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Alter Eco

San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. Made for conscious foodies seeking special food experiences, Alter Eco is creating a new category of enlightened indulgences made with next-level ingredients, and offers a full portfolio of Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters, melty chocolate bars and blissfully delicious truffles. Engrained in full-circle sustainability, Alter Eco operates on four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Deep Dark Salt & Malt), with vegan options available.

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Alter Eco Expo West 2019 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alter Eco® Showcases Innovative Plant-Based Superdark Truffles

 at 2019 Natural Products Expo West

Sustainable Chocolate Company Expands Portfolio of Enlightened Indulgences with Vegan, 80 Percent Cocoa Truffles

San Francisco, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level, will be showcasing its new plant-based Superdark Truffles at 2019 Natural Products Expo West. Featuring premium ingredients like silky-smooth 80 percent Swiss-made cocoa and nourishing coconut oil, new Superdark Truffles expand Alter Eco’s popular line of fair trade, organic truffles by bringing a decadent, vegan option to the chocolate aisle. Expo West attendees are invited to visit Alter Eco booth’s #2340 for samples and more information.

With just six simple ingredients, the new Superdark Truffles expand Alter Eco’s successful line of bite-sized truffles and make them even more accessible to consumers. Boasting just three grams of sugar per truffle, they are the perfect low-sugar, low-carb treat packed with powerful antioxidants found naturally in super dark 80 percent cocoa. They are also keto and paleo-friendly with nothing artificial, no soy ingredients, no refined sugars and no gluten for a guilt-free treat crafted with premium ingredients for conscious consumers.

  • Superdark Truffles (only 3g of sugar per truffle) – these irresistibly creamy, plant-based truffles boast 80 percent cocoa for a deeply fruity bite and satisfyingly smooth finish. Nourishing coconut oil unites with fair trade, organic chocolate for a decadent treat with a bold edge.

“With an increasing number of consumers opting for plant-based products and options lower in sugar, we knew it was time to offer health conscious consumers a vegan treat that tastes indulgent,” said Mike Forbes, CEO of Alter Eco. “Our new 80 percent Superdark Truffles are an innovative extension of our best-selling truffle portfolio and wildly popular Deepest Dark Super Blackout Bar, and we’re excited to introduce Expo West attendees to the new innovation.”

Alter Eco will also be showcasing its new Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters and Superdark Crisp Mint Bar at Expo West. These treats boast 85-90 percent cocoa and are uniquely crafted with high-quality ingredients like fruity cacao beans and nourishing coconut oil.

  • Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters (4g of sugar) – Munch guilt-free on 85 percent cocoa coconut clusters featuring antioxidant-filled dark chocolate and crispy coconut flakes. Keto and paleo friendly!
  • Superdark Crisp Mint Bar (6g of sugar) – This cool, dark bar offers a creamy bite and bold mint flavor with flavanol-packed, malty 90 percent cocoa for an intensely delicious bite. Keto and paleo friendly!

The new Superdark truffles, clusters and bar join Alter Eco’s existing portfolio of decadent dark chocolate confections and snacks, and are all USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, vegan and paleo-friendly.

Alter Eco’s new Superdark Truffles will be available in May 2019 online and in Fairway, NGVC, NCG and INFRA with additional retail availability to follow. Superdark Truffles will be sold in 10-count and single varieties for $7.99 and $0.89, Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters for $4.79/3.2-oz. pouch and Superdark Crisp Mint for $3.99/2.65-oz. bar. Alter Eco products are available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information about the brand’s enlightened indulgences, please visit www.alterecofoods.com.

About Alter Eco®

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Dark Salt & Malt). Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation and one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations, Alter Eco is dedicated to full-circle sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing of only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. These principals are entwined with Alter Eco’s commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in all of its products. More information is available at www.alterecofoods.com. Follow Alter Eco via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.

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Brand Fact Sheet

Overview: Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. Made for conscious foodies seeking special food experiences, Alter Eco is creating a new category of enlightened indulgences made with next-level ingredients, and offers a full portfolio of Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters, melty chocolate bars and blissfully delicious truffles. The brand finishes off the line with fair trade heirloom quinoa in innovative compostable pouches. Engrained in full-circle sustainability, Alter Eco is obsessed with spreading social justice and environmental regeneration, while setting a high bar for delivering mind-blowingly tasty foods. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Deep Dark Salt & Malt), with vegan options available.

