Bits & Pieces

Miscellaneous news articles from the candy world.


Bazooka again asks fans to choose new Ring Pop flavor

Candy maker partners with rock band R5.
April 16, 2014
The band has selected three mouthwatering new Ring Pop flavors, and will rally fans to visit the Ring Pop Facebook page and vote.
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Brands try to capitalize on Easter holiday

Branding expert recommends that companies hop out of their comfort zone this Easter season.
April 2, 2014
“From a branding perspective, Easter is fast becoming a secular occasion," says Mary Zalla, global president of consumer brands at Landor Associates.
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Tic Tac

Tic Tac Fans: Tic Tac Shakeless isn’t such a crazy idea

Company pulls April Fools’ Day prank on its fans
April 2, 2014
When Tic Tac mints announced plans to introduce a new “Tic Tac Shakeless” yesterday on Twitter, the company probably wasn’t expecting its fans to actually like the idea.
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Miss. ChocoVine

Nationwide search underway for new Miss ChocoVine

Requirements: Sweet voice, chocolaty smile, beautiful and bi-lingual
March 26, 2014
Wanted: A new Miss ChocoVine. Requirements: A sweet voice, a “chocolaty smile,” and a sensuously sweet face.
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American Licorice

American Licorice turns 100, refreshes flagship Red Vines brand

Company started in 1914 in Chicago.
March 26, 2014
It’s been 100 years since American Licorice Co. first began doing business in a rented space on W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago in 1914.
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M&M'S Commercial

M&M’S Ms. Brown, Geico Gecko unite in new commercial

Mars and Geico team up to produce a hilarious new TV ad.
March 12, 2014
What do you do when seemingly the entire world wants to eat you? You try to get an insurance policy, that's what.
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6 pieces of completely edible art created for a good a cause!

‘Fundraising for Art: It’s a Piece of Cake’ encourages participants to create their favorite works of art using food.
March 5, 2014

“What could be more fun than recreating your favorite work of art out of simple ingredients you have in your fridge?" says Katharine Richards, the campaign’ co-coordinator. 


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What happened to Yellow? M&M’S delights viewers with ‘nutty’ Super Bowl ad

Super Bowl 2014 commercial features Yellow M&M kidnapped
February 13, 2014

Those watching Super Bowl XLVIII found out what happened to Yellow in the official 45-second commercial, and it wasn’t pretty thanks to his highly sought after peanut interior.

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Walking down memory lane: 10 pictures of Perugina through the years

Iconic Italian chocolate brand opens Rome boutique
February 12, 2014
These historic images of Perugina boutiques show just how much the business has evolved.
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Super Bowl-bound Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch scores sweet deal with Skittles

Skittles to pay Lynch for bringing Super Bowl XLVIII a ‘Taste of the Rainbow’.
January 30, 2014

Looks like Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has finally reached the pot of gold at the rainbow’s end. And winning the Super Bowl is no longer his only motivation for scoring touchdowns. Skittles has agreed to a formal deal with the player in honor of his renowned love for the candy dating back to his middle school years. 

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Image Galleries

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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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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