Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 returns to Chicago for its 25th birthday party

Chris Gindlesperger, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications at the National Confectioners Association (NCA) said attendance was almost back to 2019 levels when the expo was last held in Chicago. It missed a year in 2020 and then was held in a reduced capacity format in Indiana in 2021 because of the Covid-19 … Read more

Walking the floor to root out the top trends

This year, the mega trade show celebrates 25 years of innovation and trendsetting at Chicago’s McCormick Place from 23-26 May. “For 25 years, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant driver of candy and snack flavor and product trends in North America, and 2022 is no different.”​ said John Downs, president & … Read more

Ways to Use Raw Honey

Honey is a healthy natural sweetener that is made by bees. It is enjoyed everyday by millions of people who want to add some natural goodness to their diet. But, not everyone loves the taste -that’s ok. The great news is that anyone can find some great ways to use raw honey in their diet … Read more

How to Make Creamed Honey

Creamed Honey, Whipped Honey, Spun Honey- they are all the same thing. Using a controlled rate of crystallization, liquid honey is transformed into a smooth, sweet spread that can be used as a topping on many foods. Want to Make your own creamed honey at home? It’s really an easy process that anyone can try. … Read more

How to Check Pure Honey

A sweet golden liquid produced by bees what could be better than a spoonful of honey. Enjoy it straight from a spoon or sprinkle it across your favorite scones, muffins or biscuits. You want to make sure you are consuming the true thing with nothing added. It is time to explore how to check pure … Read more

‘Importantly, we’ve seen less elasticity in the most-premium products in our portfolio’

Speaking on the firm’s Q1 earnings call Friday, CEO Ryals McMullian said: “Most encouragement is the fact that with a significant amount of price increases in January, we actually grew our units as well with our top brands, Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Canyon Bakehouse.​ “Despite higher prices and supply chain headwinds, volumes for … Read more

Why consumers lie about what’s on their plate

Consumers are adopting healthier and more sustainable diets. Or so they say. According to 2021 data from IGD, nearly one-fifth of consumers now list the environment as their main motivator for healthy and sustainable eating. The same data suggest more than three-quarters of consumers have increased, or are thinking about increasing, their fruit and vegetable … Read more

Barry Callebaut to open cocoa ‘Farm of the Future’ in Ecuador to aid R&D

“Technology and innovation are key to the future of food system evolution, providing opportunities for improving farmer productivity and resilience, combating agriculture climate change, and reducing the impact of the environment​,” Barry Callebaut said in a statement. Ecuador is the world’s third-largest cocoa producer and one of the fastest-growing cocoa origins, as well as the … Read more