January 3, 2008

Chocolate Trends from 2007

As 2007 draws to a close, ConfectioneryNews.com takes a look at some of the trends that dominated the chocolate industry this year.

Trend #1: Healthy confectionery and functional ingredients
Lots of manufacturers have added functional "healthy" ingredients, our favorite being from Mars,
CocoaVia Chocolate Snack Bars- CocoaVia contains heart healthy Vitamins B6, B12, Folic Acid, Antioxidants C and E, and is an excellent source of Calcium.

Trend #2: Luxury and premium chocolates
But let's not let this healthy thing get out of hand...there's plenty of super-rich, super-yummy chocolate out there as well this year. One of our favorites is a classic, Godiva Chocolates.

Trend #3: Ethical chocolate
This means Fair Trade chocolate. One really quality piece of fair trade chocolate is the Theo Dark Chocolate Bar - Fair Trade Chocolate from Ghana.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at January 3, 2008 9:57 PM
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