It’s always a pleasant surprise to read about chocolate in a positive manner especially as it’s something we all love to snack on from time to time. Chocolate should be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet, as well as in moderation but further to this, it doesn’t all have to be rules!
Just weeks after announcing the purchase of Cambridge Vending, Montagu Group has completed another major acquisition. Montagu has bought the trade and assets of three businesses from AIM listed Uvenco UK PLC; namely Uvenco vending, Snack-in-the-Box and Drinkmaster.
The new Wowsome bar will be avialable in the UK and Ireland from March and will feature 30% less sugar than other chocolate bars. Nestle have stated that the product doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colours or flavours and it is also the first Milkybar to contain both milk and white chocolate within the same bar!
This Christmas season sees Mars UK set with a wide range of products in different sizes and price points, so there’s something for everyone! The creations provide a seasonal twist on the public’s favourite chocolates.
An exciting new ‘lifestyle’ campaign has been announced from Mars UK to promote the 2017 launched bars Goodness Knows, as well as Mars protein and Snickers protein varieties in the new year, 2018.
Nestle has announced that they will be sticking to their plans of reducing 10% of total sugar from their confectionery by 2018 in the UK and Ireland.
Members of Cocoa & Forests Initiative has announced plans to take action against ending cocoa driven deforestation, a problem that has arisen and becomes more apparent in recent years. This has come about after pledges made at the UN climate Change conference and involves big brands like Mars, Nestle and Hershey.
Snack in the Box has long been established in Northern Ireland and we asked our Franchise Manager, Stuart Boyd, who works alongside our Franchisees in the area, for some further details.
Our latest new franchisee is Stephen Bundy who has taken over the areas of Fife, Perth and Dundee in the east of Scotland.
Chocolate week sees the 13th consecutive yearly celebrations this week from 9th – 15th October, 2017. Hundreds of events are expected across the UK, with the country’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companies, hotels and restaurants celebrating.