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Europe represents 66.6% of Brazil’s confectionery exports. Pic: ©GettyImages/Waldemarus

Europe sees Brazilian confections bonanza in 2017

By Douglas Yu

Vegan, sugar free and exotic flavors are among the contributors that made Brazilian confections popular in Europe last year, as Brazilian exports of sweets, snacks and ingredients to the EU grew by over 73% in value, according to trade body ABICAB.

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Bermuda launches sugar tax consultation

By Rachel Arthur

Bermuda has launched a public consultation for its proposed sugar tax, which would cover sugar-sweetened beverages, candies and plain sugar.

Nugali is one of ABICAB's free-from chocolate brands targeting the US.  Photo: CN

Brazilian free-from chocolate coming to the US

By Douglas Yu

The US chocolate confectionery space will soon see a surge of Brazilian free-from products as the country has started exporting its better-for-you products using the nation’s well-known acai berry.