I experienced a childhood favorite chocolate in a new way at Food Loves Tech held at Industry City in Brooklyn from November 2-3, 2018: Loacker chocolates! Food Loves Tech is an immersive experience of installations, tastings, panels and dining that explore the future of food.
But how can a classic chocolate like Loacker dive and innovate into the future? Well-known for their Quadratini chocolate wafers, I had the pleasure of tasting their Specialty Chocolate Bars. The classic Loacker wafer is wrapped in velvety chocolate (White, Milk, Dark-Noir, and Cremkakao). They are made from natural raw materials: Real Bourbon vanilla pods from Madagascar and Reunion, fresh mountain water, fine chocolate, and high quality milk.
What’s almost even more fascinating is what IS NOT in the chocolate. There is absolutely no colorings, preservatives, added flavorings or hydrogenated fats. I also got to experience the velvety decadence of Loacker Specialty Chocolate Bars in a new way - in virtual reality! Through the power of VR, I got to “fly” to the snowy Dolomite mountains where I toured the site of where the fine ingredients that make Loacker chocolates are crafted, which lies 1,000 meters above sea level. Fun fact: Sciliar and the Catinaccio as part of the Dolomites were added to the list of the UNESCO World Nature Heritage sites.
But Loacker is also innovating in the future of food by their sustainability practices. They engage in resource-friendly and low-emission design of their production processes and location, in addition to their packaging materials.