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

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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

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On Our Bookshelf: Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes

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We recently dug up a real vintage treasure: the 1957 edition of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes. It is a bit of a nostalgic time capsule. Of course, our favorite section is “Candies and Confections.” ... READ MORE

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Dragon Beard Candy Master Johnny Chin

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People from every part of the world come to Montreal’s Chinatown to see Johnny make dragon beard candy -- a silky confection once eaten only by emperors. ... READ MORE

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Kona Cacao – Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

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On six acres in the strikingly beautiful embrace of Kona’s Hualalai Mountain, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory is ground zero for the Hawaiian tree to bar movement. ... READ MORE