Like chocolate? Like wine? You’re in luck

Chocolate Wine blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Candy is dandy, but chocolate wine really seems to get taste buds in an uproar. “The reaction has been amazing,” says Don Opici, whose family-run company, Opici Wines, recently introduced Cocoa di Vine. Never heard of chocolate wine? Chances are you will. More vintners are amping up the decadence decibels with blends of wine infused … Continue reading Like chocolate? Like wine? You’re in luck

Hershey’s raises prices nearly 10% on candy products

The Hershey Company says it is raising wholesale prices by 9.7% on most of its candy products. The maker of Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s Kisses and Twizzlers cited increased costs for raw materials, fuel, utilities and transportation. It was not clear whether customers would see the price changes before Easter, a big season for chocolate … Continue reading Hershey’s raises prices nearly 10% on candy products

William, Kate candy dispensers to be auctioned for charity: sweet manufacturer

Will and Kate pez dispenser blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

The mugs, plates, key chains, ashtrays … and now the PEZ dispensers. Just when images of Prince William and Kate Middleton seem to have graced every imaginable memorabilia under the Union Jack, there comes one more. A pair, actually. The Austrian candy maker PEZ, also known for its collectible dispensers, has produced a pair of … Continue reading William, Kate candy dispensers to be auctioned for charity: sweet manufacturer

Kate Middleton calms nerves with candy before her wedding to Prince William

Kate Middleton candy blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Kate Middleton’s feeling apprehensive about her wedding to Prince William on 29 April and stress is giving her the munchies. The princess-to-be has been popping sugary sweets. ‘Kate loves Haribo Starmix, they’re her favourites, and Tangfastics,’ Kate’s local shopkeeper Hash Shingadia reveals. Hash and wife Chan, who run a store in Bucklebury, Berks, will be … Continue reading Kate Middleton calms nerves with candy before her wedding to Prince William

US Bakers, Candy Makers Seek More Sugar Imports

By LESLIE JOSEPHS March 17, 2011 8:05 a.m. ET NEW YORK—U.S. baked-goods and candy manufacturers pinched by rising sugar prices are pressuring the government to increase imports of the sweetener. The U.S. needs to import sugar every year, but the Department of Agriculture operates a limit for low-tariff or duty-free imported sugar to protect domestic … Continue reading US Bakers, Candy Makers Seek More Sugar Imports

She makes candy for grownups

She teaches yoga at the Nashville Ballet. She’s an assistant to musician Buddy Miller. She’s a silk artist, a single mother, and she makes marshmallows — fancy, homemade square pillows of sweetness. Half dipped in chocolate, her flavors include espresso praline, chocolate chili, toasted coconut, espresso chocolate and rose cardamom. You might have spotted her … Continue reading She makes candy for grownups

No, You Can’t Claim Candy is Good For You!

Baltimore’s Goetze’s Candy is making a nutritional claim it cannot back up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration charged in a March 4 warning letter to the company. Those delectable Goetz’s Caramel Cream Double Chocolates in the 9-ounce package should not make the claim on the label that they are “Fortified With Calcium,” FDA said. … Continue reading No, You Can’t Claim Candy is Good For You!

Easter candy costs more to make this year

Easter candy cost blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Local candy makers are at the height of the Easter season, with chocolate bunnies & chicks in full production. However, the cost of making the sweet treats is up this year, thanks to recent spikes in the price of ingredients like cocoa and sugar. “Some of it is due to natural economic progression, but a … Continue reading Easter candy costs more to make this year

Candy Sales Take a Hit During Lent?

Candy Sales during Lent blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

You’ve probably noticed your Facebook friends posting declarations that they’re giving up treats like chocolate and gum for Lent. It’s a common sacrifice, but not one big enough to put a dent in candy sales. In fact, they go up — consumers spend about half a billion dollars on candy this time of year. “Lent … Continue reading Candy Sales Take a Hit During Lent?

