Cocoa and Chocolate

Vegan Galaxy launched by Mars

On November 18, Galaxy will launch its first ever vegan bar range, becoming the first major milk chocolate brand to offer a vegan alternative. Building on the brand’s mission to encourage everyone to ‘Choose Pleasure’, the company said Galaxy is now offering a range of vegan treats which don’t compromise on quality or taste. Tested…

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Barry Callebaut reports good momentum in full year results

Barry Callebaut Group, manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, has announced its full year results for the fiscal year 2018/19, showing sales volume to have increased by 5.1%, which is “well above market growth,” the company stated. Sales volume in the chocolate business grew by 5.9%, a figure well above the growth rate if the…

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Barry Callebaut utilises power of cacaofruit

Based on its unparalleled innovation power, Barry Callebaut have recently unveiled at an exclusive event in San Francisco ‘Cacaofruit Experience’: an innovative range of products that celebrates the fresh, fruity taste and natural richness of the cacaofruit and marks the creation of a next-gen food & drink category. As part of ‘Cacaofruit Experience’, the company…

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New chocolate cacao melts from Food Thoughts win coveted Great Taste Awards

Food Thoughts

Food Thoughts Pure Dark Chocolate 100% Cacao Melts and Food Thoughts Fine White Chocolate 35% Cacao Melts have both received the accolade of a 1-star award at this year’s Great Taste Awards. The popular foodie awards saw Food Thoughts receive a much coveted one-star award for two of its products. With over 12,722 entries this…

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Whitakers deliver quality and deliciousness in their newest chocolate products


Whitakers Chocolates has evolved over 130 years and five generations from a small team manufacturing chocolate by hand in the back of a shop, to a 150 strong workforce producing millions of chocolates every day in a state-of-the-art production facility. The company take pride in manufacturing the most delicious chocolates, whether it be for their…

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New Chocolate Summit addresses the emerging trends shaping the future

Chocolate Summit

As many as 80% of chocolate consumers globally would like to try non-dairy ‘milk’ chocolate – 31% consider a ‘high protein’ claim to be important when buying chocolate, and 40% admit that they eat sweet chocolate & nut spreads with a spoon – straight from the jar. These are just a few of the findings…

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Hotel Chocolat to open at St David’s, Cardiff

The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s in Cardiff, one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations, has announced the signing of luxury chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolat. The internationally renowned British chocolatier will open a 1,874sq ft store on St David’s Way, opposite Boots and adjacent to Tiger. With over 100…

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Darrell Lea releases new chocolates for the first time in 92 years

Darrell Lea

Australian confectionery brand, Darrell Lea, has launched a new range of chocolate block versions of its classic treats, including Rocklea Road and Batch 37 Liquorice. The company said it’s ‘taking on the biggest names in chocolates head on’ after transforming its iconic products into a block format for the first time in its 92-year history. The…

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Kinnerton set to boost vegan and free-from chocolate products


Kinnerton’s Norfolk factory is planning to produce more than 3,000 vegan and free-from chocolate bars in 2019. The site will make the confectionery for free-from chocolate brand ‘No More Missing Out’ (NOMO), which this week debuted a four-strong selection of vegan and free-from bars in the UK. The ‘No More Missing Out’ bars are currently…

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