Magic Choc: Could it be the confectioner's answer to Play-Doh?

Non-melting chocolate promises sweet success

By Mike Stones

Children and parents can say goodbye to sticky faces and fingers and stained clothes thanks to the globe’s first non-melting chocolate, claims confectionery manufacturer Choc-o-Bloc.

More than 500,000 micro-drops per kilogram, HERZA says, bringing potential cost savings

‘Micro-size’ chocolate tackles cocoa price max-out

By Shane Starling

With cocoa per-tonne prices standing at about €2080 in the aftermath of the Ivory Coast crisis, chocolate suppliers are coming to the fore with solutions to deliver ‘chocolateness’ with less chocolate content in goods like muffins and baked foods.

Peter Thornton with copies of his book 'Thorntons - My Life in the Family Business'

Thorntons: far from chocolate heaven in 2011?

By Ben Bouckley

Former Thorntons chairman Peter Thornton says the firm's current woes are due to an unduly large shop chain, poorer product quality and "extremely bad" retail marketing.

Browne's the Chocolatiere hopes to score new supply deals with the likes of Harrods and Waitrose

Browne's Chocolates saved from liquidation

By Anne Bruce and Ben Bouckley

Former Harrods supplier Browne’s Chocolates has been bought out of liquidation by entrepreneurs who previously transformed a Cornish brewer, can reveal.

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