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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Diwali, the festival of rejoicing is round the corner and the nation is sprucing up for it in style. Diwali is also the harbinger of good times which is enhanced with the exchange of Diwali sweets. Diwali sweets are imperative to the celebrations and the article explores the most popular varieties.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Chupa Chups are among the most amazing lollipops made today. The company started as an idea of a Spanish citizen named Enric Bernat in 1958. Mr. Bernat started his career at an apple jam factory. He approached investors about a lollipop business but they soon left. He took over the company himself and built the first production machines with his own hands.
Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400One of the most popular candies available in America is Skittles while Lafffy Taffy is also one of America's most well known a candy brands loved by children and available in a variety of fruit flavors. Skittles is has a chocolate center with a colorful candy shell and chewable in the mouth. A small "s" is printed on each candy. Laffy Taffy is a modern form of chewable toffee and packed in a variety of formats.
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Skittles history... Skittles is a favorite candy of kids and is the most popular candies available. It was created 40 years back and throughout the time it has been updated and marketed to always look colorful and attractive. Skittles was introduced for the first time in US markets in 1974. The candy was loosely based on the M&M products that have a colorful candy shell and a chocolate center. Still it has a colorful shell and instead of chocolate center, the center has a fruity and sometimes sour taste in it. In addition, Skittles prints a small 's' on each of its candies instead of where the M&M logo is found on M&M candies.
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400The Twix is a tasty candy bar topped with butter and a thick layer of caramel while the whole bar is covered with dairy milk chocolate. The size of Twix candy bar is about four inches long and two are packed together in one wrapped. The brand is owned by Mars Inc. which is one of the famous and largest worldwide confectionery manufacturers.
Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Laffy Taffy is one of America's most popular brands available in variety of fruit flavors and loved by children. It is a modern form of toffee and is chewable. Depending on the needs of the market, Laffy Taffy is packaged in a variety of formats. Individually packed smaller pieces are packed in a jar or larger candy bars of 1.5oz.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Gummi bears (also called gummy bears) is a candy first manufactured in the the 1920s by German candy manufacturer named Haribo. The company began making gummi bears in the US in 1982 and they have continued to be a great favorite for many individuals. A number of individuals actually designate both Haribo Gummi Bears and Trolli Gummi Bears as the originals since products have been so very popular with so many individuals for the last 30 years. The article that follows will discuss this amazing candy and where you can buy gummi bears.
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The term 'cupcake' was first mentioned in E. Leslie's 'Receipts' of 1828 America, but according to the Food Timeline Web, food historians have said it is yet unconfirmed as to why the name "cup cake" or "cupcake" actually originated. There are two theories as to its origin: one, the cakes were originally cooked in cups and two, the ingredients used to make the cupcakes started to be measured out by the cup.
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500The humble gummi bear was the first of gummi candy ever to be produced in 1922 by a German man called Hans Riegel, a candy maker from Bonn. Hans originally called his creation the "dancing bear" and launched his confectionary company "Haribo", an acronym for Hans Riegel Bonn.
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400People have been making candy for thousands of years. Why is candy almost as old as the human race? Candy is a cure-all for the blues. Candy can motivate, soothe, calm, remind, appease, befriend, reconcile, flirt or bribe. Candy can say, "I am sorry" or "I remember". Candy is a balm for emotional unease and a finishing touch for any entertaining event.
Wed, 04 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500So you have a friend that has a sweet tooth and you need to get them a last minute gift, or just a gloriously well thought out gift? Consider give cake and candy as gifts. Of course, you dont have to give both, cake or candy is fine also. There are lots of wonderful options for both, just visit our Sweet Gifts page for more information.
Thu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500A chocolate truffle is a collection of chocolate sweets. This mouth watering confection us usually made with a round ganache of chocolate core covered with a powdered cocoa or chocolate. It is actually named after the truffle fungus because of their physical similarities.
Thu, 29 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400Candy can make an excellent, colorful decoration at a wedding reception, as well as be a scrumptious and exciting favor. Don't be afraid to pass on the usual Jordan almonds or pastel butter mints and look for more unique and interesting candy.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500Oh, the jelly bean, that sweet oval confection that is the mainstay of Easter basket candies. Parents rely on the economical jelly bean to bulk up the basket and use more expensive chocolate bunnies and malted eggs as garnish. But Easter comes but once a year and there are so many other ways to use jelly beans throughout the year. Let me offer you 10 uses for jelly jeans beyond the Easter Basket.
Mon, 14 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500Candy bar poster ideas... Candy serves multiple purposes; from delighting the taste buds to warming the heart, it's a simple joy in life. Through the use of candy, clever people have now discovered that one can tell their life history. The story is made by strategically gluing candy bars and other treats to poster board, so that the names of the candy replace words in a story.
Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0500If you have ever held some kind of party you will know that decorating is always one of the most difficult parts. If those regular paper and plastic centerpieces have begun to bore you, you should consider a new twist to brighten up your party - try a candy centerpiece as the decor for your next event. Colorful candy bouquet centerpieces are a great way to add beauty and color to your table, and don't forget that they are also delicious!
Fri, 16 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500When the candy canes appear, the holidays must be near. There was only one standard candy cane a few decades ago. People looked forward to these minty red and white striped confections.
Wed, 03 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Bring on the skeletons, ghosts, and oogie boogies! Dawn those costumes and dark colors. And always remember the scary candy! Halloween is a time of year to have fun and "trick or trick".
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400Does all the sugar in candy corn leave you curious if it's good for your children? In some ways, it just might be. Candy corn just might boost thinking skills and improve grades! After they get enough, have your kids use the sweet treats for some math exercises this Halloween season.
Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Who doesn't love fudge? Set out a tray of home-made fudge or fudge brownies and your family and friends will soon have them eaten. Fudge is also great for office parties. Chocolate fudge has become a very traditional dessert in the U.S. not only for the holidays but year-round.
Tue, 26 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400With childhood obesity on the rise, kids really do not need additional calories from a bag full of candy. Chocolate candy bars, suckers, and gum are not only adding to our children's waists, but also attributing to tooth and gum decay. With so many healthier options available, consider these alternatives to giving candy this Halloween.
Sat, 01 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400The typical 'mint' is the hard candy that it comes in different shapes, styles and flavors. The mint nowadays is an ingredient that is used in a wide variety of candies from jellybeans, to chewing gum, to chocolate. The s'more is a typical marshmallow that is cooked and melted or marshmallows that are roasted then sandwiched between crackers or eaten directly. Roasting of marshmallows over an open flame is a tradition of many Americans, almost like a rite of passage.
Sat, 01 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400The name 'marshmallow' is actually the combination of 'mallow' from mallow plant and 'marsh' from the word marshes. Unknown to most of the public is that this gooey treat has been enjoyed since the time of the pharaohs and royal families of Ancient Egypt.
Sat, 01 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400The traditional lollipop is the hard candy on a stick. But nowadays, more modern and novelty lollipops are on the market. There are some with hard candy on rings and as pendants on necklaces; others have a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. There are also lollipops that contain a chocolate or bubble gum surprise in the center while some can even glow.
Sat, 01 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400Unknown to most consumers though, liquorice has been around in one form or another for a very, very long time. Liquorice has endured a rich and long history. There is evidence to prove that liquorice was consumed by the people of ancient civilizations, especially the Egyptians, although not in the form that we know of today.