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Cocoa and Chocolate

Bournville Old Jamaica makes a come back after 10 years

Cadbury has launched old favourite Bournville Old Jamaica

Mondelēz International has announced it is bringing back Cadbury Bournville Old Jamaica, a dark chocolate rum and raisin bar, as a permanent addition to its portfolio. Old Jamaica was originally launched in 1970 and has been re-launched as a limited edition variant several times since then. The flavour was re-launched in 1987 as part of…

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Puratos launches new agroforestry initiative

Puratos' new initiative will support cocoa farmers

Global chocolate, bakery and patisserie ingredients expert, Puratos, has launched a new agroforestry project, in partnership with PUR projet. The new initiative forms part of Puratos’ in-house Cacao-Trace scheme; a sustainable cocoa sourcing programme supporting cocoa smallholder farmers. It also aids Puratos’ efforts to ensure its business operations are carbon neutral by 2025. The agroforestry…

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Mondelez donates thousands of chocolate products to FareShare

Mondelez donates thousands of products to those in need

Mondelez International has donated over 150,000 products to food redistribution charity FareShare. As part of Cadbury Heroes’ 20th anniversary celebrations, products such as Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Oreos will be distributed across FareShare’s network of charities and community groups over the festive period. With many people across the UK struggling to make ends…

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Brasil Pavilion to have a large presence at ISM

Brasil Pavilion at ISM features new launches from Brazil

In five years, Brazilian exports of sweets, candies and snacks grew by more than 32% and Brazilian companies bet on portfolio diversity to keep up the pace and ensure good business at ISM 2020 next year in Cologne at the Brasil Pavilion in Hall 3.1. Brazilian confectionery exports have increased more than 32% since 2015…

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Yawn Brew launch hot chocolate advent calendar

 The traditional chocolate advent calendar has been given a hot new update this festive season thanks to a brand new product from craft brew collective, Yawn Brew.   The Derbyshire firm has launched its first ever hot chocolate advent calendar just in time for the seasonal countdown following the resounding success of its original tea…

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Cocoa fermentation alters chocolate taste

Research has investigated how different fermentation conditions can affect the activity of the microorganisms naturally present on cocoa beans, and how this ultimately alters the flavour of the chocolate. The flavour of chocolate develops during the processing of cocoa beans, and new research shows how changes made at this step can produce new flavours. The research, undertaken by an…

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Fairtrade Finland melts animals to depict ‘Chocogeddon’

According to Fairtrade Finland, chocolate as we know it may disappear, or become a rare luxury treat, by 2050 because of predictions that rising global temperatures will affect cocoa crops, and force farmers out of business or to switch to more profitable crops. Under a “business as usual” scenario, those chocolate-growing countries will experience a…

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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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