Wonderfully Complicated: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Announces Four New Chocolate Bars

HERSHEY, Pa., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker announces four new, rich and distinctive chocolate bars, creating some wonderfully complicated flavors with on-trend exotic ingredients.  The four new bars include:  72% Cacao Signature Dark Chocolate, 33% Cacao Smooth Milk Chocolate, 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Pistachios and Sea Salt and 33% Cacao Milk Chocolate with Toasted Coconut and Macadamia. 

In addition, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker has also reached its goal of sourcing 100 percent of cacao in its bars from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. Recognized globally as a symbol of environmental, social, and economic sustainability, the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal will appear on all Scharffen Berger three-ounce Chocolate Bars beginning Q3 2014. 

"At Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, we believe that great chocolate is anything but simple. These four new artisanal chocolates are wonderfully complicated - featuring depth and unique flavors," said Bernie Banas, Vice President for Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker. "We also continually seek ways to improve the Scharffen Berger experience for chocolate explorers and are excited that we are now sourcing 100 percent of our cacao from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms."

As with all Scharffen Berger chocolate, the new chocolate bars are crafted from the world's finest cacao, are made with cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, kosher certified and gluten free.  These wonderfully complicated chocolates provide a rich enjoyment experience for chocolate explorers with a sophisticated palate:

  • Scharffen Berger 72% Cacao Signature Dark Chocolate is made from beans that capture the essence of a warm brownie, bringing a soft, approachable dark chocolate to the brand's line up that melts the moment it hits the tongue.
  • Scharffen Berger 33% Cacao Smooth Milk Chocolate has been crafted to be slightly sweeter than the brand's delicious 41 percent Extra Rich Milk Chocolate, while still maintaining the wonderful notes of caramel and a delightfully smooth texture.
  • Scharffen Berger 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Pistachios and Sea Salt combines the new silky smooth intensity of the Signature Dark Chocolate with a subtle tang of sea salt and the unique nutty taste of roasted, chopped California pistachios.  
  • Scharffen Berger 33% Cacao Milk Chocolate with Toasted Coconut and Macadamia blends the intense notes of caramel and molasses in this luscious milk chocolate perfectly with toasted coconut from the Philippines and buttery macadamias from Australia. 

For online sales of the four new Scharffen Berger chocolate bars beginning July 18th, visit www.ScharffenBerger.com.

About Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker was established in 1997 in San Francisco, California, and first earned national recognition for its artisan-quality chocolate in 1998.  Producing bean to bar premium chocolates, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker is one of the world's finest chocolate makers. All Scharffen Berger chocolate is composed of proprietary bean blends from up to nine different cacao-growing regions throughout the world.  Scharffen Berger chocolate has received recognition throughout the U.S. for its high quality chocolate. Scharffen Berger products are sold by retailers nationwide and through its website www.ScharffenBerger.com.  Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker is part of The Hershey Company.  For more information please visit www.ScharffenBerger.com.

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