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Dandelion Chocolate: On a mission

Former Silicon Valley entrepreneurs embrace bean-to-bar chocolate making, and find themselves delightfully overseeing a growth engine called Dandelion Chocolate.
One of the first things a newcomer stepping into Dandelion Chocolate’s café and production area on Valencia St. in San Francisco experiences — besides the obvious hipster din and energy — is the large welcoming chalkboard.
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Healthy Foods Brands Has Candy Flying Off The Shelves

Russ Asaro and Rob Kowitt of Healthy Food Brands may be known for their Angry Birds and Candy Crush lines, but the company is looking to the future with a new Welch’s fruit line, a bigger focus on private label and an expansion of its Simply Lite brand.
These days, when people in the candy industry hear the name Healthy Food Brands, they most likely think of Angry Birds or Candy Crush gummies and fruit snacks. And then, their next thought is probably something along the lines of, “What’s so healthy about those two brands?”
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Premium Chocolate Trends: Chocolate as culture, as a story

Artisan chocolatiers stand atop the rest amidst cocoa price increases.
Sometimes it’s the smaller, more elegant competitors that rise to the top in turmoil.
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Original Gourmet: No Choice But To Smile!

Original Gourmet Foods has redefined the lollipop category, creating a premium line that provides longlasting taste and value. Investments in merchandising and automation have helped fuel the growth.
Can Original Gourmet Foods’ Richard Alimenti do for the lollipop category what actor Telly Savalas did for the Kojak television series?
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Brazil's Santa Helena’s Paçoquita candy ready for the world

Brazilian peanut candy company looks to export its traditional Brazilian treats.
The first thing you notice about the Santa Helena plant in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil is the amazing smell of fresh peanuts roasting.
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Embaré truly is a ‘Brazilian Delight’

Caramel company exports its delicious sweets to more than 40 countries.
It turns out Brazil is a tricky country to make caramel for. But Embaré caramels are perfect for the South American country.
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Brazil's confectionery shines on world stage

As the country readies for the 2016 Olympics, Brazil's confectionery industry readies itself for the global spotlight as well.
ABICAB is hoping to take advantage of having the country’s name in the ether.
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Better-For-You Confections Trends: Category continues to grow

Progress in improving flavor profiles is helping fortified confections reach a growing market.
Confections fortified with healthy ingredients help us reach our goal a little faster, easier and in a more tasteful way than ever before.
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Standing Tall In Topeka: An in-depth looks at Mars' first U.S. plant in 35 years

Designed to accommodate growth for the next 50 years, the $270 million, 500,000-sq.-ft. plant incorporates sustainable design and engeineering elements.
The large plastic M&M’S Characters protruding from the outside walls immediately convey the message that candy is produced here.
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Calm And Culture In Kansas: Mars' new plant manager talks shop

Bret Spangler, site director – Topeka, is calm under pressure.
During my visit to the Topeka facility, I had an opportunity to see the man’s calming demeanor in action; while touring the plant, the SNICKERS line encountered a glitch.
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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 Jan 2015

January 2015

Start off the new year with new products, sweetener trends, 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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