13 Jun 2019
--- Oils and fats supplier AAK has launched COBAO Pure, a new cocoa butter product which delivers “bloom-retarding” effects in chocolate. Blooming, a common problem in chocolate, is the whitening that can appear on... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Vegetable oils and fats supplier AAK, has released AKOSPREAD, a range of fats for chocolate and nut-based spread applications. The new range of fats is touted as offering improved stability in formulations, spreadability,... Read More
31 May 2019
--- Cargill says it is realizing supply chain traceability, empowering cocoa farmers and tackling pressing issues such as deforestation using the power of technology. Cargill’s 2017/2018 Cocoa & Chocolate... Read More
13 May 2019
--- Scientists have uncovered the physics behind the process responsible for creating chocolate’s distinctive smooth texture. A team led by the University of Edinburgh studied mixtures resembling liquid chocolate created... Read More
06 May 2019
--- Several EU-level civil society organizations have joined forces to call for a ban on the use of food additive titanium dioxide (E171) over concerns about its safety. The demand to remove E171 from the EU list of permitted... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- Seasonal NPD allows companies to “get creative” within the confines of a specific theme and draw inspiration from tradition combined with trending themes. This Easter, companies have taken inspiration for this... Read More
15 Apr 2019
--- A device which allows on-the-spot assessment of cocoa beans is being rolled out to Olam Cocoa traders to analyze the full moisture range in cocoa beans, on location, non-invasively and in less than one minute. SCiO, from... Read More
11 Apr 2019
--- Swiss-based chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer Barry Callebaut has reported an acceleration in sales volume growth of 3.1 percent in the second quarter, leading to a 2.4 percent increase in sales volume to 1,05 tons... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business claims to be the first company to use Rainforest Alliance Certified coconut oil sourced through a mass balance model as an ingredient in its coatings and fillings –... Read More
29 Mar 2019
--- Barry Callebaut has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art processing unit at its Zone 4C Société Africaine de Cacao (SACO) plant in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The new grinding unit, which is part of a... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- As health & wellness, plant-based lifestyles and fiber inclusion gain traction among consumers, there are increased opportunities for companies capable of providing natural ingredients with relevant and healthful... Read More
05 Mar 2019
--- Cargill’s Cocoa and Chocolate business is set to acquire Smet, a Belgium-based supplier of chocolate to the foodservice and confectionery markets. Cargill’s entry into the acquisition is subject to consultation... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- Troubled Kraft Heinz saw its shares plummet by almost 20 percent in the hours after trading yesterday, after the US food giant posted quarterly losses, revealed it was being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- This week in ingredients news, Cargill invested €20 million in its Dutch instant starch facility, amid increased demand for convenience foods. Nestlé revealed that it will roll out green matcha KitKats, a classic... Read More
21 Feb 2019
--- Godiva Chocolatier, owned by Yildiz Holding, is to sell select Godiva assets to South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners as part of a global strategy to grow the business fivefold. No financial details of the deal have... Read More
21 Feb 2019
--- Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food industry, has highlighted significant decreases in sugar and saturated fat in Irish diets between 2005 and 2017. Key takeouts from a new report showed that... Read More
14 Feb 2019
--- Valentine’s Day offers consumers a chance to spoil their loved ones – and often themselves – with a surge of limited edition NPD including tasty treats and flavorful twists on popular products. In this... Read More
14 Feb 2019
--- Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has launched a new cocoa powder, Gerkens CT70, to its cocoa powder brand Gerkens. The launch is specifically designed for baked goods and aims to create “consumer preferred” bakery... Read More
31 Jan 2019
--- A diversification of trees on cocoa plantations will be key to securing the future of the cocoa and chocolate industry, says the CEO of leading French cocoa group, Cémoi. The company purchases some 145,000 tons of... Read More
28 Jan 2019
--- It was Ruby Sunday on the first day of ISM 2019 in Cologne, Germany, as the “fourth type of chocolate” was given its first moment in the major trade show spotlight at the world’s leading sweets and snacks... Read More