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December 31, 2007
To stop the violence in this country, start at the top. Thou Shall not kill does not have an amendment that says 'except for a state-ordered execution.' Mark Conte Mary Esther, FL You don't have to do drugs to know that candy was intentionally designed to look like crack. I don't hunt, but I know what a gun looks like. Stop acting naive. Get your head out of YOUR crack. Keith Callan Philadelphia
NEWS
October 9, 1988 | Inquirer wire services contributed to this article
Food and Drug Administration tests did not identify as strychnine the powdery substance found on candy dinosaurs, despite earlier reports, but the agency is investigating, an FDA spokesman said yesterday. The powder was found on a piece of candy in a package of Sunkist Fun Fruits and Dinosaurs bought at a Bergen County grocery store. County Prosecutor Larry McClure said Friday that laboratory tests by the state police determined that the powder was strychnine, and he said yesterday that without an explanation for the discrepancy he would "have to rely on the state lab's verification.
NEWS
February 11, 2012
Nello Ferrara, 93, the candy company executive who brought the world Lemonheads and Atomic Fire Balls, died Feb. 3 at his home in the Chicago suburb of River Forest, Ill., surrounded by his family. Mr. Ferrara took over the family business when he became chairman of Ferrara Pan candy. His father founded the company in 1908. His son Salvatore Ferrara said that Mr. Ferrara created the Lemonhead because he claimed his son's head was shaped like a lemon when he was born. The Atomic Fire Ball came after Mr. Ferrara lived in Japan during World War II. Ferrara Pan candy also makes Red Hots and Boston Baked Beans.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 8-year-old girl, dressed in a yellow blouse and green skirt, was nervous when she took the witness stand to testify against a man accused of killing her mother. "Do you want a piece of candy?" Municipal Judge James M. DeLeon asked, stretching his arm toward Sabrina Marvella Metz. "Yes," the girl said with a smile, and took the piece of hard candy. Then, as she squeezed the unwrapped candy, Assistant District Attorney Joseph McGettigan asked about the last time she saw her mother, Sabrina Mack, on July 29. "I heard my mom screaming, and I went to the middle room," the little girl said.
NEWS
February 8, 2013
"True Love. " "Let's Kiss. " "Hug Me. " It's February, and that's NECCO Sweethearts candy time. And time for an upscale do-over. Pastry Chef Thomas Heck of Davio's (111 S. 17th St., 215-563-4810, davios.com) has come up with a homemade Sweethearts recipe in lemon, orange, peppermint and cocoa. All he needs is witty talk with which to decorate the sweets. Tweet your ideas @daviosphilly with the hastag #candyheartsphilly. If yours is selected for Valentine's Day at Davio's, you'll win a $50 gift card to the restaurant.
NEWS
October 19, 1989 | By Peggy Salvatore, Special to The Inquirer
A teenager identifying himself as a member of the Council Rock Hockey Club bilked a 27-year-old Holland woman out of $45, Northampton Township police said. The woman's identity is being withheld by police. She was approached at her home on Durham Place East in the Village Shires development about 4:10 p.m. Sept. 12, police reported. The young man told her he was affiliated with the hockey club and had a project of was selling candy to raise money. She bought both the story and a total of three boxes.
NEWS
January 22, 1995 | By Wendy Beech, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Raymond S. Beck Jr., 75, whose position as a candy connoisseur won him a spot on the popular television program To Tell the Truth, died Friday at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees. He had lived in Southampton. "To Tell the Truth was his claim to fame," said his wife, Peggy. "He really took pride in it. " Mr. Beck was marketing director for Frank H. Fleer's, a bubble-gum company in Philadelphia, when he was selected for the program. "The show was always looking for interesting people and Fleer's thought it would be interesting to submit Ray's application.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER More than 40 pounds of marijuana-laced hard candy - in every color of the rainbow and in sizes ranging from a marble to a small orange - was seized last week from a West Chester University apartment, prosecutors said. The candy, found wrapped in plastic bags for distribution, were intended for college students, not children, Chester County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Carmody said Monday. He said the timing of the bust was likely a coincidence but still was a concern considering its proximity to Halloween.
NEWS
October 27, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Uncle Jim and Anthony Giambri are looking down now, they're smiling. Their Giambri's Quality Sweets in Clementon was just named a New Jersey Family Business of the Year, an award now in its 22d year that is sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank, and New Jersey Monthly. "It's quite an honor," said Dave Giambri, 51, Anthony's son and company president. He was nominated by his son David, 22, a recent Drexel University graduate and the fourth generation in the family business.
NEWS
January 11, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER During a search of a West Chester University apartment in October, officers uncovered hundreds of pieces of marijuana-laced hard candy wrapped in vacuum-sealed bags and stacked underneath a bed, in a duffel bag, and in a closet, according to a police affidavit released Thursday. Robert Callis-Keiser, 25, of Johnstown, then a university student, was arrested Thursday and released on $25,000 bail, said the Chester County District Attorney's Office. Callis-Keiser, officials said, made the candy.
