Lewis road Creamery has introduced what it believes is the world's first chocolate butter in the New Zealand market.

Lewis Road launches chocolate butter

By Jim Cornall

Two New Zealand companies - Lewis Road Creamery and chocolate producers Whittaker’s - have partnered to create what Lewis Road believes is the world’s first chocolate butter.

Prices for all major commodities in the FAO's basket of goods.rose last month apart from grain. © iStock/Peshkov

World food prices hit 15-month high: FAO

By Niamh Michail

Food prices for all global commodities rose in the past month apart from cereals, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Eurolactis' donkey milk Onalat is increasing production, and the company is moving into chocolate bars.

New donkey milk products in pipeline

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-based donkey milk company Eurolactis is ramping up production, and is set to launch the first large-scale production of a chocolate bar made with donkey’s milk.

Greenfields Ingredients says that butter futures have risen in price, but food manufacturers can still lock in at low prices. Photo: iStock - Roel Smart

Price of butter futures jumps by 13%

By Jenny Eagle

Low milk prices and a cold, wet spring across Europe have combined to push butter futures prices upwards, according to Greenfields Ingredients, the UK division of Greenfields Ireland.