Archive for June, 2014

A Sweet Place’s Honey Hops
Thursday, June 26th, 2014

This milk chocolate truffle, called Honey Hops, contains cascade beer hops and is sweetened with honey.

The unique truffle provides a taste for those who dare for something different, according to A Sweet Place.

Sweets are a family affair with a long history, therefore A Sweet Place is a family-owned and operated business, founded by Bev Hilaire. It is Hilaire’s hope that the company grows closer to its local customers through excellent service and civic involvement. It offers a large selection of candy, gourmet chocolate and confections and baked goods.

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Zorba’s Raw Chocolates Rose Melt Away
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Creamy, smooth, honey-sweetened dark chocolate is infused with essential oil of rose and wrapped in dark chocolate then topped with seat salt. These ingredients make the Rose Melt Away truffle by Zorba’s Raw Chocolates.  

Todd and Rebecca Bjornson founded Zorba’s Raw Chocolates in 2008 in Ashland, Ore. The company specializes in handcrafted raw dark chocolate super food truffles and bars, with the intention of helping to support the local community.

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Candy Named Most Popular Snack in America
Friday, June 13th, 2014

Consumers have made a sweet choice—they love candy. According to food industry market research company Technomic, candy is the most popular snack in America.

More than 1,500 Americans were polled in Technomic’s study, and 71% of those asked answered “candy” when asked what traditional snacks they purchased occasionally. The term “snack” and which foods fit into the category is broadening, with more consumers snacking throughout the day more than ever before. Even though people eating snacks as total meal replacements is on the rise, nearly half of the survey respondents still choose in between meals as their prime time to snack. Candy is the perfect choice for this time of day.

Half of those polled also said that nutrition is important when choosing a snack, therefore finding a wholesome candy option is key. Using a sweetener such as honey in a product can make a candy item that is much more appealing to the snacking community. There is a higher interest in natural sweeteners than ever before. In fact, from 2008 to 2013, products launched with an all-natural claim in the confectionary segment rose 8% to12%.

Beekind is a contributor to the new product launches with its Honey Chocolate Truffles. The mixed truffles are sweetened with honey and contain dark chocolate, and nuts. Beekind is based in Sebastopol, Calif.

Droga Chocolates Nutty Puddles are a recent addition to the company’s line, and they feature wildflower honey and whole California roasted almonds. Topped with signature honey caramel and premium dark chocolate, they make a great snack to cure afternoon cravings.

Fundamental Chocolate is the latest candy snack from Donna & Company inspired by the Paleolithic diet. Made with honey, organic cocoa butter and organic cacao, the bite-sized portions come with guilt-free toppings like Omega-rich nuts and fruits.

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