With COVID-19 restrictions around the world limiting impulse purchasing and decreasing consumer confidence, global chocolate consumption has fallen significantly over recent months, according to a new report by agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank. In the report — Consumers Lose Taste for Cocoa Under COVID-19 — Rabobank said a significant proportion of chocolate demand is comprised of … Continue reading Chocolate consumption falls during COVID-19
Ahrens’ latest design and construct project, Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, has proven to be a sweet success with locals and visitors to the South Australian region. The $5.5 million-dollar facility combines a chocolaterie, retail shop, café, ice creamery and cellar door, nestled amongst mature gum trees and vineyards in the historic Barossa Valley, South Australia. … Continue reading Ahrens’ latest project a sweet success
Australian Macadamias has today released findings from independent research agency, GalKal, revealing macadamias are an underutilised ingredient in the traditional chocolate and nuts pairing. As consumers constantly crave new and creative confectionery, macadamias can bring excitement and interest to commonplace product formulations. While chocolate and nuts are an established pairing, the space is dominated by … Continue reading Macadamias aim to disrupt chocolate category
Puratos has announced the appointment of Axieo as the distributor of industrial chocolate and compound products for the Australian and New Zealand food manufacturing sector, effective 1st September 2019. Axieo supplies specialty and functional ingredients to its customers through relationships with partners across the globe. Axieo’s general manager of chocolate and marketing, Chris Bolden, commented, … Continue reading Axieo new distributor for Puratos’ industrial chocolate products
Avant-Garde Wellness has launched a new product that aims to help in weight loss while still tasting great. The Beauty Shake, contains a blend of proteins, several functional fibres and marine collagen. It contains more 10g per serve of dietary fibre blend, designed to help weight loss without feeling hungry. It also delivers 3,500mg of … Continue reading New ‘beauty shake’ rich in chocolate and health benefits
Nestlé is selling off toffees, licorice and other confectionery in New Zealand. The company is saying goodbye to lollies, but it’s staying in the business of producing chocolate and baking goods for the New Zealand market. RJ’s in New Zealand will purchase the Mackintosh’s, Heards, Oddfellows, Black Knight and Fabulicious Red Licorice brands from Nestlé. The … Continue reading Nestlé sells off confectionery brands in New Zealand
By Siemens It’s not available commercially but to demonstrate what the future might hold, a chocolate manufacturer in Switzerland (where else) has experimented by offering a bespoke box of chocolates that Forrest Gump would be happy with. The production line’s robot enables consumers to order its chocolates any time from any where via Twitter. You … Continue reading Picking your own box of chocolates – no longer a pipe dream
Nestlé and six other food companies have joined forces, through the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare, to advance welfare standards throughout the global food supply chain. The global coalition is an industry-led collaboration uniting major companies and animal welfare experts to work towards improving standard for animals. Other companies in the coalition include Unilever, Ikea Food … Continue reading Nestlé joins Global Coalition to advance animal welfare standards
For the second consecutive year, there are no new entrants to the Rabobank’s Dairy Top 20 list, but there’s been a slight shuffle in rankings. The world’s largest food and beverage company, Switzerland’s Nestlé, reigns supreme on the list, but the gap between number one and number two has narrowed. French Lactalis swapped places with … Continue reading Shift in rankings of companies listed in Rabobank Global Dairy Top 20
Well known chocolate manufacturer Nestlé is committed to using certified sustainable palm oil in all its products by 2023. On Monday, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO ) reinstated Nestlé’s membership following its time-bound action plan to achieve 100 per cent RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. RSPO and Nestlé’s vision is to transform the palm oil industry … Continue reading Nestlé pledges to use only certified sustainable palm oil within five years
When it comes to chocolate eggs, bunnies and other treats, it seems there has never been so much choice for chocolate lovers around the world.
Chocolate maker Cadbury has recalled some Caramilk chocolate blocks because pieces of plastic have been found in some of them.
Nestlé Australia has entered into an agreement with Adelaide-based family business Robern Menz to sell the iconic Violet Crumble brand for an undisclosed sum.
In less than two days New Zealanders have opened their wallets and purchased Dunedin-based chocolate company OCHO, championing a new people-led model of regional development. 3570 people from across New Zealand purchased shares to the value of NZ$2,000,000 which will allow the company to expand it production and create new jobs. This community-driven initiative began as … Continue reading Crowd funding secures Kiwi chocolate factory
Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has come up with a new type of chocolate ‘Ruby’ which has an intense taste and characteristic pinkish colour.
Fifty workers from Cadbury’s Hobart factory will lose their jobs as the chocolate maker spends $75 million to upgrade the facility.
Haigh’s Chocolates will spend more than $10 million on a new state-of-the-art chocolate processing plant at Mile End.
Kitkat has collaborated with former MasterChef contestant, Reynold Poernomo, to craft a limited edition chocolate dessert – Kitkat Secret Garden.
Australians are set to become the first in the world to taste the new M&M’S Block chocolate range.
Confectionary maker Yowie Group has reported sales of $US5.9 million ($A7.8 million) in the March quarter, a 50 per cent increase over the previous corresponding period. According to AAP, this is the company’s highest-ever quarterly sales result. The result follows the re-launch of the Yowie brand in Australia last week. According to Universal Candy, Yowie’s … Continue reading Yowie’s sales up in March quarter