Raising the bar: Specialty flavors elevate everyday chocolate offerings

Raising the bar: Specialty flavors elevate everyday chocolate offerings

“Some of the flavors seem pretty wild. Just when you think they’ve reached the edge, they go one step beyond.” —MIKE McMAHON, Bristol Farms

Buoyed by the experimental palates of today’s consumers, retailers and suppliers are taking some of the attributes of specialty chocolates to the mainstream.

By infusing chocolate bars with exotic flavors and wrapping them in more elegant packaging, manufacturers and their retail partners are driving growth with an array of products for everyday consumers — including many private label lines — that mimic the cachet of more high-end varieties.

Gone are the days when con

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