How can companies create heat resistant chocolate and inhibit fat bloom? Why is chewing gum good for teeth and stress-relief? And why is high flavanol chocolate beneficial for heart health? Follow the latest science news on chocolate, gum and biscuits from peer-reviewed journals across the globe.
Nestlé has filed a patent for heat-resistant chocolate made by adding fibre from sources such as wheat or citrus fruits.
Public health messages intended to tackle obesity should focus on unhealthy eating rather than physical activity, which does not promote weight loss, according to an editorial published in the British Journal...
Flavour perception is strongly influenced by the sounds heard when foods are bitten and chewed, claims a review published in Flavour.
Just five days of eating extra amounts of fatty foods can cause long-lasting metabolic changes that alter how muscles process nutrients, new research has found.
Many food firms talk about the need for ‘responsible innovation’, but what does this buzzword actually mean to the consumer and the industry?
Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.
Cocoa polyphenols can be preserved by storing pods for a week before fermentation and then by roasting beans for longer than usual, say researchers.
When faced with cardiovascular disease, Polish men and women modify their diets to increase their intakes of antioxidants, polyphenols and flavonoids, according to a national health survey.
Mondelēz has developed a method to produce heat resistant chocolate that it says can easily be integrated into existing processes.
Biotec firm Lycotec will prepare another dossier to support claims its L-tug ingredient lowers cholesterol after EFSA rejected its health claim.
Cargill has developed an acoustic testing formula that it claims will help manufacturers maximize crunchiness in gum coatings.
The Barry Callebaut Group has won a patent to make reduced fat chocolate to help consumers cut calories.
Chinese scientists have completed the genome sequencing of Vanilla shenzhenica, giving way to hopes that a synthetic version of the world’s second most expensive spice.
The launch of oral caffeine strip Reon sees cigarette-making giant Imperial Tobacco diversifying its market attentions and targeting on-the-go urban professionals.
Perfetti Van Melle has filed a patent for what it claims are the first filled toffee lollipops produced through depositing.
ConfectioneryNews Personality of the Year, Jelly Belly's R&D manager Ambrose Lee, talks flavor development.
Researchers from the University of Groningen and Wrigley say that sugar-free chewing gum can trap and remove bacteria from the mouth that are responsible for oral disease such as caries.
Companies hoping to appeal to consumers interested in the heart health benefits of dark chocolate now have another marketing tool at their disposal: the percentage of cocoa labeled on their...
Mango butter can be added to chocolate as a water-in-oil emulsion type gel, which will reduce the brittleness and improve the mouthfeel of the finished product.
Dutch-Italian confectioner Perfetti Van Melle has filed a patent for a process to produce chewing gum that imparts a long-lasting cooling sensation.
Cocoa intake may delay the progression of factors associated with type 2 diabetes, according to a study in rats.
Chocolate may have a compressive strength-to-weight ratio 24 times less than concrete but that hasn’t stopped US scientists probing its potential as a building material and even building a ‘chocolate...
Sugar in processed foods may have a larger impact on heart health than salt, argues a paper published in the journal Open Heart.
Dutch-Italian confectioner Perfetti Van Melle has developed a method to control the surface roughness of chewing gum pieces, which can be altered by migrating particles from powdered fillings.
Incorporating a consumer-first approach to new product development can be advantageous for complex items like filled chocolates, claim researchers.