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Wafer Confectionery Trends: Talking Texture and Flavor

Thin and crispy, wafers are often enjoyed while theyre sandwiching cream but for decades, candy companies have also incorporated them into tasty, textural confections. Kit Kat,...  more »

Research Finds Chocolate a Top Snacking Option for U.S. Consumers

FMCG Gurus reports in new research that 88 percent of consumers in the U.S. say they snack, largely due to skipping meals throughout the day. The research firm conducted a survey...  more »

Better Together: How to Pair Beer and Chocolate

While wine and chocolate seem like a natural pairing opportunity after all, fruit and chocolate just go together beer paired with chocolate may seem like an odd idea at first. But...  more »

How Chocolate Bar Makers Can Stand Out From The Crowd

Dan Abel Jr., VP of Operations for Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co., was apprehensive about entering the chocolate bar market in late 2016. There was already a dizzying array of...  more »

Demand for Plant Based Foods Continues to Grow

In a recent blog post, John Crawford, IRIs v.p. of client insights - dairy, and Tim Grzebinski, client insights principal, noted that demand for plant-based foods has expanded over...  more »

Flavor Innovation Makes Popcorn Category 'Pop'

No matter if its sprinkled with a little salt or drenched in butter, caramel or another flavoring, popcorn is a snack thats been long loved for its versatility. And, combined with...  more »

Bold Flavors, Unique Experiences Drive Confectionery, Snack Product Launches

Innova Market Insights Driven by consumer demand for more unique, interactive experiences, confectionery and snack product launches have grown globally by 17 percent over the last...  more »

Report: More Than 80% Of Adults Will Consume Chocolate This Year

Chocolate consumption rates among U.S. adults are up 7% from a decade ago but have slipped in recent years, according to data in a new report by market research firm Packaged...  more »

Mintel: Bite-Sized Formats, Premiumization Drive Growth In U.S. Chocolate Market

After surveying 1,854 adults who who purchased chocolate online in the three months leading to February 2018, the research firm found nearly half (49 percent) of buyers are most...  more »

10/15/2018

Sweet Talk

Tags: Sweet, Chefs, ChocolateSource: Candyindustry

Chuao Chocolatier Aims To Spread Joy Through Chocolate

Chef Michael Antonorsi understands that in order to spread joy, you have to feel it. While he certainly feels joy now and delivers it to chocolate lovers all over the United States...  more »

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