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  • Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank has kids crying, cursing and even forgiving [2017 edition]

    11/04/2017 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Today ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Ree Hines
    Halloween may be over, but a few kids just experienced a big trick when it came to their treats. Once again, Jimmy Kimmel's annual holiday prank prompted parents to tell their children that they ate all of their hard-earned Halloween candy. And once again, the reactions from the little ones did not disappoint at least for viewers.
  • 'Man Who Killed Halloween' still haunts holiday

    10/31/2017 1:01:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2004 | By Mike Glenn and RUTH RENDON
    Timothy O'Bryan's name may have faded from popular memory, but 30 years ago this Sunday his death shocked the country and earned the culprit the nickname "The Man Who Killed Halloween." The 8-year-old Deer Park boy died Oct. 31, 1974, after eating trick-or-treat candy laced with cyanide. Within days, his father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, stood accused of staging the crime as part of a life insurance scheme. With his wife testifying for the prosecution, O'Bryan was convicted and sentenced to death. Dubbed the "Candy Man" by fellow prisoners, he was executed by lethal injection in 1984. Halloween has lived on....
  • Mother 'boiled to death by caramel' in freak sweet factory accident

    10/25/2017 5:16:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 10/24/2017 | MARTIN COULTER
    A Russian woman has died after molten caramel filled a huge tank she had been cleaning in a tragic freak accident. Natalie Nemets, 36, is believed to have been "boiled alive" in the accident, which happened at Slavyanka factory in Stary Oskol, in the Belgorod area of Russia. The mother-of-one was instantly submerged when the hot caramel started gushing into the mixer, with only her legs sticking out. One onlooker said: "She did not cry, no other noise was heard. She was cleaning the mixer when the caramel suddenly began to flow into the bowl. "The caramel was removed from...
  • 50 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Halloween Candies

    10/21/2017 11:10:35 AM PDT · by Trillian · 25 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 18, 2017 | Suzanne Raga
    Its no surprise that candy delights kids and adults alike. We love sweets so much that the average American eats about 22 pounds of candy each year. Whether youre looking to impress your friends or simply brush up on your candy trivia, check out these 50 sweet facts about your favorite candies.
  • Candy maker expanding in Erlanger, will create 70 jobs (Kentucky)

    03/31/2017 7:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | March 31, 2017
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) Perfetti van Melle USA, which produces Airheads, Mentos and other popular candy brands, will expand its manufacturing plant near Erlanger with an $11 million investment, bringing 70 new full-time jobs. The expansion includes improvements to the facility, purchase of new equipment, assembly of the new production lines and the hiring of 70 new employees in 2017, approximately 50 of whom will be Kentucky residents. PVM sales saw double-digit increases across the past four years. The project will support that and future demand by growing the facilitys manufacturing and packaging capacity by nearly 50 percent....
  • Mars To Invest $70 Million In U.S. Manufacturing, Create 250 New Jobs

    03/31/2017 7:25:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vending Market Watch ^ | March 31, 2017
    HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate North America announced today a $70 million reinvestment in its U.S. supply chain, continuing a long-standing commitment to American manufacturing and innovation. This latest investment will add approximately 250 new jobs to sites across the country, ensuring that more than 95 percent of Mars' chocolate products for the U.S. are made here. Mars is dedicated to supporting the U.S. communities in which the company lives and works. This latest pledge builds upon $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing investments over the past five years, which have added more than 1,000 American jobs...
  • Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs (WI)

    03/24/2017 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 23, 2017 | Jason Stein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/23/gummy-bear-maker-haribo-open-kenosha-plant-400-jobs/99538412/
  • Gummy Bear Giant Haribo Is Going to Open Its First U.S. Factory

    03/24/2017 5:10:52 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Reuters
    German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for the factory. Haribo, a model of Germany's successful "Mittelstand" firms which make up the backbone of Europe's largest economy, was founded in 1920. It gave Germany one of its most famous advertising slogans, promising to make kids and adults happy.
  • KitKat Releases New Sushi Set in Japan

    02/01/2017 10:25:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | KATRINA BUTCHER | FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    KitKat has just released images of its wild new sushi sets and its undecided whether to be relieved or upset about the fact theyre only available for a limited time. The bars come in three flavors, which dont taste anything like the varieties of sushi theyre modeled to look like unless you count the seaweed. kitkat-sushi-1 kitkat-sushi-2 kitkat-sushi-3 Theres tuna sushi, which actually tastes like raspberry. The seaweed wrapped sushi omelet is really a pumpkin pudding KitKat. Lastly, the sea urchin sushi is a Hokkaido melon with mascarpone cheese KitKat. All three have a base made of puffed rice...
  • Squirrels Stealing Chocolate Bars Driving Toronto Store Owner Nuts

