All news articles for February 2020

Check out the NCA's Valentine's digital hub for fun facts and resources on how to celebrate the special occasion. Pic: GettyImages

Seasonal

NCA reveals America’s favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate filling

By Anthony Myers

Chocolate and candy are an iconic part of modern-day gifting, but while many people enjoy a piece of chocolate from a heart-shaped box during the Valentine’s Day season, not every consumer approaches selection in the same way, the National Confectioners...

Paul A Young combines film classics with chocolate for 12-piece collection. Photo: Paul A Young

How chocolates for Valentine’s Day have changed over the years

By Jenny Eagle

Chocolatier, Paul A Young, has fused together romantic movies through the decades with chocolate to create a 12-piece collection for Valentine’s Day, claiming he has seen a reduction in consumers buying chocolate hearts for the occasion on February 14.

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Healy leverages cocoa shells for natural sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

Healy Group, the Ireland-based ingredient supplier, has developed a process to turn cocoa shells – an otherwise under-utilised by-product of cocoa production – into a micronised cocoa fibre that can help with sugar reduction in chocolate.

Eef de Ferrante, MD, AIPIA, (centre) at last year's Asia Summit. Photo: AIPIA

AIPIA cancels China Summit amid concerns over Coronavirus

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.

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