At Dozen Cousins, Alter Eco launches hot chocolate bombs


LOS ANGELES — Two specialty brands have teamed up to introduce culturally-inspired hot chocolate bombs for a limited time.

A Dozen Cousins, a Los Angeles-based brand of heat-and-eat side dishes featuring traditional Creole, Caribbean and Latin recipes, has partnered with San Francisco-based Alter Eco, a chocolate truffle maker focused on sustainability, to develop the products, which will be sold online during Hispanic Heritage Month. Flavors include white chocolate coquito, with powdered coconut milk, cinnamon and nutmeg, and Mexican hot chocolate, with chipotle, spiced dark chocolate and cinnamon. A hot cocoa bomb can be added to the heated milk to create a hot and indulgent drink.

“Growing up, my mother cooked dishes from her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico,” said Arnulfo Ventura, general manager of Alter Eco. “When we were lucky, the aroma of simmering Mexican hot chocolate filled the kitchen.”

Ibraheem Basir, Founder and CEO of A Dozen Cousins, added, “At A Dozen Cousins, we love celebrating food and culture, so I couldn’t be more excited to team up with one of my favorite chocolate brands (and my fellow CEOs) to bring these two classic drinks to life.

The products will be available on adozencousins.com and alterecofoods.com from September 15 to October 15.

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