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'This is a way forward for marshmallows': Startup Nom Noms overcomes sours challenge in soft candy

Startup firm Blooming Foods says it has overcome production challenges to create marshmallows with sour, acidic flavors and plans to expand across the Middle East.

Nom Noms: First marshmallow brand made in UAE and first ESMA approved Halal-certified marshmallow brand in the region. Photo: CN

Nestlé, Hershey, Mars’ shift to clean snacking fuels US candy market rebound: Packaged Facts

Packaged Facts predicts major candy makers’ efforts to satisfy clean-snacking consumers will help the US confectionery market rebound after slightly sluggish sales in 2016.

Bayn Europe creates sugar replacer for no-added sugar chocolate for Chinese market

Bayn Europe, which creates formulations for sugar reduction, has created a sugar replacement for chocolate, for the Chinese market.

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‘Join our club’: Campden BRI seeks partners to tackle chocolate fat bloom and sugar reduction

UK research firm Campden BRI is inviting companies to join research efforts focused on sugar and fat reduction and fat bloom in chocolate.

‘Positive’ colour claims can tap clean label trend – GNT

“Positive colour claims” can lift a product’s performance and help food makers tap into the growing global demand for clean labels, consumer research sponsored by colour specialist GNT Group reveals.

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