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Are Cocoa Flavanols the Real Fountain of Youth?

20 Nov 2015 - As the weather is turning colder, here are two great reasons to warm up with a cup of cocoa. An ...

Candy & Snack Today | Events | Policy

NCA Hosting GMO Labeling Webinar

12 Nov 2015 - Washington — Experts from NCA and the Vermont Retailers and Grocers Association will discuss GMO labeling initiatives and compliance requirements ...

Candy & Snack Today | Industry | Member

Callebaut Purchases Ghana-Based Cocoa Buyer

09 Nov 2015 - Zurich — Barry Callebaut AG has bought Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Co., Ltd., one of the top private, licensed buying companies ...


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Goetze's Candy Company, Inc

Baltimore, Maryland

Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc., began in 1895 when founder August Goetze bought the Baltimore Chewing Gum Company. His passion for candy led him to focus on developing and perfecting one product, the caramel cream. Goetze’s Caramel Creams were launched in 1918, and the unique confection still delights candy fans today. The company is now led by fifth generation family member Mitchell Goetze and is still based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Mission & Vision


The National Confectioners Association advances, protects and promotes the confectionery industry.


The public understands and appreciates candy’s role in happy, balanced lifestyle.

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The Value of NCA

NCA is committed to advancing, promoting and protecting the confectionery industry. Through advocacy and communications, industry insights, and retailer and supply chain engagement, we are strengthening public understanding and appreciation of candy’s unique role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

NCA works for you in four key areas:

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  • Retail and Supply Chain Engagement