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  • Searching for better-for-you, yet indulgent, chocolate ingredients

    Searching for better-for-you, yet indulgent, chocolate ingredients

    Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

    Throughout the pandemic, consumers gravitated to chocolate to help provide both indulgence and comfort. As we begin to emerge, consumers have a heightened interest in their health and wellbeing with an increased demand for organic, fair trade and non-GMO products. In this article, Cathy Fichtner, category manager, organic cocoa and chocolate, highlights Agostoni Organic Dark Chocolate Chips, describing them as having "a rich mouthfeel from the organic cocoa butter" and a "deep/fruity flavor from the dark chocolate and coconut sugar that sweetens the chips."

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  • Winter White Chocolate Delight

    White Hot Chocolate

    Winter conjures up visions of steaming hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream, but like a snow globe how about shaking it up this year and making it with white chocolate? Are memories of past experiences with white chocolate making you hesitate? It’s likely that what you recall as “white chocolate” was actually a compound coating...

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  • Fair Sourcing & Impact on Cocoa Growers

    Fair Trade Chocolate This Fair Trade Month (October) we’re celebrating social and economic sustainability, especially in companies that embrace ethical practices beyond certification. One of these companies is Agostoni, our sourcing partner for premium organic and non-GMO chocolate and cocoa ingredients...

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  • Ethical Chocolate & Direct Trade Sourcing

    Organic Chocolate With media attention and lawsuits over child and slave labor in West Africa, consumers are looking for ethical chocolate options. Don’t lose your most conscious consumers by using chocolate ingredients with uncertain sourcing! When transparency and authenticity are key in reaching and keeping new customers, a strong sourcing story could mean the difference between your brand and a competitor’s...

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