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The Sweet Life

The drive to satisfy the sweet tooth of the American consumer seems to become more complicated and confusing every year. The realities of the obesity epidemic create a divide that...  more »

The Best New Candies From Sugar's Holy Land, the 2019 Sweets And Snacks Expo

The annual trade show, Sweets And Snacks Expo, which serves the candy and snack industries, is a decadent fantasia of salty and sweet treats. Imagine a huge room filled with all...  more »

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2019 Is Big on Bite-Sized Innovation

More than 800 exhibitors and2,000 new product launches can be found at this year'sSweets & Snacks Expo the 22nd annual event hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA)....  more »

Millennials Call the Shots on Chocolate Consumption, says NCA Report

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has released a detailed look at chocolate consumers, which found that while preferences for dark, milk and white chocolate vary widely...  more »

Fresh Sweets Within a Reverie of Greenery

This botanical garden sweets buffet series is based on seasonal colors and trends. Prepared with healthy ingredients such as edible flowers, acai palm and yogurt, the buffet’s...  more »

These Asian Chocolatiers Are Spicing Up the Global Sweets Scene

Homegrown entrepreneurs battle the tropical climate while embracing tropical flavors for a bean-to-bar trend like no other. [more...]Harper Macaw's CEO on the Seasonality of...  more »

A Quirky World of Sweet Treats

Chef Penny Jirayuwatana, better known as Penny the Chef, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and has more than 20 years' experience in kitchens in America and...  more »

Consumers To Spend Less On Sweet Treats in 2019, Polls Reveal

Consumers are planning to spend less on sweet treats and premium toiletries this year, according to the latest research from Paymentsense. The study reveals that 56% of UK...  more »

O, Christmas Treat: How Candy Canes Sweeten The Holidays

Candy canes are a simple mix of sugar, corn syrup and flavored oils, yet the treats are so popular they are the number one selling non-chocolate candy in the month of December,...  more »

Natural, Non-GMO, and Organic Sweeteners Keep Trending Up

Manufacturers have rushed to reformulate to qualify for, no added sugar or _% less sugar claims. Yet replacing nutritive sweeteners with artificial sweeteners conflicts with...  more »

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