake Batter Doughnut, Mini Chocolate Glazed Cookies & KREME™ Doughnut, Mini Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Doughnut, and Mini Chocolate Glazed Doughnut – KK’s iconic doughnut made mini and covered in chocolate glaze.
Next time you have a craving for chocolate, consider heading out to your local Trader Joe’s. While the chain has earned a reputation, in part, for producing healthy versions of classic dishes (yes, we’re talking about you, Cauliflower Gnocchi!) it also stocks plenty of sweets that chocolate fans (and others) will love. Click, HERE, for suggested treats.
Chocolate is a vast category. From bars and bonbons to cakes, frozen desserts, drinks, and sauces, you can get your chocolate fix in any number of ways. Traditional chocolates are usually non-vegan because they contain some amount of milk. Fortunately for vegans, the advent of dairy-free milks—such as soy, coconut, cashew, and almond milks—has sparked new ideas in the minds of artisanal chocolate producers. While we’ve got a ways to go before vegan chocolate takes the world by storm, it is much more prevalent than ever before. Here, we explore the sweet, sweet world of plant-based chocolate products (click, HERE).
Gathered, were pounds and pounds of chocolate chips, callets, mini-grammes, feves, discs, and more, from industry-leading brands based on recommendations from other pros, previous experience with the brands, and some best-selling brands widely available in most grocery stores. To test, a panel of tasters were offered raw chips straight from the container to taste blind and gathered their feedback. Then baked the offerings from every brand in batches of chocolate chip cookies (somewhere in the realm of about 600 cookies, total). Each batch of cookies was prepared identically, with ingredients weighed to the gram each time to remove any variation. The cookies were presented to tasters while still slightly warm (the best way to have a cookie!). In both tastings, the tasters provided feedback, including tasting notes and texture, and each taster was asked to vote on their favorites. After compiling their feedback, here’s how each brand did (click HERE).
GoodSam Foods, a chocolate brand supporting small farmers, is introducing gluten-free baking mixes formulated with almond flour, allulose and organic cocoa powder sourced from Columbia. Products include Chocolate Cake Baking Mix, Fudgy Brownie Baking Mix and Cacao Pancake Mix. The mixes contain four to seven ingredients and are available for $10.99 at goodsamfoods.com.
Moo-ville Creamery, the Nashville, Michigan-based dairy company with three locations across mid-Michigan, makes some of the best chocolate ice cream in the United States, according to the North American Ice Cream Association. The family-owned company won a blue ribbon last month at ConeCon, NICRA’s annual trade show and ice cream competition. It also received a red ribbon for vanilla and a white ribbon for strawberry, the second- and third-place awards for those flavors respectively.
There are few occasions that aren’t made better by Swiss chocolate. The Movenpick group incorporates this universal knowledge into each of their hotels, and their newest offering in Melbourne, Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne On Spencer, is no exception. Every afternoon a long grazing table in the lobby is laden with luscious treats for Chocolate Hour. The chocoholic’s dream begins; ice cream parfait in cut glass jars, crunchy churros with bowls of ganache, and delicately crusted macarons are piled on plates.
Why spend $10 on a bar of chocolate when you could buy a bar for less than half that price in your local supermarket or corner shop? Good quality chocolate and the cheap stuff are worlds apart, as you’ll soon discover when you look at the ingredients, learn a bit about how they are made, and compare how they taste. Click HERE to find out what to look for in buying chocolate.
As Christmas approaches, chocolate tubs make their annual appearance in households across the country. Few homes will be without a tub of Celebrations, Quality Street, Roses or Heroes over the festive period, but research from consumer experts has found that some brands have a better mix of sweet treats than others. The research looked at which chocolate box gives consumers the best value, and which has the best selection. Which? Click HERE for the reviews.
