Category Archives: Confectionery

Halloween celebrations prompt fiendishly fine confectionery ranges

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Spooky themed chocolates and sweets marking Halloween have remained a firm favourite with British consumers, according to latest research from Mintel. The organisation’s findings from 2017 showed that 40% of UK households offered confectionery to ‘trick or treat’ visitors as part of party celebrations with friends and family. Last year, a total of £419 million was spent on marking the… Read more »

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Favorite Candies Will Cost More in 2019

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The increasing cost in some ingredients and in cargo transportation is forcing the most recognized candies and chocolate manufacturers in the United States to raise the prices of their products in 2019. Mondelez, makers of Oreo cookies and Hershey Co., announced they will increase the price of their products and candies at the beginning of 2019, while Nestlé USA is… Read more »

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Mars and Snickers makeover: Reduced sugar, added protein for UK chocolate icons

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New protein-packed versions of Mars and Snickers with up to 40 percent less sugar will hit UK shelves early next year as the demand for healthier alternatives picks up the pace in the confectionery space. More new product developments are also in the pipeline, as Mars Wrigley Confectionery plans to extend its reformulated range to include smaller portion sizes and… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut enters long-term supply agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company

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The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company, the UK’s second biggest biscuit manufacturer, for the long-term supply of over 12,000 metric tons of chocolate and compound per year. The transaction is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval by the competent authorities. Completion of the deal is expected by the end of this year, after finalizing… 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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Nestlé to release salted caramel flavoured KitKat in the UK

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Nestlé UK and Ireland’s KitKat brand is introducing a new salted caramel fudge flavoured chocolate bar to its KitKat Chunky product line. The new bar features a combination of crispy wafer with a salted caramel flavoured topping, which is then covered in milk chocolate. Nestlé has also given the bar a ‘retro’ sweet shop packaging design featuring turquoise stripes, which… Read more »

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Oldest Candy Company in the U.S. Shuts Down

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Massachusetts NECCO factory was shut down this week by owner Round Hill Investments LLC. The company, known for it’s colorful, chalky candy, specifically it’s Valentine’s Sweethearts, has been in trouble for a while. Round Hill Investments, which is owned by billionaire C. Dean Metropolous, purchased the candy company out of bankruptcy for $17.3 million. Round Hill, known for saving struggling… Read more »

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Sweets and Snacks Expo: A Sweet Treat For the Confectionery World

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From chocolates to candies to snacks, sweets is a topic that has fascinated many and is beloved by millions. The confectionery industry also accounts for 465,000 jobs. Recently, the Sweets and Snacks Expo was launched from May 22 to the 24th in Chicago with the goal to unite candy and snack lovers across the world. With more than 800 exhibitors… Read more »

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Is Nestle’s new sugar-reduction technology a game-changer?

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Nestle has launched an addition to its Milkybar range containing 30% less sugar than a comparable ordinary chocolate bar. Ben Cooper looks at the technology behind Milkybar Wowsomes and assesses its potential to be used more widely in the confectionery sector and other food categories. The drive to cut sugar consumption, it is said, could take as a useful model… Read more »

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ISM 2018: Sweets and snacks trends

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Suppliers from all over the world are exhibiting at ISM, the world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks, again this year. Almost 1,660 exhibitors from 73 countries are bringing along numerous new products and ideas and they intend to impress the experts at ISM with them. As always, there will be delicious chocolate and beautiful filled chocolates at ISM…. Read more »

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