A lack of sleep could alter the way our brains work, making us more likely to consume unhealthy snack products than healthier options, say researchers.
Combining functional brain imaging techniques in to behavioural research may help researchers uncover the immediate and long term effects of chocolate consumption on cognition, mood and behaviour, say researchers.
The use of citric acid as an extractant could boost the industrial recovery of pectin from waste cocoa husks that are generated during cocoa production, say researchers.
A study has found stark differences in the amount of cocoa flavanols preserved after cocoa beans from different origins have been roasted.
A Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic blend can battle chest infections, says Danish probiotics leader Chr Hansen in a global patent application.
Mars-owned Wrigley is attempting to patent a method to produce ‘natural’ tooth friendly gummies using erythritol.
Short 'rituals' that many people perform before consuming foods and drinks, even if seemingly insignificant, could boost flavour perception and overall liking of products, according to new research.
The need for scientific celebrity seems to have spread like wildfire in recent years, and it’s making a mockery of real scientific progress.
The food industry must continue to innovate new food products that help consumers with pre-diabetes and glucose intolerance to reverse their long term risk of diabetes and dementia, according to...
Mars Incorporated’s commitment to research into cocoa flavanols has been rewarded recently with an annual award from the Institute of Food Technologists.
Consumption of high-energy snack foods and sugar sweetened sodas may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research.
Healthier fats like olive or sunflower oil can be used in biscuits without impacting the taste and texture, finds new research.
A better understanding of the complex functions that sugar fulfils in a chocolate product is required by manufacturers before they can reliably develop a high-quality sugar-free chocolate that is acceptable...
A better understanding of the way in which emotions influence consumer behaviours could help industry create new products that fit new market niches and assist in overhauling marketing and communication...
Brazilian researchers say a new method for sensory analysis of chocolate could slash description times in half compared to the conventional technique.
The pleasure derived from eating certain foods may be seen in the eyes – a finding that could help food scientists develop tasty foods that without the ‘side effect’ of...
The meteoric emergence of cocoa flavanols as the new 'super ingredient' continues, with many new scientific publications focused on the potential health effects of these special compounds. As part of...
Colombian researchers have questioned the clinical benefits of sugar free chewing gum to prevent dental caries and gingivitis after a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. A scientist from Mondelez has doubted...
Nestlé has followed in the footsteps of Mondelez by coming up with its own non-melting chocolate, which could prove a game changer in emerging markets with hot climates.
Research by Penn State University has found that mice fed cocoa have a reduced risk of obesity-related inflammation and type-2 diabetes.
Researchers are touting a new process to measure the cocoa content of chocolate that requires no sample preparations or chemicals.
A new state-of-the-art sensory testing facility at Newcastle University will help industry and academics come together to improve the quality, taste and texture of food.
People with mild depression or anxiety may have modified perceptions of how fat, sweet and bitter flavours which could result in higher consumption levels of unhealthy foods, researchers suggest.
During Tuesday’s keynote address at the 2013 Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, shopper marketing experts offered advice on engaging people to help ensure sales success.
A study funded by the US National Confectioners Association (NCA) has not ruled out that candy may cause obesity but has suggested there is no link between the number of...