Gluten-free & Allergens

The rules speak for themselves. Pic: Rule Breaker Snacks

Bimbo-backed Rule Breaker sets its sights on $2.2m in 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Rule Breaker Snacks – a Grupo Bimbo-backed brand of allergen-free plant-based brownies and blondies – has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to meet runaway demand sparked by a Shark Tank appearance last year.

The next class of CoLab is poised to learn how to set the snacking space on fire. Pic: GettyImages/HADAII POLIASHENKO

The 10 better-for-you snack start-up disruptors to watch in 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Ten US-based, mission-driven brands have won a coveted spot in Mondelēz International’s CoLab engagement programme (now in its second year), each supported with a $20,000 grant, mentorship and hands-on collaboration with industry experts.

Some of of the brands recognised as clean label frontrunners in 2022. Pic: AA

The world’s leading clean label trendsetters for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Belgium’s Lotus Biscoff Spread, Ladurée biscuits from France, the UK’s Walkers Shortbread Fingers and Snyder’s of Hanover (US) are among the swathes of winners recognised by the 2022 A.A. Taste Awards.

Quinn has recently added gluten-free Maple Almond Filled Pretzel Nuggets and Plant-Based Cheezy Filled Pretzel Nuggets to its expanding 100% natural product lineup. Pic: Quinn

Quinn shuffles executive team

By Gill Hyslop

The Colorado-based snack producer has appointed Mike Kewon as its new chief executive officer, allowing Kristy Lewis’ to step up as chief vision officer to get back into why she started Quinn in the first place: to challenge the status quo in the food...

The bolt on of Firebird Artisan Mills' assets will help Ardent Mills diversify its portfolio. Pic: GettyImages/minoandriani

Ardent Mills completes acquisition of Firebird Artisan Mills’ assets

By Gill Hyslop

Over the next several months, the Firebird Artisan Mills brand and products will be fully integrated into Ardent Mills, enabling the flour-milling and ingredients specialist to bolster its nutrition offerings to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse...

Best Alternativa is spearheading the gluten-free movement in the Ukraine. Pic: Best Alternativa

EBRD helps pioneer spearhead Ukraine’s gluten-free movement

By Gill Hyslop

Best Alternativa was creating rice-based products long before the gluten-free trend took root in Ukraine, spearheading the movement in the region with backing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

BFF Limited produces around 150 million Christmas mince pies annually. Pic: BFF

The Christmas mince pie trends of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

While the rest of the UK enjoyed the summer, ambient cake and dessert manufacturer BBF Limited (BBF) were gearing up and preparing around 150 million mince pies for the upcoming festivities.

All the winners of the BIA 2021 awards. Pic: British Baker

Bakery Oscars: The BIA winners of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

From the UK’s best bakes, we reveal the winners that took the cake at the dazzling events ceremony hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood at the Royal Lancaster in London on 21 October.

Davina Steel produces a range of gluten free baked goods from a purpose-built commercial bakery in East Anglia. Pic: Davina Steel Gluten Free

Davina Steel Gluten Free’s export sales soar

By Gill Hyslop

While the UK has seen supply chain issues and shortages in the food sector, gluten free bakery brand Davina Steel is experiencing a massive surge in export orders.

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