Ingredients

Nestlé to launch new vegan Dessert Pastilles

Nestlé to launch new vegan Dessert Pastilles

Nestlé has announced an exciting addition to its Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles range – and it’s one that is designed to get your taste buds tingling. New Dessert Pastilles come in four delicious flavours – mango sorbet, blueberry pie, cherry bakewell and apple crumble; and are available in a 139g sharing bag (RRP in UK: £1.29). Like the rest…

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Valio documents importance of ash-protein in sugar reduction

Valio documents importance of ash-protein in sugar reduction

Valio researchers discovered that ‘30% less sugar’ chocolate made with milk-based protein is equal to regular chocolate in taste and texture. The optimal ash-protein ratio in the reduced sugar chocolate was linked to pleasant taste and texture. This solution allows manufacturers to make delicious ’30% less sugar’ chocolate without artificial sweeteners. The current wellness trend…

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Mintel predicts the future of sweetness in indulgent treats

Mintel predicts the future of sweetness in indulgent treats

In a world where health and wellbeing have become a major focus in the food and drink industry, how do treat brands innovate to meet modern consumers’ palates, asks Mintel. The desire for intense, sweet and indulgent flavours will continue to bring pleasure to those looking for moments of pleasure and escapism. Brands will continue…

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Ritter Sport, doing the right thing, fair and square

Ritter Sport, doing the right thing, fair and square

International Confectionery sits down with Benedict Daniels, Managing Director UK & Ireland of Ritter Sport, and talks about breaking the mould in the chocolate industry.   Can you give us a brief history of Ritter Sport and tell us the core values of the company?   Ritter Sport was founded in 1912 by Alfred and…

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EXBERRY range grows with oil-dispersible pink shade

EXBERRY range grows with oil-dispersible pink shade

GNT has extended its range of oil-dispersible Colouring Foods with the launch of a pink shade made from fruit and vegetables. Specifically developed for use in fat-based applications, EXBERRY Shade Pink – OD is the latest addition to a collection of oil-dispersible shades that also includes red, yellow, orange, blue and green options. When working…

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Tony’s Chocolonely scales up Tony’s Open Chain sourcing initiative

Tony’s Chocolonely scales up Tony’s Open Chain sourcing initiative

Tony’s Chocolonely is inviting chocolate makers around the globe to join Tony’s Open Chain on their mission to make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate. Tony’s Open Chain is an initiative to collaborate on sourcing cocoa using Tony’s 5 Sourcing Principles to tackle illegal child labor and modern slavery by addressing poverty. The platform…

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Prinova launches new premixes for the plant-based revolution

Prinova launches new premixes for the plant-based revolution

Prinova has launched a range of premixes for dairy replacement products, to help manufacturers respond to what it describes as a plant-based “revolution”. In a new White Paper, the company highlights the growing prevalence of vegan and other non-dairy diets and its impact on plant-based markets. The dairy alternative market is projected to grow from…

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Consumers raise demand for “healthy” confectionery

With continued lockdowns in place and the uncertainty of COVID-19 continuing to loom, BENEO, Baker Perkins, Corbion and FMCG Gurus see an opportunity as consumers opt for healthy, sustainable and clean-label confectionery.   It is impossible not to see the turbulence of 2020 continuing to influence confectionery choices in the coming year and beyond. Myriam…

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Sortex delivers 99% reduction in shells for Stahmanns Pecans

Sortex delivers 99% reduction in shells for Stahmanns Pecans

New Mexico-based pecan farming and shelling business Stahmanns Pecans carried out extensive testing of optical sorters to resolve a problem that was affecting its profitability: removal of small 2 mm shell pieces from its pecans. After trusting in Sortex technology, the company has seen a 99% reduction in shells. Furthermore, Stahmanns has also nearly tripled…

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HERZA Schokolade expands into unusual flavours

HERZA Schokolade expands into unusual flavours

Flavour pairing is a big trend, and not just in food service. The idea of combining flavours in new ways is also creating new possibilities in classic categories like supermarkets. HERZA Schokolade has now launched two very special lines of chocolate pieces with new flavour notes. Especially intended for muesli, nut mixes, cookies and ice…

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