Health & Functionality

Olam's deZaan Cocoa Powder is ticking a lot of boxes for trends in 2021. Pic: Olam Cocoa

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Covid-19 accelerates the trend towards healthy cocoa

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews talks to Wouter Stomph, North America Head of Ingredient Development & Innovation, Olam Cocoa, on the latest confectionery trends and why celebrating cocoa as an ingredient in its own right will play a significant part.

Latest research suggests that consumers are increasingly looking for food and beverage products that support their immune health. Pic: GettyImages

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Confectionery trends 2021: Taste is king’, along with immunity and health

By Anthony Myers

Balancing personal health and environmental health in confectionery while making the product tasty and indulgent is going to be a huge responsibility, as is predicting global confectionery trends post COVID-19 – according to Barry Callebaut research.

The vegan version of KitKat is being rolled out in several countries later this year. Pic: Nestlé

Plant-based

Nestlé to launch vegan KitKat in 2021

By Anthony Myers

New KitKat is certified vegan, and made from 100% sustainable cocoa sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance, company announced.

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.