Cocoa and Chocolate

Mummy Meagz launches bumper plant-based Easter range

Mummy Meagz launches bumper plant-based Easter range

To celebrate Easter 2021, cult vegan chocolatier, Mummy Meagz, is launching three brand new vegan chocolate products, available in-store at Holland & Barrett and online from 10 February. The biggest ever Easter range from Mummy Meagz comprises: Sunnycomb Bar, a vegan take on classic chocolate-coated crunchy honeycomb bars, and the perfect grab and go option for…

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Nestlé offices to undergo £9 million upgrade

Nestlé offices to undergo £9 million upgrade

Nestlé has today revealed plans to refurbish its Nestlé House offices at its York campus to create a greener, more flexible workplace for a post-pandemic world. The extensive refurbishment at the Haxby Road site will see the office space transformed to offer employees an environment with new and varied working areas. Alongside traditional desk space…

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ISM presents new products for 2021

ISM presents new products for 2021

Even if ISM 2021 is not able to take place in a physical form this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks remains to be the central platform for industry innovations even during these challenging times. ISM is hereby offering its exhibitors the possibility to present their new…

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Love Cocoa extends Easter range with giant eco-friendly eggs

Love Cocoa extends Easter range with giant eco-friendly eggs

Love Cocoa, the ethical British chocolate brand created by James Cadbury has extended its Easter offering to include two giant luxury eggs indulgently filled with the brand’s signature truffles. Promising to deliver the ultimate grown-up chocolate fix, the new boozy Prosecco Milk Chocolate and vegan-friendly Sea Salt Dark Chocolate egg launches are designed to make…

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Lindt & Sprüngli unveils chocolate bar made with entire cocoa pod

Lindt & Sprüngli unveils chocolate bar made with entire cocoa pod

Lindt & Sprüngli has teamed up with Swiss-Ghanaian start-up Koa to launch a new Excellence chocolate bar that is naturally sweetened using the cocoa pod’s pulp. Excellence Cacao Pur is made exclusively from the components of the cocoa pod – with 82% cocoa beans and 18% cocoa pulp from Koa – and no refined sugar. With…

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Nestlé confirms roll out of vegan KitKats this year

Nestlé confirms roll out of vegan KitKats this year

There will soon be a new plant-based way to have a break, as Nestlé announces the launch of a vegan KitKat.  Arriving in the UK this year, KitKat V features smooth chocolate blended with plant-based ingredients to perfectly balance the brand’s trademark crisp wafer. KitKat V was developed by chocolatiers and food scientists in Nestlé’s Research and Development centre…

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Tony’s Chocolonely defends its removal from ethical chocolate list

Tony's Chocolonely defends its removal from ethical chocolate list

A recent article from The Times has unveiled that the fast-growing anti-slavery chocolate brand Tony’s Chocolonely has been dropped from a list of ethical makers because of its links with a large manufacturer that admits it benefits from child labour. The chocolate, which is sold by Sainsbury’s, has been dropped by Slave Free Chocolate because…

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Rinsch celebrates 15 years of the Mobile Mass Container

Rinsch celebrates 15 years of the Mobile Mass Container

International Confectionery talks with Peter Rinsch, Owner of Rinsch GmbH, where we look back on the inception of the business and how one newcomer reinvented the chocolate production process.   Could you tell us about the background of Rinsch and its mission statement? In my 20s I had rented a shed on a farm and…

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Whitakers: The power couple of chocolate innovation

Whitakers: The power couple of chocolate innovation

International Confectionery sit down with husband and wife team William Whitaker, Managing Director and Gemma Whitaker, Marketing Manager of Whitakers Chocolates.   Could you tell us a brief history of Whitakers and the core values of the business? If you like chocolate, then it’s highly likely that you’ve enjoyed a Whitakers chocolate!  Our story goes…

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Nestlé launches KitKat Zebra

Nestlé launches KitKat Zebra

KitKat fans can now add some adventure to their break with the launch of Zebra – a delectable new take on the classic four-finger bar. KitKat Zebra features trademark crispy wafer on a dark chocolate base, topped with marbled dark and white chocolate. With bold packaging to match the product’s eye-catching design, the four-finger treat will…

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