Kopper’s Chocolate launches fair trade product line ‘On The Rocks Chocolates’

By Anthony Myers

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Kopper's 'On The Rocks' and Fair Trade certified. Pic: Koppers Chocolates
Kopper's 'On The Rocks' and Fair Trade certified. Pic: Koppers Chocolates

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80-year-old company raises its ethical standards with new range of popular adult-beverage cordials.

Kopper’s Chocolate launched a new ‘On The Rocks’ line this week at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, beginning a partnership with Fair Trade USA.

The company, established 80 years ago and a world leader in artisan chocolates and specialty confections, described its new product as ’An Inspired Indulgence’.


On the Rocks Chocolate is handcrafted with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and each 64 dark chocolate cordial is crafted after ‘a favorite adult beverage’:

Moscow Mule – Dark chocolate cordials boldly rolled with a spicy mix of sugar, ginger and mint and a vodka flavored center.

Cold Brew Coffee – Dark chocolate cordials energetically rolled with crushed espresso beans and a cold-brew coffee flavored center.

Barrel Aged Bourbon – Dark chocolate cordials decadently dusted with delicious rich cocoa and a barrel-aged bourbon flavored center.

Strawberry Margarita – Salted lime infused dark chocolate cordials tantalizingly dusted with smooth strawberry powder and a tequila flavored center.

Top seller

Kopper’s traditional cordials are truly special, surprising and delicious. They have been a top seller in our collection for decades​,” said Deborah Holt, general manager of Kopper’s Chocolate. “Crafting modern flavor offerings and supporting the Fair Trade initiative seemed like a natural innovation for Kopper’s and as a result we created On the Rocks Chocolate.​”

The new addition was crafted in the summer of 2018, as a nod to the classic Kopper’s alcohol flavor-filled cordials created over 40 years ago and found in candy shops from New York to California.

On The Rocks is the perfect way to kick off our partnership with Fair Trade USA​,” said Holt. “Embracing the Fair Trade values honors an 80-year-old commitment of craft and sourcing quality ingredients, while empowering our partners every step of the way​.”

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Question about your Koppers Chocolate description

Posted by John,

How is it that this Multi million dollar manufacturer can call their chocolates “artisan”?

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