Susan Boyle Gives Up Candy For Charity

Susan Boyle candy blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Susan Boyle Gives Up Candy for Lent For Charity – The ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ hit-maker is taking part in the Christian tradition of Lent, which sees followers cut out a favourite food or activity in the run-up to Easter. And Boyle will be putting her sacrifice to good use by collecting the savings she … Continue reading Susan Boyle Gives Up Candy For Charity

‘Ooh, a Piece of Candy!’ Goes From Family Guy Joke to YouTube Meme

Even if you’re not a hardcore Family Guy fan, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize the catchphrase, “Ooh! A piece of candy!” It appeared on the show when an animated version of actor James Woods followed a trail of sweets into a box-and-stick trap, and now it’s appearing in a slew of parody videos on … Continue reading ‘Ooh, a Piece of Candy!’ Goes From Family Guy Joke to YouTube Meme

Risk of food poisoning increases at parties, buffets

The threat of food poisoning increases with the number of parties, presenting the possibility that someone will eat germ-contaminated dishes. Dangers exist, especially on buffet tables, when food is out for a long period of time and people tend to put their hands on it, said Andrew Clarke, associate professor of food science at MU’s … Continue reading Risk of food poisoning increases at parties, buffets

Chocolate better cure for common cold than echinacea

PEOPLE who buy echinacea to stave off a common cold are wasting their money and should buy chocolate instead, two separate scientific studies have claimed. Echinacea, which is believed to minimise the impact of a common cold, was studied by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. They found the … Continue reading Chocolate better cure for common cold than echinacea

Aleena & Sevag On The Morning Show

Morning Show Candy Bar by The Candy Buffet Company

Congratulations to Aleena & Sevag, The Morning Show’s Luxury Wedding Competition winners. Channel 7 will be footing the bill for the most luxurious wedding your likely to see and we’re honoured to have been chosen to supply a candy buffet for their special day. So we’re now swinging into overdrive to create a candy buffet … Continue reading Aleena & Sevag On The Morning Show

Disneyland Candy Cane Update!

Disneyland Candy Canes blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

We first told you about the famous Disneyland Resort Candy Canes earlier this week.  There have been some updates to the information, so in the interest of making sure you get your candy confection, we wanted to pass the information on to you. Candy Canes will be made on the following dates during the holiday … Continue reading Disneyland Candy Cane Update!

Candy Buffet Spring Racing

Spring Carnival Party Lolly Buffet by The Candy Buffet Company

Candy Buffet Spring Racing – a great way to enjoy your marque!! This candy bar brought a classic spring feel with a contemporary touch. Created in preparation for the 2010 Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne, we loved incorporating bird cages and heart-shaped lollipops in the design. Coupled with gorgeous apothecary jars, the perfect spring colours, … Continue reading Candy Buffet Spring Racing

The Mystery of the Halloween Candy Bowl

The trick behind why kids are drawn to certain treats. Every year as Halloween approaches, the kids in my neighborhood become fixated on one house, the one owned by the fireman who always hands out full-size candy bars. After years of being dissed for the “fun-size” bars I deliver (“Mom, smaller candy bars are not … Continue reading The Mystery of the Halloween Candy Bowl

How to tell when good candy has turned bad

Did you know candy has a secret shelf life all its own? Food scientists at Kansas State University offered lab-tested tips this week on how to tell when your favorite treats are past their prime, and how to store them.   “The shelf life depends on the type of candy, packaging and storage conditions,” Karen … Continue reading How to tell when good candy has turned bad

Kraft opens candy research center in Switzerland

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. has opened its new gum and candy research center in Switzerland, where it will develop new products for top candy brands such as Trident. The company said Tuesday it has spent more than $14 million on the European Kraft Foods Gum and Candy Research & Development Center in … Continue reading Kraft opens candy research center in Switzerland

It’s a knockout in Melbourne’s battle of the brands

NOTHING is safe in the trademark wars. Not water, not colour, not even the throaty roar of a motorbike being gunned at five in the morning. The courts ruled that BP could own a shade of green, then decided it couldn’t. That Cadbury’s couldn’t own the colour purple. The makers of Barbie and Bratz are … Continue reading It’s a knockout in Melbourne’s battle of the brands

