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New flavour of chocolate named Ruby invented by Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut

5th September 2017

A brand new flavour of chocolate has been invented by Swiss scientists called Ruby, and is the first new type of chocolate since the 1930s, when white chocolate was first created, ironically in Switzerland. The new chocolate was unveiled in China on the 5th September and is named after its red hue. Ruby itself contains…

Peanut Chew’s 100th anniversary packaging to remain on the shelves until 2018

4th September 2017

Just Born Quality Confections are committed to expanding Peanut Chew’s footprint in the US retail sector in the aftermath of celebrating the brand’s 100th anniversary. Recently, the Peeps maker redesigned all of the packaging for Peanut Chews – impacting both regualar and king size versions – and now, the company have said that the new…

Mars keep a firm grip on their market lead in China

4th September 2017

​Despite the fact that Mars’ share in China’s chocolate confectionery market has been dropping since 2013, the company has held onto their leading position in the market with a 36.7% share in 2017, as Euromonitor’s latest data shows. The market data provider stated that by the start of 2017, the five biggest international players on the market…

​Chapon recall three batches of chocolate bars following toxic metal scare

1st September 2017

French chocolate company Chapon have recalled three lots of their chocolate bars after finding out that the bars may not only contain bits of mental, but high levels of toxic metal. The company, which started in Paris by Patrice Chapon, have recalled their ‘Colombia torrefaction long 70% cacao’ bars over substantial fears that the bars…

Athole Tablets recall two products as they could contain bits of metal

1st September 2017

Confectionary firm Athole Tablets has swiftly recalled two of their tablet products over fears that they could contain small pieces of metal. Customers who had purchased batches of Athole Tablet’s Scots Tablets or Iron Bros Tablet have been warned that they shouldn’t eat the products in question and that they can be returned for a refund.…

US candymakers band together to reduce calories

31st August 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five major chocolate and candy companies announced a joint commitment on Thursday to reduce calories in many sweets sold on the U.S. market, a rare example of cooperation in a competitive industry and testament to a rising consumer distaste for sugar. The United States is the world’s largest consumer of sweeteners…

Raisio reduce 2017 guidance following rough ride from UK market

31st August 2017

Raisio have cut back their 2017 guidance after the UK confectionary business proved to be harsh towards the company, presenting them with a number of production and commercial challenges. EBIT was tipped to fall a bit short of their €50.7m ($59m/£45.18m) target from a full-year 2017, however EBIT is now expected to generate around €45m…

Nestle announce five-year deal with logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel

30th August 2017

Nestle have linked arms with Netherlands logistics company Kuehne + Angel in order to store a wealth of their products over the next five years, which includes the company’s coffee, chocolate, and culinary items. From 2018, Kuehne + Nagel will be in charge of and sort out all transportation, delivery and warehousing for Nestle, which…

Allen’s announces it will be bringing back the green frog

30th August 2017

As of August 22nd, Australian sweet lovers were treated in emphatic fashion as Allen’s not only brought back their green frog, but have rolled out several other colour variations to join the frog family. Two years ago, Allen’s confectionary phased out their green frogs despite the nation loving them, with Nestle disagreeing with that notion…

UTZ makes history as it becomes International Cocoa Initiative’s first ever non-profit partner

30th August 2017

The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) has announced that certification program UTZ has become the first ever non-industry partner with the company. ICI already allows civil society members, NGOs and academics on its board – and has partners such as Mars, Ferrero and Mondelēz – and fairly recently allowed civil society organisations to join them under…