| Mar 21, 2012
The Marathon Smart Stuff Bar, which is sold in some middle and high schools, is advertised as a healthy snack in part because less than 35 percent of its calories are from fat (10 percent from saturated fat) and it is less than 35 percent sugar by weight....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Have you ever stood near the checkout of a grocery store and stared at the rack of chocolate bars, debating whether anyone would judge you for buying the king-size?
You know the regular size is enough to satisfy your craving, but the bigger candy bar...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Hershey Co. raised its sales and earnings outlook for the current year, expecting momentum to carry over from a fourth-quarter where earnings rose 4.9%, helped by higher prices on its candy.
Separately, Hershey raised its dividend by 10%.
The maker of...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:43 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTLA) -- Mars Incorporated is pulling three types of Pedigree dog food off shelves due to potential choking hazard.
The voluntary recall involves Pedigree weight management canned dog food with lot codes beginning in 209, 210, 211 or...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:03 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Junk food may soon be hard to buy at American public schools as the U.S. government readies new rules requiring healthier foods to be sold beyond the cafeteria - a move most parents support, according to a poll released on Thursday....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:33 PM
The response to Kyle Busch's on-track retaliation escalated Thursday when candy maker M&M's said it barred Busch from driving the M&M's-sponsored Toyota for the last two races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The next race is Sunday at Phoenix......
| May 27, 2010
| 9:34 PM
As unemployment continues to stay high and Wall Street’s roller coaster has investors on edge, Americans -- particularly adults -- are gobbling up candy as a relatively cheap way to indulge themselves. According to the National Confectioners Assn.,...
| Jun 24, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Evidence linking consumption of chocolate — or, more specifically, cocoa — to better health first emerged more than 10 years ago from studies of the Kuna people, natives of the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama. But can we trust it? Studie...
| Jan 19, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Cadbury finally bowed Tuesday to a new, roughly $19-billion takeover bid by Kraft Foods Inc. after months of wrangling. Together, the two will challenge Virginia-based Mars Inc. as the world's largest candy company. Mars itself completed a massive $23-...
| May 31, 2010
It's every sweet tooth's dream. A steady stream of studies has linked chocolate to a variety of health benefits, including decreased blood pressure, lower cholesterol, reduced risk of heart disease, even effects on mood.
But the evidence, all of it, is...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 12:01 PM
(AP) - Bitter rivals in the candy aisle may also duke it out in court.
The Hershey Co. sued Mars Inc. this week in federal district court, with the maker of Hershey's and Reese's chocolate candies accusing the maker of Snickers, M&Ms and Dove candies...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Montclare is not Gold Coast-grand or Lincoln Park-lively, but that's fine with its residents. This tidy, mostly residential enclave is as quiet as city living gets.
Nine miles northwest of the Loop, Montclare is a neighborhood where people put down...