Bits & Pieces

Hershey unveils world’s first public 3-D chocolate candy printing exhibit

Visitors to Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction can experience 3-D chocolate printing.
The Hershey Co. is moving beyond the second dimension
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Gingerbread House

185-lb. gingerbread house created for Church of Scientology retreat

Eleven-story creation welcomes members to organization's Fort Harrison site in Clearwater, Fla.
It’s 11 stories tall, features a large, grand entrance and an electric train circles the property. But while you may not be able to walk through the front doors, you can eat them.
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Woodblock Chocolate to produce $100 chocolate bar

Bean-to-bar company collaborates with Trinidad and Tobago’s Cocoa Research Center to create chocolate bar made from more than 2,400 types of cacao.
Woodblock Chocolate strives to use the best cacao in its products, and its new collaboration with the Cocoa Research Center in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, is exactly that.
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Cannabis confectioner Merry Jan’s Edibles partnering with NextGen

Move comes after Oregon passes recreational marijuana use.
A confectionery company that specializes in cannabis sweets is partnering up with a financial backer in an effort to expand. Except this one isn’t in Colorado.
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Candy makers chosen to be among Oprah’s “Favorite Things” for 2014

Remarkable Bark, Sweet Lady Jane, Maggie Louise Confections, and Annie B’s Candy make the cut.
It looks like barks, cakes, chocolates, and caramels are a few of Oprah’s favorite things this year.
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The Story of Chocolate — from ‘Food of the Gods’ to Benjamin Franklin and today

Cocoa’s history dates back thousands of years.
The Olmecs (1500 B.C. to 100 B.C.+) were the first people known to process and eat cacao beans, which they called kakaw.
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Halloween

Halloween industry booms with $11.3 billion in expected sales

Most households spend well for Halloween, but still keep an eye on prices.
Consumers won’t shy away from Halloween shopping this year, with the average household expected to spend $125 on candy, costumes, decorations and other Halloween items.
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Hasbro and Bazooka join forces for cross-promotion

New partnership includes retail, digital and social media campaigns.
Hasbro, famous for board games, and Bazooka Candy Brands are joining forces on a cross-promotion launching in September.
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Candy subscription box

Newly launched Candy Club debuts subscription boxes

Nationwide, monthly service delivers favorites, hard-to-find classics.
Now, candy lovers all over the country will be able to get their fix on a monthly basis.
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Alain Roby: Record-Setting Chocolatier Continues To Innovate

Alain Roby’s talents have taken him around the globe, but he enjoys serving up chocolate creations of all kinds in a small-town environment.
A certified master chef of pastry and sugar artistry, Alain Roby is internationally known for his sugar and chocolate masterpieces.
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A Venetian Carnival, a Jelly Belly sculpture and gourmet chocolates! Oh my!

Candy Industry takes you into the French Pastry’s School For the Love of Chocolate event in Chicago, held Feb. 25.

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November 2014

The November issue showcases Healthy Foods Brands and the ECRM Buyer's Choice winners.
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Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website

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