HB Ingredients Newsletter No 32 October 2010


Commodity and Currency


Following the drop in the Cocoa Market during August, September started in the same way with the market weakening to a 12 month low. ......
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Recipe of Month


Our recipe of the month contains some ingredients that HB Ingredients supply.
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New Products


We have some exciting new product ranges, El Ciebo, Chocolaterie de L'Opera and some new Pidy products

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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 published their 2010-2011 prospectus.




Following the move to Lewes last month, we are now settled in the new premises and finally the Security fencing and Building contractors have completed the planned works. So back to business as usual!

We are delighted to announce that Carol Nash has joined the HB team as Business Development Manager. Carol has enormous experience in the Food Industry at all levels and her talents will be focused on certain projects to further develop the market whilst supporting the Account Managers.

As can be seen from our recent Commodity Reports, certain prices are moving upwards....

From 1st October,

Glucose – up by 8p/kilo (15kilo and 25kilo tubs) up 10p/kilo (1 kilo tubs)

Fondant – up by 3p/kilo – Organic Fondant up by 15p/kilo

Van Houten Vending products – general increase due to high Cocoa Powder prices, we envisage being able to hold the new levels for at least 6 months.

Chocolate prices will decrease from 1st January 2011, please plan to de-stock by the end of December!


We are proud to be sponsoring the UK heat of the World Chocolate Masters.
The competition will take place at The Restaurant Show at Earls Court in London on 11th and 12th October.
At the competition the workmanship and creations of the contestants will be judged by a professional jury and the winner will be crowned the UK Chocolate Master 2010-11.
The UK Chocolate Master will then go on to represent the UK at the World Finals in Paris in October 2011.

Click here for full details of the competitors.

On our stand, B99, we are showcasing Pidy Gourmet products, here is a background to Pidy Gourmet.

Their Corporate Chef Mark Van Der Haegan will be demonstrating the versatility of their products at the following times in the display kitchen:

Monday 11th 3pm-4pm
Tuesday 12th 2pm-3pm
Wednesday 13th 12pm-12.45pm

To register for free entry, please click here.

Christmas Looms

Where has this year gone?

We have put together some products that have a seasonal flavour.
Click here for full details.

HB Ingredients Christmas Shutdown

HB Ingredients will officially close at 2pm on Thursday 23rd December and re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2011.
Although we will be closed we will still have skeleton staff on during the shut down for any emergency orders.


FairTrade– Fair for Everyone?

I think most people subscribe to the fact that farmers in the Third World have traditionally had a rough deal, especially when the developed world have an insatiable demand for products like Cocoa and Coffee. So it was refreshing when movements such as Max Havelaar were formed in 1992 to take forward the fair trade concept from niche to mainstream. Read the full article. ----------->

Finding Products on our Website

With over 1100 products on our website we appreciate that navigating to what you want or to see what we have, can seem to be a little daunting.

Please use the navigation links on the left of the page or use the "Quick Search"

Order on-line and get a 3% Discount

Place your order with either, www.hbingredients.co.uk or www.chocolateforconnoisseurs.co.uk, at a time that is convenient to yourself, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and receive a 3% discount off your total order.

Chocolate for Connoisseurs Forum

With our new website, www.chocolateforconnoisseurs.co.uk, bringing you so many new "Origin" chocolates, each with a distinctive flavour profile, we have added a Forum to the site. Join the Forum and share your experience of these new products, it's easy to join, click here.



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