Category Archives: Chocolate

Divine launches 85% chocolate bar

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Divine introduces its first 85% dark chocolate bar to its range. To clash with national Chocolate Week (11th – 17th October), the farmer-owned chocolate company Divine Chocolate has announced a new addition to its 100g bar range. Divine’s newsest product is a 100g pure chocolate bar made with 85% cocoa solids, using Ghanaian cocoa beans from the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative… Read more »


Changing chocolate tastes

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China’s fast-growing chocolate market is attracting a raft of international brands but local players may do better in the country’s smaller cities, notes Dominique Patton from Beijing


Welcome to the dark side

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With the trend towards dark chocolate gaining momentum, cocoa bean prices are rising, as are calls for certification. Michelle Knott reports


Barry Callebaut considers Asia

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Barry Callebaut expects cocoa prices to gain further this year on supply concerns in top cocoa regions in West Africa and a recovery in global demand. The Swiss-based firm says prospects of weaker output from top grower Ivory Coast have shifted some of the company’s focus to Asia.


Cadbury chocolate Fairtrade certified

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Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate will now sport a “Fairtrade” logo on its redesigned packaging, while retaining the smaller block size it switched to last year. The confectionary maker would also increase the amount of cocoa solids in its product, from 21% to 26%. All of the ingredients in the company’s nine Cadbury Dairy Milk products that could be certified “Fairtrade”… Read more »


5 ways to celebrate chocolate

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for chocolate, and it’s never too early to plan for the sweet stuff. These recipes are all quick and easy to prepare. The first two make a single serving, so they’ll work well whether you celebrate with someone else or alone. Simply double the recipe for two. One of the following desserts is made… Read more »


Chocolatier enjoy sales uplift

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Hotel Chocolat, the 42-store luxury chocolatier, has revealed that its underlying sales rocketed by 14 per cent in the second half of 2009 and that it will open its first stores in the Middle East next month. Angus Thirlwell, the co-founder and chief executive of Hotel Chocolat, said the sales uplift had been driven by a sharper focus on buying… Read more »