Better-For-You Confections

Candies focusing on nutrition and health.


Better-For-You Confections Trends: Category continues to grow

Progress in improving flavor profiles is helping fortified confections reach a growing market.
July 15, 2014
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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Fiber One Fruit Flavored Snacks: Assorted Fruit and Mixed Berry

General Mills, Minneapolis
March 12, 2014
Fiber One is offering a sweet way to fiber to your diet.
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Sanders' Orchard Collection

Sanders, Clinton Township, Mich.
January 22, 2014
This new collection targets consumers looking to make healthier choices — even when snacking on sweets.
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New chewing gum claims to fight common cold

Immuno-Gum contains six immune supporting ingredients.
October 9, 2013
Now, there’s a gum that can literally kill your cold, or keep you from getting it in the first place.
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Nassau Candy adds Unreal to its lineup

Candy made with less sugar and no artificial ingredients.
September 4, 2013
Nassau Candy has added Unreal candy to its catalog of products.
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Manufacturers continue to find innovative ways to make candy 'better-for-you'

Confectioners combine healthy ingredients with a healthy does of realism and education as a means of growing the better-for-you category.
July 1, 2013
There's something for the to say for the power of candy. It can heal a broken a heart and put a smile on your face. But what if it could also make you healthier?
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The State of the Industry: Rising in the East

Asia Pacific region continues to emerge as the global confectionery industry’s new growth engine.
May 31, 2013
Horace Greeley urged 19th century Americans to “Go West, young man." Today’s Greeley might sound like this, “Look East, confectioners!”
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Nonni's Foods, LLC., Tulsa, Okla.
May 15, 2013
The light, crunchy almond cookies are packaged in perfectly sized 100 calorie packs, making them an anytime indulgence.
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Quaker Popped

Quaker Foods North America, Chicago
March 1, 2013
Formerly known as Quaker Quakes, the bite-sized snacks are popped, not fried, and come in14 flavors, including three new offerings: Cheddar Cheese, Caramel Corn and Apple Cinnamon.
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InBalance Health, Wayland, Mich.
March 1, 2013
InBalance Health’s INBar snack bars are allergen-free, nutritional supplements for people with weight-loss or glucose management goals. They contain no chemicals and artificial sweeteners and offer balanced, whole food nutrients that fill you up for hours.
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July 2014 Cover

July 2014

July's issue features an in-depth look at the Brazilian confectionery industry, a review of Interpack, and some more highlights from the Sweets & Snacks Expo.
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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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