DINERS with a taste for the unusual are in for a treat from today — mayonnaise mixed with Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Creator Heinz says the sweet festive concoction is for slathering on crumpets or pancakes — or even eating straight from the jar. The creamy condiment, usually added to savoury sandwiches and salads, has been transformed just in time for Christmas. Heinz’s experts have blended mayonnaise — made with free-range eggs, vinegar and mustard seeds — with melted Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments and added a dose of orange oil. A limited number of jars of Heinz Seriously Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo have been made and can be won on the Heinz website.
If you’re looking to give someone chocolate for the holidays, you might want to check out this Southern delight. Atlanta chocolate-maker Xocolatl is known for sourcing cacao beans from all over the globe to produce single-origin chocolate bars that surprise with their variations in flavor. You can try bars in 14 different variations, or you can decide you want to nibble on chocolate while also drinking chocolate. One of their best-selling holiday combinations is A Sweet Lil’ Sampler, featuring a bar of peppermint bark (a layer of almond butter white chocolate, a layer of minty dark chocolate and lots of crushed peppermint candy), a bar of Tanzania 73% (organic cacao from Tanzania and cane sugar) and 8 ounces of drinking chocolate (crumbles and bits of Nicaraguan dark chocolate, combined with organic cane sugar). There are directions for hot chocolate (the mix plus water), drinking chocolate (the mix plus milk) and sipping chocolate (mixed with just enough water to make a thick, rich drink you’ll just want to sip). This is hot chocolate for connoisseurs. $42 for A Sweet Lil’ Sampler, with 8-ounces of drinking chocolate, a 2.7-ounce Tanzania chocolate bar and a 4-ounce bar of peppermint bark. Available at xocolatlchocolate.com.
This year avoid the guessing work. Send the gift of copious amounts of decadent chocolate to your friends and loved ones! Some may think it’s boring or predictable, but is a milk chocolate covered truffle filled with an unknown type of delicious filling ever get old? Sweet and salty, fruity and creamy, Nutty and chewy… the combinations are endless. We’ve rounded up the most indulgent chocolate offerings from around the country guaranteed to please any chocolate lover. Whether you’re looking for artisanal chocolates with unique flavor combinations or classic chocolate boxes filled with traditional treats, we’ve got you covered (CLICK HERE).
Have you tried Chocolove chocolates yet? If not, the holidays may be a perfect time, especially if you are looking to add some sweets to someone’s stockings. Whether you want to add full size chocolate bars to your holiday gift giving or are looking to add some chocolate trees to the mix, then they have us covered with some delicious chocolates that are also available in no sugar added varieties. Check out their website for their huge selection (click HERE).
There is a new flavor of DOVE Chocolate joining the festive, seasonal line up. Introducing the new, Milk Chocolate Toffee Almond Crunch. These little DOVE Chocolate squares are festively wrapped in silver, gold, and blue foils, perfect for the entire holiday season. And of course, these delightful squares are a perfect serving every time. The limited-edition innovation deliciously nods to a holiday classic flavor, and is made with real almonds, smooth milk chocolate and hints of toffee, with each bite of milk chocolate mixed with the crunch of toffee almonds to create a true moment of pleasure. The luxurious, festive treat is a true complement to holiday tables, with each festive foil-wrapped chocolate holding a special message. DOVE Milk Chocolate Toffee Almond Crunch PROMISES are available at retailers nationwide and come in a 7.94 OZ pack.
Whenever the winter weather rolls in, nothing warms quite like a cup of steaming hot chocolate. We love being able to make our own by warming up a cup of water in the microwave, dumping in a packet of hot chocolate mix, and adding a small mountain of mini marshmallows before sipping away. Of course, we’re always on the hunt for the best hot chocolate mixes to buy to add to our holiday beverage lineup. There are just so many options out there! Check out these choices of the Better Homes & Gardens editors (click HERE). You will not be disappointed in their picks.
