Jellybeans and fruit snacks: What to give out on Halloween?

Oct 15, 2013
For the last century, candy has been associated with cavities, obesity, and diabetes.
Posted In: candy, Halloween

Beware the bite-size bonanza!

Jul 1, 2013
The candy company Mars is releasing Snickers Bites.
Posted In: candy, snickers bar, mars bar

Peeps: Not just for Easter anymore

Mar 28, 2013
How does a company based on a seasonal product expand? Send Peeps to invade more seasons.
Posted In: Easter, Peeps, candy

Gum shop busted for selling candy cigarettes

Dec 27, 2012
A gum store in St. Paul, Minn., was caught for selling candy cigarettes, which are banned because they're said to encourage smoking.
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Maximizing your Halloween candy haul

Oct 31, 2012
Freakonomics offers the hidden side to finding the best neighborhood near you to trick-or-treat.
Posted In: freakonomics, Halloween, dubner, kai ryssdal, candy

What are your cows eating? Cookies, ice cream, and more...

Sep 24, 2012
The Midwest drought has withered the nation's corn crop and pushed prices up. Now, the market for alternative feed for cattle is skyrocketing -- sending farmers scrambling for cheaper alternatives, like gummy worms and ice cream sprinkles.
Posted In: corn, animal feed, cows, cattle, farmers, candy

Why Snickers is poised to rule the candy world

Sep 21, 2012
Snickers is predicted to overtake M&M's as the top-selling candy in the world this year. The mix of salty and sweet is proving a winning formula overseas.
Posted In: candy, Snickers

Mike and Ike are splitting up

Apr 12, 2012
The maker of the eponymous fruity chewy candy has a new ad campaign coming: They're going separate the Mikes from the Ikes and sell them that way.
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Hershey's not melting away yet

Jul 23, 2008
A few chocolate snobs in our office turn their noses up at Hershey bars, but -- at the risk of sounding like a pitch man -- there's still something...
Posted In: candy, Hershey, marketing