Podcasts

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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...

Belinda Borck, Impact Editor, Tony's Chocolonely. Pic: Tony's Chocolonely

Podcast

Transparency, not profit, is key at Tony’s Chocolonely

By Anthony Myers

Belinda Borck, Impact Editor at Tony's Chocolonely, talks to CN on the company’s latest impact report and why it is not driven by profit but by creating a fair price for the cocoa farmer and a transparent supply chain.

David Greenfeld, Dream Pops co-founder and CEO. Pic: Dream Pops

Plant-based special edition

Dream Pops: taking plant-based confectionery to another level

By Anthony Myers

Dream Pops a fast-growing plant-based ice cream and frozen novelty brands in North America, is setting its sites on moving into the confectionery aisle in 2022, competing with giants such as Hershey, Mars, and Ferrero.

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Single origin special edition podcast

Single origin cocoa’s ‘halo’ effect

By Anthony Myers

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there is a growing demand for consumers to know where the ingredients in the products they purchase come from, says Philippe Bernay, Commercial Marketing Lead EMEA, Cargill Cocoa.

Deep dive inside Van Houten’s new ruby chocolate powder - LISTEN

Ruby chocolate

Deep dive inside Van Houten’s new ruby chocolate powder - LISTEN

By Anthony Myers

In our latest podcast interview, we talked to Freek van der Knaap, Van Houten’s Vice-President Vending & Beverages EMEA, about the launch of ruby as a chocolate drink powder, which is aimed at professionals working in the catering and confectionery...

What next for fair trade food and drink?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast

What next for fair trade after confidence crisis?

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair trade standards should become watchdogs instead of the benchmark for sustainability, argues the recently appointed head of sustainable commodities NGO Solidaridad.

How Uncommon Cacao is disrupting the global cocoa market - listen

Sustainability podcast

How Uncommon Cacao is disrupting the global cocoa market - listen

By Anthony Myers

Emily Stone, co-founder and CEO of Uncommon Cacao, joins us in the CN podcast studio to discuss the organization’s recently released Transparency Report and to explain how it is disrupting the cocoa supply chain in the wake of ongoing industry challenges...

Are palm oil boycotts ‘marketing tricks’?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast

Are palm oil boycotts ‘marketing tricks’?

By Oliver Nieburg

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) argues palm oil boycotts pave the way for unsustainable alternatives, but Greenpeace says that if the palm industry operates as usual, brands are left with little choice.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: James Cadbury, founder Love Cocoa

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: James Cadbury, founder Love Cocoa

By Anthony Myers

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS is a regular Confectionery News podcast and online feature profiling influential people working in the confectionery industry. Our first podcast guest is James Cadbury, founder of ethical chocolate company Love Cocoa, and yes, a...

Could heavy metal regulations undo Ecuador’s value-added cocoa efforts?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast – Episode One

Ecuador’s sustainable cocoa future after cadmium

By Oliver Nieburg

Ecuador’s efforts to create value at origin could be damaged by the EU’s recent regulation of heavy metal cadmium in chocolate, claims the president of the country’s cocoa export association.