Chocolate & Confectionery
In one of specialty foods’ most competitive categories, you’ll benefit from industry news about confectioners big and small, domestic and international; product innovations and flavor trends that keep customers coming back for more; and what movements like fair trade mean for your business.
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Chocolate And Confectionery News
St. Paul, Minn., confectioner Candyland has sued three of its competitors due to the use of the phrase "Chicago Mix."
The gourmet chocolatier’s fourth location, its first in North America, will provide courses for culinary pros to hone their craft.
Sales of chocolate spreads in the U.S. increased 11.9 percent in 2013, according to Euromonitor.
Some customers can eat only gluten-free or sugar-free sweets—others simply prefer candy without artificial flavors or GMOs. Whatever the case, confections are evolving to meet the needs of the modern diet.
By combining beer and candy—and taking advantage of their complementary and contrasting flavors—confectioners are brewing up new treats with a kick.
Chocolate And Confectionery Trends
The cuisine of this region of Mexico—particularly its mole—continues to be popular with star chefs and consumers across the country. And now Oaxaca’s distinctive mezcal is finding huge success stateside.
Peanut butter and jelly has grown up, spreading beyond sandwiches into food categories such as chocolate bars and trail mix. Part of this classic flavor combo’s success in transcending the school lunchroom is the power of nostalgia, as it reminds consumers of childhood. New products ...
New Product News: Chocolate And Confectionery
Mondelez International is looking to patent a chocolate process that the company claims could significantly reduce the amount of fat and calories in a typical product.
Gourmet du Village has introduces three new products.
Miami Beach Chocolates, a Florida-based family-owned business that serves kosher chocolate, is now offering gluten-free options, aiming to appeal to the estimated 20 million people in the U.S. who have gluten sensitivity.
Managing Chocolate And Confectionery
In just two short years, Torie & Howard Hard Candy has amassed thousands of customers, been lauded in major publications, and is available at more than 3,500 retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods Market, smaller specialty stores, and even hotels, casinos, and ...
This year’s bounty of openings in the Bay Area is a locavore’s delight, featuring intriguing new stores and bakeries that celebrate locally sourced ingredients.
Category Flavor Trends
Spirits and herbs have emerged as the leading 2013 chocolate and candy trend predictions. Weigh in with your picks on Twitter using the button and hashtag below.
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