Barry Callebaut launched a complete portfolio of dairy-free chocolate compound, expanding the company’s plant-based options. These new options are 100% plant-based and are processed in segregated facilities where no dairy is present. The new line includes dairy-free EZ Melt Compound, Compound Chip/Chunk, Compound Soft Chunk, Compound Soft Shaped Chunks and Bulk Liquid for different applications. This line complements Barry Callebaut’s Plantcraft chocolate range, which was first introduced in early 2020. That higher-end line has dairy-free chocolates, nuts, cocoa powders and cacao fruit ingredients.
Hot cocoa is such a good cold-weather treat. It can warm up even the coldest hearts and hands with its creamy sweetness and rich chocolatey flavor. Fans can now get their hot cocoa fix at Dunkin’ like never before with the new Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate Bombs. The new Hot Chocolate Bombs come in two festive flavors. The Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate Bomb features a Belgian milk chocolate exterior, while the Dunkin’ Mint Hot Chocolate Bomb has a mint-flavored Belgian milk chocolate outside shell. Both bombs have mini marshmallows inside.
It’s that time of year when brands start bringing back their beloved seasonal flavors to enjoy through the holiday season. Two years ago, Breyers released its Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate flavor and, spoiler, it was a hit. Better check your local freezer aisle STAT, because a PR rep confirmed to Best Products that the limited-edition flavor is back!
You can’t argue the fact that hot chocolate is glorious on its own, especially on a cool and crisp evening. But you’ll love it even more when included in one of these hot cocktail recipes, as you get a one-two punch of comfort via the warm chocolate and hooch. Hot chocolate cocktail recipes are more than just throwing in a splash of Bailey’s or dark rum in your mug of instant cocoa; you deserve something even better. Think complimentary flavors like coconut and banana as well as suitable spirits like brandy and vodka. Hot chocolate may seem like a kid thing (and drinking it should, by all means, make you feel like one), but you can give it the bona fide adult treatment in style. Get the marshmallows ready and stoke the fire, these are the best hot chocolate cocktails to take the sting out of the cold. Click HERE for the recipes.
The imminent arrival of winter should have you changing up dessert plans. We’re moving from ice cream cone season into hot chocolate season. Dairy Queen, which knows a bit about frozen treats, is tweaking its menu to recognize the change in seasons. Though, it is not quite abiding by the spirit of the change. You’re getting the hot chocolate, but it’s not really going to be hot. Dairy Queen is bringing back the frozen hot chocolate. The Blizzard chain says that the frozen cocoa snack has been requested repeatedly by fans. It has decided to listen to the will of the ice cream-loving people by putting it back on the menu. The chilly cocoa mixes a “rich cocoa fudge” with its familiar vanilla soft serve. The treat is finished with whipped topping and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. The drink is available now at select locations around the country.
The bargain grocery store chain, ALDI, recently released a hot chocolate melting snowman and fans are very excited. Made by the brand Choceur, the melting snowman is similar to the hot cocoa bombs that went viral on TikTok last year. According to the instructions, all you have to do is place it in piping hot milk and the snowman will “melt” (a.k.a. dissolve) into a tasty mug of hot chocolate. The snowman, which costs just $1.99, is made of white chocolate and is filled with mini marshmallows and dark chocolate drops.
While many of us know it in the form of bars, candies or baked goods, for most of its 5,000-year history, chocolate has been a drink. It’s the original form of consuming chocolate, and it carries the importance of culture with it. Regional variations on drinkable chocolate abound, particularly in Latin America, where there are as many recipes as there are towns or families making it. Since chocolate is beloved around the world, you’ll find local hot chocolate drinks almost everywhere, especially in destinations where cocoa beans grow. The exception is Western Africa. While 70% of the world’s cocoa supply comes from Ghana and the Ivory Coast, people typically drink the big-name Nestle brands. The same could be said for the United States where, for many, hot chocolate means hot cocoa, made with Dutch-processed cocoa powder. Thankfully, there’s a wide world of chocolate drinks available. Here are seven you should try immediately, if not sooner, click HERE.
