ISM 2022 in full swing with emphasis on plant-based and healthy products

Amidst the tight restrictions of COVID-19, this year’s event attracted more than 1,300 exhibitors and the numbers of visitors are also encouraging for one of the world’s leading trade fairs for the sweets and snacks sector. Chocolat Madagascar director, and one of the exhibitors, Neil Kelsale, told ConfectioneryNews:Understandably with much lower turnout due to the … Read more

Barry Callebaut on growth opportunities for chocolate

According to Barry Callebaugh Chocolate Trends 2022 ReportIn fact, 88% of American consumers report having purchased chocolate in the past three months, and nearly two-thirds (65%) say this is their preferred indulgence. Sales of chocolate in North America, the No. 2 market for chocolate confectionery, exceeded $23 billion in 2021, with the United States accounting … Read more

Japanese Fruit Gummies: A Tasty Treat to Refresh Your Day – Blog

Gum candy is a type of soft candy that combines gelatin, sweeteners, and natural or artificial flavors. It’s easy to mold into many different shapes, making it one of the most versatile desserts ever. Speaking of chewing gum, no one can deny the allure of Japanese fruit gum, thanks to its diverse flavors and unique … Read more

Candy heaven in freshly-baked cookie form from Nestlé and Rich’s

The new additions to Rich’s ‘Baked Made With’ instore bakery range include Matchmakers Zingy Orange, Munchies, and Little Rolo. The collection combines some of Nestlé’s top-selling treats (the combined brand value of the trio is almost £60m in the UK) with Rich Products’ bakery expertise. The Buffalo, New York-headquartered bakery manufacturer is one of the … Read more

A Guide To Japanese Valentine’s Day Chocolate – Blog

Japan is one of the countries with the most unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In the land of cherry blossoms, February 14y It is the day for women to confess their feelings by offering men chocolates. However, Japanese Valentine’s Day chocolate is not just a confession of love; It has many different types with … Read more

‘Can I still eat them’? Mars M&M’S rebrand struggles to keep on-message

The idea was to update M&M’S with ‘a fresh, modern take on the looks of our beloved characters and more nuanced personalities to underscore the importance of self-expression and power of the community through storytelling,’ according to the confectionery giant. As part of the refresh the two female M&M’S — Ms Green and Ms Brown … Read more

Japanese Picnic Foods Sure to Please Any Crowd – Blog

When Spring appears, you’ll find everyone in Japan doing one thing: picniking. Whether it’s at the park with friends, near the river with family, under cherry blossoms or pre-cherry blossom season, everyone will take their own special kinds of Japanese picnic foods to share with guests. There are so many foods to choose from it … Read more

Chocolat Madagascar to exhibit new vegan range at ISM Cologne, as organisers prepare to welcome attendees

The new bars feature an alternative cream milk and alternative white chocolate specially developed using the freshest traceable cashew chocolate of the island’s origin. “We have the advantage of making fresh Madagascar chocolate at the Chocolaterie in Antananarivo, making vegan milC & blanC where the letter “C” stands for cashew nut. Creating a local and … Read more

Stevia framework greenlights 4 technologies to boost supply, encourage innovation that reduces sugar

In the past ten years, product launches featuring stevia have climbed exponentially across categories and regions – reaching a compound annual growth rate of 21.9% between 2011 and 2021, according to data from Innova. While most of these products have occurred in North America, Asia and Western Europe, new product launches featuring the sweetener have … Read more