With some 20 new organic chocolate creations, HERZA Schokolade is bringing a whole new excitement to muesli, snack mixes and ice cream.
In addition to the three trend varieties—including caramel, cheesecake and coffee—this specialist in small chocolate pieces also has special highlights like protein-rich chocolate leaves, fruity dark chocolate chips with raspberry, and chunks with hemp seeds. At this year’s BIOFACH in Nürnberg visitors to the HERZA booth 9-231 can let themselves be inspired by all the varieties.
Caramel in many facets
Caramel is one of today’s top flavors in many product categories. HERZA is addressing this trend with its new organic caramel product range. This includes Simply Caramel leaves of organic milk chocolate with creamy-milky caramel flavor, and Toffee Crunch milk chocolate chunks with coconut sugar and crunchy organic caramel pieces. The high cocoa butter content gives both a very creamy mouth feel. For an exciting contrast there are the flat Salty Caramel cubes of white caramel chocolate with sea salt.
Whether in cake, pralines, yogurt, ice cream or cereals, cheesecake flavor is featured in more and more categories. HERZA’s new white chocolate organic cheesecake range can be used for attractive new product ideas.
For example, the Simply Cheesecake leaves with yogurt and lemon oil provide fresh, fruity indulgence. The Strawberry Cheesecake double leaves are a visual and flavor highlight. They consist of two different layers of white chocolate, one refined with yogurt and lemon oil, the other with yogurt and strawberry powder. Wild blueberry pieces give the third new variety a striking purple color – the irregular Blueberry Cheesecake pieces with their special handmade character.
Coffee shop specialties as chocolate pieces
Coffee and chocolate are the perfect combination, and so HERZA is presenting favorite coffee shop classics in a new line of organic chocolate pieces.
-The Café Latte white and dark chocolate marbled squares contain mocha powder for a pleasantly milky coffee flavor.
-The Latte Macchiato double chips feature organic mocha chocolate covered in white chocolate, for an unusual two-color look.
-The new Caramel Macchiato double leaves are inspired by the coffee drink of the same name, but instead of frothed milk they have a layer of white caramel chocolate on dark mocha chocolate.
-The Frappé erythritol chocolate chunks with organic mocha paste offer sugar-reduced enjoyment. The erythritol sweetener gives these white chocolate pieces a cooling effect, almost like ice coffee.
-The Espresso chopped organic dark milk chocolate bits, by contrast, feature 70% cocoa content for a robust note, and are enriched with crunchy chopped coffee beans for a special flavour experience.
Organic chocolate standouts
Among the standouts of the new lineup are HERZA’s organic chocolate leaves enriched with at least 20% organic milk protein, which are ideal for giving fitness mueslis or snacks attractive added value.
There also are irregular chopped organic semisweet 70% cocoa chocolate chips with brisk organic raspberry pieces that are a great fit for exclusive product ideas. The 65% cocoa semisweet chunks with 10% hemp seeds are naturally organic and naturally a real trendsetter. Sweetened with coconut sugar, they’re perfect for leading-edge snack products. At BIOFACH, visitors can learn more about these and other new organic chocolate pieces at HERZA’s booth 9-231.
HERZA Schokolade GmbH & Co. in Norderstedt near Hamburg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of quality functional chocolate pieces for the food industry, and the European market leader in small chocolate pieces for mueslis. In addition, HERZA has made a name for itself as a contract manufacturer, providing development and production of functional bars.
As a member of the independent, owner-operated Stern-Wywiol Gruppe with a total of 12 subsidiaries, HERZA can make use of many synergies. The company has access to the knowledge of around 100 R&D specialists and to the extensive applications technology of the Group's large Stern-Technology Center in Ahrensburg, Germany. It also benefits from shared production facilities and the Group's own logistics resources, so it can offer customers a high degree of flexibility and innovation capabilities.