Hostess Brands has launched Sea Salt Caramel CupCakes and Zingers. The salty-sweet treats are on store shelves in the US from now until 31 July. Each Sea Salt Caramel CupCake contains a core of caramel creme filling, iced with caramel frosting and crowned with The Original Squiggle. Choco-philes will love the Sea Salt Caramel Zingers […]
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Quintessentially British crisp company Corkers has announced its move into the vegetable crisp market with the launch of a new variant; made with root vegetables unearthed from the rich soil of the fenlands, twice cooked and naturally flavoured. Drawing on its experience in potato farming since the 1800s, the crisp company is turning its hand […]
Iconic children’s brand Chewits turns 50 this year. To celebrate this special anniversary Chewits has appointed McCann Manchester to support the 50th anniversary campaign. Chewits mascot Chewie, who has adorned its packs since the sweets hit the shelves in 1965, has now been brought into the 21st century with his very own app. ‘Chewie on […]
Larbert based family business Tilly Confectionery – manufacturers of the Mrs Tilly’s range of traditional Scottish tablet, fudge and macaroon – have secured a contract that will see them launch their range of five Scottish 150g fudge products across the French market in April. With Mrs Tilly’s products now a firm favourite of consumers at […]
In the first project of its kind for the brand, Starburst is partnering with Teenage Cancer Trust to raise funds for the charity and awareness of the valuable work it does helping teenagers and young adults with cancer. Running across Starburst Original 45g sticks, Starburst Original 165g and 192g sharing bags and Starburst FaveReds 165g […]
Big Bear Confectionery has announced a £500,000 brand marketing programme to further boost its support for the trade. Focusing on iconic brands XXX Mints, Paynes Poppets, Just Brazils and Fox’s Glacier Mints, the programme will support the launch of new products, new pack designs, extensions to much-loved ranges and a brand new children’s confectionery range, […]
SuperEats, a line of kale and chia chips in New York, US, has announced that addition of a new flavour, Jalapeno Garlic. Existing flavours include Sea Salt, Chilli Lime, Ranch, Cheddar and Tomato Basil. SuperEats claims to be the first dippable kale chip, with the added benefits of antioxidants, omega-3, protein and fibre. “As chip-lovers […]
US-based Probar has initiated a voluntary recall of its Probar Base Frosted Peanut Butter Bars due to the possible presence of an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. No other Probar products are affected. Probar […]
Lay’s has announced the return of its ‘Do Us A Flavor’ contest. As of 20 January this year right up to 30 March, fans are invited to submit their ideas for a new potato chip flavour in return for the chance to win $1 million. This time around, Lay’s is asking fans to also include […]
Popcorn brand Butterkist will be on screen for Valentine’s Day, when a £2m TV campaign lands featuring new ‘Love the Taste’ positioning. Audiences across the UK will see the popcorn brand back on screens for the first time since 2011, during ad breaks on channels including ITV1, ITV2, Channel 4 and Channel 5, plus E4 […]
Julian Clarke, sales director for artisan chocolate brand Choc on Choc, tells Confectionery Production about his career to date and his current role.
A Staffordshire, UK, sweet shop boss has sparked a flying saucer invasion in the Far East. Chinese shoppers and British ex-pats have been besieging Martin Peet’s new confectionery outlet in Hong Kong’s bustling central region to snap up the traditional sherbet filled discs. Although other English favorites have proved popular, it is the ‘flying saucer’ […]
Peppersmith is relaunching its gum range with improved flavour, improved packaging and a proven ability to reduce plaque. The new European Food Standard Authority regulation on health claims has hit some brands hard, but not Peppersmith because its gum is sweetened with 100 per cent xylitol and has an approved EFSA claim and a British […]
United Biscuits has announced the Christmas TV debut of its most popular branded assortment, McVitie’s Victoria biscuit selection. Appearing on television for the first time in its history this festive season, the campaign will launch on 4 December. An investment of £1m will see the 60 second advert, created by Grey London, target high-profile programming […]
A Yorkshire confectioner has launched an appeal after £50,000 worth of Christmas sweets and chocolate destined for major retailers were stolen from its Harrogate warehouse. Confection by Design and The Serious Sweet Company, both part of the Zubrance group, experienced a large theft of over 300,000 bags and boxes of confectionery including its award-winning fudge […]
Slim Fruits, the healthier sweet, are due to hit even more UK shelves as Petty Wood becomes the new UK distributor for Ferndale Confectionary. Petty Wood has worked with world famous brands such as Weight Watchers, Werther’s Originals and Lavazza. Slim Fruit’s Luscious Peach Melba and Rhubarb & Strawberry pastilles have gained excellent growth following […]
Divine Chocolate and Aardman Animations are delighted to announce a special collaboration for Easter 2015. Together they have created the Shaun the Sheep Easter Egg, a Fairtrade milk chocolate treat complete with a special pair of Shaun the Sheep ears, in celebration of Shaun the Sheep The Movie, which launches in February. The 55g egg with […]
KP Snacks is getting ready for its biggest Christmas ever with a host of exciting seasonal launches and POS solutions across its broad portfolio of best-selling brands. The brand will be re-introducing its larger, shareable KP Big Bag Nuts range. Available in four variants; Salted, Dry Roasted, Salt & Vinegar and Spicy Chilli, the bags […]
Virginia Garavaglia, global brand footprint director, Kantar Worldpanel, provides an update on the market for snack products around the world.
Seed and Bean has announced its launch in Waitrose stores across the UK – a significant milestone and fantastic achievement for the brand. Waitrose has chosen eight flavours from the brand, including two that have been awarded Great Taste Awards 2014: Extra Dark Sea Salt Great Taste Award 2014; Milk Hazelnut and Almond […]