Posted on December 29, 2019 12:05 pm

How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions

Christmas is over, New Year has been and gone, and we’re assuming that, like us, you’ve probably overindulged over the festive period. Like us you might have eaten too much candy, crisps and treats and are now thinking about trying to be a bit healthier. Everything in moderation! A massive 80% of people surveyed in […]

Posted on December 19, 2019 11:58 am

Storing data in your candy bars?

The popularity of American candy has been soaring in recent years, with brands like Reese’s, Hershey and Jolly Rancher becoming near household names these days. But what if scientists have found a way to programme data into your candy bars?  It’s the stuff of sci-fi but scientific advances have brought us in recent years things […]

Posted on December 9, 2019 11:49 am

Replacing Cocoa with Mangoes

As the world heats up, we’re going to have to find more innovative ways of satisfying our sweet tooth. Right now the popularity of candy and confectionery is exploding, especially in the UK, where American candies, chocolate, sweets and sodas are fast becoming a new favourite in British cupboards.  We’re all keen on being fairer […]

Posted on November 26, 2019 11:43 am

Candy, Cavemen and Brexit

How we trade, manufacturer and argue like cavemen The Bronze Age in Britain, officially recognised as the era between the stone age and the iron age, lasted from 2,400 b.c to 800 b.c and it’s probably something you learned about briefly in school and then forgot all about. I’d be lying if I said I […]

Posted on November 19, 2019 11:40 am

Shopping habits in the 21st century

Shopping is changing with technology For Millennials, which is taken to mean those born between 1981 and 1996, there’s an odd period in time where we remember what it was like without mobile phones and the internet, and yet we’re also completely comfortable with today’s technology and how it’s used. Looking back, it feels strange […]

Posted on November 9, 2019 11:36 am

Robot Factories and The Future

Robotics and automation There’s something instinctively unnatural about imagining an entire factory floor working away at creating products, cars, computers or anything else without any human interaction. Maybe it’s something to do with our sci-fi representations of robotics over the years and the idea that complete automation is somehow an apocalyptic nightmare where humanity becomes […]

Posted on October 27, 2019 10:51 am

The History of Sweets

According to Statista, almost half the people in the UK admit to eating sweets or chocolate more than once a week, and nearly a quarter eat them every single day. It’s not an exaggeration to say that British people love sweets and chocolate and, in fact, we consume the most sugar of anywhere in Europe, […]

Posted on October 17, 2019 10:50 am

The New Sugar Substitutes

As candy, chocolate and confectionary manufacturers are encouraged to join the healthy, environmentally conscious new future; the focus has started to shift over to potential sugar substitutes of the future. As a nation, Britain consumes more sugar than anybody else in Europe, and relatively only slightly less than America. It’s acknowledged that we need to […]

Posted on October 7, 2019 10:44 am

How Are Sweets Made?

It’s tempting to assume that the sweets we eat, and to a lesser extent the chocolate, has always just been around forever, but how are sweets made? There are a shockingly small number of brand new products that enter the market on any given year, considering the brand recognition and power of many of our […]

Posted on September 21, 2019 12:14 pm

American Halloween Candy 2019

Halloween 2019 – What’s hot? It’s one of the biggest holidays of the year in the UK (not a public holiday, of course, but surely it’s just a matter of time). There was a time not that long ago Halloween wasn’t even that popular across the UK, but with thanks to popular American TV which […]