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Americans Stay Sweet on Halloween by Embracing Moderation 

06 Oct 2015 - New survey reveals candy continues to be an important part of holiday traditions Washington (Oct. 6, 2015)—The trick to enjoying ...

Candy & Lifestyle

Sarah Jessica loves Goetze’s Caramel Creams

05 Oct 2015 - The October issue of Harper’s Bazaar features perennial cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker. Details inside the magazine (page 136) and ...

Industry | Member

Mars Acquiring Grupo Turin

01 Oct 2015 - McLean, VA — Mars, Inc. has begun the process of acquiring Mexican upmarket chocolate manufacturer Grupo Turin. The deal is ...


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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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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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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.

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