Articles by Martin Kim

‘Better-for-you’ adds up

With consumers demanding healthier treats, manufacturers find natural inclusions deliver goodness and taste.
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 Imagine a day when candy no longer carries an “unhealthy” stigma. That future may not be too far off, particularly if those sweets feature almonds, honey, fruits and even probiotics. 


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High-end hard candy

A more optimistic economic outlook leads candy makers to experiment, even upscale hard candy items.
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Hard candy is by definition, well, hard. Lollipops are just for kids and consumers won’t pay for a more expensive sucker. Customization is just a fad.


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All sweet things come to an end

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Editorial Intern Martin Kim, reflects on three months of candy puns, free samples, and chocolate for breakfast.


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Mars to ‘let the sun shine in’ on new solar garden

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As part of its continued efforts to go green, Mars will unveil a new solar garden for its Ethel M Chocolate factory in Henderson, Nev., tomorrow. At a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Thursday morning, Mars Chocolate North American and Ethel M will unwrap a new solar garden that generates enough energy to power the Henderson factory during peak hours.
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Pop Rocks holding Easter contest

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The candy Mitt Romney thought was dead is resurrecting an Easter tradition, the basket giveaway.


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Three chocolate brands partner with Rainforest Alliance

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Clif Bar & Co., Dagoba Organic Chocolate and NibMor are some of the most recent companies and brands to seek and receive Rainbow Alliance certification for their products.


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Jelly Belly introduces gummy cockroaches

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Apparently cockroaches make good pets — at least when they are made of gummies.


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Glee Gum revels in Fair Trade certification

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Glee Gum is now Fair Trade certified — making it the first chewing gum to earn the coveted label.


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Clif Bar & Co. to be Rainforest Alliance certified

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The company that makes Clif Bars hopes to have 80% of its ingredients USDA organic and certified sustainable by 2015.
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Hershey’s Track & Field Games celebrate 35th year

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An Olympic legend, the Hershey Co. and thousands of children in North America will be participating in this year’s Hershey’s Track & Field Games.

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