UK: Dairy alternative producer Violife has launched a vegan chocolate spread named Cocospread, made from coconut, brown sugar and cocoa powder. The new spread contains B12 and is free from palm oil, nuts, soy and gluten.
UK startup Livia’s already has a following of 200,000 and is backed by a plethora of respected investors in the industry including Jaap Korteweg (founder of Vegetarian Butcher), Michiel van Deursen (entrepreneur and investor focussing on plant-based businesses), and ex Mars president of ten years Andy Weston-Webb.
Beyond Good celebrates its first anniversary of operating what it refers to as the newest, most modern chocolate factory in Africa. The company sourced heirloom cocoa from 100 farmers, produced a million chocolate bars, and employed 42 FTEs in its first year of operation at their chocolate factory in Madagascar.
Compartés, the “world’s most trendsetting handcrafted chocolatier for over 70 years” has announced the launch of a chocolate collection with superfood blends, as the brand makes its first foray into the functional food space. Compartés Organics offers a range of functional benefits: Superfood, Endurance, Pro-Power, Detox, Pure, Energy, Beauty, and Healing.
Although the vegan food sector is still described as a niche market, it has developed much more rapidly than the conventional food sector in recent years. This also reflects the growing demand for plant-based chocolate which, according to Transparency Market Research, will significantly boost the global market for these products in the coming years. Health trend drives demand up The positive forecasts of the market study extend through to 2027. The driving force behind this trend is consumers themselves, who see vegan food as a healthier alternative to conventional food. The growing wellness and health trend among consumers is therefore also leading to the assumption that plant-based chocolate is healthier than traditional varieties. Since vegan chocolate contains no dairy and therefore no animal ingredients, it …
Conservation charity Marwell Zoo has invested heavily in Moo Free’s ethical free-from chocolates. From this week, Marwell Zoo will stock almost all the bars in Moo Free’s premium range, their entire snack-sized Mini Moos offering, their two 100g nut bars and the ever-popular lunchtime-perfect Choccy Chums Surprises.
Technavio London has published a new market research report on the global white chocolate market from 2019-2023, stating that the market size will grow by almost USD 1.8 billion during 2019-2023, at a CAGR of nearly 2%. There is a significant rise in the demand for premium, vegan-friendly white chocolates across the globe, as consumers choose animal-free without compromising on taste.
Lovechock has redesigned its chocolate bars to make them more stylish and better for the environment. All the Dutch chocolate manufacturer’s packaging has been plastic-free since 2011. However, Chief Happiness Director Franziska Rosario still saw potential in terms of environmental protection, to which the Amsterdam-based company is strongly committed, and wanted to further reduce its environmental footprint.
At the beginning of this year, the popular organic chocolate brand VIVANI, from the German chocolate specialist EcoFinia, redesigned the packaging of its products and switched to environmentally-friendly materials. In addition, two further chocolate creations were added to its range. New to the range are the flavours “Caramel Inca Salt” with fine milk chocolate, coconut blossom sugar, caramel crisps and Inca sun salt, and “Latte Macchiato Praliné” with dark nougat chocolate, white chocolate and espresso crisps. The new eco-friendly packaging is made of compostable Naturflex film, which completely replaces the previous aluminium foil. After nine years, the packaging itself has also been redesigned and given a new look. Vivani chocolate has long stood for the highest organic quality and is now sold in over 50 …