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Sugar content and cost analysed by Euromonitor

While a lot of the anti sugar movement in the mainstream press has focused on the large amount of sugar in products, the cost of food has largely been left out, finds a new Euromonitor report.

‘Tis the season

Last year, the largest contributor to chocolate NPD was seasonal launches, accounting for 25 per cent. More than one quarter of those seasonal launches (28 per cent) were positioned for Easter, highlighting the popularity of chocolate eggs and bunnies – I certainly indulged in some Easter chocolate over the weekend, and I’m sure many of you did the same.

Round-Up: Ingredients

Here is your weekly round-up of ingredients news. Next week’s round-up will focus on packaging news.

Fat soluble flavourings

Sensient Flavors has introduced fat soluble flavours for fillings in bakery, confectionery and dairy applications.

Natural sweetener breakthrough

Food technology company Unavoo, in partnership with its investor ED&F Man, is launching a new product that will fully eliminate added sugar and artificial sweeteners from food and drinks.

Coatings and fillings

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has launched new additions to its coatings and fillings range, each responding to a trend identified in the company’s recently issued trends report, namely: healthy, sustainable and clean and indulgent.

Round-Up: Shelf Life

Here is your weekly round-up of Shelf Life news. Next week’s round-up will focus on ingredients news.

Yes, ve-gan

No longer a category sought only by consumers who avoid animal products for ethical reasons, the popularity of vegan has been expanding across all categories. In food and drink, the rise of vegan was evident at The Natural Food Show, held earlier this week in London.