Not-So-Sweet Tooth: Finland to Tax Chocolate

Blog Post about Finland Chocolate Tax by The Candy Buffet Company

Finland to Tax Chocolate! We knew Scandinavia was cold. Just not this cold. Times are tough the world over. But the Finnish government is planning to go so low as to tax confections. This past Thursday, “the [Finnish] government decided in its general session that a tax is to be levied on candies and similar … Continue reading Not-So-Sweet Tooth: Finland to Tax Chocolate

Duncan never takes off without his snakes

A PACKET of lollies is all Duncan Read needs to complete a gruelling 40km triathlon adventure race. Read, 38, of Lane Cove, competes in the Kathmandu Adventure Series, a series of six races featuring off-road running, cycling and kayaking. Read, who is training for the next race in January, said he never left home without … Continue reading Duncan never takes off without his snakes

Asia’s largest candy store opens at Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore  – Life just got sweeter – with the largest candy store in Asia opening its doors in Resorts World Sentosa. Spread over 9,000 square feet (in sq metres?), Candylicious is home to the world’s largest lollipop trees standing at 10 metres tall. Customers will be spoilt for choice with the … Continue reading Asia’s largest candy store opens at Resorts World Sentosa

Ice-cream prices heat up

Ice Cream Prices blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

ICE-cream lovers may have to suck up higher prices in the heat of summer. Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, is reviewing production costs for cool treats and lollies as the global wheat price skyrockets. Wheat is a key component used to make ice-cream and confectionery. The juggernaut behind the Eskimo Pie, Choc Wedge and … Continue reading Ice-cream prices heat up

Calleija Diamonds Lolly Buffet

Sydney’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out was amazing! The Candy Buffet Company created an amazing lolly buffet window at Calleija Diamonds at The Westin Hotel. Calleija Jewellers, located in the lobby of The Westin Sydney (GPO Building), will be celebrating their exquisite Argyle pink diamonds!  As part of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, Calleija is having a ‘pink candy … Continue reading Calleija Diamonds Lolly Buffet

Fashion’s Night Out

The rainbow before the official launch of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Sydney was a good sign but by the end of the evening that pot of gold had well and truly been emptied at more than 400 stores around the city. Vogue Australia Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Kirstie Clements, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer lead ambassador Collette … Continue reading Fashion’s Night Out

A morning feast to celebrate the end of Ramadan’s fast

Let's eat ... Fatima Chahrouk's family prepare to celebrate the end of fasting. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Let’s eat … Fatima Chahrouk’s family prepare to celebrate the end of fasting. Photo: Brendan Esposito FOR the past 30 nights Fatima Chahrouk has prepared an evening iftar, or fast-breaking, meal for a rotating combination of her six children, her two grandchildren, her husband, her brother, her sister-in-law, her brother’s children and lastly, for herself. Yesterday … Continue reading A morning feast to celebrate the end of Ramadan’s fast

Google CEO skewered in giant ‘Jumbotron’ Times Square ad

Google CEO blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

A video cartoon featuring Google’s chief giving away ice-cream to snoop on children aired on a giant screen in Times Square today as a privacy group continued to hound the internet giant. Consumer Watchdog took its gripes with Google to the centre of Manhattan, where it paid to have a “Don’t be evil?” animated clip … Continue reading Google CEO skewered in giant ‘Jumbotron’ Times Square ad

Savage Orthodontics Office Host Halloween Candy Buyback Program

This is the second year that the Savage orthodontists at Cosmopolitan have offered the program, which is designed to entice young patients to donate candies that might be harmful to their orthodontic treatment to American soldiers serving overseas. “Offering the buy-back program serves a couple of purposes for us,” said Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth, an Eagan … Continue reading Savage Orthodontics Office Host Halloween Candy Buyback Program

A mule-drawn New Orleans institution

Roman Chewing Candy Cart blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

NEW ORLEANS — The shadows are growing long as the Roman Candy man’s mule-drawn wagon rattles up Camp Street, a narrow, potholed thoroughfare that meanders along the Mississippi west from the city’s heart. It’s been a long, hot day for Ron Kottemann and Ada, the mule, and now, with a few unsold taffy sticks piled … Continue reading A mule-drawn New Orleans institution

