Feb 2015 Market Feature

confections


of affection…

Is it possible the masses have been right all along–that chocolate is the best way to celebrate the day associated with love and hearts? Even the Mayo Clinic reports that the active ingredients in chocolate appear to reduce certain risk factors associated with heart disease. And while that health mecca is quick to add that the facts aren’t all in yet, we suggest taking home some of the data we’ve collected here to do your own Valentine’s Day research!


Feb Urban ChocolateUrban Moonshine’s Chocolate Love Tonic is formulated for pure aphrodisiacal power! Using herbs, spices, chocolate and honey to soothe and support the circulatory system, Chocolate Love Tonic is the undeniable choice for healthy libido.


Feb RawmioRawmio elevates the hand-crafted chocolate category with their signature base of rich, gourmet, stone ground raw chocolate and trail-worthy twists on classic flavor combinations. Look for their coconut sugar-sweetened cakes and barks.


Feb Hum White ChocHummingbird Wholesale imports extraordinary White Chocolate Chunks in bulk. Made by a second-generation family-owned company in Italy, they are perfectly sized for cookies, melting or straight from your hand.


Feb Tea RoomChocolatier Heinz Rimann and the The Tea Room Production Staff share their vision for flavor with a steadfast commitment to producing fine quality, unique flavor infusions for chocolate lovers world-wide.


Feb Choc BrandyFinn River and Theo Chocolate have teamed up to create Pear Wine with Apple Brandy and Cacao. Enjoy the soirée of fruity and bittersweet with pear, apple, and Congolese cacao.


Feb Choc StoutBison Brewing Chocolate Stout has been described as “Barry White’s voice in a bottle”. A rich, dry beer that shines in the world of stouts, with notes of espresso and Peruvian Cacao. Try as a marinade or ice cream topping.


Feb TheoA Seattle success story, Theo Chocolates are the first North American producers of “bean-to-bar” organic, fair trade, and non-GMO chocolate bars. Theo rules the PNW.


Feb TazaAn organic cacao that shouts loud and proud, Taza Chocolate stone grinds cacao beans into bold flavor and texture, unlike any chocolate you’ve ever tasted. Try their hot drink mixes, Chocolate Mexicano!


Feb Theo WineCan you think of a better match than chocolate and wine? Theo’s red wine and chocolate pairing kit includes four different bars and fun tasting instructions. One kit is enough for six people, so gather your favorite reds and friends.