The chocolate industry should explore longer four-year financing projects for cocoa farmers if it is serious about making the cocoa sector sustainable, says certification body Rainforest Alliance (RA).
Barry Callebaut is to supply Tony’s Chocolonely cocoa butter that can be traced to the Dutch firm’s partner cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire.
UK chocolate fans are being offered a taste of Brazil through bean-to-bar chocolate company Aquim.
Zhaolong Foods has secured the patent from Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) to manufacture China’s first gum with organic tea polyphenols.
This site attended the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York to see how trends including clean labels and plant-based protein are shaping the snacks and confectionery markets.
Mondelēz International has unveiled its latest limited-edition Oreo - chocolate chip flavor.
California-based confectionery brand Project 7 has entered the snacks category with a range of on-the-go nuts and grains clusters.
Barry Callebaut has grown revenues and sales volumes despite declines in the overall global chocolate confectionery market.
Cocoa flavanols do have cardiovascular health benefits, but more are needed in a single dose than the EU’s approved health claim, say researchers.
Ecuador’s cocoa industry is vying to increase its efficiency by exploiting technology, but says farm sizes must increase to allow mechanization.
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has unveiled upgraded packaging for its bestselling products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
Bean-to-bar chocolate has taken the US market by storm as small businesses offer unique flavors through a single source of cocoa beans.
Baking mix brand The Invisible Chef has launched a range of new products under a licensing partnership with Jelly Belly.
European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new sweets and snacks from continental Europe to the US later this summer.
Cocoa living income may need to quadruple to secure the long term future of the crop, says Mars’ global procurement head.
Seattle Chocolate Company has fortified its latest product, due to hit US retail shelves next month, with fiber-rich dried coffee cherry pulp.
After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that contain palm oil to children.
Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a range of trail mixes under confectionery brands M&M’s, Bounty and Galaxy in the UK.
Applying an electric field to liquid chocolate in the flow direction can reduce the fat level in chocolate by 10% to 20%, according to Mars-funded research conducted by Temple University.
Barkeater Chocolates recently upgraded the packaging of its chocolate bar range from plastic sleeves to paperboard boxes to “modernize the look and make the prominent ingredients stand out easily to the consumer”.