Cocoa and Chocolate

Galaxy extends vegan range

Galaxy extends vegan range

Galaxy is extending its range of vegan and gluten free chocolate bars with the launch Friday September 21 2020 of two new exciting flavours – Galaxy Vegan Smooth Mint and Galaxy Vegan Crumbled Cookie. The two new bars will join, Galaxy Vegan Smooth Orange, Galaxy Vegan Caramelised Hazelnut and Galaxy Vegan Caramel and Sea Salt,…

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Plant-based snacking drives trend for healthier eating

plant-based snacking on the rise

Lockdown has led to a significant change in the nation’s food habits according to new research from Olam Cocoa, which shows that while we are snacking more than we were before the pandemic, we are also much more health conscious. Rather than reaching for old favourites, more of us are turning to healthier snacks and…

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HiP announces UK launch of oat milk chocolate range

HiP launch oat milk chocolate range

New brand on the block HiP (Happiness in Plants) is set to storm the confectionery market with the launch of the UK’s first oat milk chocolate range in December. Promising a creamy oat-based alternative to milk chocolate, the four-strong line-up will include: Smooth & Creamy, Cookies & Cream, Salted Caramel and Salty Pretzel flavours, RSP…

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McVitie’s to launch two new flavours of chocolate digestive biscuits

McVitie's new Christmas flavours

McVitie’s is set to add two new festive flavours to its Digestive biscuit offering. Following on from the launch of Classic Caramel Bliss, Heavenly Chocolate Hazelnut and Luscious Blood Orange flavours in July this year, Digestive fans can soon enjoy two new, completely Christmassy flavours. A picture of the new biscuits was first posted on…

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Guittard launch baking chips into Waitrose stores


San Francisco Bay Area chocolate maker, Guittard Chocolate Company, is launching its celebrated, honourably sourced, Fairtrade certified chocolate chips into Waitrose stores for the first time. Designed for baking, the sustainable chocolate company has been expertly crafting its chocolate since 1868 using traditional French methods. A favourite of the baking and chocolate world, it is…

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Nestlé’s Munchies now available in white chocolate!

Munchies White

They have been a firm fan favourite since 1957, and now there is another reason to love Munchies – they come in white chocolate too! Available in 94g sharing bags, the newest Munchies variety features a soft caramel and biscuit centre, covered in delicious white chocolate. It joins the existing range, which comprises original Munchies, Munchies Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Munchies Cookie…

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Royal Duyvis Wiener reaches agreement on refinancing


Royal Duyvis Wiener, the Dutch world leader in the cocoa and chocolate processing industry, announced that the company has reached an agreement on refinancing. This refinancing agreement is the result of a period of restructuring by the bank and shareholders, initiated under the current CEO Theo Pouw and CFO Mark van den Burg. In order…

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‘Hocus Pocus’ cookie dough

Hocus Pocus

Kenny Ortega’s 1993 Halloween classic Hocus Pocus seems to get more and more popular with each passing Halloween season, and this year we’re even getting official cookie dough! Being released by Nestle Toll House this Autumn, which is right around the corner, the Hocus Pocus-themed dough is oatmeal peanut butter flavoured, and each pack makes 20 cookies.…

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Chocolate cookie day

World Cookie Day is observed every year on August 4 and we are celebrating it this year by… eating cookies! Biting into a Chocolate Chip Cookie can transport us back to the halcyon days of our childhoods when the days were long and the milk was cold. We’ve tried Chocolate Chip Cookies warm and gooey…

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Cachao launches in UK


Cachao one of Spain’s luxury chocolate brands that produces handmade, organic and plant-based bean-to-bar chocolate on the Balearic Island of Mallorca is now available in the UK for the first time. Cachao is on a mission to set the standard for the highest quality and luxurious chocolate available. Launching in Britain will allow the business…

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