Articles by Jorona Johnson

Enjoying the finer hard candies in life

Increased sales in the hard candy category allows industry to expand and specialize.
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In the past, manufacturers would choose either one of the products and make a line filled with only hard candies, or only lollipops. While it was, and still is, a successful plan, candy companies are seeing a third option: launching both a hard candy and a lollipop.
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Smurf Candy

Haribo USA, Bonn, Germany
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In preparation for the highly anticipated Smurfs 2 movie in July, Haribo has released its first licenced product in the U.S.: Haribo Smurfs gummies.
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Natural Vines Peg Bags

American Licorice Company, Union City, Calif.
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Natural Vines have gone portable!
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Enjoying the finer hard candies in life

Increased sales in the hard candy category allows industry to expand and specialize.
By Jorona Johnson
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With summer only a few months away, nostalgic foods and drinks immediately come to mind. Refreshing cola cools you down, tangy lemonade calms the mind after a long day and watermelon with a punch of sweetness energizes you throughout the long afternoons.
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Blue Diamond opens world’s first almond innovation center

New facility to help company develop new almond products
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After its success in the industry this past year, Blue Diamond Growers has started to fully develop its snack food products line, starting with a new research facility.
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All of the taste, and none of the calories

Editorial Intern Jorona Johnson reminisces on the time she’s spent at Candy Industry and how her love of tea and chocolate fused together.
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Editorial Intern Jorona Johnson reminisces on the time she’s spent at Candy Industry and how her love of tea and chocolate fused together.
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Goody Good Stuff now available in the U.S.

The company’s gummy candies are available at 7-Eleven stores nationwide
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Goody Good Stuff is bringing the good stuff to the States.The company has announced that its all-natural gummy candies are now available in the United States at 7-Eleven stores across the country.
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Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars wins Product of the Year award

Co-branding effort marks first time scouting organization has licensed its flavors in a candy bar.
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Nestlé Crunch has announced its Girl Scout candy bars have been named the 2013 Product of the Year (POY) in the candy category by Product of the Year USA.
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Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar opens new store in New Jersey

Store’s opening contributes to state’s Restore the Shore campaign.
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Not even a hurricane could stop this New York City-based confectionery shop from seeing the potential the Jersey coastline has for business.
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Peeps celebrates 60th anniversary with heart-warming commercial

“Brothers” ad will be the brand’s first commercial aired on TV and via social media.
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For 60 years, Peeps have been an iconic Easter confection, showing up in the baskets and plastic eggs of children everywhere. However, Just Born, the brand’s owner, wants to remind consumers that Peeps can be eaten and used all year long.
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