Blissful chocolate

The Company: The Hershey Company, Hershey, Pa.
The Product: Bliss Chocolate
The Hook: Hershey’s celebrated the introduction of its bite-sized Bliss Chocolate by hosting 10,000 chocolate parties all over the country during the weekend of April 25. The chocolates come in milk chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate meltaway and are designed to fit the form of the mouth so that the chocolate can melt evenly. “The world’s most indulgent chocolate” is available in grocery, mass and drug stores nationwide.
Ingredients: (Milk Chocolate) Sugar; cocoa butter; chocolate; nonfat milk; milk fat; cocoa processed with alkali; lactose; soy lecithin; vanillin; artificial flavor.
S.R.P.: $3.99 for a 9.6 oz. bag.

Not just wonderful chocolate…

The Company: Bartons Confectioners, Allentown, Pa.
The Product: Exquisite Chocolate
The Hook: Barton’s has launched its new line of Exquisite chocolates in three varieties: 3.5 oz. Chocotini bars-martini flavors infused chocolate bars- (milk chocolate pomegranate, 60% dark chocolate black raspberry, milk chocolate strawberry lemonade and dark chocolate mint mojito), 3.5 oz. Exquisite bars (milk chocolate caramel, milk chocolate almond raspberry fusion, solid milk and 60% solid dark chocolate) and 5.1 oz. Exquisite Gable boxes (milk chocolate caramel squares, dark chocolate raspberry truffles and dark chocolate pomegranate truffles). These mouth-watering treats offer a variety of textures and flavors to suit the taste of any consumer.
Ingredients: (Dark Chocolate 60% Black Raspberry Chocotini Bar) Dark Chocolate (chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin- an emulsifier, vanilla), natural and artificial flavors. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts/nuts, wheat, milk, and egg products. May contain traces of milk, egg, wheat, and/or nuts including peanuts.
S.R.P.: $2.99 and under for a Chocotini bar, $2.49 and under for an Exquisite bar, $3.99 and under for a Gable box.

Dark chocolate with Omega-3

The Company: Maramor Chocolates, Columbus, Ohio
The Product: Dark Chocolate Squares with Omega-3
The Hook: Maramor Chocolates has launched healthy dark chocolate squares with antioxidants, 70% cocoa and Omega-3. Studies have shown that Omega-3 improves mood, heart health, joint problems and other inflammation problems. Dark chocolate and Omega-3 mix well because the chocolate allows bodies to more easily absorb the Omega-3. Two squares of the chocolate provide over 100% of the recommended daily dose of Omega-3.
Ingredients: Dark Chocolate: (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor processed with alkali, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), vanilla, salt, and artificial flavor added) Omega-3 Refined Fish Oil (anchovy and sardine), fish gelatin (tilapia), sodium polyphosphate, Sodium ascorbate, canola oil, natural flavor, tocopherols, sunflower oil, citric acid.
S.R.P.: $14.99 for a box.

'Hot' chocolate

The Company: Cabaret Foods, Oakland, Calif.
The Product: Brewed Chocolate
The Hook: Cabaret Foods has introduced an alternative to coffee, tea, or even a glass of wine. Brewed Chocolate combines whole, un-husked, raw cocoa beans with organic evaporated cane juice and hot water. According to Cabaret, around 60% of people who tried the product reported feeling energized, relaxed, or happier while 40% did not feel any effects. One serving of the beverage contains 24 calories, 4 grams of sugar and less than half a gram of fat.
Ingredients: Water-brewed whole cocoa beans (cacao), organic evaporated cane juice
S.R.P.: $17.95 for a jar.

Caffeinated to the extreme

The Company: Jelly Belly, Fairfield, Calif.
The Product: Extreme Sport Beans
The Hook: Jelly Belly has expanded on its Sport Beans line with Extreme Sport Beans containing 50 mg of caffeine per serving (about equal to the caffeine in a half cup of coffee), 25 grams of carbohydrates for fuel, electrolytes and vitamins. The energizing jelly beans come in cherry and watermelon flavors.
Ingredients: Sugar, corn syrup. Contains 2% or less of natural flavor, thiamine, hydrochloride, riboflavin, niacinamide, ascorbic acid, citric acid, citrus pectin, potassium citrate, sodium citrate, sodium lactate, yellow 5, blue 1, beeswax, carnauba wax, confectioners glaze, salt, caffeine.
S.R.P.: 99¢-$1.09 for a 1-oz. bag

Skinny chocolate

The Company: Tom and Sally’s Handmade Chocolates, Brattleboro, Vt.
The Product: Organic Skinny Bars, Lifestyle Chocolates
The Hook: Tom and Sally’s Handmade Chocolates has launched a new line of 100% Organic Skinny Bars. The single-serving bars are just one square wide, which makes them easy to eat. Each bar contains Belgian 100% organic dark chocolate in six flavors: 66% dark chocolate infused with raspberry, 78% dark chocolate infused with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee, 66% dark chocolate infused with ginger root, 78% dark chocolate, 78% dark chocolate infused with peppermint leaves and 78% dark chocolate infused with acai berry. Additionally, Tom and Sally’s has expanded on its all-natural Lifestyle Chocolates line with three new flavors: Savory Pistachios in French 58% dark chocolate dusted with raw sugar and hickory smoked sea salt, Sweet Strawberries in Belgian 73% dark chocolate dusted with sweet cocoa powder and Tangy Blueberries in French 58% dark chocolate dusted with confectioners sugar and lemon juice powder.
Ingredients: (78% Dark Chocolate Skinny Bar) cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa powder, cocoa butter. Manufactured in a plant, which processes milk, eggs, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, soybeans.
S.R.P.: $2.29-$2.99 for a bar.