Confectionery sugar reduction specialists DouxMatok and Blommer Chocolate Company have announced a strategic commercial partnership to produce and sell a ‘game-changing’ portfolio of chocolate products with significantly less sugar.
Tel Aviv-based B.T. Sweet, Ltd. has developed a game-changing plant-based sweetening platform, which enables producers to slash the sugar content from breakfast cereals, confectionery and treats like hazelnut and chocolate spread.
PepsiCo has expanded its green tech accelerator programme in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to reach sustainable design innovators across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
New research, conducted on behalf of BENEO, reveals consumers are now even more focused on ‘positive’ ageing. The research, carried out by HealthFocus International, includes an exclusive analysis of the health-conscious 50+ age range.
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.
French premium chocolate manufacturer Valrhona has joined forces with the Swiss-Ghanaian start-up Koa to create Oabika, a new cocoa fruit juice concentrate for chefs and other gastronomy professionals.
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.
The Mars Advanced Research Institute (MARI) is a division of Mars examining how developments in science and technology are going to shape the future food system. Dr Abi Stevenson, Mars VP of MARI, told us her unit is ‘looking at those truly next generation...
Cargill has announced a new multi-year research agreement with AeroFarms, a pioneer and leader in vertical farming, to improve yields of its cocoa beans and to develop cultivation methods that are more climate-resistant.
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,...
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...
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...
Nate Saal is founder of CocoTerra, an all-in-one tabletop chocolate making machine that can produce real chocolate in the home, from conching to cooling in two hours, with the help of digital recipes and a guidance app. With the company now taking pre-orders,...
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’.
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.
Mondelēz SnackFutures – the company's innovation and venture hub – has launched CoLab, a "startup engagement" program, targeting snack brands in the wellness space as the global snacking giant digs deeper into the startup community.
Hershey-owned Whatchamacallit brand's first new chocolate offering in a decade has been named the Whozeewhatzit after a competition called on fans to submit their most creative naming ideas for the new bar.
Olam International Limited, one of the world’s leading food, cocoa and agri-businesses, has extended the application deadline for its bi-annual innovation prize to March 15, 2021, citing the challenges of COVID-19.
pladis, owner of McVitie's, the UK’s largest biscuit brand, has announced a new limited-edition range, McVitie’s British Icons, which features four on-trend flavours as part of its Milk Chocolate Digestives and Milk Chocolate Hobnobs brands.