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Review: Surviving is half the battle in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a true marriage from hell; the last chapter in an epic saga; an unintentional theft; an historical account of a family torn apart by war; a turtle adventure; a tale of unwavering loyalty.

Man facing 20 years for candy theft rejects offer to serve four

New Orleans - A repeat offender in New Orleans facing a minimum of 20 years in prison for allegedly stealing candy has turned down an offer from prosecutors that would have allowed him to serve just four years behind bars.

Put away the candy if you’re over 50

Ever wondered why kids can eat lots and lots of sweets without any ill effects? Noting at the same time that older people have problems coping with the sugar rush? Buck Institute researchers have an answer.

Op-Ed: Photo essay of Halloween traditions

Urbana - Americans everywhere this week celebrate All Saints Day in the form of Halloween, complete with costumes and distribution of sugar-infused candy in mass quantities.

Sweet! Shop debuts Stan Lee chocolate bars and laser-cut decoders Special

Los Angeles - Located on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" is a vibrant candy shop that teamed up with the legendary Stan Lee to create a delicious new chocolate bar. The famous comic book writer also collaborated with a local makerspace to develop custom decoders as well.

Company apologizes for penis-shaped gummy candy

A number of parents in New Zealand were outraged when they found out that there were some shops stocked with gummies that were shaped like penises

Nestle apologizes for 'penis' on candy bar

The food giant Nestle has issued an apology after a lawyer discovered what resembled a penis imprinted on one of the company's products.

Ghost pepper candy will burn your mouth

The ThinkGeek staff are promoting a candy made with components of the incredibly hot ghost pepper. Fans are coughing their approval from charred mouths and throats.

Beans for guys: Jelly Belly launches draft beer jelly beans

Some three years in the making, Jelly Belly, the maker of gourmet jelly beans, is now adding draft beer flavored beans to its vast collection of flavors.

Sugar and alcohol during the holidays Special

If there is one thing I love about the holidays, it is all the sweets laid out on bright colored trays and dishes. And if there is one thing I despise at the holidays, it is that tempting desire to try every last one.

Breast milk-flavored lollipops now available

Austin - Lollyphile is a candy company that sells exotic and bizarre candies. One of its new products claims to be able to cure our curiosity of how breast milk tastes like.

Peeps survey pokes into the pleasure of holiday treats

The Peeps have spoken. Or at least those who filled out a survey did. They answered some timely questions about these treats.

USDA weighs sugar bailout that may boost candy prices

In the US, the USDA is considering buying around 400,000 tons of sugar in order to limit supply and boost prices so sugar producers can pay back loans, which they are in danger of defaulting on, to the government.

Teen creates candy bar to help pay for college

Santa Rosa - A 13-year-old entrepreneur in California has invented a candy bar business to help himself and others with paying for college. He ran a Kickstarter campaign to help get his new venture off the ground.

Op-Ed: Halloween treats with a healthy twist

Who doesn't love Halloween candy? Kids and grown ups alike. Enough said. But, if less than healthy ingredients hidden in common packaged foods has you concerned as a parent, fret not. There are a lot of creative (and healthy) options to try.

Trick-or-treat, how much will you spend on Halloween?

Costumes, candy, home decorations, it all adds up when you are budgeting for Halloween. And a new survey has found that Halloween is the third most important retail season of the year, after Christmas and back-to-school.

Bees in Alsace make M&M's coloured honey

Ribeauville - Beekeepers in Alsace in eastern France had a nasty surprise recently after discovering their bees were producing honey in shades of blue, green and chocolate brown. The source of the problem was traced to a nearby Mars factory producing M&M's sweets.

Is feeding cows ice cream, gummy worms the future of farming?

Kansas City - In one of the worst droughts in United States history that occurred in August, corn price futures soared. With corn becoming scarce and expensive, farmers are turning to taco shells, gummy worms and fruit loops to feed their beef and dairy cows.

Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady competes in staring contest

New England's Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took part in a staring contest as part of an ad for 'Unreal', which is a candy brand.

Medication and Candy — 1 in 4 children cannot tell the difference

A test conducted in 2011 demonstrates that nearly one in four children cannot tell the difference between medication and candy.

Dentist wants to buy back children's Halloween candy

A dentist in Ohio has formulated a clever plan to buy back candy from trick-or-treaters in an effort to curb poor dental health.

Candy shaped like marijuana? Trick or treaters, beware

Buffalo - Marijuana is showing up on store shelves around the country, and while this candy won't get kids high but activists say it represents a new low.

Op-Ed: Weak study gives thumbs up to candy as health food

According to a study funded by the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the National Confectioners Association, children and adolescents who eat candy are at lower risk of chronic disease than abstainers, and less likely to be overweight or obese.

Toffee made in San Francisco is sweet success amid recession Special

Since the company began two years ago, success has been very sweet for CJ's Toffee & Toppings. Yes, literally very sweet!

Candy advertised as dangerous recalled

A U.S. company, Candy Dynamics of Indianapolis, is recalling part of their Toxic Waste candy line; Some Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars, imported from Pakistan, are actually hazardous.

Contest: Win an M&M'S iPod Touch prize pack worth $595!

With the launch of M&M'S "Find Red" campaign, is hosting an M&M's contest for Canadian residents. Winner takes home a new iPod Touch, special edition M&M’S Find Red GelaSkin, and a big supply of M&M’S! Prize pack worth $595!

Halloween candy recalls include Nestle products

Washington - Even if you don't buy much candy all year, chances are you're buying it now to prepare for the Trick-Or-Treaters when they come knocking this weekend, so take a few minutes to read these recent recalls of some of the more popular brands and items.

Church daycare workers convicted of spiking kid’s candy

A worker at a church daycare have been convicted of lacing children's candy with melatonin to get them to sleep. A co-worker has also been convicted of child endangerment.

Op-Ed: Lead loaded candy recall in California

What a way to start the new year. One of the lead stories in the Los Angeles Daily News for Jan. 1, 2010, concerns the recall of tainted candy imported from Mexico and China.

Study: Children who eat candy more prone to violence as adults

New research suggests that children who eat too much candy and chocolate may be more likely to be arrested for violent crimes as adults.
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