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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: David Hill, managing director, Cocoda Ltd

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: David Hill, managing director, Cocoda Ltd

By Anthony Myers

Cocoda Ltd specializes in the export of premium chocolate with a global network of retailers and partners. MD David Hill started his career in confectionery at United Biscuits and was mentored by Hotel Chocolat's Angus Thirlwell before setting up...

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.

Each serving (two gummies) of Matcha Bears provides about 250mg of the finely milled green tea powder, known for its powerful antioxidants. (Photo courtesy of Matcha Bears)

Functional Jellies Special Report

Matcha Bears pack energy and antioxidants in gummy form

By Kristine Sherred

Three New York City entrepreneurs have developed gluten-free gummies infused with premium grade matcha that walk the line between functional and fun, reaching those who drink tea and those who just want a boost of energy at any time of day.

Ruby, the ‘fourth type of chocolate’, is set to make its New York debut later this month at the Salon du Chocolat. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Salon du Chocolat NY 2019

Ruby to debut at Salon du Chocolat New York

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut officially introduced ruby couverture in the United States earlier this year and is available in more than 50 countries worldwide, setting the stage for its New York premiere.

MIA: On a roll with more awards. Pic: MIA

Award

More gongs for MIA chocolate brand

By Anthony Myers

Ethical chocolatier MIA (Made-in-Africa ) has received three 2019 Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food in London.

Angus Thirlwell, co-founder and CEO of Hotel Chocolat. Pic: Hotel Chocolat

Results

Profits rise at Hotel Chocolat as global expansion continues

By Anthony Myers

Premium chocolatier and multi-channel retailer, Hotel Chocolat Group, has defied UK High Street woes and delighted financial analysts with an eye-grabbing set of full-year results, with increases in pre-tax profit and revenue.