Cocoa and Chocolate

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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Barry Callebaut to open factory in Serbia by 2021

Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut has announced plans to build its first chocolate factory in Southeastern Europe. The state-of-the-art facility will be built in Novi Sad, Serbia, about 90km northwest of the country’s capital of Belgrade. Initial annual production capacity is expected to surpass 50,000 tonnes. Set to become operational by 2021, the total investment, planned over five years,…

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Sustainable Cocoa Horizons chocolate coming to Brach’s portfolio

Ferrara Candy Co.

The Ferrara Candy Co. brand has reformulated its chocolate recipe for all of its double-dipped products and many of its other chocolates, including double-dipped peanuts, chocolate-covered almonds and malt balls. Brach’s worked with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation to supply the chocolate and retool the formula. The process complements inclusions and through increased caramelization provides creamier…

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