Phenolaeis, supplier of sustainable palm fruit extract, has created a functional dark chocolate with added wellness benefits and a clean taste with less bitterness. 

Available for white labeling, the functional chocolate with 72% cacao can serve formulators who want greater polyphenolic content. Short runs of 40- to 80-gram bars of dark and  milk chocolate are now available for companies to test consumer appeal for themselves.  

Palm fruit extract is derived from the oil palm fruit using solvent-free, minimally processed handling. This water-soluble, non-GMO plant complex is composed of at least five natural polyphenols, fibers, carbohydrates and protein. Its soluble fiber is a carrier of various bioactive components. 

Research has shown that palm fruit extract can activate antioxidant pathways and has the potential to improve wellness. Antioxidant pathways are known to support the immune system, as well as cardiovascular and cognitive health.

After 15 years in development, palm fruit extract is now sustainably produced in Mexico using production methods that respect the environment, wildlife and people. It is fully traceable from soil to final product. 

Phenolaeis is investing in applications research related to the synergies between palm fruit extract and various cacaos to deliver great taste. Palm fruit extract can easily be incorporated into multiple types of chocolate delivery systems and finished applications ranging from chocolate-coated healthy grain or protein bars to RTD beverages. 

Phenolaeis can help developers test its new functional chocolate with reasonable MOQ runs and test custom formulas.