Kohler Co. Adds Platinum to Line of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates

The company’s first dual-layered filled-shell launches this July offering a perfect blend of brown sugar caramel and pecan praline, wrapped in a dark chocolate shell

KOHLER, Wis.—July 23, 2013— Kohler Co. is proud to unveil Platinum, its newest mouth-watering addition to its successful line of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates. This beautifully-crafted piece of edible artwork is the first dual-layered filled-shell addition to the ensemble of chocolates offered by the leading manufacturer of kitchen & bath plumbing products and made its debut at this year’s Fancy Food Show in New York City. The Platinum is filled with one layer of brown sugar caramel and a second layer of pecan praline, wrapped in a 63 percent dark chocolate shell.

“The Platinum is completely different than any of the other lines in the KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate family,” said Anette Righi DeFendi, chocolatier for KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates. “We’ve worked hard to perfect this new and complex flavor profile, providing an amazing taste and texture experience”

Each Platinum is made at the Craverie Chocolatier Café at The American Club resort in Kohler, Wisconsin. The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort, owned by Kohler Co., is home to world-renowned Championship golf courses, Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa, and artfully-crafted chocolates.

The pecan praline is handmade by DeFendi and her staff by combining homemade caramel with the same roasted, salted pecans used in the signature Original Buttery Terrapin, which launched the KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate line in 2007. The dark chocolate outer-shell is delicately air-brushed with a brilliant platinum color.

Platinum is available year round and available in 4-piece ($9.99), 9-piece ($18.99) and 32-piece ($59.99) boxes. Platinum can be purchased online at www.KohlerChocolates.com or in Kohler at Craverie Chocolatier Café.

Platinum joins an already lauded line of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates that include a variety of tasty morsels including by not limited to:

  • Original Buttery Terrapins, Kohler Co’s version of the turtle. Expertly crafted, these turtles are set apart from the ordinary offering the perfect blend of chocolate, salted pecans and smoky, burnt caramel. Also available in Blackstrap, Java and Cranberry.
  • Perfect as sparkling gems, Rare Facets are artfully-created to capture the complexity and beauty of 63% dark chocolate paired with flavors such as Pineapple, Sour Cherry, Cranberry-Raspberry, Blueberry, Mandarin Ginger and Pomegranate.
  • The Garden Ganache is the faultless chocolate for that person who truly appreciates a beautiful piece of art. Inspired by garden varietals, the colors of these hand-painted milk chocolates hint at their unique flavors – each elegant, artistic and delicious. The Garden Ganache top-selling flavors include: Raspberry, Crème Fraiche, Hazelnut Coffee and Macadamia Nut.
  • An experience for all the senses, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate Bars are available in Milk and Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut Crunch, Mint and Cherry Almond.

KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolate signature lines are available year-round at the Craverie Chocolatier Café and online at www.KohlerChocolates.com. The Craverie Chocolatier Café is one of 12 dining establishments throughout the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond, The American Club resort, located in Kohler, Wisconsin. The resort boasts four Championship golf courses at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run and a Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa. Stay up to date on resort happenings on facebook, facebook.com/americanclub and on twitter, www.twitter.com/theamericanclub.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. The Hotel stands astride the 17th hole of the Old Course and the North Sea. Just behind the 18th hole, Kohler Co. is renovating what will be known as Hamilton Grand, 26 of the world’s most extraordinary apartments.

About The American Club resort
The American Club resort, a 2013 Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The resort is one of only 45 hotels in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 37 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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