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April 2014

In this issue of Candy Industry, Editor Bernie Pacyniak reports on three candy manufacturers from his visit to Florida, hard candy is making a comeback, interpack, and more!

Norman Love: Designing a chocolate destination

In building his own confectionery operation, Love has steadfastly held true to his philosophy of creating confections that reflect uncompromising quality, and eyecatching aesthetics.
April 14, 2014
"Americans love to eat with their eyes," Love says. "I started my career as a pastry chef, that’s been my life. However, my passion is chocolate. So when it comes to designing new flavors, line extensions, I always think about them as desserts."
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Creating a ‘Chocolate Kingdom’: One man's quest to build a chocolate museum in the U.S.

The Schaked father-and-son team refused to give up on their dream. Now, thousands of visitors can now walk away from their chocolate tour.
April 14, 2014
Upon arriving at the Chocolate Kingdom in Kissimmee, Fla., co-owner Bernie Schaked immediately asked the visitor if he liked the columns. “They’re painted to look like chocolate pretzels,” he explains answering his own question before the guest could respond.
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Grimaldi’s ‘Tipping Point’

A million-dollar investment, coupled with several licensing and contract manufacturing initiatives, has triggered a sales surge for the Florida manufacturer.
April 15, 2014
Grimaldi is probably the bestknown and accomplished enrober of potato chips, having staked its claim to this sweet and savory item long before sweet and savory became a national craze.
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Technique vs. Technology

The largest triennial packaging exhibition in the world, which also showcases the most comprehensive display of confectionery processing and packaging equipment, is upon us.
April 16, 2014
OEE! Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is an acronym I expect to encounter more often than not at the upcoming interpack show in Dusseldorf.
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Chocolate to the rescue! Candy company helps animal resuce organizations

Entrepreneur combines passion for chocolate with a good cause, rescuing animals in need.
April 11, 2014
The packaging of each vegan flavor of Rescue Chocolate sheds light on a different aspect of the current pet “overpopulation” epidemic. For example, Pick Me! Pepper highlights the advantages of choosing pets from animal shelters instead of breeders or pet stores.
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Hard Candy Trends: Taking back the reins

Hard candy makers respond to a year of downward sales with new products, expansion and packaging innovation.
April 16, 2014
While there’s no smoking gun to explain the decline in sales, one thing’s for sure, as far as Sally Lyons Wyatt, at IRI is concerned — there is a huge need for innovation.
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Carmit's New Gluten-free Cluster Collection

Carmit Candy Industries, Rishon Letzion, Israel
April 10, 2014
"The perfect blend of crispy, chewy and sweet! Carmit is going gluten-free with its new clusters."
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Jelly Belly TABASCO Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly Candy Co., Fairfield, Calif.
April 10, 2014
Rich dark chocolate meets sweet heat in the new jelly beans.
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Sunrise Confections' New Fruit-Flavored Snack Line

Sunrise Confections, El Paso, Texas
April 10, 2014
Sunrise is introducing Moon Rocks crunchy fruit-flavored snacks, Farmers Market fruit flavored snacks, and Fruit Shoppe reduced sugar fruit-flavored snacks.
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Cube Gift Boxes with Fair Trade Certifi ed Cocoa and Cane Sugar

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co., St. Louis
April 10, 2014
The CUBE line of gift boxes is a collection of America's favorite flavors made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and cane sugar.
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Radz MLB Collection

Radz Brands, Portland, Ore.
April 10, 2014
Fans of all ages will love Major League Baseball Radz, available for all 30 MLB teams.
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PÜR Cinnamon and Cool Mint Gum

PÜR Gum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 10, 2014
Pür Cinnamon captures the perfect balance of the hot and sweet sensations, while Pür Coolmint refreshes you breath!
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New Halloween Package from Torie & Howard

Torie & Howard, New Milford, Conn.
April 10, 2014
Torie & Howard is introducing a new Halloween-themed package as a healthier option for trick-or-treaters.
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PurAgave 100% Pure Dried Agave Products

Island Abbey Foods Ltd., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
April 10, 2014
PurAgave Agave Delights, the world’s first 100 percent pure-dried agave candy, and PurAgave Lozenges, contain 100 percent pure-dried agave.
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All-Natural Handcrafted Rock Candies

Sweet Enchantment Pte Ltd, Singapore
April 10, 2014
"This unique rock candy comes in a lollipop design."
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Inspiration from ISM

The 44th International Sweets and Biscuits (ISM) Fair in Cologne continues to deliver attendees a host of confectionery options to satisfy the world’s sweet tooth.
April 17, 2014
Flexitarian. White chocolate. Ethical marketing. Retro. The four S’s (Snacking, sharing, simplicity, sustainability). Technology. Those are just some of the buzz words and trends from this year’s International Sweets and Biscuit (ISM) Fair in Cologne, Germany.
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ECRM data: Hershey runs the most seasonal candy ads

Research shows which companies run the most seasonal ads.
April 15, 2014
When it comes to seasonal products, Hershey is in it to win it — both as a company and a brand.
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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 Industry Magazine

April 2014 Cover

April 2014

In this issue of Candy Industry, Editor Bernie Pacyniak reports on three candy manufacturers from his visit to Florida, hard candy is making a comeback, interpack, and more!
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