Madison, WI — Artisan Kettle, a family-owned brand from Clasen Quality Chocolate, Inc., introduces 72% cacao no sugar added Dark Chocolate Chips. The product features USDA Organic ingredients and Fair Trade Certified cacao sourced from small family farms in South America. According to the company, the product has zero grams of sugar and is sweetened with stevia. In addition, it claims the chips are Keto friendly for baking and snacking.
The brand initially launched in November 2016 with four varieties of USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified chocolate chips has grown to include eight varieties of organic chocolate chips, and a collection of four organic baking bars.
“Consumers want healthier alternatives, but all too often are forced to compromise on taste,” says Ryan Close, brand manager of Artisan Kettle. “When it comes to chocolate, taste is the last thing the consumer should have to sacrifice. Chocolate, even with zero grams of sugar, should always be delicious. To Artisan Kettle that was a challenge worth accepting and we knew we wouldn’t settle until we had an organic no sugar added dark chocolate chip that was truly delicious.”
The company also claims the product is the only 100 percent allergen free baking chocolate in the category.
In addition to the new dark chocolate chips, the line includes: 72% cacao organic dark chocolate chunks, 55% organic bittersweet chocolate chips, 44% organic semisweet chocolate chips, 44% organic semisweet mini chocolate chips, 100% cacao organic unsweetened baking bars, 66% cacao organic bittersweet baking bars, and 58% cacao organic semisweet baking bars.
“Chocolate and baked goods should be able to be enjoyed by everyone and many schools also have restrictions on what kids can bring into the classroom or cafeteria. We feel strongly that allergies should not stand in the way of enjoying delicious baked goods. So, we’ve made it a goal to provide allergen free chocolate that doesn’t compromise on flavor,” adds Close.
Under the Artisan Kettle brand the company also offers organic white chocolate chips, organic milk chocolate chips, organic peppermint chips and organic white baking bars. Each of these items is USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified and kosher dairy.
“As a young brand, I’m excited that we offer the largest variety of organic baking chocolate and that we are obsessive about being both delicious and a great value,” notes Close. “Consumers want organic baking chocolate that tastes great and is affordable and from day one our goal has been to delight our consumer.” C&ST