Many of us have beloved holiday memories of taking part in advent calendars when we were young, usually containing little boxes filled with chocolate. That chocolatey goodness made the lead-up to Christmas almost as good as the day of! We’ve got good news: just because you’ve aged a little doesn’t mean you’re too old for that special holiday treat! Chocolate advent calendars have grown better with age, and you can now find options that run the gamut, from delectable luxury chocolates to fan favorites that have been around for generations. We’ve even included a few for the kids so your little ones can make treasured holiday memories just like yours. Click, HERE, to discover them.
After asking fans to vote between two options for November’s Sweet-of-the-Month, See’s Candies has made both Milk and Dark Chocolate Coffee Scotchmallows available to fans. Milk Coffee Scotchmallow and Dark Coffee Scotchmallow are available in a six-piece box for $10 in shops and online, while supplies last.
Hershey’s has released limited-edition oat made bars in the US. The new bars are part of a very limited test release and mark the first-ever vegan offering from the candy giant. The newest products are available in two flavors: Classic Dark and Extra Creamy Almond & Sea Salt. The bars are dairy-free, vegan, non-GMO, and made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa. The non-dairy treats are available at retailers such as Target.
When you think of hot chocolate, you probably think winter, holidays, snow, cold, and all things December. That makes sense, because what feels better than wrapping your icy hands around a warm mug of chocolatey goodness after being out in the freezing weather? That feeling can only be beat by one thing: Instead of regular hot cocoa mix, you use a hot cocoa bomb. You remember the craze from last year? It’s a chocolate hollow shell that’s filled with cocoa mix and little marshmallows. When you drop it into a warm cup of milk or water, the shell disintegrates oh-so-satisfyingly, revealing the mix and ‘mallows on the inside. Since it’s fall, Target has us covered. They are selling a hot chocolate bomb that is pumpkin spice-flavored!! It’s called the Frankford Halloween Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Melting Bomb, and it’s just an autumn version of the trendy drink. The chocolate is flavored with pumpkin spice, and the inside is filled with mini marshmallows and hot cocoa mix.
If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating on a cold Halloween night, you know nothing quite hits the spot like enjoying your (or your kids’) candy haul with a cup of hot cocoa. Now, you can keep the spookiness going even as the night winds down with this skull-shaped hot cocoa bomb that will turn a cup of warm milk into hot chocolate in minutes. Available at Dylan’s Candy Bar for $10, the skull hot cocoa bomb comes in milk or white chocolate and is filled with marshmallows. Try Sam’s Club and find some Halloween hot cocoa bombs there.
Multiple generations of Russian children have fond memories of noshing Hematogen bars. Ads promoted these treats as “wholesome and healthy” and able to help with anemia, a condition common in about 25 percent of the population, especially small kids. Made with condensed milk, syrup, and beet sugar, the bar had a taste reminiscent of a Tootsie Roll. But the delish bars contained a dark secret, one linked to the slightly metallic flavor of the bars: black food albumin. That’s a fancy way of saying blood. Just how much blood did these over-the-counter supplements contain? A minimum of five percent cow’s blood. Readily accessible at pharmacies throughout the USSR, the food even survived the collapse of the Soviet Union. You can still purchase Hematogen bars in Russia today. For more history on this, click HERE.
On these still-warm days, turning on the oven for a family dessert still seems like a bad idea. This super simple mousse dessert, however, seems like a great idea. Just add butter to the crust mix, milk to the filling mix and drizzle on the chocolate topping and you have a dessert that looks like you spent a lot more time making it than you did (you should chill it for about an hour). Oh, and it’s delicious.
It really makes no difference which Twix bar you grab if you’re going to make your entire plate taste like the candy bar. That’s what the dueling chocolate bars’ makers are going for with its new concoction. Twix Shakers Seasoning Blend. The idea is you can sprinkle this stuff on anything and it will add the cookie, caramel and milk chocolate taste of the famous twin candy sticks. You can find it at Sam’s Club and other places in the near future.
