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
Retail penetration of Torie & Howard’s organic hard candy continues to expand nationally.
While food in general is becoming increasingly expensive, chocolate is in the fast lane.
U.S. food technology company, MycoTechnology Inc., has developed a new process that will reduce the bitterness in cocoa beans.
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
Anastasia Confections' new pirate-themed Rum Coconut Patties (SRP $2.99–$5.99) joins the company's collection of sweets.
Setton Pistachio, maker of Pistachio Chewy Bites and the nation’s second largest pistachio processor, has partnered with Stafford’s Famous Chocolates.
Legit Organics, a family-owned business based in Oregon, is making organic alternatives to traditional candies.
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
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