Wednesday, May 21, 2008

All Candy Expo Showing Off Organic Candy

"The All Candy Expo currently taking place in Chicago is highlighting gourmet, premium and organic products, which organisers say is the fastest growing segment in the confectionery and snack market.
These more upmarket products are given their own space in the newly expanded Gourmet Marketplace, where new premium confectionery and snack products can be seen and sampled and confectioners demonstrate their craft.

Premium innovations and organic and ethically sourced products continue to pour onto the market as consumers see chocolate as a rewarding and luxurious treat and become more concerned about the provenance of their confectionery.

In March this year, Nestlé announced the establishment of a research and development centre dedicated entirely to dark and premium chocolate.

In addition, reflective of its continued popularity, organic chocolate brand Green & Black's (part of Cadburys) has just been awarded three prizes by readers of UK Good House Keeping in the magazine's Food Awards for best organic product available in a supermarket, favourite Fairtrade product and favourite comfort food."

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