| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:06 PM
NEW YORK — Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.
The maker of sugar-high inducing treats like Reese's, Kit Kat and Twizzlers says it's buying Krave Jerky for an undisclosed sum. Krave, based in Sonoma,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:30 AM
We offer some tips on celebrating Valentine's Day this year.
1. Gender matters. Gift givers planned to spend an average of $134 on Valentine's Day last year, with men saying that they would spend nearly twice as much as women. Greeting cards and candy...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:30 PM
One thing for sure: You can take Mitch McConnell and John Boehner at their word. They told the American people: You put us in charge of Congress and we'll get Congress back to work. And, by golly, they meant it! They've only been in session one week,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Monday, Dec. 22: WORLD'S LARGEST SNOW GLOBE
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if downtown Chicago were contained inside a snow globe? The Adler Planetarium has. Through Jan. 4, following every screening of "Destination Solar System" or "Cosmic...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:20 AM
Here are recipes from the five winners of the first Morning Call Holiday Cookie Contest. Included is each contestant's essay about their cookie.
"This was a family favorite. The kitchen smelled so sweet while it was baking. My mother would always use...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:43 AM
The Hershey Co. may replace corn syrup with sugar in some products, the latest sign of waning demand for the syrup and growing competition in the sweetener market.
"One of the things we are actively exploring is replacing high-fructose corn syrup with...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:55 AM
"Illumination" at the Morton Arboretum
You'll never be so happy that night falls early as when you're at Morton Arboretum's dazzling and inventive winter light show, which returns after last year's triumphant debut. So much more than an impressive...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020.
As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Winter is Chicago's darkest season, but the city has an antidote, turning up the wattage with thousands of festive lights decorating the city.
The Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights tour offers a way to see a number of the dazzling displays while...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Reese's peanut butter cup fans may have jumped for joy when Hershey's decided to make the beloved chocolate candy cups as a spread, in a jar.
"Reese's spreads? I bet when you open the jar angels sing and butterflies fly out 'Ahhhhhhh'," wrote Jax...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Reese's lovers, rejoice! The Hershey Company has announced the launch of Reese's Spreads, a combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form. Based on the iconic Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Hershey says the spreads can be enjoyed on...