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CAA chairman Alvin Lee talks challenges and trends affecting the Asian cocoa industry
Alvin Lee was appointed chairman of the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) at the beginning of 2021 for a two-year term. He is also Cargill’s Cocoa & Chocolate’s Commercial Director for Asia-Pacific, and in our podcast interview, he gives listeners a 360-degree view of the region in terms of trends, the market, challenges, and countries to watch.
Barry Callebaut unveils the ‘first nutraceutical fruit drink’
Barry Callebaut’s latest innovation, ‘Elix’, is made from 100% pure cacaofruit and is described by the Group as the ‘first nutraceutical fruit drink’ with proven health benefits.
ICI chief executive Nick Weatherill on how effective CLMRS can help fight cocoa’s child labour scourge - LISTEN
Earlier this year, The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) launched a new study to analyse data from various stakeholders’ Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS), with the aim of guiding improvements in their effectiveness at identifying, preventing and addressing child labour in the cocoa supply chain. In our latest podcast, Nick Weatherill, ICI’s Executive Director, brings an update on progress so far, in what has been a challenging year for the cocoa sector.
Single origin cocoa’s ‘halo’ effect
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there is a growing demand for consumers to know where the ingredients in the products they purchase come from, says Philippe Bernay, Commercial Marketing Lead EMEA, Cargill Cocoa.
Deep dive inside Van Houten’s new ruby chocolate powder - LISTEN
In our latest podcast interview, we talked to Freek van der Knaap, Van Houten’s Vice-President Vending & Beverages EMEA, about the launch of ruby as a chocolate drink powder, which is aimed at professionals working in the catering and confectionery industry.
Stirring up interest: CocoTerra’s home chocolate making device ready for market - LISTEN
Nate Saal is founder of CocoTerra, an all-in-one tabletop chocolate making machine that can produce real chocolate in the home, from conching to cooling in two hours, with the help of digital recipes and a guidance app. With the company now taking pre-orders, we caught up with Saal for an update on his innovation since the last time ConfectioneryNews spoke to him in September 2019.