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.”
But this rant about stress in America actually brings up a perfect opportunity for the happiest profession in the world — candy making. Today, more than ever, we need to take time out and, yeah, indulge ourselves to maintain our sanity.
After 10 years of working as an engineer and a business consultant, Joachim-Sanon determined it was time to return to Haiti. After researching the country’s cacao heritage and the art of chocolate making, she and her husband, Andreas Symietz, invested their life savings to start a chocolate factory, Les Chocolateries Askanya, in rural Haiti.
1-800 Flowers, a leading gourmet food and floral gift provider for all occasions, has partnered with Chocolate Works, a national retailer and manufacturer of custom Belgian chocolate gifts, to create and deliver freshly-made Fruit Bouquets by 1800Flowers.com.
Just like Fannie May, Frango Mints became a Chicago confectionery icon, one that connected you to the community. So when news broke that Garrett Brands had purchased the brand, it was one of the headlines that makes us hometown cheerleaders nod our head in agreement.