All news articles for April 2021

Flavorchem's SRS Center for Taste Innovation. Pic: Flavorchem

Sustainability

Flavorchem and Orchidia Fragrances double down on sustainability

By Anthony Myers

Flavorchem and Orchidia Fragrances, manufactures of flavour, ingredient, and fragrance solutions, to the food and confectionery industry has announced it is expanding its commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The new products are being rolled out first in Malaysia.  Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé launches dairy free Milo in Asia

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé said as consumers in Asia are including more dairy alternatives in their diet, it is launching plant-based versions of some of its brands in the region.

Cocoa futures have been performing poorly since the beginning of the year. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Commodities

Production surplus could weigh down cocoa futures in Q2

By Anthony Myers

Increased output from Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, along with decline in European cocoa bean usage due to the resurgence of COVID-19 infections means a production surplus projected in the 2020-21 season, with cocoa futures on the commodities market underperforming...

Pic: GettyImages

Guest post

The benefits of chocolate as a sleep aid

By Anthony Myers

Approximately 80-90 million Easter eggs are consumed by British consumers every year, and with health and wellbeing a priority in the fight against COVID-19, we take a fun look at the main ways chocolate can affect a good night's rest.

Pic: Cadbury

Social engagement

Cadbury and Age UK join forces to tackle loneliness

By Anthony Myers

Cadbury has joined up with Age UK, and will be removing the branding on 10 million of its iconic Cadbury Dairy Milk bars and replacing it with quotes of unexpected stories from older people about the lives they’ve led.

Pic: hershey

In brief

Twizzlers’ fans asked to solve flavour mystery

By Anthony Myers

Hershey is setting Twizzlers’ fans with a mystery to solve this year by asking them to guess the flavour of a new version when it becomes available nationwide beginning this spring.