Scorched peanut bar returns

The last time this chocolate bar was on our shelves Malcolm Fraser was prime minister. The popular Scorched Peanut Bar, produced by Cooks Confectionary, has made a quiet return to Australian shelves. The 45g bar, described as “scorched peanuts encased in smooth toffee covered in milk chocolate” can be found in retailers across the country,

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Kit Kat Gold

KitKat Gold wins C&I Choice of the Year

It’s gold by name and now gold by accolade as Nestle’s KitKat Gold Choc Whirl takes out C&I’s Choice of the Year award. It’s a fitting win for the confection, which Nestle launched with an impressive pop-up installation that allowed customers to take one of the more than 8,000 bars from an edible wall to

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Violet Crumble celebrates anniversary

Violet Crumble celebrates anniversary

Australian iconic chocolate brand, Violet Crumble is this month celebrating one year of production back in Australia. Having been purchased from Nestle by Adelaide-based family-owned chocolatier, Robern Menz, the bar has experienced huge growth in sales and distribution, secured a US export deal, and introduced a number of new formats to consumers including the Bag,

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Insect chocolates hit IGA shelves

Insect snacks creeping onto IGA shelves

Health food bars made from ‘organic crickets’ are now being stocked at IGA stores across Australia. Grilo Protein is a Byron Bay based company which aims to create ‘better health, sustainable and future-conscious’ food.  According to the company, insects are nutrient-dense, sustainable and ‘taste delicious’. Rob Outridge, from IGA Maleny, Queensland said he initially thought

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Yowie chocolate maker takes $741k hit to bottom line

Yowie has been forced to suffer a $741,000 hit to its bottom line after its board discovered its assets were incorrectly valued. The Aussie chocolate maker’s assets were found to be worth more than its $A16.9 million market capitalisation. Updating investors in a post to the ASX this morning, Yowie’s non-executive chairman Louis Carroll said

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