Category Archives: Chocolate

Haut Chocolatier Sprüngli presents its new Grand Cru Absolu chocolate

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Grand cru chocolate is the finest of all chocolate. The deliberate use of nothing but single-origin cacao beans gives it an intense and sophisticated flavour. As a pioneer in grand cru chocolate in Switzerland, Haut Chocolatier Sprüngli is launching a world first: Grand Cru Absolu – an intense chocolate experience created using the entire cacao fruit. Grand Cru Absolu is… Read more »

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Mars Files Patent for Heat-Resistant Chocolate

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M&M’s six-decades-old slogan “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand” might sound quaint to modern ears, but chocolate that won’t melt at warm temperatures while still maintaining its natural taste and texture may be the holy grail of the candy industry. And M&M-maker Mars is still on the hunt for chocolate that can fulfill M&M’s promise without its protective… Read more »

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Callebaut helps chocolatiers, pastry chefs during COVID19

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The Callebaut Group established an online initiative to help chocolatiers and bakers delivery and boost their marketing during the COVID-19 lockdown. The initiative was born from the desire to support the community of chefs, pastry chefs and chocolate makers, hard hit by the quarantine situation during the most important of the year: Normally, graduations, spring holidays, Mother’s Day and Father’s… 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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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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The Science Behind To’ak, The Most Exclusive Chocolate Bars on Earth

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To’ak, the Ecuador-based chocolate producer, might not be the most expensive chocolate maker on earth, but it’s certainly the most expensive one the average consumer has ever come across. The offshoot of a rainforest conservation project, the company was founded by Chicagoan Jerry Toth and Austrian native Carl Schweizer.  “Company” doesn’t do this outfit justice: with its small-batch, handmade product… Read more »

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Swiss Chocolate Giant Barry Callebaut Debuts Vegan Milk Chocolate Line

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Barry Callebaut—one of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers—recently introduced vegan “Milk” Chocolate as part of its Plant Craft line. The company says the new chocolate has a traditional creamy milk chocolate flavor and texture and is made with “an ingredient of natural origin,” exclusively available to Barry Callebaut. It took the company’s research and development team two years to develop… Read more »

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Cocoa Cartel Is Less Bitter for Luxury Chocolate

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A new method for pricing cocoa will give a better wage to West African farmers. The downside may be more inequality between global chocolate brands. The chocolate industry faces higher input costs in the future, warned Martin Hug, chief financial officer of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli, in a sales update this week. Last summer, the governments of Ghana and… Read more »

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Unilever introduces Magnum ice cream bars with ruby chocolate

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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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