Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

Post-Interpack Review: Triennial ‘tops’ again

Interpack delivers as a showcase for innovation, automation and hygiene.
There were 175,000 visitors to this year’s show, which spanned 19 halls and included nearly 2,700 exhibitors.
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Lindt and Russell Stover deal

Lindt’s Russell Stover acquisition: Blockbuster or boondoggle?

Questions remain as the chocolate companies join together.
When Forest Gump’s mother pointed out that life, like a box of chocolates, is full of surprises, I don’t think she even expected Lindt & Sprüngli to be the one to acquire Russell Stover Candies.
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Kudos, Concerns And Corner Kicks

The World Cup highlights some big scores in the confectionery industry.
I’d like to point out another winning effort that happened last month, the World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction initiative.
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Dick Taylor Chocolate: Building a better chocolate bar

Former carpenters and woodworkers channel their skills to artisan chocolate making.
How did carpenters and woodworkers such as Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor decide to become small batch bean-to-bar chocolate makers?
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One-On-One With Larry Graham

Former NCA president reflects on the past and the present as the association’s longest reigning “candy man.”
For 22 years, Larry Graham has been the voice, face and persona of America’s confectionery industry.
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Compound Coating Trends: Ingredient plays an expanded role

In addition to solving traditional confectionery processing challenges, compound coatings provide confectionery and snack manufacturers a healthier alternative. Is premium the next opportunity?
There’s nothing like a FDA regulatory proposal to turn one’s world upside down.
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Obesity and candy

The two don’t go hand-in-hand as a recent study affirms.
Each day I receive an electronic newsletter from Advocate Health Care, part of a pro-active program tied to my wife’s health insurance.
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Obesity and candy

The two don’t go hand-in-hand as a recent study affirms.
Each day I receive an electronic newsletter from Advocate Health Care, part of a pro-active program tied to my wife’s health insurance.
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Record almond crop predicted in 2014-15

Despite drought, Almond Board of California forecasts increase in almond tonnage, weight.
“This year’s objective forecast during a third-consecutive drought year is a testament to the state-of-the-art farming practices,” says Bill Harp, almond grower and ABC chairman.
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Keeping better-for-you good-tasting

Nature Valley Protein Bars show what a new product can be
My uncle Felix was a sausage maker. He passed away several years ago, but I’ll never forget seeing him making blood sausage in our kitchen in the early 1970s.
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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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October 2014

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Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Although many foods are appealing, and even perceived as natural, in spite of containing synthetic additives, consumer increasingly prefer food products which are fully natural.

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Candy Industry's Kettle Awards

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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