ISM 2015: International selection of sweets and snacks

ISM 2015: International selection of sweets and snacks

Organic products: also an integral part of the selection when it comes to sweets


The 45th ISM – International Sweets and Biscuits Fair – will attract buyers from all over the world to Cologne in 2015. That’s because with over 1,400 suppliers from around 70 countries ISM has the largest and most comprehensive assortment of sweets and snacks in the world. Organic products have already been around for many years and are no longer just a niche, but an independent product group with their own profile. At ISM, visitors can find the organic product exhibitors using the list of exhibitors, with which it is possible to sort the diversity of products offered according to product sector or “hot topics” – all at the touch of a button. In the list, under the hot “organic” topic, are approximately 170 exhibitors who will be exhibiting organic products – either exclusively or as a part of their selection – at ISM 2015.

Furthermore, the selection of organic products at ISM has clearly established itself in recent years: from the initial 54 organic product exhibitors, which were first exhibited in 2008 on a separate platform within the ISM, to today’s much broader representation of around 170 exhibitors, which can be found in all sections and sectors.

Here are some examples – by no means exhaustive – from the diverse selection of organic products being exhibited at ISM 2015!


Among the exhibitors specialising in organic products is for example the Herford company Ecofina with its Vivani chocolate range. Chocolate blocks, chocolate bars, chocolates: the selection is very diverse. And vegan products, which are made with rice drink powder, are also now available. Chocolat Halba, a Swiss chocolate supplier, which has also been working with the organic topic for a long time, offers a wide range of products and high quality chocolate and is also strongly committed to sustainability initiatives. The confectioner Felicitas from the East German municipality of Hornow-Wadelsdorf (near Cottbus) has established its own chocolate factory for organic production, in order to be able to meet this demand adequately alongside its conventional range. And the confectioner Klett from near Tübingen is also similarly committed to this: your favourite seasonal products are also available in organic form. Then there is the company BioArt from Austria, which produces its selection not only organically and according to fair trade principles, but also places special emphasis on attractive and sustainable packaging. They offer a broad selection and in addition to traditional chocolate bars also includes lactose-free variants, chips and lollipops.
Fairly-traded organic chocolate: this is what the Dutch company Klingele offers, as well as Stevia and Free From products. The Swiss producer Maestrani makes chocolate in both organic and fair trade quality.

For those of us with a sweet tooth marzipan is inextricably linked with the Christmas. The company Funsch from Bayreuth supplies fruits, New Year pigs, potatoes and Easter eggs – all made entirely from marzipan. The Bavarian company specialises in the production of low-fructose organic sweets and snacks. Chocolate, sweets, biscuits and fruit spreads are all part of the selection. The Organic Factory from the Netherlands will be bringing along organic-quality lollipops, sweets and mints to ISM.

Organic pastries and snacks can also be found at ISM, e.g. at Crisbiss, a company from Saxony, which, in addition to conventional products, also produces organically-certified cinnamon waffles. Among other products, Huober is well-known for its pretzels, and produces its entire range bio-certified. Landgarten, an Austrian company, specialises in organic snacks of a special kind, such as soybeans coated with fine chocolate or various fruits such as raspberries or goji berries in chocolate shells. The biscuit producer Parlasca is another company that demonstrates its organic expertise according to its old family tradition. The health food manufacturer Seitenbacher will also be presenting its organic range at ISM as an important part of the overall selection. And as well as its classic biscuits, Wikana has also been developing its expertise in the production of organic biscuits – which it will be exhibiting at ISM 2015 in Cologne.


For more information, including the complete list of the organic selection on offer at ISM 2015 visit:
Koelnmesse, supported by sponsor AISM (International Confectionery Fair working group) are ISM event organisers.

The ProSweets Cologne, the international trade fair for the supply industry of the confectionery business, comprising of over 300 suppliers, will again be staged in parallel with ISM. Together with ProSweets Cologne, ISM covers the entire value chain of the confectionery production and sales business in one location at the same time – a constellation that is unique in the world.

Further information: www.prosweets-cologne.come


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