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(continued Sweet Vegan Chocolates from previous column)
Along with quality ingredients and machinery, Young attributes the company’s success to its primary packaging supplier, Sweet Packaging, for beautiful boxes, candy pads and inserts. (Shown above, below) Knowledge of the products as well as suggestions for new items are Sweet Packaging’s strengths, she adds, plus, they are made in the USA.
“We believe in creating a unique look for our brand. Utilizing a standard Sweet Packaging chocolate colored box, we add our own custom ribbons and labels. This helps create our unique brand identity. The design elements of beautiful packaging are one of our core foundations.
“It’s all about the Sweet Vegan experience. “
Where to find Sweet Vegan’s chocolates
Young explains her products can be found in several different retail outlets, including Foodcellar Market Queens, Food Liberation, High Vibe and Fulton Star Market around New York City. Indianapolis boasts Sweet Vegan Chocolates in YATS; and in Connecticut, they can be found at Sweet Beets. Please visit her website and social media for more.
Sweet Vegan Headquarters, 414 W 121 Street, #34 New York NY, 10027
Website: www.sweetvegan.nyc, Social Media: @sweetvegannyc
(continued PMCA News from previous column)
The following students received a course certificate of completion:
Emily Brau, Cargill
Idalee DiGregorio, Dynamic Strategies Catering
Evan Dodd, Haskell
Binu Eapen, AAK USA
Stephen Ganter, Blommer Chocolate Company
Evan Glynn, Lindt & Sprüngli
Bill Hurt, Old Kentucky Chocolates
Will Hurt, Old Kentucky Chocolates
Maya Keller, Gamay Food Ingredients
Sarah Mann, Barry Callebaut
Deb Niessen, Gamay Food Ingredients
Dave Parette, Frankford Candy & Chocolate Company
Tulsi Patel, Symrise
Kinjal Patel, Firmenich Inc.
Betsy Raasch, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Jason Ritchie, RM Palmer Co.
Fida Skayem, Fascia’s Chocolates
Kevin Straub, Creo Chocolate
Heather Young, Mother Murphy’s
Long (Joe) Zou, Bunge Loders Croklaan
(continued NCA's Sweets and Snacks from previous column)
Hershey's exhibit captures the Sweet & Salty! trend.
At Innovation Avenue, Dolce Italian Sweets showcases its niche specialty imports. Candymail's sampling reveals soft-coated, fresh ingredient centers in flavors shown above.
Fruitivity Snacks capitalizes on Unique Flavor! trend using apple chips soaked in 100 percent fruit juice before drying.
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(PMCA Production Conference from previous column)
At the Tuesday night dinner, Walter Vink offered the blessing. Special guests were introduced from visiting associations, including Laura Shumow, of National Confectioners Association and Lacey Hesse, of Retail Confectioners International.
(Above, from left) PMCA Program Committee Chair Judy Cooley, of Global Confection Connections LLC, presents Marie Kelso Memorial Award to Jeffrey Bogusz, Ferrara USA. Bogusz is honored for his 2017 Production Conference Presentation: Panning Equipment - Classic, Belt, Automated and Future State of the Art.
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Dinner speaker Peter Greweling (above, right) of The Culinary Institute of America, inspired the audience with a hands-on presentation, “Chocolate Geodes: Dazzling & Delicious.” Attendees had the chance to perform on stage wearing hard hats to “mine” the confectionery geodes.
Wednesday’s closing day presentations highlighted post-harvest processing, roasting of cocoa beans and conching processes.
Join PMCA for its 73rd Annual Production Conference, April 8-10, 2019.
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(Fruit display continued from previous column)
Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company, and co-lead of the PMCA Hosted sub-committee, presents unusual fruit flavors to taste.
Special Dwarf Meyer Lemon tree highlights list of fruits on display.