Chocolate

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NPD trend tracker: From dragon fruit Fanta to tea-inspired chocolate

By Flora Southey

The latest new product developments in Europe cover Kettle Chips' fruit and vegetable-based crisps with gourmet seasoning, tea-inspired chocolate bars, organic Laughing Cow Cheese, and a new Fanta flavour in France that was chosen by teenagers for...

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THE INGREDIENTS SHOW

Growing single origin trend to ‘transform Colombia through chocolate’

By Flora Southey

Single origin chocolate is attracting strong sales and high product satisfaction among consumers. For ingredient suppliers, this presents an opportunity to give back to the rural communities growing the commodity. FoodNavigator caught up with an analyst,...

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Cocoa crop losses are 38% and rising - so what can be done?

By Niamh Michail

A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?

Confectionery brands can outlive sugar regulation, but must act now, says HeyHuman, a brand agency that has worked with Mondelēz. ©GettyImages/BlindTurtle

Guest article

Sweetening the pill - preparing for a sugar tax extension

By Neil Davidson, managing director of HeyHuman

Inaction is not an option for confectionery brands if they want to survive in an age of increased regulation on sugared products, writes Neil Davidson, managing director of brand agency HeyHuman.

Barry Callebaut passes cocoa price fluctuations onto customers for most of its business. Photo: BC

Q1 results

Low cocoa prices dent strong Q1 for Barry Callebaut

By Oliver Nieburg

Barry Callebaut has reported sales volume growth above the global chocolate market in the first three months of fiscal 2017/18, but lower cocoa prices saw its revenues slightly decline.

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