Chocolate

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, FoodManufacture.co.uk can reveal.

Research suggests chocolate can deliver a bigger antioxidant payload than some so-called super fruits

Chocolate is the new super fruit, claim Hershey scientists

By Jane Byrne

Cocoa powder and dark chocolate has equivalent polyphenol content and greater antioxidant and flavanol content than various super fruits, claims a new study by research scientists based at the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition.