Konditor & Cook

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

29th March 2019

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…

Godiva Chocolatier

Godiva to sell select assets to MBK Partners to fuel business growth.

28th March 2019

Godiva Chocolatier, owned by Yildiz Holding, is selling select assets to MBK Partners as part of a global strategy to grow the business fivefold. Under the terms of the transaction, MBK Partners will purchase the retail and distribution operations in four of Godiva’s 100-plus markets; Japan, South Korea, Australia and the future rights to develop…


Cachao, Spanish luxury plant-based chocolate brand, launches in UK

28th March 2019

Brand responds to British demand for high quality vegan chocolate with handmade and organic bean-to-bar chocolate created by renowned chocolatier, Tino Wolter. Cachao, one of Spain’s luxury chocolate brands that produces handmade, organic and plant-based bean-to-bar chocolate on the Balearic Island of Mallorca is now available in the UK for the first time. Cachao is…

Pierre Marcolini

Pierre Marcolini opens first Middle east flagship store in Dubai Mall

27th March 2019

The Brussels-based chocolatier opened a brand-new shop on the ground floor of the world’s biggest mall, in Dubai. In addition to an exclusive pyramid-shaped, multi drawer gift box, the store features the brand’s signature collection of Grands Crus tablets, hearts, dates and macarons. The store also carries sugar-free tablets and pastries. Designed by French architect…

Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

Carob powder may replace cocoa for phytosterol-rich muffins

27th March 2019

A new study suggests that carob powder may provide a cheaper alternative to cocoa powder in muffins by helping to reduce sugar and increase phytosterol and isoflavone levels. Data published in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition indicated that carob powder increased total phytosterol content by 17% and levels of the isoflavone genistein by 18%. In…


Kezzler milestone as six billion products to carry serialization codes in 2019

27th March 2019

From Mondelez’s Toblerone to Cadbury’s Milk Tray, Kezzler is celebrating a milestone as 6 billion products will carry its serialization codes in 2019. The company says its digital codes have recorded over half a million consumer interactions with their platform during a 24-hour period, peaking about 1,800 API calls (Application Program Interface) per minute. Counterfeit…

Cake Décor

Cake Décor expand in Glasgow

27th March 2019

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…


Spirulina maker Prolgae developing organic ‘superfood’ treats and ‘antioxidant’ tablets

27th March 2019

Indian company Prolgae Spirulina Supplies sells it sun-dried spirulina as an ingredient to food and nutraceutical markets in Europe and the US. With ambitious plans to expand, the group is now working on establishing finished food products and tablets that deliver ‘superfood’ benefits. Prolgae is a Nordic-Indian joint venture founded in 2017 by Indian entrepreneur…

Symrise North America

Symrise North America opens new sweet lab for dairy and sweet goods

27th March 2019

Symrise North America has opened its newly expanded and redesigned Food & Dairy Applications Lab for products across all segments of the sweet goods category. The new lab will assist customers throughout the development process. Dr Khlaid Farooq, Technical Team Leader at Symrise NA, said the team at the company uses a project-driven, collaborative approach…

Knighton Foods

Knighton Foods – the importance of removing palm oil

27th March 2019

Taste is still king when a consumer purchases a product there is no doubting this but, increasingly they’re looking for clean label, healthy, sustainable ingredients and the industry is working hard to meet those expectations. This brings many challenges for NPD (New Product Development) technologists. How do you remove one ingredient and replace it with…