Health & Functionality

Ritter Sport are offering vegan options for Veganuary and beyond. Ritter Sport

Veganuary

Ritter Sport launches ‘Accidental Vegan Range'

By Anthony Myers

Ritter Sport’s ‘Accidentally Vegan Range’ has been launched to help the thousands of consumers participating in Veganuary this year who are craving a chocolate fix.

Consumers are increasingly looking for smaller packs of snacks. Pic: GettyImages/FotoDuets

Guest article

Capitalising on the small pack trend

By Gill Hyslop

Lifestyle changes are redefining the packaging sector. Along with the increased lean towards the snackification of mealtimes – ‘grazing’ on snacks throughout the day – consumers are also demanding more convenient, timely and portable solutions. Mike Pipe,...

Flavanols in cocoa drinks can boost brain power, scientists have revealed. Pic: GettyImages

Research

Drinking cocoa can make you smarter, say scientists

By Anthony Myers

New study, published in Scientific Reports, is the first to recognize the cognitive effects of flavanols in young, healthy participants and the link with brain activity.