Two Superfoods Combine for One Delicious Treat: Alter Eco Chocolate Truffles

December 23rd

If there’s one foodie gift that I love to give — and receive — it’s good, high-quality chocolate truffles. The ones that melt in your mouth and feel like such a decadent treat. The ones that are a bit more expensive than you can justify buying on a random Tuesday night. The ones that make […]

Christmas Truffle Selections for the Average Chocolate Lover (and recommendations for the connoisseur)

December 23rd

Christmas is coming and the stores are bursting with chocolate truffles everywhere you look. Godiva and Lindt are competing head-to-head for the packaged ‘gourmet’ truffle market, making it hard to choose which truffle selection is best to purchase for the average chocolate lover.

Healthful Holiday Treats

December 23rd

The Triathlete staffers devoured these new organic dark chocolate truffles, combined with either caramel or sea salt. The individually wrapped (in compostable wrappers!) confections are made with whole-food ingredients, including Ecuadorian cacao and pure coconut oil. 

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers From Our Favorite B Corps

December 20th

If you waited until the last minute for stocking stuffers (again), bypass those dollar-store trinkets, and give a gift you believe in.

Alter Eco Foods: Fair Trade and Organic, Chocolate, Rice, Sugar, and Quinoa – Great for You and the Environment

December 18th

I’ll admit that my first impression of a new type and/or brand of food is generally made in a two part assessment: first off, it has to taste good (duh!), and secondly, it has to be good for me, or at least not bad for me. However, as I’ve become a mom and begun to […]

Mindful indulgence with alter eco and ginnybakes :: review

December 18th

December seems to be a time of indulgence—especially when it comes to dessert. Baked goods in the break room, cookies and egg nog at holiday parties, candy from your Secret Santa. Temptation around every corner. Thankfully with Alter Eco and ginnybakes, you can indulge without the chemicals found in most other store-bought goodies.

4 Organic and Natural Stocking Stuffer Treats

December 18th

The big day is almost here, are your children’s so excited that they can’t stop talking about Christmas? I love every-single-thing-about-it! From decorating our home and selecting the perfect gifts to sipping hot cocoa with peppermint sticks and listening to holiday music.

Win an Alter Eco chocolate truffles giveaway

December 16th

Alter Eco is a pioneer of globally crafted organic foods, such as delicious Swiss-made chocolate bars and truffles, Bolivian Royal quinoa, heirloom Thai rice and Mascobado cane sugar. All Alter Eco goods are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free. Acknowledged as a professional Benefit Corporation, Alter […]

In the Spotlight: Alter Eco Chocolate Truffle Flavors

December 15th

Alter Eco has introduced two new dark chocolate varieties to its line of organic truffles. The Sea Salt and Salted Caramel flavors are USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified and crafted with a signature Ecuadorian cacao and nutrient-rich coconut oil.

For the Sustainability-Minded Sweet Tooth

December 11th

No ordinary box of airport See’s Candies will cut it for the family member who passionately loves chocolate—and the earth too. Alter Eco’s practices are socially just (fair-trade and cooperative), environmentally responsible (organic and carbon-neutral), and downright delicious (whole and minimally processed).

Alter Eco dark chocolate Sea Salt and Salted Caramel truffles

December 11th

California, US-based Alter Eco has announced the launch of two new dark chocolate flavours to its organic truffle range; Sea Salt and Salted Caramel.

Alter Eco Chocolate truffles giveaway

December 10th

Truffles are a great little indulgence to have on hand if you just need a little something sweet but don’t want to go all out. You can’t go wrong with the sea salt/chocolate combination, and these Alter Eco truffles are no exception. 

Alter Eco Chocolate (HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY)

December 7th

I am a huge fan of chocolate, and it is my sweet of choice. I rarely eat any other kind of candy, and simply love a good chocolate. And what’s better than a good chocolate? One that is made sustainably, and is socially and environmentally responsible, just to name a few.

Holiday Entertaining Made Easy – Christmas And New Year’s Brunch

December 7th

Holiday Entertaining need not be a lavish affair but you can make it extra special by serving your guests a lovely Christmas or New Year’s Day Brunch. I can remember when I was growing up in Northern New Jersey, my parents and I were always invited to the most beautiful holiday brunches. The host would […]

What you should buy now: Alter Eco Organic Royal Rainbow Quinoa

December 1st

Cultivated high in the Bolivian salt flats, Quechua and Aymara farmers grow the USDA organic and Fair for life multicoloured pear shaped mother grain. The grains add texture to salads and in less than 30 minutes, CSL testers created a fluffy pilaf style side with kale, sautéed pumpkin and tangy dressing.

New love for Ancient Grains

December 1st

Ancient grains are crossing over. In January, General Mills will launch Cheerios + Ancient Grains, which contains oats, quinoa, Kamut wheat, and spelt (and, ahem, 4 grams more sugar than Original Cheerios).

Visions of Sugarplums: These new sweets will delight both you and your loved ones.

