Sugar Confectionery

Ice cream market moves to healthier choices

ice cream takes a healthier approach

Pleasure is still the driving force behind ice cream purchases, with consumers naming its taste, the fact that it’s a treat and makes people feel happy as the top three reasons for buying it. In the contemporary consumer environment, however, the balance between health and indulgence is increasingly important and a new report from Innova…

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Curaleaf to acquire cannabis chocolates and gummies maker BlueKudu

Curaleaf acquires BlueKudu

US-based cannabis retail operator Curaleaf Holdings will acquire BlueKudu, a Colorado-based producer of cannabis chocolates and gummies. Neither company has divulged any of the deal’s financial details. Curaleaf CEO Joe Lusardi said: “Colorado is the second largest cannabis market in the US with sales surpassing $1.7bn in 2019. With over eight years of operating history,…

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BENEO to showcase sugar-free confectionery at ISM

At this year’s ISM trade fair, BENEO is taking visitors on a sensorial journey. The company unveils its latest Sweets Collection, a compilation of inspirational, sugar-free candies that contains authentic flavours from around the world. Designed to bring excitement and authenticity to every moment in the mouth, the collection embraces both the “healthy indulgence” and…

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Smith & Sinclair announces global expansion

Smith & Sinclair

Smith & Sinclair, the innovators behind the world’s first Alcoholic Cocktail Gummies, have announced the first leg of their global expansion; as the London-born company move into Europe and the US. The brand will be selling its disruptive products and growing its brand partnership and product innovation division. To date, growth of the business has…

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Sweet switch for chocoholics to cut sugar intake


Chocoholics have been urged to consider switching their regular sweet treats for a delicious alternative to reduce their sugar intake without compromising on taste. Research by a team at Queen Mary University of London has shown that sugar levels in high street chocolate bars have soared in the last 25 years – with some bars…

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Indulge in Konditor & Cook’s Easter Collection x Paul A. Young

Konditor & Cook

This Easter, Konditor & Cook continue to spread joy through cake with a decadent collection of irresistible bakes and a luxury chocolate partnership with Paul A. Young. The Konditor & Cook x Paul A. Young range includes milk, dark and limited-edition eggs and are available exclusively at Konditor & Cook. The milk and dark chocolate eggs…

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Cake Décor expand in Glasgow

Cake Décor

Cake decorations manufacturer Cake Décor has completed a £1 million investment in a new state-of-the-art sprinkle decorations factory, with all of their sprinkle products now being created and manufactured at the new site in Glasgow. Now fully on-stream, the factory supplies UK bakeries, large and small, with a full range of sprinkle decorations, from sugar…

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KitKat launches new Senses and pushes Ruby variant out across the UK


KitKat Senses now available as indulgent single bars as Ruby Chocolate variation goes on sale nationwide across the UK. Nestle has announced that the Ruby chocolate version of its four finger KitKat will appear in UK retailers nationwide from this month following a successful launch in Tesco supermarket last year. The unique KitKat is coated…

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Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley champion traditional British sweets at ISM

The owners of Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley announced that their confectionery division is to have a new focus. Garry Lawlor has joined the company as Operations Director across the whole confectionery business. He will work alongside Nigel Moult who joined the company recently as Commercial Director. Together, the two will steer the…

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