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Prebiotic and antioxidant-packed white chocolate: 'A promising opportunity for industry'

Adding prebiotics and an antioxidant source to white chocolate can alter its taste and texture, but a new sensory analysis reported that consumers still ranked it highly, with researchers concluding...

Startup Watch

Vivra Chocolate spots gap in the US premium market for artistry

Startup Vivra Chocolate says it is targeting a gap the US premium chocolate market for fashionable craft chocolate after launching at the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Ferrero to bring Tic Tac gum and Kinder Joy eggs to US in 2018

Ferrero has announced new gum products under its Tic Tac brand and Kinder Joy eggs at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.

Trans-fats' cell death role more direct than previously thought: Study

The action of trans-fatty acids may be more damaging to cells than previously thought, as a study reveals the mechanism by which cell death occurs faster, leading to atherosclerosis, heart...

Be still my beating heart: Chocolate’s 'anti-fluttering' qualities highlighted

The link between moderate chocolate intake and lower risk of irregular heartbeat may be due to chocolate’s flavanol content, say researchers.

The Buzz: Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 tweet by tweet

ConfectioneryNews presents the latest innovations and business news in US confections from America’s largest candy & snacks show.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani, has set out a growth strategy for his marshmallow brand as its business has tripled month over month since launching seven months ago.

Interpack 2017

Pladis appoints Bosch as favored technology supplier

United Biscuits owner Pladis signed a preferred supplier agreement with Bosch Packaging Technology at Interpack 2017.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Hammond’s moves into snacking marshmallows

Hammond’s Brands has introduced snacking marshmallow brand Mellow Snacks, to tap into what it calls a novel category.

India

Chocolate to fall under FSSAI standards from 2018

Chocolate manufacturers will have to fall in line with the constraints of food safety and standards regulations after India’s health ministry placed all types of chocolate under the regulator’s purview....

Weaver Nut Company to boost production by 70% with Bell-style chocolate panning machine

Molded chocolate manufacturer Weaver Nut Company has added a new chocolate panning machine and polishing pans to meet its growing customer base.

Confectionery industry can go beyond RSPO palm standards, says Palm Done Right

Confectionery firms can go further than RSPO standards by sourcing organic palm oil that meets the standards of Palm Done Right, claims the developer.

Firmenich weathers the vanilla supply storm with diversified sourcing

By diversifying its vanilla sourcing to Uganda, Indonesia and India as well as developing alternative natural flavours, flavour giant Firmenich says it is weathering the impact of Madagascan cyclone Enawo.

Mondelēz invests $2.9m in Cadbury 'Spider' production in Austrailia

Mondelēz Australia has invested around $2.9m in its Hobart, Tasmania, factory to produce two new lines – Cadbury Dark Milk and Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvelous Creations Spider – with new equipment.

Godiva and McVitie’s moving to new food categories

Yildiz Holding brands Godiva, McVitie’s, Flipz and Turtles are set to move into new food categories through a licensing deal with brand extension agency Beanstalk.

Food flops in Sweden's Museum of Failure: When NPD goes seriously wrong

From Colgate's lasagne to Heinz's purple and green ketchup, Sweden's Museum of Failure opens next month with several food and drink products on display. We ask the exhibition curator and...

Olam Cocoa to source 100% sustainable beans by 2020

Olam Cocoa has announced it will increase its volume of sustainably sourced cocoa beans by 20% over the next year, and ultimately reach 100% by 2020.

Univar to bring Bunge lecithin range to Europe

Bunge has partnered with ingredient distributor Univar to bring its lecithin brand BungeMaxx to Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The right dose: Are confectionery players misreading the sugar obesity debate?

Confectionery companies should print teaspoon visualization of sugar doses front of pack instead of focusing on calories, says a consultant.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), will kick off in Chicago next week on May 23, 2017.

Co-op UK to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa under hybrid model for retailers

Co-op UK has invested in a women's leadership program in Côte d’Ivoire as part a move to source all cocoa for own label products as Fairtrade.

KitKat UK trademark rejected on appeal

Nestlé has lost its bid to register the four-finger KitKat has a 3D shape mark in the UK after a ruling in the Court of Appeal today.

Interpack 2017

Bosch: Biscuit makers face production challenges in portion control packs

Flexible packaging, sufficient product protection, gentle packaging processes for crackers and cookies, are just some of the concerns manufacturers face, according to Bosch Packaging Technology.

General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

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