Among the candies making their debut at the ALL CANDY EXPO are Das Foods' Das Lolli lollipops, NECCO's "Twilight" Sweethearts conversation hearts, and coconut M&M's. The show opens today and runs through Thursday.
State lawmakers in Illinois are considering tax increases on cigarettes, alcohol and soda. A 5% sales tax for soda would be used to improve Medicaid reimbursement rates for dental care, an official said.
Cadbury will relaunch its chocolate products this spring in Australia with a new package design. It will invest millions in an advertising campaign, including point of sale promotions and ads, to support the relaunch.
Hammond's Candies, in Denver, offers tours that feature its new line of all-natural candies and toffees dipped in chocolate and rolled by hand. The company started in 1920 and has outgrown three previous locations.