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Mars Chocolate: EU regulations limit industry efforts to cut fat

Dispatches from FiE 2013

Mars: Chocolate fat reduction challenge in EU

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The chocolate industry can only go so far to reduce fat in the EU, says Mars R&D manager, meaning portion size is the only current option.

Confectionery production moves to Asia Pacific and Latin America between 2009-13

Editor's Blog

Analysis: Where is confectionery production moving?

By Oliver Nieburg

We’ve delved into the ConfectioneryNews archives to chart newly built factories and major investments on existing plants by the industry’s major players over the past five years to discover where capacity is moving.

We explore ways to overcome the global gum slump

Editor's Blog

Infographic: Chewing over the global gum market

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelez’s CEO has hailed gum the company’s problem child. We believe it’s only a phase and given the right environment this kid can flourish.

Can chewing gum help give you a glistening smile?

SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL CONFECTIONERY

Sugar-free gum for dental health: Innovations in science

By Oliver Nieburg

They say a smile is worth a thousand words. The tooth fairies in the chewing gum industry are exploring ways to make that smile worth even more.

Green bull? ‘Natural energy’ grows health claim wings

By Diana Cowland

The EU energy market is set to grow by €1bn by 2017 and much of that could come from ‘natural energy’, a sub-sector that has been boosted by recent health claim approvals, says Euromonitor International analyst, Diana Cowland.

Study queries dental health credentials of sugar free gums, but findings questioned by Mondelez scientist. Photo Credit: Mike Burns

Caries and gingivitis sugar free gum benefits questioned: Study

By Oliver Nieburg

Colombian researchers have questioned the clinical benefits of sugar free chewing gum to prevent dental caries and gingivitis after a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. A scientist from Mondelez has doubted the findings.

Adventurous flavors in the premium segment include Limoncello chocolate from Baci Perugina

Live from Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago

Candy trends take spotlight at industry event

By Jenni Spinner

At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, new confection and snack products on display reflect what flavors, ingredients and categories candy consumers are hungering for.

Mars' Maltesers Teasers

Maltesers and Lindor get bar format makeover

By Oliver Nieburg

Two major chocolate brands have been launched in block format as Mars Chocolate unveils Maltesers Teasers and Lindt introduces Lindor single serve bars.