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NPD Trend Tracker: From Cocoa Fruit Chocolate To Turmeric Cordial

This week's launches take in Nestlé’s new dark chocolate bar made with cocoa fruit, and beverage brand James White's introduction of turmeric to its…
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Confectionery Sales Remain Resilient as Industry Prepares for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day chocolate and candy lighten the mood during during uncertain times, according to NCA. [continue...]
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Suzy Survey Reveals How COVID-19 Could Impact Valentine’s Day Candy

Most people are hoping to get candy for Valentine’s Day this year, and it’s also the No. 1 thing they plan to buy for those they love. That’s…
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Ticking the plant-based box: Vegan-friendly confectionery gathers pace, says Innova Market Insights

In the confectionery market, increasingly milk-free and gelatin-free products are hitting the shelves, answering the demands of health-conscious…
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Tags: Chocolate, Flavor, Market Trends Source: Symrise

The Great Dark vs. Milk Chocolate Debate

Bitter or sweet, chocolate is a universally loved treat that evolves with the times to be both comforting and indulgent. As consumers move towards…
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Veganuary 2021 Attracts Record Numbers With Boost to Confectionery Sales Predicted

UK non-profit organisation Veganuary is predicting 2021 is going to see its biggest participation since the global initiative began in 2014 with more…
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Hot Cocoa Bombs Booming: Dallas-Area Sweet Shops Try to Keep up With Demand

Hot cocoa bombs are the bomb right now. In the last few months, this hot food trend has been going viral on TikTok and Instagram. Kids love them, and…
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Tags: Chocolate, Dessert, Food Trends Source: Today

Hot Cocoa 'Charcuterie' Boards are a Sweet Spin on a Savory Favorite

Gingerbread houses got a savory twist this year with "charcuterie chalets," so it's only fitting that charcuterie boards would get their own sweet…
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Drinking Cocoa Can Make You Smarter, Say Scientists

New study, published in Scientific Reports, is the first to recognize the cognitive effects of flavanols in young, healthy participants and the link…
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Tags: Chocolate, Flavor, Industry Source: Bake Mag

Health Benefits and Messaging About Chocolate

How big of a deal is the health message about chocolates with consumers today? And which messages resonate most of all? [more...]
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[Infographic] Flavor Madness 2021: America's Favorite Ready-to-Drink Alcohol

Symrise Flavor North America's 2021 Flavor Madness was a competition between…

Lemonade Hard Seltzer Wins The Title of America's Favorite RTD Alcoholic Beverage Flavor

It’s Last Call in the Symrise Flavor Madness 2021 and a champion has been…