July 2011/Prepared Foods -- Thompson Brands LLC, long known for its private-label chocolate novelties, introduced a pair of its own brand of novel novelties at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo. One was described as a “fashion-forward presentation” of its Thompson Chocolate, all-natural, foil-wrapped treats in brown and white polka-dotted gift boxes.

The company is also debuting Adora, which it describes as “the first calcium and vitamin D supplement in all-natural chocolate.” Each 30-calorie piece purportedly delivers up to 50% of the daily value of calcium, plus vitamin D3 and magnesium. pf