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KeyChoc adds praline cutters to portfolio

15 September 2010 – KeyChoc is expanding its portfolio of chocolate processing equipment with the launch of the full range of Dedy Praline Cutters. In an exclusive tie-up with German manufacturer Dedy, KeyChoc has been appointed as sole UK distributor for these machines. The Dedy Praline Cutter has an aluminium base which is strong and […]

Chevler has first year’s success all wrapped up

14 September 2010 – Chevler, the South Wales-based manufacturer of baking cases and muffin wraps, has secured a number of contracts with distributors and commercial bakeries in continental Europe and North America. The company, which was created following a management buy-out in February 2009, has expanded its Cases product range by investing over £300,000 in […]

Mars on a diet

Mars in the UK is trimming the level of saturated fat in its products but says consumers won’t detect any change in the taste of the candy. The company switched from palm oil to sunflower oil as part of a UK push from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to improve food nutrition.

Cheers for chocolate

Max Brenner has opened a chocolate café in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. My initial thought was that it seems to be a good fit, the extravagance of a chocolate café with the excesses of Vegas. That was before I realised the extent of the existing brand. It already has two other cafés in the US, […]

Cool investment at Zeina Foods

8 August 2010 – Zeina Foods, the UK supplier of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and confectionery items, has expanded its cool storage capacity by up to 70% by investing £1.7million in a new chill store. Located directly opposite the company’s manufacturing facility in Ossett, UK, the new 30,000 square food purpose built cold room houses […]

Playing with sporting sponsorship

Cadbury’s new ‘Spots versus Stripes’ ad campaign aims to engage with consumers and fight the stereotype that confectionery companies have no place in sponsoring sporting events. The fishy advert, which will officially launch on Saturday 7th August and created by the company’s Glass and A Half Full Productions studio and the Fallon agency, is the […]

Jacob’s makes cracking savings

2 August 2010 – Jacob’s Biscuits in Liverpool, UK has recently installed Turbo tray denesters on three of its savoury biscuit lines. The denesters are of the Pneufeed air jet type, which denest the trays by means of a venturi principle and were chosen for reliability of denesting and speed of size change. The denesters […]

Butterkist goes gourmet

28 July 2010 – Butterkist, the UK’s number one popcorn brand from Tangerine Confectionery, is set to launch two new ‘posh popcorn’ varieties to ensure the popcorn category caters to the increasing demand for premium snacking options. Launching in July 2010, the new gourmet range comprises Butterkist Toffee Popcorn Clusters with Pecan and Almonds (available […]

Sales increase at Lees Foods

26 July 2010 – The UK confectionery firm Lees Foods has reported an increase in sales of 9% in the first half of this year. The company said profits were expected to be significantly ahead of last year’s figure of £394,000. The group comprises of Lees of Scotland, which makes macaroon bars and snowballs and […]

Keylink expands packaging ranges

23 July 2010 – Keylink, the UK supplier of stock gift and confectionery packaging, is launching e new packaging solutions for all packaging requirements. The Cosmopolitan Collection features four new colours – purple, black, brown and blue. With the new pick n’mix format customers can choose the size and colour of the base, the type […]

Revolymer receives GRAS for degradable gum

14 July 2010 – Revolymer has announced the successful completion of the GRAS regulatory approval process, which will allow the sale of its proprietary removable and degradable chewing gum in the US. Roger Pettman, CEO of Revolymer, made the announcement at the Mayor of London’s Gum Gala, which brought together industry and public sector exports […]

Chocolate Week 2010 dates released

21 June – 11-17 October 2010 has been set as the dates for the UK’s Chocolate Week 2010 with a wide range of chocolate events, culminating in a dedicated chocolate show, Chocolate Unwrapped, at Vinopolis, London on 16-17 October. Chocolate Week promotes the UK’s wide range of chocolatiers and encourages people to visit some of […]

CSM UK eliminates AZO Colorants from product range

13 June – Increasing consumer interest in natural, clean label products and naturally coloured foods has lead CSM United Kingdom, along with its European counterparts, to set a July 2010 deadline for the replacement of synthetic AZO colorants with non-AZO colorants used in their products. ‘CSM’s transition to non-AZO colorants across its product portfolio has […]

Cambridge Design Partnership whips up real hot chocolate

8 June – The Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) has created a home chocolate ‘espresso’ machine for chocolate connoisseurs which uses steamed fresh milk and special pods of real chocolate to create an indulgent and delicious experience. Frustration with powdered chocolate drinks created the spark for the idea as Dr Paul Scott of Cambridge Design Partnership explains, […]