This week has again brought a renewed spotlight on the major issue of obesity, which has been characterised as having reached crisis levels within the UK, with two thirds of UK adults considered as being overweight, according to Public Health England.
London-based digital marketing agency Semetrical has conducted research into consumer trends during the UK’s lockdown and found a large increase in online searches for sweet deliveries.
Yowie has made donations to numerous children’s hospitals, shelters and medical centres across to the US to show its support and admiration for frontline healthcare workers and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
New bubble gum and candy will be released in summer 2020 under Impact Confections’ iconic Warhead brand.
Fans of baseball and Big League chewing gum can enter the “Hall of Flavors” game and sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame, a year supply of bubble gum and $50,000.
The Jelly Belly Candy Company is releasing a new line of progressively hotter jelly bean flavours, challenging spicy food lovers to see how hot they can handle their confectionery.
Premium UK sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls is introducing new 1.4kg ‘Big Daddy’ jars, so dads can get a bumper supply of the brand’s sweets for Father’s Day.
US shredded gum brand Big League Chew has announced the addition of its Slammin’ Strawberry flavour.
One of the week’s more intriguing confectionery tales concerns the UK revival of Opal Fruits for the first time in 22 years, albeit for a limited time period only.