GODIVA drops six new flavors just in time for Halloween

Fall is here, which (naturally) means the impending influx of chocolate and candy galore in honor of the Halloween season.

But amongst piles of special-edition and seasonally packaged sweet treats, there’s always one brand of chocolates that sets the golden (quite literally, as its signature packaging would have it) standard season after season — and that’s GODIVA.

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And that’s why this year, the company is kicking it up a notch by introducing six new pieces to its signature box.

The Gold Discovery Collection features new never-before-created flavor combinations, pairing decadent standards (like a milk chocolate shell) with new punches of flavor (like lychee).

Take a look at the drool-worthy new collection below:

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The six new pieces:

  • 'Strawberry Lychee Eclipse': a fusion of dreamy white chocolate mousse laced with strawberry and lychee, in a crispy, creamy milk chocolate shell
  • 'Intense Coffee Feather': luxurious white chocolate ganache gets a hit of bold coffee and a coat of milk chocolate
  • 'Caramel Mousse Artisan': white chocolate mousse meets caramel for a taste of crème brûlée, before it's wrapped in milk chocolate
  • 'Pecan Praline Allure': exquisite pecan and chocolate praline surrounded by milk chocolate
  • 'Double Dark Chocolate Swirl': rich extra dark chocolate ganache surrounded by a dark chocolate shell
  • 'Almond Marquise': whole roasted almond with almond praline in a milk chocolate shell

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GODIVA Executive Chef Thierry Muret

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GODIVA Executive Chef Thierry Muret

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GODIVA Chef Jean Apostolou elaborates:

"As one of GODIVA's Chefs and Chocolatiers, we collectively find passion in continuing the vision of our founders, while bringing fresh, artistic viewpoints to all of our collections. This reimagined Gold Discovery collection combines our iconic history in premium chocolate with contemporary, edible artistry that allows new fans to discover gold for themselves."

The Gold Discovery Collection is now available in U.S. stores and GODIVA.com in six-piece for $14, and 12-piece boxes for $25. 

RELATED: The worst Halloween candy for your teeth

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CHEWY CANDIES

The reason candy, in general, is harmful to teeth is that bacteria in the mouth burn the sugar, creating acid as a byproduct, explains Matthew Messina, DDS, spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA). The acid then dissolves tooth enamel, which is what causes cavities. Chewy candies, including gummy candies and taffy, are among the worst offenders because they linger and stick around in your mouth, giving them additional time to cause tooth decay. Not to mention some are sticky and strong enough to pull out a filling, bridge, or braces. Opt for one of these healthy Halloween candies instead.

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CARAMELS

Caramels are another sticky offender because they stick to teeth—not to mention expensive dental appliances like orthodontics. Like other sweets, caramels are best enjoyed after a meal and brushing and flossing immediately after eating limits the amount of time the stickiness sticks around in your mouth. Check out the best and worst candy as ranked by a nutritionist.  

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SOUR AND CITRUS-FLAVORED CANDIES

Sour candies have grown in popularity over the years; and they are bad for teeth on two fronts. They contain both sugar and acid, according to Dr. Messina. Like other candies, limit how many sour candies and lemony sweets you or your child enjoys in order to prevent long-term damage any day of the year. When you brush, make sure to avoid these common teeth-brushing mistakes.

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HARD CANDIES

Hard candies may be a Halloween favorite, but suckers and lollipops actually do more harm than you might realize. Because they are meant to be enjoyed slowly, hard candies and their cousins on a stick linger longer, making it difficult for your saliva to do its job and causing acid to build up in the mouth. Making sure that you properly care for your teeth as soon as the candy is gone can help prevent cavities. Ready for a fright? See exactly how many calories are in your favorite Halloween candy.

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