Sweet Brasil
09/30/2018 Press Release




With a strong growth in exports, companies invest in innovation and exhibit Brazilian flavours, typical products, better-for-you and best-sellers at Confectionery Hall 5A Stand G180 and in Hall 8 016-019 and 064


            The Brazilian delegation of confectionery and snacks at SIAL (Salon International de l’Alimentation, in English, Global Food Marketplace) 2018 is made up of 15 companies, representing one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country. Brazilian products that are best sellers abroad, international releases, novelties in better-for-you food area and typical flavours of Brazil are on display at the Parc des Expositions in Paris from 21 to 25 October.

            The companies and their products will be in Hall 5A stand G180 and stands 016 to 019 and 062, in the Brazil Pavilion in Hall 8, with the support of the Sweets and Snacks Project, a partnership created by the Brazilian Chocolates, Peanuts and Candies Manufacturers Association (ABICAB) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).

            The launches and highlights are the result of strong investments in innovation and development made by the companies. For the second consecutive year, these investments led to the increase in Brazilian confectionery and snacks exports. In the first half of the year, Brazilian confectionery and snacks exports increased by 7.14%, after having registered an expansion of 19.4% in 2017.

            Brazilian companies are optimistic about the outlook for sales abroad, as shown by Riclan’s forecasts. After presenting a 15% growth in 2017, the company expects an expansion of another 10% in 2018, considering the results obtained in the year to date.


            In Paris, the confectionery manufacturer, DORI, launches its new line of in strip and tube-shaped sour candies. It also presents its new line of gelatine candies, sour and regular gummies in banana, worm, bear, berries and teeth shapes to the market. Dori has a traceability and a recall system that allows the tracking from the raw material to the final product and vice versa.

            ERLAN launches the BUUH line dedicated to Halloween, which includes chewy candies, chewy bars and lollipops with sour flavours and tongue painting characteristic. The line brings: strawberry, green apple and tutti-frutti sour assorted chews artificially flavoured and coloured - 500g; sour chewy bars artificially flavoured and coloured: strawberry, green apple and tutti-frutti - 40 units x 12g; and strawberry, green apple and tutti-frutti sour assorted lollipops artificially flavoured and coloured - 600g.

            In Paris, the chocolate manufacturer GAROTO launches the BATON Extra Milk Chocolate Stick 16g, extra milk chocolate stick filled with creamy milk flavour, with higher milk concentration. Milk has become the first ingredient in the product.

            At SIAL, RICLAN launches MyToffee Diet Zero Lactose, the first no sugar added milk toffee and lactose-free, developed for those with lactose intolerance and diets based on reduced sugar.


            Featured among GAROTO's products: TALENTO Chocolate Bar with Passionfruit creamy filling 90g, a milk chocolate bar with passion fruit creamy filling, a typical tropical flavour; TALENTO Chocolate Bar with Strawberry creamy filling 90g, milk chocolate bar with strawberry creamy filling; TALENTO Chocolate Bar with Cookies & Cream filling 90g, milk chocolate bar with cookies & cream filling; and BATON Milk chocolate bar with creamy milk filling 96g.

            RICLAN presents at SIAL, Freegells hard candy drops with Açaí and Banana flavour, a typical Brazilian flavour, launched this year and which have been attracting the attention of consumers in different countries, especially in Europe, where the company is present with the Freegells hard candy drops in traditional flavours.


                        Another novelty that ERLAN launches at SIAL is its new LIVEFIT line with better-for-you products that are sugar-free, gluten-free, trans fat-free, artificial colour-free and contains natural flavours and health-enhancing ingredients such as green tea, matcha, hibiscus and ginger.

            The LIVEFIT line candies are: sugar-free hard candies 4g, naturally-flavoured and healthy ingredients in green tea lemon flavour - Omega 3 (chia oil) - 40g; hibiscus with cranberry flavour - collagen and vitamin C- 40g; ginger with propolis, honey and lemon flavour - 40g; ginger with cinnamon flavour - 40g; and citrus menthol flavour - vitamin C - 40g.

