Ingredients

Paul A Young combines film classics with chocolate for 12-piece collection. Photo: Paul A Young

How chocolates for Valentine’s Day have changed over the years

By Jenny Eagle

Chocolatier, Paul A Young, has fused together romantic movies through the decades with chocolate to create a 12-piece collection for Valentine’s Day, claiming he has seen a reduction in consumers buying chocolate hearts for the occasion on February 14.

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Healy leverages cocoa shells for natural sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

Healy Group, the Ireland-based ingredient supplier, has developed a process to turn cocoa shells – an otherwise under-utilised by-product of cocoa production – into a micronised cocoa fibre that can help with sugar reduction in chocolate.

Gato Cookies N Crream. Photo: Gato & Co.

Gato & Co launch ‘Cookies N Cream’ cookie sandwiches

By Jenny Eagle

Gato & Co plant-based start-up has launched a 'Cookies N Cream' range as a modern twist on classic cookie sandwiches, available in Boots retail shops in the UK, with more stockists to follow from Spring 2020.

Each serving (two gummies) of Matcha Bears provides about 250mg of the finely milled green tea powder, known for its powerful antioxidants. (Photo courtesy of Matcha Bears)

Functional Jellies Special Report

Matcha Bears pack energy and antioxidants in gummy form

By Kristine Sherred

Three New York City entrepreneurs have developed gluten-free gummies infused with premium grade matcha that walk the line between functional and fun, reaching those who drink tea and those who just want a boost of energy at any time of day.

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Product Innovations

Sugar-Free Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

Sugar-Free Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

The use of bright or unexpected colors to attract consumer’s attention online has created a market for colorful food and drinks that can “go viral”. EdiSparklz...