Confectionery

NightFood founder says a new playbook is needed to create a new category

NightFood founder says a new playbook is needed to create a new category

When NightFood launched in 2010 with the mission of helping nighttime snacks satisfy their cravings with healthier, sleep-friendly options, it followed the same path as many food startups, securing distribution through traditional supermarkets. NightFood CEO Sean Folkson says that while invaluable for far-reaching and direct-consumer relationships, a new partnership with a hotel chain in the …

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It’s easy to spend a day in Nappanee |  News

It’s easy to spend a day in Nappanee | News

NAPPANE – Long ago, Nappanee was nothing more than a swamp where Native Americans roamed. Later, in the 1830s, settlers arrived and established the town of Locke further north. In 1873, the Mellinger Saw Factory was established. In 1874, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad arrived and the Locke-Union Depot was built. Soon after, the Locke-Union …

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From fun confetti and sparkles to balanced nutrition for people and the planet

From fun confetti and sparkles to balanced nutrition for people and the planet

During the pandemic, when a safe supply of staple foods such as yeast and bread is difficult, many Americans have turned to sourdough as a way to feed and have fun at home. To begin with, the ritual of care and gradual proofing and shaping of sourdough baked goods provided much-needed parameters at a time …

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‘craving-crushing’ botanical-laden chewing gum that curbs sugar urges for two hours

‘craving-crushing’ botanical-laden chewing gum that curbs sugar urges for two hours

A company called Sweet Victory formulated the product using botanicals. It tastes like regular gum and comes in two flavors: mint and ginger-lemon. The company says it works within two minutes by blocking sugar receptors in the tongue, and its effects can last up to two hours. During this time, sweet foods or beverages that …

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Australians still not switching to healthier diets despite price benefits

Australians still not switching to healthier diets despite price benefits

Recent analysis from Australia’s Food Environment Dashboard​, a new online tool developed by the Deakin University Global Obesity Center (GLOBE) and the Obesity Policy Coalition, has shown that healthier diets on average cost significantly less than the current diets of most Australians. The dashboard brought together research from multiple papers published over the past few …

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‘We must ensure the affordability and accessibility of nutritious food’

‘We must ensure the affordability and accessibility of nutritious food’

One in five people in the UK live in poverty. In response to the energy crisis, the government is lifting the energy price cap by 12% from today (October 1). At the same time, food prices are rising due to rising commodity markets and rising packaging and shipping costs. These inflationary pressures will hit the …

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Special Food Association examines 5 food trends for 2022

Special Food Association examines 5 food trends for 2022

The SFA Trendspotter Panel, which includes market analysts, food researchers, professional chefs and culinary arts professors, converged almost throughout the three digital SFA demonstrations to research thousands of specialty food and beverage products from around the world. After analyzing the data and the group’s findings, five clear trends emerged, said Denise Purcell, SFA’s vice president …

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