Chocolate Ingredients

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Learn to Grow

Hershey expands its Learn to Grow program in Ivory Coast

Partnership with Cargill to benefit 10,000 cocoa farmers as well as improve communities.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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The Hershey Co. has launched a new three-year program expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast.
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Cargill to buy ADM's chocolate business

Purchase expands Cargill's chocolate footprint in North America and Europe.
By Crystal Lindell
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Cargill has agreed to purchase Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)'s global chocolate business for $440 million.
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Cocoa farmers

Hershey sponsors Ghana’s cocoa farmer of the year’s U.S. trip.

More farmers should have the chance to see where their chocolate is sold
By Bernie Pacyniak
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How often have we heard that so many cocoa farmers never get to taste the very “food of the gods” that they grow?
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Report: Bullish on chocolate and cocoa markets through 2019

Chocolate to reach $132 billion, cocoa to top $2 billion.
By Crystal Lindell
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Both the world cocoa market and the world chocolate market are expected to grow in the next five years.
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ADM expects sale of chocolate business by end of third quarter

President and COO Juan Luciano reveals timetable during analysts’ conference call.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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True to its plan, ADM confirmed that it will sell its chocolate business, most likely by the end of the third quarter.
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MycoTechnology uses mushrooms to create sweeter chocolate with less sugar

Company claims technology reduces sugar in chocolate by up to 70 percent.
By Crystal Lindell
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"By using gourmet mushrooms and their natural cleansing abilities, we are able to train them to consume only the bitter compounds in chocolate," the company explains on its website.
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Mars also sets in motion 7% price hike

Move follows recent announcements by Nestle, Hershey.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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Mars Chocolate North America confirmed that it, too, is raising prices for many of its confectionery products, bumping them up an average of 7 percent.
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Compound Coating Trends: Ingredient plays an expanded role

In addition to solving traditional confectionery processing challenges, compound coatings provide confectionery and snack manufacturers a healthier alternative. Is premium the next opportunity?
By Bernie Pacyniak
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There’s nothing like a FDA regulatory proposal to turn one’s world upside down.
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Nestlé unveils new chocolate moulding and packing line in Ecuador

New line to use country’s prized Arriba beans to make value-added chocolates.
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Nestlé looks to take advantage of the country’s prized Arriba beans and stimulate the local economy.
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Callebaut opens new flagship Chocolate Academy center in Belgium

Built in Wieze, Belgium, where the Callebaut story began in 1911, it features state-of-the art training center.
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The flagship Chocolate Academy center offers professionals from all backgrounds a place to learn and strengthen skills.
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Preserving Chocolate for Future Generations

Contact: Jamie Tunison

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND As demand for chocolate grows in developing markets, can the existing cocoa-growing regions meet the supply-side challenge? Bettering the economics for small farmers in Africa, Asia, South and Central America requires a comprehensive approach, one that takes into account improving agricultural practices, enhancing supply chain infrastructures, expanding community services, boosting farmer incomes and taking advantage of evolving technologies.

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A Venetian Carnival, a Jelly Belly sculpture and gourmet chocolates! Oh my!

Candy Industry takes you into the French Pastry’s School For the Love of Chocolate event in Chicago, held Feb. 25.

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Kettle Awards

Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website

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