Manufacturers

Nestlé said organic sales rose 7.6% in the first nine months. Pic: Nestlé

Financial results

KitKat pushes Nestlé’s confectionery growth

By Anthony Myers

Nestlé said its confectionery sector recorded high single-digit growth, supported by a strong sales development for KitKat, after the company reported its nine-month sales for 2021, raising full-year organic sales growth guidance.

Profits from this year's Love Cocoa Advent Calendar will go towards the NHS. Pic: Love Cocoa

Seasonal

Britain’s NHS to receive 100% profits from Love Cocoa advent calendar

By Anthony Myers

Premium British chocolate brand Love Cocoa created by Cadbury scion James Cadbury has launched a new Luxury Chocolate Truffle Charity Advent Calendar as part of its 2021 Christmas Collection, with all profits going to Britain’s National Health Service...

The new bar will be available in two flavours – smooth chocolate and smooth chocolate with salted caramel pieces. Pic: Mondelēz

Free-from

Cadbury to launch new Dairy Milk bar – without the milk

By Anthony Myers

In a major product development, Mondelēz International, owners of Cadbury Dairy Milk, has announced a plant-based version of its classic bar as part of the drive by main chocolate manufactures to expand their vegan ranges.

The new Don Choco bar from Ritter Sport. Pic: Ritter Sport

NPD

Ritter Sport launches limited-edition dark milk chocolate bar

By Anthony Myers

Family-owned German confectionery company has announced the launch of Don Choco - a limited-edition dark milk chocolate bar made from 100% certified, sustainable cocoa from its own cacao plantation in El Cacao, Nicaragua.

The STARBURST All Pink #DoYou Challenge calendars equip fans with the tools needed to embody what it means to feel the love every day. Pic: Mars Wrigley

Community

STARBURST All Pink shares the love for Self-Care Awareness Month

By Anthony Myers

Mars Wrigley's STARBURST brand is celebrating Self-Care Awareness Month by releasing interactive ‘30-Day Challenge’ calendars to guide fans ‘on a mindful journey of self-love’ that embrace activities to engage the mind, body, and soul.

The new Yowie collection has landed in stores. Pic: Yowie Group

NPD

Yowie launches 'Animals with Superpowers' collectibles

By Anthony Myers

Surprise-inside confectionery brand Yowie Group has launched its latest collection, ‘Animals with Superpowers’, featuring extraordinary shapeshifting, infrared vision and magnetism along with sustainably sourced chocolate.