Joy Bites by Russell Stover Chocolates celebrates simple sweetness

Russell Stover Joy Bites, photo provided by Russell Stover
Russell Stover Joy Bites, photo provided by Russell Stover /

Russell Stover Chocolates are an iconic brand. With over 100 years of chocolate making experience, its newest chocolate offering, Joy Bites, proves that innovation and food trends can go hand in hand. Ready to break open a whole taste of chocolatey bliss?

For many people, a piece of chocolate offers that moment of zen. It might seem like an overstatement, but chocolate is more than a sweet treat. Part indulgence, part satisfaction and part enjoyment, there are few other food choices that in its utmost simplicity bring such happiness.

Although there are many types of chocolate, the food itself has a unique characteristic. Have you ever noticed that chocolate tends to melt at the temperature as the human body? Sure no one really wants melted chocolate on their fingers, but that meltability is part of the reason why many people crave the sweet treat.

At the same time, more and more people are looking to healthy eating habits. Even though that one piece of chocolate is not a deal breaker, many people prefer a better for you option.

What are Russell Stover Joy Bites?

While Russell Stover is a legend in the chocolate world, this new chocolate offering is a first for the company. Joy Bites is its first ever “no sugar added” treat. Described as “no added sugar chocolate bars with fillings,” these candies are perfect for people who are looking to reduce sugar, follow a keto-friendly lifestyle or just are looking for a different chocolate option.

Jill Beveridge, VP of Innovation & Development at Russell Stover, said, “Joy Bites highlight Russell Stover’s consumer-focused commitment to innovation and creativity, and we look forward to continuing to introduce new and exciting products to this collection.”

The Russell Stover Joy Bites are available in the following flavors, Caramel in Chocolate, Peanut Butter in Chocolate. Smooth Creamy Chocolate. Sea Salt Caramel in Dark Chocolate, and Roasted Almonds in Dark Chocolate. While everyone will have a favorite, a few of the flavors are definitely stand-outs.

The Roasted Almonds in Dark Chocolate is the most decadent taste. While dark chocolate always has a touch of an elevated flavor, the roasted almonds boost the flavor in a robust way. It can stand up to the richness of the chocolate yet is not overwhelmed by the chocolate.

Thinking about this chocolate, it is easy to have just a small square or two. From the taste to the texture, one bite satisfies.

When thinking about the other flavors, the two potentially most popular choices will be the Sea Salt Caramel and the Peanut Butter in Chocolate. These two classic flavors have a built in fan base. By playing to popular choices, many people will happily choose the no sugar added option.

Russel Stover Joy Bites are available at various retailers, including Albertson’s, Safeway, Kroger, Meijer, and more retailers coming in the fall. The chocolate is also available at

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What do you think of this new no sugar added chocolate offering from Russel Stover? Are you excited to try a taste?