Brian Kito of Fugetsu-Do making mochi

Fugetsu-Do’s Brian Kito

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In 1903, confectioner Brian Kito’s family opened Fugetsu-Do Sweet Shop in the Little Tokyo enclave in Los Angeles, California. Just like the neighborhood, Fugetsu-Do endured the forced relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and economic downturns. The shop’s struggles and, ultimately ... READ MORE

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Jordan Almonds – The Delicious Mystery

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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

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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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5 Candies, 5 Countries

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Feed your wanderlust candy. Try these five popular confections to indulge in a globetrotting fantasy without ever leaving home. ... READ MORE

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Meet Lindt Master Chocolatier Ann Czaja

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After starting her working life as a medical researcher, Ann Czaja left the United States in the early 1990s and traveled to Switzerland intending to spend only one year there. Instead, Ann spent the next 14 years learning from the best chefs and honing her skills as a chocolatier ... READ MORE

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Candy Wrappers – Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

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The National Confectioners Association’s 2016 Sweets & Snack Expo in Chicago was over 4 acres of 720 confectionery and snack exhibitors and 16,000 attendees from 90 different countries. Here's our overview. ... READ MORE