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Charitable Vegan Chocolate Bars

jcoco Commits to Supporting Those Experiencing Food Insecurity

— June 22, 2020 — Social Good
jcoco is a Seattle-based confections brand under the Seattle Chocolate umbrella and its most noteworthy product is its gluten-free and vegan chocolate bar—the 80% Dark Bar Trio. The product is made with Nicaraguan cocoa and it gives off notes of grapefruit and raisin. Given the minimalist approach to the recipe, consumers can taste the "unique characteristics of [the Nicaraguan cocoa, harvested in the central Matagalpa region.]" The vegan chocolate bar ships nationally and can be found via seattlechocolate.com.

In response to the rise of food insecurity amid the COVID-19 crises and beyond, Seattle Chocolate has committed to donating one fresh serving of food for each 3oz jcoco chocolate sold. Its partners in this venture include the Food Bank for NYC, the Food Bank for SF-Marin, and Northwest Harvest.


Image Credit: jcoco
Trend Themes
1. Food Insecurity Relief - Opportunity for brands to support those experiencing food insecurity by donating a portion of their sales.
2. Vegan Confections - Growing demand for vegan chocolate products as consumers prioritize plant-based options.
3. Minimalist Recipes - Consumers are seeking products with simple, high-quality ingredients that allow the natural flavors to shine.
Industry Implications
1. Confections - Opportunity for confections brands to launch or promote vegan chocolate bars to cater to the growing demand.
2. Food Banks - Collaboration with food banks to support local communities and provide food for those in need.
3. E-commerce - Expanding online platforms to reach a broader market and facilitate the distribution of vegan chocolate bars.
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