Allens is Australia’s most effective ad

Allens lollies blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

A gaint doll towers over the street in Allens Confectionery ad by agency JWT which was named Australia’s most effective ad campaign at the Effies on Thursday night.  JWT has taken out the prize for Australia’s most effective advertising campaign after reigniting consumer interest in Allen’s Jellies brand. Advertising agency JWT won the Grand Effie … Continue reading Allens is Australia’s most effective ad

Salvation Army hand out candy canes

Salvation Army to ring bells, hand out candy canes at Saratoga Race Course this weekend in hopes of collecting donations By MAREESA NICOSIA, The Saratogian SARATOGA SPRINGS — Salvation Army bells will be ringing as usual this weekend at the gates of Saratoga Race Course. Not as usual will be the 4,000 candy canes bell-ringer … Continue reading Salvation Army hand out candy canes

Candy makers mad at Obama and Congress for Mexico tariff

Candy makers mad at Obama blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Candy makers on Friday blamed President Barack Obama’s administration and Congress for a new 20 percent duty on $45 million of U.S. chewing gum and chocolate exports to Mexico. “Dozens of U.S. gum and chocolate makers large and small will immediately feel the effects of these duties,” Larry Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association, … Continue reading Candy makers mad at Obama and Congress for Mexico tariff

Prisoner uses lollies in escape

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PRISONER Lew Ross used a smuggled mobile phone and lollies to plan his escape from custody in Toowoomba at the weekend. Ross, 34, appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today and pleaded guilty to escaping lawful custody, obstructing police, and dealing with a prohibited thing. Prosecutor senior constable Mark McKenzie said Ross, who suffers from … Continue reading Prisoner uses lollies in escape

Boston Police bring Sweets to Streets

Boston Police bring sweets to the streets blog by The Candy Buffet Company

The cops are hitting the streets to sweeten their rep with free ice cream. “I think it’s adorable. You can’t go wrong with free ice cream,” said Keri Lydon, 38, of Roslindale, who picked up a cup for her child at the playground yesterday. To get the scoop, the Herald accompanied four officers and a … Continue reading Boston Police bring Sweets to Streets

Katy Perry Gives Australians Free Ice Cream, Inspires Jingoistic Rage

Kay Perry Ice Cream blog by The Candy Buffet Company

You might not be aware of this (given the fact that you probably don’t live in Australia), but on August 27, Katy Perry is teaming up with hyphenated frozen-treat magnate Baskin-Robbins to give everyone free ice cream! I know! All you have to do is wander into any of B-R’s ice cream parlors in Sydney … Continue reading Katy Perry Gives Australians Free Ice Cream, Inspires Jingoistic Rage

Wedding Trends of 2010

Wedding Trends blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Come on in, step inside. Have some candy. There are homemade pies and cupcakes on the side table. Later, if you’re still hungry, you can have a midnight lunch of pizza and finger foods. No, this isn’t your grandmother’s house. These are some of the wedding trends of summer 2010. Cathryn Faulkner, catering sales manager … Continue reading Wedding Trends of 2010

New store offers sweet, cheerful treats

Unicorn pops, chocolate-flavored crayons and candy necklaces all bring smiles to the faces of adults and children alike. Those smiles can now come easier and more frequently as Kimberly Sheldon, owner of the Candy Bouquet, has just opened a shop where the young and not so young can indulge in bon bons, meltaways and Pop … Continue reading New store offers sweet, cheerful treats

Justin Bieber always eats candy before going on stage

Justin Bieber blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Justin Bieber always eats candy before going on stage. The teen pop sensation is currently on his North American ‘My World Tour’ and it has been revealed he likes to get a sugar fix before stepping out on stage. pre-show snack favourites include Sour Patch Kids and Gummy Worms UsMagazine.com reports the 16-year-old singer’s “pre-show … Continue reading Justin Bieber always eats candy before going on stage

Hot, sticky mess leads guys to success

From left, Eric Heinbockel, Nick LaCava and Fabian Kaempfer incorporated Chocomize in August 2009.

The candy had melted in the backseat of the car, turning the dark chocolate, marshmallows, granola and Gummi Bears into a hot, sticky mess. But Nick LaCava wasn’t having any of this “throw it away” nonsense. When he and his friends arrived home, LaCava, 23, tossed the bag into the fridge. A few hours later … Continue reading Hot, sticky mess leads guys to success