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Are you the next snacking superhero? Pic: GettyImages/drante

Mondelēz on the hunt for ‘disruptively delicious’ startups

By Gill Hyslop

SnackFutures – the innovation and venture hub of the Oreo maker – has opened applications for CoLab 2023, a start-up engagement programme created to unearth trailblazers that are ‘pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in making a snack delicious’.

Nestlé's KitKat V will soon be in the hands of European consumers. Pic: Nestlé'

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Nestlé’s Vegan KitKat gets Europe-wide launch

By Anthony Myers

After a successful launch in the UK, Nestlé's has confirmed that KitKat V, the vegan version of the iconic wafer snack, will soon roll out in 15 European countries.

Pic: Cargill

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Cargill opens House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site

By Anthony Myers

Cargill has unveiled its new 6,200-square-metre House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site in Belgium, which will include a state-of-the-art chocolate experience centre, a unique pilot plant with sensory expertise, and creative workspace for the company’s...

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

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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.

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

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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.

How 3D printing is revolutionising health and nutrition innovation

How 3D printing is revolutionising health and nutrition innovation

By Nikki Hancocks

A successful serial entrepreneur who runs a 3D-printed personalised supplements firm will join NutraIngredients' Sports and Active Nutrition Summit in October to discuss the huge opportunity that this new tech brings to the health and nutrition industry.

Pacha de Cacao is one of the first brands to bring the healthy cacao juice to a wider market. Pic: Pacha de Cacao

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A peek behind the scenes of an innovative start-up: Pacha de Cacao

By Marika van Santvoort

Pacha de Cacao is a 100% natural and nutritious cacao juice made from the fresh pulp of the cacao fruit. Marika van Santvoort founded the company in 2020 and she explains how she was introduced to this most nutritious by-product - and how, as an entrepreneur,...

ChocXO's new butter cups will be on show at this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: ChocXO

Sweets & Snacks 2021

ChocXO debuts two new low-sugar options at Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021

By Anthony Myers

Chocolate maker ChocXO has scaled up production by adding a new chocolate moulding line at its plant in Irvine, California, before the launch in Indianapolis of two new chocolate cup products: Coconut Almond Butter Cups and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter...

Deep dive inside Van Houten’s new ruby chocolate powder - LISTEN

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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...

'Making the world a better place, one beer and one bar at a time’. The new collab between Tony's Chocolonely and Brewdog. Pic: Tony's Chocolonely

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Tony’s Chocolonely launches collaboration beer with BrewDog

By Anthony Myers

Tony’s Chocolonely has announced a new collaboration beer with BrewDog, the world’s first carbon negative brewer, as it continues to disrupt the chocolate industry and ‘make the world a better place, one beer and one bar at a time’.

Jaffa Jonuts demonstrates just how far the McVitie's brand can go when it comes to innovation in biscuits. Pic: pladis

New bakery hybrid to hit UK biscuit aisles

By Gill Hyslop

To keep the £2bn UK biscuit market relevant, pladis has launched a first-to-market fusion of its bestselling McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes with a doughnut.

The new Yorkie Orange hits UK shops in May. Pic: Nestlé

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Nestlé set to launch Yorkie Orange bar in UK and Ireland

By Anthony Myers

The Yorkie Orange is an orange-flavoured milk chocolate made with cocoa sustainably sourced under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan that will be available in a wide range of supermarkets, wholesale and convenience stores from 10 May.

Hames Chocolates' new hot chocolate bombes. Pic: Hames Chocolates

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Hames Chocolates unleashes Hot Chocolate Bombes

By Anthony Myers

UK chocolatier, Hames Chocolates, has announced it is launching a new range of flavoured hot chocolate ‘bombes’ that tap into the increasing popularity of hot chocolate.

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