The potential of cocoa to beneficially impact ‘good’ cholesterol levels may be linked to the theobromine content and not the flavonoids, says a new study from Unilever Research & Development...
Private label gum maker Fertin Pharma has developed an immunity chewing gum that it claims can help guard against the common cold.
Diageo technical director Luca Lupini believes confectionery flavored spirits are an ‘amazing opportunity’ for the firm, and insists the sub-category brings out the best in its R&D team.
Cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate may keep you calmer and content but no link has been established with enhanced cognitive performance, according to a study funded by Barry Callebaut.
Barry Callebaut’s innovation department has revealed that the level of cocoa flavanols, which are associated with a string of positive health effects, vary depending on where beans are sourced....
Eating chocolate may increase incidence and severity of acne by stimulating microorganisms that cause the condition, according to a team of Dutch researchers.
New research claims regularly eating cocoa flavanols could protect people from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Consumers perceive foods labelled as organic as tastier and healthier than those without organic labels, even if the foods are exactly the same, according to a study published in the...
Consumers think candy bars with green nutrition labels, such as those used by Mars, are healthier than ones with red or white labels containing the same calories, according to new...
Chewing gum has long been considered a potential appetite suppressant, but new research says there is no evidence it can control hunger and mint-flavored varieties may even deter people from...
Researchers have found that soy protein isolates are unable to control the release of antioxidants from grape juice in pectin-based confections such as gummies.
ConfectioneryNews takes a look at the latest confections to hit store shelves across the globe including stevia-sweetened Haribo in Germany, low calorie chocolates in Japan, and teeth friendly candy in...
A team of Chinese researchers claim to have discovered a new way to create bubbles in chocolate.
Diabetes UK says there are not enough cocoa flavanols in chocolate to benefit diabetics after a study found that a cocoa extract could help people with the condition regulate insulin...
Barry Callebaut has developed a formula to reduce the bitterness of high cocoa chocolate using green coffee that doesn’t give a coffee taste and ups antioxidant content.
Diets rich in cocoa may help people with diabetes to regulate insulin levels, according to new research.
Temperature and its duration have the biggest impact on the browning of cocoa beans during roasting, but air velocity also indirectly influences the process, a study finds.
The taste and mouthfeel of silicon microparticles may be acceptable for inclusion in a functional chewing gum that aids bone health, according to researchers.
A Japanese study linking chewing gum to improved brain performance has prompted a UK health group to issue words of caution.
Asian people may consume fewer sweet goods such as chocolate because they prefer hot beverages, according to new research.
Lindt & Sprungli has added three new products to its chocolate range including a bar featuring wasabi.
The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) has chosen the most innovative new products at this year show.
Argentinean confectioner Arcor has introduced a new sugar free gum that includes a gel-release in a development costing $6m.
Adding hardfats to cocoa butter boosts heat resistance in chocolate that can melt in hot climates, according to new research.
Mondelez International has developed a method to cover unpleasant bitter tastes in confectionery products using a vitamin E compound.