Pillars of Sustainability: Alter Eco works with small producers in the GlobalSouth to directly benefit co-ops and farmers, while bringing delectable and healthy foods to the masses. As one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations and a top-ranking B Corporation, Alter Eco operates on four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. As part of its effort to become a carbon negative company, Alter Eco works in tandem with PUR Projet, a reforestation program started by Alter Eco France founder, Tristan Lecomte, to plant trees and offset the amount of CO2 produced.

Founder Story: Alter Eco co-founders, Tristan Lecomte of France, Mathieu Senard and Edouard Rollet of the United States and Ilse Keijzer of Australia, were trained in business but remain committed activists at heart. Prior to starting Alter Eco more than a decade ago, they experienced first-hand both profit-driven multinationals and on-the-ground NGOs. Seeing the challenges of existing humanitarian aid efforts, they became pioneers in social entrepreneurialism, wielding their business acumen to fight for both social and economic justice.  

Next-Level Foods: Alter Eco offers a range of sustainable chocolate-centric foods and grains made with next level ingredients. Product lines include:

  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters (new) – Packing all the benefits of sustainably-harvested toasted coconut flakes and 70 percent Ecuadorian dark chocolate (with as low as five grams of sugar per serving), these snacks offer an enlightened indulgence for conscious eaters who want to satisfy their sweet tooth with clean ingredients. SRP: $4.79/3.2 oz. pouch; $27.74/6-pack of 3.2 oz. pouches; $53.48/12-pack of 3.2 oz. pouches
    • Flavors: Original, Seeds + Salt, Cherry + Almond Butter
  • Chocolate Bars – An assortment of silky smooth chocolate bars free of emulsifiers, artificial flavors and soy, all crafted from organic cacao beans hand-harvested in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast and finished by expert Swiss chocolatiers. Each bar is wrapped in recyclable FSC Certified paper. SRP: $3.99/2.82 oz. bar (Deepest Dark Super Blackout is 2.62 oz. bar); $44.28/12-pack
    • Flavors: Deepest Dark Super Blackout, Deep Dark Blackout, Deep Dark Salt & Malt, Deep Dark Salted Almonds, Deep Dark Salted Brown Butter, Deep Dark Sea Salt, Deep Dark Quinoa Crunch, Deep Dark Crisp Mint, Deep Dark Salted Burnt Caramel, Dark Salted Coconut Toffee
  • Chocolate Truffles – Made with cacao plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast, these rich chocolate truffles are filled with pure organic coconut oil from Kerala, India, contain no soy, palm oil, emulsifiers or artificial flavors, and are wrapped in eco-friendly compostable wrappers. SRP: $7.99/10-piece bag; $59.92/8-pack of 10-piece bag; $44.99/60-piece box; $167.96/4-pack of 60-piece box
    • Flavors: Salted Caramel, Sea Salt, Mint Crème, Classic Dark, Silk Velvet
  • Heirloom Quinoa – A variety of nutty, protein-packed 100 percent Royal quinoa that is grown and manually cultivated in the nutrient-rich soil of the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains. SRP: $7.49/12 oz. pouch; $41.94/6-pack of 12 oz. pouches; $175/25 lb. bag
    • Flavors: Pearl, Black, Rainbow, Red

Executives:

Mathieu Senard, Co-Founder
Edouard Rollet, Co-Founder
Mike Forbes, CEO

Where to Buy: Alter Eco is available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocers, Wegman's, Sprouts, Kroger, Publix and online at www.alterecofoods.com

Address:

Alter Eco Foods
1663 Mission Street, Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94103

On the Web:

Website: www.alterecofoods.com
Facebook: AlterEcoSF
Twitter: @AlterEcoSF
Instagram: @AlterEcoSF

Media Contact:

Megan Busch
Rachel Kay Public Relations
858-922-5045
Meganb@rkpr.net

Alter Eco_2019 Superdark Collection Release_GENERAL_FINAL

Contact: Megan Busch

Rachel Kay Public Relations

858-922-5045

Meganb@rkpr.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alter Eco® Expands Portfolio of Enlightened Indulgences with

