Strawberry Honeycomb Toffee — The Bang Candy Company — Nashville, Tenn. August 8th, 2016

Bang Candy Company

One candy company is hitting shelves with a bang.

The Bang Candy Company in Nashville, Tenn, has created a twist on traditional pure Belgian chocolate with Strawberry Honeycomb Toffee. Honeycomb toffee is an aerated toffee made with honey. The white, milk and dark chocolate are blended with nuggets of handmade honeycomb toffee and freeze dried strawberries wrapped in colorful foil.

The Bang Candy Company is a specialty candy shop and café located in historic Marathon Village in Nashville.

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DOVE Chocolate Fruit & Nut Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond — Mars, Inc. — McLean, Va. August 1st, 2016

Dove Chocolate

DOVE combines a duo of raspberry flavored cranberries dipped in DOVE Dark Chocolate with honey roasted almonds to create its new DOVE Fruit & Nut chocolate.

The bold flavor combinations of fruit, nuts and honey stand out in the chocolate category and earned a nomination as one of the 2016 Most Innovative New Product Awards by the National Confectioners Association.

Mars, Inc. is an American global manufacturer of confectionery and other food products. For more than 100 years, Mars has practiced the art and science of making products and services with the hopes of bringing consumers what they love.

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Chocolatiers putting focus on healthier ingredients July 21st, 2016

Chocolate with Honey

According to a study from Research and Markets, new brands and private label candy companies will boost the United States chocolate market to $30 billion by 2021. And it is not the big power house companies making the biggest dent, but the smaller artisan and niche companies promoting the health benefits of their products.

For example, Katrina Coravos started Liberty Chocolates in her kitchen with a mission to make an organic chocolate bars for her sons. Today, Liberty Chocolates makes a line of organic bars, including flavors such as maple gingersnap, and peanut butter and honey, which all use honey.

Konstanze Zeller created CocoRau, a line of raw, organic chocolate bites after an illness as an adult left her unable to eat commercial chocolate brands. Made with cacao and local ingredients, Zeller sweetens her power bites with honey, allowing people to eat clean chocolate and enjoy it, too.

Niche chocolatiers see the market for growing clean, organic candy creations and continue to drive the chocolate market to its $30 billion mark.

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