Alter Eco Sweetens Sustainable Chocolate Portfolio with New Bars and Truffles Launching at 2017 Natural Products Expo West

Leader in Organic and Fair Trade Foods Unveils Four
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Flavors

®, pioneer of fair trade
and organic foods carefully crafted to entice the senses, is giving real
chocolate lovers a reason to rejoice with the launch of four new
flavors: Dark Salt & Malt, Dark Salted Almonds, Dark Super Blackout and
Dark Mint Truffles. The new dark chocolate varieties bars boast at least
70 percent cocoa, while the truffles contain 58 percent cocoa. All
chocolate varieties are made with the some of the world’s rarest and
highest quality single origin Ecuadorian cacao that’s roasted from the
inside out, and finished by expert Swiss chocolatiers to craft an
unforgettable taste experience. The new chocolates make their debut at
Natural Products Expo West at booth #3311.

“Now more than ever, shoppers are seeking food products that not only
taste amazing, but align with their core values,” said Edouard Rollet,
co-CEO and co-founder at Alter Eco. “Hand-crafted with the highest
quality ingredients, our exciting new dark chocolate flavors transport
shoppers on an adventure for the senses while giving them the purchasing
power to sustain our planet for years to come. Whether it be planting
trees to naturally sequester our carbon footprint or ensuring fair and
meaningful trade with our farmers, our chocolates are not only delicious
but environmentally and socially conscious.”

USDA Organic and Certified Fair Trade, Alter Eco’s new dark chocolates
stay true to the brand’s steadfast dedication to full-circle
sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain. In addition
to reforesting the land and ensuring fair farmer compensation, the bars
and truffles are wrapped in sustainable packaging – the chocolate bars
are wrapped in recyclable FSC certified paper and the truffles in
compostable wrappers made of eucalyptus and birch. Like all Alter Eco
chocolates, the new products are also Certified Gluten Free (excluding
Dark Salt & Malt), Non-GMO Project Verified, and free of soy,
emulsifiers and artificial flavors. Flavor details include:

  • Dark Salt & Malt – This malt-meets-salt bar is made with 70
    percent cocoa and is crafted with premium Fleur de Sel de Guérande sea
    salt that’s married with deep Ecuadorian chocolate – giving a novel
    take on a classic malt flavor, all with a crispy, yet smooth, texture.
  • Dark Salted Almonds – Made for chocoholics that are nuts for
    sea salt, this bar boasts roasty-toasty almonds, 70 percent cocoa,
    Ecuadorian chocolate and a sprinkle of Fleur de Sel de Guérande sea
    salt, all with a hint of Madagascar vanilla beans for a balanced bite.
  • Dark Super Blackout – If you love dark chocolate and the health
    benefits it boasts, you’ll love this bar at first bite! Made with
    Ecuadorian chocolate and a touch of Madagascar vanilla, the deep dark
    intensity of this 90 percent cocoa bar is met with a smooth, creamy
    texture that appeals to real, fearless chocolate lovers.
  • Dark Mint Truffles An irresistibly cool combination
    made with 58 percent Ecuadorian cocoa that encloses a silky-smooth,
    oh-so-minty center made with creamy milk, wholesome coconut oil and a
    mellowing touch of Madagascar vanilla.

Hitting retail shelves in April, the Dark Salt & Malt and Dark Salted
Almonds, along with the Dark Mint Truffles, retail for $3.99 and $7.99,
respectively. Dark Super Blackout will launch in May with a retail price
of $3.99.

Alter Eco products are available nationwide at major natural food
retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s,
Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information or to purchase Alter
Eco online, please visit

About Alter Eco

Alter Eco is a pioneer of fair trade and organic foods carefully crafted
to entice people’s senses. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified
Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project
Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Dark Salt & Malt Organic
Chocolate). Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation and one of
the first registered Public Benefit Corporations, Alter Eco is dedicated
to full-circle sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain
through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing
only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working
towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon
emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the
cooperatives that produce its crops. These principles are entwined with
Alter Eco’s commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in
all its products. More information is available at
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