Candy

The future of hemp foods in the EU remains uncertain ©iStock/Yarygin

Europe ‘dynamic’ for CBD food innovation but legal hurdles remain

By Katy Askew

Global demand for foods containing hemp or CBD is expanding and levels of innovation in the European region have been ‘dynamic’. However, the future of the market hangs in the balance as regulators consider whether Cannabis sativa L. (industrial hemp)...

(l-r) John Winnard, Prince Charles and Antony Winnard during the Prince’s visit to the factory. Photo: Uncle Joe's.

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls wins first major US deal

By Jenny Eagle

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has secured its first major order for the US to supply $64,000 of sweets to Cost Plus World Market, which has 257 speciality/import retail outlets across America.

Sweets in the City founder Sarah Lynn with the new vegan Duals. Pic: Sweets in the City

Sugar reduction or Nature’s Sweetspot

Sweets in the City goes vegan, after Sugar investment

By Anthony Myers

BBC One’s 2017 The Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn launches her brand new Sweets in the City vegan sweets at Waitrose, Holland & Barrett and WHSmith airport stores this summer.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Elaine Wu, co-founder, Amos Sweets

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Elaine Wu, co-founder, Amos Sweets

By Anthony Myers

Amos Sweets is a candy innovation company based in China and specialising in gummy candy. Its products are sold all over the world with 4D Gummy Blocks leading the way. Co-founder Elaine Wu shares her love for not only her brand, but the confectionery...

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Indulgence now a planned activity: Euromonitor

By Kristine Sherred

Everyday indulgence has ended, as impulse purchases slow, social media takes over and regulations intensify, according to Euromonitor analyst Michael Schaefer.