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News Brief: Sweets and Snacks Expo

Sweets and Snacks Expo 2010 wrapped up this Thursday (5/27) in Chicago. It’s the biggest candy trade show in the world, nay, the universe. Over 400 vendors debut more than 2,000 new products. If it’s candy, it’s at SSE.

Fearless reporters with metabolisms of steel ventured to SSE, and lived to tell about it. Here are their stories.

  • Novelist and stand-up candy reporter Katharine Weber talks with the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze (NPR) from the floor of the convention on Wednesday (about 6 minutes into the program). Listen to the sounds of a thousand jaws chewing. Rebroadcast on NPR on Saturday, May 29.

May 27, 2010 at 6:41 am Leave a comment

News Brief: Beckett Eats Pop Rocks

Now playing on a website near you: Adventures in “Experimental Parenting.”

Disclaimers: Direct all comments and complaints to wjmooner on YouTube. Candy Professor does not practice or  advocate any of the parenting practices depicted in this demonstration.  No actual babies were harmed in the making of this educational video. All parenting experiments should be performed under strict safety protocols and in approved laboratory environments. Prospective experimenters (“parents”) should be sure to file all necessary Human Subject Review forms with the appropriate Confectionery University officials.

May 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

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