Ombar announces Fair for Life certification
Ombar, producer of raw chocolate in the UK, has announced that it is now certified as Fair For Life, an internationally recognised programme for Fair Trade and Responsible Supply Chains.
UK vegan chocolate firm awarded £10,000 grant
British vegan chocolate company Brontie & Co has been awarded a £10,000 prize by FedEx Express in the second Small Business Grant Contest in the UK.
Everything from dairy-free ice cream to peanut butter puffs, slow release energy snack bars to vegan croissants was on show at the Natural Food Show in London in April, the UK’s biggest trade event for natural and organic food and drink.
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Fairtrade favourite improves
Fair trade organization, Traidcraft is unveiling its new and improved Geobar range just in time for fairtrade fortnight.
Fair trade bars hit stores
Madagascan bean to bar chocolate company Madécasse has continued its sales drive after its chocolate bar range was launched in Sainsbury’s.
Natural chewing gum promotion
Verve Inc, the producer of Glee Gum, has provided more than 50,000 free samples of its natural chewing gum to family friendly events all over the US this month – from fall harvest festivals to Halloween celebrations at stores, zoos and aquariums.
Single serve barkThins
barkThins has launched a single serving version of its traditional 4.7oz pouches in the US. The 2oz bags, are currently available at selected airport locations (including JFK) and will be rolling out in Gelson’s and Southern California and Wegmans on the east coast later this year.
The future’s sweet
Sweets provide the perfect imaginarium for fun, creative innovation and experimentation, say food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye and chocolatier Paul A Young.
Julian Clarke, sales director for artisan chocolate brand Choc on Choc, tells Confectionery Production about his career to date and his current role.
What price chocolate?
Susannah Millen reports on the Academy of Chocolate Conference, which was held at The Royal Automobile Club in London’s Pall Mall in October.
Super food truffles
Sweet Virtues, an award-winning, forward thinking and health conscious food business, has launched a luxury selection of super food truffles in the UK. Available in three varieties – Maqui, Chia Seeds & Lime and Baobab & Vanilla – the truffles come in boxes of about 10. Sweet Virtues’ luxury truffles are nutrient-dense and power-packed with […]
Salted almond chocolate line
Madagascan chocolate brand Madécasse has added a Salted Almond variant as it continues to see interest and sales grow in the UK. Made with one of Madagascar’s rare heirloom cocoa varieties, the Salted Almond bar features dark chocolate that’s sprinkled with roasted almond nibs and sea salt. The unique, single-origin chocolate bars are made in […]
Trading up on indulgent items
According to a new study by Canadean Consumer, shoppers are most likely to trade-up on chocolate when it comes to buying indulgent groceries. Overall, 38% of buyers say they buy premium either ‘regularly’ or ‘all the time’. In comparison, 35% said the same about coffee, 33% about alcohol and 32% about ice cream. This suggests […]
Established in 2006, The Raw Chocolate Company makes pure chocolate bars, chocolate berries and bagged supreme foods.