Specialty Chocolate Line Grows, Adds New Gourmet Retailers

Seattle Chocolates responds to growing demand for specialty chocolate with a new dark chocolate truffle bar and distribution in Whole Foods Markets, Powell's Sweet Shoppes and Nugget Markets

Oct 30, 2013, 09:00 ET from Seattle Chocolate Company

SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing this year's growth momentum, Seattle Chocolate Company is expanding their signature chocolate truffle bar line and increasing retail availability for their specialty chocolates along the West Coast. Two new milk and dark chocolate flavors – Total Toffee and Salted Almond – have been added to the Seattle Chocolates truffle bar collection, and more than 40 Whole Foods Markets, Powell's Sweet Shoppes and Nugget Market locations throughout the Northern California region have been added to the popular line's growing retail footprint.

"2013 has been an incredibly strong year for the company as a whole," states Lisa Blizzard, the director of sales for Seattle Chocolate Company. "We've seen a continuously growing demand for our signature truffle bars across the country, and are pleased to be offering additional shopping options in Whole Foods, Powell's and Nugget Markets to our fans in Northern California."

The woman-owned Seattle Chocolate Company is known for carefully crafting premium chocolate in small batches, without preservatives, additives or extenders. Each bar or truffle starts with only the finest European chocolate, blended with delicious all-natural ingredients and some of the most craveable flavors from around the world. The line's melt-away texture and fresh, approachable flavor combinations have been named one of eight quality American foods by Today.com, and a Healthy Food Choice Winner by Self magazine.

Adding to the popular classic flavor selections, such as Meltaway Mint, Rainier Cherry and San Juan Sea Salt, the Seattle Chocolates chocolate truffle bar line recently expanded to include two new bars: Total Toffee and Salted Almond. Total Toffee loads chunks of buttery toffee and a dash of sea salt into a creamy milk chocolate. Salted Almond is a classic flavor combination of rich dark chocolate blended with coarse sea salt and large roasted almond pieces.

Each bar in the delicious all-natural and certified kosher line is beautifully wrapped in bright, contemporary and eye-catching designs that offer a vibrant pop of color to retail shelves. The 2.5 ounce bars have an MSRP of $3.50, and are sold to interested retailers in cases of 12 or in 45-count seasonal floor displays. For ordering details or for more information on the broad range of chocolate bars and gifts, please visit www.seattlechocolates.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