    01/05/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
    Video shows one rodent waiting for coast to be all clear before pouncing on candy and scurrying away. A group of squirrels is driving the owners of one Toronto convenience store nuts, after the rodents have been caught on video stealing chocolate bars from their east-end shop. I always see them sneaking outside the door, looking in my store, and even right at me! said Paul Kim, owner of Lukes Grocery near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. They come in and take Crunchies, Crispy Crunch, Wonderbar . . . And those who are really bold try to take...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/31/2016 9:46:56 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    My favorite YouTuber, Dale Calder, posted a video today about Hogmanay, which is the Scots word for the last day of the year. He showed how to make Tablet, a fudge-like treat that is traditional for this day and very easy to make. Here is a link to his video, where he also tells some New Year memories from his boyhood in Canada; and also one to Wild-Eyed Southern Celts recipe, which includes a link to making a whiskey-flavored tablet: http://dalecaldersblog.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-tablet-for-hogmanay-stories.htmlhttp://wildeyedsoutherncelt.com/traditional-scottish-tablet/************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...
  • Celebrate Christmas Like a Sicilian With Sweet Treat Torrone

    12/25/2016 11:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2016 | JASPER J. MIRABILE JR
    "Torrone qui, ottenere il vostro mandorle e miele caramelle fresca fatta qui! Its a phrase I often heard at the Capo Market in Palermo, Sicily. Torrone here, get your fresh-made almond and honey candy here!" Ahhh Simple, rectangular, nougat candy prepared with almonds, egg whites, cane sugar and honey, the official candy of Sicily and very popular during the holidays. I remember a few years back, when touring Sicily with our Slow Food Kansas City convivium, stopping in the small town of Erice and visiting the famous candy and pastry home of Maria Grammatico, where I enjoyed perhaps some...
  • UN chief 'shocked' that Hamas praised Tel Aviv attack

    06/08/2016 11:33:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday night condemned the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which four Israelis were murdered. Ban also criticized Hamas for praising the attack. The Secretary-General condemns tonights terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which at least four Israelis were killed by Palestinian assailants and another four injured. He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Israel, said a statement issued on behalf of the UN chiefs spokesperson. The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no justification for terrorism nor for the glorification of those who commit such heinous acts, added...
  • Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Womens Restrooms

    05/23/2016 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Watcher67 · 141 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Heather Clark
    HERSHEY, Pa. A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their gender identity. Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue. We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here, said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is respectful...
  • Flashback: Glenn Beck plans to smuggle in Syrian RAPEfugees

    01/11/2016 6:15:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    mofopolitics.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2016
    As Syrian “rapefugees” show their appreciation to Europe, it’s a good time to remember Glenn Beck plotted to smuggle in tens of thousands of refugees into the United States. (SNIP) " And if they want to say, ‘Now you can’t bring those people in, now you can’t, that’s somehow illegal, we’ll put you in jail’ – I will so gladly grace a jail for the justice cause of saving people’s lives. I don’t need your permission at all to do the right thing! " But what about vetting? Won’t some of the refugees be ISIS and/or sexual predators? Don’t worry,...
  • Pharmacy accidentally gave kids bipolar pills instead of candy

    11/01/2015 12:06:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2015 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>A worker at a Canadian pharmacy accidentally gave out out bipolar medication to trick-or-treaters instead of candy, according to a report.</p> <p>The mix-up unfolded after a woman unknowingly dropped her 17-year-old son’s prescription drugs while on her way out of a Beauport pharmacy.</p>
  • Parent’s sign asks ‘responsible’ neighbors to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins

    10/31/2015 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 31, 2015 | soopermexican
    Oh boy. Thanks to those among us that have a peanut allergy, everyone else has to have a crappy Halloween. That’s what it means to be a sensitive, “responsible” American these days. Here’s the sign asking parents to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins and other boring treats:
  • Terrorists' Families Celebrate, Pass out Candies in Jerusalem

    11/18/2014 4:08:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    The families of cousins Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal in Jerusalem's Jabel Mukabar celebrated wildly on Tuesday, after learning that the two had murdered four Jews and wounded eight others with hatchets, knives and guns in a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood. "We responded with shouts of joy when we received the news about their deaths," Ala'a Abu Jamal said of his cousins to Yedioth Aharonoth. "People here distributed candies to guests who visited us, and there was joy for the martyrs." Trying to justify the horrific attack using the situation on the Temple Mount, where Jews are forbidden...
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • CO company 'CB Scientific' creates kit to test candy for traces of marijuana, THC

    10/26/2014 6:47:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    7 NEWS ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Kristen Skovira
    Trick-or-treating. Its always a little creepy. But now parents have another trick to worry aboutcandy thats been infused with marijuana. Denver police think maybe you should be worried ... "They infuse it by using viscous hash oil. They spray that onto the candy. And once that candy dries there's no way to tell the difference." ... "It's a color reaction test and based on the saturation of the color you will know the potency of TCH and CBD in the products. If it turns pink, any shade of pink, theres THC in the product for sure,"