Confectionery could be the next target for national sugar taxes after the UK’s levy on sugared soft drinks, but the industry still has time to act to thwart levies, writes...
It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...
Project 7 plans to launch its first organic, gourmet gummies at Target in the US from April, according to the company.
Six US confectionery businesses have pledged not to advertise directly to children below the age of 12 under a new industry initiative.
Boots has become the latest major UK retailer to ban confectionery from its checkout areas.
UK firm Basic Research has developed a a non-invasive process it claims eliminates undesirable aftertastes in stevia-sweetened chocolate.
Habitual chocolate consumption has correlation with better cognitive functioning, according to analyses of 968 people living in New York
Belgian firm Vandenbulcke has introduced ChoVita, the first chocolate brand in Europe that makes a cocoa flavanol health claim that it is 'good for your blood flow'.
Manufacturer Innocent Chocolate – whose products are said to have less impact on blood sugar than standard chocolate - is set to extend its range with new lines including chocolate...
A daily supplement with an extract from cacao may reduce UV-induced skin aging and protect against wrinkles, suggests a new study with lab mice and human skin cells.
Britain’s National Heath Service (NHS) could save £8.2m ($11.8m) a year if all the territory's 12-year olds chewed three pieces of sugarfree gum a day, says a study in the...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is considering a novel food application for purported weight loss plant hoodia parviflora.
Chocolate may improve placental function during pregnancy but flavanol levels seem to make no difference to pregnancy outcomes, says a Canadian researcher.
Consuming cocoa flavanols may interact with the gut microbiota as a way of preventing metabolic syndrome or easing the condition’s symptoms, a review has concluded.
A free-to-attend ProSweets panel discussion featuring Mondelēz and Nestlé will assess how chocolate makers can develop and reformulate products to comply with self-imposed nutrition guidelines.
Beneo claims previously untested varieties of inulin and isomalt come closer to matching the taste and mouthfeel of sugar in chocolate than ever before.
Canada-based supplement firm Herbaland is launching a new Pure gummy product line, which it says is the first to use direct depositing rather than starch molds during processing.
KitKat maker Nestlé reports progress in reducing sugar across its confectionery portfolio but won’t reformulate to a lower threshold until sugar’s link to obesity and type 2 diabetes is substantiated....
Adding a mangosteen fruit by-product to cheaper low cocoa chocolates could improve their nutritional content without compromising flavour, researchers have discovered.
The use of plain packaging on unhealthy food as an obesity prevention measure may have the opposite effect by increasing snack intake among men, a study has found.
A scientist says a New York Daily News article suggesting his new study shows dark chocolate has preventative effects against pancreatic cancer because it contains magnesium is misleading.
Flavanol-rich dark chocolate may boost endurance and exercise performance in moderately-trained male cyclists, says a new study.
Energems has been accepted as a member at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and says the new confectionery category of chocolate energy supplements it has created is poised for...
Rebaudioside M is safe and can be added to the list of EU-approved steviol glycosides (E960), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded. The agency said this was the...
Israel-based ingredients supplier Frutarom has introduced an extract from a ‘superfruit’ that was used by the Incas before battle.