Alter Eco Enters Snacking Category with Coconut Clusters Launch at Natural Products Expo East 2017
Sustainable Food Maker Adds Enlightened Indulgence to Organic and Fair Trade Product Line
San Francisco, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2017 – Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to a whole new level, is entering the snacking category with the launch of Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters. A decadent combination of salty-sweet ribbons of toasted coconut and Alter Eco’s signature rich 70 percent Ecuadorian chocolate, Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters aim to give snackers an explosive experience of taste and texture while delivering superior ingredients conscious foodies love. Attendees are invited to join the Alter Eco family in satiating their senses at booth #759.
“Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters mark an exciting milestone for Alter Eco as we enter this new space and expand beyond our well-known line of classic chocolate bars and decadent premium truffles,” said Edouard Rollet, co-CEO and co-founder at Alter Eco. “But beyond expansion, our goal is to redefine the snacking space and create a future-forward category – one that is filled with next-level indulgences crafted with sustainable, superior ingredients and mind-blowingly delicious flavor. It’s an exciting venture and we can’t wait for retailers and buyers to experience Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters for the first time at Expo East.”
Packed in a unique recyclable pouch, Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters are a vegan and paleo-friendly snack made with premium ingredients ranging from coconut oil to organic dark chocolate, so everyone can spoil their taste buds without the guilt. Light, crisp, toasted coconut flakes that are sustainably harvested are baked into clusters before being drizzled with a thick layer of deep, dark 70 percent Ecuadorian chocolate and sprinkled with hand-harvested French sea salt. The next-level snacks join Alter Eco’s existing portfolio of decadent dark chocolate bars and truffles, and are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free. Flavor details include:
- Original (five grams of sugar) – these crispy clusters are an addicting sweet-and-salty combo sprinkled with the perfect ratio of sea salt and a thick layer dark chocolate.
- Seeds + Salt (five grams of sugar) – a textured, dark chocolate treat baked with roasty-toasty crisp pumpkin and sunflower seeds, these coconut clusters offer a sweet bite with an edge.
- Cherry + Almond Butter (six grams of sugar) – tangy-sweet cherries and dollops of creamy almond butter are united for a magically decadent snack.
Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters will be available online and begin hitting store shelves in December 2017 with a retail price of $4.79/3.2 ounce pouch. The brand’s existing products are available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information or to purchase Alter Eco’s products online, please visit http://shop.alterecofoods.com/.
About Alter Eco®
Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to a whole new level. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Dark Salt & Malt Organic Chocolate). Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation and one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations, Alter Eco is dedicated to full-circle sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing of only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. These principals are entwined with Alter Eco’s commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in all its products. More information is available at www.alterecofoods.com. Follow Alter Eco via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.