Biscuits

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Enrobing for variety: The fast and the decorative

By Kacey Culliney

Enrobing is fast and arms manufacturers with the ability to create varied, decorative confections that appeal to the ever-demanding consumer, a leading industry consultant says.

Cream fillings with palm oil need lower cooling temperatures, says SPX

Rethinking sandwich cream processing after trans fat removal

By Oliver Nieburg

Manufacturers must rethink production of sandwich creams for bakery fillings and biscuits after a trend to remove trans fatty acids and reduce saturated fatty acids has affected the consistency of the final product, according to equipment firm SPX.

Mondelez GCC sales director John Stephenson (centre) meets JV partners Khaled S. Olayan (left) and Salah Algosaibi (right)

Mondelez eyes Saudi expansion with new JV

By Oliver Nieburg

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has entered a joint venture to expand distribution in Saudi Arabia, which it calls an “important and strategic market” in the region.

The Sheffield factory employs 550 staff on brands such as Trebor Mints

Mondelēz International ready for biscuit boom

By Gary Scattergood

Mondelēz International - the new name for the snacking arm of Kraft Foods - is preparing to start biscuit production for the first time at its site in Sheffield.

Chocolate fat bloom creates an unappealing white film on the surface of chocolate. Photo credit: ESRF

Confectioners ask why chocolate chip cookies avoid fat bloom

By Oliver Nieburg

Chocolate chips in cookies are not blighted by the unappealing fat bloom experienced in conventional chocolate, but the industry is still at odds as to why after a study funded by the International Organization of Confectioners (PMCA) proved inconclusive.

Putting on the ritz: Biscuit buyers are looking for 'everyday indulgence.'

In the biscuit world, full fat is now king

By Freddie Dawson

Manufacturers are no longer looking to make healthier cookies and biscuits, preferring instead to focus product development on indulgence and portion control, according to a market expert.

Border Biscuits invests £2.5m in plant

Border Biscuits invests £2.5m in plant

By Ben Bouckley

Border Biscuits is investing a further £2.5 million to increase manufacturing capabilities and plant capacity over the next 18 months as the Scottish biscuit maker targets a 50% turnover increase over the next few years.