Lily’s Sweets, the leading provider of no sugar added, fair trade chocolate bars, pops, and baking chips, announced a new line of dark chocolate bars with 70 percent cocoa content and sweetened with all natural, plant-based stevia.
This new Extra Dark line, featuring an original 70 percent Extra Dark bar and an 70 percent Extra Dark with Sea Salt bar, will be making its debut at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West 2015.
“Lily’s existing milk and dark chocolates have proved to be tremendously popular with consumers, but we also have heard from those who really favor a darker chocolate,” says Cynthia Tice, Lily’s Sweets’ co-founder and president. “We’re responding to that demand with our 70 percent Extra Dark chocolate bars, which provide such an amazing experience, there’s no need for those looking to cut sugar to settle for traditional chocolates ever again.”
Lily’s Sweets 70 percent Extra Dark and Extra Dark with Sea Salt bars both are made with Fair Trade cocoa and are sweetened with all-natural, plant-based stevia. With no added sugar, Lily’s Extra Dark bars offer all the flavor chocolate lovers are used to, but with 25 percent fewer calories.
The 2.8 oz. Extra Dark bars have an MSRP of $4.99 and will be available through UNFI starting in May 2015.
In addition to the Extra Dark bars, Lily’s Sweets is debuting at Expo West a new single serve 55 percent Dark Chocolate square. Each square is 0.35 oz. and comes in a 60-count box, ideal for foodservice retailers.
The new 55 percent Dark Chocolate squares will be available to retailers later this year with an MSRP of $0.79-$0.99.
Also at Expo West, Lily’s Sweets is offering a preview of its limited edition 2015 holiday bar line. Lily’s 40 percent Chocolate with Hazelnuts & Milk bar and Dark Chocolate & Cinnamon bar have are available now to retailers for pre-order.
All of these products join Lily’s line-up of no sugar added Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips, 55 percent dark chocolate bars, and creamy milk & chocolate bars.
The company’s entire family of products is made with fair trade chocolate and non-GMO ingredients, and are certified gluten-free.
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