Many Americans love chocolate. In fact, on average, each of us eats up to 25 pounds of candy per year, with females being the major chocolate consumer over males. As American consumers break out of their “chocolate shells” and become more curious about quality chocolate, many chocolate makers are meeting customer demands with a greater variety and range of products. Seattle Chocolates is an innovative line of chocolate truffles, dessert shells, truffle bars and chocolate gifts. Their bars are known for their creativity, their eco-friendly ingredients and most importantly – their deliciousness.
I received a sampling of Seattle Chocolate’s truffle bars – much to my family’s delight! Included in my package were the following varieties: Birthday cake batter; total toffee; meltaway mint; Whidbey wildberry; salted almond; pike place espresso; coconut macaroon and perfect peanut butter. I agree – the bars are delicious and the wrappings are beautiful. I preferred the dark chocolate truffle bars to the milk chocolate. The flavorings (e.g., coconut, mint and peanut) were real ingredients and taste very fresh. I shared my samples with several outside the family and they all agreed on the deliciousness of the bars. We were sad to see them gone!
Founded in 1992, Seattle Chocolates is a family-owned business led by CEO Jean Thompson. In a state of the art facility near downtown Seattle, Jean and her team continue to expand with innovative lines, beautiful packaging and delicious new flavors. In 2014, Seattle Chocolate Company started making chocolate bars using Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa. More than thirty Seattle Chocolate Truffle bars now feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. Even the packaging is carefully crafted with a focus on sustainability. They use recyclable papers, and water and vegetable-based inks and coatings.
Seattle Chocolates uses only all natural and kosher certified ingredients. They strive to source only non-GMO ingredients. Seattle Chocolates are available in gourmet and specialty shops, and at more than 8,000 grocery stores nationwide. You can also purchase their products through their website or on Amazon. The truffle bars retail for $3.50 a bar, priced in line with similar gourmet chocolate bars.
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Disclaimer: While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Seattle Chocolates truffle bars, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.