A roller coaster month with conflicting reports skewing the market at one point causing a jump of £170 ...
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Some ideas for using Taura Natural Fruit Pieces
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This month's featured product is Taura Natural Ingredients
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We have lots of exciting new products this month
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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.



New Prices

As from the 3rd January our new price list has come into effect. The good news is that in overall terms, chocolate prices are down by an average of around 3%, although this varies from product to product. The Cocoa Market is now low and as both our main suppliers, Callebaut and Belcolade, buy cover on a frequent and regular basis over a 6 month period, to average out the peaks and troughs, the full effect of the lower market will only come through mid way in 2012. So we do expect a more significant drop in Chocolate prices with effect from 1st July this of course assumes that the market remains around current levels.

To download a new full price list click here.


HB Ingredients are proud to announce that just before Christmas we were awarded accreditation against BRC Global Standard-Storage and Distribution.

This came after much work by all staff but especially by Julie Long, our Quality Systems Co-ordinator.

To download a copy of our certificate please click here.

Meridian Packaging

HB Ingredients is pleased to announce that we have negotiated a discount with Meridian Specialty Packaging for our customers. You will receive a 5% discount from your first order under £500 and a 10% discount from your first order over £500. Click here for full details as to how you can claim your discounts.

As a manufacturer, Meridian specialises in short-to-medium runs, fulfilling a key part of the food retail packaging sector by offering industry-leading quality but with prices and lead-times geared to meet smaller volume requirements.

As a stockist of confectionery packaging, what started with a core range of ballotins and bags for chocolates, fudge and sweets has become one of Europe's largest collections of confectionery packaging. You can shop online through our Product Catalogue or place orders and pay for them over the phone by credit card.


Valentines Day is only 6 weeks away, now is the time to think of original ideas, click here for some of our suggestions.

Ian White

It is with regret that we have to announce that Ian White, our account manager covering the West Country and Food Service customers is leaving HB Ingredients as from the beginning of 2012. Ian has decided to take some time out and travel the world. He has been a great asset to the company and we wish him well for the future.

Yearly Survey

It is the time of year when we ask our customers to let us know how we are performing, so that we can make sure our service levels are being maintained to a high standard.

Please can you spend a few minutes to give us your thoughts.

By completing our survey you will be entered into a draw, to be held on 25th January 2012, with the winner receiving a copy of:

"CHOCOCO - Chocolate Cookbook" by Claire Burnet (Claire Burnet of artisan chocolate makers Chococo, shares more than 65 delicious recipes inspired by their award winning range of chocolates)

and a copy of:

"Chocolate Unwrapped" by Sarah Jane Evans (The perfect guide to choosing your next bar of "real" chocolate. Discover more than 80 of the world's top producers and their bars - single origin, ethical and fair trade, classic and new flavours.)

To complete the survey, first just press your reply button to this e-mail and then fill in the boxes, giving marks out of 10, with 10 being "excellent" and then e-mail it back to us:


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