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Pat Magee is an Inductee of the Candy Hall of Fame, Class of 2010.

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October 19 - 21, 2018
Candy Hall of Fame
Tampa, FL

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Confectionery Classics
by Reg Groves

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Throwback: A look in the rearview mirror

Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? A look back at publications such as this May/June 2008 issue recalls A.C.E. – or the All Candy Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Time marches sweetly, and as the show grew and morphed into more space and a new name, it celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017.

Congrats to the National Confectioners Association for the 21st Sweets & Snacks Expo May 22-24, 2018. See you there!

Photo courtesy of Candymail's archives. 

A reader sent the accompanying photo of a Peter’s Chocolate bar wrapper to be dated and identified, so we went to our expert on the subject.

Malcolm Blue, retired, Peter’s Chocolate / Div. Nestlé, writes: “That was the FIRST retail chocolate product sold in the USA, but made in Switzerland by Nestlé.  Its popularity grew so much that Nestlé opened a chocolate manufacturing facility in Fulton, NY.  They then took over the manufacture of the bar.
As the Peter's and Nestlé names became more associated with chocolate, Nestlé USA used the formula & process of making semi-sweet chocolate created by Daniel Peter, using the condensed milk created by Henri Nestlé in Switzerland as the world's 1st Milk Chocolate, as the basis of its retail products line. 
Peter's became the brand name of the Industrial Chocolate Division of Nestlé USA. That division was sold to another manufacturer years ago and recently Nestlé's retail products line was sold to a European manufacturer. A radio and TV jingle states: ‘N-E-S-T-L-E-S. Nestlé makes the very best, Chawclit.’ But no longer in the USA.” 
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Upcoming Industry Events


May 2018
NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo
May 22 - 24, 2018
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

June 2018
Retail Confectioners International Annual Convention & Industry Expo
June 18 - 22, 2018
Location: Cleveland, OH
64th Summer Fancy Food Show
June 30 - July 2
Location: Javits Center, New York, NJ
July 2018
64th Summer Fancy Food Show
June 30 - July 2
Location: Javits Center, New York, NY
IFT 18
July 15 - 18
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
August 2018
PMCA Chocolate 101 Short Course
August 6 - 8
Location: Fascia's Chocolates, Waterbury, CT
ANUTEC Brazil - "A Taste of Technology"
August 7 - 9 
Location: Expotrade Convention Center, Curitaba-PR, Brazil
Contact: Kate at Chicago office,

September 2018
138th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show 
September 9 - 11
Location: Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
National Confectioners Association Washington Forum
September 18 - 20
Washington, D.C.
Retail Confectioners International Fall Regional Conference
September 17 - 19 
Location: Hilton Downtown, Portland, OR

October 2018
National AACT Technical Conference
October 1 - 3, 2018
Location: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, Oakbrook, IL
Pack Expo International
October 14 - 17, 2018
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
U.W. - Madison Advanced Gummies & Jellies Course
October 17 - 19, 2018
Location: University of Wisconsin - Madison
NCSA Candy Hall of Fame
October 19 - 21, 2018
Location: Tampa, FL
November 2018
PMCA Panning Short Course
November 6 - 9
Location: Richardson Brands | Canajoharie, NY

January 2019
RCI Winter Getaway in Costa Rica
January 12 - 17, 2019
Location: Costa Rica, Central America
Winter Fancy Food Show
January 13 - 15, 2019
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
ISM - International Sweets and Biscuits Fair
January 27 - 30, 2019
Cologne (Germany)
ProSweets (in conjunction with ISM)
January 27 - 30, 2019
Cologne (Germany)