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
Turkish delight at maltitol potential in chocolate
The sugar alcohol maltitol is the most promising polyol sweetener
to replace sucrose in chocolate, says new research from Turkey, a
result that could lead to new types of sugar-free chocolate to the
booming "diet" candy...
Cacao diseases threaten chocolate industry
An industry expert has warned that the situation could be 'dire'
for the chocolate industry if ways of preventing cacao diseases are
not effectively explored.
Chocolate giants push small companies into niche markets
The domination of the confectionery market by global heavy weights
such as Nestlé, Mars and Cadbury Schweppes is forcing small
companies to target highly specialised markets, according to a new
report.A number of high profile mergers...
Lotte confectionery buys up Chinese chocolate maker
South Korea's leading confectionery maker Lotte has bought a
Shanghai-based chocolate company, as it seeks to expand in the
fast-growing Chinese market.
Chocolate goes to the dark side
Fuelled by a combination of health concerns and changing tastes,
dark chocolate has become one of the most rapidly growing sectors
in the confectionery market in the last year.
Chocolate-guzzling bacteria emit hydrogen
Confectioners could soon find themselves doing their bit to help
the environment following the news that scientists have found a way
to extract hydrogen from chocolate waste.
Chocolate that melts only in the mouth
Gooey chocolate ruined by heat could soon be a thing of the past
thanks to researchers at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria