HERZA Schokolade unveils latest organic chocolate pieces
Coconut with Coconut Sugar and Coconut Flakes on wooden Background; Shutterstock ID 1339385915; purchase_order: HZ Inspired by nature range
German-based HERZA Schokolade has released its latest “Inspired by nature” organic chocolate pieces in response to growing global demand for natural ingredients, reports Neill Barston.
As the business explains, consumers are notably opting for products that are either reduced sugar or have natural sweeteners, such as fitness foods like muesli or treats like ice cream, desserts, snacks or baked goods.
Shoppers are demanding alternative sweeteners, ideally from sources such as 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 the company, its latest product series focuses on chocolate pieces with very diverse fruit components, such as 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.
For ice cream and snack mixes, chopped dark chocolate pieces with fruity raspberry pieces and vanilla are said to be a strong combination.
The dark chocolate cubes with light ginger notes and a hint of lemon are considered a notable innovation in chocolate pieces. Another new item is its dark chocolate leaves with their robust cocoa note, refreshing orange oil and crunchy cocoa cores.
The new creamy milk chocolate chips are a nice contrast, with coffee and cardamon for a distinctive flavour.