Visitors to the Vancouver-based chocolatier’s booth sampled its new Dark Milk Chocolate Toffee, Almond & Sea Salt Snaps and the recently introduced Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups.
Fitting with the trend at this year’s Expo, the new Chocxo’s new lines deliver what consumers demand: “better-for-you organic chocolate that is truly indulgent and lower in sugar without any artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols”.
Speaking to ConfectioneryNews from the floor of Sweets & Snacks, Peter Higgins, President of Chocxo and Chewters Chocolates, said: "People are on a 'sugar budget' - it's a long-term trend. It's not net-zero sugar but consumers are conscious of the amount they are having."
The new Chocxo Snaps feature a unique, rich dark milk chocolate, made from a combination of 85% cacao dark chocolate blended with creamy milk chocolate, creating the perfect 69% cacao chocolate with rich cocoa and creamy caramel notes that matches perfectly with the sweet, crunchy toffee bits, diced almonds, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
One square mini bar has just 80 calories and 3g of sugar, and is certified organic, Gluten-Free and Kosher, making it a perfectly-portioned, lower sugar, chocolate indulgence for all consumers to enjoy.
“Consumers are looking to reduce sugar intake and prefer chocolate that is both organic and naturally lower in sugar, without artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols. Our new Dark Milk Chocolate Toffee, Almond & Sea Salt Snaps are a truly indulgent better-for-you chocolate innovation that meets these consumer needs,” said Higgins.
“Chocxo is committed to leading in better-for-you chocolate innovation fuelled by the passion and expertise of our chocolatiers.”
The company also announced it has partnered with rePurpose Global, the world’s leading Plastic Action Platform, to fund the recovery of as much nature-bound plastic waste as it uses in the making and packaging of its products and to become Certified Plastic Neutral.
Higgins said Chocxo’s commitment makes possible the removal of approximately 20,000 pounds of plastic waste each year, the equivalent of over half a million plastic bottles, that would otherwise end up polluting the natural environment.
“This action on plastic waste by Chocxo is part of a wider plastic action strategy by the brand that includes plastic waste reduction while on its path to 100% recyclability and compostability.”
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