Monthly Archives: February 2020

Mondelez International to Acquire Leading In-store Bakery Company, Give & Go

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Mondelez International today announced an agreement to acquire a significant majority interest in Give & Go, a North American leader in fully-finished sweet baked goods and owners of the famous “ two-bite”® brand and the “ Create-A-Treat”® brand known for cookie and gingerbread house decorating kits. Give & Go is being sold by funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners,… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut opens world’s first 3D Printing Studio to craft unseen chocolate experiences

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The Barry Callebaut Group today announced the launch of the world’s first personalized 3D printed chocolate at scale, through its global decoration brand Mona Lisa . Mona Lisa is the first brand to launch personalized 3D printed chocolate at scale, made from Belgian chocolate. The move revolutionizes the world of chocolate craft by combining industry-leading production technology, bespoke design and Barry… Read more »

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From cacao bean to chocolate bar

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Bean-to-bar chocolate Chocolate is one of everyone’s favorite sweets with its unique and complex taste of sweet, bitter, nutty and even fruity flavors. Chocolate is made from cacao beans, but those who only encounter the final product often forget that the beans come from fruit pods. A new movement in the chocolate world is the rise of craft chocolate makers… Read more »

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General Mills Foodservice introduces Pillsbury professional online community

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General Mills Foodservice has launched its Pillsbury Professional Online Community, a resource to help foodservice professionals, according to a press release. The website will connect users to a community of baking experts and enthusiasts nationwide to share ideas, ask questions and collaborate in a supportive online forum. The digital platform will offer recipe inspiration, how-to videos, baking trend analysis and… Read more »

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5 Year Anniversary of L’École Valrhona Brooklyn

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Valrhona Celebrates the Five-Year Anniversary of L’École Valrhona Brooklyn with Special Classes Located in New York, California and One in Paris with Chef Pierre Hermé Valrhona has released its 2020 schedule for professional classes at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn, located in DUMBO. To celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Brooklyn location, the Valrhona team put together its most exciting schedule yet… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index rose for the fourth consecutive month in January

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 182.5 points in January 2020, up 1.3 points (0.7 percent) from December 2019 and 11.3 percent higher than the same month last year. The increase in January marked the fourth consecutive month that FFPI has been on the upward trend. The latest rise is largely driven by continued strength in the prices… Read more »

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Europain reinvents itself for its 2020 edition

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The baking tradition in France may be unparalleled. At the heart of that tradition is the vibrant city of Paris that continues to lead the way with new baking techniques, product and ingredients that have the potential to transform the global artisan baking world. The eyes of the craft baking world are constantly on Paris, and that’s never more true… Read more »

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The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

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The long black pruning poles looked cumbersome. But the farmers moved quickly, swarming over the small plot of land and hoisting the poles up to slice through cacao branches with ease. On the bottom end of the pole was a small gasoline engine; on the top, a chain saw. Buzzing sounds mixed with the humming of insects echoing through this… Read more »

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Cadbury is testing a new plant-based version of its massively popular Dairy Milk chocolate bar as veganism sweeps the globe

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Vegan diets are on the rise, and food producers that aren’t making plant-based products are starting to take notice of this. Cadbury, one of the world’s best-known chocolate makers, is the latest company to jump on the trend by launching a new plant-based version of its Dairy Milk chocolate bar. “We’re always listening to our consumers, so we can develop… Read more »

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In 1981 Sara Lee Introduced Frozen Croissants – It Quickly Outsold Their Pound Cake

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In the United States, National Croissant Day recognizes a flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal.  Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for… Read more »

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