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The Ultimate DIY Candy Bar for Your Wedding

You have the perfect dress, flowers and first dance song. You’ve selected the cake, but your wedding needs something more. A DIY candy bar is just the thing to add a fun, whimsical element to your wedding reception.

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Snack Combinations for Thoughtful Gifts

Do you have that one person in your life who’s simply impossible to buy gifts for? If you do, why don’t you consider putting together some funny & weird food choices and giving them as gifts?

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How Organic Snack Demand is Affecting U.S. Producers

Years ago, many consumers were willing to pay more for organic foods than they were for non-organic foods because they believed the production of organic foods left a smaller carbon footprint on the earth. While environmental concerns are still a big motivator for a lot of people to buy organic goods, plenty of today’s food shoppers want to buy organic foods because they think organic goods are healthier and safer than their conventional food alternatives.

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What Your Date’s Snacking Habits Say About Them

Have you ever wondered if snacking habits such as portion control and food choices can tell you anything about your date? While it may sound far-fetched, there really is a correlation between snacking behavior and personality traits. In fact, there’s even a link between your date’s food preferences and their digital device usage and social media behavior.

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Future of Snacking

Do you know what prosumers are? If you’re in the snack food business, you should know because they are shaping the future of your industry.

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Chocolate and Romance

According to ancient Aztec lore, the god Quetzalcoatl brought the cacao tree to mankind when he came down from heaven on the beam of a star after stealing the plant from paradise. That legend may be the reason people have used reverent terms to refer to chocolate through the centuries, terms that have included “drink of the emperor” and “food of the gods.” While you may think those terms are contradictory since one refers to a liquid and the other references a solid, both accurately describe how humans have consumed chocolate throughout the ages.

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How Popular is Candy in Other Countries? How Much do They Consume?

There’s no question that Americans eat a lot of candy. When it comes to world candy popularity, America is tough to beat. In fact, the average American eats almost 25 pounds of candy a year, half of which comes from chocolate bars. This translates to about one per week.

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DIY Candy Buffet Ideas for Your Next Party

A fun idea for your next party is a candy buffet. They can really liven things up and put a smile on your guests’ faces.

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How to Incorporate Candy into Your Next Super Bowl Party

For some, Super Bowl Sunday is the greatest holiday of the year — it’s pretty fun even for people who don’t normally like football, too. After all, it’s an all-night party where you and your friends can enjoy some great football, great commercials, great camaraderie and of course, great food and drink.

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How Chocolate Can Improve Your Workout

It’s the new year, and I’m sure you made some sort of resolution. By any chance, did it include losing weight?

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