Category Archives: Chocolate

World Chocolate Masters has tie for 1st place

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The World Chocolate Masters saw both France and Switzerland tied for first place. France’s chocolatier, Yoann Laval and the Swiss pastry chef, Elias Läderach both won 1st position, with 163 points each. The judging will continue, as only a third of the contestants have been judged to date.  Läderach is a pastry chef at Confiseur Läderach AG.  The judges praised… Read more »

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7th annual World Chocolate Masters Final

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From October 31 to November 2, the Salon du Chocolat Paris 2018 will host the World Final of the World Chocolate Masters. 20 finalists, each representing their country, will show their creative artisanship with chocolate to win the prestigious title of World Chocolate Master 2018. During these three days, the salon will be transformed into a spectacular arena that will… Read more »

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Forever Chocolate outperforming on sustainability

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Barry Callebaut leading among peer companies in Sustainalytics assessment Forever Chocolate, our plan to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, has been ranked this year as an “outperforming” sustainability strategy in the food industry. This result is the conclusion of an in-depth independent sustainability assessment conducted by the company Sustainalytics. We are leading among our assessed peers. So what is… Read more »

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Guittard Chocolate Company secures major European distribution

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The US-based Guittard Chocolate Company has agreed a major deal with HB Ingredients for distribution of its confectionery range throughout Europe. Founded in San Francisco in 1868 and celebrating their 150-year anniversary, Guittard is the oldest continuously family-owned and operated chocolate making business within America. After launching into the UK last year, it now supplies some of the country’s top… Read more »

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Inspiring Holiday Chocolate Ideas

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Throughout the duration of the iba trade fair, a leading event for bakery, confectionery and snacks Sept. 15-20 in Munich, numerous exhibitors showed off innovations and suitable solutions for confectioners — from raw materials and baking ingredients to machines, baking accessories and individual packaging solutions. The new innovations included the Ruby Chocolate, which is made by the chocolatiers of Callebaut. This… Read more »

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Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

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Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. New “high-tech” production lines will be added at the plant over the next four years, which will create cocoa and chocolate mass for its premium chocolate products. Lindt & Sprüngli has approved the upgrade… Read more »

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Cargill invests in Mouscron facility to meet customer demand for Belgian chocolate

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With the rapid rise in consumer demand for premium, high quality Belgian chocolate, Cargill has invested in a new liquid chocolate production line in its Mouscron production facility in Belgium. This investment increases the company’s capacity to produce milk and dark chocolate and creates up to 10 new local jobs. Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business will open the world-class production… Read more »

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Contamination in Chocolates

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Chocolates are regarded as the world’s most popular snack food. An average American consumes over 4kg of chocolate annually, while in Switzerland, the world’s leading chocolate producer, a Swiss consumes over double this amount. Indians also have a sweet tooth, and consume considerable amount of sweets, including chocolates. In fact, chocolates hold a special place in celebrations as they are… Read more »

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The Inventor Of The Chocolate Truffle Is Baked In Mystery

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National Truffle Day is observed annually on May 2nd.  On this day, the deliciously sweet chocolate truffle gets the spotlight. This chocolate confectionery is traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder, chopped nuts or coconut.  The truffle may be filled with other fillings such as cream, melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, fruit, nougat, fudge, toffee,… Read more »

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Callebaut releases chocolate with natural gold colour

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First they gave us “ruby” pink chocolate, now European cocoa giant Barry Callebaut CG has released gold chocolate in time for the festive season. The naturally golden-coloured chocolate (sorry people, it doesn’t contain actual gold) has been in development for two years. To create the gold colour, Belgian chocolatiers incorporate sugar and milk that has been caramelised into the chocolate. Technically a white chocolate, it contains cocoa butter,… Read more »

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