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At long last, Kinder Eggs are officially coming to the United States!

WASHINGTON, U.S. – Starting in 2018, anyone in the U.S. will be able to pick up a Kinder Egg without having to worry about incurring the wrath of the Food and Drug Administration. Except, this Kinder Egg will look slightly different than its outlawed cousin. The original Kinder Egg consists of a chocolate shell. Inside is a hidden plastic capsule ...

Should the soft drinks levy be extended to coffee shop confectionary?

LONDON, UK – Health campaigners have called on the next government to extend the soft drinks levy to confectionery containing the highest levels of sugar. Chocolate and sweets are already included in Public Health England’s (PHE) programme aiming for a 20% reduction in sugar by 2020.

Seasonal offerings tops chocolate new product development, says Mintel

LONDON, UK – As chocolate lovers across the globe prepare to indulge in Easter treats, new research from Mintel reveals that seasonal launches accounted for one quarter (25%) of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development (NPD) according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD).

Ferrero International to acquire U.S. company Fannie May Confections

LUXEMBOURG — Ferrero International has entered into an agreement to acquire Fannie May Confections from 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., Carle Place, N.Y. The company has one manufacturing plant, two distribution centers and employs 750. Once the transaction is complete, Ferrero said Fannie May will operate as a standalone entity and brand ...

Nestle counts on coffee, water to reach 2020 goal, says CEO Schneider

VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — High growth categories such as coffee and water should play key roles as Nestle S.A. targets mid-single-digit organic sales growth by ...

Mondelez hunting for chocolate taster to take on ‘best job in the world’

READING, UK – Home to some of the nation’s best loved brands including Cadbury, Oreo and Maynards Bassetts, Mondelez is lo...

The two sisters reviving Ghana’s chocolate business with ’57 chocolate brand

ACRRA, Ghana – ’57 Chocolate is the pioneer bean to bar chocolate business in Ghana defined by creativity and luxury. This...

Barry Callebaut to present new range of fillings at ISM trade fair in Cologne

On the occasion of the ISM trade fair in Cologne, Barry Callebaut will be launching a new range of fillings for confection...

Raphael Felenbok appointed new General Manager of Barry Callebaut Switzerland

ZURICH, Switzerland – Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has ...

Next-gen 3D ultra low-calorie sweetener to reduce sugar in your coffee

CAESAREA, Israel – Lampados International Ltd. will launch Liteez, a next-gen sweetener, at the ISM show in Cologne, 29.01...