Herza Schokolade releases new organic range with coconut flower sugar
When foods need to be “free from,” sugar is often the focus. More and more, consumers are choosing products that do not contain household sugar, be they fitness foods like muesli or treats like ice cream, desserts, snacks or baked goods.
People want alternative sweeteners, ideally from natural sources, like coconut flower sugar. Also known as palm sugar, this natural sweetener is derived from the flowers of the coconut palm and is popular with consumers. With its malty, caramel-like flavour, it harmonises perfectly with chocolate, according to Herza Schokolade, which has released its new “Inspired by nature” organic product line. The chocolate pieces in eight flavour compositions show how varied the combination of chocolate and coconut flower sugar can be, says the company.
The product line focuses on chocolate pieces with diverse fruit components, like creamy milk chocolate with banana flakes that give a crunch effect in the mouth. The dark chocolate leaves with sour cherry powder are an unusual combination, with the powder giving the full-flavoured chocolate a tart fruity note. A perfect addition for ice cream and snack mixes, the company says, are its chopped dark chocolate pieces with fruity raspberry pieces and vanilla. Herza says its dark chocolate cubes with light ginger notes and a hint of lemon are a real innovation in chocolate pieces. Another new item is the dark chocolate leaves with their robust cocoa note, refreshing orange oil and crunchy cocoa cores. The new creamy milk chocolate chips provide a nice contrast, according to Herza, with coffee and cardamon for a flavour explosion from 1001 Nights.