Introduces Organic Fair-Trade Truffles
By Erica Mayyasi
Foods has introduced their newest organic, fair-trade product line: dark, and
dark milk, chocolate truffles, a bold, innovative new addition to the popular Alter Eco organic, fair-trade chocolate bar product line. These much-loved favorites
were introduced using health-boosting coconut oil instead of a palm kernel oil, organic ingredients, fair-trade
chocolate, and compostable packaging.
Deep, smooth chocolate sourced
from Ecuador (Black Truffles) and Peru (Velvet Truffles) surrounds these sumptuous bite-sized delights. Health-boosting, pure organic
coconut oil combines with milk and cacao to create the silky smooth melty texture of the fillings.
oil? It’s been used for thousands of years by cultures all over the world for its healthy qualities. Newly popular in nutrition circles.
has done a lot to popularize its benefits recently) and credited by numerous scientific sources with an
impressive list of health benefits — from attaining a healthy weight, to
improving memory, to improving cholesterol — coconut oil is full of ‘good’
medium-chain triglycerides and has a high concentration of health-boosting lauric acid, and appears to raise
high-density lipoprotein (the “good” cholesterol) more significantly than other
Importantly, coconut oil is a
sustainable alternative to the palm kernel oil. Alter Eco sources its organic coconut oil from Kerala Fair Trade Alliance, located on
India’s tropical Malabar Coast. The farmer-owned coop practices “jaiva krishi,” a sustainable natural
farming method that
mimicks a virgin rainforest, where many crops and animal species, including wild elephants, roam safely.
This coconut oil-based formula is not the truffles’ only innovation. The brand has taken their
commitment to the environment one step further by introducing innovative new eco-friendly packaging. Alter Eco has developed a groundbreaking wrapper printed with a non-toxic
compostable ink that will decompose in yard waste and at-home compost bins. Additionally, the
outer box packaging
of the truffles is recyclable.
covered every element of sustainability, from personal health, to environmental
health, to the health of the communities where our cacao and coconut oil
partners live,” said Edouard Rollett.
Alter Eco Truffles
are available at Whole Foods Markets and online at shop.alterecofoods.com/