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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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Bühler sells flour ingredient business to Bakels

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Bühler has sold its flour ingredient business to Swiss group Bakels. The day before yesterday, all shares of China-based Buhler Bangsheng Food Ingredients (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. have been signed over to Bakels Group. “With Bakels, we have found an excellent owner and strategic partner for flour ingredient solutions,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of Bühler’s Grains & Food business. Bakels is… Read more »

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The Top 100 Candy Companies in the World in 2019

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There’s a new kid on the block, well new to the Global Top 100 Confectionery list, to be exact. Valeo Foods, of Dublin, Ireland, purchased two companies that used to be on the list. Over the last year, they purchased Tangerine Confectionery, of Blackpool, UK, for over $127 million and the confectionery-only division of Raisio’s Plc, of Raisio, Finland, for… Read more »

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Hershey Is Opening A New Park Dedicated Completely To Chocolate Called “Chocolatetown”

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The chocolate heaven that already exists on Earth is about to get even better. You know Hersheypark? The theme park with more than 70 rides, a water park, and a zoo?? Just when you thought they couldn’t make things any better, they went ahead and announced that next year they’re opening “Chocolatetown,” which is exactly what you’re imagining and MORE…. Read more »

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Bakers Sue Nestlé for Selling ‘Fake’ White Chocolate

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A group of bakers has filed a class-action suit against Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, claiming its white chocolate chips are not actually white chocolate, but are instead made with inferior hydrogenated oils. The complaint, filed in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, alleges that the Premier White Morsels sold by Nestlé skimp on cocoa butter and replace it with… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut debuts Cacaofruit Experience range of products

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Barry Callebaut has unveiled a new range of products that makes use of the entire cacao fruit, including its beans, peel as well as its fruity pulp and juice. Called Cacaofruit Experience, the ingredients can be used in applications such as juices, smoothies, frozen desserts, bakery and pastry products, and snacks all the way to chocolate. Barry Callebaut said the… Read more »

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Puratos UK launches new flavours for autumn-winter 2019

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Bakery, patisserie, and chocolate ingredients supplier Puratos UK has launched two new cake mix and filling combinations for autumn winter 2019. Inspired by the trends for tradition, nostalgia and sweet and savoury ‘swavoury’ flavours, the new launches include two fillings: a Topfil Rhubarb fruit filling and Cremfil Ultim Salted Chocolate filling and two cake mixes: Satin Crème Cake Custard Mix… Read more »

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Confectionery giant Mars takes 100% ownership of UAE business

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Company buys out local partner following last year’s law change allowing complete ownership of onshore firms Food giant Mars has become one of the first multinationals to take advantage of the UAE’s new foreign direct investment (FDI) laws offering foreign companies 100 per cent ownership of onshore companies by buying out its local partner. The company, which has had a… Read more »

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Cadbury chocolate receives resentment for ‘diversity’ candy bar

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In something that seems out of Bizarro World, people are angry over chocolate. To be more specific, a chocolate’s branding. Cadbury recently received some backlash for a candy bar they released in India, featuring four different types of chocolate. The chocolate was meant to promote diversity with it’s blending of white, milk, light and dark flavors in celebration of India’s… Read more »

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Ferrero Completes $1.3 Billion Acquisition of Kellogg’s Cookies and Fruit Snacks Businesses

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The Ferrero Group and its related companies (“Ferrero”), announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kellogg’s cookie, fruit and fruit-flavored snack, ice cream cone and pie crust businesses for $1.3 billion. The acquired brands represent a portion of Kellogg’s North America snacking business. Specifically, it includes select cookies businesses, including brands like Keebler, Mother’s, Famous Amos, Murray’s,… Read more »

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