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
20 Aug 2019
--- The Hershey Company has announced its minority investments in emerging snacking businesses Fulfil Nutrition and Blue Stripes Cacao Shop. The deals are facilitated through C7 Ventures, Hershey’s venture model,... Read More
15 Aug 2019
--- Nestlé Japan is replacing the plastic wrapping on its KitKat candy bars with paper in a bid to become one step closer to its commitment of 100 percent recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. The Japanese... Read More
08 Aug 2019
--- Tradin Organic has released its first cocoa sustainability report, which summarizes the Netherlands-based ingredient provider’s past milestones and plans for the future. The five primary aspects the company addresses... Read More
06 Aug 2019
--- In a bid to offer more portion control options for consumers, confectionery giant Mondelēz International plans to lower the calorie count of all its UK brand Cadbury’s chocolate and wider biscuit offerings –... Read More
29 Jul 2019
--- Israel-based Better Juice, Ltd., branded as the “first food-tech start-up to develop technology to reduce all types of sugars in orange juice,” and Brazillian producer of orange juice concentrate, Citrosuco, are... Read More
23 Jul 2019
--- Leading cocoa products manufacturer Barry Callebaut Group has announced it is constructing a new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility in Baramati, India. The site is located 250km south-east of Mumbai and will... Read More
17 Jul 2019
--- 3D printed Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been brought from laboratory to store for the first time with a pop-up opened this month in Melbourne, Australia. Mondelēz, the multinational owners of Cadbury, as well as other... Read More