EUSTIS, FLA. — Florida Food Products (FFP) is launching “Box of Chocolates,” a new collection of cocoa flavors.
Unveiled at the annual Professional Manufacturing Confectioners Association (PMCA) conference, held April 11-13 in Lancaster, Pa., the collection includes white chocolate cocoa, a dairy-forward cocoa flavor with notes of vanilla and caramel, and Belgian cocoa, a medium sweet fudge-like character with hints of honey and malt. Other varieties include cocoa berry, featuring a strong chocolate flavor blended with red and blue berries; coffee cocoa, a semi-sweet chocolate flavor balanced with roasted coffee; and Mayan cocoa, a dark sweet cocoa accented by cinnamon, vanilla, honey and a touch of heat. A dark bitter cocoa variety features an intense chocolate flavor with fruity and floral nuances and a slightly bitter aftertaste.
All six flavors are available in natural, liquid, non-GMO, allergy-free and water-soluble versions. They may be used in a range of applications, including confections, baked foods, nutrition products, syrups, sauces, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, dairy products and plant-based products, according to the company.“Our new ‘Box of Chocolates’ cocoa flavor collection has been an exciting endeavor now that Comax Flavors is a part of FFP,” said Shellie Kramer, senior marketing manager at FFP. “New product launches with chocolate and cocoa flavors continue to grow as many consumers seek nostalgic flavors in their food and beverages for a taste of comfort and indulgence.”