Hershey has included in its five-year plan a goal that 50% of its total offering of individually wrapped standard- and king-size confectionery products will be 200 calories or less.
Gourmet gum brand Project 7 is aiming to capture a new target consumer – fitness enthusiasts – upon partnering with Weight Watchers.
Soluble dietary fibers, dextrins and added vanilla can help manufacturers cut sugar beyond reducing portion size, writes Leatherhead Food Research’s head of microscopy.
A group of NGOs, including the VOICE Network, Solidaridad and Oxfam, are encouraging chocolate makers to set a minimum price for cocoa and to eventually move to a flexible premium system.
Cargill says its recently established licensed buying company (LBC) in Ghana helps cocoa farmers avoid being paid through a third party.
Daelman’s Stroopwafels is now available in about 6,000 Walgreens stores, a year after European snack importer The Brand Passport introduced it to the US market.
Radfords Fine Fudge has started a crowdfunding campaign to launch a range of Fairtrade fudge and honeycomb confectionery.
Aldomak says it will expand its portfolio globally after receiving an A-grade certificate from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. (ABT) and EY, have launched an online tool that can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products.
Barry Callebaut is one step closer to its goal of sourcing fully sustainable cocoa by 2025 as its chocolate cups and decorations making subsidiary, Mona Lisa, has joined the Cocoa Horizons program.
Turkish startup Toller Gida has collaborated with ingredients supplier Beneo for a sugar-free version of its hard-boiled sweet SoundyCandy.
August Storck, has introduced a caramel product with a chocolate filling to the US under its Werther’s Original brand.
Supplement chocolate firm Healthy Chocolate Florida plans to expand beyond medical supply and into traditional retail.
Sustainable chocolate programs must treat cocoa farmers as equal implementing partners, says the World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO).
Public Health England (PHE) recommends chocolate should contain 43.7g of sugar per 100g by 2020 in voluntary health guidelines published today.
The Solid Chocolate Company has launched what it claims is the world’s first Solid Chocolate Egg.
ConfectioneryNews highlights new items from Hershey, Cadbury, Mars and Godiva for Easter, a major contributor to overall US candy sales.
Manchester-based Yumsh Snacks has started producing Bean & Pod chocolates while waiting for its manufacturing facility to be certified free-from, CEO Tony Goodman told BakeryandSnacks.
ECOM's proposed deal to acquire German cocoa grinder Euromar will help protect it from cocoa price fluctuations, says a commodities consultant.
Chocolate Tree, co-founded by Alastair and Friederike Gower, has launched a £30k ($37k) crowdfunding campaign to transform an East Lothian farmhouse into a chocolate factory, employing 18 staff.
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