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Satisfying the Sweet and Salty Tooth—Nut-Based Candy Making a Comeback
Friday, November 15th, 2013

Nut consumption is making a comeback.

Americans are looking for fewer calories and more nutritious snacking options, and nuts are a great additive to any candy bar or chocolate confection to satisfy this growing consumer need.

Edenton, N.C.-based peanut grower Hampton Farms says that nut consumption is back on the rise due to increased consumption of energy and nutrition bars. Hazelnut Growers of Oregon says they also see a growing demand from confectionary companies. Consumers see nuts as a guilt-free inclusion to chocolates.

Lucas Schmidt, industrial sales manager at HGO, says that today’s consumers view confectionary products containing nuts as a healthy way to indulge their sweet tooth. Peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds are trending as the top nuts to use with chocolate, along with bold and sweet flavors.

Combining honey with nuts and chocolate is a snack and chocolate lovers’ dream. Check out these companies that are running with the latest trend.

PowerBar’s Double Chocolate Crisp bar not only includes honey enrobed in whole oats and palm kernel oil, but also includes ground almonds and peanut butter in its recipe.

Droga Chocolate’s newest creation, Nutty Puddles, combine roasted almond and honey caramel puddles with dark chocolate. It’s a crunchy, chewy, chocolaty, honey-filled treat.

Honey Stinger’s Rocket Chocolate Energy Bar is sweetened with honey and boasts a rich cocoa flavor. Add almonds to the mix and the salty-tweet trend is satisfied in one bite.

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Honey Stinger’s Rocket Chocolate Energy Bar
Friday, September 20th, 2013

This energy bar boasts honey, a rich cocoa flavor and a chocolaty soy coated bottom.

One bar contains 160 milligrams of potassium, two grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. Main ingredients include honey, soy nuggets, almonds, whole milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

In 1954, Ralph and Luella Gamber developed the En-R-G Bar, wanting to provide an alternative to the candy bars available at the time. They wanted natural ingredients, great taste and honey (since Ralph was a beekeeper). In 2002 Honey Stinger energy food was born.

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Chocolate Lovers Rejoice—Confection Reaches No. 1 in Sales
Monday, May 20th, 2013

Whether it’s dark, milk, white or melted, most of the world’s population loves some form of chocolate.

And, it shows. According to a new market research report by Global Research & Data Services, chocolate accounts for more than 55 % of total confectionary sales in the world.

Confections reached the $185.5 billion mark last year globally, with more than a 5% increase compared to last year.

It is no surprise that the United States landed in the top five countries in terms of confectionary market value, driven mostly in part by new flavors, ingredients and products.

Honey has done its part to boost the chocolate market in the United States, as Honey Stinger (chocolate waffle), Trader Joe’s (dark chocolate honey mints) and BeeAlive (chocolate honey mints) all have recently released new products.

Confectionary sales continue to grow, and Global Research & Data Services predicts the category reaching a global $208 billion mark by 2017.

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