Articles by Alyse Thompson

Double whammy

Adding fruits and nuts to confections accents healthful benefits of both while delivering taste, texture characteristics.

In a way, sliding fruits and nuts between two slabs of chocolate is just like spreading peanut butter and jelly between two slices of bread.


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The latest trends for premium candy

By emphasizing quality — from ingredients through processing — candy makers maximize affordable indulgences.

For Phyllis LeBlanc, hand dipping chocolates at Harbor Sweets meant more than a steady paycheck during her time at Salem State College — it was an exercise in what would become her future.


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Ancient chocolate spice discovered

College, Mexican anthropological institute find 2,500-year-old cocoa samples on Mayan pottery.
Cocoa has long been used to flavor sweets, sauces and drinks, but as it turns out, it’s been a cherished ingredient much longer than originally thought — 2,500 years longer, to be exact.
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Down for the 'calorie' count

Calorie counting methodology study by USDA raises more questions
In an age when counting calories has become just as important as counting nickels and dimes, a new study how those calories are counted could give dieters the trick they’re looking for. Or so it seems.
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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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Candy March 2015 Cover

March 2015

Check out some Chicago chocolatiers, a YouTube candy review sensation, Columbian cocoa, and more!
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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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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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