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LILY'S SWEETS Announces Nationwide Distribution of its Stevia-Sweetened, Fair Trade Certified Dark Chocolate Bars

As Americans renew their New Year's Resolutions to eat healthy and lose weight, Lily's stevia-sweetened chocolate offers a delicious, guilt-free, 25 percent fewer calories solution.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful launch at Whole Foods Markets in March 2012,  Lily's Sweets chocolate bars can now be found nationwide at Wegmans, Earth Fare, Central Market,  PCC, Fairway, New Seasons, Natural Grocers, Dierbergs, Lunds & Byerly's, Harris Teeter, Stop and Shop, Oliver's, New Leaf,  Andronico's,  Rosauers, Lunardi's,  Mollie Stone's, and several hundred independent retailers, totaling over 1200 retail locations.  Lily's Sweets is also available online through Amazon and Vitacost.

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Lily's Sweets remains the only stevia-sweetened, Fair Trade Certified, non-GMO dark chocolate bars. Lily's Sweets is particularly popular with consumers wanting to avoid sugar and those interested in non-GMO and fair trade products. But ultimately, Lily's Sweets credits their rapid growth to their contented customers---who love Lily's delicious, creamy and indulgent taste. With more flavors planned for 2013, Lily's anticipates double digit growth for the upcoming year.

"As we all renew our New Year's resolutions to eat healthier and lose weight, Lily's offers chocolate lovers a delicious guilt-free treat," says Chuck Genuardi, co-founder of Lily's Sweets. "The global demand for stevia-sweetened products is exploding. We are proud to be a leader in meeting that demand."

Lily's is also proud to donate a portion of profits to grassroots non-profits that support childhood cancer survivors. The gold ribbon on the Lily's package is a symbol of that support.  

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About Lily's Sweets
Co-founded by Cynthia Tice and Chuck Genuardi, veterans of the natural products industry, Lily's introduced the first Fair Trade Certified stevia-sweetened chocolate to the U.S. market in 2012. Lily's uses only the finest all-natural ingredients, and is committed to preserving the planet's natural resources. For more information, visit http://www.lilyssweets.com.  Follow Lily's Sweets on Facebook and Twitter.

About Stevia
Stevia is a natural, botanical sweetener that comes from the plant Stevia rebaudiana. Also known as sweet leaf, stevia is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar with none of the unhealthy characteristics. Stevia has a very low glycemic index and is safe for diabetics.  

About Fair Trade Certified
Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the US. http://tweets.fairtradeusa.org/topics/lily#.UMndqjgFCaY.twitter

SOURCE Lily’s Sweets

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