Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Innovation within the chocolate market

Innovation within the chocolate market

The chocolate market is seeing a huge growth in different flavour combinations, with Eastern ingredients and elements, health-conscious additions and more premium chocolate options.   Consumers are becoming more demanding of the products that they purchase, and the chocolate market is no exception to this rule. Consumers want products that offer genuine sensory appeal and…

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Cocoa, ethical sourcing: Strengthening communities and our supply chain

Cargill and Whittaker’s discuss the importance of being Rainforest Alliance Certified and the impact the cocoa industry has on those who work to produce it.   Chocolate is so beloved and ubiquitous that people often forget it is a tropical treat only grown in certain regions of the world. Cocoa farmers in West Africa —…

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Ritter Sport, doing the right thing, fair and square

Ritter Sport, doing the right thing, fair and square

International Confectionery sits down with Benedict Daniels, Managing Director UK & Ireland of Ritter Sport, and talks about breaking the mould in the chocolate industry.   Can you give us a brief history of Ritter Sport and tell us the core values of the company?   Ritter Sport was founded in 1912 by Alfred and…

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Tony’s Chocolonely: Changing the world one bar at a time

Tony's Chocolonely: Changing the world one bar at a time

International Confectionery sits down Henk Jan Beltman, Chief Chocolate Officer at Tony’s Chocolonely and talks ethical chocolate and sustainability.   Can you give us a brief history of Tony’s Chocolonely and its mission statement? Tony’s Chocolonely was founded by three journalists from the Dutch TV show ‘Keuringsdienst van Waarde’ after they discovered that the world’s…

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Cargill guides the industry towards success

Cargill guides the industry towards success

International Confectionery speaks with Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate President, Harold Poelma, discussing transparency, the impact of COVID and technological innovation in the cocoa sector.   In 1865, William Wallace Cargill became the owner of a single grain warehouse in Conover, Iowa. Today, the company he founded is now one of the largest privately held enterprises…

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Barry Callebaut inaugurates new office in Shenzhen, China

Barry Callebaut inaugurates new office and CHOCOLATE ACADEMY Centre in Shenzhen, China

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced the opening of its fourth office and the third CHOCOLATE ACADEMY Centre in China, at Shenzhen. Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific said: “I am excited about the great growth potential China offers. The inauguration of…

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Chocolate refining for maximum results

Chocolate refining for maximum results

Bühler, MacIntyre and Olam Cocoa discuss all the variables in chocolate production from sourcing to conching, and how it has developed to reflect the needs of society today.   Chocolate production crosses over a whole range of different processes – whether it be sourcing and collecting cocoa beans, conching, tempering, moulding – all these are…

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Montezuma’s partners with Booths Knutsford supermarket

Montezuma’s partners with Booths Knutsford supermarket

Montezuma’s, the British chocolate brand specialising in luxury chocolate, has partnered with the independent Northern supermarket chain, Booths. Co-founders, and husband and wife, Helen and Simon Pattison, launched Montezuma’s in 2000 following a whistle-stop tour of South America, where their passion for chocolate was first discovered. The trip changed their lives and they returned to…

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Cargill builds $21million House of Chocolate complex

Cargill builds $21million House of Chocolate complex

In a move to facilitate better product development and enhance the customer collaboration experience, Cargill unveils its plans for a “House of Chocolate” complex at its Mouscron, Belgium site. The complex, which will be built alongside the company’s existing chocolate production plant, will include a state-of-the-art chocolate experience centre, a unique pilot plant, a sensory…

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Galaxy extends vegan range

Galaxy extends vegan range

Galaxy is extending its range of vegan and gluten free chocolate bars with the launch Friday September 21 2020 of two new exciting flavours – Galaxy Vegan Smooth Mint and Galaxy Vegan Crumbled Cookie. The two new bars will join, Galaxy Vegan Smooth Orange, Galaxy Vegan Caramelised Hazelnut and Galaxy Vegan Caramel and Sea Salt,…

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