Hames Chocolates launches new hot chocolate range

Hames Chocolates, the foodservice and catering chocolate company, has launched a new hot chocolate range that’s perfect for coffee shops, in-store cafés as well as farm shops and delis wanting to wow their customers this autumn winter. Available now, Hames Chocolates’ new range includes Hot Chocolate drinks made with real chocolate shavings packed in pouches, Hot Chocolate Bombes, and Hot Chocolate Stirrer spoons completing the line-up.

This new range of delicious hot chocolate drinks is sure to entice consumers to the hot beverage category as the colder months approach.

Hames Hot Chocolate Just Add Milk Shavings Pouches are available in Original Milk Chocolate; Milk Chocolate flavoured with Hazelnut, Butterscotch, Milk Chocolate Orange, Irish Cream and (Wholesale) Sea Salt & Caramel; plain Dark Chocolate; and Dark Chocolate with Peppermint, in 100% recyclable 115g pouches, in outers of 9. Hames Chocolates also offers new hot chocolate shaving products as private label options, again packed in pouches.

Hames Just Add Milk Hot Chocolate Bombes offer a choice of trending tastes. There is White Chocolate with a Shot of Strawberry; Dark Chocolate; and Milk Chocolate, plain or with a shot of Mocha, Caramel, Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, Spiced Rum, Whisky or Irish Cream flavouring, all made with Rainforest Alliance Cocoa. There’s also a vegan friendly “Alternative” Milk Chocolate Bombe, made with Horizons Cocoa. The Bombes are presented in individual boxes, supplied in outers of 12.

Rounding off the new range, Hames Just Add Milk Hot Chocolate Spoons are made from solid edible chocolate, presented with a brown twist tie bow and swing tag. Choose from plain Milk Chocolate; Milk Chocolate with Caramel, Hazelnut, Whisky or Irish Cream Spiced Rum flavouring, Milk Chocolate With Mini Mallows, Milk and White Chocolate with Mocha Flavouring, (Wholesale) Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut or Salted Caramel; White Chocolate with Strawberry flavouring; and vegan friendly Milk Chocolate.

“Our new Hot Chocolate range offers something for all chocolate lovers.  We are confident that our range will appeal to a wide audience – those who love hot chocolate, and those seeking out a sumptuous alternative both in and out of home,” says Carol Oldbury, director of Hames Chocolates.

“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 for the whole family to enjoy in and out of the home.  We first saw an increase in sales during lockdown, which led to a growth in existing and new consumption occasions, including home baking and gifting too.

“In addition to the hot chocolate spoons and bombes, our entire hot chocolate range supports sustainability using Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa, and all of our hot chocolate pouches and bombes’ packaging components are recyclable  In addition, our hot chocolate spoons are packed in compostable bags, and the non-chocolate elements are either re-usable or recyclable.”

Hames Chocolates’ new Hot Chocolate range is available now. For sales enquiries, contact [email protected].

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