Tuesday, May 7,2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST

chocolate covered almondsAccording to Innova Market Insights, consumers increasing their consumption of on-the-go mini-meals and snacks. This shift has opened new opportunities in snacking and is leading manufacturers to consider ways to offer tasty and appealing snacks that can span all-day snack times. According to a recent study from the Almond Board of California (ABC), almonds remain the number one ingredient in global consumers’ ideal chocolate products with consumers rating chocolate with almonds as tastier, higher quality, more energizing and more premium.

Register now for this free 40-minute webinar with Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation for Innova Market Insights, and Chef Christopher Curtin, master chocolatier of Eclat Chocolate, to learn about the latest innovations and consumer trends for chocolate and nut confections. 

Lu Ann Williams will showcase the latest chocolate with almond product trends from across the globe focusing innovative ingredients and key labeling insights to help manufacturers get ahead of what consumers are looking assortment of nuts for.

Chef Christopher Curtin will share recipes and inspiration to his development process that align with the latest consumer trends. His recipes will showcase unique ways to pair crunchy California Almonds with smooth chocolate, and which techniques and additional inclusions help maximize the flavors of each decadent treat.

Sign up now and be sure to take advantage of the live 10-minute Q&A session after the presentation. To register for this free webinar, please click here.



 Lu Ann Williams

Lu Ann Williams

Director of Innovation, Innova Market Insights 

Lu Ann has been active in the food industry globally for more than 20 years and is an expert in trends driving the food and beverage industry. She is an active global technology scout and frequent speaker at industry events. She leads a team of analysts at Innova Market Insights that track new trends in more than 70 countries.



Christopher CurtinChristopher Curtin

Master Chocolatier of Eclat Chocolate  

Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin shares through Éclat Chocolate and a team of trained chocolatiers his art and experience in traditionally hand-crafted confections, located in the scenic Brandywine Valley. Christopher started his journey more than three decades ago. From Madison, Wisconsin to the House of Le Compagnons du Devoir, the premier guild for artisan craftsmen in France, to being one of the first Americans to be awarded the title of Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier in Cologne, Germany. He subsequently refined his skills in the houses of some of the world's great chocolate makers, including Confiserie Bachmann in Switzerland, Confiserie Coppeneur in Germany, Herman Van Dender and Pierre Marcolini in Belgium, and Poire in Japan. Christopher was the first American ever to be awarded the title of Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier by the Handwerkskammer zu Köln in Germany.