Articles by Martin Kim

‘Better-for-you’ adds up

With consumers demanding healthier treats, manufacturers find natural inclusions deliver goodness and taste.

 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.

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

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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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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May 2015

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Healthier Food Options

A recent Nielsen report shows that consumers are calling for healthier options from food manufacturers. Do you think consumers will actually buy healthier versions of their favorite candy and snacks if they’re made available?
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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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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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