Low-sugar frozen dessert maker Enlightened has now come out with Sugar-free Chocolate Syrup, a low-carb version of the nostalgic treat but without the sugar. Each serving contains just 1 gram of net carbs, while traditional chocolate syrup can contain up to 12 grams of net carbs and 10 grams of sugar. Having taken its first step beyond the frozen aisle earlier this year with Sugar-free Cones, the brand offers a wide array of ice cream pints and bars, along with snackable cookie dough bites, keto-friendly cheesecakes and adaptogen-infused fruit bars. A 15-ounce bottle of Enlightened Sugar-free Chocolate Syrup retails for a suggested retail price range of $6.99-$8.99.
Is it too soon to start talking about Christmas chocolate? The reason we’re talking about Christmas chocolate is that we’ve spotted that Cadbury Chocolate Puds have made a very welcome return to our lives! The Puds, which consist of a super-tasty truffle center of hazelnut and crispy rice pieces, disappeared from shops in 2003. No idea why. But the good news is that they’re back to make Christmas 2021 a lot better than last year’s festive season! But that’s not all – as well as the original flavor, for 2021, Cadbury is releasing a Winter Orange flavor. YUM!
Dr Pepper has a rather dedicated following already, but if you weren’t a part of the brand’s class of superfans, you might want to jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible. The soda maker has created an all-new, chocolate-inspired flavor, but there’s a caveat. You’ve got to be a rewards member to get it. In its latest collaboration with FANtastic Chocolate, Dr Pepper has created an extra sweet new soda that’s available exclusively for the brand’s most loyal fans. Its release coincides with the introduction of its rewards program, appropriately dubbed “Pepper Perks.” Here’s how it works: You’ll have to first buy a regular Dr Pepper and show proof of purchase by scanning the QR code on the bottle. Then you’ll be prompted to create a “Pepper Perks” account. Once you nab a few points, you’ll get access to the exclusive new flavor while it’s available, that is. So you might want to start shopping now.
Shopping at the malls just got sweeter — literally. Swiss chocolatier Läderach (pronounced lae-der-ackh) has opened its first three locations, on Long Island, NY, replacing Godiva Chocolatier at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station and Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. Nathanael Hausmann, the company’s president, said Läderach was expanding to Long Island brick-and-mortar shops after seeing strong interest from the region in its online sales. Läderach was launched in 1962 by Rudolf Läderach Jr. in Glarus, Switzerland. From its inception, the company has maintained complete control of the chocolate-making process, from harvesting cocoa straight to its creations. The Läderach family is in its third generation of operating the company, which has more than 100 stores worldwide, including two Manhattan locations.
You could say that Swiss Miss is the expert of hot chocolate. From Pumpkin Spice to Peppermint— and even a cake collaboration with Duncan Hines — the brand makes chilly nights more comforting. The upcoming fall and winter seasons will be even better, because they have the new Swiss Miss Salted Caramel to sip on. Beginning, well, right now, you can pop into your local grocery store and pick up the new salted caramel-flavored hot chocolate. The cocoa has the taste of decadent caramel and a hint of salt to bring it all together. The result is a sweet beverage that will remind you that chocolate goes with just about everything. The seasonal hot chocolate is arriving in stores, including Walmart and Target, right now. It’s available in an 8-count box for $2.59, which clearly means we’ll be having one every day of the week. The best part about all of this? It’s a permanent addition to Swiss Miss’ offerings!
Graeter’s Ice Cream has released its sixth bonus flavor of the summer: Dark Chocolate Sorbet. This is the sixth and final of Graeter’s bonus flavors this summer, which have been released in stores and online. Dark Chocolate Sorbet, which is available now, is an “indulgence of dark bittersweet chocolate blended into a smooth and creamy sorbet,” according to Graeter’s description. The flavor is dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Each bonus flavor is only available for a limited time, and once it is gone from shops and online, the flavor is retired for the year.
