With more than 30 years experience in B-to-B reporting, writing and editing — the bulk of which was dedicated to covering the bakery, confectionery and snack industries — Pacyniak has chronicled changes within the food industry since the early 1980s. A Boston University journalism degree graduate, he worked for a variety of publications before joining BNP Media in 1994 as editor of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery magazine. In 2001, he took over as editor-in-chief of Candy Industry and relishes his role as the magazine’s “Candy Man.”
Today, Ethereal Confections offers such bean-to-bar offerings as Sweet Basil and Cherry Blossom, Black Cherry Lemonade and Blood Orange and Vanilla Bean in addition to 30 truffle varieties and a half-dozen desserts, all made on the premises.
Many, many years ago, in a neighborhood now known as Bucktown in Chicago, there was this scrawny kid trolling the streets for pop bottles. You see, back then, retailers would give two cents for every bottle. Collect six bottles and you’ve got yourself 12 cents, a virtual fortune.
PMCA’s 70th Annual Production Conference In Lancaster, Pa., April 11-13 marks its 70th anniversary with a Back to Basics program on sugar and sweeteners as well as an inaugural hands-on chocolate workshop.
Doumak, Inc., the Bensenville, Ill.-based manufacturer of Campfire brand marshmallows, is partnering with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and its Ghostbusters movie franchise just in time for the film’s widely anticipated worldwide release in theaters this July.