Los Angeles-based, premium chocolatier Compartés, is making its first foray into the functional food space, with the release of an Organics range.
Established for over 70 years, the handcrafted chocolatier says it is including eight functional varieties: Superfood, Endurance, Pro-Power, Detox, Pure, Energy, Beauty, and Healing, with specific health benefits.
Jonathan Grahm, owner of Compartés, said: “Being in this business for my whole life and having daily interactions with our customers, I sensed a shift in the marketplace and felt a need to create something that would take into account our overall health and wellbeing, to be more sensitive to dietary restrictions, allergies, and food intolerances. I wanted to create a chocolate that didn’t just tick all the wellness boxes, but also offered something new.”
Grahm said it took over two years of research and recipe testing to perfect the formulas for Compartés Organics. He started in his home kitchen by blending raw ingredients together, combining chocolate with bits of cocoa butter, adding in a touch of organic unrefined coconut sugar to create a delicious dark chocolate flavor.
Compartés Organics are 100% plant-based chocolate bars made using only certified organic, vegan ingredients and the purest of cacao. They are paleo, gluten-free, soy-free, non-dairy, non-GMO, and made with no palm oil, cane sugar, emulsifiers, or refined sugar, the company claims.
“There are so-called healthy or vegan chocolates coming out, but they aren’t even organic, and that’s like quitting before you’ve started. If you are going to have a healthy chocolate, every single component must be extremely nutritious, organic and good for you,” Grahm said.
Compartés Organics is available online for shipping nationwide and in select retailers for $9.95, as well as a 4-piece gift set ($49.95) and an 8-piece gift set ($89.95).