Ingredients

Red Chocolate are offering #AllPleasureNoGuilt at this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: CN

Sweets & Snacks 2022

Red Chocolate debuts Blonde offering at Sweets & Snacks 2022

By Anthony Myers

Europe’s Red Chocolate will have a significant presence in the better-for-you category at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo with its dark chocolate varieties that contain 40% fewer calories than other chocolates, offering consumers #AllPleasureNoGuilt.

Can ultra-sweet proteins found in exotic fruits be manufactured more cost effectively via microbial fermentation? Image credit: GettyImages-Artis777

Sweet proteins… finally ready for prime time?

By Elaine Watson

From thaumatin to brazzein, we’ve been told for years that ultra-sweet proteins found in tiny quantities in some fruits could be the next big thing in natural sweeteners, if we can just find a way to produce them more cost effectively from microbial hosts....

Adrian Dodds. Pic: Henley Bridge

Appointments

Henley Bridge appoints new sales director

By Anthony Myers

UK confectionery ingredients supplier Henley Bridge has appointed Adrian Dodds as sales director to help realise the company’s growth ambitions.

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Evidence suggests cocoa flavanols can prevent CVD mortality

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

US researchers conducting a Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) observed a 27% reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults treated with the extract, although there was no improvement in the death rate for...

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.

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.

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.

Lindt's new range of vegan chocolate bars. Pic: Lindt & Sprungli

Plant-based

Lindt expands its vegan chocolate portfolio

By Anthony Myers

Lindt has launched three new vegan chocolate bars in the UK and Canada, a year after it entered the free-from market with its HELLO collection.

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Special Edition: The rise of vegan/plant-based chocolate

5 vegan chocolate bars for a plant-based diet

By Anthony Myers

As Veganuary turns nine this year with a record number of sign-ups, we check out some of the latest vegan chocolate bars to hit the shelves over the past 12 months.