Confectionery

Nestlé's entire KitKat range, including KitKat V, is made from 100% sustainable cocoa

Vegan KitKat to launch in UK

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has announced the launch of KitKat V, the much-anticipated vegan version of its original KitKat chocolate wafer snack bar, later this year.

Chewsy's Canada deal will be worth £125k over the next five years

Organic chewing gum wins Canada export deal

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based, plastic-free chewing gum manufacturer Chewsy has secured an export deal to Canada worth £125,000 over the next five years, just months after securing its first international trade deal.

New product launches from Mars, McVitie's and Mondelēz

Sweet treats lead latest NPD round-up

By Gwen Ridler

New spread launches from Mars, a trio of new releases from biscuit brand McVitie’s and limited edition Dairy Milk chocolate bars from Cadbury head up this snapshot of the latest new product development from food and drink manufacturers this month.

Kingston: ‘We know which way the market is heading, so we’ve geared up to cater for that’

Me & my team

Pecan Deluxe Candy: Hitting the sweet notes

By Graham Kingston

Operational investment, a flexible approach and staff motivation are key to the success of Pecan Deluxe Candy, says managing director Graham Kingston.

The new factory will see expansion for the sweets manufacturer

Swizzels to open new factory in Middlewich

By Michelle Perrett

Swizzels Matlow, the confectionery firm that produces Love Hearts and Drumstick sweets, is to open a new 14,678m2 manufacturing facility in Middlewich, Cheshire.

Little Moons planned to create 150 new job at its £3.5m factory

Mochi brand opens £3.5m factory in London

By Gwen Ridler

Mochi brand Little Moons has opened a £3.5m factory in London in a bid to meet increasing demand in the UK and internationally, with plans to create 150 jobs.

M_ilk Chocolate follows the success of Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate

Chocolatier launches dairy-free chocolate

By Gwen Ridler

Barry Callebaut – the chocolatier behind the launch of ruby chocolate – has launched a completely dairy-free chocolate into its Plant Craft range of products.

Only 54% of consumers are aware that grains and seeds can be incorporated in bread, Puratos says

2020 FOOD TRENDS

Promote ‘power ingredients’ to meet health agenda

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should look to promote ‘power ingredients’ to capitalise on the growing health agenda, a bakery and chocolate ingredients firm has claimed.

Export success has seen Fudge Kitchen's sales grow 195%

Christmas comes early for fudge maker

By Gwen Ridler

Kentish confectionery manufacturer Fudge Kitchen has seen a 195% uplift in sales in the lead-up to Christmas, as it secures export deals for its products to Canada, Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Festive food photo gallery

Festive food photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

This Christmas has seen a cavalcade of new product launches from food and drink manufacturers in the UK, and we take a glimpse at them in this festive photo gallery.

Tunnock's has invested more than £9m in its production facilities last year. Owner Sir Boyd Tunnock pictured

Tunnock’s invests £9m in record year for sales

By Gwen Ridler

Scottish biscuit and cakes manufacturer Tunnock’s has invested more than £9m in its production facilities in the year ended 23 February 2019, as it reported a record year for sales.

The products will all be encased in a widely recyclable card sleeve and clear compostable film

Mars launches vegan Galaxy bars

By Dan Colombini

Confectionery giant Mars is to launch its first vegan chocolate product under the Galaxy brand in the UK later this month.

Six-in-10 adults prefer snacking over larger meals,according to Mondelēz

Mondelēz: Snacking eclipses meal time

By Gwen Ridler

Snacking is eclipsing larger meals as the preferred choice for eating during the day, according to a new report from Mondelēz.

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

Halloween has rolled around once more, and what better way to celebrate All Hallows Eve than with a selection of the spookiest new product developments (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers?

Professor Buttriss: ‘Saturated fat intakes have fallen over the past 30 years but remain above recommendations’

OPINION

Lowering saturated fat intakes remains the goal

By Professor Judy Buttriss

There has been much debate about whether saturated fat is bad or not, but the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition has confirmed there is robust evidence to uphold existing advice to reduce saturated fat to no more than 10% of total...

Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

Foods high in fat, sugar or salt are being targeted by the Scottish Government

HFSS promotions in Scotland to be restricted

By Noli Dinkovski

Sales of confectionery, cakes, crisps and sugary drinks north of the border are to be curbed after the Scottish Government announced plans to restricting the promotion of food high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).