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These are all the posts that have been tagged with chocolate.

Chocolate powered race car

Scientists from the UK University of Warwick has unveiled a formula 3 race car powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibres They hope it will be one of the world’s fastest biofuel vehicles, possibly reaching speeds of 145 mph. It has been built to Formula 3 specifications about the car’s […]

North American cocoa grindings down

North American cocoa grindings in the first quarter dropped 12.97% from a year earlier, to 99,875 tonnes, according to data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA). Cocoa grinding is used as a measure of demand for the key chocolate ingredient. The report previously included data from the United States only, but starting in this first […]

Brussels warns of dangerous fake confectionery

The EU rapid alert service for dangerous products has warned of a spate of imports of realistic fake confectionery and sweet desserts which could choke children and visually impaired consumers. This warning from the RAPEX agency follows the discovery of in Denmark of scented candles made in China, that both look and smell like confectionery. […]

Awards for Belfast chocolatier

Co Couture, the Northern Ireland based gourmet chocolatier, has struck gold “and bronze” at the fourth annual Academy of Chocolate Awards. It’s the first time a company from Ireland has been successful at the awards. The small company, formed in 2008 by chef Deirdre McCanny, gained a gold award for its honeycomb bar in the […]

Barry Callebaut appoints CEO for Americas

Barry Callebaut has appointed David Johnson to the position of president and CEO Americas effective from 1 May 2009. He will succeed Massimo Garavaglia, who has held this position since September 2006, after having relocated from Europe for a three-year term. Garavaglia will return to Europe as of 1 June 2009 to succeed Onno Bleeker […]

Callebaut signs agreement with Bunge in Brazil

Barry Callebaut Brasil, subsidiary of the manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and Bunge Alimentos, a subsidiary of Brazilian agribusiness company Bunge Limited, have signed a distribution agreement. Bunge will assume the exclusive distribution of artisanal chocolate products made by Barry Callebaut in Brazil through the Food Service channel and the two companies will jointly […]

Puratos opens chocolate innovation centre

Puratos has celebrated the opening of its new chocolate innovation centre in Wisconsin, US. The opening coincided with the formal launch of Chocolante, a new line of chocolate formulated to produce the preferred chocolate flavour profiles of the US consumer. The company has also announced the rejuvenation of the Carat line of chocolates and renewed […]

Rainforest Alliance and Mars team on sustainability

Mars and the Rainforest Alliance have unwrapped new goals in their campaign to help cocoa farmers get on the path toward sustainability. The global company and the NGO agreed to redouble efforts to help thousands of farmers meet holistic social and environmental standards so that their farms could earn Rainforest Alliance certification. Mars aims to […]

Welsh chocolate packaging plant closes

The Anson Packaging in Wrexham, North Wales is to close after a dip in orders from chocolate and bakery manufacturers. This comes only 12 months after it bought out previous owners EP Packaging, rescuing the operation from bankruptcy.

 The plant has been operating since 1993 making thermo-formed plastic trays for the bakery and confectionery industries. […]

CEO Patrick De Maeseneire to leave Barry Callebaut

After seven years with Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, CEO Patrick De Maeseneire has decided to leave Barry Callebaut and to accept the appointment as CEO of Adecco, the worldwide leader in Human Resources services from 1 June. The board of directors has appointed German national Juergen Steinemann to […]

BCCC Technology Conference 2009

The British biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery sector group (BCCC) has held its 56th technology conference. The conference, held 26-27 March in Stratford-upon-Avon brought together food scientists and technologists, new product development experts, engineers, production and marketing executives. Barbara Gallani, BCCC sector manager, opened the conference with an introduction to the BCCC and the general […]

Keychoc launches moulding machines

KeyChoc, the machinery division of Keylink, has launched its new range of “MM” series moulding machines. The range includes the MM08, a compact and affordable table-top machine. Both the MM08 and the MM15 can be supplied with the optional Temper Assist’ feature, which cuts down the tempering time by up to 30%. “Machines like this […]

Four indulgence products in one carton

Sweet as you like’ is a new dessert concept from Danisco that allows the consumer to choose from four different desserts ” all from the same carton. Based on the desired outcome, the desserts can take on a variety of forms ” sauce, panna cotta, whipped topping or ice cream. The texture opportunities include liquid, […]

Barry Callebaut to sell consumer chocolate business to Natra

Barry Callebaut, the leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products has signed an agreement with Spanish private label chocolate player Natra to integrate Callebaut’s European chocolate consumer business into Natra. The combination of the two businesses would create a significant private label and third-party chocolate products maker in Europe with estimated annual sales of […]