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Divine Chocolate
Divine Chocolate

The latest bites of news from the natural and organic products industry

Three of Divine Chocolate’s best-selling variants are hitting the shelves of Co-op stores in time for International Cooperative Day on 4 July: Dark Raspberry, Toffee & Sea Salt and Gin & Tonic will be available in 90g sharing bars. The brand’s baking bundle is also now available for delivery from Divine online.

Matcha and Beyond has launched an e-commerce site, where consumers can buy the brand’s matcha powder and other essentials for making matcha at home.

British Sparkling Water start-up Dash Water has secured expansion into the US soft drinks market through a strategic partnership and distribution deal with tech-enabled beverage distributor, Iris Nova.

In a bid to make plant-based food more mainstream, THIS plant-based chicken and bacon has launched into Tesco’s meat aisle in 744 of the supermarket giant’s stores.

London-based CBD brand Love Hemp says it’s experienced a surge in online sales during the global COVID-19 pandemic, having achieved a 107% increase in online sales from January to May 2020. It has also welcomed Dr Amanda McKinney and Dr Andrea Holmes to its Scientific Advisory Board.

Organic Apoteke has launched an Eco Travel Yog Mat in natural cork and rubber. The mat is biodegradable, sustainability sourced, antimicrobial and odour resistant.

Australian plant-based brand Nutty Bruce has partnered with M&S Food to make its Activated Almond M*lk and Activated Almond & Oat M*lk available nationwide in the UK for the first time.

Suffolk-based kombucha brand L.A Brewery has launched a new Sparkling English Rose variant in a 750ml glass bottle format. The kombucha blends White Monkey and Assam teas and infused with aromatic organic white rose petals from Devon.

Rhythm 108’s latest organic, vegan offer is M’lk & Hazelnut Truffle Bar filled with a creamy hazelnut praline and coated in velvety Swiss Chocolate.

Start-up brand Doña Sofía has launched what it says is the UK’s first CBD-infused ready to drink cocktail: a 5% ABV Gin & Tonic infused with 10mg of CBD. The company will be launching two more – Spiced Rum & Cola and Vodka & Lime – before the end of 2020.

Natural mosquito repellent brand incognito has just relaunched its Luxury Soap with new 100% plastic-free packaging.