Health & Functionality

Kohler's new Sugar Free Chocolate: Pic: Kohler’s Original Recipe Chocolates

Kohler adds new sugar-free chocolate to its line

By Anthony Myers

Wisconsin-based Kohler’s Original Recipe Chocolates has added a new and improved sugar-free variety, available in two-piece, four-piece and nine-piece blocks that complements its gourmet line with a health-conscious offering.

Pacha de Cacao is one of the first brands to bring the healthy cacao juice to a wider market. Pic: Pacha de Cacao

Guest post

A peek behind the scenes of an innovative start-up: Pacha de Cacao

By Marika van Santvoort

Pacha de Cacao is a 100% natural and nutritious cacao juice made from the fresh pulp of the cacao fruit. Marika van Santvoort founded the company in 2020 and she explains how she was introduced to this most nutritious by-product - and how, as an entrepreneur,...

Happi Oat M!lk Chocolate Nibbles are now available to retailers nationwide,  Pic: Happi Free From

Free-from

Happi Free From launches oat milk chocolate snack

By Anthony Myers

Happi Free From has launched a brand-new range of oat milk chocolate snacks in response to the growing demand for vegan and allergy-friendly sweet treats for those on-the-go moments.

Lily's expanded line of bars, baking chips and other confections can be found across the US at key retailers. Pic: Lily's

M&As

Hershey buys Lily’s confectionery brand for $425m

By Anthony Myers

The Hershey Company has completed its acquisition of Lily's, the high-growth maker of low-sugar, better-for-you (BFY) confectionery products, for a purchase price of $425m.

Vegan by design, the new KitKat is now available in Sainsbury’s stores in the UK. Pic: Nestlé

Plant-based

New vegan KitKat launched in UK

By Anthony Myers

Alternative KitKat combines crisp wafer and smooth chocolate blended with a rice-based milk alternative for fans to enjoy ‘a plant-based break’.

Pic: Spoonshot

Healthy sweets special edition

Spoonshot report on sugar reduction looks at consumer sweet spots

By Anthony Myers

A new report from Spoonshot, ‘Sugar Reduction: A Bittersweet Pill’ includes must-haves for food and beverage manufacturers responding to growing consumer demand for reduced sugar and sugar replacements.