SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Theo Chocolate, an award-winning organic, fair trade bean-to-bar chocolate maker, is launching a new line of nutritious and delicious snacks, Theo Chocolate Clusters, designed to offer consumers a healthier chocolate-based snacking alternative. Each bite-size Cluster combines dark chocolate with whole-food ingredients and a minimum of 50 milligrams of cocoa flavanols per serving. Theo Chocolate Clusters are specially formulated with Theo’s own proprietary flavanol-rich cocoa extract and are an excellent source of fiber and iron.
While dark chocolate is widely known to be good for you, not all chocolate products are created equal. Cocoa flavanols, the unique phytonutrients found naturally in the cocoa bean, unlock the true promise of chocolate by supporting healthy blood flow, which is important to cognitive, skin, and cardiovascular health. Most consumers are unaware that the flavanol content in chocolate products is unregulated. In fact, studies show that the percentage of dark chocolate does not necessarily correlate with flavanol content. Theo ensures that each serving of Chocolate Clusters contains a minimum of 50 mg of cocoa flavanols, helping consumers experience the functional health benefits of flavanols in a tasty, convenient treat.
Theo Chocolate Clusters feature a combination of crispy quinoa, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and cocoa flavanols in three trending flavors:
- Salted Almond: Almonds, dates, and chia seeds with a touch of Himalayan pink sea salt
- Turmeric Coconut: Ground turmeric and coconut with puffed sorghum
- Lemon Hemp: Hemp seeds and puffed sorghum with lemon essential oil
“We know that in today’s world 92% of consumers are snacking during the day, and we created Theo Chocolate Clusters to achieve that perfect sweet-spot, where you can have a satisfying treat without ingesting empty calories. They deliver an irresistible crunch, nutrient dense ingredients, and cocoa flavanols,” said Debra Music, Theo Chocolate Chief Marketing Officer. “We are really excited to offer innovative products that embody the value we place on the health of people and planet.”
Theo Chocolate Clusters are available for purchase today at the web shop and starting this weekend, September 24th, in Theo’s factory store, at a suggested retail price of $5.99. Distribution will expand to national retailers in January 2017. Theo Chocolate Clusters come in a slim, resealable pouch, perfectly sized to tuck easily into a purse, backpack or desk drawer, so you can enjoy a satisfying snack and keep the rest fresh for later. Theo Clusters are organic, fair trade and non-GMO project verified, vegan, gluten free, soy free, and kosher, making them a delicious option for a range of diets.
ABOUT THEO CHOCOLATE
Since 2006, Theo Chocolate has been committed to responsibly sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality chocolate in the world. As the first bean-to-bar maker of Organic, Fair Trade, Fair for Life, and Non-GMO certified chocolate in North America, Theo is creating delicious products while working to improve livelihoods and protect the environment in farm and factory communities alike. To learn more about how the company puts its passion into practice, visit theochocolate.com. For daily news and events, find Theo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.