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Trendspotting in 2023: A glorious bouquet of Valentine snacks and bakes

By Gill Hyslop

$23.9bn was spent on gifting last year, with 53% of American planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day again in style in 2023 – and nine million of them choosing this event to pop the big question, according to stats gathered by GiftWrapper. That’s big business...

The growth of frozen baked goods is expected to surpass pastries in the US in 2018. Pic: Creative Commons CC0.

Gluten-free trend fuels private-label pastries growth in US: Euromonitor

By Douglas Yu

Strong US consumer interest in natural and gluten-free products has led to a resurgence of the bakery section - especially private-label pastries - but the growth of the frozen baked goods is expected to eventually surpass pastries, says Euromonitor International.

Will Bimbo and Flowers shift away from core bread focus? Perhaps Aryzta will create bake-off Twinkies...

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Twinkies takeover: Who could buy Hostess?

By Kacey Culliney

Grupo Bimbo, Flowers Foods, Post and Aryzta have all been touted as suitors in the rumored $2bn Hostess Brands sell-out, but who is best-suited to take on the infamous Twinkie?

Quinoa can be incorporated into bread and cakes without taste or structure impact, says DeutscheBack

Baking mixes stabilize quinoa in bread and cakes

By Kacey Culliney

Quinoa flour can be incorporated into breads and cakes without negative impacts on taste or structure thanks to a range of baking mixes developed by ingredients specialist DeutscheBack.

Snack Size Science: Hershey’s healthy chocolate cake

Snack Size Science: Hershey’s healthy chocolate cake

By Stephen Daniells

FoodNavigator's Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how to make chocolate cake healthier, and boosting the nutritional profile of gluten-free bread.


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