The majority of chocolate products on the market are formulated and branded with an emphasis on flavor, but a growing number of consumers are becoming interested in the health benefits of high-quality chocolate and other functional ingredients. Dark chocolate itself contains serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can help with relaxation.
Astor Chocolate's Herbal Collection explores the use of both milk and dark chocolate with potent herbal ingredients like valerian root, lavender, chamomile and passionflower, each of which is individually known for its benefit as a sleep aid. The collection introduces Relax, Sleep, Calm and Serene, four different deluxe chocolate and herbal blends that have the potential to do more than just delight the senses.
As well as satisfying a consumer's desire for functional food, each chocolate offers a novel flavor experience powered by simple, natural ingredients.