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  • Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs (WI)

    03/24/2017 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 23, 2017 | Jason Stein
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  • Gummy Bear Giant Haribo Is Going to Open Its First U.S. Factory

    03/24/2017 5:10:52 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Reuters
    German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for the factory. Haribo, a model of Germany's successful "Mittelstand" firms which make up the backbone of Europe's largest economy, was founded in 1920. It gave Germany one of its most famous advertising slogans, promising to make kids and adults happy.
  • KitKat Releases New “Sushi” Set in Japan

    02/01/2017 10:25:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KitKat has just released images of its wild new “sushi” sets and it’s undecided whether to be relieved or upset about the fact they’re only available for a limited time. The bars come in three flavors, which don’t taste anything like the varieties of sushi they’re modeled to look like — unless you count the seaweed. kitkat-sushi-1 kitkat-sushi-2 kitkat-sushi-3 There’s tuna sushi, which actually tastes like raspberry. The seaweed wrapped sushi omelet is really a pumpkin pudding KitKat. Lastly, the sea urchin sushi is a Hokkaido melon with mascarpone cheese KitKat. All three have a base made of puffed rice...
  • Squirrels Stealing Chocolate Bars Driving Toronto Store Owner Nuts

    01/05/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
    Video shows one rodent waiting for coast to be all clear before pouncing on candy and scurrying away. A group of squirrels is driving the owners of one Toronto convenience store nuts, after the rodents have been caught on video stealing chocolate bars from their east-end shop. “I always see them sneaking outside the door, looking in my store, and even right at me!” said Paul Kim, owner of Luke’s Grocery near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. “They come in and take Crunchies, Crispy Crunch, Wonderbar . . . ” And those who are really bold “try to take...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/31/2016 9:46:56 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    My favorite YouTuber, Dale Calder, posted a video today about Hogmanay, which is the Scots word for the last day of the year. He showed how to make ‘Tablet’, a fudge-like treat that is traditional for this day and very easy to make. Here is a link to his video, where he also tells some New Year memories from his boyhood in Canada; and also one to Wild-Eyed Southern Celt’s recipe, which includes a link to making a whiskey-flavored tablet:************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...
  • Celebrate Christmas Like a Sicilian With Sweet Treat Torrone

    12/25/2016 11:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2016 | JASPER J. MIRABILE JR
    "Torrone qui, ottenere il vostro mandorle e miele caramelle fresca fatta qui!” It’s a phrase I often heard at the Capo Market in Palermo, Sicily. “Torrone here, get your fresh-made almond and honey candy here!" Ahhh … Simple, rectangular, nougat candy prepared with almonds, egg whites, cane sugar and honey, the official candy of Sicily and very popular during the holidays. I remember a few years back, when touring Sicily with our Slow Food Kansas City convivium, stopping in the small town of Erice and visiting the famous candy and pastry home of Maria Grammatico, where I enjoyed perhaps some...
  • UN chief 'shocked' that Hamas praised Tel Aviv attack

    06/08/2016 11:33:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday night condemned the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which four Israelis were murdered. Ban also criticized Hamas for praising the attack. “The Secretary-General condemns tonight’s terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which at least four Israelis were killed by Palestinian assailants and another four injured. He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Israel,” said a statement issued on behalf of the UN chief’s spokesperson. “The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no justification for terrorism nor for the glorification of those who commit such heinous acts,” added...
  • Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Women’s Restrooms

    05/23/2016 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Watcher67 · 141 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Heather Clark
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.” Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue. “We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here,” said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. “In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is ‘respectful...
  • Flashback: Glenn Beck plans to smuggle in Syrian RAPEfugees

    01/11/2016 6:15:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies ^ | Jan. 10, 2016
    As Syrian “rapefugees” show their appreciation to Europe, it’s a good time to remember Glenn Beck plotted to smuggle in tens of thousands of refugees into the United States. (SNIP) " And if they want to say, ‘Now you can’t bring those people in, now you can’t, that’s somehow illegal, we’ll put you in jail’ – I will so gladly grace a jail for the justice cause of saving people’s lives. I don’t need your permission at all to do the right thing! " But what about vetting? Won’t some of the refugees be ISIS and/or sexual predators? Don’t worry,...
  • Pharmacy accidentally gave kids bipolar pills instead of candy

