Category Archives: Chocolate

Nestle creates new chocolate with no added sugar

Nestle SA has found a way to create chocolate without adding any sugar, relying on leftover material from cocoa plants for sweetening as consumers look for natural and healthier fare. The food company is using a patented technique to turn the white pulp that covers cocoa beans into a powder that naturally contains sugar. This fall in Japan, Nestle will… Read more »

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Industry doubts remain over Ivory Coast, Ghana cocoa floor price

Ivory Coast and Ghana – the world’s leading cocoa producers – failed on Wednesday to come to an agreement with the chocolate industry over how to introduce a new floor price for their exports. The West African neighbors said last month they would fix a minimum price of $2,600 per tonne (free-on-board) that chocolate companies must pay from the 2020/21… Read more »

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Cadbury Unveils Chocolate 3D Printer So Your Sweetest Dreams Can Come True

Fans of Roald Dahl’s universe might salivate at his descriptions of a magical chocolate factory. In real life, chocoholics can print candies to their hearts’ desires, courtesy of Cadbury. On 7 July, which happened to be World Chocolate Day, the confectionery maker introduced the world’s first Cadbury milk chocolate 3D printer in Melbourne. Shoppers of the Myer Chadstone department store… Read more »

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How Ruby is changing the color of chocolate

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Ruby chocolate continues to face regulation challenges in the U.S. but it’s sparking love internationally It used to be that if you wanted pink chocolate, you had to rely on white chocolate dyed to look pink. But Ruby Chocolate has changed that. It’s been more than one year now since the company launched Ruby chocolate, which is derived from Ruby… Read more »

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Creamistry Announces Ruby Cacao Ice Cream Flavor

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At the LA Chef Conference,Creamistry , a California-based franchise specializing in customizable made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream, has announced that they will be launching a Ruby Cacao Ice Cream flavor. Creamistry is the first United States-based ice cream concept to offer this new flavor. As a co-branded effort with Barry Callebaut , Creamistry will be introducing and serving Ruby Cacao… Read more »

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Wollongong TAFE’s king of chocolate chosen as president of an international panel for the World Cup of pastry, gelato and chocolate

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TAFE Wollongong teacher Herve Boutin is celebrating being chosen as the president of an international jury panel for the pastry, gelato, and chocolate World Cup in Milan. Named Master Patissier Chocolatier Confectioner MOF Glacier in 1989 Mr Boutin will oversee the judging of the World Cup when 18 countries, including Australia, compete for the 2019 World Trophy of Pastry, Gelato… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut continues its China market expansion with new office and CHOCOLATE ACADEMY center in Beijing

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Growing demand for high-quality chocolate products together with the desire to better serve Chinese customers prompted new office in Beijing and extended distribution plans in second-tier multi-million cities across China. The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, celebrates today the opening of its new office and its new CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center in Beijing… Read more »

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Chocolate Was A Thing 1,500 Years Earlier Than Thought

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It’s time to rewrite the history of chocolate. Using both archaeological and genomic data, researchers have revealed that consumption of the now globally-loved ingredient started much earlier than thought — and has a different birthplace than many assumed. Chocolate is a product of the cultivated cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), and evidence of both cacao domestication and chocolate use have been centered around Central… Read more »

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Chocolate is a better cough suppressant than your cough syrup, study says

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A research group at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England recently conducted a small study to explore the link between the sweet treat and respiratory health. To do so, they examined 163 patients in Europe with a cough, randomly prescribing them either regular codeine or a chocolate-based medicine called ROCOCO. After analyzing the results, they found that patients on… Read more »

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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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