Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

Michael Allured receives AACT’s Stroud Jordan award

Manufacturing Confectioner Publisher and Editor-in-Chief honored during conference
Since joining the family business in 1986, Allured has been actively involved in the confectionery industry.
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Wine & Chocolate: Pairing Guittard chocolates with fine wines.

Join us on our journey and enjoy some truly wonderful single-origin chocolates and equally fine wines.
When Etienne Guittard left his home in Tournus, France for California, he -like so many others - had gold fever.
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How supposedly good intentions almost killed a chocolate company

Ritter Sport wins critical labeling battle in Munich Supreme Court
Recently, the company has been in a litigious court case involving its natural flavoring description on the label of its Whole Hazelnut Chocolate bar.
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Machine of the Month: Caotech's re-engineering doubles line’s capacity

Wormerveer, Netherlands-based Caotech recently optimized its chocolate/compound batch processing equipment.
This system is specially designed for the weighing, mixing and batching of finely ground chocolate, coatings, compounds and bread spreads.
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Vintage Confections: Hobby Turns Into Global Wholesale Business

Sisters find artisan lollipops are a favorite among Asian consumers, propelling Vintage Confections into exports.
What once began as a hobby evolved into a full-blown international obsession.
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Gum Base Trends: Delivering experiences, benefits will revive gum sales

Technological developments aimed at consumers and manufacturers promise renewed growth within the category.
Recent statistics from Euromonitor International show a dropoff in global, as well as U.S. gum sales.
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Hearthside Food Solutions: Customer-Centric: Bar None

In five short years, Hearthside Food Solutions has become the nation's largest contract manufacturer of bars thanks to a very focused approach to manufacturing excellence and customer service.

"We don't own our own brands, we don't own formulas. All we own is our trust, and our fast and flexible manufacturing assets. We need to be on the cutting edge of innovation as well as remain flexible," says Dwayne Hughes, HFS's senior vice president of supply chain.

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Learn to Grow

Hershey expands its Learn to Grow program in Ivory Coast

Partnership with Cargill to benefit 10,000 cocoa farmers as well as improve communities.
The Hershey Co. has launched a new three-year program expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast.
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Bell’s senior flavorist to head up flavor chemists group

Cynthia Lipka named SFC president.
As president, Lipka will lead the SFC and direct the initiatives for the year
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Chocolate teapot

Chocolatier to the rescue: Nestlé proves you can make a chocolate teapot

British chocolate teapot idiom shattered by Nestlé’s John Costello.
On a day when the world’s headlines weighs heavily on everyone’s shoulders, it’s good to know that chocolate can not only prove tasty, but incredibly inspirational.
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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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Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

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Kettle Awards

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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