With the development of chocolate drinks reaching back to 1974 and supported by a history of working with chocolate back to 1911 on site at Knighton Foods, it’s not surprising to understand why we have celebrated National Hot Chocolate Day today, 31st January 2018.
Last month we had the pleasure of inviting Angus Kennedy to the site here at Knighton. Described as being the UK’s real life Willy Wonka, Angus has a career that see’s him courting some of the most influential people and businesses globally within the chocolate industry.
As part of the strategy for growth and continual development of Knighton Foods we are pleased to announce the installation and commissioning of our brand new GMS Multiflux® blending system from Gericke Ltd.
Knighton Foods are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with OptiBiotix Health plc that sees Knighton Foods granted with an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply OptiBiotix’s SlimBiome® within the UK.
Friday 6th of October saw the Knighton Foods Ingredients team attending the 2017 London Chocolate Forum. Hosted by Angus Kennedy, one of the chocolate industries most respected individuals the event took place at The Crystal building in the heart of Royal Victoria Docks in London and boasts “a prestigious chocolate industry conference for senior management from within the international chocolate trade”.
On Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th September some of the Knighton Foods team headed to the London Excel to exhibit as part of the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo. Boasting over 200 hundred cutting edge suppliers and 150 expert led seminars, the event attracts thousands of visitors from small independent coffee shops through to some of the major national and international retailers.
Chocolate is a well-loved and important ingredient in numerous food products globally from beverages through to baked products. Yet real chocolate powder has not always been available in large enough quantities for commercial use due to the difficulty in controlling the crystal structure of the finished product.
Over the coming weeks we will be saying goodbye to an old friend here at Knighton Foods.
Until 2014 Knighton Foods had its very own, onsite fire crew. The current appliance first registered in 1977 had been secured in the early 1990’s from Northern Ireland and was supported at its height with 12 members of Knighton Foods staff fully trained to provide safe operation.
Yesterday we welcomed a film crew on behalf of one of our customers. It’s always fantastic fun to show and tell people about what we do here at Knighton, along with celebrating the history of the site.
Today the new product development (NPD) team have been hard at work presenting to one of our customers. They have come up with some absolutely fantastic applications and flavours, you could almost have been mistaken for thinking that Willy Wonka himself was going to step through the door at any moment. Of course the day wasn’t all just fun, fun, fun the customer was looking to expand their current portfolio of products and the team were super excited to show just what they had achieved.
Wednesday 31st May saw the team at Knighton Foods celebrating the official opening of its brand new £120k Customer Innovation Centre. Opened by Mark Hughes – Procurement & Central Operations Director for Premier Foods, the centre has been designed to provide “an inspirational environment where free thinking, creativity and innovation can all come together”.