            The LIVEFIT line also includes sugar-free chocolate bars: milk chocolate - 20g; dark chocolate 55% cocoa - 20g; white chocolate - 20g; milk chocolate with whey protein and soy protein (crispy / nuggets) - 20g.

           Chestnuts and fruit bars are another launch of Erlan within the LIVEFIT line, they are sugar-free, gluten-free, artificially-flavoured and colour-free and contains health-enhancing ingredients such as flaxseed flour, passion fruit and hydrolysed collagen. They will be in SIAL, NATURAL NUTS BARS WITH ZERO SUGAR FRUIT, with and without chocolate zero sugar coating in the following flavours: nuts, cranberry and dry fruits bar - source of fibres - 25g; nuts, apricot and dry fruits bar - source of fibres - 25g; nuts, strawberry and dry fruits bar - source of fibres - 25g; banana bar, prune and cashew nut and sugar-free bittersweet chocolate cover- with collagen - 25g.

            And completing Erlan's LIVEFIT line at SIAL, NATURAL FRUITS ZERO SUGAR BAR, sugar-free, gluten-free, artificially-flavoured and colour-free, made with health-enhancing ingredients such as vitamin C, green banana biomass, chia powder and whey protein. The fruit bars of this line come in flavours: banana bar with whey protein vanilla flavour - 25g; guava bar - vitamin c-25g; banana bar - fibres - 25g; peanut bar - omega 3.

DORI also brings to SIAL its better-for-you products portfolio, with added vitamins, minerals and fruit juices.

Also connected with the consumption trends, RICLAN launches, in Paris, Freegells - Honey, Propolis and Lemon with Vitamin C, its most famous brand, Freegells, with the true propolis and vitamin C benefits in the honey-lemon flavour.


Also featured among RICLAN's products at the SIAL, sugar free hard candy pocket coffee, the well-known candy coffee flavouring now sugar-free; and my toffee zero lactose, milk toffee now lactose-free.


BEATRICE PEANUTS is one of the highlights of the Brazilian representatives presenting Blanched Runner Peanuts 38/42 and Raw Runner Peanuts 40/50 at SIAL, two of its products that have been its portfolio’s best-seller in the European Union in the last three years. Over the past year, the company has invested more than $ 10 million in the new shelling and blanching lines.

Beatrice Peanuts has its own peanut planting and guarantees traceability from the seed used in planting to the product that reaches the customer. It exports to 35 countries, including the European Union, and this year, it opened market in Asia and the Middle East.

BRUMAU also brings to SIAL its portfolio of peanut products, including raw peanuts, whole blanched peanuts, blanched peanut shells and raw peanut oil. Last year, the company increased its presence in the European Union exporting to Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Greece and Italy and this year, it entered in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Tunisia, Vietnam, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.



ABOUT ABICAB – The Brazilian Chocolates, Peanuts and Candies Manufacturers Association (ABICAB) was founded in 1957 and represents the national confectionery industry in public and private spheres in Brazil and abroad. The national confectionery industry represents $ 8.4 billion in retail value, employs more than 34,000 workers, is considered one of the major producers in the world and is widely recognized by the quality and safety of its products. ABICAB exists to develop, protect and promote the confectionery industry, aiming to stimulate a responsible consumption. Currently, ABICAB encompasses the Brazilian production chain, representing 93% of the chocolate market, 92% of the candy and confections market and 63% of the peanut market.

ABOUT BRASIL SWEETS AND SNACKS – The Brasil Sweets and Snacks Project has been developed to strengthen and advance the sector and it is among ABICAB´s main activities. The Project was created in partnership with Apex-Brasil, in March 1998, aiming to promote Brazilian products in the international market, and currently supports 42 companies that export to over 140 countries. www.brasilsns.org.br

ABOUT APEX-BRASIL - The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. Apex-Brasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency´s efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad. Apex-Brasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in Brazil. www.apexbrasil.com.br/en/home

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