| Oct 28, 2007
Wednesday is Halloween, the top holiday for candy sales. Here are 10 facts that are all treat and no trick:
1. The Arabs are often credited with inventing caramel. But an early use of the hot, sticky substance was not so sweet: Women in harems applied it...
| May 15, 2010
You want to be romantic — OK, scratch that. You actually don't want to be romantic, but Someone wants you to be romantic and you don't want to lose Someone to Someone Else.
Problem is, you don't really do sentimental. Or rapturous. Or feelings, for...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 11:34 AM
With a handful of amusement parks within easy driving distance, Baltimoreans can spend their summer weekends sampling breath-taking roller coasters, cavorting with some of their kids' favorite animated characters or getting soaked even though they're...
| Aug 12, 2010
They say that laughter is the best medicine, but some people might endorse chocolate instead.
The dark variety has been shown to reduce blood pressure better than a placebo. Scientists credit the flavanols in dark chocolate—they are thought to...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 11:07 AM
The research-and-development budget for one of the hottest new flavors in processed and prepared foods may have broken records for money not spent. After all, one whole graham cracker, half a Hershey bar and one large marshmallow have to ring up under a...
| Oct 25, 2009
While all Halloween candy worth devouring is packed with calories and refined sugar, some forms do less damage to the teeth than others. "Choose things that melt away and disappear in a short period," said pediatric dentist Lee Weinstein of Scottsdale,...
| Dec 14, 2010
Q: When did America's best chocolate move all of its operations to Illinois? My favorite, Scharffen Berger, started out in the Bay Area of San Francisco. But it no longer is made in California, only in Robinson, Ill. Can you tour the Robinson plant? Is...
| Jan 9, 2011
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| Jan 10, 2011
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| Feb 6, 2011
| 12:59 PM
If you plan to get out of town Saturday, you'll have a difficult time if you don't take along a significant other. That's right. Because it's Valentine's Day weekend, which means everyone is coupling up — at least temporarily — to have a...