All news articles for August 2020

Carol Oldbury (centre) and her team pictured earlier in the year at ISM Cologne. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Coronavirus

How Hames Chocolates overcame COVID-19 challenges

By Anthony Myers

UK-based chocolate and confectionery firm Hames Chocolates shares its story of dealing with the coronavirus – and how a pause in production allowed it to plan for the future.

Laffy Taffy unwraps new innovative BITES. Pic: Laffy Taffy

In brief

Laffy Taffy taps into bit-size category with new variation

By Anthony Myers

Popular US candy brand Laffy Taffy has announced a new line, Laffy Taffy LAFF BITES, which are bite-sized, dual-textured, featuring classic fruity flavors in three sizes: 2 oz. single pegs; SRP $1.29, 4.2 oz. pegs; SRP $1.49, and 6 oz. pegs; SRP $1.69....

The Lindt Home of Chocolate is on course to open in September 2020. Pic: Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation

Tourism

Lindt Home of Chocolate scheduled to open in September

By Anthony Myers

Lindt & Sprüngli has announced it is going ahead with the opening of its Lindt Home of Chocolate on 13 September at the company’s historic headquarters in Kilchberg, Switzerland.

Interest from organic companies in next year's ISM trade fair has risen, say organizers. Pic: ISM

ProSweets/ISM 2021

ISM 2021: Organic sweets & snacks set to steal the show

By Anthony Myers

Organic has been popular for years in the confectionery industry, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing towards a boom in the sector, reflected by an increase in exhibitors at ISM.

Guittard's celebrated chocolate chips arrive in Waitrose in the UK this week. Pic: Guittard Chocolate Company

Baking

Guittard launches baking chips into Waitrose stores in UK

By Anthony Myers

San Francisco Bay Area chocolate maker, Guittard Chocolate Company, is launching its celebrated, Fairtrade certified chocolate chips into premium grocer Waitrose stores in the UK for the first time, it has announced.

‘Wine a Little’ virtual wine and chocolate pairing experience takes place on August 29. Pic: Delysia Chocolatier

Online

Delysia Chocolatier launches new virtual tasting series

By Anthony Myers

Building on its popular virtual chocolate tastings during lockdown, Delysia Chocolatier has introduced the DELIGHT Immersive Chocolate Experience series that aims to provide deeper educational, hands-on chocolate adventures.