Famous Amos is being reimagined for today’s world with the release of three new cookie recipes featuring ingredients from around the world, including coconut from the Philippines, chocolate from Belgium, and hazelnuts from the Mediterranean. Famous Amos Wonders From the World cookies are being rolled out to grocery stores and retailers nationwide in 7-oz pantry bags for a suggested price of $4.49 per bag.
The Ferrero group is breaking new ground in entering the premium chocolate bar category with its Rocher and Raffaello brands for the first time in its long-established history. Having launched its Rocher brand in 1982 and subsequently the Raffaello in 1990, its original aim was to make quality patisserie specialties accessible to a much wider public, which the company believes has taken a significant further step in entering the bar market. According to Ferrero, its latest series has been developed over three years by a team of 50 specialists in seeking to refine the right recipe to meet the demands of its global customer base. The new bars have been designed with a creamy filling, covered with a top layer of chocolate mixed with crunchy pieces of hazelnuts or almonds. Among the seven flavors for the Rocher bars are milk, 55% dark and white chocolate combined with hazelnuts, almonds and salted caramel flavor, while the Raffaello ones are made of white chocolate blended with coconut, almonds and pineapple. The new Ferrero Rocher and Raffaello Bars will start to be available in the UK this month from August 2021 and will be progressively rolled out in several markets across Europe. They will also be available outside of Europe during 2022.
Calling all chocolate lovers! Enlightened has made another decadent keto-friendly ice cream! But this time, they went all in for their chocolate fans. Whether you’re looking for a new low-carb dessert or just love to dive spoon first into something sweet after dinner, this icy treat is for you. Introducing: Triple Chocolate Brownie Dough. Are you drooling over this ice cream? Don’t worry, Triple Chocolate Brownie Dough will be available at your local Whole Foods and Thrive Market this fall.
WE ALL REGRESS a little in summertime, don’t we? When it comes to entertaining, give us barefoot gatherings around picnic tables. And the dessert most likely to elicit uninhibited glee from dinner guests is also the simplest, most sentimental and least labor-intensive: ice cream sandwiches. Stack them on a silver tray if you must, but elegant nonchalance is really what we’re going for here. Choose the archetypal brick of vanilla pressed between chocolate wafers or go for something a little more unexpected. Either way, the message is the same: Enjoy yourself. Forget about forks. Extra points if a delicious dribble of melted ice cream runs right down to your elbow. For the full article and many ice cream sandwich choices that can be bought online, click, HERE.
Who couldn’t use a little extra chocolate in their lives? Adding chocolate sunflowers to your garden is a guilt-free way to do so. Plus, the rich, velvety, statuesque flowers will add a gorgeously dark and dramatic flair to your landscape. As a bonus, like other sunflower varieties, chocolate sunflowers are easy to come by and simple to grow. For more info, click, here.
Believe it or not, it’s not too early to start talking holiday varieties, and Dove has unveiled its new Milk Chocolate Toffee Almond Crunch. The limited-edition bite is made of silky-smooth milk chocolate and is filled with crunchy almond toffee pieces. The idea was to embrace the flavors of the season, and this chocolate certainly embodies that without going the classic peppermint route. You’ll be able to snag these new Dove Milk Chocolate Promises beginning in September 2021, a PR rep confirmed to Best Products. The chocolate will be available in a 7.94-ounce Laydown Bag for a limited time. Just look for the blue bag that features reindeer, ornaments, and “Merry & Bright.”
