Candy Industry Blog

Editors Bernie Pacyniak and Crystal Lindell share their insights on the latest industry news, product trends and marketing plans.

Sharing a secret: Patrick Huffman's former job may surprise you

The presdient and coo of The Warrell Corp. had a quite a ride before getting into the candy making business.
When I had the chance to break bread with Patrick Huffman, we talked. And talked. This year's 68th Kettle Award recipient is a great storyteller.
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Valentine's Day candy's not just for lovers

As part of my candy magazine writer contract, [sub-section B, part 4], I am required to write at least one column about Valentine’s Day per year.

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Carnival, Cologne and Confections

Greetings everyone from Cologne, home to the 42nd International Sweets & Biscuits Fair commonly known as ISM.

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Adopting a wai of the world

Editor-in-Chief Bernie Pacyniak tells of his adventures in Thailand, including a trip to the Jelly Belly Candy Co.

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Reading 2012 tea leaves

As we plunge into the second full week of 2012, freed of holiday burdens and buoyed by resolutions, it’s tempting to speculate what the winds of fortune will bring to us all. And while there are plenty of stats regarding election-year tendencies, all I can say is there’s one editor who will be happy once the campaigning concludes come Nov. 6.

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¡Felicitaciones, Pedro!

Editor Bernard Pacyniak tours Valor Chocolates’ manufacturing facility in Villajoyosa, Spain with Pedro Lopez Lopez, the company’s ceo and managing director and winner of the 2011 European Candy Kettle Club award.

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The Sűßwaren express, Part 2

Editor-in-chief Bernard Pacyiak shares more highlights of his confectionery tour through Germany, including stops at Christkindlmarkt, the Galeria Kaufhof department store, Lemke, Viba Nougat-Welt Die Erlebnis-Confiserie, Ritter Sport and Rubezah.
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The Sűßwaren express

Editor-in-chief Bernard Pacyiak shares highlights of his confectionery tour through Germany. So far he’s stopped at Coppenrath Feingeback, Hachez, Niederegger and Ragold.
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'Gimme BrandShelter'

Leo Burnett’s “BrandShelter” study about American’s view of the economy and the future shows a serious mood change amongst consumers. According to the study, 70% of those polled believe that the recovery is at least two years away. Bernie Pacyniak explains why confectionery companies should take now.
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Sweetening coffers, not improving health

Earlier this week I came across a headline that suggested candy taxes don’t inhibit caloric intake. The report, dubbed “Overreaching on Obesity: Governments Consider New Taxes on Soda and Candy,” drives home the notion that mandating a healthier public through sin taxes isn’t effective.
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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

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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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