Almost everyone has one—that little voice inside his or her head, or in this case, mouth.
The satisfying sweet taste of a candy bar, truffle or anything including chocolate is tough to resist, and Americans are looking at more ways to eat candy without the crash.
Eating products that contain all-natural sweeteners, such as honey, is a great way to beat the craving without feeling the guilt. Another hot trend swaying consumers are smaller bite-sized treats. According to CandyIndustry.com, bite-size treats encourage portion control, and consumers want a big taste in a small package. With that, they can experiment with different flavor varieties and feel satisfied instead of overfilled.
Confectioners innovating with flavor and product size were a hit at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. Not only is honey an ideal sweetener, but ConfectionaryNews.com reports that specific combinations with berries and dark chocolate were top trends on the show floor.
One bite-sized bar that blends honey, cherries and dark chocolate is Sanders’ Fine Chocolates Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bar. The bars are split into bite-sized pieces and also include coconut and cinnamon.
Another product, Bees & Beans’ candy bars, include local honey, dark chocolate, raspberries and blueberries. All of the company’s products are hand made and packaged in eco-friendly, biodegradable wrappers.