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Candy’s Fair in Love and War

The time of year has come to don the poppy and bow our heads in silence as we remember the incredible sacrifice made by those who have fought for our freedom during the bitter wars of recent history. We remember our ancestors and the heroes of our time alike for their courage, strength, and resilience. But as we reflect and learn about the great conflicts of our world, let us take a moment’s break to look at the role confectionary has had to play during the two World Wars. Indeed, confectioners of the homeland have ever been on hand to provide our troops with a much desired sugar fix. At the beginning of World War One, a soldier’s daily ration...

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Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why this is the season That candy should be forgot!   Halloween has been and gone, and that probably means you’re all tuckered out from gorging on unholy amounts of chocolate, sweets, and other confectionary goodness. But alas, the time of the sweet-tooth is not quite over, for we have another little holiday coming up, and it too wants to satisfy all our sugary needs. Yes, Bonfire Night may be an annual celebration of failed treason, but really it’s just another excuse to eat yummy food. The essential ingredient to a successful Bonfire Night is of course Bonfire Toffee. Dating back hundreds of years, these little...

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