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LOVE bean-to-bar chocolate from ButterLove&Hardwork. Pic Chris Ford

Valentine's Day

Pastry chef creates ‘love letter to chocolate’

By Anthony Myers

Celebrity Pastry Chef and Cacao Barry Ambassador Chris Ford has launched his exclusive ButterLove&Hardwork bean-to-bar chocolate, aptly called LOVE, in time for Valentine’s Day.

Bazooka Candy Brands Lollipop Variety Pack is ideal for Halloween trick or treating. Pic: Bazooka Candy Brands

Halloween 2020

Bazooka Candy offers up tricks and treats for a safe Halloween

By Anthony Myers

Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of the Topps Company, Inc, says this Halloween will be all about quality over quantity and has released its portfolio of iconic brands including Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, Bazooka Bubble Gum, to satisfy all the...

Pic: Nestlé

Online

Nestlé launches webshop to offer Quality Street all year round

By Anthony Myers

Nestlé has announced a new webshop for its perennial Christmas favourite Quality Street brand so fans no longer need to leave their street, home or even their armchair to buy personalised tins of their favourite sweets.

Hostess is going all out with spook-alicious sweet treats and ideas to make this year's Halloween one to remember, despite COVID-challenges. Pic: Hostess

Hostess gears up for a fang-tastic Halloween

By Gill Hyslop

The Twinkies maker has partnered with celebrity chef George Duran and micro-influencers to create a devilishly good snacking experience to make this year’s Halloween one to remember, despite social distancing measures impacting festivities.

Yowie is set to make Halloween fun for those staying indoors this year. Pic: Yowie Group

Halloween 2020

Yowie Group launches ‘Halloween at Home’ campaign

By Anthony Myers

With Halloween costume parties or trick-or-treating being limited this year depending where you live in the United States, the Yowie Group has come up with a solution and has launched its ‘Halloween at Home’ campaign to encourage a festive, fun and safe...

Fererro’s 31 days countdown to Halloween begins

Halloween 2020

Fererro’s 31 days countdown to Halloween begins

By Anthony Myers

Nutella and Kinder Joy maker Ferrero has launched its campaign to help families celebrate Halloween, with an online advertising, social media and influencer, push starting October 1, announcing 31 days of creative ways to make the most of the season.

No longer elusive, the Golden Snitch-Inspired treat from Jelly Belly Candy will be available from this autumn. Pic: Jelly Belly Candy

Marketing

Jelly Belly adds Golden Snitch to Harry Potter-inspired collection

By Anthony Myers

Family-owned firm Jelly Belly Candy Company, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has announced an expansion of its line of Harry Potter inspired confections, adding the sought-after Golden Snitch to the line-up.

The new Reese's Franken-Cups are now paired with a franken-green crème, especially for Halloween. Pic: Hershey

Halloween Special Edition

Hershey’s ‘fang-tastic’ Halloween treats hit the shelves early

By Anthony Myers

Hershey was one of the first out of the blocks of the big candy companies to reveal its Halloween treats this year when way back at the beginning of July it introduced Reese's Franken-Cups, KIT KAT Witch's Brew, Hershey's Kisses Vampire...

Early signs from Ferrero reveal shoppers are getting into the spirit of Halloween. Pic: Ferrero/Pinterest

Halloween Special Edition

Ferrero to launch ‘31 Days of Halloween’ campaign

By Anthony Myers

Although trick-or-treating might look different this year, Ferrero says it has a bunch of new treats to share for those celebrating virtually, socially distancing with friends or from the comfort of their own homes.

Pic: Hotel Chocolat

Seasonal

Father’s Day chocolates round-up

By Anthony Myers

Father’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday 21 June. Chocolatiers around the country have been busy preparing for the big day for dads, granddads, stepdads or anyone who needs some love in the house. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest treats that been...

Pierre Marcolini Maison Orient Ramadan chocolate boxes. Pic: Pierre Marcolini Maison

In brief

Pierre Marcolini Maison launches new Ramadan chocolate collection

By Anthony Myers

Luxury chocolatier Pierre Marcolini Maison has launched a ‘New Moon Celebration’ collection to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a range of new flavours inspired by the sweet aromas of the Middle East.

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Coronavirus

‘No shortage of Easter eggs this year’

By Anthony Myers

Australian confectionery advice organization Be treatwise says there are different options for families to celebrate the holidays during the coronavirus crisis.

Russell Stover is hosting its Great Bunny Hunt online this year. Pic: Russell Stover

Coronavirus

Russell Stover brings Easter joy with virtual hugs and Bunny Hunt

By Anthony Myers

Beginning today (Monday April 6), US candymaker Russell Stover is embracing the spirit of the Easter holiday’s beloved backyard hunts with the launch of The Great Bunny Hunt on Instagram to bring loved ones closer during the coronavirus lockdown.

Check out the NCA's Valentine's digital hub for fun facts and resources on how to celebrate the special occasion. Pic: GettyImages

Seasonal

NCA reveals America’s favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate filling

By Anthony Myers

Chocolate and candy are an iconic part of modern-day gifting, but while many people enjoy a piece of chocolate from a heart-shaped box during the Valentine’s Day season, not every consumer approaches selection in the same way, the National Confectioners...

Paul A Young combines film classics with chocolate for 12-piece collection. Photo: Paul A Young

How chocolates for Valentine’s Day have changed over the years

By Jenny Eagle

Chocolatier, Paul A Young, has fused together romantic movies through the decades with chocolate to create a 12-piece collection for Valentine’s Day, claiming he has seen a reduction in consumers buying chocolate hearts for the occasion on February 14.

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