Hard Candy Ingredients Blend Classic with New March 28th, 2013

CandyIndustry.com reports that hard candy sales are up with companies mixing things up and expanding their product lines.  New launches are happening, flavor varieties are staying consistent, however, more customization and flavor fusions are on trend for hard candy in 2013.

In fact, honey, an ingredient with thousands of years of history, can even be transformed into a new trend for the candy industry. John Rowe CEO of Island Abbey Foods Ltd. says that the company created the world’s first method to put honey into a solid form. The process took them 15 years to perfect.

Island Abbey Foods recently launched its Honibe Honey Delights sucker, a lollipop version of its Honey Delights candy. In staying on the flavor variety trend, the most popular one is Honey Lemon.

Hard candy with honey also made a showing at this year’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., with Queen Bee Gardens providing plenty of samples of their gourmet honey candies and confections.


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