Health & Functionality

Health perception of chocolate drives sales in Japan: Euromonitor

Euromonitor says high cocoa chocolate products are well received in Japan.  Photo: ©iStock/violet-blue

The percieved health benefits of cocoa among Japanese consumers continues to drive the domestic chocolate market, according to a report by Euromonitor International.

The Auger dry mix powder machine. Pic: Petrow

Petrow sees demand rise for ‘free-from’ ingredients as its invests $131k in powder fill machine

YouGov found that 43% of consumers in APAC are eating less chocolate compared to last year due to health concerns.  Photo: ©iStock/Kavuto

Cadbury, Ferrero, Nestlé, Hershey among favorite chocolate brands in Asia Pacific

Hershey said its decision on updating nutrition facts label resonates with its calorie reduction goal.  Photo: Hershey

Hershey moves forward with nutrition facts panel despite FDA’s delay

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EFSA rejects Cargill’s health claim on erythritol and dental health

Mondelēz meets target for a quarter of revenues to come from ‘Better Choices’ products (example pictured) three years early. Now it will reformulate power brands with less sugar, salt, saturated fat and simpler ingredients. Photo: MDLZ

Next step: Mondelēz to cut sugar, salt, sat fat and artificial ingredients in power brands

goodnessKNOWS how the top 10 UK snack bar brands will handle the launch of Mar's debut in the healthy snacking sector. Pic: Mars

Top 10 UK snack bar brands: goodnessKNOWS how Mars’ debut will change the playing field

Barry Callebaut's protein products are a small but growing portfolio.

Protein yet to plateau in chocolate confectionery, says Barry Callebaut

Tariff reductions in NAFTA coincided with a 41.6 kcal per capita daily increase in the supply of caloric sweeteners including HFCS in Canada.  Photo: ©iStock/Darwel

Research links NAFTA to Canada’s increasing obesity and diabetes rates

Sweetech flavor enhancers can help firms slash sugar by up to 50%

Sweetech flavor enhancers can help firms slash sugar by up to 50%

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