Archive for December, 2012

Cocoa Bee Honey Caramels
Friday, December 28th, 2012

Cocoa Bee Honey Caramels are artisanal caramels made from New Jersey honey, imported dark chocolate, fruits, nuts and fleur de sel. Each piece is enrobed in imported dark chocolate. The honey caramelscocoa_bee_nj_choco_cara__74720.1350683691.1280.1280 are retailed in a 3-oz. pack with six pieces in the following flavors: roasted pecan; blood orange & roasted almond; blueberry; cranberry; salted; and cinnamon.

Donna & Company was founded by Diane Pinder. Donna was Diane’s younger sister who was killed in an automobile accident while still a teenager and for whom Diane named her business. Donna volunteered at a New Jersey summer camp for brain injured children until her untimely death.  After her passing, the facility was named Camp Donna in her honor and continues their work to this day.


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The Holiday Season—Never a Sweeter Time of Year
Friday, December 14th, 2012

We’ve all used the typical excuses once December rolls around: “The holidays stress me out,” or “I’m hibernating for the winter,” or “I needed a gift for a party.” These scenarios and more have led to the holiday season becoming the season of impulse candy and snack purchases. In fact, according to the SnackTrack Holidays Christmas Profile released last week by NPD Group, 50 percent of adults buy candy for holiday purposes.

Chocolate candy won the battle with 51% of eaters; candy canes followed closely. Next in line were snack-sized chocolate candy bars and gift box chocolates. Perhaps it’s no surprise that women were more likely to buy impulsively than men, however the women went straight to the seasonal section to shop for their candy, while men went to the regular candy aisle first.

No matter what your holiday sweet tooth habits are, try incorporating honey into your candy/chocolate purchase habits. Merge the two and you have a winter-worthy snack. These candies made with honey will have you in a sweet Winter Wonderland in no time:

Honey Candy

Chocolate Honey Almond Tart

Fresh Figs with Ricotta and Honey

Honey Nut Butter Candy/Honey & Vinegar Candy

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Sanders Fine Chocolates Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bar
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Sanders’ Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bar blends Michigan sweet cherries, gluten-free granola and rich, dark chocolate. Other ingredients include honey, granola, coconut, maple syrup and cinnamon.

Sanders Candy has been making delicious, old world chocolates in Detroit since 1875. Best sellers include dessert toppings; baskets and gifts; bakery, coffee and cocoa; and snacks.

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