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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...

Love Cocoa's new Easter egg range includes a 'Luxury Half & Half Egg'. Pic: Love Cocoa

Seasonal

Love Cocoa launches new eco-friendly ‘luxury’ Easter eggs

By Anthony Myers

Ethical British chocolate company Love Cocoa has extended its Easter offering with a new Luxury Giant Milk Chocolate Egg and a Luxury Half & Half Egg, both containing the brand’s signature Salted Caramel Truffles.

Cocoa farmers in Madagascar receive their literacy certificates. Pic: MIA

Sustainability

MIA doubles its commitment to Madagascar’s cocoa farmers

By Anthony Myers

Ethical bean-to-bar ethical chocolate company MIA’s (Made in Africa) 1 for Change giveback programme to support development initiatives in Madagascar is continuing to help communities beyond its supply chain.

Chocolove's Valentine's hearts. Pic: Chocolove

Valentine's Day

From Boulder with Chocolove this Valentine’s Day

By Anthony Myers

The aptly-named Chocolove from Boulder, Colorado, will be helping sweethearts celebrate Valentine's Day with a special holiday-themed limited edition Valentine's Collection 3-Bar Pack.

Uncle Joe’s sweet brand has a wide range of vegan-friendly sweets. Pic: Uncle Joe's Mint Balls

Veganuary

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls sees ‘Veganuary’ sales boost

By Anthony Myers

Traditional British sweets maker Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has reported a 15% increase in sales since the launch of the annual Veganuary initiative, which encourages people to try a plant-based diet.

Rob Whitehead, MD Serious Sweets.Pic: Serious Sweets

Acquisitions

Serious Sweets snaps up Mighty Fine Confectionery

By Anthony Myers

Serious Sweets, the UK own label confectionery brand, has acquired Mighty Fine Confectionery, adding homemade honeycomb to its growing portfolio of sweet treats.

Puratos has set a €5bn turnover target by 2030. Pic: Puratos

Appointments

Puratos appoints new CEO and Chairman of the Board

By Anthony Myers

Puratos, the ingredients and services supplier for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industry, has announced the appointment of Pierre Tossut as CEO and Cédric van Belle as Chairman of the Board, effective 1 January 2022.

Ombar claims to be the first chocolate brand to declare its climate footprint on pack. Pic: Ombar

Environment

Ombar adds a climate label to its chocolate bars

By Anthony Myers

Vegan chocolate producer, Ombar, claims to be leading the change for climate transparency by partnering with Carbon Cloud, the climate footprint software, to measure full supply chain emissions for each bar in the company's Oat M’lk range.

TCHO's  new-look packaging. Pic: TCHO

Free-from

TCHO chocolate company makes move to 100% plant-based

By Anthony Myers

Pioneering craft chocolate maker TCHO (pronounced 'cho'), has announced it is replacing its milk chocolate-based bars with plant-based dairy alternatives and introducing a complete packaging makeover.

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