How to Make Your Goodie Exchange Unique This Holiday Season

Cookie Exchange Ideas

The holidays are full of delicious treats and sweets, and goodie exchanges are a fun way to celebrate with friends and family. All treats typically fall under a specific category, and guests swap treats and recipes during the gathering. This holiday season, it’s time to add a little pizazz to your goodie exchange! Set up… Read more »

Top 5 Wedding Dessert Trends More Delicious Than Cake

Wedding Cupcakes

Congratulations—you’re getting married! Now that you’ve decided to get hitched, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of wedding planning. When it comes to your wedding dessert, there’s no reason to stick only with cake. Here are some of the top trending wedding desserts that will make your wedding the sweetest soirée yet! Buffet… Read more »

What to Do with All of that Leftover Halloween Candy

Kids Trick or Treating

It’s tempting… keeping all of the Halloween candy that your child acquires. The sugary treats are addicting and if it’s in the house, there will be no problem eating the whole haul yourself. However, there are a few reasons to cutback on the Halloween candy. For starters, we’re sure you don’t want your child to… Read more »

How to Celebrate Sweetest Day the Right Way!

Sweetest Day Gift

Yes, there is a holiday for everything, but something about Sweetest Day is particularly… well, sweet! “Valentine’s Day of the fall” Since 1921, this holiday has been celebrated largely in the American Midwest, with at least ten states taking part in the fun. One newspaper called it the “Valentine’s Day of the fall,” which we… Read more »

3 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Trick-or-Treaters This Year

Preparing Your House for Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is fast approaching which means it is time to get your spooky scene ready for trick-or-treaters! Make sure your house is a safe and fun destination for trick-or-treating before October 31st by following these easy tips. Prepare your property When kids are excited, playing with friends and eagerly awaiting their share of candy, the… Read more »

Food for Thought: The 5 Basic Taste Categories

Taste Categories

You’ve probably heard people identify themselves as a sweet or savory person—but did you know there are actually five taste categories? We’ve broken down all five tastes for your consumption: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. Sweet Let’s begin with one of our favorite tastes—sweet! Sweetness signals that there is a presence of sugar in… Read more »

Back to School: 3 Tips for a Successful School Fundraiser

School Fundraiser Tips

Labor Day is behind us, and the fall is ahead. What that means for most students is that school is back in session. Usually, school groups or clubs start off the year strong with a big fundraiser, to help with the school year’s activities. That can come in the form of book drives, lemonade stands,… Read more »

What to Know About the Always a Treat Initiative

Nutritional Facts About Candy

For a long time now, we here at CIMA Confections have made it our mission to provide as much information about our products as possible to our customers; that includes nutrition—for each and every one of our candies, we give our customers the facts: how many calories, how much sugar, and other key bits of… Read more »

Why Do Some People Love Spicy Flavors and Others Can’t Stand Them?

Spicy Flavors in Lollipops

A measure of spiciness, SHU, or Scoville Heat Units, indicate a pepper’s concentration of capsaicin, the chemical responsible for giving peppers their spicy sensation. Currently, the pepper with the highest level of SHU is the Carolina Reaper, ranked as the world’s hottest pepper at an average of 1,641,000 SHU, making it nearly 200 times hotter… Read more »

Five Ways Lollipops are Good for Your Health

Healthy Young Adult Happy Eating a Lollipop

In a time where green juices and happy hour yoga sessions are all the rage, it seems infeasible to imagine a healthy lifestyle that includes candy. But what would you say if we told you that lollipops are actually good for your health? It’s not a dream– here are a few ways lollipops are good… Read more »