ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cocopotamus handmade dark chocolate fudge truffles are rolling into a new market. And, the handmade chocolates are again getting national recognition for being a deliciously healthy indulgence.
The November issue of Health magazine, currently on newsstands nationwide, taps Cocopotamus as a delicious indulgence that won't blow your diet. "We are all very excited about Cocopotamus," says Health staff member Kimberly Holland. "I tell all my customers that a Cocopotamus truffle has only 54 calories," gushes Gina Battle, owner of Faith, Hope & Chocolate in Vero Beach, FL. "Cocopotamus is my top-shelf truffle. We love it!"
Starting this holiday season, Cocopotamus will be rolling across the Midwest in a big way. The handmade truffles will be carried at select Hy-Vee supermarkets across the Mid-West. Already sold in Illinois and Wisconsin, the move to Hy-Vee will now add six more states to the Cocopotamus repertoire: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Previously, Lifetime Network has featured Cocopotamus on national TV for both its "yummy and healthy" chocolate status. Rachael Ray's Holiday Gift Guide also tapped the fudge company, calling Cocopotamus fudge truffles "awesome chocolate." Just in time for the holidays, Cocopotamus has 3 new flavors: "Love Potion #10," infused with Mexican canela cinnamon and organic strawberry, "Holy Cow," a milk-chocolate fudge truffle dipped in dark chocolate, and "Bo Peep," an 88% dark chocolate fudge truffle infused with organic black raspberry. So far, "Holy Cow" is selling like gangbusters. "Holy Cow is a huge holy hit," says Battle. Monica Barr, co-owner of Le Chocoholique in Columbus, OH concurs. "Yuuuuhmmee!"
The most popular flavors of Cocopotamus for the holidays are "Santa's Addiction" (a double peppermint truffle), "Cupcake" (classic dark chocolate fudge), "Yo-ho-ho" (with Caribbean dark rum), and "Blame Canada" (pure maple). "But we think that this year, 'Holy Cow' may give the others a run for their money," laughs Cocopotamus by NYDC Chocolate CEO Max Sinclair.
Cocopotamus chocolate is all natural, handmade and hand-dipped. The dark chocolate fudge truffles are all gluten-free, and surprisingly low fat. The 22 Cocopotamus flavors range from classic - such as Ray's pick, "Cupcake," to the more exotic - like "Mr. French," topped with gourmet sea salt. And of course, this whimsical chocolatier won't stop there; Mr. French recently got married. "Mrs. French" takes the dark chocolate/sea salt combination to new heights by infusing French almond into the dark chocolate fudge truffles. Cocopotamus ships nationwide from http://www.cocopotamus.com, including gift, party, corporate and wedding chocolate. Cocopotamus is sold in 24 states at retailers including Whole Foods Market, Mother's Gourmet Market, and Hy-Vee, and in Canada and the Cayman Islands. Cocopotamus by NYDC Chocolate was created by the husband and wife team of Max and Ally Sinclair.
Contact: Ally Sinclair, Cocopotamus by NYDC Chocolate, http://www.cocopotamus.com, 505-301-1633
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