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Celebrating Growth during National Candy Month

It's time to celebrate. Not that any of us in the candy industry need a reason to make merry. Just about every day is a party when your job is to produce, sell, or in our case,...  more »

Winter Fancy Food Show offerings break down notions of what sweets should be

Chocolate-filled seaweed wafers, recycled grain snacks, butter toffee worthy of royalty, maple syrup infusions, and a wide diversity of chocolate bars were some of the candy and...  more »

Novelty candy, trendy candy, confectionery

Novelty candy: Tapping in to trendy

The novelty candy category has that name for a reason. Manufacturers must keep tabs on what's new - from flavor and ingredient trends to technology, and in many cases, the hottest...  more »

'Clean eating' trend driving growth for organic candy

Clean eating trends are the talk of the food world as an increasing number of health-conscious consumers seek foods that are labelled organic and "preservative-free." This...  more »

Chocolate bar manufacturers push envelope through ingredients

Chocolate bars are a well-established area of the confectionery industry, but manufacturers are constantly adjusting and innovating to satisfy consumers' changing demands....  more »

2016 Chewy Candy Trends

And, says Peter van Paridon, global industry director, food and beverage, Corbion Purac, chewy candy is definitely becoming more experimental. Flavor-wise, fruits still reign...  more »

2016 Lollipop and hard candy trends!

As far as we can tell, the lollipop and hard candy segment is pretty solid. As Jason Darling, owner of novelty lollipop company Lollyphile says, "It's pretty great! So long as...  more »

Kid power: How candy companies can respond to a new generation

Many, many years ago, in a neighborhood now known as Bucktown in Chicago, there was this scrawny kid trolling the neighbor for pop bottles. You see, back then, retailers would give...  more »

Natural Products Expo East: 5 game-changing products disrupting candy and snack

When I began covering Natural Product Expos and Fancy Food Shows more than 15 years ago, the target demographics fell into one of two categories: Not so today. Both audience...  more »

Compound coatings trends: Chocolatey coatings take on new roles

Chocolate connoisseurs may delight in the "melt-in-your-mouth" quality that chocolate has, but sometimes a compound coating is just as delectable. A compound coating is a variation...  more »

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