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 »

Customers to Decide on Oreo Creation Contest Winner

The long awaited day is finally here! Oreo is finally rolling out its three finalists from the #MyOreoCreation Contest to decide on the winning flavor. The contest started back in June of 2017, when Oreo handed the reigns over to its fans. The company was flooded with submissions for the new limited-edition Oreo flavor, admitting… Read more »

Understanding the Difference Between Snack and Treat

Muffins and Cupcakes

It’s 3 p.m., and your belly is starting to rumble. You need something to get you through the afternoon. What will it be, a snack or a treat? “Wait,” you might say. Aren’t those the same thing? Well, not exactly. Read on to learn the difference between a snack and a treat! A snack is… Read more »

Three Fundraising Ideas for Your Baseball Team

How to Raise Money for Your Baseball Team

With sunny days ahead of us, it’s officially baseball season! This also marks the time of year that many travel and house leagues are looking for new ways to raise money. Here are our top three favorite fundraising ideas for you to try this season! Plan a restaurant night Many local restaurants offer a program… Read more »

The Yummy Lix Lollipop Flavors of Spring

Yummy Lix Lollipops Flavors of Spring

Are you planning a fundraiser this spring? While there are obviously many products you could sell, one of the most effective things you can sell quickly and cleverly are lollipops. Specifically, Yummy Lix Gourmet Lollipops will prove to be an excellent choice for those looking to leave a lasting impression in their fundraising efforts. The… Read more »

Yummy Lix Lollipops Perfect for Tailgating Parties

Lollipops Perfect for Tailgating Parties

Everyone loves a good tailgate. There’s nothing like enjoying some food and drink before a sports game with loved ones, as you all get ready to see the big event. It’s seriously half the fun. But there’s one thing that really could take your tailgate to the next level (and your friends will thank you… Read more »