Nestlé rolls out dark chocolate bar made with cocoa fruit
By Oliver Morrison
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Nestlé has introduced Incoa -- a 70% dark chocolate bar made with cocoa fruit -- under its Les Recettes de L’Atelier brand.
It will appear on shelves in retail in France and the Netherlands, with other European markets to follow.
Incoa is made entirely from the cocoa fruit, not adding any refined sugar, the company said.
Louise Barrett, Head of the Nestlé Confectionery Product Technology Center, said: "We are proud to be able to develop and produce a chocolate at-scale using only the cocoa fruit. This breakthrough innovation allows us to deliver a great-tasting dark chocolate, while also integrating agricultural side-streams into our value chain, a key priority for our sustainability agenda."
Alexander von Maillot, Head of Confectionery at Nestlé, added: "Incoa is an authentic, pure cocoa experience. People are looking for something that little bit different and more sustainable from their chocolate. The fact that Incoa is made from the cocoa fruit and nothing else means it cuts waste and brings additional value to the cocoa sector."
The cocoa beans in Incoa are sourced in West Africa from Nestlé Cocoa Plan farms certified by Rainforest Alliance.