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Stories tagged: candy

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Sweet deluge: Treats are OK in candy season if balanced with nutrition, dental care

Between trick-or-treat fun and candy canes, kids aren’t likely to resist sweets this time of year. But there are tips for parents to help with better choices. Experts note the …

When it comes to host gifts, a homemade take on the Almond Joy raises the bar

When I’m invited to share a special meal with friends, whether holiday feast or birthday party, I always bring something along. Sure, some hosts might ask me to contribute a …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Pins found in Halloween candy in Omak

Omak Police reported two incidents of sharp pins found in Halloween candy on Thursday, according to a news release.

A dietitian’s call for trick-or-treat season: Let them eat candy

Halloween should not be about replacing caramels with stickers. Instead, every day should be about parents acting as role models to teach children to develop a healthy relationship with food.

Candy crushed: Washington regulators crack down on marijuana sweets they say are too appealing to kids

Beginning next year, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is expected to impose tougher enforcement on the sale of marijuana-infused candy that has become too appealing to children. Those in …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Be Mine: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction

The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine’s Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: …

Police search for wedding ring lost in Halloween candy bag

A Vermont trick-or-treater may have picked up more than candy on Halloween this year.

Skittles ditches rainbow to give LGBT pride ‘center stage’

Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.”

Everything is Copy: A sugar addict faces her demon

Junior Mints, with their whiff of medicinal virtue, may be the perfect candy. Unless we consider Peanut M&Ms, offering protein and the smugness of legume consumption. Or perhaps Kit-Kats and …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Easter candy hunt gets cheaper as funds exit sugar bets

As Americans prepare to fill their Easter baskets with sweet treats, hedge funds aren’t feeling the sugar rush. As expectations for a global supply surplus mount, money managers have reduced …

Hershey expects to cut 15 percent of global workforce

Hershey Co. says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 percent, with the layoffs coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Mars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattle

A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn’t know why the discarded candy might have been headed to …

Here’s what some prominent Inland Northwest residents give to trick-or-treaters

For many people, Halloween candy is personal. You buy your favorite – or you buy your least favorite, so you aren’t tempted to eat it.

Photographer, a former refugee, sues Trump over Skittles tweet

A British photographer and former child refugee has sued the Trump campaign for allegedly using his photo of a bowl of Skittles in a tweet against accepting Syrian refugees into …

AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science

It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t. Less startling was how it came about.

Mars recalls candy bars in 55 countries after plastic find

U.S. chocolate maker Mars says it’s recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products.

Christmas Bureau’s 2013 goal seems distant

After a week of fundraising, the Christmas Bureau is a long way from the $525,000 needed to make a merry Christmas for almost 35,000 needy people in Spokane. The charity …

Mike and Ike split

PHILADELPHIA – They’ve been together 72 years, but it’s not clear whether Mike and Ike will reach their next anniversary. The colorful candy characters are going their separate ways, and …

Child luring incidents reported in Country Homes area

Deputies are investigating two possible child luring calls in the Country Homes area, but they don’t believe either are related.

Once shaken, now they’re baking

Some dreams just don’t come true. That is what Jennifer and Matt Sawyer thought three years ago when they junked a giant tote packed with everything they gathered during years …

Editorial: Tax on candy, pop imperfect, but needed

Initiative 1107 would repeal tax levies imposed on candy, soda pop and bottled water by the Washington Legislature to help close the budget gap Proponents of the initiative isolate the …

Candy, beer taxes taking effect in Washington

Along with the month of June come new sales taxes in Washington on candy, bottled water and mass market beer.

List reveals taxman’s discerning sweet tooth

OLYMPIA – Tax protesters with a sweet tooth, rejoice. Even after the sales tax hits candy on June 1, you’ll still find plenty of sweet treats that are tax-free. But …

Spokandy closes two mall stores

Spokandy Chocolatier, the 96-year-old Spokane candy maker, has closed two of its four retail locations. The Northtown Mall and Valley Mall stores closed Monday. Sales will be handled out of …

So What About All Those Tan Fans?

If you find a blue M&M; in your candy package, you will not get a tour of the factory with Willy Wonka. So don’t even ask.

M&M; Adds Blue To The Mix

M&M; lovers will soon have the blues. The results of a two-month campaign to choose a new color were unveiled Wednesday and blue won with 54 percent of the more …