Archive for September, 2012

National Honey Board Grab Bag Winner
Friday, September 28th, 2012

Congratulations to Lissa from Massachusetts, this week’s winner of the National Honey Board grab bag!

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Sweet Inspirations Found Closer to Home
Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Consumers are looking for more natural products in every area of life and their candy choice is no exception.  According to Specialty Food Magazine, this years candy forecast includes more natural, less manufactured confections that have an artisan look and feel.   Consumers are looking for hand-made candies that are created in their own communities with local ingredients that offer interesting flavor choices.

By using honey as an all-natural sweetener candy confectioners have satisfied consumer cravings for handcrafted treats that are produced with ingredients that are found in their own backyards.

Artisan Chocolatiers can use local honeys in their creations to provide consumers with new choices and exciting new flavor profiles to indulge in.   B.T. McElrath Chocolatier offers a custom blend of Minnesota honey and chai spices covered in dark chocolate to create Chai-Spiced Honey Truffles.  Lake Champlain Chocolates are made from pure Vermont honey, kettle-cooked with sugars and fresh cream until golden, then cooled and placed by hand in a bed of rich dark chocolate.

Hand crafted artisan treats that are locally produced offer consumers candy options that are more natural and provide variety.


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Did You Know?
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Honey varietals are determined by the types of flowers the bees visited for nectar and can be light and sweet, while others are dark and bold.

Here’s an Idea!

There is a broad spectrum of food that consumers add honey to every day, such as fruit, yogurt, gourmet beverages, and a variety of desserts. This concept can be applied to  a launch of multiple flavor mixes that allow the consumer to indulge in the taste of common foods paired with honey in the form of a jelly bean.

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