The Markoff Group
Take an American Road trip through chocolate
Wild Ophelia Debuts at The Fancy Food Show
Culinary wunderkind and chocolatier Katrina Markoff is at it again and this time she’s revolutionizing the local candy aisle! As the CEO and founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat Katrina is no stranger to innovation. In fact, she is credited with igniting the chocolate revolution—fusing high quality chocolate and exotic ingredients together in magical ways. Now, Katrina introduces her latest creation—Wild Ophelia. This new brand features a premium line of chocolate bars that bridges the divide between gourmet and grocer. Why should brilliant flavor combinations and all-natural, artisan ingredients be confined to boutique stores? Markoff has launched Wild Ophelia to bring innovative chocolate creations mainstream and to provide universal access to quality chocolate.
Many of us came of age eating candy bars from the drugstore —mass-produced concoctions that taste mostly of sugar and are loaded with unpronounceable ingredients. Though the candy of your childhood may tickle your nostalgia nerve, it is time that chocolate bars evolve. Katrina created Wild Ophelia to do just that. The unique, moderately priced, premium chocolate line connects the dots between the artisan food movement and the mass chocolate producers.
Wild Ophelia is a uniquely American brand that features all-natural and often organic ingredients sourced from small farms and artisans to tell an American story. Flavor combinations are unexpected and fun such as Peanut Butter Banana, BBQ Potato Chip, Beef Jerky, Sweet Cherry Pecan, Southern Hibiscus Peach, New Orleans Chili and Hickory Smoked Almond. Stories of the farmers and purveyors are recounted on the back of each bar right above the listing of recognizable ingredients.
Who is Miss Ophelia Delacroix? She is a colorful character conjured up by Katrina Markoff to help tell the story of her chocolate bars and advocate for the evolution of chocolate and agricultural education. Bored with her childhood lemonade stand, Ophelia Delacroix began serving beef jerky dipped in molten milk chocolate roadside. From there, her menu swiftly transitioned to other chocolate experimentations. She is a renegade in the kitchen, a free-spirit and a passionate crusader of many causes all balanced by southern charm and old-school propriety. She is sure to make her mark in the world of chocolate.
Wild Ophelia is for the savvy, smart and courageous culinary consumer. It’s for parents who want a treat they can confidently offer their kids. All Wild Ophelia ingredients are sourced from all-natural, often organic and always esteemed local farms and food artisans within the United States bringing you the true taste of America. Wild Ophelia delivers a line of chocolate bars that are fun, hip, all-natural and as “American”
All Wild Ophelia products are made with 100% renewable energy and packaged in 100% recycled board. Proudly, the Wild Ophelia line is developed and produced by a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBENC) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
Wild Ophelia invites you on an American road trip through chocolate.