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Love chocolate? UK says it’s good for your heart!

Read this Daily Mail article on medical research and chocolate. “Eating a small amount of chocolate may decrease your risk of a serious type of irregular heartbeat, according to a new study. People who ate the sweet treat several times a week were less likely to be diagnosed with atrial...
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Texting vs picking up the phone. A look at asynchronous communication

During the Next Generation program Business Communications lunch at Sweets & Snacks Expo, YPN Panelists Tom Scott (Catty Corp), Elizabeth Clair (Barry Callebaut), Tessa Porter (Glanbia), and Nick Baty (Mars, Inc) advised our college student audience to pick up the phone and invest in building relationships with team members across...
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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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Chocolate and Vanilla – the science of our two favorite flavors

Congratulations to our Mentor Guide Michelle Frame for the publication of 20 Degrees of Flavor: Chocolate and Vanilla. Food scientist Frame takes the reader through FDA standards of identity, flavor control and components, bloom, sweeteners and more. This Prepared Foods Magazine article is ‘must-read’ for our Next Generation students....
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Allured Funds available for Upskilling

Select one of the many fine training opportunities in our industry for this fall to help build your skillsets. The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education need-based grants provide financial help for industry members who wish to expand their food-science knowledge or confectionery skills through continuing education courses. Due dates are...
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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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