Cadbury is introducing two shell eggs for Easter, both with soft toys, as well as a large Caramel Bunnies egg and Spots v Stripes eggs with a free flying disc. The Freddo egg will come with a beanie Freddo, and the Curly Wurly will be accompanied by a new snake character toy.
A diet rich in soy might improve lung function and protect against the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research. Scientists believe flavonoids from soy foods act as anti-inflammatory agents, but they say more research is needed.
Colorado sweets shops such as Sunny Jim's Candy Ranch and Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream are seeing sales grow despite the downturn. "People are looking for less expensive ways to treat themselves," NCA spokeswoman Susan Whiteside said.
A study of more than 500,000 people found that men who consumed the most fat from red meat and dairy products had a 53% increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer and women had a 23% increased risk, compared with men and women who ate the least fat from animal foods.
Companies including Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble and Henkel are laying the groundwork for long-term growth through innovation and marketing. Many also are cutting back on monthly sales reports and other short-term measures as they focus on a more distant horizon.