A woman’s craving for chocolate as she approaches the menopause is not down to hormones, but more a reaction to the stress and discomfort of the menopause, suggests new research....
Nestle has opened a chocolate research centre in Switzerland to inspire new formulations, product concepts and packaging designs in the luxury segment.
Innovative emulsions containing up to 60 per cent water may reduce the fat content of chocolate and offer low-fat formulations, suggests new research from the UK.
High flavanol chocolate can help protect the skin against UV damage although marketing on this claim may be challenging.
Supported by supplier migration, Eastern Europe has gained ground in the global chocolate market as health concerns eat into the Western European share, according to new research.
Cadbury has insisted that potential strike action by its workforce will not affect chocolate supply, despite claims made by union officials.
Amcor has been working with Rübezahl Schokoladen to apply its “easy open, easy reclose” innovation to the packaging of Sun Rice chocolate squares.
Increased intakes of chocolate may decrease the risk of a heart attack victim from dying from heart-related problems, according to a joint US-Swedish study.
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Wild has launched a blend of plant extracts to help chocolate manufacturers create antioxidant rich products without needing to buy special quality cocoa beans.
To help new entrants to the confectionery business be more effective and successful, Cargill is holding a three-day instructional seminar.
Buoyed by strong second quarter chocolate sales, Cadbury has beaten market expectations for the first half of the year.
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Maintaining cocoa’s heart healthy compounds in a finished product depends on the presence of other ingredients, particularly leavening agents, says new research from the Hershey Company.
Food engineers at Barry Callebaut have developed a chocolate that has both a high melting point and a low calorie count.
Cadbury is conducting a voluntary recall in Australia for one of its products in the Old Gold Dark Chocolate range due to the possible presence of milk protein, which is...
The recession and the hot weather have conspired against chocolate sales as UK-based Thorntons reports dip in quarterly revenue.
A man died at a New Jersey chocolate processing plant on Wednesday after falling into a vat of liquid chocolate.
Confectionery product ranges featuring new flavours, flexibility and variety will help manufacturers grow consumer purchases over the next five years despite economic uncertainty, according to the National Confectioners Association's...
Pecan Deluxe Candy has invested in new equipment for its plant in the UK that will enable it to make chocolate shapes like pigs and monkeys, and expand its fair-trade...
Two court cases have demonstrated confectioners’ dogged protection of their trademarks – one involving Mars’ Maltesters, and the other chocolate rabbits from Lindt.
A supplier of fillings for confectionery goods says that it is can now allow manufacturers to maximise fruit content in their chocolate products without compromising functionality or regulatory approval.
The potential health benefits of certain compounds found in chocolate are helping to drive greater levels of innovation and product launches in the candy segment compared to sugar confectionery, according...
Barry Callebaut has launched its ProBenefit probiotic chocolate for food manufacturers in the US, saying that Dannon’s Activia advertising has boosted consumer awareness of probiotics’ potential benefits.
Cargill has officially opened a new plant for chocolate fillings and coatings in The Netherlands, as part of a wider plan to grow its cocoa and chocolate operations.