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

UK manufacturing matters

Manufacturers in London and the South East are feeling increasingly positive, with 82% of companies supplying into the food and drinks industry saying that they expect to grow in the next six months according to the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer survey. The figures are taken from the 2013 Q1 (April-June) MAS Barometer survey, […]

Calorie-free natural sweetener

Natvia, the Australian all-natural sweetener, is launching in the UK. A healthy alternative to sugar and chemical sweeteners, it can be used in exactly the same way as sugar – in coffee, tea or cold beverages or in baking and cooking – with none of the unpleasant aftertaste or carcinogenic risks often associated with sweeteners. […]

Chocolate leads sector in France

The French confectionery market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2% over the next five years, increasing from a value of EUR 6 billion at the start of 2012, to reach a total of EUR 6.7 billion by 2017. According to a recent report, ‘The Future of the […]

The benefits of kiwi paste in baked goods

Stratum Nutrition, a Novus International business focusing on nutrition through functional and specialty ingredients, will be presenting findings from application studies incorporating ApuraGreen kiwifruit paste during the IFT Annual Meeting 13-16 July in Chicago. The primary outcomes presented look at fat replacement and freshness extension using the clean label ingredient. ApuraGreen is a whole-fruit kiwi […]

Azelis to distribute green aroma extracts

Azelis has been appointed by Evonik to distribute green aroma extracts in the UK, Ireland, Italy and selected Central and Eastern European countries. Evonik’s aroma extracts make use of a process known as Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) which is carried out under gentle conditions.  André Aguiar, Evonik account & marketing manager Europe, explains, “This environmentally friendly extraction […]

Good things come in small packages

The World it seems, it becoming a little less keen to chew gum (and blow bubbles with it): this confectionery sub-sector that grew by a healthy 7.7 per cent in 2011 saw growth slowing to 1.7 per cent in 2012. It is the quietest sales period since the chewing gum segment (that includes bubble gums) […]

Nestlé launches smartphone scanning

Consumers in the UK will be the first to benefit from a new global initiative by Nestlé to give people instant access to information about the nutritional profile and environmental and social impacts of its products. Anyone who buys a multi-pack of two-finger Kit Kat chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland will be able […]

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 […]