Hershey enters organic chocolate market
US confectionery company Hershey has extended its foothold in the
premium chocolate sector with the purchase of Dagoba organic
Roquette targets sugar-free 'premium' chocolate range
French ingredients firm Roquette has formed an alliance with Meert
to develop a range of sugar-free premium chocolate.
Gelita protein promises to cut fat in chocolate
A special protein generated through a novel enzymatic process has
been developed to partially replace the fat in chocolate.
Easy to clean chocolate machine cuts hygiene risks
New chocolate moulding equipment which can be cleaned quickly and
easily has been developed by British firm Spooner Vicars,
targetting manufacturers wary of hygiene considerations.
'Origin' chocolate fillings target luxury niche
European ingredients firm Puratos is the latest company to tap into
the trend towards product traceability with a new range of
origin-specific chocolates hailing from prime cocoa growing areas.
New chocolate mould range launched for confectioners
Innovation may be key in the premium chocolate market but
traditional products are still bestsellers among manufacturers,
according to equipment supplier Chocolate World.
Greater accuracy in allergy chocolate testing, study
Peanut allergy sufferers may soon be able to dig into dark
chocolate without fear of hidden nuts, thanks to new research
undertaken by US scientists.
Fruit poised to replace chocolate on shelves
UK sweet manufacturers could soon see a slump in retailer sales
following talks between the Department of Health and industry
bodies to wean consumers away from convenience shop confectionery.
Ethical mint chocolate tastes Divine
UK Fairtrade chocolate company, Divine, has launched a new variety
of its signature chocolate bar in a bid to further entice consumers
into the ethical cocoa market.
Chocolate technology on display
Manufacturers are lining up innovative processing equipment to
attract confectioners at the upcoming international baking trade
fair, the IBA.
Chocolate lovers go straight to the source
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli is the latest company
jumping on the trend for greater consumer transparency in cocoa
Heart healthy chocolate tempts consumers to go dark
Europeans are more clued up than their American counterparts when
it comes to the benefits of dark chocolate, according to a US
company educating the market through their range of functional
health-boosting cocoa products.
Tesco targets chocolate-loving Muslims
British retailer Tesco is branching out to target Islamic consumers
by launching a range of halal chocolate.
Ethnic, organic could boost falling seasonal chocolate sales, report
Chocolate manufacturers suffering from a dip in sales of seasonal
products should consider introducing products for lesser holidays,
including traditionally ethnic celebrations, according to Mintel.
'Sexy' chilli chocolate hits market
A UK food company has found a unique way to target the growing
functional confectionery market, mixing aromatherapy with