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Confectionery Category Fueled by Novel Colors, Flavors and Textures

Premium chocolate and candy products that offer an element of novelty are trending in new confectionery launches. Consumers are seeking unusual colors, popping candy, hot and spicy...  more »

Trends in Better-For-You Sweet LTOs for Healthy January

Over the past several years, culinary trends have continued to lean toward better for you (BFY) foods that promote healthier lifestyles without sacrificing flavor. 2019 saw...  more »

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 »

Salt, Acid, Spice and Texture Dominate 2020 Dessert Trends

Salt, Acid, Spice, and Texture Dominate The Desserts at the 2019 StarChefs ICC Desserts are traditionally the sweet treat that we allow ourselves at the end of a meal; but, these...  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 »

Halloween 2019: A Snapshot of New Treats From America's Candy Pros

This year, US consumers will spend an average of $86 on Halloween including candy, costumes and dcor, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). In total, the holiday will...  more »

New Product Trends: Innovating Candy for Kids of All Ages

Chocolate is a mainstay and its adult fans take it seriously, with upscale packaging and more intense flavors making their mark. But youth needs to be served in the candy aisle,...  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 »

The Sweet Life

The drive to satisfy the sweet tooth of the American consumer seems to become more complicated and confusing every year. The realities of the obesity epidemic create a divide that...  more »

The Best New Candies From Sugar's Holy Land, the 2019 Sweets And Snacks Expo

The annual trade show, Sweets And Snacks Expo, which serves the candy and snack industries, is a decadent fantasia of salty and sweet treats. Imagine a huge room filled with all...  more »

The confectionery category is ripe with inspiration for many other sweet product categories.

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