Ashland, OR — New infused flavors of bite-size Gems and bars are debuting under the DAGOBA Organic Chocolate brand today. Owned by The Hershey Co., the company says the brand is known for offering unique flavor infusions and new to the line are 84% Cacao extra dark chocolate, 37% Cacao Ginger Lime milk chocolate, 74% Cacao Picante extra dark chocolate with Chilies & Nibs, and White Chocolate with Raspberry and Mint. According to the company, the products blend unique combinations of fruits, herbs and flowers into organic chocolate.
Gable-top paperboard packs hold Gems in a variety of both new and existing flavors, such as 59% Cacao Lavender Blueberry dark chocolate. The 4.2-ounce packs have a SRP range of $4.99 to $5.29. In addition, the new flavors are offered in 2.83-ounce bars with a SRP range of $3.49 to $3.99.
“DAGOBA Organic Chocolate has a long history of delighting our fans with unique and inspired flavor infusions. The latest additions to our portfolio embody the creativity that defines DAGOBA and the opportunities that are possible when blending some of the world’s finest cacao beans with high-quality, organic ingredients,” says Susie Picken Burch, senior brand manager. “One year after a limited release, we’re pleased to expand the availability of these four chocolate bars as well as our individually wrapped chocolate Gems, giving chocolate lovers across the country an opportunity to experience the unique complexities of flavor and feel good about every bite,” she adds.
In keeping with the company’s commitment to social responsibility and the environment, all of its chocolate is crafted from cacao beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified co-ops and blended with USDA certified organic ingredients. The products are also Non-GMO Project Verified and kosher certified, the company claims. DAGOBA has supported the One for All Cacao Project, a nonprofit fund locally investing in women’s self-empowerment initiatives to strengthen cacao communities by advancing the role of women in cocoa production and entrepreneurship in regions where cacao for its products is grown, since 2016. C&ST