PRESS RELEASE

January 22, 2018, Seattle, Washington
For more information or to request product samples contact:
Kim Wilson
M: 206.877.3347
E: kim@goodking.co

Good King® Harmony –
Winner at the 2018 Good Food Awards

Seattle-based social purpose company Good King® is excited to announce
Harmony Gourmet Snacking Cacao as a
Winner of the 2018 Good Food Awards for the Confections Category

 Good Food Award Winner for Confections Category

Good Food Award Winner for Confections Category

Seattle-based social purpose company Good King is proud to announce Harmony Gourmet Snacking Cacao as a Winner of the 2018 Good Food Confections Award.

“We are honored to receive this award for Harmony Snacking Cacao. It’s a privilege to be a newcomer among visionary pioneers like Fran’s in the confections category. It not only encourages us to continue with our social & sustainability goals, but also recognizes that carefully sourced premium cacao beans can create a better-for-you snack that tastes great,” said Kim Wilson, Co-Founder of Good King. 

The Good Food Awards celebrates food that is tasty, authentic and responsible. Now in its eighth year, awards were given to winners in 15 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, and spirits. The Good Food Awards Seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.

Based in Seattle, Good King is the producer of the original gourmet snacking cacao, created in direct partnership with cacao farming communities in Indonesia and Honduras. The company's purpose is to create thoughtful snacks that renew life from grower communities to you.

 Team of women at Coagricsal in Honduras who de-shells whole beans for Harmony snacking cacao.

Team of women at Coagricsal in Honduras who de-shells whole beans for Harmony snacking cacao.

From inception, Good King’s business model was designed to equip and empower cacao farming communities, especially the women in those communities. The company directly and ethically sources all of its cacao from Indonesian and Honduran farms certified by either Rainforest Alliance™ or Fairtrade® International and USDA Organic.

Also, Good King trains local artisans to autonomously process and export premium, de-shelled, whole cacao beans, thereby gaining at least 50% more earnings. This helps build household income without having to travel long distances outside of their communities for work, enabling them to better care for children, support education, and keep families together so future generations can thrive.

Good King’s crunchy and savory, lightly caramelized gourmet snacking cacao comes in five flavors, preserving the full nutritional benefits of cacao beans: 4g protein, 9-10g fiber, only 5g sugar per 30g serving.

For entertaining, its familiar dark chocolate flavor makes it an obvious pairing for dried fruit and nut mixes. And, its more savory side makes it a surprisingly good addition to cheese and charcuterie plates or atop baby green salads.  

“This product is perfect for chocolate aficionados and foodies who seek surprising and exciting new ways to taste dark chocolate,” said Wilson.

About Good King® Gourmet Snacking Cacao:

Good King currently offers a suite of five unique flavors in two sizes (30g single serve and 120g shareable pack), available for purchase individually or as a full set.

HARMONY
Lightly sweet & salty with organic cane sugar & Himalayan pink salt

LOVE
Fragrant & warm spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & cardamom

PEACE
Citrusy & floral with lemon, lavender & thyme

STRENGTH
Spicy & citrusy with smoked paprika, chili & orange

JOY
Refreshing & earthy with mint, rosemary & sea salt

Currently, Good King products are sold online, by subscription and at specialty retailers: https://goodking.co/find-us

For additional information, including recipe ideas and more about our social purpose, visit www.goodking.co

 

November 2, 2017, Seattle, Washington
For more information or to request product samples contact:
Kim Wilson
M: 206.877.3347
E: kim@goodking.co

Chocolate Reimagined

Good King launches Gourmet Snacking Cacao Beans
- to benefit both consumers and grower communities.

 Gourmet Snacking Cacao Beans

Gourmet Snacking Cacao Beans

US social purpose entrepreneur launches single-origin, gourmet snacking cacao beans, breaking new ground by combining the nutritional benefits of minimally-processed cacao with the indulgence of premium craft chocolate.

“We chocolate lovers have strong emotional associations with chocolate. Snacking cacao contains the same ingredients as pure, premium chocolate, yet presents our beloved treat in a completely new way - the crunchy and savory whole bean. In fact, when I mention cacao beans, most people confuse it for coffee or chocolate-covered espresso beans because whole cacao beans have rarely been found outside of the growing regions until now,” said Kim Wilson, Co-Founder of Good King.  

 Coffee vs. cacao beans

Coffee vs. cacao beans

Unlike chocolate, where cacao beans have been significantly processed to create its creamy and melt-in-your-mouth texture, this crunchy snacking cacao is more akin to fancy nuts and seeds, as cacao beans are actually the seed of the cacao fruit. Good King preserves the delicate whole bean so consumers can enjoy the texture and flavor of cacao much closer to the way nature created it. “Even dark chocolate can be full of sugar and additives,” says Wilson. “We limit the addition of other ingredients so the cacao bean can shine with its beautiful depth and complexity - like fine wine or specialty coffee."

 Pocket-size, resealable and don't melt

Pocket-size, resealable and don't melt

Besides Good King’s nutritional benefits of 9-10g fiber and 4g protein per serving, research shows that consuming cacao increases blood flow to the heart and brain, improves cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure, and naturally enhances mood. Moreover, cacao is one of the best dietary sources of magnesium, an important mineral that is necessary for over 300 biochemical reactions in our body.

“What’s also exciting is the convenience for on-the-go snacking. Our single serves are pocket size, resealable and don’t melt, so they’re easy to carry with you. Just a few of these chocolatey beans are enough to satisfy, leaving you fulfilled and feeling good,” said Wilson.

For entertaining, its familiar dark chocolate flavor makes it an obvious pairing for dried fruit and nut mixes. And, its more savory side makes it a surprisingly good addition to cheese and charcuterie plates or atop baby green salads.   

“This product is perfect for chocolate aficionados and foodies who seek surprising and exciting new ways to taste dark chocolate.” said Wilson.

From inception, Good King’s business model was designed to equip and empower cacao farming communities, especially the women in those communities. The company directly and ethically sources all its cacao from Indonesian and Honduran farms certified by Rainforest Alliance™, Fairtrade® International and/or USDA Organic.

 Koptan Masagena, Masamba, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Koptan Masagena, Masamba, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

In addition, Good King trains local artisans to autonomously process and export premium, de-shelled, whole beans, thereby gaining at least 50% more earnings. This helps build household income without having to travel long distances outside of their communities for work, enabling them to better care for children, support education, and keep families together so future generations can thrive.

About Good King® Gourmet Snacking Cacao:

Good King currently offers a suite of five unique flavors in two sizes (30g single serve and 120g shareable pack), available for purchase individually or as a full set.

HARMONY
Lightly sweet & salty with organic cane sugar & Himalayan pink salt

LOVE
Fragrant & warm spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & cardamom

PEACE
Citrusy & floral with lemon, lavender & thyme

STRENGTH
Spicy & citrusy with smoked paprika, chili & orange

JOY
Refreshing & earthy with mint, rosemary & sea salt

Currently, Good King products are sold online, by subscription and at specialty retailers: https://goodking.co/find-us

Learn more by visiting our recipes page for more serving suggestions and our About Us section for more about our Origins, People, Purpose and Story

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