The price of chocolate is probably going to experience a huge hike after a large number of the world’s cocoa beans were speculatively bought out.
Chocolate manufacturers may benefit from automated testing for Salmonella, according to Swiss robotics supplier Xiril and Germany’s Biotecon Diagnostics.
Chocolate lovers have a new opportunity to learn about the history and processing of their favorite treat with the opening of Nestlé’s new Maison Cailler. At the chocolate center, visitors will learn the fascinating story of the Cailler product line by Nestlé, Switzerland’s oldest chocolate maker.
Sixteen European cocoa industry participants have sent a letter of complaint to NYSE Liffe, the global derivatives business that runs futures and options markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris, saying the extent of speculation on the London cocoa market could drive them towards using the US-based Intercontinental Exchange.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced a new method for simple and accurate analysis of cadmium in chocolate. The Thermo Scientific iCE 3500 atomic absorption spectrometer allows simple analysis of this trace element, while Thermo Scientific SOLAAR software enables easy method development.
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 »
Confectionary giant Hershey is inviting people to visit its Create Your Own Candy Bar experience.
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
With the trend towards dark chocolate gaining momentum, cocoa bean prices are rising, as are calls for certification. Michelle Knott reports
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.