VENICE, Fla. – The founders of bio-tech company Omega3 Innovations believe their newly redesigned chocolate truffle could replace regular fish oil capsules – while satisfying consumers’ cravings for health and treats.
Last year, when they created the Omega Passion – a pure non-alkalized dark chocolate truffle that combines high doses of fresh marine omega-3 fish oil and beta-glucan oat fibers – customers couldn’t believe something that tasted so decadent could be so good for them, according to Omega3 Innovations’ co-founder Dr. Bo Martinsen.
“We consistently heard from our customers that they loved the Omega Passion, but they wanted to eat it in smaller portions; like one or two bites after lunch and another two after dinner,” he said. “So, we’ve redesigned the Passion into bite-sized pieces to answer that consumer need.”
Each chocolate contains 300mg of EPA/DHA, or as much fish oil as one regular capsule – without the fishy taste, Martinsen said. The original Passion chocolates, which contained an effective daily dose of omega-3, were four times the current size, he added.
Omega Passion chocolates, which now are available in environmentally-friendly, BPA-free tin boxes containing 20 pieces, are enrobed with 62 percent non-alkalized dark chocolate. They also are gluten-free, diabetic friendly and contain no trans fats.
At 49 calories apiece, Omega Passion boasts a powerful combination of not just omega-3 fish oil, but also soluble oat fiber and antioxidants from the non-alkalized dark chocolate, said Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers, co-founder of Omega3 Innovations.
The co-founders believe that the synergy of healthy ingredients in the Omega Passion make it more effective than regular fish oil capsules, while serving as an energizing treat and appetite suppressant.
“This is the perfect alternative to taking omega-3 fish oil capsules,” said Chalmers. “You’re getting a daily dose of omega-3 fish oil and a luscious truffle all rolled into one.”
About Omega3 Innovations: Founded by Bo Martinsen√, M.D., and Anne-Marie Chalmers√, M.D. – two physicians who have worked with omega-3 fish oil for more than 15 years – the company offers several varieties of Omega Cookies®, as well as Omega Cure® supplements. Each Omega Cookie contains seven capsules worth of omega-3 fish oil, five grams of fiber, 200% of the daily value of vitamin D and 35% of the daily value of calcium. The company was named a winner in the category of innovation at the 2010 annual Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County’s Hall of Fame awards. The honor came as the result of being the first company to create a bakery product that contains an effective dose of omega-3 fish oil.