    11/01/2015 12:06:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | Nov. 1, 2015 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>A worker at a Canadian pharmacy accidentally gave out out bipolar medication to trick-or-treaters instead of candy, according to a report.</p> <p>The mix-up unfolded after a woman unknowingly dropped her 17-year-old son’s prescription drugs while on her way out of a Beauport pharmacy.</p>
  • Parent’s sign asks ‘responsible’ neighbors to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins

    10/31/2015 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 31, 2015 | soopermexican
    Oh boy. Thanks to those among us that have a peanut allergy, everyone else has to have a crappy Halloween. That’s what it means to be a sensitive, “responsible” American these days. Here’s the sign asking parents to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins and other boring treats:
  • Terrorists' Families Celebrate, Pass out Candies in Jerusalem

    11/18/2014 4:08:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    The families of cousins Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal in Jerusalem's Jabel Mukabar celebrated wildly on Tuesday, after learning that the two had murdered four Jews and wounded eight others with hatchets, knives and guns in a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood. "We responded with shouts of joy when we received the news about their deaths," Ala'a Abu Jamal said of his cousins to Yedioth Aharonoth. "People here distributed candies to guests who visited us, and there was joy for the martyrs." Trying to justify the horrific attack using the situation on the Temple Mount, where Jews are forbidden...
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • CO company 'CB Scientific' creates kit to test candy for traces of marijuana, THC

    10/26/2014 6:47:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    7 NEWS ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Kristen Skovira
    Trick-or-treating. It’s always a little creepy. But now parents have another trick to worry about—candy that’s been infused with marijuana. Denver police think maybe you should be worried ... "They infuse it by using viscous hash oil. They spray that onto the candy. And once that candy dries there's no way to tell the difference." ... "It's a color reaction test and based on the saturation of the color you will know the potency of TCH and CBD in the products. If it turns pink, any shade of pink, there’s THC in the product for sure,"
  • Halloweed? Police warn of pot-spiked candy

    10/19/2014 8:48:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/20/2014 | FOX
    Colorado parents are being told to be on the lookout this Halloween for marijuana-laced candy, NBC News reported. The Facebook page of the Denver Police Department is warning that mass-produced candy can by sprayed with hash oil, and once the spray dries, there is no way to tell that the candy has been infused. The station reported that the Denver PD Facebook page features Patrick Johnson, owner of marijuana shop Urban Dispensary. In the film, Johnson urges parents to inspect any candy their children bring home after trick-or-treating on Halloween to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with..
  • IRS emails too smelly even for Candy Crowley

    06/30/2014 5:47:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats have no more loyal a media servant than Candy Crowley, who proved her devotion by derailing scrutiny of Benghazi and the phony video cover story in a 2012 presidential debate. Yet even Candy can’t accept the line that the destruction of Lois Lerner’s emails is a pure coincidence.
  • Malaysia Says Cadbury Chocolates Free From Pork

    06/02/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body said Monday in a statement that should lessen calls for a boycott of the British confectionary company after earlier tests suggested two types of chocolate bar contained pig DNA. The now apparently discredited findings last month by the Ministry of Health sparked outrage among some Islamist groups in Malaysia, who called for a boycott of all Cadbury's products. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is also testing Cadbury chocolates, although the two products at issue in Malaysia are not sold there. Under Islamic...
  • Pinot and M&M Pairings at Claypool Cellars

    04/23/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/22/2014 | Jennifer Graue
    It might be the smallest tasting room in Sonoma County -- possibly anywhere -- but Claypool Cellars manages to pack a lot of personality into the converted railroad caboose inside Sebastopol's Gravenstein Station. There's the obvious draw of winery namesake Les Claypool, the frontman and bass guitarist of the alt-rock band Primus and the recently formed Duo de Twang, a rockabilly-bluegrass combo. Rather than making the tasting room (which Claypool nicknamed the Fancy Booze Caboose) a shrine to Claypool's rock 'n' roll life, he and wife Chaney wholeheartedly embraced the train theme by displaying choice pieces of her late father's...
  • Oregon drops proposed ban on pot-laced munchies

