All news articles for February 2021

The popularity of nutraceutical gummies is likely to skyrocket, says tna Solutions. Pic: tna Solutions

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Keeping the production flow going during the pandemic

By Anthony Myers

We have entered into a new era of food safety and with the current situation fuelling fears around food contamination more than ever before, producers have been paying special attention to equipment cleanliness and effective pack sealing, says Edward...

Olam's deZaan Cocoa Powder is ticking a lot of boxes for trends in 2021. Pic: Olam Cocoa

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Covid-19 accelerates the trend towards healthy cocoa

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews talks to Wouter Stomph, North America Head of Ingredient Development & Innovation, Olam Cocoa, on the latest confectionery trends and why celebrating cocoa as an ingredient in its own right will play a significant part.

Latest research suggests that consumers are increasingly looking for food and beverage products that support their immune health. Pic: GettyImages

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Confectionery trends 2021: Taste is king’, along with immunity and health

By Anthony Myers

Balancing personal health and environmental health in confectionery while making the product tasty and indulgent is going to be a huge responsibility, as is predicting global confectionery trends post COVID-19 – according to Barry Callebaut research.

Analysts are predicting a large surplus of cocoa on the market, even after a global vaccination roll-out. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Downward trend in cocoa prices continues, despite COVID-19 vaccinations

By Anthony Myers

In its latest Monthly Cocoa Market Report, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has revealed that anticipations of a production surplus compounded with low levels of demand have contributed to the decline in prices in cocoa from January 2021 on...

The vegan version of KitKat is being rolled out in several countries later this year. Pic: Nestlé

Plant-based

Nestlé to launch vegan KitKat in 2021

By Anthony Myers

New KitKat is certified vegan, and made from 100% sustainable cocoa sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance, company announced.

'Tony’s traceability is guaranteed,' the company said, confirming it will continue to work with Barry Callebaut. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Sustainability

Tony’s Chocolonely rejects modern slavery allegation in its cocoa

By Anthony Myers

Dutch ethical brand Tony’s Chocolonely has defended its reputation for making ‘100% slave free chocolate the norm’ after it was struck off a list of companies that use ethically sourced cocoa by the American organization Slave Free Chocolate.