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Four new flavours were introduced in candies at the European ‘FlavourDay’. Pic: EFFA

Special edition: Flavour trends 2022

European ‘FlavourDay’ features four new candies with pan-continent appeal

By Anthony Myers

At a recent meeting of European ‘Flavour Ambassadors’, a passionate group of flavour professionals who serve as spokespersons of the industry, four new sugar-reduced candies were launched using typical ingredients available on the continent.

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Special edition: Flavour trends 2022

Why caramel is one of the top flavours of 2022

By Anthony Myers

Caramel hits the sweet spot in the flavour stakes for a number of reasons, primarily because it is loved across consumer generations, with a number of NPDs using it to bring a premium feel while bringing comfort through nostalgia.

ABG Aged Black Garlic is a new flavour in the Gummies Space. Pic: Pharmactive Biotech Products

Special edition: Flavour trends 2022

Aged black garlic flavour invades gummies space

By Anthony Myers

Madrid-based Pharmactive Biotech Products has moved into the gummies flavour space with the introduction of Aged Black Garlic+ (ABG+), which they described as a sweet, ‘social’ flavour that is odour-free and thus suitable for functional gummies.

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Special edition: Flavour trends 2022

What’s hot in confectionery flavour trends?

By Anthony Myers

‘To stand out from the crowd in the functional confectionery category, it’s all about creating exciting products that are healthy, nutritious, delicious and natural’, says Madeline Bills, Cocoa Ingredient Development & Innovation Manager, ofi.

Venchi's new eco-friendly Easter collection. Pic: Venchi

Packaging

Venchi’s Easter 2022 collection to feature eco packaging

By Anthony Myers

Italian luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi says its Easter 2022 collection is accompanied by a more sustainable initiative, with all its wrappers and ribbons made from recycled PET, FSC-certified paper, cotton-blend fabric.

Popular UK high street confectioner Fudge Kitchen has announced that Luker Chocolate will supply all its chocolate. Pic: Fudge Kitchen

Sustainability

Fudge Kitchen to use Luker Chocolate in its confectionery products

By Anthony Myers

Popular UK high street company Fudge Kitchen has announced it has signed a deal with Colombian cocoa supplier Luker Chocolate in order to make its supply chain ethics and sustainability practices more visible to consumers.

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Podcast

Inside Ghana Gold, MIA’s new bean-to-bar line

By Anthony Myers

MIA, short for Made in Africa, is branching out from its base in Madagascar to work with cocoa farmers in West Africa. Co-founder Brett Beach tells ConfectioneryNews the reasons behind the move – and also provides an update on the situation on the island...

There's a humanitarian crisis growing in both Ukraine and Russia. Pic: GettyImages/Nastco

The cost of war on the food front

By Gill Hyslop

The list of companies shutting operations in Russia grows daily, however, dozens remain to help out with a different, but no less severe, humanitarian crisis.

Entenmann's today produces 1 billion doughnuts annually. Pic: BBU

Remembering Charles Entenmann, builder of a baked goods empire

By Gill Hyslop

The master baker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and son of the founder of Entenmann’s – who help grow his family’s bakery into a powerhouse brand in the Grupo Bimbo stable – died in Key Largo, Florida, on 24 February 2022, aged 92.

Love Cocoa's new Easter egg range includes a 'Luxury Half & Half Egg'. Pic: Love Cocoa

Seasonal

Love Cocoa launches new eco-friendly ‘luxury’ Easter eggs

By Anthony Myers

Ethical British chocolate company Love Cocoa has extended its Easter offering with a new Luxury Giant Milk Chocolate Egg and a Luxury Half & Half Egg, both containing the brand’s signature Salted Caramel Truffles.

Olam International (OIL) is the parent company of OFI and OGA. Pic: OIL

Financial results

OFI remains on course for London listing

By Anthony Myers

Singapore-based Olam, OFI’s parent company, said it is tracking global markets following Russia's invasion of Ukraine this week to determine the potential impact on the timing.

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Food and beverage companies suspend operations in Ukraine

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Several international food and beverage companies have temporarily shut down operations in Ukraine following Russia's invasion to ensure the safety of employees while bracing for the long-term economic impact that skyrocketing commodity prices and...

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