Health & Functionality

Chocolate may stimulate microorganisms that led to acne, say researchers

Chocolate may worsen acne, say researchers

By Oliver Nieburg

Eating chocolate may increase incidence and severity of acne by stimulating microorganisms that cause the condition, according to a team of Dutch researchers.

Global confectionery NPD: Stevia Haribo and dental candy

Global confectionery NPD: Stevia Haribo and dental candy

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews takes a look at the latest confections to hit store shelves across the globe including stevia-sweetened Haribo in Germany, low calorie chocolates in Japan, and teeth friendly candy in the UK

Desert Lab's 'Snack Less' 10-piece hoodia gum packs in three flavors (cinnamon, mint and strawberry) and retail at $2.99 each (typical gum retails at around $1.75).

Desert Labs launches hoodia weight management gum

Hoodia gum maker defends satiety effect

By Oliver Nieburg

The maker of a newly launched appetite suppressant gum claims to be the first to have self-affirmed GRAS status for hoodia in the US and hopes to overcome the negative image of the plant as a weight management ingredient.

The active component in the gum is Slendesta, a natural protein Proteinase Inhibitor II (PI2) produced by Kemin Industries.

Industry Voices – Functional Gum Formulator

High-dose weight loss gum launches in US

By Oliver Nieburg

A high-dose satiety gum containing a potato extract and African mango has launched in the US that takes four pieces to achieve clinically-backed results.

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