Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Eater rolls with NECCO

Eater ran this great piece on Necco or New England Confectionery Compnay.

Check out the great interior factory photos.

Here's an excerpt or click on the photo and read the whole article.
The Necco Wafer, the company's first product, and its longest lasting, most famous, most widely available, is also still its best-selling. Necco produces about four billion wafers each year.
Holding a package of Necco Wafers today, it's not hard to imagine how the candy was used as a delivery vehicle for medicine. The paper wrapping, nearly as unchanged as the candy itself in 153 years, is thin and labeled with a three-color ink Necco logo. Unwrap the cylindrical package and a dusty deck of colorful discs emerge, each stamped with the Necco name. The wafers are sweet, but not cloyingly so. They taste a lot like hardened fondant, a dry mixture of powdered sugar, cornstarch, glucose, and water. If you've never had a Necco Wafer, they're hard to love on first taste. But much of America has fond memories of them; the chocolate flavor is especially popular.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chew On This!

Fox News features food topics in their Chew On This segment and they wanted to discuss Candy Corn, of course. 

It’s striped, it’s multicolored, it’s conical, and nothing says Halloween quite like Candy Corn. 

That is why it’s capitalized.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 23, 2015

If you've ever ruminated on a wrapper than read this!

Halloween is always a time of year when people want to talk about candy. 

This year especially so. I felt I needed to clarify some topics that seemed somewhat sugar coated so I wrote this article for the Washington Post.

Or, skip the article and watch the video!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Black Licorice

It's true, I fell in love first with All Sorts and then my affinity grew. Read more about my love of licorice; BLACK licorice in this Forbes Magazine article on-line.

Also discover more about licorice at Miette, a beautiful candy store in San Francisco.