Barkeater Chocolates, an artisan shop based in the heart of the Adirondacks, unveiled their new chocolate bar packaging and new flavor, Quinoa Ka-Pow! by giving away a free full-sized bar to everyone who visited their factory store in North Creek on Saturday, January 16.
The new flavor features the texture of quinoa with gourmet dark chocolate and had people making the special trip to Barkeater Chocolates to get a taste of this new confection.
All of the Barkeater dark chocolate bars contain 63% dark chocolate that is all natural, non-GMO and naturally gluten-free.
“We’ve been very pleased with the feedback we’ve received about Quinoa Ka-Pow! and the new bar packaging,” said Deb Morris, co-founder and chief chocolatier at Barkeater Chocolates. “There has been a buzz ever since we unveiled the new flavor – and it’s still going strong.”
Barkeater Chocolates is located in North Creek, not far from the Gore Mountain ski resort. On January 16, there was a short ceremony as the store opened with the debut of the quinoa bar at the factory store. In attendance was Ron Vanselow, Johnsburg Town Supervisor who said, “Barkeater has been a wonderful addition to the North Creek experience. By adding this new product, they are continuing to provide innovative and tasty treats that are fast making them not only a destination for visitors, but a strong and welcome addition to our community.”
Also at the factory store debut was Gore Mountain Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Lisa Salomon who said, “We are excited to have Barkeater Chocolates as a yummy and viable part of the North Creek business community.”
Barkeater Chocolates has won numerous awards over the years, including a Business Excellence Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2014, and the Adirondack Life 2015 Reader’s Choice award for Best Chocolate/Candy Company in the Adirondack Park.
The company’s chocolate bars, grown-up peanut butter cups, bark and other hand-made confections are available in more than 150 retail stores from the Adirondacks to New York City, and throughout New England & the Mid-Atlantic states.