Let’s talk BFY snacks and put paid to the disparaging ‘junk food’ tag

CN’s sister title, BakeryandSnacks​, has invited a panel of industry leaders to take to the podium on May 26 to examine the trend that impacts all areas when it comes to creating standout snacks. The free-to-attend webinar is tapping some of the best minds the sector has to offer to explore exactly what better-for-you (BFY) … Read more

Food companies failing to reduce sugar in cookies and brownies

New data provided by Action on Sugar and Obesity Health Alliance has revealed huge variation in sugar content and portion size of popular cookies, brownies and doughnuts, leading to a call for the government to do more to tackle the issue. Despite the government challenges the food industry in 2016 to reduce the overall sugar … Read more

Insights into latest wellness trends in chocolate

Delicate and rich in flavour, it is no surprise that chocolate is one of the world’s most favored treats. Here at Luker Chocolate, we believe that when done right, chocolate can create indulgent moments that fit into the trend of wellness. As a B4B chocolate manufacturer working with some of the UK’s top chocolatiers, Luker … Read more

Callebaut release its ‘NXT’ innovation of free-from chocolates for chefs

‘Callbaut NXT’ are 100% plant-based dark and milky tasting chocolates, guaranteed free from any traces of dairy – but with the same great taste and quality as traditional chocolate. The group has also launched its ‘NXT’ online platform, offering know-how, guides and tested recipes for vegan and plant-based chocolate delights. It said the platform will … Read more

Confectionery industry and retailers prepare for HFSS regulations in UK

The UK government’s ban will impose media and promotional restrictions on ‘unhealthy’ products. Volume promotions, such as buy-one-get-one-free and two-for-one deals, will no longer be allowed for these items, health officials have warned. According to a report in foodnavigator.com​, a ban will come into force on HFSS products being placed in secondary promotional locations in … Read more

Balanced diets with ‘a little indulgence’ are key trends in snacking motivations

Mondelēz International’s third annual State of Snacking report confirms today that consumers prefer snacking as a regular eating behavior over traditional mealtime for the third consecutive year (64%), up 5% since inaugural findings reported in 2019. The company said the trending preference for snacking spikes among younger generations, with 75% of Gen Zs replacing at … Read more