From kale to avocado, the world is full of health trends, and everyone is always jumping on the bandwagon of a new craze. But while fashions come and go, our love of chocolate remains the same. Today, Iâ€™m looking at some innovative brands that have cleverly created healthy chocolates. By combining our favourite sweet treat with new recipes and ideas, these brands have fashioned products that are perfect for the current market.
Introducing some high-quality, healthy sweet treats to your store is a fantastic way to bring in new customers, as well as offering your regulars a chance to try out something new.
We all know that sugar, which is found in most chocolates, can go straight from the lips to the hips! Balance has addressed this problem in its delicious bars by using Stevia, a well-known natural sweetener, to replace sugar.
Balanceâ€™s smallest bars are a practical size: theyâ€™re easily slipped into pockets and handbags for an on-the-go treat. At only 35 grams, they are perfect for fulfilling that mid-afternoon sugar craving, and come in a yummy range of flavours, including orange, blueberry and mocha.
For those who require lactose- and gluten- free options, Balance also have products that are free from dairy and gluten. Everybody will be happy!
For me, the stunning range of flavours and textures available at Meybona is thrilling. How does white chocolate thatâ€™s sprinkled with pistachios and coffee beans sound? Or perhaps youâ€™d prefer an intriguing dark chocolate topped with dried strawberries and pepper? Other flavour options include cocoa nibs and waffle pieces, as well as raspberry and lemon. These treats look and taste great, serving as a flavourful addition to any confectionery store.
Rather than being packed with soya lecithin, Meybonaâ€™s healthy chocolates are made with all-natural cocoa butter. Soya lecithin is a potentially harmful additive, which is often used as an emulsifier in chocolaty products.
enJoy focuses on the raw ingredient of cacao, bypassing refined sugars and dairy to create bold, healthy chocolates that are 100% organic. Each dark bar contains premium, organic ingredients, and is sweetened with organic coconut blossom sugar.
enJoyâ€™s bars only use Criollo cacao beans, which are sourced from Peru and are known as the â€œQueen of Cacaoâ€. Throughout the chocolate-making process, the beans remain raw, meaning that they hold on to lots of lovely nutrients. enJoyâ€™s flavours, such as orange, are created with natural oils.
These bars are great for people with intolerances and allergies, as they are gluten-, dairy- and soya-free. However, the raw dark chocolate also has a deep flavour that all true confectionery-lovers will adore. Recommend the Mild 65% Dark Raw Bar to novices, as this treat has a slightly less intense taste, but still retains a great texture.
Itâ€™s truly exciting that there are healthy chocolates available that enable your customers to enjoy the rich flavours they crave without compromising on their health goals.
Angelina Moufftard works for hf Chocolates, established wholesale confectionery suppliers with decades of experience supplying sweets and high-end chocolates to retailers across the UK. Whether you're looking for a new brands to stock or need advice on the best healthy chocolates, you can rely on her expert advice. Working with the most dedicated suppliers from all over Europe, hf Chocolates' great tasting and beautifully packaged products add panache to any sweet display.
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