Hot Chocolate pouches
A new hot chocolate range has been launched by Hames Chocolates for foodservice and catering channels in the UK. Packaged into pouches, the drinks contain chocolate shavings, to which customers need only add milk.
The new line includes Original Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate flavoured with Hazelnut, Butterscotch, Milk Chocolate Orange, and Irish Cream. The wholesale range includes Sea Salt & Caramel, plain Dark Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate with Peppermint.
At the same time, Hames is rolling out ‘Just Add Milk Hot Chocolate Bombes’ and ‘Just Add Milk Hot Chocolate Spoons’.
The company is ‘confident’ its range will appeal to a wide audience, both those who ‘love hot chocolate’ and those seeking out a ‘sumptuous alternative’ in and out of the home.
“The hot milky drinks category continues to demonstrate growth as hot chocolate and related products such as chocolate bombes and stirrers are becoming popular choices…We saw an increase in sales during lockdown, which led to a growth in existing and new consumption occasions, including home baking and gifting too,” said Carol Oldbury, Director of Hames Chocolates.
The company’s hot chocolate range uses Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and its pouches and bombes packaging components are recyclable. The hot chocolate spoons are packed in compostable bags and the non-chocolate elements with are reusable or recyclable.
Image source: Hames Chocolates