Articles by Kawther Albader

Flavor Rush

Fruity flavors, value packs and an emerging all-natural following propel gum and mint sector.

 You’re at a convenience store, you grab a pack of gum in a wild flavor you’ve never seen before, and head over to the counter.  

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‘Can you believe it’s not (cocoa) butter?’

 Cocoa butter — a smooth, rich, dark brown paste that results from crushing delicate cocoa beans.  

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Multi-tasking Treats

Better-for-you treats offer even more reasons to love candy.

 Would it be too much to ask for a strawberry-flavored jelly bean that can also act as a painkiller, deliver a daily dose of caffeine, and pick up the kids from school? 

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Rainbow of controversy?

Food colors at forefront of debate, insects create hidden allergens


M&M’sand Smarties would be virtually unrecognizable without it, and sans this one tiny aspect of candy, you wouldn’t be able to tell what flavor gummy bear or jelly bean you just popped into your mouth.

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Does corn syrup by any other name taste as sweet?

Corn refiners group thinks so, calls FDA’s rejection of corn sugar petition ‘narrow, technical’
High-fructose corn syrup is generating more commotion around its name than a newborn child.
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Mars to become the world’s largest user of certified cocoa

Leading chocolate company to purchase nearly 90,000 metric tons of certified cocoa in 2012
At the rate Mars is going, certified sustainable cocoa may very well become a given.
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No sugar for corn syrup

FDA denies petition to rename high-fructose corn syrup, cites inaccuracy, health concerns
What's in a name? That which we call high-fructose corn syrup by any other name would taste as sweet — but not exactly, because high-fructose corn syrup is not sugar, according to the FDA.
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Printpack Inc. to build new facility in Wisconsin

Company also closing plant in Hendersonville, NC
Printpack Inc. will construct a new plant in Rhinelander, Wis. this fall as part of a production efficiency initiative.
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New Tree opens first retail location in downtown San Francisco

Belgian company christens flagship sustainable café and chocolate shop
Customers at New Tree Chocolate’s first retail store won’t even have to open their wallets to experience the shop’s main attraction.
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AAK Group acquires Oasis Foods Co.

Leading producer of vegetable oils and fats acquires foods company
AAK Group, one of the world's leading producers of high value-added specialty vegetable oils and fats, has acquired Oasis Foods Co.
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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

Lollipops, candy subscriptions, and more await you in the October issue!
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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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