Flavor ingredient supplier Treatt has created a tea formulation designed to remove the bitter aftertaste of natural sweeteners such as stevia and allow more subtle flavors to stand out. Treatt will introduce three new flavors to its tea products line including a green tea concentrate sweetened with stevia. The company plans to experiment with coffee formulations that are compatible with stevia.
Lagusta's Luscious, based in New Paltz, N.Y., offers fair-trade, organic chocolates in recycled packaging by mail order. The company offers treats such as Bluestocking Bonbons, a line of chocolates named for feminist leaders.
Nunu, a chocolate shop in Brooklyn, N.Y., opened its doors a few months ago after a year of selling in a local flea market. The shop offers salty caramels, truffles and shaped sweets with flavors such as absinthe.