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Hot Chocolate: 9 Brands Disrupting the Valentine's Day Classic

From raw to vegan, fair trade to non-GMO, and with pretty packaging all around, here are 9 chocolates that say I really love you.

Hot Chocolate: 9 Brands Disrupting the Valentine's Day Classic

Did you know that 70 million Hershey's kisses are produced every single day at the Hershey's factory in Pennsylvania? Yeah, there's nothing like saying you're my one true love with some mass-produced sweets.

Which is why for this Valentine's Day we're spotlighting 9 brands who are disrupting the chocolate holiday. From raw to vegan, fair trade to non-GMO, and with pretty packaging all around, here are 9 chocolates that say I really love you... and I care about the sweets you put in your body too.

Stay connected! Follow Foodboro on Instagram for the latest tips and trends in food and beverage.

Cosmic Cacao

Using raw cocoa, cocoa butter, local honey, and not much else, what's not to love about this small batch chocolate maker?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Cosmic Cacao Chocolate LLC (@cosmiccacaompls) on Jan 12, 2020 at 6:31am PST

Valentine's Day pick: The Love Bar

Rawkin Raw

A pioneer in the raw, refrigerated snack category, this California-based maker produces a variety of raw energy truffles and coconut macaroons made using super foods like cacao nibs, maca powder and spirulina.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rawkin Raw (@rawkinraw) on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:17pm PDT

Valentine’s Day pick: Organic Chocolate Truffle

Candid

Recently launched, Candid produces a line of cacao bites using a combo of fruit and super foods.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Candid (@eatcandid) on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:59pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Pineapple & Coconut

Chocolove

Founded in 1995, this Boulder, Colorado-based chocolate maker has been producing all natural, non-GMO chocolate for 25 years and counting. Always innovating, Chocolve recently debuted the first-of-its-kind "Ruby Chocolate."

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Chocolove (@chocolove) on Feb 1, 2020 at 10:29am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Strawberry in Dark Chocolate

Alter Eco

Tasty truffles made with organic ingredients grown by farmers paid a fair living wage and wrapped in compostable wrappers? Ticks all our boxes.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Alter Eco Organic Chocolate (@alterecosf) on Feb 4, 2020 at 8:26am PST

Valentine's Day Pick: Silk Velvet Truffles

Vgan Chocolates

All of this chocolate-maker's 5 flavors are 100% certified vegan.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Vgan Chocolates (@vganchocolates) on Feb 4, 2020 at 5:59am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Hazelnuts & Mulberry Crunch

Raaka Chocolate

New York City-based and proud of it! Raaka Chocolate is committed to creating fair trade chocolate products using only simple, quality ingredients.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Raaka Chocolate (@raakachocolate) on Feb 10, 2020 at 9:19am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Rose Cardamom

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

A variety of exotic chocolate offerings like Parmesan, Walnut & Fig and Turmeric Ginger make this artisan chocolate maker stand out.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Vosges Haut-Chocolat (@vosgeshautchocolat) on Feb 3, 2020 at 12:27pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Exotic Truffle Collection

Compartes Chocolatier

An innovator in the luxury chocolate category, Compartes offers an encyclopedia of products from bars to truffles. Not to mention the brand's ultra-Instagramable packaging.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Compartes Chocolatier (@compartes) on Feb 7, 2020 at 2:10pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Rose Wine Pink Chocolate

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Did you know that 70 million Hershey's kisses are produced every single day at the Hershey's factory in Pennsylvania? Yeah, there's nothing like saying you're my one true love with some mass-produced sweets.

Which is why for this Valentine's Day we're spotlighting 9 brands who are disrupting the chocolate holiday. From raw to vegan, fair trade to non-GMO, and with pretty packaging all around, here are 9 chocolates that say I really love you... and I care about the sweets you put in your body too.

Stay connected! Follow Foodboro on Instagram for the latest tips and trends in food and beverage.

Cosmic Cacao

Using raw cocoa, cocoa butter, local honey, and not much else, what's not to love about this small batch chocolate maker?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Cosmic Cacao Chocolate LLC (@cosmiccacaompls) on Jan 12, 2020 at 6:31am PST

Valentine's Day pick: The Love Bar

Rawkin Raw

A pioneer in the raw, refrigerated snack category, this California-based maker produces a variety of raw energy truffles and coconut macaroons made using super foods like cacao nibs, maca powder and spirulina.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rawkin Raw (@rawkinraw) on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:17pm PDT

Valentine’s Day pick: Organic Chocolate Truffle

Candid

Recently launched, Candid produces a line of cacao bites using a combo of fruit and super foods.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Candid (@eatcandid) on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:59pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Pineapple & Coconut

Chocolove

Founded in 1995, this Boulder, Colorado-based chocolate maker has been producing all natural, non-GMO chocolate for 25 years and counting. Always innovating, Chocolve recently debuted the first-of-its-kind "Ruby Chocolate."

