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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 »

Cookies Without Cream: Vegan Treats Find a Ready Market

Just because someone wants to eat more healthfully, or in a way that has less impact on the planet or on the lives of animals, doesn't mean they don't like sweets, particularly the...  more »

These Asian Chocolatiers Are Spicing Up the Global Sweets Scene

Homegrown entrepreneurs battle the tropical climate while embracing tropical flavors for a bean-to-bar trend like no other. [more...]Harper Macaw's CEO on the Seasonality of...  more »

Ruby Chocolate, The Food Trend To Watch Out For?

At ISM 2019, FoodBev Media spoke with Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebauts marketing director EMEA Sofia Popova about the companys ruby chocolate, predicted to be one of the biggest...  more »

In Love With Flavor: Valentine's Day Instigates Sweet And Savory, Indulgent NDP

Valentine's Day offers consumers a chance to spoil their loved ones - and often themselves - with a surge of limited edition NDP including tasty treats and flavorful twists on...  more »

Unmeltable Chocolate And Bean-To-Bar: A Cocoa Expert Highlights 3 Sweet Trends

Globally, chocolate and its source, cocoa, are in a moment of dynamism and change. In some cases its for the worse, as the industry faces the realities of climate change. Other...  more »

Premiumization Sweetening U.S. Chocolate Market

Premiumization has emerged as a key driving force in the chocolate market's growth, a recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts revealed. According to Chocolate Candy:...  more »

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