LOS ANGELES — Two specialty brands have teamed to introduce culturally inspired hot cocoa bombs for a limited time.
A Dozen Cousins, a Los Angeles-based brand of heat-and-eat side dishes featuring traditional Creole, Caribbean and Latin recipes, partnered with San Francisco-based Alter Eco, a sustainability-focused maker of chocolate truffles, to develop the products, which will be sold online during Hispanic Heritage Month. Flavors include white chocolate coquito, featuring coconut milk powder, cinnamon and nutmeg, and Mexican hot chocolate, with chipotle, spiced dark chocolate and cinnamon. A hot cocoa bomb may be added to heated milk to create a warm, indulgent beverage.
“Growing up my mom cooked dishes native to her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico,” said Arnulfo Ventura, chief executive officer of Alter Eco. “When we were lucky, the aroma of simmering Mexican hot cocoa filled the kitchen.”
Ibraheem Basir, founder and CEO of A Dozen Cousins, added, “At A Dozen Cousins we love to celebrate food and culture, so I couldn’t be more excited to team up with one of my favorite chocolate brands (and fellow CEOs) to bring these two classic drinks to life.”The products will be available at adozencousins.com and alterecofoods.com from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.