Fruits & Nuts

Trends in the usage of fruits and nuts in confectionery.



Record almond crop predicted in 2014-15

Despite drought, Almond Board of California forecasts increase in almond tonnage, weight.
“This year’s objective forecast during a third-consecutive drought year is a testament to the state-of-the-art farming practices,” says Bill Harp, almond grower and ABC chairman.
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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.
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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Nut Trends: Candy makers, consumers go ’nuts’

Health benefits, coupled with spicer options, propell growth in nut consumption.
"Consumers are very well informed these days and they view confectionery products containing nus as a healthy way to indulge their sweet tooth," says Lucas Schmidt, industrial sales manager at HGO/Westnut.
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Study: Snacking on almonds decreases appetite without increasing body weight

Almond snack also improves intake of vitamin E and monounsaturated fat.
Grabbing a handful of almonds between meals could actually be great for your health.
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Adding fruit by the foot: Candy companies use real fruit to create delicious confections

Real fruit pieces lead to healthier and more premium candies.
Strawberries, for instance, are 80 to 90 percent of the confection, which means less chocolate and no sugar added.
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Snacking drives nut-based confections

Healthy benefit, coupled with spicier options, prove attractive to consumers
Having your nuts and eating them too doesn’t seem to be an issue with candy consumers; in fact, suppliers says business is growing.
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Nutffles Double Dark

Morris National, Azusa, Calif.
Dark chocolate and almonds combine to create a delicious truffle.
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HannahMax Baking Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chips

HannahMax Baking, Gardenia, Calif.
Is it a chip? Is it a cookie? It's both! And it's utterly delicious.
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Nonni's Foods, LLC., Tulsa, Okla.
The light, crunchy almond cookies are packaged in perfectly sized 100 calorie packs, making them an anytime indulgence.
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Pearson factory tour is "Too Goodie To Be True"

Company opens door to the public for the first time in nearly four decades
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Nut Goodie, Pearson Candy Company is offering customers exclusive factory tours.
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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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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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