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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 »

Holy Cacao! There has Just Been an Innovation in the World of Chocolate

Barry Callebaut, whose signature chocolate is right up there with Valrhona as a favorite of pastry chefs around the world, has a new product that takes the entire cacao fruit and...  more »

NPD Trend Tracker: From UN Chocolate to Retro Candy

This week, FoodNavigator brings you new product development with a sweet touch: premium Ecuadorian chocolate that serves as a acatalyst for changea, Barry Callabautas 100%...  more »

Key Events Showcase the Latest Innovations in Chocolate

The chocolate industry has multiple key events that will feature the latest innovations from pastry chefs and chocolatiers around the world. Salon du Chocolat, a leading chocolate...  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 »

Brownies Get The Global Treatment

Globally influenced desserts - think colorful French macaroons, syrupy sweet Middle Eastern baklava, caffeine-laden Italian affogato - have been making their way onto American...  more »

Our Top Five Confectionery and Chocolate Stories on Social Media

From Cote d'Ivoire and Ghanaas controversial plans to set a joint minimum price for cocoa, to more controversy surrounding Nestle's technical breakthrough in confectionery paper...  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 »

Food and Beverage Makers Turn to Chocolate as Premiumization Trend Grows

Premiumizationcan not only highlight a product in consumers'value systems, but it can convince them it's worth a higher price tag. However, it also can mean higher quality, organic...  more »

Millennials Call the Shots on Chocolate Consumption, says NCA Report

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has released a detailed look at chocolate consumers, which found that while preferences for dark, milk and white chocolate vary widely...  more »

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Key Events Showcase the Latest Innovations in Chocolate

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