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October 2011

Regulars: Editorial comment News round up Products, packs promotions Ingredients news Processing & packaging news Diary Confectioner’s comment… Peter Meadows, marketing director of UK & Europe, California Raisins Features: Africa’s chocolate meltdown Snack attack Popping up everywhere Winners and losers of EFSA’s health claim rulings Creating value added brands Going wild Ideal inclusions The healthier […]

Success brings its own rewards

Devonvale, a manufacturer of cereal bars, was founded 12 years ago and has grown steadily until this year when demand suddenly accelerated from around 12,000 cereal bars a day to over 20,000; an increase of almost 70%. Most companies would be ecstatic with such an increase in sales, especially in current market conditions, but, for […]

Cleaning for McVities

The McVities factory in Manchester, UK is now taking full advantage of a new washing installation from Oliver Douglas. The facility interfaces directly with a line that is dedicated to the production of mini Jaffa Cakes. The Panamatic 600 is able to provide comprehensive washing performance via spray arms that direct the wash solution to […]

Tracking Fairtrade cocoa

The chocolate industry is currently not always able to keep Fairtrade cocoa and non-Fairtrade cocoa separate at every stage of production from the cocoa field to the final bar. Cocoa beans are delivered in bulk by farmers and routinely mixed during shipping and in the manufacturing process. Rather than not engaging with the chocolate industry […]

Mobile advertising

Mondelez International recently stated that American consumers spend more than 23% of their daily media consumption on a mobile device. Yet most marketers dedicate less than 1% of their media spend to mobile. This represents a huge gap in the market, and it is driving Mondelez to think differently about consumer engagement and path to […]

Inspiring ice cream

With ice cream sales in the UK topping the magical £1billion mark last year, a leading global inclusions supplier is helping fuel the growing demand for this still affordable treat by expanding its portfolio of innovative and delicious products. Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested heavily to help ice cream manufacturers introduce new flavours that […]

Mars Chocolate unveils research facility

Mars Chocolate has opened a state of the art R&D facility. This opening marks Mars Chocolate’s continued investment in UK manufacturing and the new facility demonstrates the company’s commitment to Slough, the birthplace of Mars chocolate in the UK. The introduction of this world-class centre means that Slough now houses Mars Chocolate’s largest research facility […]

A cocoa RDA?

15 August 2012 – A new study by Mars has revealed yet more health benefits of cocoa. This latest piece of research has revealed that regular consumption of dietary cocoa flavanols may improve cognitive function in elderly subjects with early memory decline. Executive director of the Mars Centre for Cocoa Health Science, Harold Schmitz, says, […]

Cake mix improvements

14 August 2012 – Following recent improvements to Craigmillar cake mixes during 2011 and early in 2012, CSM UK has completed its review and renovation of Craigmillar Scone Concentrate (FVH) and Doughnut Concentrate (FVB) that has delivered a tangible improvement in eating experience to meet the latest consumer preferences. Joining the other six cake mixes […]

Schubert UK celebrates 10 years

20 July 2012 – Schubert UK, a subsidiary of Gerhard Schubert will be celebrating 10 years of business in the UK this year. With a decade of continual growth and success in the packaging industry, the occasion is set to be marked by a number of events for both employees and customers. The Meriden based […]

Balance the challenge

The Confectionery Production team is preparing to attend Chocovision 2012 next week. The event takes place 5-7 June in Davos, Switzerland. This is the first in a series of international bi-annual conferences for senior business leaders around the world and key stakeholders in the cocoa, chocolate and retail industry. Confectionery Production is the only UK […]

A new anti-ageing wonder drug?

30 May 2012 – Scientists have revealed that eating modified chocolates can slow down the ageing process. The research was carried out by Lyotec, a UK biotechnology company, and involved Coco-Lycosome being added to chocolate. This ingredient increases the bioavailability of cocoa epicatechins by 10 to 20 times (subject to chocolate matrix). Epicatechins can help […]

Cacao flavanoids improve CVD risk

17 May 2012 – Cacao flavonoids and soy isoflavones can significantly improve CVD risk in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. The one year, double blind controlled clinical study conducted by Peter Curtis et al, funded by a UK based Charity, Diabetes UK, and supported by Frutarom, Israel, and Barry Callebaut, was published in Diabetes […]

Lactose free milk chocolate

15 May 2012 – Barry Callebaut has launched a lactose free milk chocolate. Initially being launched in Europe, the chocolate differs from existing offerings by using a special skimmed milk powder with the lowest lactose content available on the market. With this particular powder, Barry Callebaut can allow higher amounts of milk powder in its […]