Natural Colors & Flavors

Pectin is a natural component of plants, abundant in fruits such as apples and citric fruits. Pic: Cargill

Clean label special feature

The hunt for the ‘holy grail’ of clean label palatability

By Anthony Myers

New technology and food science are helping food ingredient manufacturers provide innovative solutions to meet the consumer-fuelled clean-label megatrend. From hunting for the ‘holy grail’ of clean-label bakery mould inhibitors to freeze-drying fruit...

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Clean label special feature

Clean and clear labelling appeals to consumers, new research finds

By Anthony Myers

Many food and beverage products do not offer the clear labelling that consumers want, according to new research (September 2020), in the UK and USA, commissioned by Ingredient Communications and conducted by SurveyGoo.

Olam’s deZaan TrueDark cocoa ticks all the clean label boxes - VIDEO

Clean label special feature

Olam’s deZaan TrueDark cocoa ticks all the clean label boxes

By Anthony Myers

To meet demands of customers increasingly looking for low sugar and clean label products, cocoa companies are meeting the trend for darker chocolate flavours using natural ingredients. Charlene Zhu, head of ingredient development and innovation for Olam...

The London Botanists' 'grown-up' chocolate bar. Pic: The London Botanists

Ingredients

The London Botanists launch single-origin CBD milk chocolate bar

By Anthony Myers

Independent producers of CBD products, The London Botanists, has announced the launch of its latest creation - a 43%, single-origin artisan milk chocolate bar crafted from Venezuelan beans and infused with their best-selling, premium CBD oil.

Interest from organic companies in next year's ISM trade fair has risen, say organizers. Pic: ISM

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ISM 2021: Organic sweets & snacks set to steal the show

By Anthony Myers

Organic has been popular for years in the confectionery industry, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing towards a boom in the sector, reflected by an increase in exhibitors at ISM.

Philippe (JP) Tournoy. Pic: Ciranda

Appointments

Ciranda names new CEO to succeed founder Friese

By Anthony Myers

Ciranda, a leading supplier of organic and fair-trade food ingredients, has announced that Jean-Philippe (JP) Tournoy will become the company’s new chief executive officer.

Cacao juice is rich in proteins, vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium and polyphenols and is a natural energizer. Pic: Pacha de Cacao

Health and fitness

Freshly pressed: Why Pacha de Cacao could be a game-changer

By Anthony Myers

Marika van Santvoort, founder of Pacha de Cacao, explains to ConfectioneryNews the benefits of cacao juice, not only for health-conscious western consumers, but also as potential extra revenue for cocoa farmers who are struggling on low incomes.

Olam’s TrueDark cocoa powder for premium brand deZaan is the world’s first ever natural, non-alkalised dark cocoa powder. Pic: Olam Cocoa

Colors & Flavors Special

Going natural doesn’t mean compromising on color or flavor

By Wouter Stomph

Cocoa has a natural and familiar flavor,and has a huge role to play in meeting the consumer demand for natural flavors and colors … Just take a look at the shelves of your local supermarket.

The new Magnum Ruby Minis will be available across the States from February. Pic: Unilver

NPD

Magnum ice cream receives a Ruby makeover

By Anthony Myers

Unilever, the makers of Magnum ice cream, has announced it is the first national ice cream brand in the US to launch an ice cream featuring the new chocolate variant, Ruby.

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