Health and eco-minded chocolate lovers throughout the U.S. are flooded with an elegant array of organic chocolate bars at their local health food markets such as Whole Foods, Wegman’s, Gelson’s, Sprouts and Trader Joe’s. These same conscious living individuals are often avid food label readers to ensure that the items they are purchasing present an honest and clean list of ingredients. Many of the companies we work with have a goal to tidy-up their label and appeal to this clean living consumer audience. Offering clean label ingredients is a priority at Gillco and organic chocolate has become a key product we specialize in to help our customers reach their goal of creating healthier food products for their target consumers.
So What Exactly is Organic Chocolate?
While the answer to this question may be clear to some, there are others who are new to the organic ingredient journey and we’d like to a take a moment to clarify. We don’t want to oversimplify it but in short, the cacao beans used to create organic chocolate are free from the treatment of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers. From seed to harvest and the delicate process of creating the end product, true organic chocolate is free from these toxic chemicals. Organic chocolate is also minimally processed and, in most cases, created in a separate facility away from standard chocolate depending on the brand/company. The artisan process is taken into account with most organic chocolate making and thus the end result is a pure product that allows for clean, honest labeling.
How Can Organic Chocolate Benefit My Product?
Quite simply, the more organic ingredients present in your product, the better. From cookies to cakes, muffins, donut glazes, ice cream, energy bars, protein powders, and even savory mole sauces — if your goal is to appeal to chocolate-lovers who are health and eco-minded, organic chocolate will only further increase the awareness and sale of your product.
Could the use of organic chocolate as an ingredient be beneficial for your product? We’d love to discuss some solutions for this and other clean-label ingredient options. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to help. Contact us today.