Raw chocolate ingredients supplier CHOC Chick has introduced Blissful Blends, a range of raw cacao chocolate powders.
The unique blends of raw cacao and natural spices are available in two initial varieties: Heart Warming Cinnamon and Marvellous Mandarin.
The powders can be used to create hot chocolate drinks, smoothies and shakes and are free from dairy, gluten, sugar and additives.
“Healthy and free-from options are growing trends, but customers still want variety and comfort,” explains Galia Orme, founder of CHOC Chick. “More and more people are choosing hot chocolate over coffee or tea. And, as their hot chocolate consumption increases, so too does their demand for more varieties and flavour combinations.”
The products will initially be exclusive to Holland & Barrett but will then be rolled out to independents. Lucille Tichivangana, hot drinks category manager at Holland & Barrett, said: “We are very excited to be launching the CHOC Chick Blissful Blends range exclusively in Holland & Barrett. We can’t wait for our customers try these innovative hot chocolate products”
Each pouch provides enough of the blend for consumers to embark on the ‘20-day CHOC Crave Challenge’. By mixing a teaspoon of Blissful Blend with hot water in a small espresso cup and enjoying ten minutes before a meal, the company says that customers can raise energy levels, help keep chocolate cravings away and reduce appetite.
“Alongside the launch of Blissful Blends, we can’t wait to get customers involved with the CHOC Crave Challenge!” adds Orme. “It is such a simple way to see fantastic results that have such a positive impact on so many different aspects of our lives.”