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Eclipse Foods Launches Plant-Based Ice Cream Bonbons in US, “eclipseco” Debuts in Japan

Plant-based ice cream brand Eclipse Foods has announced the launch of a new product line, Eclipse Bonbons. This new addition to its portfolio introduces a series of non-dairy ice cream bonbons, developed by an award-winning chef to mimic the creamy texture and rich flavors traditionally associated with dairy-based ice cream.

These bonbons combine ultra-creamy non-dairy ice cream with a velvety chocolate shell and a variety of crunchy toppings, designed to provide a luxurious taste experience. The launch will feature three flavors: Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle, Peanut Butter Pretzel, and Coffee Almond Crunch, which are scheduled for release in March 2024 in select US grocery stores.

“Our goal has always been to create plant-based products that stand toe-to-toe with their dairy counterparts”

Thomas Bowman, the co-founder and CTO of Eclipse Foods, commented on the company’s dedication to producing plant-based alternatives that replicate the sensory experience of traditional dairy products. “Introducing Eclipse Bonbons marks an exciting moment for us. Our goal has always been to create plant-based products that stand toe-to-toe with their dairy counterparts in terms of flavor and texture. Eclipse Bonbons embody this commitment, offering an indulgent experience accessible to all dessert enthusiasts,” Bowman states.

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Since the launch of Eclipse Foods in 2019, the company has continued to expand thanks to a successful $12 million Series A funding round that facilitated its growth into major retailers such as Whole Foods and Safeway. A subsequent $40 million Series B funding in 2022 aimed to further accelerate the brand’s presence in both retail and foodservice sectors.

Debut in Japan

In addition to its US market developments, Eclipse Foods has officially ventured into the international scene, launching its plant-based ice cream in Japan under the name “eclipseco.” The Japanese product line includes flavors such as Cookie Butter Crumble, Classic Chocolate, and Mango Passion Fruit, available at Family Mart stores in Tokyo.

Kaori Onguchi, the country manager for Eclipse in Japan, celebrated this expansion on social media, stating, “Entering the Japanese market is a significant milestone for us, and I am so happy that we have accomplished this. This is just the beginning of our journey.”

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