BakeryandSnacks and ConfectioneryNews will be hosting a panel discussion at ProSweets in Cologne, Germany, to delve into the plant-based trend; discussing its effects, the pros and the challenges it is having on the snacks and confectionery sectors.
Half of British consumers would rather give up chocolate than cheese when asked if they had to “choose between never being able to eat cheese again or never being able to eat chocolate again,” according to new research by Mintel.
Consumers are demanding pollution-free food sold in biodegradable or recycled packaging. Trailblazing brands are already responding to the trend – and “perceived polluters will be forced to follow”, says Mintel.
From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list to look at clean-label processing methods.
With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what their highlights from this year have been ... and a few predictions for what might be in store in the...
Around a quarter of recent product launches in the tablet confectionery category have made claims for breath freshening or oral care. Mintel explores the latest flavor trends and health claims in the most common sub-group: Mints.