When I go to the organic trade shows twice a year, I see hundreds and hundreds of products.
Many of the products I am already familiar with but some are brand new. And in this category of brand new products, there are always a few that make a long-lasting impression.
While I favor raw chocolate over non-raw chocolate, because it tastes so much more light and healthy, the Fearless Chocolate Matcha Green Tea Peppermynt was something special.
The combination of green tea and peppermint, both of which I am a huge fan, was what made this chocolate bar so refreshing, compelling and unusual.
I just cannot remember when I have eaten a raw chocolate that had this flavor profile. For whatever reason, it was very memorable and every time I see it in the store, I think back to Expo West and the sensation that this chocolate sparked.
ALSO OF NOTE
There are a few other things that I wanted to share about Fearless Chocolate.
1) The packaging of Fearless Chocolate is very clever and well-done.
The top right-hand corner of the box and the chocolate bar itself has a bite taken out of it. (The bar is actually manufactured with a bite taken out of it while the box is just colored for effect.)
Furthermore, the wrapper inside has nice decoration, and the box, which is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and will bio-degrade in 6 months, is easy to open.
Unfortunately, I see far too many organic food product companies, especially the young ones, that do not spend enough time or energy on packaging.
While the quality of the food is the ultimate judge, design matters and cannot be underestimated.
Fearless Chocolate has not overlooked this aspect of its product, and I truly appreciate that.
2) Fearless Chocolate uses organic rapadura (unrefined whole cane sugar) as its sweetener.
Another interesting aspect of covering the organic industry is seeing and learning about the huge number of different sweeteners on the market. There are many of them, and everyone tries to convince you why theirs is the best and healthiest option.
I had an extensive conversation with Jordan Michael Schuster, founder of Fearless Chocolate, who educated me about the unrefined whole cane sugar that he gets from Brazil.
While other alternatives are more popular, agave and palm sugar to name a few, I liked what I heard about his unrefined whole cane sugar and left the show with a very positive impression of it.
(Interestingly enough, after Expo West, I went to Erewhon Market in Los Angeles and had sugar cane juice for the very first time. It’s in this video, and was much better and different than I expected.)
Overall, I am a big fan of Fearless Chocolate’s Matcha Green Tea Peppermynt and cannot speak highly enough about it.
Fearless Chocolate is available at stores nationwide and can be purchased online.