Daily Archives: January 27, 2018

Mars Wrigley Confectionery formed to lead industry in Canada

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Mars Chocolate and Wrigley Canada are now officially operating as one business, known as Mars Wrigley Confectionery, which is part of Mars Canada. The business will incorporate some of Canada’s most popular confectionery brands, including Skittles, Twix and Starburst. Forming part of the new business is the newly renovated chocolate manufacturing facility in Ontario. The site is the first in North America to produce Maltesers… Read more »

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Ruby chocolate: Nestlé’s KitKat becomes world’s first brand to adopt Barry Callebaut innovation

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Barry Callebaut and Nestlé have partnered together for a world first – Japanese KitKat is the first consumer brand to launch a Ruby chocolate version named KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Ruby. As of tomorrow (January 19), Nestlé Japan Ltd. will launch the Ruby chocolate version of its iconic KitKat brand in KitKat Chocolatory stores in Japan and South Korea, as well… Read more »

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Food Innovations for Health

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At the same time, consumers today have access to a wealth of information to understand the causes of chronic diseases and how to prevent them. This is driving them to take a more active role in their health, starting with their diets. In Nielsen’s Global Health and Ingredient-Sentiment Survey, 70 percent of global respondents say they actively make dietary choices… Read more »

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AIB International offering nine online courses

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AIB International has teamed up with Alchemy Systems to offer commercial and retail bakeries online training services. AIB’s Baking Specialist Online Collection includes nine online courses through Alchemy Academy’s online platform. “As more and more professional bakers are retiring, the industry faces a significant knowledge gap,” said Andre Biane, president and chief executive officer of AIB. According to the “Workforce… Read more »

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Dunkin’ Donuts says goodbye to artificial dyes in its doughnuts

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The fluorescent colors of Dunkin’ Donuts’ iconic sweets are taking on a new recipe. The company announced on Thursday that it is removing all artificial dyes from its doughnuts. In an announcement in March, the company said it was planning to eliminate all artificial coloring by the end of 2018. Instead, it decided to take on this challenge as a… Read more »

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The Top 100 Candy Companies in the World in 2018

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At the last minute, there’s been a shakeup for the top spots in the Global Top 100 as the No. 3 candy company just got a little bigger and inched its way to No. 2. Italian-based Ferrero Group has increased its sales portfolio with its acquisition of Chicago-based Ferrara Candy in December. United States-owned Mondelez International comes in at a… Read more »

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Nestle to sell US confectionery business to Ferrero for $2.8bn

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Nestlé has agreed to sell its US confectionery business, made up of more than 20 brands, to Italian confectionery giant Ferrero for $2.8bn. The confectionery business of Nestle in the US makes up about 3% of US Nestle Group sales. In 2016, the US confectionery business earned around $900m for the group. Some of the well-known chocolate brands of Nestle… Read more »

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Using Yeast for Gluten-free Bread

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The texture and flavor of standard bread is the target of gluten-avoiders. Obtaining these taste and texture is as essential for free-from products as it is for any other type of bread.  To achieve this, using yeast is necessary. Yeasts are single-celled fungi that convert carbohydrates into carbon dioxide and alcohols during fermentation, the process that transforms dough. These microorganisms… Read more »

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Top French chef Paul Bocuse dies aged 91

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French president leads tributes, saying ‘chefs are crying in their kitchens at the Elysée and everywhere in France’ Paul Bocuse, the Michelin-starred chef and celebrated master of haute cuisine, died in France on Saturday. Bocuse, 91, was one of the leading exponents of the 1970s culinary trend of nouvelle cuisine. His restaurant has held three Michelin stars continuously for more… Read more »

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