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Nutella maker rumoured to be targeting Nestlé’s sweet confectionery

MILAN – Ferrero SpA, the maker of Nutella spread, and the third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world, has the sweet snack division of Nestlé U.S. in its sights, according to reports. For Ferrero, this would be an unprecedented attack on the lucrative U.S. market as well as its biggest takeover in its history ...

Coco Loko: You can now buy chocolate powder to snort. But is it safe?

WASHINGTON, U.S. – If news reports are to be believed, health-conscious club-goers have a new drug of choice—instead of cocaine, they’re snorting chocolate. Chocolate snuff, designed in 2007 for the birthday party of two members of the Rolling Stones, has made its way through Europe’s club scene in recent years.

The countdown is officially under way on the run-up to Sigep 2018

RIMINI, Italy – The countdown is officially under way on the run-up to SIGEP, the International Trade Show of artisan gelato, pastry, bakery and the coffee world, organized by Italian Exhibition Group, which maintains and renews its undisputed leadership at international level.

Swiss government assists Ghana to increase cocoa production, add value

ACCRA, Ghana – Ghana and Switzerland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at increasing cocoa production and adding value to raw cocoa beans. The two countries have also agreed to increase their volume of trade in the areas of gold and cocoa from Ghana and chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other products from Switzerland.

Häagen-Dazs rolls out four decadent vegan ice cream flavors

NORFOLK, Virginia, U.S. – Each of the four new Häagen-Dazs flavors begins with a core ingredient, like real Belgian chocolate, peanut butter, coffee, or coconut cream. Exclusively available at Target stores, in the following flavors ...

Chocolate may improve cognitive function within hours, says review

MILAN – Need an excuse to raid that chocolate stash? A new review may provide just that. Researchers have found that cocoa flavanols could boost cognitive function within just a few hours of consumption. Additionally, researchers found that regular, long-term intake of cocoa flavanols may protect against cognitive decline.

Barry Callebaut opens its 20th Chocolate Academy center in Milan

MILAN, Italy – Together with Davide Comaschi, winner of 2013’s World Chocolate Masters, Barry Callebaut had the pleasure to inaugurate earlier this month their 20th CHOCOLATE ACADEMY center. Some of the company’s senior management members, sponsors and renowned chefs attended the inauguration.

Cold brew coffee ice cream is here and it is an absolute delight

NEW YORK, U.S. – When summer hits, cold coffee is an absolute delight. It wakes us up while ticking off the whole ‘I am sweating all over and wish to fill my insides with ice’ need. Cold brew coffee ice cream, therefore, is even better – because it ticks both of those boxes and adds in a new one: the joy of an ice cream cone.

Eating moderate amounts of chocolate lowers risk of irregular heartbeat

MILAN – Eating moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with a reduced risk for atrial fibrillation, according to a Danish study published in Heart. “There has been extensive research showing that moderate consumption of chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, improves markers of cardiovascular health and is associated with a lower rate ...

Russian coffee chain expands to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia

MOSCOW – The management of Russian coffee chain Shokoladnitsa, which also operates the chains of Coffee House and Wabi-Sabi, is negotiating a franchise to enter the markets of Uzbekistan, Georgia, and the expanding of Coffee House brand to the market of Kazakhstan.