Tag Archives: confectionery

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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Mars Wrigley Australia appoints new GM

Andrew Leakey has been appointed General Manager for the Mars Wrigley business in Australia. The announcement follows the departure of previous GM Andrew Loader, who leaves the business after almost twenty years of service to pursue his interests in supporting new and emerging businesses and developing tomorrow’s leaders. Mr Leakey …

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Votes are in for Allen’s Fruits & Cream addition

Following a week-long campaign that pitted three contenders against one another, Allen’s has announced the latest addition to its Fruits & Cream range – Blackberry & Cream – based on consumer votes. Voting for the newest flavour was hosted online and supported through Allen’s Lollies’ social-media presence, with more than …

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Violet Crumble finds a new home with Robern Menz

South Australian confectioner Robern Menz is bringing an Australian favourite snack back under Aussie ownership with the acquisition of the Violet Crumble brand from Nestlé. The fourth-generation family-owned business has secured Nestlé’s rights to the Violet Crumble trademark and brand globally, with manufacturing, sales, and marketing to transition from Nestlé …

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Aussie lolly favourites are back!

The Allen’s pop-up store that prompted a frenzy last year returns, sweeter than ever. Allen’s Lollysmiths will offer the “ultimate shopping experience”, allowing guests to pick ‘n’ mix their favourite lollies including Spearmint Leaves and Green Frogs, and create personalised, custom lolly jars. Beloved childhood classics will be available, along …

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Yowie back on shelves thanks to The Distributors

The Yowie milk-chocolate treat has returned to Australian store shelves after a 12-year absence, with a new recipe. Nut free and gluten free with no GMO, palm oil, trans fat or high-fructose corn syrup, Yowie is ethically sourced with Rainforest Alliance certification. The Yowie is available as a ‘wildlife-playmate’ collectable, …

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M&M’s launches block-chocolate range

Australia is the first market in the world to experience the new M&M’s block-chocolate range, which is promoted as combining M&M’s with smooth milk chocolate. M&M’s parent Mars Chocolate Australia says the block range, available in Milk, Almond, Hazelnut, Crispy, Crispy Mint and Strawberry varieties, is designed to tempt chocolate …

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Loving Earth’s pocket-sized chocolates

Organic confectionery company Loving Earth is launching a new range of pocket-sized chocolate bars that feature classic flavours combined into one bar. The five new flavours include Banoffee Bang Bang, Coffee Ka-Pow, Very Buck’n Berry, Turkishly Delightful and Salted Caramel Swayzee. The organic chocolates will be available from March with …

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Allen’s pops up with Sydney CBD Lolly Bar

Allen’s Lolly Bar will be open until Christmas at Westfield Sydney. According to parent company Nestlé, the pop-up store will allow Sydneysiders to pick and mix childhood classics, create bespoke lolly jars, try never-before-seen limited-edition lollies and reminisce over the return of some classic favourites. “Sydneysiders have asked for something …

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