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YUMMYCLUB celebrates our Candy Tour Map

Thank you to Yummy Club for promoting Confectionlink.org. Your team of candy curators handpicked our Candy Factory and Outlet Store Map! YUMMYCLUB is a candy of the month club. Truly yummy....
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Would you like to intern at our NextGen Program this year?

Students who participated in The Confectionery Foundation’s Next Generation career education programs at Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015 or 2016 are invited to apply to intern at this year’s program during the week of May 22, 2017. Submit the form on our Students/Educators page to start your application. Write Intern...
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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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Defining taste – designing the better flavor wheel

You know what you like to taste, but can you quantify the experience of taste? Flavor wheels help translate sensory experiences into words, although perhaps not providing a lexicon for the development of flavors that occur when combining foods with beverages or influenced by temperature change. Sensory scientist Edgar Chambers...
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New year’s resolution to build knowledge? Allured Fund grant could help

There are many fine training opportunities in our industry this year to help build your skills. Look at these industry continuing education opportunities: American Association of Candy Technologists Professional Manufacturing Confectioners Association Resident Course in Confectionery Technology Retail Confectioners International Events & Education The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education need-based...
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Confectionery Foundation Announces Candy Factory Tour Map

The Confectionery Foundation of the National Confectioners Association announces a new online map of candy factory outlet stores and candy factory tours showcasing great American-made treats. Visit ConfectionLink.org/plan-trip and enter your zip code to discover more than 120 destinations across the United States. “This interactive map provides the opportunity to...
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