Candy Wrappers – Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

The National Confectioners Association’s 2017 Sweets & Snack Expo took place May 22-24 in Chicago. Convention attendance broke all records, bringing together 800 confectionery and snack exhibitors and more than 17,000 attendees from 90 different countries. A world class event, … READ MORE


In Our Candy Drawer: McCrea’s Caramels

McCrea’s Candies is a 6-year-old Boston candy maker that produces lush, hand-crafted caramels in 14 different flavors. There really is something for every caramel lover. … READ MORE


In Our Candy Drawer: Dagashi

This time in our candy drawer, we look at three soft candies we tried are all considered types of dagashi — inexpensive candy that is usually sold in an attractive package but pretty much designed for children. … READ MORE


Heavenly Persian Nougat

Traditional Persian nougat is one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful confections. It may also be one of the world’s most unusual delicacies … READ MORE


Jordan Almonds – The Delicious Mystery

Since the almond is native to the Middle East, it is easy to assume that the confection we commonly call the Jordan almond originated in Jordan or, at least, the Middle East. However, candy historians generally agree that the Jordan almond is not a Jordanian confection. … READ MORE


In Our Candy Drawer: Smashmallow Snackable Marshmallows

The humble marshmallow, with its origins in ancient Egypt, spent thousands of years being the soft, attractive supporting player in the candy world. Recently, several marshmallow makers have begun to introduce gourmet versions of the familiar puff. … READ MORE


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Lin Geng of CandyLabs talks hard candy

In Conversations

Lin Geng is a young Montrealer who is following his passion. A recent graduate of Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, Lin’s family expected him to look for a job in banking. Instead of crunching numbers, Lin is making crunchy candy. … READ MORE

Christmas Lights Up Las Vegas

In Adventures

During the holidays, Las Vegas can be one of the most festive places to visit. Enjoy our favorite scenes from our recent mid-holiday trip to Las Vegas. … READ MORE

In Our Candy Drawer: Smashmallow Snackable Marshmallows

In Sweets

The humble marshmallow, with its origins in ancient Egypt, spent thousands of years being the soft, attractive supporting player in the candy world. Recently, several marshmallow makers have begun to introduce gourmet versions of the familiar puff. … READ MORE