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Pumpkin Spice Cocomels - The Origin Story

Pumpkin Spice Cocomels - The Origin Story

Fall is approaching and the smell of Pumpkin Spice is in the air!  This year Cocomels joined the party launching our NEW Pumpkin Spice Cocomels snack packs.  These limited edition seasonal Cocomels are, as always, natural, plant-based, organic and non-gmo certified, and made with real, actual spices (not flavors or extracts).  I custom created an organic spice blend (which I think you’ll love) and I didn’t skimp on the good stuff, using more nutmeg than most blends as well as including Allspice.  Each chew unlocks a different layer, including Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove and Vanilla. We consider this the best version...

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Save Sugar for Dessert by Avoiding Hidden Sugar in Everyday Foods

Here at Cocomels we believe in living healthy a lifestyle and that part of that is being aware of your sugar consumption. Our philosophy is “save sugar for dessert”, or those special moments in life when we can use the sweet stuff to really elicit a moment of joy.  That’s what it’s for after all!  That can be easier said than done with all the hidden sugars that can be found in today’s food. Here we discuss some everyday food items that are top offenders when it comes to unnecessarily high sugar content. First, let’s establish what the suggested daily allowance of...

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Introducing the NEW Coconut Sugar Cocomels!

I’m very proud to announce we are launching our new Coconut Sugar Cocomels this month.  These are exciting and unique because this new line is the first non-dairy, no grain & no cane sugar caramels ever created – and they just might be the best tasting Cocomels yet, seriously!  Diehard fans may remember our Coconut Sugar Cocomels from 2016 (we won an award for that), but we werent able to produce those at scale.  Now we can!!!  Try them here. Many of you told us you're avoiding cane sugar and grains, so we decided - Coconut Sugar Cocomels will be...

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Why Do Our Cocomel Bites Sometimes Have White Scuff Marks?

Why don’t Cocomel Bites look shiny and crisp like many other rounded chocolate-covered products?  Because we have chosen not to use a glaze or polish on our products.  As we say on the package, “We like to keep it straightforward, so no shiny glazes were added to these blissful beauties”.  Why no shiny glazes? Because we don’t want to use Confectioner’s Glaze, Confectioner’s Polish, or Shellac at this time.  These are all different names for a glaze made from Shellac, a resin produced by an Asian beetle.  Being a plant-based product we didn’t want to use an insect derived ingredient. OK, so...

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Why are Cocomels vegan?

    I want it all! Well, what I mean is that I don’t believe you have to compromise between a delicious, mind-blowing, mouthgasm-inducing treat and it being better-for-you and the planet. Sure, it makes it harder to do both – the more natural something is, the more it’s prone to variability, a shorter shelf life and difficulty cooking it in large quantities – but I believe these are challenges worth taking on. Tough at first, but rewarding in the end.   When I was first creating Cocomels, I wanted to create a dairy-free caramel. My body doesn’t like dairy,...

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