NuttZo, makers of the original multi-nut and seed butter, has launched a new keto-friendly offering this summer. The Chocolate Keto Seven Nut and Seed Butter is a new, sweet spin on NuttZo’s best-selling product, Original Keto butter. It features the brand’s trademark blend of nutrient-packed nuts and seeds so that fans ‘can expect a crunchy, rich chocolate blend with hints of rich pecan and nutty coconut, making it the perfect addition to toasts, fruit, baking recipes and smoothies’. Chocolate Keto is made paleo, Whole30, vegan and Kosher. It is an excellent source of protein (five grams per serving), fibre (three grams per serving), and healthy fats. It boasts just four grams of carbohydrates per serving and one gram of sugar per serving while remaining free of palm oil, gluten, soy, dairy and GMOs. Fans of Keto butter can ‘expect a crunchy, rich chocolate blend with hints of rich pecan and nutty coconut, making it the perfect addition to toasts, fruit, baking recipes and smoothies’. The product retails at $10.99 and is available in 12 oz. jars at Safeway. It is also available online at NuttZo.com, Thrive and Amazon. As part of giving back to the community, NuttZo donates portions of each sale to its sister nonprofit Project Left Behind, which benefits orphaned and underprivileged children worldwide.
While Russell Stover is a legend in the chocolate world, this new chocolate offering is a first for the company. Joy Bites is its first ever “no sugar added” treat. Described as “no added sugar chocolate bars with fillings,” these candies are perfect for people who are looking to reduce sugar, follow a keto-friendly lifestyle or just are looking for a different chocolate option. The Russell Stover Joy Bites are available in the following flavors, Caramel in Chocolate, Peanut Butter in Chocolate. Smooth Creamy Chocolate. Sea Salt Caramel in Dark Chocolate, and Roasted Almonds in Dark Chocolate. Russel Stover Joy Bites are available at various retailers, including Albertson’s, Safeway, Kroger, Meijer, and more retailers coming in the fall. The chocolate is also available at RussellStover.com.
When it comes to selecting gifts for your wedding party, there are so many options available. Sure, you could go with something monogrammed, but in terms of sheer enjoyment, consumables win the day. Enter the chocolate subscription box (also known as monthly bliss). There are tons of subscription boxes to choose from but this research team choose the best chocolate subscription boxes of 2021. These all offer variety, easy shipping, and variable terms depending on your budget and will surely bring a smile to any sweet tooth’s face. Click, here, to see them all.
Mars Wrigley offers fans a sneak peek at a new festive candy flavor for the upcoming 2021 holiday season: M&M’s White Chocolate Pretzel Snowballs. Limited-edition M&M’S White Chocolate Pretzel Snowballs feature a balance of salty and sweet flavors by combining a rich, white chocolate shell with a crunchy, pretzel-filled center. Developed exclusively for the 2021 holiday season, the newest M&M’s variety will be available in a Single 1.14 oz. size as well as a 2.83-oz Share Size, and 7.44-oz Laydown Bag.
Halo Top Ice Cream co-founder Doug Bouton has launched Gatsby Chocolate, a line of better-for-you chocolate bars made with Epogee’s EPG fat alternative ingredient. Epogee claims that its GMO-free, plant-based EPG can reduce up to 92% of calories from fat without affecting taste or eating experience. Gatsby’s chocolate bars, available in milk and dark chocolate styles, have less than half the calories of regular chocolate bars and roughly one-quarter of the sugar content, according to the company. The bars are launching at over 1,500 retail locations nationwide and are available online.
Queen Elizabeth’s favorites. Need we say more?! Find them on Amazon.com.
Known for its all-in-one soaps, Dr. Bronner’s new Magic All-One Chocolate line comes in six decadent flavors and supports regenerative agriculture and the livelihood of small farmers. The organic candy bars are made with fair-trade chocolate and will be available in six flavors: nut-accented bars Roasted Whole Hazelnuts and Salted Whole Almonds; nut-butter filled Crunchy Hazelnut Butter and Salted Almond Butter, and Smooth Coconut Praline (filled with a sweet praline made from coconuts). The new chocolate bars are made with 70 percent dark chocolate sourced from regenerative organic cocoa beans and sweetened with coconut sugar.
