10 Dec 2019
--- Taura Natural Ingredients used Fi Europe 2019 as a platform to launch a new range of fruit solutions that deliver the benefits of fiber without compromising on taste or texture. Jus Fruit Fibre+ was part of a range of fruit... Read More
05 Dec 2019
--- Cargill is investing over US$113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana. A US$100 million investment targets an increased production capacity at Yopougon by 50 percent, while a... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- Nestlé Japan is launching today its “Cacao Fruit Chocolate,” introduced in the form of a KitKat. The company says that this is the first chocolate confectionery that uses dried, powdered cacao pulp as a... Read More
28 Nov 2019
--- Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate strategy includes the objective of storing more carbon than it emits by 2025. Together with its partner, The Gold Standard Foundation, the Swiss company has developed a methodology... Read More
26 Nov 2019
--- Barry Callebaut, the Swiss manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, has been granted a Temporary Marketing Permit (TMP) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clearing the way to market Ruby as the fourth type of... Read More
19 Nov 2019
--- A polarization is emerging in the snacking space, as demands for clean label and healthy offerings are paradoxically rising at the same time as a growing appetite for indulgent, sumptuous products. This is particularly... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- UK-based Galaxy chocolate brand is launching its first vegan alternative to milk chocolate. The Mars Wrigley-owned brand says that a hazelnut paste will create the same smooth and creamy signature characteristics of Galaxy... Read More
16 Oct 2019
--- Positioned as both a natural sweetener and a flavoring, Dirafrost’s new cacao fruit puree is made from the white pulp surrounding cacao beans – which are typically destined for chocolate production. As the demand... Read More
15 Oct 2019
--- A new report from Innova Market Insights highlights the growing sophistication of Europe’s appetite for chocolate, with a push towards premium and indulgent products clearly reflected in NPD. In line with this demand,... Read More
07 Oct 2019
--- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is launching a chocolate bar as part of a social experiment. The Other Bar uses blockchain technology to give consumers the choice to donate directly back to cocoa farmers or to get a... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Marking the next generation of food and beverages aiming to placate “angry” Generation Z consumers who are demanding tasty, nutritious and honest food, Barry Callebaut has launched the “Cacaofruit... Read More
25 Sep 2019
--- Following the premiumization of KitKat chocolate bars in Japan, Nestlé Confectionery will launch its first direct-to-consumer offering in the UK with the introduction of the KitKat Chocolatory. The luxury handcrafted... Read More
24 Sep 2019
--- In a push to expand its sugar reduction capabilities in chocolate, Cargill has invested US$5 million in its Mouscron, Belgium facility. The investment will fund the development of a wide range of sugar replacers and the... Read More
20 Sep 2019
--- At a time when sugar reduction remains hot under the industry spotlight, Israeli manufacturer Strauss Group has unveiled a refined sweet milk chocolate bar made with 30 percent less sugar using extracts of unique raw... Read More
30 Aug 2019
--- Barry Callebaut’s premium cocoa brand, Bensdorp, is launching Natural Dark – a cocoa powder that uses new technology to create a deeper color and flavor without an alkalization process. In an exclusive press... Read More
28 Aug 2019
--- In a report centered on Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Ireland-headquartered Kerry stresses the importance of a localized approach when communicating with consumers in this region, as perceptions of... Read More
27 Aug 2019
--- Researchers and cocoa professionals have been asking if it is possible to manipulate the taste of so-called “noble cocoas” (the varieties Criollo and Trinitario) in different directions to create exciting new... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- The Barry Callebaut Group, a global producer of chocolate and cocoa products, has started production at its second chocolate manufacturing plant in Rancaekek, a sub-district of Bandung, Indonesia. The brand new factory... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- Scientists have long been divided on the best way to manage industry involvement in diet and health research, according to a study from the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Cambridge, which is exploring ways... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- US multinational retail corporation Walmart and media platform BuzzFeed’s “Tasty” division have partnered to offer consumers “shoppable recipes.” The retailer invites shoppers to add the entire... Read More