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Mars, Inc sensory technician specializes in ice cream

Majoring in Food Science? Read about Molly Hammell and the process of sensory evaluation of ingredients as well as finished products, R&D for new flavors and recruiting for panelists. In Scoop! This Woman Tastes Ice Cream for a Living “We taste everything from finished ice cream products to individual ingredients,...
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Which are the oldest candy companies in America?

American Candy makers have produced delicious treats for more than 150 years. Which is the oldest candy company? Ghirardelli Chocolate in California? Mars in Virginia? Brown & Haley in Tacoma, Washington? Hershey in Pennsylvania? Fannie May in Chicago? Palmer’s in Iowa? Sweet Candy Co in Salt Lake City? Mars Wrigley...
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Another successful Next Generation program

Thank you to our Mentor Guides, Booth Hosts, Sponsors, Faculty and Student guests for making our Next Generation career immersion day at Sweets & Snacks Expo so successful!! We appreciate your commitments of time and passion for our products, brands, and people who comprise our wonderful industry. The career fair,...
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Invest a day learning about careers in the Candy Industry

The application period is open through May 5, 2017 for The Confectionery Foundation’s Next Generation program at Sweets & Snacks Expo. Click on the Student details button to apply. This year’s program will be Wednesday, May 24th. Selection process includes resume, waiver and interview....
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Do you know a student interested in a confectionery career? Apply now!

The Confectionery Foundation is accepting applications for the May 24th NextGen program at Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago. Dr. Frank Gambino, Director of Food/CPG Marketing department at Western Michigan University writes, “I have had the good fortune to bring my Food/CPG Marketing students to the Sweet & Snack Expo...
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AACT announces John Kitt Memorial scholarship for 2017-2018

The American Association of Candy Technologists is proud to announce its annual food science/biological science scholarship award. The recipient receives $5,000.00, paid in two $2,500.00 installments after verification of enrollment. To qualify for the non-renewing John Kitt Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year, the student must meet the criteria,...
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