Editor's Blog

ProSweets/ISM 2019 takes over the Koelnmesse

ProSweets/ISM 2019

ProSweets/ISM Cologne 2019: notes from a newbie

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews editor Anthony Myers is at the Koelnmesse for the first time and finds this year’s trade fair both daunting and exhilarating.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Brian Watt, owner/MD, Sloane's Hot Chocolate

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Brian Watt, owner/MD, Sloane's Hot Chocolate

By Anthony Myers

After 30 years in the corporate world, Brian Watt gave it all up and followed his love for chocolate with startup Sir Hans Sloane Chocolates. The company has five employees and produces its ‘posh hot chocolate' from a studio in the south of England...

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Sian Holt, MD, Fudge Kitchen

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Sian Holt, MD, Fudge Kitchen

By Anthony Myers

Fudge Kitchen has seven outlets in major UK cities and employs more than 80 staff. MD Sian Holt explains the rich heritage behind the premium, indulgent brand and how she got into the business of making fudge.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Danny Lowe, founder/director, BLOCKHEAD

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Danny Lowe, founder/director, BLOCKHEAD

By Anthony Myers

BLOCKHEAD is a relatively new start up that makes functional confectionery such as Blockhead caffeine Energy Gum and Blockhead Vitamin Gum, available in retail stores across the UK. Founder Danny Lowe tells Confectionery News what inspired him to get...

 CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Mike Stevens, Master of Mints, Peppersmith

Q&A

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Mike Stevens, Master of Mints, Peppersmith

By Anthony Myers

Peppersmith, don’t ask where the name came from, make sugar free mints and gum using a ‘clever little plant based ingredient called xylito’. Mike Stevens is co-founder and ‘Master of Mints’ and he tells why his company is blowing fresh air into the gum...