HB Ingredients Newsletter No 22 December 2009


Commodity and Currency News


Our cocoa and currency news this month covers the last three months

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Press Release


This month Pidy Gourmet announce two new products

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Special Offers


Seasonal Special Offers


"The Doctors"

"The Doctors"

Don't forget to ask"The Chocolate Doctor" or the "Ingredients Doctor" to answer your questions.


Chocolate Courses

Click here to access details of Chocolate Courses that HB Ingredients can recommend.
The Callebaut Chocolate Academy have just published their 2009-2010 prospectus.




New Prices

Our new prices come into effect on 1st January 2010, please click here to view a copy of our new price list.

Happy Christmas to Our Customers and Suppliers.

We felt that it would be more appropriate to donate £500.00 to "Help the Heroes", this year, than to send Christmas cards.

Help for Heroes

Therefore we would like to take this opportunity of wishing our customers and suppliers a very Happy Christmas, a prosperous New Year and to thank you for your continued custom during 2009.

Christmas Opening Times

Last orders will be dispatched from our warehouse by 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd December, although we cannot gaurantee that they will be delivered before the Christmas/New Year holiday begins.
To guarantee delivery before the Christmas/New Year holiday orders must be placed before noon on Friday 18th December.

Our normal service, ie orders placed before 12 noon being delivered the following day, will resume on Monday January 4th 2010.

During the period between Christmas and New Year, we will be checking on e-mails and any messages left on our answerphone.

Also just as a reminder about having too much to drink over the festive period, click here.

Press Release

We are including a new section in our Newsletter called "Press Release". and it will contain details of any new products that we can offer.

Clear Labelling

The article below appeared in the Sunday Telegraph and has relevance to "Origin" chocolate being produced in the "Origin" country or manufactured using "Origin" beans.

"A new campaign has been launched to get clearer labelling on food products in the UK.

The campaign, which has been introduced by the Sunday Telegraph, aims to get clarity over the "baffling" food labelling scheme which is currently in place.

One of the areas which the campaign wants to address is the system which allows meat to be labelled British, despite being reared abroad. It also wants clear labels explaining where a food product is processed and where the main meat or fish ingredients are from.

The Conservative party says that country of origin labelling should be compulsory following the launch of the party's Honest food campaign.
Shadow environment secretary Nick Herbert said that a voluntary agreement between food retailers was not enough but said that there was a "lack of political will" from the government to reform the current confusion.

A recent ICM poll commissioned by the Conservatives revealed that 89 per cent of voters would support a labelling system that highlighted where meat was born and bred.

In the US the Food and Drug Administration has criticised US manufacturers Kraft Foods, Kellogg's and General Mills over some of their Smart Choice-labelled products, following growing concern about obesity rates."




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