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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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Schubert launches Flowpacker at IBIE

Packaging manufacturer, Schubert successfully exhibited at the IBIE, the “International Bakery Industry Exposition” for the first time ever. During its IBIE debut, Schubert attracted major attention by premiering its lightline Flowpacker to the international baking industry. Large to medium sized baked goods manufacturers were curious and excited to learn more about Schubert’s highly flexibly and…

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Pladis hires new chief supply officer

Global snacking group pladis has appointed Mario Reis as chief supply chain officer, taking a key role in the company’s global supply chain agenda across all its markets. He joins the business, which is includes household brands across the sector including McVitie’s, Godiva and Ulker, at a point of expansion for the group as it…

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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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Halloween candy makers caught red-handed using illegal conflict palm oil

Just weeks after a major undercover field investigation by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) exposed global food brands as sourcing illegally grown palm oil from within Indonesia’s nationally protected Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve, RAN is releasing fresh evidence of deforestation in the region connected to many of the same brands, this time through yet another supplier. The new…

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Snickers unveil new chocolate bar

Recently, Snickers embarked on ‘The Great American Nut Search’ and made virtual stops in various states across the U.S. The brand asked fans to rally behind the nut they would like to see most in the next Snickers Bar. Cashews from Florida, pistachios from California and macadamia nuts from Hawaii all garnered eager support, but it turns out fans from Texas were the…

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Tony Chocolonely launches two new flavours

Tony’s Chocolonely has launched two new flavours: White Raspberry Popping Candy and Milk Chocolate Honey Almond Nougat. The White Raspberry Popping Candy bar contains 28% white chocolate with fruity pieces of raspberry and a generous scoop of popping candy. It’s also made with fully traceable cocoa butter. The Milk Chocolate Honey Almond Nougat bar contains 32%…

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HERZA chocolate pieces: Three new trend lines for versatile uses

At the FIE in Paris the HERZA Schokolade company is presenting three new product lines, each with six types of chocolate pieces. The product lines are Chocolate Coffee Chunks, Cheesecake Temptations and Caramel Creations. Adding crunch, fruit or salt turns these chocolate pieces into trendy flavour sensations that give muesli, snack mixes and ice cream…

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Gelita claims major breakthrough with agar-agar ingredients application

Ingredients and solutions business Gelita have expanded its gelling agent portfolio by presenting what it believes is a world-first in creating agar-agar sheets. As the company explained, conventionally, plant-based agar-agar has only been available in powder form often as a mixture with other gelling agents, which has now been addressed. Now, using a new manufacturing…

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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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