Articles by Bernie Pacyniak

Betty Jane Candies: Iowa's Favorite Sweet

Andrew Siegert continues Betty Jane Candies’ 75-year legacy of fine chocolates, confections.
January 22, 2014
“We have been very careful about keeping the integrity of the recipes intact,” Siegert says.
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Dancing With The Star: 9 dazzling moments from the European Kettle Celebration!

As Majlen Fazer takes home the European Kettle Award, a live band helps her supporters dance the night away.
January 21, 2014
First, the crowd was entertained by dancers from Finland’s version of the popular television show, “Dancing with the Stars.”
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One-on-one with Bryan Wurscher, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate's new president

Exec emphasizes innovations, empowerment
January 21, 2014
"We have people here who understand how to make chocolate... I want to ensure that we have an environment where these people can thrive,” Wurscher says.
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Grimaldi Candy Co. to supply Larry the Cable Guy chocolate line launch

Southeastern Florida company to produce 4 chocolate-products, including milk-chocolate potato chips.
January 8, 2014
What does a comedian from Nebraska, an entrepreneurial couple from Wisconsin and a former confectionery executive have in common?
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Be Resolved: Some resolutions for all the candy makers out there

Balance Bar’s “Your Best You” campaign inspires realistic changes
January 8, 2014
The Balance Bar campaign did make me think, in general, of how the confectionery industry could work toward being “Your Best You.”
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Sugar Factory American Brasserie to debut in Chicagoland

Company’s first Midwestern location to open this summer in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
December 18, 2013
Described as combination of “MTV meets Willy Wonka,” Las Vegas-based Sugar Factory will open a new 8,000-sq.-ft. brasserie and retail store near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
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Interpack Primer Preview

Just around the corner: interpack

The world’s largest packaging and confectionery processing show slated for May 8-14, 2014
December 18, 2013
Every three years, packaging and processing professionals gather in Dusseldorf, Germany to discover the latest innovations.
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Hershey commits to 100% traceable, sustainable palm oil by end of 2014

target date for 100% mass-balanced, RSPO-certified palm oil is a year ahead of schedule.
December 18, 2013
The Hershey Co. plans to work with its suppliers to achieve 100 percent traceable and sustainably sourced palm oil by the end of 2014.
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Cargill to double capacity at Belgian chocolate facility

$48-million facility to double capacity during the next two years
December 18, 2013
The additional capacity will meet growing demand for chocolate in confectionary, bakery, dairy and artisanal applications from European customers.
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Turntable lollipops, chocolate dual-casseett boom boxes, and a white chocolate graffiti gummies reflect this chocolatier's passion

The Original Hip Hop Chocolates began as an art project, and became a very sweet reality
December 16, 2013
Founder says his candy helps spread the word about an oft misunderstood demographic.
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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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July's issue features an in-depth look at the Brazilian confectionery industry, a review of Interpack, and some more highlights from the Sweets & Snacks Expo.
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