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Premium Chocolate Line Adds Couture to Whole Foods Markets jcoco premium chocolate line brings fresh milk, white and dark chocolate flavor infusions--and American couture style--to the Rocky Mountain region

SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand continues to build for whole-ingredient premium chocolate, jcoco (pronounced "jay – cocoa") is widening its distribution into the Rocky Mountain region. With exquisite mouthfeel, inspired flavor infusions and perfectly-portioned sizing, jcoco is a new, award-winning line of premium chocolate from Seattle Chocolate Company. The line, which includes a delicious array of seven milk, white and dark chocolate bars, can now be found in Whole Foods Markets throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Kansas.

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"The entire jcoco line has been a huge win for retailers nationwide, and we're very excited to be expanding our reach in the Rocky Mountain region with Whole Foods," states Lisa Blizzard, the director of sales for Seattle Chocolate Company. "The lush, vibrant packaging pops on shelf, and the fresh, approachable flavor infusions are bringing customers back into stores for repeat purchase." 

A Gourmet Retailer Editor's Pick and 2013 Best New Product, jcoco draws inspiration from across the globe to create a fresh, contemporary style and taste experience. Using carefully sourced ingredientssuch as organic California Mission figs, and healthful-and-delicious ingredients like quinoa and goji berriesjcoco bars are 100% natural, non GMO and kosher certified. The line is curated with meticulous attention to every detailfrom the vibrant shades and velvety texture of the packaging to the globally sourced inclusions in each barjcoco is designed to engage a woman's senses, from first sight to last bite.

jcoco chocolate bars are available in seven varieties: agave quinoa sesame, edamame sea salt, cayenne veracruz orange, noble dark with nibs, black fig pistachio, vanuatu coconut pecan and jingle berry, which is all new for the 2013 holiday season. Inspired by seasonal pine boughs and red winter berries, jingle berry is jcoco noble dark chocolate dressed up for the holidays. Gourmet inclusions of toasted pine nuts and slightly tart goji berries, make for a perfectly balanced holiday treat. Available only through December 2013, jingle berry bars are elegantly wrapped in festive black and white winter imagery and packaged in a vibrant red box.

jcoco is uniquely packaged to include three individually-wrapped 1 oz. bars. Thin and elegant, these perfectly portioned servings offer a satisfying indulgence or a sweet opportunity to share with friends. Each bar has an MSRP of $7.95.

Additionally, every jcoco purchase helps deliver a fresh, healthy serving of food to someone in need. Honored as one of the top food items that benefit charities by Real Simple, the jcoco line has already provided more than 77,000 servings of food in neighborhoods coast-to-coast. With established partnership with amazing establishments, such as Northwest Harvest in Seattle, Food Bank for New York City, San Francisco Food Bank and Marin Food Bank in California, jcoco is continually looking to expand its network of community giving partners, with the goal to establish partnerships wherever jcoco products are sold.

About jcoco
First introduced by Seattle Chocolate Company in late 2012, jcoco is a unique American couture chocolate that balances style and stunning flavor combinations with a deep commitment to the community. From our thoughtful packaging to our all-natural and kosher certified ingredients, and our perfectly-portioned individual-wrapped servings (just right for sharing)—we believe savoring a jcoco bar is a true indulgence. But it's an indulgence that makes a vital difference. Giving back is at the heart of the jcoco line. We have a growing network of partner organizations in communities coast-to-coast that provide a serving of fresh food to an American in need, each and every time a jcoco bar is purchased. To learn more about jcoco, please visit us online at www.jcocochocolate.com.

About Seattle Chocolate Company
Creating our first chocolate in 1991, Seattle Chocolate Company now offers a full line of premium chocolates that includes Seattle Chocolates truffle bars, award-winning Seattle Chocolates truffles, jcoco bars, and a selection of seasonal and special occasion product offerings. Known for fresh, approachable flavor-combinations and using only the finest ingredients, our small and mighty company is owned and led by CEO Jean Thompson, a self-proclaimed chocoholic. All of our chocolate is all-natural and certified Kosher, and available at retailers nationwide. We support non-profit organizations focused on bettering the lives of women and their families, such as Gilda's Club, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and neighborhood food banks coast to coast. To learn more about our company, our chocolates and our giving philosophy, visit www.seattlechocolates.com.  

SOURCE Seattle Chocolate Company



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