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.
Carle & Montanari and OPM combined their know-how to create the first Italian group capable of providing complete, turnkey solutions for the processing and packaging of chocolate and confectionery products.
Carrot, hibiscus, radish, and lemon — food for rabbits, and now ingredients for candy. Driven by strong consumer demand to go “natural,” Nestlé has started to use these natural alternatives to provide color or flavor in popular products such as Rolo and Smarties. And, by doing so, the company has become the first major confectionery manufacturer in the U.K. to remove all artificial ingredients from its products — all 79 of the confectionery products sold in the region now are free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
What happens when you combine hip hop music, candy and inspirational messages. Apparently, Micheck da Candy — a new novelty candy created by rapper Chuck D, of Public Enemy, and Sensei Aaron, Chuck D’s first MC partner and former bodyguard, in collaboration with CandyRific.
Established in 1946 by Candy Industry's founder and publisher, Don Gussow, the Kettle Award represents the highest recognition an individual working within the U.S. confectionery industry can attain. Read More
On Demand Confectionery industry experts weigh in on the state of the candy industry, which has gone through the most massive shift in recent memory after grappling with COVID-19. While confectionery as a whole proved to be “pandemic proof,” not every individual category fared so well. Experts will share the insights they’ve gleaned over the last year, while also offering predictions on what’s to come.
On Demand Cameron Plese with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil will offer candy manufacturers guidance on using sustainable and ethical palm oil, including background on how the RSPO works, how sustainability is determined, how your company can become RSPO Certified, and what the organization’s goals are for the future.
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