The European brand is one of the first to use the natural sugar from the cocoa bean itself and naturally occurring sugars from fruits such as melons to lightly sweeten their recipe, receiving more than 10 invention patents.
The food investment company joins Jim Mellon's Agronomics Limited in backing sustainable and ethical chocolate to counteract the mass global deforestation and child labor used to meet the demand for cocoa
February 7, 2022
CULT Food Science Corp. has diversified its cell-based food portfolio via an investment into cultured chocolate manufacturer, California Cultured Inc., Davis, Calif. The company uses cell culture technology to produce cocoa products like cocoa powder, chocolate and cocoa butter with the goal of creating sustainable and ethical chocolate for consumption around the world.
Ferrero North America, part of the global confectionery company the Ferrero Group, broke ground on a new 70,000-square-foot chocolate processing facility in Bloomington, Illinois. It will be the Ferrero Group's third facility that processes chocolate, and its first outside of Europe. The new plant is set to open in spring 2023.