| Apr 9, 2009
Remember the big SnackWells craze of the 1990s? Consumers flocked to the lowfat or nonfat cookies until they realized (and nutritionists noted) that when fat is subtracted from treats, sugar is usually added. You can have a lower percentage of fat or of...
| Jan 7, 2009
By 10 on a brisk Saturday morning, the retro aluminum-lined glass butcher case at the European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen is already cloudy with fingerprints. Devotees of the 60-year-old Beverly Hills specialty sausage and meat shop are pressed against the...
| Jan 8, 2007
When the cold call came from Ameriquest Mortgage Co., a top lender, Jeff and Cheryl Busby were intrigued.
They had been wanting to renovate the garage of their small bungalow, a stone's throw from picturesque Green Lake. The agent, they said, promised...
| Apr 4, 2010
Throughout Europe, Easter-related festivities fill streets, squares and stores. For the religious, it's a time of church services, prayers and rituals. For the secular world, it means feasting, candy, games and, yes, the Easter Bunny. But even though most...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Grebe's garden is filling up - with weeds. It's been way too hot to get out there and carefully pluck and pull.
On the other hand, the tomatoes are growing and there is plenty of green fruit on the vine. Now on to the...
| May 28, 2010
Hawking the latest treats at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, confectioners made promises that seemed too sweet to believe.
Saleswomen for Hershey Co. handed out Reese's Minis, chocolate-peanut butter cups the size of marbles, which they...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 9:16 PM
Bruce Wasserstein, chief executive of investment bank Lazard Ltd. and a prominent Wall Street deal maker, died Wednesday after being hospitalized earlier this week with an irregular heartbeat, a company spokeswoman said. He was 61.
In a statement...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 9:07 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Hershey Co. continues to work on a bid to acquire British candy maker Cadbury PLC without the help of Italian candymaker Ferrero International.
A person familiar with Hershey's plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday...
| Oct 3, 2008
The number of products being pulled off the shelves because of possible contamination with the toxic chemical melamine continues to grow.
The Food and Drug Administration recalled Mr. Brown coffee products in the U.S., Taiwan pulled Nestle milk powders...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Peeps and jelly beans line the shelves. What is your go-to Easter candy?
1. A homemade dark chocolate bunny from Windy City Sweets. – Joe Gray
2. The Brachs chocolate covered marshmallow egg: pure sugar, with a great shell to chip at. Runner-up:...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 1:17 PM
You don't usually hear the word "chocolate" in conjunction with "dynasty," but that's the focus of "Chocolate Wars" by the British author Deborah Cadbury (yes, of that Cadbury clan). Her fascinating book chronicles the history of chocolate, from its Mayan...