Tag Archives: Candy

Nutella Maker Reportedly Snags Deal to Buy Nestlé’s U.S. Candy Business

Source: Grub Street NY

It looks like Nutella is about to get some American stepsiblings. Italian parent company Ferrero has reportedly struck a $2.8 billion deal to acquire all of Nestlé’s U.S. candy brands. An insider tells Bloomberg News that the official announcement could come as soon as Sunday, and it’d put Nutella …

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

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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Do Hershey’s Georgia-branded Honey-Roasted Peanut Reese’s Cups improve the perfect candy?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The limited edition Georgia Reese’s CupPhotograph by Matt Walljasper This year, The Hershey Company unveiled a series of limited edition candies—the Hershey Flavors of America—that featured the candymaker’s flagship confectioneries gene-spliced with stereotypically accurate regional flavors for a handful of U.S. states. There are Coconut Almond Kisses (Hawaii), Key Lime Pie and Orange Cream Pop Twizzlers (Florida), Strawberry Kit-Kats (California), Cherry Cheesecake Hershey bars (New York), and BBQ Payday bars (Texas). One other state was graced with a sugary shout-out. If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s us. Our special flavor? Honey-roasted Peanut Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. We assume this decision ...

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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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Oh, Great, So Now We Have to Protest Candy?

Source: Grub Street NY

Mars, Hershey, and Jelly Belly have discovered the strategy used by others who want to butter up President Trump, like the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Asian diplomat who said, “Isn’t it rude to come to his city and say, ‘I am staying at your competitor?'” …

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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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Sublime Doughnuts wants to know: “Will it Doughnut?”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Kamal Grant asks viewers: “Will it doughnut?”Screenshot via YouTube/Used with permission of Sublime Doughnuts. Sublime Doughnuts owner Kamal Grant has always been a true kid at heart. When his funky doughnut boutique opened on the Westside in 2008, Grant showed Atlanta that there were no hard and fast rules to doughnut making. If he wanted to make an “A-“shaped doughnut called the “A-town” instead of a standard Boston cream variety, he damn well would. What followed is a pretty sweet love story between Atlanta and Grant, who continues to grow his business not only in Atlanta, but internationally. Along with the ...

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Sublime Doughnuts wants to know: “Will it Doughnut?”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Kamal Grant asks viewers: “Will it doughnut?”Screenshot via YouTube/Used with permission of Sublime Doughnuts. Sublime Doughnuts owner Kamal Grant has always been a true kid at heart. When his funky doughnut boutique opened on the Westside in 2008, Grant showed Atlanta that there were no hard and fast rules to doughnut making. If he wanted to make an “A-“shaped doughnut called the “A-town” instead of a standard Boston cream variety, he damn well would. What followed is a pretty sweet love story between Atlanta and Grant, who continues to grow his business not only in Atlanta, but internationally. Along with the ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Lolli and Pops is a whimsical candy land

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbershop quartet–style bow ­ties add to the store’s nost­algic feel.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Like a mashup of Harry Potter’s and Willy Wonka’s respective worlds, Lolli and Pops at Perimeter Mall is pure, sweet magic. The adorable candy boutique, part of a San Francisco–based chain, lets pastels, ornate molding, whimsical typography, and themed displays set the stage for a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty chocolates, colorful candies, chilled novelty sodas, and other treats from around the world. Salty, sour, gooey, or chewy, Lolli and Pops has something for everyone. And yes, staffers will happily dispense a free sample or two. This ...

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Nestlé Claims to Have Invented Magical Sugar

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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New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Asian candies for grabs at Rocket Fizz Marietta.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Candyholics, rejoice! There is a new mega candy store making its way into the metro area. The California-based Rocket Fizz chain now has three locations in Georgia: Savannah, Marietta Square, and, most recently, Decatur. Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear. Seeking gummy fruits from Japan or that chocolate bar you loved in England ...

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New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Asian candies for grabs at Rocket Fizz Marietta.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Candyholics, rejoice! There is a new mega candy store making its way into the metro area. The California-based Rocket Fizz chain now has three locations in Georgia: Savannah, Marietta Square, and, most recently, Decatur. Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear. Seeking gummy fruits from Japan or that chocolate bar you loved in England ...

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The Absolute Best Candy Store in New York

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

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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