Chocolate & Almonds – A World of Opportunity

Discover a world of opportunity with chocolate and almonds in this free Food Navigator webinar. Science suggests that almonds and chocolate, each valued for their individual taste and texture, together create a tapestry of flavors that delight consumers around the globe through their unique combination of sweet sensation and powerful crunch. In this webinar, Kantha Shelke  of Corvus Blue LLC will reveal the science and technical skill behind why 74% of consumers around the world believe chocolate tastes better with almonds (Global Perception Report SRG, 2013). Lu Ann Williams  of Innova Market Insights will join Kantha to showcase emerging trends for manufacturers in the chocolate and confectionary categories and explore the role of almonds and chocolate in high-quality products.


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Kantha Shelke
Principal, Corvus Blue


Kantha Shelke is a principal at Corvus Blue LLC, a Chicago-based food science and research firm specializing in industry competitive intelligence, expert witness services, and new product/technology development and commercialization of foods and food ingredients for health and wellness.  She works and teaches at the intersection of food science and application for health and wellness, focusing on the science of food processing, physiology, regulatory clearance, processing trends, commercialization and dynamics shaping acceptance and adherence by consumers and markets.  






Lu Ann Williams
Head of Research, Innova Market Insights


Lu Ann Williams has fifteen years of experience in the international food industry and serves as a consultant to some of the world's largest food and beverage companies. Lu Ann started her career in The Netherlands twenty years ago with Wolters Kluwer before moving to leading science publisher Elsevier. For the past fifteen years, she has been involved in the international food industry where she works with the world’s largest food and beverage companies on product development and marketing strategies, trends analysis, open innovation projects and technology scouting. She comes from Augusta, Georgia (USA), graduated from Georgia Tech and received her MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.