Sugar Confectionery

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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DBP lends Hijo Superfoods P645 million to ramp up sugar production

DBP lends Hijo Superfoods P645 million to ramp up sugar production

State-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) extended a P645-million loan to Hijo Superfoods, Inc. (HSI) to boost the local manufacturer’s coconut sugar and banana flour production for export, reports Business World. In a statement, DBP President and CEO Emmanuel G. Herbosa said the loan will fund the company’s “Project Honeycomb” that will beef up…

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sweetOTC – Integrated solutions to activate your candy

sweetOTC – Integrated solutions to activate your candy

OTC sweets with active ingredients are becoming increasingly popular with consumers. Trendy and tasty products have great potential within the market for food supplements and over-the-counter medicines. Also with so-called supplements, for example, new products based on hemp, companies can be successful in rapidly growing markets. ‘sweetOTC’ is a new division of Winkler und Dünnebier…

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Sweeteners reformulated for American consumers

Sweeteners reformulated for American consumers

Taste is king with American consumers, who according to new research, shy away from a wide range of consumer products containing low-calorie, high-intensity sweeteners because they feel they do not measure up to sugar. Survey respondents say the sweeteners have an unsatisfactory texture and give off an aftertaste. To them, it does not have the…

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Invert sugar: sweet, fresh and cost-effective

Invert sugar: sweet, fresh and cost-effective

Stefania Montalti, Communication Manager at CEPI explains the process to create invert sugar and how its properties offer better flavour and texture for the confectionery and baked goods sector. A family-run company with an international outlook, CEPI designs and manufactures turn-key systems for the storage, conveying and metering of raw materials, as well as fully…

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Sugar reduction only at 3% announces Public Health England

Sugar reduction only at 3% announces Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) has published new data showing how much progress the food and drink industry has made in reducing sugar in products that contribute most to children’s sugar intakes. The voluntary ambitions are set by government and form a vital part of measures to tackle obesity by making healthier choices easier and more accessible for…

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Chr Hansen launches a new FruitMax blue

Chr. Hansen launches a new FruitMax blue

Protecting the colour during boiling is a technical challenge now solved with the global launch of FruitMax Blue 1506 WS from Chr. Hansen Natural Colours. The Chr Hansen R&D and application team have developed a unique, liquid blue that protects the colour in that instant it hits the extremely hot candy mass. Blue is a…

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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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