Chocolate

Adrian Dodds. Pic: Henley Bridge

Appointments

Henley Bridge appoints new sales director

By Anthony Myers

UK confectionery ingredients supplier Henley Bridge has appointed Adrian Dodds as sales director to help realise the company’s growth ambitions.

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Easter 2022

Yowie launches ‘Fill Baskets and Hearts with Yowie’ Easter campaign

By Anthony Myers

US confectionery company the Yowie Group is marking this Easter with a new campaign to bring loved ones together by offering a curated collection of free Easter-themed activities featuring sweet treats, homemade gifts, engaging activities and fun educational...

There’s plenty of truth that ‘we eat first with our eyes', coined by Apicius, a well-known Roman gourmand from the 1st Century. Pic: GettyImages/Renphoto

The psychology of colour in baking

By Gill Hyslop

Colour is one of the most important sensory cues when it comes to choosing what to eat – influencing what consumers see, what they taste and what they feel while doing it. How can bakery brands capitalise on this?

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Evidence suggests cocoa flavanols can prevent CVD mortality

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

US researchers conducting a Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) observed a 27% reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults treated with the extract, although there was no improvement in the death rate for...

A mock-up of the H!P Chocolate & Love Cocoa pop-up that opens in London on Thursday (7 April). Pic: Love Cocoa

Retail

H!P Chocolate & Love Cocoa host first Pop-Up in London

By Anthony Myers

British chocolate brands H!P Chocolate and Love Cocoa (both founded by James Cadbury, the great-great-great grandson of the original Mr Cadbury) are hosting their first ever London pop-up this week.

German confectionery production could grind to a halt as it faces unprecedented supply chain and energy issues.  Photo: Gerhard Schubert GmbH

Production

German confectionery companies face collapse if regulations not lifted

By Anthony Myers

The manufacturing side of the German confectionery industry is facing its worse crisis in 70 years and could grind to a halt as it struggles with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and an impending gas shortage caused by the Russian invasion of...

Colombian cocoa is known for its premium and distinctive flavour. Pic worldbulletin

Special report

Colombia cocoa’s peaceful transition to global prominence

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews talked to Jose Puyana, ProColombia's Regional Director for Europe, ahead of a Trade Mission to the UK (31 March to 3 April) to attend the London Coffee Festival, where cocoa producers will be also in attendance.

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Special edition: Flavour trends 2022

Why caramel is one of the top flavours of 2022

By Anthony Myers

Caramel hits the sweet spot in the flavour stakes for a number of reasons, primarily because it is loved across consumer generations, with a number of NPDs using it to bring a premium feel while bringing comfort through nostalgia.

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Special edition: Flavour trends 2022

What’s hot in confectionery flavour trends?

By Anthony Myers

‘To stand out from the crowd in the functional confectionery category, it’s all about creating exciting products that are healthy, nutritious, delicious and natural’, says Madeline Bills, Cocoa Ingredient Development & Innovation Manager, ofi.

Venchi's new eco-friendly Easter collection. Pic: Venchi

Packaging

Venchi’s Easter 2022 collection to feature eco packaging

By Anthony Myers

Italian luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi says its Easter 2022 collection is accompanied by a more sustainable initiative, with all its wrappers and ribbons made from recycled PET, FSC-certified paper, cotton-blend fabric.

Popular UK high street confectioner Fudge Kitchen has announced that Luker Chocolate will supply all its chocolate. Pic: Fudge Kitchen

Sustainability

Fudge Kitchen to use Luker Chocolate in its confectionery products

By Anthony Myers

Popular UK high street company Fudge Kitchen has announced it has signed a deal with Colombian cocoa supplier Luker Chocolate in order to make its supply chain ethics and sustainability practices more visible to consumers.

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Podcast

Inside Ghana Gold, MIA’s new bean-to-bar line

By Anthony Myers

MIA, short for Made in Africa, is branching out from its base in Madagascar to work with cocoa farmers in West Africa. Co-founder Brett Beach tells ConfectioneryNews the reasons behind the move – and also provides an update on the situation on the island...

Entenmann's today produces 1 billion doughnuts annually. Pic: BBU

Remembering Charles Entenmann, builder of a baked goods empire

By Gill Hyslop

The master baker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and son of the founder of Entenmann’s – who help grow his family’s bakery into a powerhouse brand in the Grupo Bimbo stable – died in Key Largo, Florida, on 24 February 2022, aged 92.

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