Tag: candy

17-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turns Mission of Improving Children’s Oral Health into Reality with Million-Dollar Sugar-Free Candy Company

It has been said that the world always looks brighter from behind a smile. And that adage has been shaping Alina Morse’s thriving business decisions since she invented Zolli Candy at the age of 9 years old. Now, at 17, Morse not only creates new products for her extensive line of alternative candies, available through…


Cost of Candy Soars by Record 13.1 Percent Before Halloween

Candy prices in the United States are soaring right before Halloween due to rising inflation. American consumers are expected to spend a record $10.14 billion on Halloween this year, up from $8.05 billion in 2021, according to the National Retail Federation. Trick-or-treating and Halloween parties are making a comeback after the pandemic curtailed such festivities….


Wind Turbine Blade Waste Could Be Recycled Into Gummi Bears: Researchers

Researchers have created a composite resin they believe can be used in wind turbine blades and later recycled—or upcycled—into a variety of products, including countertops, diapers, and even gummy bears. Scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) released their findings at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (Aug. 21 to 25), saying the material can…


Candy Maker Mars Wins Lawsuit Against Marijuana Dealers Selling Drug-Infused ‘Skittles’

Candy maker Mars Canada Inc. has won a lawsuit against marijuana dealers who sold their cannabis-laced edibles online under the guise of Skittles. In a federal court ruling on Aug. 12, three cannabis retailers were ordered to pay Mars a total of $144,600 after they were found infringing the candy maker’s trademarks by marketing and…


Lawsuit Says Skittles Are Unsafe to Eat, Expert Weighs In on Risk

A class action lawsuit was filed in Oakland, California, claiming that Skittles carry a toxin that makes them unsafe to eat. The lawsuit was filed by Jenile Thames, a resident of San Leandro, California, on July 14. It alleges that the candy, which is owned by Mars Inc., contains “heightened levels” of titanium dioxide. In…


Wimbledon Player Comes to Aid of Fainting Ballboy With Candy

WIMBLEDON, England—Quick reactions are a hallmark of being a professional tennis player, and Jodie Burrage showed the Wimbledon crowd she could respond to adversity quickly. The British player noticed a ballboy who was feeling faint on the sidelines during her match on Monday, then rushed over to make sure he was OK. She first gave…


California School Children Sickened After Eating Cannabis Candy

BAYSIDE, Calif.—Three third-grade students at a Northern California elementary school were hospitalized after inadvertently eating cannabis gummies, authorities said. A student shared the gummies with four other children during their snack recess on Thursday at Jacoby Creek Elementary in the Humboldt County community of Bayside, police and school officials said. The student who brought the…


Irish Potato Candies: If You Like Mounds Candy Bars, You’ll Love These Easy Little Treats

Unless you’re from Pennsylvania, you’ve probably never heard of Irish potato candy. I didn’t know what they were, but assumed they were candy made from potatoes. Wrong! Irish potato candies may look like adorable little potatoes, but they’re no-cook coconut and cream cheese candies with a coating of ground cinnamon—essentially the coconut equivalent of chocolate…


Homemade Chocolate-Covered Cherries Bring the Candy Shop to Your Kitchen

Growing up in suburbia meant that mall culture was a huge part of my life. I spent my childhood walking up and down the mall, stopping at my favorite shops along the way: the bookstore, Charlotte Russe, Orange Julius, and, most notably, See’s Candies. The chocolatey scent always spilled out of the store and permeated…


Honey Vanilla Marshmallows

This recipe for homemade marshmallows ditches the corn syrup in favor of a combination of honey and sugar. Honey, combined with vanilla, gives the marshmallows a subtle floral flavor. If you prefer a different flavor, you can easily swap the vanilla for another extract, such as lemon or almond, or even a spoonful of rum…