Vanuatu Cocoa becomes high grade chocolate in tiny Australian factory

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Vanuatu Cocoa becomes high grade chocolate in tiny Australian factory that makes bespoke chocolate. The New South Wales town of Mudgee, in the Cudgegong Valley, has a reputation as the hub of a wine region and as a tourist destination, but it is also home to a small bespoke chocolate factory. Luke Spencer runs the … Continue reading Vanuatu Cocoa becomes high grade chocolate in tiny Australian factory

Home Taste Test: Magnum Classic Chocolate Thins

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Home Taste Test – Magnum Classic Chocolate Thins – The Magnum ice cream made its debut back in 1989. Originally manufactured by Frisko in Denmark, the chocolate-coated ice cream quickly spread to other markets to become one of the world’s most popular treats. It’s therefore somewhat surprising that it’s taken the company this long to … Continue reading Home Taste Test: Magnum Classic Chocolate Thins

Is Work Widening Your Waistline?

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Candy News Posted by: The Candy Buffet Company on Sun, Apr 27th, 2014 | Source: News.com.au MICHELLE was a slim size 10 when she started working as an executive assistant at a large law firm. She had just finished university, went to the gym for at least an hour each day and was always too busy … Continue reading Is Work Widening Your Waistline?

M&M ad sparks not so sweet television ad bullying complaint

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An ASB spokeswoman said the bureau spent just under 60 days investigating the television commercial, which featured a red M&M taunting his candy cohorts, after receiving a number of objections to the message portrayed by the talking chocolates. One complainant said the advertisement gave children the impression bullying was OK. “M&M’s is the most influential … Continue reading M&M ad sparks not so sweet television ad bullying complaint

Chocolate buffet to help residents breathe easier

The 11th annual Chocolate! buffet, a celebration of cocoa and sugar, can help cystic fibrosis sufferers like Sandy Springs resident Drew Dotson celebrate more birthdays. “In the 1950s, nobody made it to elementary school age,” she said. “When I was born 25 years ago, the life expectancy was 16.” Through research funded by the 56-year-old … Continue reading Chocolate buffet to help residents breathe easier

Like chocolate? Like wine? You’re in luck

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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

Candy Sales Take a Hit During Lent?

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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

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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

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

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

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

Candy makers mad at Obama and Congress for Mexico tariff

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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

Cookie headset: Do we smell the future of sweets?

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We are now messing with things that mankind has no business messing with: confectionary treats. “Meta Cookie” is an “interactive gustatory display” by Takuji Narumi of the University of Tokyo meant to test how computers can manipulate the way people perceive taste. The mad scientist has created a helmet with goggles that connect to a … Continue reading Cookie headset: Do we smell the future of sweets?

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

Top 10 Candy Urban Legends

Read about the top ten candy urban legends on The Candy Buffet Company blog. 10. The Exploding Jawbreaker in the Microwave This one is true, true, true and was proven so by the MythBusters. Nobody can explain exactly why, but microwaving a giant jawbreaker will turn it into a very dangerous molten sugar grenade. Also, … Continue reading Top 10 Candy Urban Legends