    03/31/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2014 8:37 PM EDT | Chad Garland
    Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at medical marijuana stores. In a new set of rules released Monday, the Oregon Health Authority will only ban marijuana-laced products that are made or packaged in ways that might appeal to children. That means nothing brightly colored or formed in the shape of animals, toys or candies. …
  • ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics]

    01/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 1-18-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics (at links)] Posted at 1:17 pm on January 18, 2014 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments I just saw an easter display at the store! #toosoon #cmon #itsjanuary— Jessica Michan (@jessicamichan) January 15, 2014 For the love of everything ever, it’s January.Easter is in April this year and we haven’t even hit Valentine’s Day. But the retail calendar works a little differently these days. Behold the Easter candy displays: I think it's a little early for the Easter candy display don't ya think ? #easter— Frank Marzullo (@TrustFrank19) January 09, 2014 Yes, we...
  • N.D. woman to hand out "fat letters" to obese kids during Halloween

    11/01/2013 10:53:25 AM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    Most children expect to get candy when they go trick-or-treating. But, if they stop by one Fargo, North Dakota woman's house, they might get an unexpected "fat letter." A station manager told in Fargo that a woman identified as Cheryl called into the Y-94 morning program saying that she wanted to make a stand against obesity during Halloween. Her idea? Give children who had extra pounds on them a letter instead of a sweet treat. "You (sic) child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar treats to the extent of some children this Halloween...
  • Woman hands out letters, not candy to ‘overweight’ children

    10/30/2013 12:42:36 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 30, 2013
    Dakota woman said she’s not planning on handing out candy to children she believes are “moderately obese.” Instead she’s giving them letters. The woman’s plan to take childhood obesity in her own hands is sparking much controversy after she called into a Fargo, N.D. radio station early Tuesday morning. "I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight," a woman only known as Cheryl said. "I think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just because all the other kids are doing it.""I'm contributing to their...
  • Candy Crowley: ´Who Cares´ if Putin Gained from Syria Deal?

    09/15/2013 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/13 | Staff
    CNN´s "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley asked House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers whether it makes any difference that Vladimir Putin and Russia got the upper hand over the U.S. in the deal struck on Syria´s chemical weapons.
  • USO not sweet on NECCO

    07/26/2013 8:50:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 26, 2013 | Donna Goodison
    A Revere candy maker’s 2009 “salute to the troops” partnership with the USO has turned sour.The nonprofit United Service Organizations Inc., which supports American troops and their families, is suing New England Confectionery Co. for alleged trademark infringement and false advertising.NECCO continued to market its “Red, White & You Sweethearts” candies featuring sentiments such as “Proud of U,” “USO” and “Home Safe” long after its sponsorship deal with the USO ended — and without compensating the USO, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boston.The USO yesterday declined comment on the ongoing litigation and 
NECCO did...
  • Bringing Back Butterscotch

    05/15/2013 11:50:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | May 15, 2013 | Rina Rapuano
    Butterscotch is going through something of a revival. So much so, that two Kitchen Window regular contributors wanted to write about it. Therefore, welcome to the more-than-you-ever-thought-you-needed-to-know-about-butterscotch special coverage. Today is the first in our two-part butterscotch series. Check in next week (May 22) for more recipes featuring this resurgent flavor. A few years ago, I took my mother to a restaurant I was reviewing. During these dinners, I make emphatic suggestions ("eat this or no more free meals") as to what everyone should order, orchestrating the experience from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Love it or hate it, that's...
  • St. Paul shop caught with smoking gum

    12/27/2012 10:31:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Star Tribune (Minnesota) ^ | December 27, 2012 | PAUL WALSH
    A back-in-the-day soda shop in St. Paul has been busted for selling cigarettes -- made of candy. Lynden's, on Hamline Avenue near Cretin-Derham Hall High School, said a city inspections official came in last week and gave the shop a warning and added that a misdemeanor citation -- with a $500 fine -- would be next if the non-carcinogenic confections continue to be sold. "We got busted [Dec. 19] by the City of St. Paul. Oops," the shop tweeted. Candy cigarettes, bubble gum cigars and bubble gum made to look like chewing tobacco have been among a host of vintage...
  • SLP Father Pulls out AK-47 on Supposed Candy Thieves

