Cadbury introduces premium chocolate brand
September 2, 2015

Mondelez International’s Cadbury has announced it will be introducing a new premium chocolate brand into Australia, Cadbury Coco.   The new brand will be sold in blocks and as gift packages. Cadbury Coco will be made from dark chocolate only but will come in different varieties including 70 per coco, 80 per cent cocoa, dark mint and dark orange.   To support the launch of the brand Cadbury will be engaging in a multi-million dollar marketing campaign lead by a television advertisement... ...Read more »

Unilever Magnum launches into confectionery and chocolate in Australia as part of a global brand extension
September 2, 2015

Unilever’s Magnum Ice Cream is preparing to launch a confectionery line into Australia.The Australian launch will coincide with the confectionery lines global launch into countries including Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand and the UK.   The line will be available from most major supermarkets and independent stores from October 2015 and will be made from rainforest Alliance chocolate. The Magnum range will include the following products:   Magnum Chocolate Blocks   The... ...Read more »

Mars launches banana flavoured M&M’s into Australia
August 31, 2015

Mars has launched banana flavoured M&M’s into the Australian market.   The new M&M variation features yellow and brown coloured M&M’s along with banana flavouring.   M&M’s Banana flavour will join pre-existing varieties available in Australian supermarkets including milk chocolate, peanut and crispy.   Since M&M’s first entered the Australian market in the 1980s Mars have introduced a number of unique and often limited-time varieties including Pink &... ...Read more »

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe introduces new food options
August 12, 2015

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe’s has launched an expanded menu strategy in Australia. Guylian says the new menu is focused on providing innovative Flemish food and beverages. It features both savoury and sweet offerings such as, Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Cream Savoury Waffles Roquefort and Honeycomb Savoury Waffles Baguettes and gourmet salads Guylian Bombe Au Chocolate, a dark and white chocolate mousse with praline Guylian says that favourites from its old menu still remain including Sweet... ...Read more »

Show me the Snickers! Stress can sabotage your self-control
August 10, 2015

A challenging morning meeting or an interaction with an upset client at work may affect whether we go for that extra chocolate bar at lunch. In a study appearing August 5 in academic journal, Neuron, researchers placed human volunteers in a similar food choice scenario to explore how stress can alter the brain to impair self-control when we’re confronted with a choice. “Our findings provide an important step towards understanding the interactions between stress and self-control in the... ...Read more »

Mars teases customers with launch of new chocolate bar
July 29, 2015

Mars has launched a new Maltesers-inspired chocolate bar in Australia. The Maltesers ‘Teasers’ bar consists of milk chocolate mixed in with small pieces of the biscuit found in regular Maltesers. The Teasers bar is sectioned  into bubble shaped pieces and has been compared to the Maltesers offering in the Mars Celebrations mix box. Despite only just launching in Australia, the bar has been sold in the UK since 2013. When introduced to the UK, Mars said it wanted to intensify the amount of chocolate... ...Read more »

Belgian microbiologists find new yeast chocolate fermenting tricks
July 20, 2015

For decades, researchers have worked to improve cacao fermentation by controlling the microbes involved. Now to surprise, a team of Belgian researchers has discovered that the same species of yeast used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation. The research was published July 6 2015 in the journal ‘Applied and Environmental Microbiology’, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. “Chemical analyses as well as tasting the chocolate... ...Read more »

Arnott’s expands Tim Tams range plus a new edition product celebrates 150 years old
July 15, 2015

Arnott’s Tim Tam has released a new ‘adults-only’ flavour, Three Bean. At the same time as releasing its new Tim Tam, Arnott’s has also introduced a limited-edition tin with biscuits included, to mark 150 years since the establishment of Arnott’s. The Three Bean Tim Tam is a mix of ground coffee, vanilla and cocoa beans dipped in dark chocolate. Arnott’s say it made the new flavour to meet Australia’s growing love for coffee. The biscuits are available now for a limited-time and is... ...Read more »

CHOICE reveals shrinking food sizes without shrinking prices
July 13, 2015

The leading Australian consumer advocacy group, Choice, has found further examples of food companies continuing to downsize packaging without lowering prices. In a recent blog post, Choice said that Smith’s crinkle cut potato chips have gone from 175 grams down to 170 grams. This equals approximately three chips less per packet. Smith’s owner,US company PepsiCo, has reportedly said it decided to make the packets smaller in order to deal with increasing manufacturing costs. Choice said that no... ...Read more »

Cadbury adds two new flavours to ‘Marvellous Creations’ line
July 13, 2015

Cadbury Australia has added two new flavours to its ‘Marvellous Creations’ line, ‘Jammy Doughnut’ and ‘Raspberry Lemonade’. Jammy Doughnut consists of Cadbury Milk Chocolate with soft jam pieces, caramel and cinnamon doughnut flavoured biscuit. Raspberry Lemonade has Cadbury Milk Chocolate with raspberry chips, lemonade flavoured pieces and fizzy lollies. Cadbury Australia introduced its Marvellous Creations line in 2012. Marvellous Creations sees Cadbury Milk Chocolate mixed with different... ...Read more »

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