December 1st

Satisfy your chocolate craving with Alter Eco’s new black and velvet truffles, the perfect substitute for gluten-containing Lindt truffles. Ecuadorian-sourced chocolate blends with pure organic coconut oil, with a cream center inside each decadent truffle. 

Stocking Stuffers: Rich Indulgence

December 1st

Luxurious chocolate truffles from Alter Eco are velvety perfection wrapped in a crisp dark chocolate shell. Coconut oil, not soy lecithin, give the soft, creamy chocolate center its rich, smooth texture. Alter Eco Truffles are soy-free and certified gluten-free. 

Healthy Snacks and Treats Review

November 28th

I was recently contacted by a PR company to try a box of healthy snacks and treats. Sounds perfect for me! I enjoyed trying these snacks. Some I have tried before, some I had not.

Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

November 22nd

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that’s fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean “superfood.”

The Friday Five 11.21.14

November 21st

3. Eating: Alter Eco makes some damn good chocolate. I’ve had a couple of their bars before, but recently tried these Salted Caramel Truffles. Holy moly they are goooood. The dark chocolate shell is filled with a rich, creamy caramel center with a sprinkle of sea salt. The combo is wildly delicious.

Foods With Planet Friendly Packaging

November 20th

Many of our favorite organic food brands are also working to prevent unnecessary waste in their packaging. It can be difficult to find food-grade materials that are also sustainable and affordable, but these companies are ahead of the curve.

Weird Healthy Treats: Andrea Metcalf

November 18th

Lifestyle expert Andrea Metcalf shows us some weird healthy treats that are not only full of protein, but also tasty!

17 natural food & beverage staples we can’t live without

November 12th

This single-ingredient product is consciously sourced quinoa from Bolivia, and the company is dedicated to stellar transparency on its website. USDA Organic and Fair Trade USA certified, too.

Alter Eco Foods

November 11th

Alter eco is an amazing organic and fair trade foods company! They have amazing chocolates, rice, sugar and quinoa! Each of their products are divine, delicious, organic and made with fair trade ingredients! Their packaging is also made from non toxic ink, and it is home compostable! You can read more about their sustainability on […]

Treats With A Conscience

November 3rd

Halloween is over. What does that mean? The rest of the year is practically over in my book. Once November hits it seems like time literally speeds up as the Holidays approach. And once Thanksgiving is here? Forget about it! In a blink Christmas is here, New Year’s has come and gone and I’m longing to […]

Men’s Health Best Foods for Men 2014

November 1st

To reap the antioxidant power of chocolate, choose a bar with 60 percent cacao or higher, like this one. The butter balances the bitterness.

Happy Halloween Treats for Grown-ups

October 29th

I am a huge fan of any product with a conscience and Alter Eco’s new Organic Salted Caramel Truffles are just that. These new bites are crafted with Ecuadorian dark chocolate and Fleur de Sel de Guerande which surrounds a creamy caramel center. I felt as though I were spoiling my tastebuds with every indulgent […]

6 Gluten-free, Organic Halloween Candies

October 28th

It’s time to start thinking about what’s going into your child’s trick-or-treat bucket…and belly. These gluten-free, organic candies will allow your little princess and superhero to enjoy Halloween, while you evade the ghost of unhealthy eating.

Top 10 Healthy Snacks

October 28th

Wouldn’t it be nice to find healthy snacks within reach everywhere you go, including in your office space, at the vending machines, the deli, the airport and so on and so forth….Well, that’s not really the case – at least not yet – but don’t panic, we have put together a list of 10 healthy […]

Shout Out Sunday: Alter Eco + Healthy Halloween Giveaway

October 26th

Happy Sunday!  We want to know if you’ve tried Alter Eco products before?  If not, here is your chance- just in time for Halloween!  

Treats Without Tricks – Healthier Halloween Goodies

October 25th

With Halloween around the corner, you will soon be faced with mountains of candy full of artificial ingredients.  Check out this round-up of healthier Halloween treats – without the tricky ingredients!

Trick or Treat? The Frightening Climate Costs of Halloween Candy

October 24th

Americans will spend more than two billion dollars on candy this Halloween, making it candy’s biggest holiday.  But many Halloween candies contain palm oil, the large-scale, monoculture production of which is driving deforestation, extinction, human rights abuses, and climate change!

Good Buy: Newsday Features Alter Eco Dark Salted Brown Butter Bar

October 24th

The new Dark Salted Brown Butter organic chocolate bar by Alter Eco is a treat. The fairtrade 70 percent cocoa bar unfolds slowly on the palate. It’s subtly salty and buttersmooth, hitting rich, fruity notes.

Green Halloween Treats

October 23rd

Get treat advice from non-GMO dietitian and smart health talk host Elaine McFadden, MPH, RD. 

Healthier Tricked Out Treats

October 21st

Right now you are most likely in great shape from working out in the cooler fall weather. Your diet is on track and you’re looking in top form. Well nothing is trickier than navigating the high calorie, sugary treats of Halloween. You know the drill. You buy 4 bags of candy to give out to […]

Alter Eco Unveils New Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles in Sea Salt and Salted Caramel

October 15th

Alter Eco™, pioneer of globally crafted foods with full-circle sustainability, announced the launch of two new dark chocolate flavors to its line of decadent, organic truffles, Sea Salt and Salted Caramel.

