Articles by Bernie Pacyniak
As most of the major chocolate players commit to sustainable chocolate within seven years, the 2020 goal poses a slew of challenges for suppliers.
January 31, 2013
Unlike the doomsday date (Dec. 21, 2012) posed by the cyclic end of the Mayan calendar that some interpreted as the end of the world, the year 2020 has much more credibility as a valid deadline. In fact, it could very well represent the end of cocoa and chocolate as most consumers know it.Read More
"The challenge," Mitchell Koulouris says, "is how to connect the chocolate back to the song." To date, Koulouris has formulated 200 recipes tied to songs.
January 23, 2013
About two years ago, the idea began to build to a crescendo: Why not integrate everyone’s affinity for songs with their love of chocolate?Read More
Editor-in-chief Bernie Pacyniak travels to Italy and Washington state to discover some wonderful wine and chocolate pairings
January 9, 2013
Recent trips have —and I’m truly grateful for this — further enlightened me about wine and its wonderful connection to confections.Read More
Senior v.p. of operations shares design and engineering concepts involved in building West Hershey plant addition.
December 27, 2012
Senior v.p. of operations details process that went into building new $300-million plant, including why they decided to use more natural light, how green it is, and how they made their famous Kisses even better.Read More
The year of the snake to bring innovation more private label, and more chocolate
December 20, 2012
In our sweeter-than-most confectionery industry, I’d say that most companies, be they large or small, fared fairly decently. I recognize that many of you are already wondering what kind of Kool-Aid I’m sipping while writing this.Read More
This bias, if you want to call it that, stems from common sense, not self-service.
December 12, 2012
Discussions about kids and candy have typically taken a cautious, defensive stance lately. They shouldn't.Read More
Entrepreneur Birol Altinkilic believed the timing was right when he switched from trading cocoa beans to processing cocoa and chocolate.
November 30, 2012
When Birol Altinkilic decided to create a cocoa processing company in 1992, he did so knowing the risks involved.
Aasted employee inspired while taking a bath.
November 27, 2012
Dennis Holmud admits to practically living in the lab, but breakthroughs don’t necessarily descend onto the workplace. In Holmud’s case, he was taking a bath.Read More
the storm came at the worst possible time for the company, just when it was in the process of shipping products out for the holiday season.
November 14, 2012
Not only did Sandy wreck havoc with families living on the Rockaway Peninsula, it did its best to shatter dreams, particularly family-run businesses.Read More
N.J.-based company still on skeleton crew after Hurricane.
October 31, 2012
Despite facing hurricane-force winds, torrential rains, loss of power and an inability for employees to travel, Promotion in Motion (PIM) was able to restart production in its Somerset facility yesterday afternoon.Read More