Dum Dums v. Charms: Lollipop makers tell each other to suck it in new packaging lawsuit

You might think working for a lollipop company is a lot of sunshine and rainbows and, well, lollipops. But it can be cutthroat, friends, especially when one lollipop maker tries to encroach on another lollipop maker’s turf. Such is the case in a recent lawsuit Spangler Candy Company—maker of Dum Dums lollipops—filed…

People are freaking out about the possible demise of Necco wafers

We find it hard to believe that Necco wafers are anyone’s favorite candy: the disc-shaped, chalky-textured “treat” we most remember for being touted in the ’80s as a possible toll booth substitute if you were out of change. But a surprise announcement from the Necco CEO that the company’s factory was going under has…

The A.V. Club takes its annual trip to the Sweets & Snacks Expo

Every year, a group of A.V. Club writers descends on the Sweets & Snacks Expo, ready to perform some powerhouse journalism. The trade show—put together by the National Confectioners Association—gathers candy- and snack-makers big and small, assembling them in a giant convention hall, where they battle it out for snack…