The next generation of consumers is looking for experiences that are tasty, good for them and good for the planet

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 12:55

Barry Callebaut introduces unique 100% dairy-free ‘M_lk Chocolate’ to satisfy the growing consumer demand for plant-based indulgence

The new ‘M_lk Chocolate’ is part of a new ‘Plant Craft’ range that spans chocolate, cocoa, nut products, fillings and decorations

Barry Callebaut will dedicate a fully segregated factory in Europe to dairy-free chocolate production

The Ritter Sport Cashew

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 12:44

With good intentions for the new year, it's always something like that. At Ritter Sport, however, the intention to provide even more diversity in 2020 will be put into practice right in mid-January. That's when the family-owned company will present a real product innovation in the form of cashew.
Pleasure with every bite
Delicious milk chocolate, packed with roasted and salted cashew nut pieces: The premiere square comes with a strong hint of cocoa and ensures unmistakably crunchy enjoyment with every bite. If this is not a tailor-made start.


Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sat, 02/01/2020 - 17:33

The same yeast for over sixty years, natural ingredients such as flour, natural yeast, free range eggs, pure cane sugar and slow leavening.
The Valentino family is still producing wonderful products from their ovens such as panettone, pandoro, colomba ,croissants, biscuits, nougat candy in the modern plant that covers 300.000 square feet.
Today the quality products of Valentino are enjoyed in over 40 countries all around the world.
The plant is certified according to BRC and IFS standards and all the products are non- GMO certified.

Barry Callebaut at a glance

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 01/26/2020 - 22:31
This is Barry Callebaut -  We are shaping the world of chocolate and cocoa!  Employs more than 12,000 people operating out of more than 40 countries Operates about 60 production facilities Generated annual sales of about CHF 7.3 billion (EUR 6.5 billion / USD 7.4 billion) in fiscal year 2018/19 Has comprehensive competencies in the art of making chocolate and cocoa products - from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds.


Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 01/26/2020 - 22:18

The name Theobroma cacao was first given to the cocoa tree by Carolus Linnaeus –the father of modern-day taxonomic plant classification. Theobroma comes from ancient Greek and translates as ‘Food of the Gods’. Cacao is the Mayan root word retained by the Spanish colonizers of Mesoamerica to describe the tree and its produce.

A treasure from the heart of the tropical rainforest

Theobroma cacao is an elegant tree that thrives in the equatorial region from Central and South America to Africa and Indonesia up to an altitude of 600 meters above sea level.

 From the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 01/26/2020 - 22:05
 From the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product The Barry Callebaut Group – shaping the world of chocolate and cocoa ​​​​​​​ The Barry Callebaut Group has been producing chocolate for more than 150 years, and today is the world’s leading supplier of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. Its presence in all major markets, its wide-ranging products and services, and its leadership in the area of innovation allow Barry Callebaut to offer custom-tailored products and services at competitive terms, thereby creating sustained value for its customers.

More than 150 years of tradition and innovation

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 01/26/2020 - 21:30
More than 150 years of tradition and innovation The Barry Callebaut Group, headquartered in Switzerland, resulted from the merger between Belgian chocolate maker Callebaut and French chocolate producer Cacao Barry in 1996. The Group has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1998. Following the integration of the acquired cocoa business from Petra Foods into the Barry Callebaut Group in June 2013, the company is now the largest manufacturer of both chocolate and cocoa products. Some important milestones in the Barry Callebaut Group's history

100 years of concentrated food competence: Anuga breaks all records

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sat, 12/28/2019 - 19:17

Current trends, the latest innovations and visionary concepts for the food of the future were under focus more than ever at Anuga from 5 to 9 October 2019. The world's largest trade fair for food and beverages demonstrated once again that it is the industry's no. 1 global event. With over 170,000 trade visitors (plus 3 percent compared to 2017) from 201 countries and around 7,500 exhibitors (7,405 in 2017) from 106 countries, the trade fair set new records. The share of foreign exhibitors was almost 90 percent and the share of foreign visitors was 75 percent.