From cicada tattoos to sculptures and now chocolate, a Maryland candy company is finding success with the Brood X cicada invasion. While tons of cicadas are buzzing around outside, inside Chouquette Chocolates in Gaithersburg, cicadas are being air-fried and dipped in chocolate. If you want the chocolate-covered cicadas, you’ll have to special order them online. Click, HERE, for chocolate delicacies.
These almonds are simply dusted with a light cocoa powder, making them different than those chocolate-coated almonds that come in boxes near the checkout line at the grocery store. While those are delicious, they’re really more chocolate than almond. Blue Diamond’s dark chocolate almonds, on the other hand, actually just taste like almonds with a light cocoa taste. They’re great for people who don’t have much of a sweet tooth but occasionally want just a bit of chocolate. They also feel less like a dessert and more acceptable as a mid-day (or morning, or night) snack. They’re versatile. While good alone, they also make a light, crunchy add-on to a lot of favorite foods. They taste amazing chopped up in some yogurt and granola, or on top of ice cream or tossed into oatmeal. Not only are these filling—just a small handful staves away late-afternoon cravings—but they’re also incredibly satisfying. They have a tiny bit of sea salt sprinkled on them, so the sweet-salty taste gives the same satisfaction that chocolate covered pretzels do.
The best chocolate cake is not at your local bakery. You can find it in a carton of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Chocolate Sheet Cake Ice Cream arrives in stores now. Chocolate Sheet Cake contains Blue Bell Milk Chocolate Ice Cream combined with delicious chocolate sheet cake pieces, chopped pecans and a chocolate icing swirl. “A sheet cake is simple, but so delicious,” said Sara Schramm, marketing brand manager for Blue Bell. “It is the perfect cake to combine with our Milk Chocolate Ice Cream. Sprinkle in pecans, add a swirl of chocolate icing and you have one great-tasting new flavor.” In Texas, the home state of Blue Bell Ice Cream, a chocolate sheet cake is often referred to as a Texas Sheet Cake. “No one knows exactly why we have our own name for the cake in Texas,” Schramm said. “Some say it is because the cake is baked in a pan that is larger than normal, and well, we often say everything is bigger in Texas. You will notice on our Chocolate Sheet Cake cartons, just below the flavor description, we have added, “Inspired by a favorite Texas dessert”!” Chocolate Sheet Cake is available in the half gallon and pint sizes for a limited time.
If you can’t get enough of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’re in luck. Mega fans of the classic candy can now customize the treats by cramming tasty add-ins into a massive one-pound version. Reese’s Stuff Your Cup, a new seasonal experience at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Pennsylvania, lets guests cram a giant peanut butter cup with more goodies. (Hershey’s Chocolate World)
This 6-inch chocolate cake is completely vegan and made with a handful of ingredients: oat milk, dark chocolate, vanilla paste, applesauce, flour, plant-based butter, sugar and salt. Pro tip: serve it with raspberry compote or fresh raspberries for a nice zing to balance the rich chocolate flavor. Buy it plantanationwide.com for $20.
Choose from a dozen different flavors to build your 4-pack of mini 4-inch pies, with chocolatey options including Petee’s signature Salty Chocolate Chess Chocolate and Coconut Chess. If you’re having trouble narrowing it down to just four flavors, they’re also selling 8- and 12-packs. Buy it, here, for $49 for a 4-pack.
The babka from Breads Bakery in New York City is legendary, and for good reason. They bake them all day, every day, using French cultured butter, Nutella and Belgian dark chocolate chips. These are shipped via Goldbelly just a few hours after they’re taken out of the oven, so that they arrive fresh. This 3-pack ensures you’ll have enough to gift at the family brunch and save one for yourself. Buy it, here, for $49.95 for a 3-pack.