Ingredients

Almonds are nutritious, gluten-free and vegan, making them an ideal addition for free from treats. Pic: GettyImagesmarekuliasz

Ontrend almonds tick the free from box in every way

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers – especially the younger set – are seeking out healthier food options that contain fewer ingredients and less involved processing, but still deliver on taste and texture. Blue Diamond Growers is stepping up to the mark with a series of products...

Lily’s Sweets Gummies are non-GMO, keto-friendly, gluten free, plant-based and have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. Pic: Lily's Sweets

NPD

Lily’s Sweets launches new BFY gummies in style

By Anthony Myers

Lily’s Sweets has announced a new partnership with fashion influencer and tastemaker Color Me Courtney (CMC) to design limited edition lunchboxes for its new range of BFY (better-for-you) Candy.

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Appointments

Olam appoints Niall FitzGerald as new chair of OFI

By Anthony Myers

Olam International has announced Niall FitzGerald has been appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors for its operating group, Olam Food Ingredients (OFI).

DouxMatok is a pioneering company in the development of efficient nutrition and flavour delivery technologies. Pic: DouxMatok

Appointments

DouxMatok appoints Ari Melamud as new CEO

By Anthony Myers

Melamud joins following the commercialisation of DouxMatok’s sugar reduction solution, Incredo Sugar, in the US and successful launch of a limited-edition product, Incredo Spreads.

Jealous Sweets' mass appeal Medley Range is now available in Asda. Pic: Jealous Sweets

Plant-based

Jealous Sweets launches new plant-based Medley Range

By Anthony Myers

UK supermarket Asda is to expand its plant-based offering by securing exclusive distribution of the new Jealous Sweets’ Medley Range with pricing aimed for mass appeal.

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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.

Single origin milk chocolate is popular with consumers. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Single origin special edition

Single origin chocolate and cocoa enters the mainstream

By Anthony Myers

According to research by Barry Callebaut in the US, UK, Japan, France, and Germany, 75% of consumers think that single origin chocolate is more premium and more sustainable compared to standard chocolate.

Olam's single origin cocoa powder is crafted from 100% Ghana cocoa beans and can be offered as a fully traceable ingredient. Pic: Olam

Q&A - Single Origin Special Edition

The lowdown on single origin chocolate

By Anthony Myers

Kamil Sawicki, Global Head of Cocoa Powder at Olam Cocoa, tells us everything there is needed to know regarding single origin cocoa.

Pic: Getty Images/Sara Bolognini

Orkla acquires Swiss ice cream ingredients supplier

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian food company Orkla Food Ingredients has entered into an agreement to purchase the Swiss company Hans Kaspar to strengthen its position in confectionery and ice cream ingredients.

Exberry products are made from edible, non-GMO fruit, vegetables and plants. Pic: GNT

GNT launches new natural green Exberry colors

By Jim Cornall

Dutch headquartered natural product company GNT has launched two Exberry coloring foods made from turmeric and spirulina, which it said provides new opportunities for clean-label greens in dairy and other products.

Happi Oat M!lk Chocolate Nibbles are now available to retailers nationwide,  Pic: Happi Free From

Free-from

Happi Free From launches oat milk chocolate snack

By Anthony Myers

Happi Free From has launched a brand-new range of oat milk chocolate snacks in response to the growing demand for vegan and allergy-friendly sweet treats for those on-the-go moments.

Pic: The limited edition Mamma Dough x CRAVE Rocky Road Pizza. Pic: CRAVE

New pizza variant on a rocky road?

By Gill Hyslop

The UK’s first vegan rocky road pizza – developed to commemorate World Chocolate Day – could prove to either be a step too far, or ready to ignite a new flavour explosion.

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...

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Healthy sweets special edition

Spoonshot report on sugar reduction looks at consumer sweet spots

By Anthony Myers

A new report from Spoonshot, ‘Sugar Reduction: A Bittersweet Pill’ includes must-haves for food and beverage manufacturers responding to growing consumer demand for reduced sugar and sugar replacements.

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