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EU sweet on new additives

Following a proposal from the European Commission to allow the use of two new intense sweeteners - sucralose and an aspartame-acesulfame - the European Competitiveness...

Confectioner introduces more accommodating packaging

The US arm of confectioner Perfetti Van Melle has launched new packaging for its Mentos mints product. The company believes that its new Mentos Box...

All Candy Expo enters the computer age

Confectioner House of Brussels Chocolates (HBSL) has launched a range of Sonic The Hedgehog chocolates at this year's All Candy Expo in Chicago. Over 450...

German confectioner launches new packaging

Confectionery manufacturer Van Houten is relaunching its Scholetta chocolate nuts brand in a contact clear and shatter resistant jar. The company required a jar that...

No more messing around

The frustration of suffering the drip-drip effect of an ice lolly on a hot summer day may well be over as food ingredients giant Danisco...

Kellogg seeks kids' advice

Kellogg's Real Fruit Winders are to be put to the test in a new web poll of young consumers. The poll allows children to vote...

Innovative new bubble gum launched

US-based confectioner Perfetti Van Melle is set to launch an innovative new bubble gum product. Marketed under the Airheads brand name, the gum begins as...

Production of new sweetener underway

Europe's largest dairy group Arla Foods and German sugar manufacturer Nordzucker have begun production of Gaio tagatose in a custom-built plant located near Hannover, Germany....

Biscuit market booming

Despite an increasingly competitive environment and the impact of a global economic downturn the biscuits market in Europe is alive and well, according to a...

Fruity cappuccinos with a Milkybar biccy

Competition in the UK biscuit market is hotting up for traditional biscuit players such as McVitie's and Fox's Biscuits. And, it is not just Mars,...

Double trouble for Wrigley

The continued attempts by US chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley to register its Doublemint brand in Europe have once again hit a snag after a European...

Mini biscuits for the diet-conscious

Nestle Rowntree is entering the bite-sized sector with the launch of Kit Kat Kubes in the UK, the latest company to jump onto the bandwagon...

Twist-Wrap Films, set to wrap up candy market?

Twist-Lyte and Hicor, part of the Exxon Mobil Group, has launched a specially redesigned film, which is claimed to make production faster and more efficient....

Improving wrapping quality

The Twist-Lyte Hicor produced by ExxonMobil Chemical already claims to be the lightest twist wrap film on the market, but now it can offer confectionery...

Yes to gummy bears

German company Amapharm has developed an innovative delivery method for children's daily vitamins. The 'YA YA Bear', to be unveiled at the Vitafoods trade show...

Space-age chocolate bar from Arla

Swedish food company Arla has been working with scientists at the US Space Agency, NASA, over the last 18 months to look at ways of...

Striking pack boosts Altoids Sours launch

When Callard & Bowser-Suchard decided to expand its Altoids breath mint brand into the wider US sugar confectionery market under the Altoids Sours name, it...

Pick-and-mix pack innovation

Huhtamaki and Karkkikatu, a subsidiary of Leaf concentrating on pick-and-mix candy, have together developed a new concept for selling sweets that is said to make...

A bar is born

Four new chocolate bars from US-based Endangered Species Chocolate Company were launched last week at the Natural Food Products Expo West in California. The new...

Got Milk? the chocolate hits the shelves

The US Got Milk? campaign which features celebrities with a 'milk moustache' in a bid to promote consumption of the dairy product has taken a...

Smooth as silk

Silky smooth, high-fruit chews can now be produced in a new, no-cook process following a recent development from British Sugar, the company claims this week....

New bag packer for confectionery makers

Eurosicma is due to unveil a range of new packing machine and feeder system technologies designed to meet the increasing demand and the special needs...

Adding shine with PearliCoat

The new PearliCoat Pearlescent Pigment System from US company Colorcon can give confectionery the allure of a pearl-like finish and the sparkle of vibrant colour,...

Gumlink to focus on R&D

Danish chewing gum manufacturer Dandy, which changed its name in October last year to Gumlink, is to establish a new research and development centre in...

Non-GMO thumbs up for Degussa plant

Degussa Texturant Systems, a unit of the German speciality chemicals comapny, has been awarded Cert-ID non-GMO System Certification for its lecithin production system at the...

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