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Product Focus: Candy

The high sugar content of candy would seemingly make these products inherently maligned, but many candy manufacturers have acknowledged the shift in consumer attitudes about...  more »

9 Japanese Sweets You Should Try

The Japanese are masters at a lot of things innovation, technology, art. But the one thing they do best is create delicious food. Whether its wagashi, traditional confections, or a...  more »

Millennials' taste buds and demand for healthier snacks force brands to innovate or be ignored

To tap into social media influencing millennials idea of perfection, confectionery brands are being forced to broaden their horizon of possibility and opportunity when marketing to...  more »

Pastiglie Leone: Because Even Italy's Checkout Aisle Candy Is Beautiful

And recently, I picked up some strange candies, packaged in beautiful, ornate tins, a design from another century. I thought why not? (the line was long) and threw them in the...  more »

Some Like It Hot: Spicy Candy On The Rise

Multiple brands have come out with spicy candiesrecently,such asStarburstandSkittlesSweet Heat and Jolly Ranchers Hotties, that have hit the candy trend right on point.Sales of...  more »

The Top Five Trends Spotted at Sweets & Snacks Expo 2018

It's no surprise at a candy and snacks show that chocolate would have a significant presence, from bars, to being cascaded over popcorn, to being featured as part of snack mixes....  more »

Charting a growth course for chewy candy

No matter whos enjoying it, chewy candy serves as the perfect vehicle for flavor and fun. And Morinaga America, maker of HI-CHEW fruit chews, understands that well, as Brand...  more »

Taylor ham ice cream is about to conquer the world. Okay, maybe just New Jersey

The undying Jersey love affair with Taylor ham is about to take a giant, funky step. Windy Brow Farms in Fredon (Sussex County) has introduced what it's calling the state's first...  more »

Using Grandmother's Technique, an Italian Immigrant Brings Authentic Gelato to Lower Greenville

All-American is a series that looks at beloved, longstanding North Texas eateries and examines their histories while exploring how the food has changed - for the good or bad - over...  more »

Trend alert: Dallas-area ice cream shops doing (more) science-like experiments on sweets

If rolled ice cream was North Texas' buzziest food trend last year, 2018 is poised to be the year liquid nitrogen ice cream takes the title. Two new shops specializing in ice cream...  more »

The confectionery category is ripe with inspiration for many other sweet product categories.

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