ISM 2023 moved to April, organisers look at axing ProSweets

In a shock move, Koelnmesse GmbH has announced it plans to shorten the duration of ISM by one day and switch the dates for 2023 to 23 to 25 April. The organisers also told ConfectioneryNews it is considering scrapping its ProSweets manufacturing and ingredients event in 2023, which is co-located with ISM. In a statement, … Read more

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 kickstarts summer with show of strength

Even a pandemic can’t stop the Expo from setting up shop. Last year, it was one of only a few trade shows to take place in North America, albeit in much-reduced circumstances and in a different city (Indianapolis). With 2022 marking the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s 25th​anniversary, it came back to its spiritual home in … Read more

‘The growth trajectory of chocolate and candy over the last two years … is quite a story’

We meet in the executive lounge in the McCormick Place Conference Center, which the NCA has taken over for the week with the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 taking up almost four-and-half acres of floor space, which signifies the biggest confectionery show in the North America is back to almost full strength after two years … Read more

Mondelēz confirms progress in meeting ESG goals

The company said its ESG strategy and goals prioritise delivering lasting change at scale through ‘innovative and holistic approaches, collaboration for sector-wide transformation and adoption of measurable solutions’. ESG remains a long-term value driver at Mondelēz and is core to the company’s purpose, it said in a statement to the media: ‘The 2021 Snacking Made … Read more

How to Make Turtle Candy {With Honey}

Learn how to make chocolate caramel turtle candy with honey right in your own kitchen. Turtle candies are one of the most popular types of chocolate snacks. Even though the ingredients have nothing to do with live turtles, people seem to remember the quirky name. Chocolate, caramel, pecans – what’s not to love? And, you … Read more

What’s hot in confectionery flavour trends?

CN:​ What have been the main shifts in consumer perceptions of confectionery over the past 12 months?​ Madeline Bills​: Confectionery is no longer just about satisfying guilty pleasures. Consumers today are more and more aware of what they are putting in their bodies. They are opting for snacks that help them to top up on … Read more

Aged black garlic flavour invades gummies space

Pharmactive Biotech Products said the science-backed ingredient delivers wellness benefits and won’t stimulate reflux the way fresh garlic can. Grown from a special variety of garlic, and cultivated just two hours from Pharmactive’s facility, it is gently processed using green technology. This method generates very low waste and significantly reduces the environmental impact, according to … Read more

European ‘FlavourDay’ features four new candies with pan-continent appeal

The Virtual FlavorDay was organized by the European Flavor Association (EFFA) and the main objective of the event was to explore the role of taste in food. Taste is often mentioned as one of the main drivers for consumer choices. And the event attempted to go a step further and think together about what that … Read more

US chocolate and candy sector in good health as sales soar over 11% in 2021

Released this week at the organisation’s State of the Industry Conference in Florida, the report is eagerly awaited by companies operating in the US market as it is the definitive source for confectionery category performance data and provides a deeper understanding of shifting consumer attitudes and behaviors in a disrupted marketplace. The report reveals that … Read more