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.
October 27, 2014 |
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.
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.
October 19, 2001 |
It all seemed so odd and mysterious: A buyer walks into a Sam's Club in Delran, buys more than $9,000 worth of candy bars, then returns them the same day. In a time of anthrax scares and terrorist fears, customers and residents called police late last week. After inspections were conducted last Friday, Burlington County health officials said the packages of candy - among them Twix, Skittles and Three Musketeers - were safe to be placed back on the shelf and resold. Linda Friedman, the candy buyer for Joseph Friedman & Sons who returned the items on Oct. 10, said the Pennsauken company buys candy, cigarettes and tobacco in bulk at places such as Sam's Club and resells them to gas stations and convenience stores.