Chocolate labels are the information displayed on the packaging or wrapper of a chocolate product. These labels typically include details such as the brand name, product name, ingredients, nutritional information, and allergen warnings.
The ingredients list will typically detail the types and amounts of ingredients used in the chocolate, including cocoa solids, sugar, milk, and any additional flavorings or additives. Nutritional information will often include the number of calories, total fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sugar, protein, and fiber per serving.
If you would like to test any of our quality materials, you can order a sample pack to get a feel of what material or adhesive works best for you:
Product name: The name of the chocolate product should be clearly indicated on the label.
Net weight: The weight of the product, typically expressed in ounces or grams, should be listed on the label.
Ingredients list: A list of ingredients used to make the chocolate, in descending order by weight, should be provided. This list must include any allergens present in the product, such as nuts, dairy, or soy.
Nutrition facts: The nutritional content of the chocolate, including calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein, must be provided on the label.
Allergen information: If the chocolate product contains common allergens such as milk, soy, or nuts, this information should be clearly displayed on the label.
Manufacturer information: The name and address of the manufacturer, distributor, or packager of the chocolate product should be provided on the label.
Country of origin: The country where the chocolate was manufactured or produced should be indicated on the label.
Date code: A date code indicating the date of manufacture or production should be provided on the label.
When cocoa and chocolate products are sold, they must either be marked or labeled with the correct information. If this product also contains vegetable fats other than cocoa butter, this must also be specified on the packaging in bold lettering. Additionally, the following information must be displayed:
1. Indication of dry milk solid content. (For certain products this is a minimum of either 14% or 20%).
2. Total dry cocoa solids content. (For certain products, this must show cocoa butter content too).
3. Assorted chocolates can be described as ‘assorted chocolates’.
What Information Do We Require From You?
1. Do you require blank or Printed Labels?
We have to know whether you would like your labels supplied to you blank, or if you have your own custom artwork you would need printing. We will send you an artwork approval before we go ahead with the finished product.
2. What Shape do you need?
We also need to know what shape you need. Everything we produce on rolls is bespoke, which means we can have whatever shape you require custom-made. Let us know if you require a Rectangle, Circle, Oval, or a Custom Sized shape.
3. What Size do you need?
Let us know what size you require. We can produce any size that you may need. If you have a custom size, it is best to send us a PDF of your design so we can see each dimension.
4. What Material do you need?
See what materials we recommend for chocolate products. However if you would like a different material for your specific needs, we can have these made for you. See our List of Label Materials to decide which is best for you.
5. Which Adhesive?
Which adhesive do you require? We offer:
- 1. Standard permanent
- 2. Ultra permanent
- 3. Low-Tack Peelable
- 4. Ultra Peelable
- 5. Freezer-Proof
6. Maximum Roll Diameter and Core Size?
If you have a preference, let us know the maximum roll diameter and core size you require.
7. Quantity of Labels?
Finally, let us know what quantity of labels you need, and how you would like these to be split per roll.
Vegetable fats that can be used in chocolate products
1. Chocolate (including supplemented chocolate by vermicelli, flakes, couverture and gianduja)
2. Milk Chocolate
3. Family Milk Chocolate
4. White Chocolate
5. Chocolate a la taza or familier
*Any added vegetable fat must not exceed 5% of the finished product after the total weight and additional edible substances have been deducted from this. (Without reducing the minimum content of cocoa butter or total dry cocoa solids)
Chocolate Labelling Materials
Semi-gloss paper labels are an excellent choice for chocolate packaging due to their ability to provide a high-quality finish that enhances the product’s appearance. The semi-gloss finish creates a subtle shine that adds a luxurious touch to the label and product.
A gloss varnish and gloss laminate are excellent options for chocolate labels due to their ability to provide an extra layer of protection and enhance the label’s visual appeal. The gloss varnish provides a high level of glossiness, creating a luxurious and shiny finish that adds to the product’s premium look. Similarly, a gloss laminate provides a high level of glossiness, but it is thicker and more durable than a gloss varnish, making it a suitable option for products that require more protection.
Waterproof labels are an excellent option for chocolate labels due to their ability to resist moisture and maintain their quality appearance. Since chocolate is susceptible to melting when exposed to moisture, using waterproof labels ensures that the label remains intact and legible, even if the product is exposed to moisture or high humidity. Waterproof labels are also resistant to smudging, tearing, and abrasion, making them a durable and reliable option for chocolate products that may be transported over long distances or subjected to rough handling
For extra water resistance, we recommend a gloss laminate over the top to ensure that the print is as protected as the label.
Fluorescent labels are an excellent choice for chocolate labels as they can help products stand out on the shelves and grab customers’ attention. The bright and bold colours of fluorescent labels are eye-catching and easily noticeable, making them ideal for creating a visual impact and increasing brand recognition. They are particularly effective in low-light environments, such as stores with dim lighting or refrigerated displays.
If you would like regular colours printed on your labels, then we would have these digitally printed on top of the label for you.