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Dark days for chocolate lovers

European dark chocolate lovers have lost their hard-fought battle to keep their chocolate pure. An EU directive is about to be passed that allows alternative...

Sweet kisses

Hershey Foods Corporation has introduced Hershey's Kisses rich dark chocolates, the first permanent addition to the brand in nearly 10 years. To promote the event,...

Good news for chocolate lovers

The Balance Bar brand has added three new sweet-tasting flavours to its nutrition bar range, which it claims remains a healthy snack food. The Cookie...

Choc of ages

A German confectioner has made the rather brave claim that it has developed chocolates capable of countering the ageing process. Felice chocolates have been created...

Calls for ban on chocolate treat

The German government is considering banning chocolate cigarettes, claiming that the confection encourages children to take up smoking in later life. The country's undersecretary for...

Will Benefat benefit the confectionery industry?

Danisco is launching Salatrim, a new low-calorie fat targeted at the European confectionery and bakery industry. The product, which has been patented, will be sold...

Vepatec boxes up

A robotic concept from cartoning specialist Vepatec , of Germany, which is claimed will revolutionise the sector, is to be launched and demonstrated by Partners in...

Sweet news for the summer

Snack brands catering for specific markets, rice-based FABs, functional dairy products and energy-giving or low-carb confectionery are among the recent highlights from the Mintel Global...

New slimline metal detector

Lock Inspection Systems is to preview its Compact Vertical Fall metal detector for the first time at the forthcoming PPMA, to be held in the...

Perfectly minted

The PPMA sponsored Starpack Award has gone to Field Packaging Systems, UK, for the process technology in its carton erecting system for After Eight mints....

Boxing clever

Northampton-based packaging firm Boxes Prestige has won the packaging business of the year award at the UK's national Starpack Awards. The business won the accolade...

Pack up a penguin

RPC Market Rasen and RPC Halstead have produced an innovative two-piece pack for Penguin Chukka, the new product from biscuit brand Penguin. Together with a...

New tech locks in flavour shelf life

New flavour encapsulation technology could provide product developers with a new tool to prolong shelf life, claims International Flavors & Fragrances. The news falls in...

Brighter smile with D-tagatose

The US Food and Drug Administration has given the all clear for novel food ingredient to bear a tooth-friendly health claim - undoubtedly a crucial...

Cutting the fat

Denmark-based firm Foss has unveiled the latest addition to the Foss meat analysis portfolio, the MeatMaster. The company claims that the intelligent in-line technology can...

Sugar-free, the new candy concept

Faced with growing consumer health concerns, a US candy maker is introducing a sugar-free, fat-free product to the diabetic market. Sinfully Delicious dessert bites, said...

Say it with chocolate

A Dutch company which started life as a seller of fine wines is set to launch an innovative confectionery product into the retail sector for...

Flavour to savour

Health foods with a 'naughty' edge may well give food manufacturers the chance to gain market share. And what finer ingredient than chocolate to meet...

Surface Specialties expands range

Packaging firm Surface Specialties has expanded its range of cavitated films. The successful launch of its first coated cavitated wrapping convinced the company that this...

All wrapped up

Empire Torte, a new chocolate dessert currently being marketed in the United States by confectioner Tuesday Evans, is being hand-wrapped in Cellophane from Surface Specialties...

Macphie Triumphs again with Cappuccino Sauce

Cappuccino Sauce manufactured by Scottish confectionery firm Macphie won the foodservice dessert category at this year's Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Awards. The sauce was...

Filling a gap in the market

Taste, texture, and stability in confectionery fillings can all be achieved with a new range of filling fats from Loders Croklaan , the Dutch-based company recently...

Nestlé and Colgate stick together

Nestlé , the Swiss consumer goods group, is to team up with US-based personal care company Colgate-Palmolive to develop a range of functional confectionery products, a...

Magic Momints

US-based confectioner Yosha! Enterprises is launching a new mint product that it believes will make a significant impact on the breath freshener market. The product,...

Cocoa butter replacer developed

As consumer groups in Europe and the US call on food manufacturers to cut the quantity of trans fats in food products, Swedish vegetable oils...

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