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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...

Haribo strengthens brand

Haribo Dunhills (Pontefract), the UK arm of the German confectionery company, is hoping to increase sales of its core Maoam range during the summer with...

Liquorice licked

The ultimately strong taste of salty liquorice, widely popular in Scandinavian and North European countries, presents manufacturers with an on-going problem, writes UK microencapsulates company...

Kit Kat breaks with tradition

Kit Kat, Canada's best selling chocolate bar last year, is being repackaged after more than 50 years of being on the shelves. Nestlé Canada has...

Sethness adds colour

A rich hue combined with a bland flavour profile is the latest caramel colour from US company Sethness. The 'Plain' caramel colour - SC105 -...

Green light for tagatose Down Under

Good news for biotech firm Spherix today. The Australian and New Zealand foods regulatory authority (FSANZ) has recommended the approval of the low-calorie, full-bulk sweetener...

Speedy solution for sweet manufacturers

Tisma, the US packaging equipment provider, has launched the TC 400 series of vertical cartoners, said to be capable of reaching speeds of up to...

EC withdraws confectionery additive

The European Commission has announced the permanent withdrawal of the confectionery additive konjac (E425). The move comes after fears that the additive can potentially cause...

Confectioners turn to whey

Are perceptions of whey products as more than a milk powder substitute changing? According to a new report from market analysts Zenith International, yes, as...

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...

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