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Chocolove (@chocolove) on Feb 1, 2020 at 10:29am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Strawberry in Dark Chocolate

Alter Eco

Tasty truffles made with organic ingredients grown by farmers paid a fair living wage and wrapped in compostable wrappers? Ticks all our boxes.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Alter Eco Organic Chocolate (@alterecosf) on Feb 4, 2020 at 8:26am PST

Valentine's Day Pick: Silk Velvet Truffles

Vgan Chocolates

All of this chocolate-maker's 5 flavors are 100% certified vegan.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Vgan Chocolates (@vganchocolates) on Feb 4, 2020 at 5:59am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Hazelnuts & Mulberry Crunch

Raaka Chocolate

New York City-based and proud of it! Raaka Chocolate is committed to creating fair trade chocolate products using only simple, quality ingredients.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Raaka Chocolate (@raakachocolate) on Feb 10, 2020 at 9:19am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Rose Cardamom

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

A variety of exotic chocolate offerings like Parmesan, Walnut & Fig and Turmeric Ginger make this artisan chocolate maker stand out.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Vosges Haut-Chocolat (@vosgeshautchocolat) on Feb 3, 2020 at 12:27pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Exotic Truffle Collection

Compartes Chocolatier

An innovator in the luxury chocolate category, Compartes offers an encyclopedia of products from bars to truffles. Not to mention the brand's ultra-Instagramable packaging.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Compartes Chocolatier (@compartes) on Feb 7, 2020 at 2:10pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Rose Wine Pink Chocolate

Hungry for more? Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest insights, trends and happenings in food and beverage delivered straight to your inbox!

Did you know that 70 million Hershey's kisses are produced every single day at the Hershey's factory in Pennsylvania? Yeah, there's nothing like saying you're my one true love with some mass-produced sweets.

Which is why for this Valentine's Day we're spotlighting 9 brands who are disrupting the chocolate holiday. From raw to vegan, fair trade to non-GMO, and with pretty packaging all around, here are 9 chocolates that say I really love you... and I care about the sweets you put in your body too.

Stay connected! Follow Foodboro on Instagram for the latest tips and trends in food and beverage.

Cosmic Cacao

Using raw cocoa, cocoa butter, local honey, and not much else, what's not to love about this small batch chocolate maker?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Cosmic Cacao Chocolate LLC (@cosmiccacaompls) on Jan 12, 2020 at 6:31am PST

Valentine's Day pick: The Love Bar

Rawkin Raw

A pioneer in the raw, refrigerated snack category, this California-based maker produces a variety of raw energy truffles and coconut macaroons made using super foods like cacao nibs, maca powder and spirulina.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rawkin Raw (@rawkinraw) on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:17pm PDT

Valentine’s Day pick: Organic Chocolate Truffle

Candid

Recently launched, Candid produces a line of cacao bites using a combo of fruit and super foods.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Candid (@eatcandid) on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:59pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Pineapple & Coconut

Chocolove

Founded in 1995, this Boulder, Colorado-based chocolate maker has been producing all natural, non-GMO chocolate for 25 years and counting. Always innovating, Chocolve recently debuted the first-of-its-kind "Ruby Chocolate."

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Chocolove (@chocolove) on Feb 1, 2020 at 10:29am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Strawberry in Dark Chocolate

Alter Eco

Tasty truffles made with organic ingredients grown by farmers paid a fair living wage and wrapped in compostable wrappers? Ticks all our boxes.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Alter Eco Organic Chocolate (@alterecosf) on Feb 4, 2020 at 8:26am PST

Valentine's Day Pick: Silk Velvet Truffles

Vgan Chocolates

All of this chocolate-maker's 5 flavors are 100% certified vegan.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Vgan Chocolates (@vganchocolates) on Feb 4, 2020 at 5:59am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Hazelnuts & Mulberry Crunch

Raaka Chocolate

New York City-based and proud of it! Raaka Chocolate is committed to creating fair trade chocolate products using only simple, quality ingredients.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Raaka Chocolate (@raakachocolate) on Feb 10, 2020 at 9:19am PST

Valentine's Day pick: Rose Cardamom

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

A variety of exotic chocolate offerings like Parmesan, Walnut & Fig and Turmeric Ginger make this artisan chocolate maker stand out.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Vosges Haut-Chocolat (@vosgeshautchocolat) on Feb 3, 2020 at 12:27pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Exotic Truffle Collection

Compartes Chocolatier

An innovator in the luxury chocolate category, Compartes offers an encyclopedia of products from bars to truffles. Not to mention the brand's ultra-Instagramable packaging.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Compartes Chocolatier (@compartes) on Feb 7, 2020 at 2:10pm PST

Valentine's Day pick: Rose Wine Pink Chocolate

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