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
October 9, 1988 |
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.
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.
October 17, 1991 |
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.
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.
October 19, 1989 |
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.
January 22, 1995 |
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.
January 11, 2014 |
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.
October 30, 2013 |
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.
February 28, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - Call it a sweet victory for Big Chocolate. A federal judge ruled Wednesday in favor of the nation's largest candy makers in a price-fixing lawsuit filed by 22 supermarket and drug store chains. U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner found that there was no evidence that Hershey Co., Mars Inc., and Nestle U.S.A. colluded to boost prices on candy bars. The class-action suit, brought by chains including Rite Aid, CVS, Safeway, Giant Eagle, and Food Lion, alleged that the chocolate companies - which control 75 percent of the candy market - knowingly engaged in parallel price increases on single-sale candy bars.