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November 13, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
The judges huddled, speaking in hushed tones and taking notes. Then one raised a potentially disqualifying question. "Was the heart candy used in this cake pop?" demanded Jay Qualls of Nashville, a judge in Popped, a Chopped -style cake-pop competition. The required ingredient was used, a contestant insisted, and was supporting the tail of the tiny, whale-shape confection. "That's what I thought," Qualls nodded, satisfied. Clearly, cake pops were serious business at the Marriott Courtyard in Center City last weekend.
NEWS
November 4, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester County authorities Monday continued to investigate how needles got into candy bars handed out in Kennett Square Halloween night, but said they had received no other reports of tainted treats. A Kennett Square family reported that its 11-year-old daughter had found needles in four Twix bars. After that, another child from the borough said he found a needle in a Snickers bar. On Monday, county investigators interviewed for a second time the mother and daughter of the family who received the Twix bars, according to District Attorney Thomas Hogan.
FOOD
October 30, 2015 | By Grace Dickinson, For The Inquirer
If you prefer to exert your creative brainpower in the kitchen rather than on the costumes on Halloween, we're with you. If you love the nostalgia - and taste - of store-bought candy but hate the guilt from additives you can't pronounce, there's no better time to try making some of your own sweet treats. In fact, it's surprising how easy it can be to recreate your favorite Halloween candy in your own kitchen. If you do much baking, you probably already have most of what you need.
NEWS
October 30, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
Halloween's two days away. Do you know what treats you're giving out? Any clue what your kids are about to consume? The People Paper talked with Philly experts - a doc, dentist, diabetes counselor, healthy-weight educator and a pair of scientists - about how to deal with the unavoidable confectionery onslaught of All Hallows' Eve. Some of their counsel won't surprise you. But most of what they had to say surprised us. Size matters ...
NEWS
October 4, 2015 | By Rick Nichols, For The Inquirer
One evening last month, Jack Lees could be found telling tales of his Casani Candy Co., its roots dating to the Civil War, its most notable customer Milton Hershey, who in 1903 signed up the wholesale distributor to haul his new chocolate bars to every corner of the city. It was days before Lees' 86th birthday, and the occasion of his remarks was a banquet for the 150th anniversary of Casani, still in the candy-jobbing business, still going strong, though not as strong as in the days when Wanamakers and Strawbridges and Spains, the card chain - all gone now - were among its biggest accounts.
NEWS
August 24, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
These days, a simple bracelet fashioned from gold or silver filament will, like, never, ever do. Trendlet It's all about the arm candy, y'all. Our wrists are all fancy with big beads and little beads, birthstones, and evil eyes. Some of us like to add a few whimsical charms - butterflies and hearts - or citified ones like taxicabs or the Liberty Bell. Items representing our favorite personal pastimes, like ballerina tutus and basketballs, are awesome options, too. Basically, the pieces on our wrists are as much adornment as they are talisman.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jackie Chan, it seems, doesn't just play indestructible heroes. He is indestructible. Since he made his film debut in the mid-1970s, the martial-arts superstar has performed some of the most wondrous, stunning, bone-crunching stunts, fights, and action scenes on the screen. Now 61, Chan proves he can still punch with the best of them in Police Story: Lockdown , the sixth entry in the loosely linked Police Story film series that made Chan an international star in the 1980s.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
EASTER. 'Tis the season to buy chocolate. Seems every Philadelphian has a favorite - Bayard's, in Cherry Hill; Lore's, in Center City; Old City's Shane's; Kensington's Blasius. Right about now, such shops have lines around their counters. Question is, which ones are worth the wait - and the splurge? Filling a midsize basket with a few pounds of locally made chocolate can easily set a bunny back $40. In the interest of saving you time and money, the People Paper took on the tough job of taste-testing Easter candy - milk- and dark-chocolate eggs filled with coconut cream, vanilla buttercream or peanut butter.
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February 13, 2015 | By Anna Herman, For The Inquirer
Want to show loved ones that they are worth a little extra effort? Handcrafted cards are nice, but on Valentine's Day, nothing is better than homemade treats. Who wouldn't be wooed by hand-dipped chocolates? Or reminded of fond affections with sugar cookie missives? Homemade confections are as perfect a gift for the teacher who cares for your child as they are for your mom or dad. And you can create an assortment of goodies just the way your sweetheart or friend or firstborn likes them best.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey became part of the majority when a new Senate was sworn in Tuesday, and on Wednesday he gained another sweet taste of power: the right to stock the Senate candy desk. Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, promised a rush of chocolate and other treats from the Keystone State. "The Candy Desk duty is Mounds of responsibility," Toomey said in a news release. "I campaigned for this assignment on the platform of life, liberty, and the pursuit of Peeps, and hope Pennsylvania's treats will sweeten the bitter partisan atmosphere.
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