    11/13/2012 10:13:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    kstp ^ | 11-13-12 | Cassie Hart
    a father in St. Louis Park faces a felony charge for allegedly confronting children with an assault weapon, because he thought they took candy from his children on Halloween. Police say 44-year-old Orrin Hager is accused of pulling out an AK-47 on a group of boys he saw walking, and confronted them about the candy. According to the complaint, Hager told police he pulled out the gun because the boys weren't taking him seriously. The gun was not loaded. No one was hurt.
  • The bias of Bob Schieffer: Top 7 moments

    10/22/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 22, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In August, I blasted the Commission on Presidential Debate’s choices of three Beltway lib journo-tools — CNN’s Candy Crowley, PBS’s Jim Lehrer and CBS’s Bob Schieffer. So far, they’ve acted just as expected and predicted. As I noted: While the debate panel trumpeted the gender diversity of its picks, the chromosomal diversity is far outweighed by the political uniformity, class conformity and geographical homogeneity of the group. ... The presidential debates are the last bastion of “mainstream” media self-delusion in the 21st century. They are a ritual laughingstock for tens of millions of American viewers who have put up with...
  • White House Dossier Transcribes the Debate! Sort of. (Hilarious!)

    10/17/2012 4:21:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | October 17, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    This is a very special White House Dossier transcript of the second presidential debate. Please excuse us if it’s not a perfect rendering, but we believe it is basically accurate.*******Candy Crowley: I want to thank all of you here at Hofstra University for joining us for the second debate between the presidential candidates, Councilman Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The debate will be -Mitt Romney: Candy, thank you, that’s Governor Mitt Romney.Crowley: I’m sorry. Councilman Mitt Romney.Romney: No, governor.Barack Obama: Already beating up on the moderator.Crowley: The debate will be a town hall format, with average citizens who can’t make...
  • Crowley: Candy vs Monica vs Jocelyn vs Alistair

    10/17/2012 8:56:50 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    here | 10-17-2012 | fishtank
    Until last week, I'd never heard of Candy Crowley. At first, I thought she was Monica Crowley's sister. Then I found out Monica's sister's name is Jocelyn. Then I started wondering if she was related in any way to Alistair - you know, the muse of Led Zeppelin back in the 70s....
  • CNN’s Crowley and company eat crow on Benghazi water-carrying for Obama

    10/17/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 62 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/17/12 | Michelle Malkin
    Mitt Romney was right. Barack Obama was wrong. And now, after journo-tool/moderator Candy Crowley jumped to Obama’s aid in front of millions of viewers, CNN is admitting that her fact-check was not kinda, sorta, no completely “cut and dry” factual. READ: CNN walks back false “act of terror” fact check. How’s that crow tasting, lapdogs?
  • (Humor) Last night wasn't even Candy Crowley's worst officiating mistake of the year

    10/17/2012 6:19:46 AM PDT · by The G Man · 9 replies
    10/17/12 | Me
  • VANITY: Obama & Candy Lied - Official US position stated at UN: "spontaneous event triggered by vid"

    10/16/2012 11:09:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies ^ | Oct 16 2012 | NLZ
    “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”
  • Breaking! Candy out, Mark Levin in for debate tonight!

    10/16/2012 8:52:11 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 25 replies
    Figured I would be able to give a few leftists congestive heart failure with headline.
  • Schumer tempted to eat ‘delicious’ laundry detergent

    09/10/2012 10:32:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-10-2012 | Caroline May
    It takes a big man to resist temptation. At a Sunday press conference calling for stricter rules on concentrated laundry detergent pod packaging that some children have mistaken for candy, New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer admitted that even he has felt drawn to down a few detergent pods himself. “The incidents are skyrocketing,” the New York Daily News reported Schumer said during a joint press conference with medical professionals. “These pods were supposed to make household chores easier, not tempt our children to swallow harmful chemicals. I saw one on my staffer’s desk and I wanted to eat it.”...
  • A squirrel mascot named Zipper is out to pitch Necco candy lines to young consumers

