In brief: Hershey snaps up SkinnyPop parent in $1.6bn deal

Rapidly growing popcorn category could herald greater category growth

Popcorn has been hailed as Britain’s fastest-growing grocery product (ebbed on its health halo) which could lead to greater product development and category growth. This...
Barry Callebaut unveils ‘ruby’ chocolate

Barry Callebaut unveils fourth kind of chocolate

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has revealed a fourth type of chocolate some 80 years after the introduction of white chocolate. Ruby chocolate – so named...
TCL to produce food products based on microbiome modulation stream

TCL to produce food products based on microbiome modulation stream

As part of a new agreement with UK life sciences business OptiBiotix Health, Tata Chemicals will manufacture a sugar for use in food products. The...
In brief: Canada’s first energy drink sweetened with monk fruit

In brief: Canada’s first energy drink sweetened with monk fruit

GURU has launched Canada’s first energy drink sweetened with monk fruit. Monk fruit draws its name from the Buddhist monks who once cultivated the fruit....
Blue Pacific Flavors opens $1.5m innovation centre

Blue Pacific Flavors opens $1.5m innovation centre

Blue Pacific Flavors has opened its new R&D lab following a $1.5 million investment and months of construction. The Flavor Creation & Culinary Innovation Centre...
Electricity produced protein could be answer to world hunger

Electricity produced protein could be answer to world hunger

Researchers in Finland have produced a batch of single-cell protein using electricity and carbon dioxide. The researchers – from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and...
Arla keep high protein bars chewy for a year

Arla keep high protein bars chewy for a year

Arla Foods Ingredients have introduced a new whey protein solution that stays soft for at least a year, ending one of the biggest consumer...
North Carolina farmers swap tobacco for stevia in PureCircle partnership

PureCircle produces stevia extract with ‘sugar-like’ taste

PureCircle has produced the first stevia leaf extract from the new StarLeaf stevia, which contains over 20 times more sugar-like steviol glycoside content compared...
Opportunity for adult soft drinks as consumers embrace moderate alcohol consumption

Opportunity for adult soft drinks as consumers embrace moderate alcohol consumption

As consumers across Europe embrace a healthier lifestyle, a growing trend for more moderate alcohol consumption is emerging. Research conducted by brewing ingredient and taste...
Wheat starches go gluten-free

Wheat starches go gluten-free

Germany and the UK are both experiencing a rise in sales of gluten-free food products and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Gluten-free...

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