News in brief

On 24-25 November, Whole Earth hosted the first-ever peanut butter fondue bar in Shoreditch, London, giving the public the opportunity to experiment with different dipping combinations.

Healthy chocolate brand Cocoa+ has launched into 268 Holland & Barrett stores with its High Protein Chocolate Advent Calendar.

Chocolate brand Raw Halo has returned to Crowdcube for the second time to raise investment for expansion into national supermarkets, marketing and new product development.

BetterYou’s MagnesiumGel has been voted Best Sport Product by retailers at the Natural Health Trade Summit 2017.

Nom Foods has announced its newest listing, with its Original, Banana, and Protein oat bars launching into Co-op stores around the country.

Easy Bean’s new Cheddar Crunch Chickpea Crispbread has scooped the top award in the Snacks – Biscuits Savoury category at the Quality Food Awards.

Natural fruit drinks company Berrywhite Natural Drinks has set up a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £150,000.

The Groovy Food Company has secured listings for its Organic Coconut Flour in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Ocado, with its Coconut Sugar also being listed by the latter.

Hodmedod won two awards at the Good Choice! Quality Food Awards: its Yellow Pea Flour won the Healthier and Free From Flour category and its Horseradish Roasted Green Peas Won Bagged Savoury Snacks.