Topic: candy

The President Of Mars Chocolate Wants To Help Solve Obesity With Candy

The President Of Mars Chocolate Wants To Help Solve Obesity With Candy

Debra Sandler, the president of Mars Chocolate in North America, wants to rally the National Confectioners Association in building a strategy to fight obesity (i.e. the catastrophe to come when people start figuring out that candy is bad for you). Speaking at the NCA’s State of the Industry Conference in Miami, she was encouraging other companies to think about how their products play into obesity, and figure out how to “be part of the solution” before regulators force them to. Yes, you heard that right: She wants to help solve obesity with candy. More »

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Make Your Own Vegan Conversation Hearts

Valentine's Day Recipe: Make Your Own Vegan Conversation Hearts

Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day staple — but let’s be honest, store-bought candy hearts are kind of chalky and weird-tasting. They also contain gelatin, which is not only neither vegan nor vegetarian-friendly, it’s also a little icky when you know more about it. But if you’re craving a little message on a heart-shaped candy, why not make your own that are vegan, and free of artificial dyes and flavors? More »