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Candy maker crafts 'misfit' chocolates from broken Easter bunnies Meet "Andy Candy," aka Andy Karandzieff, the owner of the 100-year-old Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis. Karandzieff hand-pours around 9,000 chocolate Easter bunnies each season but, inevitably, some of them break in the process — usually at the [...]
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Is This the End of Candy Hearts? Necco, an American confectionery institution and maker of the seminal valentine's candy Sweethearts, is in deep trouble. The century-old Massachusetts sweets manufacturer says it can't afford to keep its factory open, and while negotiations are [...]
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Candymaker NECCO may lay off hundreds unless it finds a buyer The maker of classic candies such as Sweethearts, the Clark Bar and NECCO Wafers is in the process of looking for a potential buyer — and may lay off 395 workers if a deal falls through. In a March 6 notice to the state and city of Revere, the company [...]
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Gayle's Chocolates to move flagship store from Royal Oak to Arizona Some have already gotten new jobs while one plans to follow the candy shop to Arizona, Harte said. "We're all still kind of shocked now that it's out in the public," she said. "I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life, but hate to leave [...]
, a global candy maker best known for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, announced Friday it will consolidate its U. S. corporate operations to its Rosemont headquarters, bringing 55 new jobs to the area. The German, third-generation family-owned company said it is making the change because of the Chicago area's history of candy manufacturing and the local workforce, as well as to centralize its operations. The company will be receiving tax credit incentives under the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's EDGE program, a DCEO spokesman confirmed Friday. The business incentive program provide tax breaks for businesses that locate or expand in the state, with the stipulation that the company meet the investment terms in the agreement. Founded by Hans Riegel in 1920 in a suburb of Bonn, Germany, HARIBO is the global market leader in the fruit gum and licorice segment, according to the company's website.
The Sanders and Morley Candy Makers factory in Clinton Township, MI does its own molding. The candy maker buys its own plastic molds and can create from a little, square piece of chocolate a five-pound Easter bunny, explains Ron Rapson, the company’s president. And we molded 18,000 of those, one by one. It was such a big project that the team needed a little help, so the entire management group was down there helping. The candy maker, which first works its way into the hearts of those who live in Michigan with factory tours for school kids, is beloved in its home state and is growing nationally. Sanders was started in June 1875 by Fred Sanders Schmidt, who opened his first chocolate shop in Detroit. And in 2002, Morley Candy Makers, Inc.
Some people might call these folks wacky, crazed or just plain nuts. But we’ll just call them some of Disneyland’s most devoted fans.Fans who are willing to get up before dawn, drive to the park and stand in line for an hour waiting for Disneyland to open so they can … stand in another line. This time to get a wristband, to come back later and, you guessed it, stand in another line. All for the privilege of buying one single candy cane for $12.99.That’s right. I said, “Buy one.” Per...
And were they meant to be a Christian symbol?One of the most popular sweets during the Christmas season is the iconic candy cane. The red and white sugar stick is everywhere during the month of December and many claim that its symbolism is entirely Christian in origin.Is that true?Hard sugar sticks have been a popular Christmas treat for the past several hundred years and trace their origin back to Germany. At first these sticks were used as another ornament on the Christmas tree. Then in...
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — An Arkansas priest-inventor had a hand in creating the candy canes that you know and love this time of year.The history of the candy cane is a little murky. Legend has it that the candy started as plain white sugar sticks, maybe in the 1600s, according to a 2015 National Geographic blog, The Plate.“The stick got its cane-like hook, one unsubstantiated story claims, when a 17th-century choirmaster at Germany’s Cologne Cathedral convinced a local candy maker to bend...
Nestle BabyRuth bars are seen on a store shelf the day the company announced plans to sell its U.S. candy business. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Analysts are calling it a $2.8 billion testament to Americans’ changing tastes in food: On Tuesday, Nestle — the maker of Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Raisinets — agreed to sell its U.S. candy brands to Nutella-maker Ferrero.The deal is the latest in a torrent of food company mergers and acquisitions — the result, analysts say, of anemic growth in...