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Candy can be eaten throughout the year, but there are issues with some candy when the weather gets warmer. In this episode, we discuss what makes a candy summer-safe and share our favorites.

Links to the products we talk about can be found at candyology101.com/42/.

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Direct download: Candyology_101_42.mp3
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Mango is the hot flavor this summer. In this episode we talk about our favorite mango candy and discuss what other flavors go with the tropical fruit.

Links to products we talk about during the episode are available at candyology101.com/41/.

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Direct download: Candyology_101_41.mp3
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In the last episode we talked about new products at the 2016 Sweet & Snacks Expo. In this episode we discuss some of the trends we noticed at the trade show.

Links to many of the products we talk about are available at candyology101.com/40/.

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Direct download: Candyology_101_40.mp3
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Every May, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is held in Chicago. It's America's largest confectionery trade show. Hundreds of companies from around the country display their goodies for retailers and the press. In this episode, we talk about the most interesting products showcased during this year's expo.

Links to most of the products we discuss are available at candyology.com/39/.

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Direct download: Candyology_101_39.mp3
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The first Now and Later bar was produced in 1962. Its name was meant to suggest to customers that they eat some of the taffy squares right away and save the rest for another time. In this episode, we share our thoughts about the fruity chewy candy.

Show notes are available at www.candyology101.com/38/.

Also, if you want to listen to more food-related podcasts, check out our sister shows -- The Nosh Show and Let's Talk TJ's.

Direct download: Candyology_101_38.mp3
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The Lemonhead is a classic sweet and sour candy. The Ferrara Candy Company has been making it for over 50 years. In this episode, we share our thoughts about the lemon candy with a hard candy core in a soft shell and its fruity siblings.

Show notes are available at www.candyology101.com/37/.

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Direct download: Candyology_101_37.mp3
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The Kit Kat has been giving breaks for over 80 years. In this episode learn why it's produced by Hershey's in the U.S. and Nestle everywhere else in the world, find out if there's a difference between the two, discover what Kit Kat eating technique drives Cybele and Maria crazy, and much more.

Show notes are available at www.candyology.com/36/.

Also, if you want to listen to more food-related podcasts, check out our sister shows, The Nosh Show and Let's Talk TJ's.

Direct download: Candyology_101_36.mp3
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Hershey's Whatchamacallit isn't as popular as other Hershey's candy bars, but it's been around for almost 40 years. In this episode we talk about its history, advertising, packaging, and its cousin, the Thingamajig. Show notes are available at www.candyology101.com/35/.

Music: Royalty Free Music from Bensound

Direct download: Candyology_101_35.mp3
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Mike and Ike are ubiquitous, dependable, and come in a surprisingly wide variety of flavor mixes. We talk about the many varieties and our love for these little chewy candies. Show notes for the episode are available at www.candyology101.com/34/.

Direct download: Candyology_101_34.mp3
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In this episode, we debate which is better, Snickers or Milky Way?

Show notes are available below (if your podcast app allows it) or at www.candyology101.com/33/.

What We're Sweet On(starts at 00:20)

Snickers vs Milky Way Intro (starts at 03:44)

Names (starts at 05:03)

Elements (starts at 9:12)

Sizes (starts at 13:06)

Popularity (starts at 17:25)

Sales of the leading 10 snack size chocolate candy brands in the U.S. (2015)

Advertising (starts at 19:31)

Snickers Advertising 1986 - Satisfies You

Snickers Advertising 2010 - You're Not You When You're Hungry

Milky Way Advertising: 1970s - At Work, Rest & Play

Milky Way Advertising 2015 - Sorry, I Was Eating a Milky Way

Brand Extensions(starts at 32:55)

Conclusion (starts at 45:22)

Thanks for listening!

Music: Royalty Free Music from Bensound

Direct download: Candyology_101_33.mp3
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