February 23, 2012 |
Nine-year-old Savannah Hardin is dead because she wanted a chocolate bar. The Alabama girl's stepmother and grandmother found out that she'd eaten the candy without permission, according to police, and punished her by making her run for three hours while they looked on. The third-grader suffered seizures and died. Hours after being arrested in connection with the girl's death, the stepmother gave birth. She remains under guard at an Alabama hospital. The Associated Press is reporting that prosecutors may seek the death penalty.
February 16, 2012 |
Those king-size Mars and Snickers bars in vending machines are about to shrink to a more princely size. By the end of 2013, confectionery giant Mars Inc. will sell only chocolate bars that are 250 calories or less, according to NPR . A full king-size Snickers bar contains more than 500 calories, according to Mars' website . But many of Mars' other chocolate confections, including king-size 3 Musketeers and Milky Way bars already clock...
January 13, 2012 |
British confectioner Cadbury unveiled its latest candy bar on social network Google+ . "Remember this moment: the first time Cadbury revealed a new product on Google+," the candy maker wrote on its page. "The delicious new Dairy Milk Bubbly, available with milk or white bubbles, will be the first of many we hope!" Cadbury, which is owned by Kraft Foods Inc., didn't specify whether it meant more product announcements on Google+ or just more sweet inventions that look like chocolate bubbles stuck together.
December 12, 2011 |
It's never too early to make New Year's Eve reservations in Las Vegas . Central (pronounced sen- TRAL ), the Michel Richard restaurant at Caesars Palace , is throwing two parties -- one indoors, one outdoors -- to celebrate 2012. The deal: Richard, who opened Central in Caesars in September, has landmark restaurants in Washington, D.C., and Virginia. On New Year's Eve, the restaurant will throw a small outdoor party for $201.20 per person for about 100 to 120 lucky guests who get to see fireworks over the Strip.
July 11, 2011 |
Nestle, the world's largest food company, is paying $1.7 billion for a 60% stake in candy maker Hsu Fu Chi International Ltd. to move deeper into fast-growing markets in China. Nestle's biggest deal in China will take it closer to its target of 45% of sales from emerging markets in about 10 years, and analysts said Monday that securing growth opportunities in China was worth a relatively high price. "It is certainly not cheap, but that is the price you have to pay to get access to this high-growth market," Vontobel analyst Jean-Philippe Bertschy said.
April 18, 2010 |
The TV commercial for an insurance company — the one in which a gecko is seen putting a dollar bill that's bigger than it is into a vending machine for a bag of chips — is certainly memorable. But it's also implausible. Anyone who truly knows the little lizards realizes they'll take a sweet treat over a salty one (like chips) every time. Just ask Bob and Pam Cooper. The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua-Kona (Big Island) offers tours Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults.