The price of cocoa, and therefore chocolate, may be rising but the demand for chocolate from consumers also shows no signs of abating as the industry celebrates this year’s World Chocolate Day (7 July) with some nutty friends.
Chocolate specialist Ritter Sport believes that a focus on prominent packaging and experiential textures is important to overcome the challenge of lower chocolate consumption rates in the Asia Pacific region.
Ritter Sport has announced it is launching two new 100g flavoured bars in the UK and Ireland this autumn, Ritter Sport Salted Caramel and Ritter Sport Orange, in a bid to take an even bigger chunk of block chocolate sales.
Family-owned German confectionery company has announced the launch of Don Choco - a limited-edition dark milk chocolate bar made from 100% certified, sustainable cocoa from its own cacao plantation in El Cacao, Nicaragua.
German confectioner is set to introduce a range of mini impulse bars in the countline category (a consumer product that is supplied to retailers in packages of multiple items and sold individually to customers) for the first time.
The German family-owned company Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG, makers of Ritter Sport, is at loggerheads with the country’s regulators over a new chocolate bar that can’t be labelled chocolate because it contains no sugar.