Alter Eco Unveils New Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles in Sea Salt and Salted Caramel

October 15th

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Oct. 15, 2014 – Alter Eco™, pioneer of globally crafted foods with full-circle sustainability, announced the launch of two new dark chocolate flavors to its line of decadent, organic truffles, Sea Salt and Salted Caramel.

Pure Intentions: A a new e-commerce site aim to stage a healthy living revolution by cutting out the middleman

October 13th

Entrepreneur Gunnar Lovelace traces the origins of his Culver City-based start-up (launching later this month) Thrive Market, an online wholesale membership club devoted to healthy products, to his upbringing on an organic farm in Ojai.

Halloween Treats without all the Trick(y) Ingredients!

October 10th

With Halloween around the corner, you and your family will be encountering mountains of candy and Halloween treats that are full of artificial ingredients and tricky wording (things like “natural” flavoring, food dyes, colors, etc).  So when can you do when Halloween treats are everywhere you look and you want to say “Boo!” to them?  Try […]

Food briefs: Local chef survives round one of ‘Halloween Wars’

October 8th

Bob Lombardi made it through the first round of Food Network’s “Halloween Wars.” The season four premiere, “The Haunted Farm,” aired Sunday night. One of five teams was eliminated. Four – including Lombardi’s – are still in the running for the $50,000 grand prize.

Stirring The Pot with Stefanie Sacks “Getting Healthy Finding Happiness”

October 7th

Is it possible to have fun getting healthy? Shifting diet and exercise can be anxiety provoking on many levels but nationally recognized Nutrition Twins have figured out a way to ease the “pain”.

Summer Selections – Better Nutrition July 2014

June 26th

New products to make your July sizzle — from sea salt chocolate to an herbal spot treatment for clear skin

Alter Eco Featured in ‘Category Trends’ of Candy and Snacks TODAY

June 1st

Alter Eco is introducing two chocolate bar flavors to its line.  Deep Dark Sea Salt Organic Chocolate and Dark Salted Brown Butter Organic Chocolate bars are made with 70% Cacao Nacional Forastero beans from Ecuador. 

Healthy Indulgences: Regardless of Dietary Preferences, Many Shoppers have a Sweet Tooth that needs Satisfying

June 1st

Despite commitments to a vegan, gluten-free or fat-free diet, consumers still want to indulge. Better-for-you dessert and confection manufacturers have learned that the best way to satisfy the sweet tooth of a health-conscious consumer is through additional product benefits.

Best for the World: Alter Eco Aims for Full Circle Sustainability

May 29th

Today we launch a new weekly series aimed at learning more about the 92 B Corporations who won the ‘Best for the World’ title earlier this year from nonprofit B Lab.  First we spotlight Alter Eco, a company that connects food with economic empowerment.

Alter Eco honored as one of B Corp’s Best of the Best for Overall Social and Environmental Impact

May 10th

All B Corps strive to be best for the world. By scoring in the top 10% of all B Corps for overall social and environmental impact, the following businesses are honored as the Best of the Best for Overall Impact. 

Alter Eco Chocolate Bars Combine Premium Sea Salt and Brown Butter

May 7th

The latest additions to Alter Eco’s line of Swiss-style organic and Fair Trade chocolate bars deliver buttery and salted flavors that elevate these classic ingredients in a truly delicious and ethical manner.

Whole Foods Market® honors 2014 ‘Supplier Award’ winners

April 24th

Company spotlights best in class supplier partners for outstanding innovation, responsible sourcing and commitment to quality standards

Alter Eco wins Environmental Stewardship in Whole Foods Market’s 2014 ‘Supplier Awards’

April 24th

AUSTIN, Texas (April 24, 2014) – Tuesday night, Whole Foods Market named Alter Eco the winner of its Environmental Stewardship award in the grocer’s coveted annual Supplier Awards.

Alter Ecoʼs Newest Chocolate Bars Give Chocolate Lovers Permission to Reignite Their Taste for Iconic Ingredients: Brown Butter and Salt

April 20th

The latest additions to Alter Ecoʼs line of Swiss style organic and Fair Trade chocolate bars draw on iconic ingredients that Americans have had to learn to resist – until now.

Fuel Up, Feel Great!

March 31st

If you’re going to sin, sin healthfully. This unique chocolate bar from Alter Eco mixes organic 60 percent dark chocolate with toasted quinoa, adding a little crunch of protein and fiber to your smooth and sinful treat. Love it!

Can fast-growing Alter Eco push the envelope on sustainability?

February 4th

Alter Eco is growing quickly and doing almost everything right, but the small company’s ambitions are to drive major change. —  Marc Gunther 4 February 2014      

A Kind Voice on Employment, Opportunity and Innovation

January 1st

Host Dr. V. Mayfield interviews Mathieu Senard cofounder of Alter Eco, a values-based brand of specialty food products that brings delicious, exotic, high-quality and healthy ingredients from around the world to consumers in the United States, directly benefiting small producers around the world.