Ingredients

Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier scoops top truffles awards

Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier is celebrating after winning a hat-trick at the International Chocolate Awards for two of its truffles.

Royal opening for pastry school

Next month HRH Prince Edward will officially open The Chocolate & Pastry School, run by Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks.

Sugar tax reduces consumption, says survey

A new study by Newcastle University shows that a sugar tax could be effective in discouraging shoppers from buying sweet products.

Eat muffins, get thin?

Eating muffins made with safflower oil may aid weight loss and improve cardiovascular health, a new study has determined.

New cookie range for Border Biscuits

Border Biscuits, the premium sweet biscuit producer, has introduced a decadent new cookies range. 

Soreen launches malt loaf bar

Malt loaf maker Soreen has expanded its product range with the launch of Soreen Loaf Bars.

Bowmans to focus on ingredients

Hertfordshire-based Jas Bowman & Sons Limited is withdrawing from the milling market to concentrate on ingredients.

Free-from opportunity being missed

The food industry needs to catch up with consumer demand for free-from, according to new research.

Action on Sugar targets breakfast biscuits

The campaign group Action on Sugar has said most breakfast bars contain the same or more sugar than a bowl of Kellogg’s Coco Pops.

Ten year old wins Tesco competition

Mollie Philips’ Cheesy After-School Muffins have won £5k worth of equipment in a bakery competition, run in partnership with Tesco. 

WHSmith expands food-to-go with Munch

Cranswick Food On The Go has partnered with high street retailer WHSmith and Fresh to Store to launch new brand Munch.

Eat whole grains, live longer, say new studies

In good news for bakers, two large-scale studies have concluded that whole grains can lengthen your life and reduce disease risk.

ABST Awards winners from UCB
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ABST Awards results

Bakery students were feeling rightly celebratory at this year’s Alliance of Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) conference, and British Baker was there to see the great and the good pick up their awards.

Waitrose launches spiced cauliflower cheese sourdough

New to the Waitrose premium own-brand range Waitrose 1, spiced cauliflower cheese sourdough is on shelves now.

Pidy adds to Trendy range

Pidy, the Belgian pastry producer, has announced an exciting addition to its Trendy range, with the launch of Trendy Coco Shell Cases.

Hovis goes kosher

KLBD, a global kosher certification authority, has announced that Hovis has chosen to become kosher-certified.

Greggs to extend healthy range

High street bakery chain Greggs has said it plans to increase the number of healthy options it offers, including a gluten-free range.

FDF warns against Action on Sugar

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned members not to engage with health charities on product reformulation.

Canadian coffee chain expands

Canadian coffee chain Second Cup has revealed plans to open five new sites across the UK this year.

Dawn announces American week

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods’ National American Sweet Bakery Week is back for a third year, and to mark the occasion Dawn has developed recipes and ideas for bakers.

Ashers to sell pupil’s marshmallow scones

A raspberry, white chocolate and marshmallow scone recipe by schoolgirl Grace Wakeford is now on the shelves at Ashers bakery in Moray.

Ancient grain markets to grow by over 20%

The global seed market is predicted to be worth £4.43bn by 2020, and ancient grain markets are set to experience a 20% growth, according to global market research and consulting firm Mordor Intelligence.

Garth Bakery recalls chocolate sponge

Garth Bakery in South Wales has recalled its chocolate sponge cake because it contains soya, which is not mentioned on the labelling. 

£1.2m investment for Northumbrian Fine Foods

Northumbrian Fine Foods Ltd (NFF), the UK’s biggest gluten-free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2m in new baking production capabilities.

Tiptree sales up 10.6%

Essex-based jam and marmalade maker Tiptree has increased sales by 10.6% to exceed £40m for the first time, but profits were affected by abandoned factory expansion plans.

New gluten-free biscuits from McVitie’s

United Biscuits (UB) is to debut a gluten-free biscuit selection for the first time next month, under its McVitie’s brand. 

David Smart: Clean eating is a “cutesy one-liner aiming to sell books”

David Smart, president of the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA) has claimed the clean eating movement is a “cutesy one-liner aiming to sell books.”

Sugar prices rocket

There has been a 37.9% increase in sugar prices year on year (yoy) due to concerns over dwindling supplies, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) price index.

New peanut butter and jam doughnut from Krispy Kreme

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has launched a Reese’s Peanut Butter and Jelly flavoured offering.   

Aryzta profits up 0.9%

Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta Food Solutions, the company behind brands including Delice de France, has reported a 0.9% rise in underlying revenue.

New recipe and packaging for Hovis

Hovis will introduce a new ‘softer’ recipe for its Best of Both and Soft White, supported by new packaging designs.

Sugar tax unfairly aimed at the poor?

The planned sugar tax will “hit poorest families hardest” and has nothing to do with the sugar content of products, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA).

New filling for Macphie

Independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced a new belgian chocolate filling to add to its existing luxury range.

Butter prices up 13%

Bakers face higher prices for butter after a surprise rally on global commodity markets.

Tate & Lyle profits up by 5%

Ingredients maker Tate & Lyle has posted flat sales but has seen a boost to profits, with unadjusted pre-tax profits rising from £25m to £126m.

New Hovis Best of Both Mix

The new Hovis Best of Both Mix from Premier Foods is for those “who enjoy the taste of white bread, but want the benefits of wholemeal bread”, according to Premier Foods. 

Kellogg’s launches brownie-style bake

Kellogg’s has launched Coco Pops Choco Bakes, a Coco Pops-branded brownie-style bake, targeted at children looking for snacks after school. 

ABF’s Illovo acquisition confirmed

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has confirmed that its proposal to move to full ownership of Illovo Sugar will go ahead. 

Real Bread Campaign ad complaint rebuffed

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has declined to take action following a complaint by the Real Bread Campaign (RBC) about advertising claiming that artisan bread can be made using a packet mix.

New crop varieties to be introduced

Next month crop supplier KWS Group is to unveil four new varieties spanning three crop types, each offering class-leading grain quality attributes. 

Sugar tax to be extended?

The recently-announced levy on fizzy drinks has edged closer to the bakery sector, as it could soon affect cereals and snacks, according to a government health minister. 

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Rye sales reverse downward trend

Sales of rye have moved into growth, according data from market analysts Nielsen, reversing a decline from the previous year.

Mr Kipling launches limited edition Fancies

Mr Kipling, the cake producer, is aiming to attract new shoppers with the launch of two limited-edition versions of its Fancies.

RGF launches Liverpool innovation centre and academy

Real Good Food (RGF) has launched a new innovation centre and cake decoration academy in Wavertree, Liverpool.

Tesco launches commemorative shortbread

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday this summer, supermarket giant Tesco has launched a tin of commemorative shortbread. 

IFBA members move to phase out trans fats

Eleven of the largest global food and drink companies have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans fats by the end of 2018.

Tesco sold 4.5m more cream cakes in 2015

Shoppers at supermarket chain Tesco bought 4.5m more luxury cream cakes in 2015 than the year before.

The Sammies Awards winners

The full list of winners at the recent Sammies Awards, organised by The British Sandwich Association.

New launch for Speciality Breads

Speciality Breads, the Margate-based wholesale bakery, has launched a new malted ciapanini.

Gluten-free bread has up to seven times more fat

Own-label gluten-free options often contain up to seven times more fat, according to research for The Grocer.

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