Tag Archive for Candy

World’s Largest Candy Maker Commits $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change

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Source: Grub Street NY

Chocolate titan Mars, maker of dozens of candy bars and owner of Wrigley gum, is pledging to tackle climate with an amount that could cause a double take. A billion of its dollars over the “next few” years are being earmarked for a plan called “Sustainable in a …

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Rest of World Simply Cannot Get Enough of Japan’s Kit Kats

Source: Grub Street NY

People are so enamored of Japan’s legendary collection of unusual Kit Kat flavors that Nestlé Japan is opening a second factory to keep up with the “booming demand” for the bars, which come in chocolate, obviously, but also strawberry, edamame, grilled potato, sake, and wasabi, to pull at random from …

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Get Ready for Spicy Starburst and Skittles

Source: Grub Street NY

Always working overtime to satisfy America’s sweet tooth, Wrigley believes the people have spoken again, and that this time, they’ve demanded spicy fruit candy. There’s clearly no other way to read what it brought to the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo going on this …

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Starburst Gives the World What It’s Been Asking for With ‘All Pink’ Packs

Source: Grub Street NY

Just like with banana Runts and red Skittles, arms have undoubtedly been lost reaching for the last pink Starburst (especially if the other one was yellow). Because it’s a peace-loving company that also cares about reducing food waste, Starburst announced today that it’s going to finally release packs …

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Champagne Marshmallows for That Special Someone

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Source: NY Times Food

This over-the-top treats should festoon a holiday pie or a spiked hot chocolate.

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Nestlé Claims to Have Invented Magical Sugar

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Source: Grub Street NY

Nestlé’s mad scientists — the groundbreaking team behind Nespresso multivitamin pods and diabetes pills in “appealing snack” form — are back with a new creation that’s being called “sugar lite” by the New York Times. It’s a chemically restructured version the food producer claims …

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As If We Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About Today, Toblerone Went and Messed With Its Candy

Source: Grub Street NY

A lot is on the line today, what with that election thing and all. Somehow, against all odds, Toblerone has managed to make the situation even worse. The classic chocolate-and-nougat bar is known for its weird and unnecessary shape. It’s one of modern life’s constants, like chefs screwing up ketchup …

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The Absolute Best Candy Store in New York

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Source: Grub Street NY

With Halloween fast approaching, the impulse to phone it in and buy standard sacks of sweets for trick-or-treaters online or at a big-box drug or grocery store is understandable. But if ever there were a mom-and-pop worth fighting for, it would be the old-fashioned candy shop: museum (and creator) of …

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19 Amazing All-American Candies You Should Be Buying for Halloween

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Source: Grub Street NY

Every October 31, Americans celebrate a holiday that is ostensibly about ghosts, teenagers vandalizing their neighbors’ houses, and silly costumes. But everyone knows Halloween’s real purpose is to serve as America’s sugar bacchanalia, a time when it’s acceptable to knock on strangers’ doors and literally demand treats. And, as with …

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Workers Announce Strike That Could Cripple Next Easter’s Peeps Supply

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Source: Grub Street NY

If Peeps are your thing, it might be time to stock up a survival bunker for next spring. Workers at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, factory that makes the frightfully colored marshmallows have walked off the job for the first time in four decades, pledging to strike until Just Born …

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There’s a 14,000-Person Wait List for These Rosé-Infused Gummy Bears

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Source: Grub Street NY

When Sugarfina, purveyor of high-end gummy products, released these fancy bears in June, they promptly sold out in two hours. And crashed the site. And you still can’t get them. So they must be really good?

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Front Burner: Jewel-Like Pâtes de Fruits From Locally Grown Berries

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Source: NY Times Food

Jellied candies intensely colored and flavored.

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Front Burner: A Sweeter Frog for Passover

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Source: NY Times Food

Marzipan in the shape of matzos and paradoxical references to the plagues.

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Summer Corn with a Twist

Summer Corn with a Twist

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Mexican corn doesn’t need to be swaddled in a blanket of salty cotija. Instead, why not try Alex Guarnaschelli’s take on the street food that she makes at her restaurant Butter. According to Florence Fabricant for the Times, Guarnaschelli uses ricotta salata, melts 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter and then seasons 2 tablespoons mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder (or to taste), ½ teaspoon Spanish sweet paprika and a spritz of lemon then mixes it with 4 tablespoons of sour cream. This is the kind of dinner side that is home cook easy.

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Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin J. Gordon, Dies at 95

Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin J. Gordon, Dies at 95

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Melvin J. Grodon, who ran Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years died at 95. According to the Times Gordon served as chief executive until his death, which was announced by the company. Gordon expanded his product line by buying up other brands like Charleston Chew, Junior Mints, Sugar Babies, Dubble Bubble and Charms Blow Pops. Gordon’s wife, Ellen Gordon, will take over his role at the company.

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