Cocoa Prices continued to fluctuate within the overall range of 1450-1600 that we have seen so far all year.
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This month's recipes are a selection from Pidy using their pastry cases
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This month's featured products are the Couplet Coloured and Flavoured Sugars
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We have lots of exciting new products this month
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Brain Teaser, and the latest video by Jean-Pierre Wybauw
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"The Doctors"
Don't forget to ask"The Chocolate Doctor" or the "Ingredients Doctor" to answer your questions.


Click here to access details of Chocolate Courses that HB Ingredients can recommend.
The Callebaut Chocolate Academy have published their 2011-2012 prospectus.



HB Ingredients wish all of our customers a Happy Easter break.

We will be closed on Good Friday 6th April and Bank Holiday Monday 9th April.

Although we can normally offer a next day delivery service, we cannot guarantee it. Therefore to be sure of receiving your order before Easter it must be placed before 11am on Tuesday 3rd April. Orders placed after this will potentially be held in a hub over Easter and could be affected by any adverse weather conditions.

New Product

We can now supply Meringue nests, these are 8.5cm wide and come 72 to the box.

With the busy summer approaching, the Jub-ilee and the Olympics, these are a must for Food Service customers and Chocolatiers.

For full details put this code: IP.MERNEST72, into the "Quick Search" on our website.

The Journey has Begun
(Sustainably Produced, Sustainably Transported)

On Saturday 24th March Tres Hombres, the engineless Brigantine, cast off from Grenada at the beginning of her journey to Portsmouth via the Azores.

In a solar powered, temperature controlled com-partment within her hold is over 4 tonnes of chocolate bars from The Grenada Chocolate Company. This is the first carbon-neutral Trans Atlantic delivery of chocolate to Europe. For more details and to follow this exciting journey.........

HB Ingredients Staff Easter Raffle




Our staff are entering an Easter raffle with the proceeds going to charity.

Jayne, our in-house chocolatier, has worked her magic and produced three eggs celebrating the Jubilee, as prizes.





HB Ingredients Online Shop

The online shop is continuing to be successful as people are taking advantage of the 3% online discount (this applies to orders under £1000 and for payment by credit card at point of ordering). It is very easy to order as all you need is to be logged into need to be registered on our site first before you can log in). Then simply add the products you require to your basket and pay by credit/debit card. All orders placed before 11.00am will be delivered the next working day.

Take advantage of the 3% discount when ordering online at a time which is convenient for you. The shop is open 24 hours a day.

Since January 2012 the online shop has so far taken 516 orders.

New from Pidy-Veggie Cups

Veggie Cups, made with Pidy's fantastic Foncage pastry, super crisp, light and able to be filled many hours before serving without going soggy (up to 18 hours, covered in a fridge, depending on filling). Enhanced with 30% pure vegetable juice, these attractive, healthy & tasty canapé products represent a new future for canapés.
There are four varieties available:

  • beetroot
  • carrot
  • spinach
  • celeriac

For more information click on the YouTube link below.

HB Ingredients Chocademy

Our next chocolate course, Introduction to Chocolate for Beginners, will be held on 17th April 2012.

The course is designed for beginners or chocolate lovers who wish to learn the techniques required to create their own truffles, hand dipped chocolates, decorative chocolate bars and decorating chocolate moulds.

Price £99.00 plus VAT

For further details please contact Jayne,
email: or call 0845 8800 799

Top 10 things you need to know about Food Information Regulation

The Food Information Regulation has been described as the most important and all-encompassing change to food labelling in the European Union for 30 years. 

The regulation came into force on 13 December 2011, with most of the provisions applying from 13 December 2014, although mandatory nutrition labelling will not come into effect until two years later. 

This regulation applies throughout the EU to food business operators at all stages of the food chain, where their activities concern the provision of food information to consumers. So, what exactly is required of food business operators? Read the full article...............

New Book Available

We now have available, "Decorating Cakes with Chocolate and Transfer Sheets" by Tracey Mann.

This is a very informative book explaining in detail how to create amazing designs using chocolate and transfer sheets. Ever wondered how to produce stunning flower's all here.

To order put this product code:M.BOOKCAKEDECOR into the "Quick Search" on our website.


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l Estate, Lewes, East Sussex. BN8 6JL.
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