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

Finsbury brings out new mini bites

The UK-based Finsbury Food Group has launched new Nestle Toffee Crisp and Munchies mini bites into Tesco and Morrisons retail stores nationwide and is seeking wider distribution over the coming months through retail, foodservice and wholesale channels. Finsbury plans to extend its share of the snacking cake category, which accounts for 45% of the £1billion […]

Sweet Brazilian determination despite currency concerns

The Brazilian confectionery industry is seeing a strong level of investment, strengthened focus on additional product categories and new product launches despite its export business struggling with currency devaluation and the subsequent necessary contract adjustments. This was evident at the recent 12th Sweet Brazil International exhibition in Recife, Brazil. Abicab, the Brazilian confectionery manufacturer’s association […]

Decline in confectionery fats impact AAK

Second quarter operating profits are down at Swedish chocolate and confectionery fats supplier AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) due to a decline in demand. Net sales stood at more than four billion Swedish kronor (€392m) but operating profits were 146 million kronors (€14.3m). The company has recorded additional preliminary insurance compensation of 70 million kronor (€6.8m), which is […]

New Zealand Dairy Milk returns to cocoa butter

Cadbury has announced that it is responding to consumer feedback by returning its Dairy Milk product to a recipe containing only cocoa butter rather than vegetable fat. Cadbury New Zealand managing director, Matthew Oldham, says the decision to go back to using only cocoa butter in Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate was in direct response to […]

Tamper evident labelling

British company Atwell Self Adhesive Labellers has recently supplied “Bendicks of Mayfair” and “Ashbury Chocolates Limited” with automatic front & back labelling systems. The labelling systems are primarily to be used for applying tamper evident labels to a selection of various sized boxes containing luxury chocolates such as the UK’s Elizabeth Shaw, Tesco Finest, M&S […]

Multinationals show interest in Gu

Mars and Nestle are among companies interested in UK-based chocolate dessert manufacturer Gu, according to British press reports. The manufacturer was recently put up for sale by its founders and a sale is expected to be completed within months. Company sales have reportedly increased by an average of 66% a year since it was founded […]

Almost time for Sweet Brazil exhibition

The Brazilian exhibitors at 12th Sweet Brazil International, that will start on Monday 10 August in Recife, Brazil, have excellent reasons to be optimistic with the results they expect to obtain at the fair. Brazil is the fourth biggest world producer of chocolate, sugar confectionery and gum and the country has seen exports of chocolate […]

Camel milk chocolates expand

The world’s first brand of chocolate made with camel milk is looking to expand internationally. Produced by Al Nassma in Dubai, the general manager Martin Van Almsick says it is looking to enter other Arab markets as well as Europe, Japan and the US. Founded and owned by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, […]

New UTZ certification for cocoa producers

Producers in the Ivory Coast are participating in the first independent audits in preparation for the UTZ Certified code of conduct ” a programme that sets international standards for responsible cocoa production and sourcing. The UTZ Certified Good Inside Code of Conduct for Cocoa establishes economic, environmental and social standards are now being independently audited […]

Antioxidant blend for chocolate products

Until now, cocoa beans of special quality and high in secondary plant compounds were needed to allow advertising of the antioxidative effect of the chocolate products. Wild enables manufacturers to offer antioxidant-rich products thanks to its antioxidant blend, even when the natural plant compounds of the cocoa beans do not quite reach the desired level. […]

Low-calorie and melt-resistant chocolate

Barry Callebaut has developed a chocolate that not only has 90% fewer calories than the average chocolate product but also has a higher melting point. The Vulcano chocolate is heat resistant to temperatures of up to 55°C whereas most chocolate starts to melt at 30°C. The companies expect it will still take around two years […]

Chocolate-covered cranberries

Nestle has brought out Cranberry Raisinets, chocolate-covered whole cranberries. They contain the antioxidants flavanoids and Vitamin C and have 30% less fat than the leading chocolate brands. They are available now in the US in two sizes ” a resealable 5.5oz stand-up bag and a single serve 100 calorie pack.

Cadbury’s strike closer

A strike at Britain’s leading chocolate maker Cadbury’s, drew one step closer on Saturday 18 July as workers begin to vote on action against the company’s broken pay promises. The union Unite is angry that Cadbury’s is breaking a long-standing deal struck with the workers at Cadbury’s UK plants at Bourneville, Chirk, Marlbrook and Somerdale, […]

US chocolate death

A man has died after falling into a vat of molten chocolate at a processing plant in the US state of New Jersey. Vincent Smith Jr, 29, was employed as a temporary worker at the Cocoa Services factory and was emptying pieces of solid chocolate into the melting vat when he slipped from a platform […]