    07/26/2012 5:32:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Chris Reidy
    Local geezers could go on at great length about Necco Wafers, a candy invented hereabouts in the mid 1800s. Now the candy’s maker, the New England Confectionary Co. of Revere, wants its sweets to be equally esteemed by young consumers. So, following an ad agency review, the company selected the Noonan Creative Group of Framingham to design a website that might beguile a younger demographic of candy lovers and to alert them that Necco doesn’t just make its eponymous Wafers, but that its candy line-up also includes such classics as the vintage peanut-butter chew known as the Mary Jane, not...
  • U.S. Citizens Detained for Smuggling…Chocolate Eggs

    07/21/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 21, 2012 | Michael Minkoff
    Justice prevails: two Seattle men were detained for a few hours by U.S. Customs when they tried to smuggle …chocolate… into the United States. That’s right. These menaces to society were trying to bring [gasp] Kinder Eggs into our fair country. Everyone knows those particular treats have little choking hazards inside them: choking hazards disguised as toys! How diabolical. And the worst part is, these confectionary terrorists were going to give these chocolates to… their… kids. It’s a good thing Nanny Guvment is there to save us from ourselves. Otherwise, who knows what terrible things we would do. We might...
  • Krauthammer On Obama's Speech Attacking Business: "Spoken By A Man Who Never Created or So Much As

    07/16/2012 4:27:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/16/12 | staff
    "Spoken by a man who never created or ran so much as a candy store," syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer said in response to >a href="">President Obama criticizing individual achievements in business this weekend. "And it's completely a straw man argument as if conservatives and Republicans are arguing to disband the fire department and the police department so we could all individually do it on our own. The idea that infrastructure is necessary and good is as old as the republic. It's older than that. The Romans had the Via Appia, and that wasn't exactly a new...
  • CNN’s Candy Crowley Grills Obama Advisor Over Anti-Romney Attacks Rated False

    07/08/2012 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/8/12 | Josh Feldman
    On CNN’s State of the Union today, Candy Crowley grilled Obama campaign advisor and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on a recent attack ad released hitting Mitt Romney for outsourcing. Crowley ran the ad, pointing out that The Washington Post rated it false (“four Pinocchios”), and challenged Gibbs to explain why this is still being used as a line of attack against Romney. RELATED: Romney Seeks Formal WaPo Retraction For Bain Capital Outsourcing Story (UPDATE) Crowley also cited a more recent ad where the Obama campaign cites a Washington Post article on the claim that Romney outsourced jobs...
  • Girl, 7, shot dead at mom's candy stand: 'You cannot get away with killing my baby'

    06/28/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 28, 2012 | William Lee and Jae Miller
    Ashake Banks said she opened a candy stand on the street of her North Austin block two weeks ago to keep kids close to their homes and maybe away from gang crossfire. Late Wednesday night, Banks' 7-year-old daughter Heaven was sitting next to Banks as she sold snacks and snow cones when someone opened fire down the street around 10:45 p.m. A stray bullet hit the little girl as she ran back to her house in the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue, police and family say. She died half an hour later.
  • Ohio Thief Steals $600-Worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

    06/20/2012 5:13:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 20, 2012 | Jennifer Abbey
    A Lorain, Ohio, Sunoco is having trouble with a “Reese Cup bandit.” A repeat thief has stolen $400- to $600-worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from the Sunoco in the past several months, according to Lorain Police. He returned to the Oberlin Avenue store at 1 a.m. Tuesday and stole an unknown amount of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a bag of chips. The clerk working at the Sunoco Tuesday blocked the door but the thief pushed his way past him, police said. The clerk was not injured. Employees of the Sunoco have nicknamed the thief the “Reese Cup bandit.”...
  • Mike and Ike Are Getting a Gay Divorce [Now Candy Makers are Perverting Their Product?]

    04/13/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/12/12 | Michelle Woo
    In the realm of celebrity divorce news, this one is a true shocker. Mike and Ike--yes, the dudes of capsule-shaped candy fame--are headed for Splitsville. I know, right?They seemed so happy. Or, at least, chewy. Who will get strawberry and who will get lime? The break-up is a marketing campaign to get young people to start talking about the once-popular candy again. Apparently, the couple is headed in two different directions--Mike wants work on his music and Ike rather work on his art. New packaging has logos with either "Mike" or "Ike" scribbled out with what looks like a black...
  • Trayvon scandal puts Chicago candy giant in uncomfortable PR spotlight (Skittles)

