The classic ’80s candy Bonkers! will return to the market for the first time in over 20 years after making its official debut at the Sweets & Snacks Expo last week in Chicago. Unlike the original version of the soft fruit chew, released by Nabisco in the mid-’80s, the new Bonkers! candy is vegan and kosher. […]
Boulder, Colorado-based nut butter brand, Justin’s, has debuted vegan dark chocolate almond butter cups and dark chocolate cashew butter cups at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. The event took place from May 22-24. Justin’s cashew butter cups will be the first-of-its-kind on the market, Food Business News reported. According to a report released earlier this year by market […]
Geltor, a Silicon Valley-based food startup that makes vegan gelatin, hopes that its animal-free gelatin will replace conventional animal-based gelatin in products by 2020. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the company plans to start sending out samples of its vegan gelatin to large manufacturers this summer and believes that the product could be on the market […]
Liz Dee, co-president of the family-owned vegan candy company Smarties, has just launched Vegan Ladyboss, an all-vegan club for women. The announcement came from Dee’s official Instagram account earlier this week. “I am ✨DELIGHTED✨ to announce that the @VeganLadyboss website is up!,” Dee wrote. “Never would I have imagined that we would grow so quickly […]
Dylan Lauren, founder of the Dylan’s Candy Bar candy stores, and daughter of famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren, is launching a new line of healthier candies. She revealed this in a recent interview with Alina Cho for CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” program. The new line of candy, which Lauren is calling “Treat Yourself,” is attempting to break […]
Market research organized by Mintel uncovered big news for the vegan candy industry — specifically, that the launch of vegan candies has increased by 140 percent since 2013. The report also uncovered major growth in vegan candy interest in Germany. “The market research firm has also revealed that three out of 10 (28%) German consumers […]
Gelatin. It’s hidden in much more than the marshmallow and gummy candies we loved as children (and, ahem, as adults?). It’s also a pervasive ingredient in pharmaceutical and personal care products. This wouldn’t be much of a problem, were it not for the product’s origins. Add to that the recent collagen craze that has health […]
Calling all sweet tooths! This one’s for you. Confectionery by Free From Fellows will be sold at 330 Sainbury’s, the UK’s second largest supermarket, as of this month. Their sweets can already be purchased at Whole Foods and Holland & Barrett. The line includes flavours such as Cola Bottles, Lollipops, Pear Drops and Gummy Bears. Startup […]