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Barry Callebaut reports good momentum in full year results

7th November 2019

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…

Meringue company takes to the skies with Virgin Atlantic

1st November 2019

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…

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

31st October 2019

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…

Premium KitKats to arrive in UK

28th October 2019

Luxury, hand-crafted KitKats are coming to the UK as Nestlé unveils the KitKat Chocolatory. The KitKat Chocolatory will arrive in 30 John Lewis & Partners shops across the UK and at York’s Chocolate Story before being made available direct from Nestlé through a new online shop before the end of the year. The KitKat Chocolatory…

Snickers unveil new chocolate bar

28th October 2019

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…

Archie McPhee launches kale candy canes

28th October 2019

Archie McPhee, the Seattle confectionery company behind the kale candy canes, is known for making unusual treats. Their line-up includes such incongruous candy cane flavours as bacon, pickles, and mac and cheese. “No more pesky holiday flavours to worry about, just the bitter grassiness of your favourite vegetable,” the product description reads. “This set of six Kale Candy…

Tony Chocolonely launches two new flavours

28th October 2019

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%…

Hershey to showcase solutions that drive trips and increase sales

28th October 2019

Hershey invests in insights for improving conversion on instant consumables The Hershey Company, will be celebrating 125 years as a category management and snacking leader, and will showcase new insights and investments to increase sales of instant consumables to more than 23,500 convenience store (c-store) retailers. There will also be an opportunity to discover how Hershey…

HERZA chocolate pieces: Three new trend lines for versatile uses

28th October 2019

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…

Palsgaard showcases powdered whipping-active cake emulsifiers at IBIE

28th October 2019

Palsgaard highlighted the benefits of its powdered whipping-active cake emulsifiers at the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE). Many US cake premix manufacturers currently use shortening as a carrier for emulsifiers, while cake gels are a common choice in long-shelf-life cakes. Exhibiting at IBIE, Palsgaard will demonstrate why its range of powdered whipping-active cake emulsifiers are the…