    04/07/2012 2:14:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | April 6, 2012 | Gini Dietrich
    Our own hometown candy company, Wrigley, is facing a very interesting PR challenge. As you undoubtedly know by now, Trayvon Martin had just bought a bag of Skittles (and an Arizona Tea) when he was shot and killed. That alone wouldn't cause a company to examine its crisis management program, but because of the symbolism of the candy, college-student activists are buying it in bulk and reselling it to raise money for his family. The candy has been piled into makeshift memorials, crammed into the pockets of thousands of people who have shown up at rallies in his name and...
  • Police Claim Waka Flocka Flame Associate Slim Dunkin Killed Over Candy

    12/23/2011 2:05:23 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies
    pop crush ^ | 12-21-11 | Trent Fitzgerald
    Shocking details have surfaced in the murder of up-and-coming rapper Slim Dunkin (born Mario Hamilton). Atlanta police has told WSB-TV, that the Waka Flocka Flame associate was shot and killed during a fight over a piece of candy. Incredulous as the story may sound, authorities are still investigating the case and the shooter remains at large.
  • Customer Outrage Forces necco to put artificial ingredients back into wafers

    10/27/2011 3:12:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies ^ | 26 Oct 2011 | Bill Chappell
    When the people who make Necco Wafers changed their recipe to use natural flavors and colors in 2009, they thought they were doing their customers a favor. But then those customers told the New England Confectionery Company — loudly, and repeatedly — that they preferred artificially enhanced candy. "Our normal mail volume probably went up twenty-fold" after the change, says Necco Vice President of Research and Quality Jeff Green says. "Some positive, and some negative. But a lot of negative." The common theme from Necco's longtime customers, Green tells NPR's Michele Norris, was, "You ruined my product, I will never...
  • Halloween Guide For Dieting Parents (Vanity)

    10/25/2011 8:05:40 AM PDT · by CXin99 · 5 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | October 24, 2011 | Tom Thurlow
    Any time a large amount of candy changes hands, and borderline-overweight parents are in charge, the potential for disaster is high. Treat Halloween like you would a third or fourth cruise, when you know how much girth-expansion is coming. How much weight do you want to gain? The usual 3 or 4 pounds, which can be rationalized away as water weight, or the “Full Monty,” 10-15 pounds, where nothing you used to wear fits anymore? Assuming you would like your weight gain to be minimal, read on, dear reader, to avoid the pitfalls of this potentially disastrous evening. Remember, sweat...
  • Chocolate Good for the Heart and Brain (Analysis of multiple studies shows significant impact)

    08/29/2011 3:24:56 PM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | August 29, 2011 | Michael O'Riordan
    Chocolate Good for the Heart and Brain Michael O'Riordan   August 29, 2011 (Paris, France) — In a city renowned for its love of food, it is only fitting that researchers presented the results of a new study in Paris, France, showing that chocolate is good for the heart and brain. In a presentation at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2011 Congress, British investigators are reporting that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the least amount of chocolate. In the study, published online...
  • Candy Hearts For "Progressives"

    02/14/2011 5:01:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-14-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Provided they're calorie free to appease the first lady here's a series of candy hearts "progressives" might give each other on Valentine's Day. Please don't confuse this with "progressives candy asses"...which are completely indistinguishable from plain old "progressives". Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Savor That Chocolate While You Can Still Afford It

    02/12/2011 6:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Free Internet Press ^ | February 12, 2011
    In the not-too-distant future, chocolate will become a rarefied luxury, as expensive as caviar. John Mason, a Canadian expert on cocoa, first made this prophesy six years ago from his base in West Africa, the epicenter of production. He was confident enough to repeat it, over and over, to the directors of the biggest chocolate companies in the world. “Sometimes they were rude. Sometimes they were polite,” he said. “Behind me, they were sort of snickering.” Today they treat him like a guru. An influential set of senior industry heavyweights flew to Ghana last week to hear him speak; the...
  • Girl finds adult message on Valentine's candy

    02/03/2011 1:32:30 PM PST · by Immerito · 31 replies · 3+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 02/03/2011 | Richard Sharp
    NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. — A 12-year-old girl says she found a naughty adult message on a piece of kids Valentine's Day candy.