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February2014

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February 2014

Take a peep at the makers of the world's favorite marshmallow treats at a preview for PMCA's 68th Annual Production Conference.

They’re ‘Just Born’ to be sweet!

Candy makers David Shaffer and Ross Born talk about expanding the iconic PEEPS brand, refreshing the MIKE AND IKE brand and updating their manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pa.
By Crystal Lindell
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An inside look at the company that makes those iconic Peeps
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PMCA Preview: Milking confectionery’s dairy connection

PMCA’s 68th Annual Production Conference is slated for April 14-16 in Lancaster, Pa.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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The Conference will focus on the use of dairy ingredients in confections,sustainability issues, and formulation and processing challenges.
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Licorice Trends: Soft and healthy

Licorice consumers demand healthier choices and authenticity.
By Valerie King
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As the world grows more obsessed with watching what’s in their food and how much of it they eat, licorice manufacturers are listening, responding
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Fruit & Nut Trends: Elegance, élan accent health benefits

Versatility, variety enable confectioners to be creative in supplying consumers with sophisticated, healthy confections.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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This year it appears that pistachios have their time in the sun to shine as a trendy inclusion amongst a broad range of artisanal chocolatiers.
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Scary sound bite: Headline claims 'Sugar is the new tobacco'

Editor Bernie Pacyniak warns readers that the latest move to demonize sugar could have repercussions.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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The group claims that government attempts to reduce sugar — and here they are specifi cally referring to the British government — have failed and a new approach is needed.
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Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.: Southern artisan hones his craft

Scott Witherow translates the South’s food heritage into bean-to-bar chocolate in Nashville.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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From using a melanger to custom-design moulds and packaging, Scott Witherow has put his Southern artisan imprint into his chocolate company.
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Kohler's Chocolate Bar Collection

Kohler Co., Kohler, Wis.
By Valerie King
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The 1.5-oz. bars are available in six flavors.
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Theo's two new 70% Dark Chocolate Classic Bars — Raspberry and Ginger

Theo Chocolate, Seattle, Wa.
By Valerie King
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Flavors chosen by Facebook vote!
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Chex Chips

General Mills, Inc., Minn.
By Crystal Lindell
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Chex Chips are bigger, puffier versions of the Chex pieces.
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Theo and Jacobsen Sea Salt Caramel Collection

Theo Chocolate, Seattle, Wa.
By Valerie King
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The idea was inspired by Theo’s proximity to the sea and the flavors of the Pacific Northwest.
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Godiva's Legacy Truffle Collection

Godiva, New York City
By Valerie King
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This collection includes four classic flavors!
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4 New Signature Products from Lindt!

Check out these delicious truffles, barks and bars!
By Valerie King
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Lindt has introduced new chocolate-covered fruits and nuts, new barks and more!
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L.A. Burdick's Single-Source Bars

L.A. Burdick Chocolate, Walpole, N. H.
By Valerie King
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The bars are created exclusively from a variety of regional beans.
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Skittles Desserts

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., Chicago
By Crystal Lindell
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The newest Skittles flavors are perfect for after dinner.
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Smurfs Sour Gummies

Haribo, Bonn, Germany
By Valerie King
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Haribo USA is announcing the rollout of the next generation of its licensed Smurfs products.
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Candy Crush Saga-themed candies launched

Online game inspires sweet treats.
By Crystal Lindell
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Finally, the most popular candy-themed online game has some real-life sweets to match.
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A double anniversary for Theegarten-Pactec, which plans a new building

Confectionery packaging supplier founded 80 years ago, merged 20 years ago.
By Valerie King
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Justus Franz Theegarten launched the Dresden, Germany-based business in 1934, while Theegarten and Pactec merged in 1994.


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Yellow M&M to make solo debut during Super Bowl XLVIII

Mars also plans to play-up N.J. headquarters as home-field advantage during The Big Game.
By Valerie King
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Mars finally plans to give their beloved M&M’S Yellow a moment in the spotlight Sunday night.
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AACT announces 2013 John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

By Jorona Johnson
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AACT is accepting applications for the John Kitt Memorial Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. John Kitt, who died in August 2009, was a confectionery researcher who devoted 43 years to the art of candy making, working for companies such as Knechtel Laboratories, Standard Brands, Nabisco Brands and Wm. Wrigley Co.
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Grimaldi Candy Co. to supply Larry the Cable Guy chocolate line launch

Southeastern Florida company to produce 4 chocolate-products, including milk-chocolate potato chips.
By Bernie Pacyniak
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What does a comedian from Nebraska, an entrepreneurial couple from Wisconsin and a former confectionery executive have in common?
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