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Editor’s blog

Biscuit anyone?

We’re all partial to a biscuit or two as an afternoon snack, or after dinner treat, but new research suggests a decline in the consumption of high-calorie food items will promote structural shifts in the US cookie and cracker market.

Posted 16 November 2016

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing

The Confectionery Production team are in Dubai this week for Gulfood Manufacturing. As well as meeting existing contacts in the industry, the exhibition has been a great chance to meet new company representatives.

Posted 9 November 2016

Halloween confectionery in decline

With the trick or treaters having been and gone for another year, new research suggests that Halloween treats such as chocolate confectionery, gum and sugar confectionery have seen a global decline in consumption over the last few years.

Posted 2 November 2016

Sugar shortage

As a consumer of sugar, I know full well that I probably take advantage of the commodity when consuming it in my breakfast and hot beverages. However, this is not the case for Egyptian consumers and confectionery manufacturers.

Posted 26 October 2016

The price of Brexit

The pricing spat between Unilever and supermarket retailer Tesco that saw well-known brands temporarily unavailable online is “just the beginning”, according to one analyst, who has described the current pricing at UK retailers “unsustainable for manufacturers”.

Posted 19 October 2016

All things chocolate

It seems all eyes are on chocolate this month, particularly this week, as we celebrate Chocolate Week in the UK.

Posted 12 October 2016

A future for raw chocolate

Raw chocolate producer, Adam’s Fresh Chocolate, has been crowned The Seed Fund’s 2016 winner, and is set to benefit from £100,000 worth of mentoring, branding and business support to bring the chocolate to a wider audience.

Posted 5 October 2016

Happy birthday Thorntons

This week, Ferrero-owned chocolate brand Thorntons celebrates its 105th birthday.

Posted 28 September 2016

The truth about sugar

With Brits consuming over one millions tonnes of sugar, pressure is constantly mounting on food manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar in their products.

Posted 21 September 2016

Chocolate on a global scale

Two months after celebrating World Chocolate Day, yesterday chocolatiers were capitalising on International Chocolate Day.

Posted 14 September 2016

Let’s get creative

Supporting its commitment to new product development, last week Cornelius officially launched its Creative Centre at its headquarters in Hertfordshire, UK.

Posted 7 September 2016

The rise of coconut sugar

The rise in the number of coconut-based products available may not be new, but coconut sugar is set to become this year’s trendy natural sweetener in Germany.

Posted 31 August 2016

Taste is everything

If only there was a way we could savour the sweet taste of cake or cookies without the sugar rush? Well now there is, according to scientists in France, who have developed a new device that could help improve the taste of foods low in fat, sugar and salt.

Posted 24 August 2016

British Bake Off returns

With a week to go until The Great British Bake Off returns to our TV screens, the contestant line-up has been revealed.

Posted 17 August 2016