Japanese desserts

A British producer of luxury Japanese mochi has launched two product lines to retail after years supplying the UK’s Japanese restaurants.

ROUND-UP: Processing

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‘Great British engineering’

Neil Fowell, Kliklok International’s managing director, predicts continued sound capital investment over the next 12 months, driving plant efficiency and cost gains.

Reduced fat ice cream solution

Ulrick & Short has created a clean label ingredient which reduces the fat content of ice cream and other desserts by up to 50 per cent, with no effect on indulgence, taste or mouth feel.

New Ritz snacks

Savoury biscuit brand Ritz is launching Ritz Crisp & Thin, aimed at the growing demand for savoury snacks in the UK.

Cocoa powders for rich chocolate taste

Based on the trend towards sophisticated, darker and more adult chocolate flavours, Gerkens high impact cocoa powders from Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business are ideally suited to provide the rich, diverse colours and tastes that consumers are demanding for premium dairy applications. Suitable for use in a range of dairy products, including ice cream and […]

New protein bar

With its new QuadBar, SternLife has developed a new generation of protein bars that promise an optimum combination of nutrients. The QuadBar has a high content of protein and roughage at 34 per cent each, while carbohydrate content is low at just 2.5g. “This combination is new in this segment,” says Marc van Essen of […]


Healthy snacking

Natural Balance Foods is expanding its Nākd brand into new snacking occasions with the launch of Nākd Nibbles – a healthy snack that’s perfect for on the go, as a topping or for sharing with friends. A blend of pure fruit and nuts and, like the rest of the products in the Nākd portfolio, gluten-, […]

Golden oldies

Roots & Wings is taking a trip down memory lane with its sweets collection of old fashioned favourites. Made and individually wrapped by hand in Wales, UK, the collection of sweets includes both boiled sweets and toffees. Using organic ingredients and local produce, the collection includes: Lemon Sherbets: with zesty organic lemon oil Mint Humbugs: with […]

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