Wednesday, January 20, 2010

NECCO's 'new' back-to-its-roots candy is a treat

Candy manufacturers are moving enmasse to offshore locations due to high sugar prices. Check the label of your sweets to verify this. Just more American jobs lost to the Corn Lobby. Anyhow, this is news of one my childhood favorites. Necco makes much of the Valentine candy we buy this time of year, so I threw this in.

NECCO has gone back to its famous wafer's 163-year-old roots by making the candy naturally flavored. At the same time, it expanded on the original chocolate flavor with a new chocolate variety roll containing Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate and Mocha-flavored discs.

The company replaced the artificial flavors and colors with ones from beets, cabbage and cocoa powder, to name a few. In addition, NECCO removed the high-fructose corn syrup — controversial because of health and political issues, which is why companies are beginning to remove it from their products.

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