Tag Archives: Chocolate

Violet Crumble celebrates a successful year

Violet Crumble is celebrating one year of production back in Australia. Last year, the iconic chocolate bar was acquired from Nestlé by Adelaide-based family-owned company, Robern Menz. Violet Crumble, according to Robern Menz, has seen a 50 per cent increase in sales.  This is attributed to an expansion into the …

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Nightmare before Christmas is hallowed treat

Australians will spend an estimated $159 million today on chocolate and other confectionery products as Halloween grows in popularity down under, according to research released by Mars Wrigley Australia. When it comes to confectionery spend, the average works out to be $21.89. One-third of celebrators spend between $15 to $30 …

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Green & Black meets taste for indulgence and ethics

Green & Black’s new Smooth range offers 70 per cent dark chocolate blocks made from what is claimed to be ethically sourced cocoa and the finest ingredients. According to Green & Black, the new range contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The cocoa in the Smooth range is sourced …

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Think inside the box with Roses on Mother’s Day

Cadbury Roses is collaborating with Australian illustrator Megan Hess to design a special gift pack in time for Mother’s Day. It’s the first time the two have ever worked together, Cadbury says. Cadbury describes Megan Hess as “an international fashion artist who works with some of the most prestigious fashion …

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ARA predicts cracking Easter trade for retailers

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) predicts that retailers across Australia will enjoy bumper sales of Easter treats this year. However, IBISWorld struck a more cautious note. Many retailers stock their shelves with Easter products just after New Year. Yet most Easter sales take place the week before Good Friday, says …

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Brand-new Salty Golden Gaytime arrives for summer

Streets Ice Cream has launched a brand new Golden Gaytime just in time for summer – the Salty Golden Gaytime. Streets describes it as, “An utterly delicious take on Australia’s favourite ice cream, with toffee and vanilla ice cream, chocolate, iconic vanilla crumbs and a savoury, light sprinkling of salt.” …

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Darrell Lea acquires Heritage Fine Chocolates

Darrell Lea has acquired Melbourne-based independent chocolate company Heritage Fine Chocolates. According to Darrell Lea, the purchase enables it to establish a chocolate “centre of excellence” in Melbourne. The company says the acquisition will create up to 50 new jobs within the first year of operation. It has also said …

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Shock poll: only 1 in 3 have tried a ‘Tim Tam Slam’

New data from Arnott’s reveal that 90 per cent of Australians surveyed eat Tim Tams. Yet relatively few know about the “Tim Tam Slam”. Shock findings According to Arnott’s, 4.1 million Aussies “confess” to indulging in this biscuit on a weekly basis. But the research also indicates that only half …

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