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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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith

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.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Alexandra Christopoulos

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.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly - 11 comments

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Forstine Carter - 1 comment

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!
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Ken Wightman - 9 comments

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!
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Amanda Tennis

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.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 6 comments

Fine chocolates and other exquisite delights in Lyon France Special

Cities around the world have their specialist chocolate makers. Here in Lyon, the Voisin family company has been a byword for over a century, and they are just as well known for their fine coffees, teas, confectionery and Lyon specialities.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Cosgrove - 18 comments

Most desired candies around the world

Despite the global recession, people are still willing to buy sweets. US$150 billion were spent on retail confectionery market last year, as a result of a consecutive annual growth of 5 percent in the past five years.
In the Media by Wang Fangqing

Two Brands Of Halloween Candy Being Recalled

The New York State Consumer Protection Board has issued a recall of two brands of Halloween Candy. This recall came after candy was not only purchased but possibly handed out. The source of the problem is that melamine was found in the candy.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 9 comments

Another Coin Candy Containing Melamine Recalled

Any time Halloween comes around, parents are always advised to inspect the candies their children receive. This year has proven more challenging because the danger in some candy cannot be seen by the naked eye.
In the Media by Mark Sierra

Halloween Candy Etiquette: Please Do Not Hand Out Toothbrushes!

Ever wonder what kids think of that well-intentioned blue mint hard candy or the coupon for a discounted bag of fries at the nearest fast-food establishment that you slip into their Halloween buckets and bags? They hate it. A toothbrush? Come on!
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Today Is Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday of October. Although often thought of by many as a second Valentine’s Day, this day is actually meant to celebrate all the people who make your life special.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments
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