Daily Archives: January 11, 2020

Unilever introduces Magnum ice cream bars with ruby chocolate

Unilever has launched new Magnum ice cream bars featuring ruby chocolate in a move to offer “the ultimate luxury ice cream experience”. Magnum Ruby Minis contain sweet cream ice cream that Unilever said allows the ruby chocolate coating to shine best. “As the chocolatiers of ice cream, we’re uniquely positioned to launch the first ice cream featuring this new chocolate… Read more »

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Bühler sells flour ingredient business to Bakels

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Bühler has sold its flour ingredient business to Swiss group Bakels. The day before yesterday, all shares of China-based Buhler Bangsheng Food Ingredients (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. have been signed over to Bakels Group. “With Bakels, we have found an excellent owner and strategic partner for flour ingredient solutions,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of Bühler’s Grains & Food business. Bakels is… Read more »

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Delysia Chocolatier Awarded as a Top 3 Chocolatier in the Americas

Delysia Chocolatier was awarded as a Top 3 Chocolatier in the Americas with the highest honor, Six Star Award: Grand Master by the International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 2019 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America. The Austin-based chocolatier has been recognized as a Grand Master for four years running, and as a Top 10 Chocolatier in the Americas since… Read more »

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Decorations with Edible Ink for the Baking Industry

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Creating impressive decoration on cakes with a minimum of resources is a requirement of these days. Printing on cakes is one of the new methods to make the most out of these products. LogoJET manufactures and sells UV direct-to-substrate printers, this means that they can print directly on almost anything — wood, metals, plastics, glass, stone, canvas, vinyl, rubber and… Read more »

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Industry suppliers see big opportunity for brownies

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“Moving forward, we anticipate the convenience trend to impact the brownie category. While gluten-free and low-carb claims are still high on consumers’ minds, they are not causing consumers to skip the brownies. Instead it is inconvenient for busy consumers to buy a large pan of brownies that might not be easy to take and consume on the go. Consumers think… Read more »

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Pret is launching a fruity vegan croissant

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We’re only six days into Veganuary, and the launch of new vegan products shows no sign of stopping. From plant-based offerings at supermarkets like Tesco, Asda and Waitrose to the much-anticipated Greggs steak bake and the official roll-out of KFC’s vegan burger , there is no shortage of goodies to gorge on in 2020. The latest company to join the… Read more »

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The Top 100 Candy Companies in the World in 2019

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There’s a new kid on the block, well new to the Global Top 100 Confectionery list, to be exact. Valeo Foods, of Dublin, Ireland, purchased two companies that used to be on the list. Over the last year, they purchased Tangerine Confectionery, of Blackpool, UK, for over $127 million and the confectionery-only division of Raisio’s Plc, of Raisio, Finland, for… Read more »

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Ethiquable to build organic fair trade chocolate plant

French fair trade co-operative Ethiquable plans to invest EUR15m (US$16.7m) in an organic chocolate plant. The facility will be located in Fleurance, south-west France, and will open in spring 2021 with an annual production capacity of 1,300 tonnes. The project, in association with Peruvian cocoa producer and processor Norandino, will partly be funded by state bank CDC. Ethiquable produces a… Read more »

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Most donut shop customers snub donuts

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In September 2018, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. dropped “Donuts” from the restaurant brand, simplifying its name to Dunkin’. The company said the change from Dunkin’ Donuts, the first time donuts was not in the restaurant name in about 70 years, reflected the company’s transformation into a “beverage-led, on-the-go brand.” Recently published data from NPD Group, Chicago, help explain the move… Read more »

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