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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Certified coconut oil delivered to farmers in Philippines and Indonesia

A major joint initiative between BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has established a certified coconut oil supply chain to assist farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia. The move is significant given the fact that such oils are widely used within confectionery and bakery product ranges, with…

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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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Meringue company takes to the skies with Virgin Atlantic

The meringue company, Flower & White is supplying Virgin Atlantic’s international flights via in-flight concessionaire 3Sixty Duty Free, meaning its treats will be enjoyed by thousands of passengers above the clouds. The company’s Raspberry Meringue Bar now forms part of Virgin Atlantic’s inflight Gastro Movie Box. Customers will notice the groundbreaking 100% paper recyclable, plastic-free…

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Indian summer comes to Grand Trunk Road restaurant

Grand Trunk Road 

Chef Sharma of the Grand Trunk Road restaurant is launching a set of tantalising and delightfully different ice cream flavours set to astonish diners. Flavours from India, Afghanistan and Pakistan have inspired the ice cream flavours, which are far more exciting  than any you are likely to find at your local ice cream parlour. A world away…

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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 EXBERRY powders deliver naturally intense blues


Colouring Foods supplier GNT Group has developed a range of blue powders derived from spirulina with significantly higher colour intensity. They are available in both standard and micronized powder form. The new EXBERRY high intensity blues are offered with a choice of carriers, including maltodextrin or sugar. They are guaranteed to be trehalose-free, ensuring good levels…

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Gelita claims major breakthrough with agar-agar ingredients application


Ingredients and solutions business Gelita has 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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Rousselot develops sugar-free confectionery


The leading global producer of gelatin and collagen peptides, Rousselot, has reportedly developed a successful new application concept to produce sugar-free confectionery. Its ‘SiMOGel’ allows confectionery manufacturers to ‘create clean label,’ great tasting fortified confectionery’ with gelatin’s unique elastic and short texture in the hygienic conditions of a starchless environment. The latest innovation by Rousselot…

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Patisserie Valerie launches new menu and reveals new patisseries range

Patisserie Valerie

Confectionery café chain, Patisserie Valerie, has announced the launch of its new summer menu and has revealed its redesigned range of classic patisserie and gateaux which are now available from its patisseries nationwide. These exciting launches are the first steps in the redevelopment of the much-loved brand as the business re-focusses on quality ingredients, creative…

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