Innovative Plant-Based Superdark Truffles

#1 Truffle Brand in the Natural Channel Adds Vegan, 80 Percent Cocoa Offering to Expand Popular Truffle Line

               

San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2019) – Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level, has announced the debut of its new plant-based Superdark Truffles. Featuring premium ingredients like silky-smooth 80 percent Swiss-made cocoa and nourishing coconut oil, the Superdark Truffles expand Alter Eco’s popular line of fair-trade, organic truffles by bringing a decadent, vegan option to the chocolate aisle. The new truffles boast a mere three grams of sugar per truffle making them a perfect low-sugar, low-carb treat, paired with the powerful antioxidant benefits associated with super dark 80 percent cocoa.

Alter Eco is the number one truffle brand in the natural channel and has nine flavors in the top 10.* Featuring six simple ingredients, the new Superdark Truffles complement Alter Eco’s successful line of bite-sized truffles, making them accessible to all consumers regardless of dietary restrictions. The midnight-dark truffles are keto and paleo-friendly, and free from artificial flavors, dairy and gluten for a guilt-free treat crafted with premium ingredients for conscious consumers. Details include:

  • Superdark Truffles (only 3g of sugar per truffle) – these irresistibly creamy, plant-based truffles boast 80 percent cocoa for a deeply fruity bite and satisfyingly smooth finish. Nourishing coconut oil unites with fair trade, organic chocolate for a decadent treat with a bold edge.

“With plant-based diets on the rise and consumers looking for low-sugar options to satisfy their sweet cravings, we saw the perfect opportunity to launch our new Superdark Truffles,” said Mike Forbes, CEO of Alter Eco. “Combined with the popularity of our best-selling truffle line and the widespread popularity of our Deepest Dark Super Blackout Bar, it was clear that uniting these two concepts would provide a revolutionary, irresistible treat. We’re excited to expand our truffle portfolio to include the new vegan option and to continue making our organic, fair trade treats and snacks accessible to as many consumers as possible.”

Alter Eco will also expand its line with new Superdark Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters and a 90 percent cocoa Superdark Crisp Mint Bar. These additional Superdark items boast 85-90 percent cocoa and are uniquely crafted with high-quality ingredients like fruity cacao beans and nourishing coconut oil. Details include:

  • Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters (only 4g of sugar) – Munch guilt-free on 85 percent cocoa coconut clusters featuring antioxidant-filled dark chocolate and crispy coconut flakes.
  • Superdark Crisp Mint Bar (only 6g of sugar) – This cool, dark bar offers a creamy bite and bold mint flavor with flavanol-packed, malty 90 percent cocoa for an intensely delicious bite.

The new Superdark truffles, clusters and bar join Alter Eco’s existing portfolio of decadent dark chocolate confections and snacks, and are all USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free. The entire new Superdark collection is vegan and paleo-friendly, allowing people to enjoy the new melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and still maintain specific dietary preferences.

Alter Eco’s new Superdark Truffles will be available in May 2019 online and in Fairway, NGVC, NCG and INFRA with additional retail availability to follow. Superdark Truffles will be sold in 10-count and single varieties for $7.99 and $0.89, Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters for $4.79/3.2-oz. pouch and Superdark Crisp Mint for $3.99/2.65-oz. bar. Alter Eco products are available nationwide at major natural food retailers and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s, Sprouts, Kroger and Publix. For more information, please visit www.alterecofoods.com.

*Source: SPINS data spanning the natural and conventional retail channels in the 52 weeks ending November 14, 2018.

About Alter Eco®

Alter Eco® is a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level. All Alter Eco products are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free (excluding Dark Salt & Malt). Recognized as a top certified Benefit Corporation and one of the first registered Public Benefit Corporations, Alter Eco is dedicated to full-circle sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain through four pillars: sourcing using Fair Trade principles, producing of only organic and non-GMO foods, creating minimal waste by working towards 100 percent compostable packaging, and in-setting carbon emissions by means of large-scale reforestation programs in the cooperatives that produce its crops. These principals are entwined with Alter Eco’s commitment to the highest quality ingredients and taste in all of its products. More information is available at www.alterecofoods.com. Follow Alter Eco via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.

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