The latest Online Shopper Intelligence report from Kantar Media Compete reveals that only 12% of the 7 million online grocery shoppers in the UK visit a confectionery related page online, and just half of those actually buy any confectionery online.
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, today officially inaugurated its first chocolate factory in Turkey, as announced in October 2012. The new state-of-the-art facility in Eski?ehir offers an initial annual production capacity of 14,000 tonnes of chocolate. The total amount invested is CHF 16 million (TL 35 million / EUR 13 million / USD 17 million).
The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.
It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.
Hershey plans to make another move to expand its international business with the construction of a new plant in Malaysia.
Costumed characters grabbed attention on the show floor and stage, but none so much as the collection of Alice in Wonderland themed cakes that inspired a crawling isle of awe. Heather White and Lori Joyce of Cupcake Girls fame were also a good place to find a bottleneck at the show, which took place Sept. 27-29 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
For the first ever UK Salon du Chocolat in London (18-20 October), master chocolatier Marc Demarquette and award-winning English heritage milliner Vivien Sheriff have teamed up to create a show-stopping bespoke headpiece that reflects the sensual fluidity, form and movement of artisanal chocolate making.
What to keep out of flour has become trendy in recent years. Those wanting examples may just Google “gluten-free.” Yet bakers should remember how flours at times may need a boost. Vital wheat gluten, which may act as a functional protein, offers one example. Also, fortifying flour may give finished products health and wellness attributes, and protein levels may provide satiety benefits.