Posted 8 September 2015
Posted 11 August 2015
Our website has had a makeover.
Posted 5 August 2015
Many supposedly ‘healthy’ fruit snacks for kids are high in sugar.
Posted 30 July 2015
What’s new in the bakery, confectionery and snack sectors? Iba – the International Bakery Exhibition – covers all the trends, from baking ingredients to packaging.
Posted 23 July 2015
A beach scene complete with edible sand, shells and starfish and a forest complete with cake trees and earth, biscuit moss and chocolate insects.
Posted 15 July 2015
With wedding season in full swing, it’s hard not to notice all the appealing pastel coloured confectionery that has appeared – from personalised rock to candy buffets and towering layers of cup cakes and colour coded macarons.
Posted 7 July 2015
At the beginning of June, the winner of the new Junior UK Chocolate Masters competition was unveiled. Quentin Bechard from Shangri La Shard won the title.
Posted 30 June 2015
From time to time, the results of another scientific study advocate the potential health benefits of eating chocolate, and I am always happy to hear that there are even more good reasons for including it in my diet.
Posted 24 June 2015
I recently received an email detailing the campaign to ‘Bring back Banjo’, a chocolate bar that hasn’t been seen on our shelves since the 1980s.
Posted 16 June 2015
Apparently Maltesers are the UK’s favourite sweet treat; that is according to a poll of 8,000 mobile users conducted by the poll app Just A Score.
Posted 10 June 2015
My trip last month to the NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago was a real treat that gave me the opportunity to see some of the trends that will be influencing the confectionery sector around the world in the coming months.
Posted 3 June 2015
In response to consumer demand for treats in portion sizes, many brands have introduced smaller packs and packs for sharing – and this product format has become increasingly popular.
Posted 27 May 2015
At last, here I am in Chicago. Having wandered around the Sweets & Snacks Expo tasting all sorts of irresistible confections, its salad on the menu for me at mealtimes.
Posted 20 May 2015
This time next week I will be en route to Chicago to attend the NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo. It is many years since I last visited the US and it will be my first trip to Chicago.
Posted 12 May 2015
‘Crunchy’ is just one of the descriptive terms that are increasingly appearing on packaging to entice us to buy products in which this is an appealing attribute. Tools have even been introduced to measure the potential ‘crunchiness’ profile of certain ingredients to help manufacturers choose and replicate the level of crunch that is required. In […]
Posted 5 May 2015