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Great Candy Stocking Stuffers for Christmas

One of the delights of Christmas is the Christmas stocking stuffers. Seeing your children reach into those stockings and pull out Christmas treats is an unparalleled joy—and when it comes to stocking stuffers, candy is one of the greatest options.

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Too Much Leftover Halloween Candy? Here Are Some Ways to Put It to Good Use

Halloween is a lot of fun. It’s fun for kids, of course, but it can be a lot of fun for parents, too. It’s great to watch your kids drag home their big Halloween candy haul and eat themselves into a dreamlike candy haze. But the next morning, there may be a little too much leftover Halloween candy for your kids to eat — although they may disagree.

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Why Is Packaging Important for Your Product

Over 50 percent of consumer purchases are driven by a person’s emotions. This is particularly true when a shopper is wavering between two brands offering the same product. In his book “The Brand Gap,” Marty Neumeier writes, “A retail package is the last and best chance to make a sale.” If your product’s packaging is successful at reaching consumers on an emotional level, it may increase the likelihood you’ll be able to capitalize on your last and best chance to make a sale.

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5 Halloween Candies Kids Want – But Rarely Get

Kids aren’t known for being able to hide their disappointment when they get Halloween candy they dislike. If you want to avoid seeing downcast faces on the goblins, witches and super heroes who stop by your door this Halloween, it’s time to get creative.

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The Differences Between Private Label and Contract Manufacturing

According to Nielsen.com, private brands accounted for $112 billion out of $643 billion in total retail sales amid a struggling national economy in 2013, which represented a one percent uptick in private brand sales from 2009. A study conducted by the Food Marketing Institute revealed that retailers enjoy a 35 percent gross margin on their private label products, but earn a gross profit margin of just 25.9 percent on similar products produced by national brands.

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Salt and Caramels: The Perfect Pair

Are you one of the many Americans who can’t get enough of anything offering a sweet and salty flavor combination? A long-time favorite of top French and American chefs, it has only been in recent years where salted caramel candy and other sweet-salty caramel food and beverage treats have gained widespread acceptance in the U.S. If you’re a connoisseur of all things sweet and salty, then salted caramels may be the perfect choice when it comes to pleasing your palate.

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How the Weather and Humidity Affects Candy Making

The weather affects our lives in so many ways. Think of how much harder it is to get to work done during a snowstorm or torrential downpour – and doesn’t everyone seem to be in a much better mood on a bright, sunny day than when it’s dark and gloomy outside? Believe it or not, the weather and humidity can also play a prominent role in the process of making candy, as it can have a dramatic impact on the quality of the finished product.

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Eating Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are struggling to keep their weight under control? You may be surprised to learn that eating a little chocolate now and then can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. While chocolate is more frequently associated with gaining weight than with dropping a few unwanted pounds, the truth is that you can actually lose weight with chocolate. As with most things in life, moderation is the key to an effective chocolate weight loss plan.

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How is Salt Water Taffy Made

For many people, a summer excursion to the seashore isn’t complete without picking up a box or two of sweet, chewy salt water taffy to take home. Taffy shops have been popular attractions along the boardwalk in beach resort towns up and down the East Coast for more than a century. However, many people are under the misconception that salt water taffy is made with seawater, and this is not the case. In this post, we’ll take a look at the origins of this favorite treat, as well as how taffy is actually made.

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The Most Popular Candies of Summer

While many of us increase our candy consumption at Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Valentine’s Day, summer is another time of year when we seem to enjoy a sweet treat. It probably goes back to when we were kids and had the time and freedom to make regular visits to the neighborhood candy or convenience store. There are a number of popular candy products that are the perfect complement to those hot summer days and nights.

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