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

Sliding sugar free sales

With the green light having been given to stevia in Europe, and with a continued effort to encourage consumers to cut back on sugared products as a weight loss strategy, it would be expected that the time has come for more sugar free chocolate confectionery products to enter the marketplace. But, global launches of low/no/reduced […]

It’s not just dark chocolate that’s good for you

Research in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research has highlighted that it may not just be dark chocolate that’s good for you. The study showed that white chocolate consumption improved platelet aggregation and function, which could enhance cardiovascular health. 42 healthy subjects were randomly given an acute dose of flavan-3-ol enriched dark (907mg […]

May 2011

Regulars: Editorial comment News round up Products, packs promotions Ingredients news Diary Confectioner’s comment…Frank Homann, CEO of Xoco Features: EU fights sugar shortages Polyols in gum New fashions in chewing gum panning A line of many talents Toothfriendly confectionery Willy Wonka chewing gum Physical operations in confectionery Working together for a healthy future

Health Ingredients Europe

Health Ingredients Europe & Natural Ingredients 2012 is the global meeting place for all stakeholders in the health and natural ingredients industry. The event will deliver you: A sustainable future: Whether it’s your business, ingredient or manufacturing process, find everything you need to build a sustainable future. That perfect contact: With exhibitors from over 80 […]

Brain boost for elderly

14 August 2012 – Regular consumption of dietary cocoa flavanols may improve cognitive function in elderly subjects with early memory decline. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of L’Aquila in Italy and Mars Incorporated, significantly advances understanding of the benefits of flavanols by specifically exploring the impact of regular cocoa flavanol consumption on […]

Say no to taxes

20 July 2012 – Are taxes the government’s solution for everything? In the past couple of months I have read about pasty taxes and fat taxes, and now there is a proposal in Wales to introduce a 5p levy to chewing gum (http://www.sweetsandsnackseurope.com/news/5p-levy-for-chewing-gum/) Imposing taxes has many potential implications for confectionery companies, particularly those that […]

Sustainability initiative at work

29 June 2012 – Barry Callebaut is establishing a €833,000 centre of cocoa excellence to promote advanced agricultural techniques in Côte d’Ivoire. The centre will include training facilities for farmers and a 30-hectare ‘showcase farm’ to demonstrate state-of-the-art intercropping techniques and other yield enhancement practices such as grafting to rejuvenate aging cocoa farms and double […]

Nestle reaffirms Egyptian investment

30 May 2012 – Nestlé is celebrating over 100 years in Egypt by reaffirming a four year CHF151 million (€125.7m) investment plan in the country, creating jobs and enabling the company to better serve local consumers. The investment programme announced in 2011, focuses on the company’s existing factories and distribution centres, including a facility for […]

NovaGreen produces healthy sugar substitute

23 May 2012 – Canada based refinery NovaGreen plans to produce sugar substitute xylitol over the next two years to supply confectioners in North America A naturally occurring sugar substitute, xylitol is roughly as sweet as sucrose with only two-thirds of the calories. Because it cannot be utilised by bacteria to form cavities, this healthy […]

Fat tax for UK

20 April 2012 – A leading education professional is pushing for a fat tax to be introduced to the UK. Several countries already impose taxes on unhealthy food. In September, Hungary became the first country to introduce a fat tax on fatty food, including chocolate bars, with Denmark closely following suit. Introducing a similar policy […]

Stress relief

29 March 2012 – Eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate every day can help reduce your stress levels. The study by Nestlé monitored 30 healthy adults for two weeks. Every day each participant was given 40g of dark chocolate (made of up to 75% cocoa solids). They consumed half the chocolate in the morning […]

A flavour solution

22 February 2012 – Givaudan is addressing the mouthfeel challenges that food manufacturers of sweet and dairy products face in low calorie products with its TasteSolutions Mouthfeel programme. The signature programme includes a unique sensory language, Sense It Mouthfeel, and advanced technologies to optimise the taste profile of reduced-calorie sweet and dairy products and provide […]

Chocolate impacts positively on brain performance

16 February 2012 – Chocolate can be good for the brain – at least if you eat the right kind. Chocolate – in particular the dark variety– is already well known for its positive effects when consumed in small quantities. Scientists have now found new evidence for another effect: Chocolate or cocoa powder containing higher […]

Cocoa at tipping point

7 February 2012 – Cocoa – the antioxidant rich raw ingredient used to make chocolate – is poised to become a major force in the market for functional and healthier food products, according to Julian Mellentin, director of consultancy New Nutrition Business. Pointing to an Article 13.5 health claims application recently lodged by chocolate producer […]