Posts Tagged ‘candy’

Glad or Mad About Shrinking Halloween Candy?

October 26, 2022 — At the intersection of Halloween, inflation, and righteous demands to bring portion sizes under control, candy is shrinking this year. Candy prices are way up, with an average increase of 13 percent versus last year according to the U.S. Department of Labor. At the same time, candy makers are shrinking package sizes – both the […]

Celebrating and Vanquishing Fear on Halloween

October 31, 2021 — Many fears are plaguing us right now. A virus is still killing more than five thousand people every day around the world – more than a thousand daily in the U.S. Some people are fearful of spending time indoors with others who are unmasked or unvaccinated. Others are fearful of the masks and the vaccines. […]

Lollipops: Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic, No Added Sugar

February 7, 2018 — You knew it had to happen. Added sugar is the new dietary boogeyman. So the entrepreneurs at Koochikoo are meeting the challenge to bring us lollipops with no added sugar. Eye Popping Claims These guys are innovators who just can’t stop. Anyone else would be satisfied to bring us lollipops with no added sugar and […]

How Did Easter Become a Candy Festival?

April 5, 2015 — Easter is a bit of a candy festival, surpassed only by Halloween. We’ll be spending $2.2 billion on Easter candy this year, just a hare less than the $2.5 billion Americans spent at Halloween. But it hasn’t always been like this. Before the late nineteenth century, eggs, bunnies, and maybe a few chicks were at the center of […]

Move Over Big Food, Here Comes Big Candy

April 10, 2013 — Big candy wants its say in the national dialogue about obesity. Ad Age and other industry sources report that the National Confectioners Association (NCA) is in talks with four PR agencies to award a two to three million dollar budget and fight the notion that candy might have something to do with obesity. Greater FDA regulation […]