• New report shows further sugar reduction progress by food industry

    By Vending International on September 30, 2019
    Public Health England (PHE) has published its second-year report on progress made by the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in everyday foods revealing some welcome results. The report reveals the sugar reduction achieved by retailers and manufacturers (in home sector) and the out of home sector (including restaurants, pubs and cafes) in foods contributing the most sugar to children’s diets, such […]
  • Mondelēz International brings kids’ treats to under 100 calories

    By Vending International on August 5, 2019
    Mondelēz International is pledging to bring all its Cadbury chocolate and wider biscuit products, typically bought by parents for children, to under 100 calories. This will see billions of calories removed from the market. The move would see Fudge, Curly Wurly and Chomp as well as Barny sponge bears brought under 100 calories by the end of 2020, while Cadbury […]
  • Nestlé introduces 70% dark chocolate made from the cocoa fruit

    By Vending International on July 26, 2019
    Nestlé has announced it has created a “unique” chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit, using the beans and pulp as the only ingredients and therefore not adding any refined sugar. Nestlé plans to introduce the first product in Japan in the autumn of this year through its KitKat Chocolatory. Further products in other countries will follow next year, through some […]
  • New no added sugar wafers and cookies from Diablo

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Diablo Sugar Free is a one-stop-shop for all your sugar free needs, offering a choice of over 40 items from a selection of chocolate bars, Belgian chocolate wafers, cookies, muesli bars, chocolate spread and a selection of excellent sweets. The brand has recently extended its range with no added sugar cream filled sandwich cookies in two flavours – vanilla and […]
  • Mr Lee’s putting the spice into Spring with new reformulated flavours

    By Vending International on June 4, 2019
    Mr Lee’s Pure Foods’ award-winning brand of gourmet instant noodles have further improved the recipes in their cups. After growing substantially over the past couple of years, the brand has reformulated its recipes. By further balancing their seasoning levels, introducing generous, game-changing chunks of 100% chicken breast into two of their flavours alongside their market-leading amounts of freeze-dried veggies and […]
  • Noodle Kiosk launches in Elephant and Castle

    By Vending International on March 15, 2019
    Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co, known for its “No Worries, Eat Happy” food and tech brand is causing a stir in the convenience food and ready meals sector by launching their award-winning Noodle Kiosk at the SafeStay in Elephant and Castle in London, following its initial launch at Huddersfield University last year. CEO Damien Lee and his team are providing […]
  • Ruby chocolate to take off in 2019

    By Vending International on January 30, 2019
    Ruby chocolate is now recognised around the world as the food trend for 2019 by research agencies, media and food experts. This fourth type of chocolate has also been awarded for its innovation in the United States and the Middle East. At the sweets and snacks trade fair ISM, held in Cologne this week, at least 11 new brands introduced […]
  • AVA announces winner of student catering contest

    By Vending International on December 17, 2018
    The AVA continued to work with the University College Birmingham through 2018, with its continued support of the annual catering competition. This year the contest was won by the team Catherine A Watson with its gluten free and vegan macaroons, Aquarons. The annual catering competition helps to inspire the next generation of would-be product developers and give them the opportunity […]
  • Smart pizza?

    By Vending International on November 20, 2018
    New to the UK market is the Smart Pizza machine, which this month partnered with the European Pizza and Pasta Show in London. In August, the machine’s manufacturer, API Tech opened a trade office in London offering the “Smart Pizza” – an automatic pizza distributor with an integrated oven. Extending the concept to the UK market, managing director of API […]
  • Mr Lee’s Noodle Kiosk launches at Huddersfield University

    By Vending International on October 23, 2018
    Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co stirred things up this month at Huddersfield University with a trial launch of the company’s award-winning, Noodle Kiosk vending machine. These digital, interactive noodle bars offer students 24/7 access to hot, healthy foods that are prepared quick for “on-the-go”, or a “sit down ready” meal. The nationwide roll-out aims to challenge how we purchase foods […]