This past May, Hebert Candies sent a team to the Sweets & Snacks Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago for the 4th year in a row. This 19 year old show is hosted by the National Confectioners Association and this year held more than 720 companies and 16,000 industry professionals from nearly 90 countries.
No one knows exactly how or when fudge was first invented, but culinary legend says it was likely produced by accident in the United States sometime in the nineteenth century.
The main ingredients are sugar, butter, and milk. Here at the Hebert Candy Mansion we still make it the old fashioned way; by hand in small batches in our copper kettles. We love fudge, so we’ve decided to put together some fun facts about it for you to enjoy.
Recently, many health magazines have been touting that chocolate, in contained quantities, can actually be good for you. Or that eating a small dessert (like chocolate) at every meal can help you loose weight, and keep your sugar cravings at bay.
So we decided to do a little digging, and we've put together these 10 reasons why we think chocolate is good for you. Enjoy!
We want to say a big congratulation to Joshua & Jessica Hebert on their marriage and to Maddie and Paul on their engagement.
Although Joshua and Jessica are no relation, they sent us the note from one Hebert to another.
Since 1917 The Hebert Candy Mansion has seen it all. With are old world elegant...
We all know the Easter Bunny as that little guy who comes early in the morning on Easter Sunday to bring baskets filled with chocolates and candy to good little boys and girls.
The bunny was chosen as the icon because the rabbit is known for its fertility and is, therefore, the symbol of “new life.”
Although no one knows for sure exactly what the Easter Rabbit’s origins are,
Some of my best Valentine’s Day memories are from my childhood.
For at least two weeks before THE BIG DAY, all of us kids would get together and spend hours cutting heart shapes, making those paper doilies, and writing notes and cards. Of course, they weren’t addressed to anyone in particular, since it assured that every kid would get a card—no one was to be left out.
You’d think Healthy Brownie would be a contradiction in terms, but, yes, Virginia, there really is such a thing.
Just use ingredients like spinach or other greens, zucchini or black beans. You can also add pumpkin; just be sure to use 100% pure canned pumpkin and not the pie filling, which is probably loaded with sugar. Pumpkin, by the way, is also a super food.
Then make some easy swaps, such as coconut oil instead of butter, or a ...
Everyone thinks a lot about gratitude during the Thanksgiving-New Year holiday season. It’s time to review, refresh and make new goals. Why are you grateful? We’ll start!
We’re grateful for:
1. Chocolate: Well, you knew we’d say that didn’t you? We have some of the finest candies, pops and more….which leads us to….
2. Studies that say chocolate is good for you: That needs no explanation, right?
Fun Fact: White chocolate was introduced to the U.S. by Hebert Candies founder, Frederick Hebert in 1956 after tasting the “white coat” candies in Europe. So he commissioned confectioner August Merckens to create a recipe. Mr. Hebert brought it to his Springfield, MA., where it enjoyed an immediate success.
Fun Fact: White chocolate has less caffeine than milk or dark chocolate and that’s because cocoa butter,...
The holidays, they are a-coming!
Thanksgiving’s just around the corner and, chances are, you’re already thinking about your table setting.
Short on time and money? Don’t fret, because with a little ingenuity, know-how and money—and almost no time—you can create a table that will surprise and delight your guests.
Autumn is a great time--especially if you live in Massachusetts-- what with the colorful foliage and crisp blue skies.
Many mourn the ending of those lazy, hazy days of summer; in fact, one person said, when talking about the return to standard time, “I’d gladly forfeit that extra hour of sleep for more sunlight.”
Here’s the good news-- you CAN keep summer alive, even when the temperatures dip into the 20s.
Some say it’s the food of the gods, but others say it’s the fare of devils.
One thing is clear, though—more and more studies are showing that chocolate and its main ingredient, cacao, is packed with vitamins and is thought to lower blood pressure, increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and ultimately contribute to a healthy heart. …as long as it’s dark and contains at least 60 percent cacao. In fact, a dark chocolate bar can have as many antioxidants...
By Anna (5 years old), as explained to her Mommy
The Chocolate Easter Bunny is the very best part of my Easter Basket because it’s from the Easter Bunny. And it’s chocolate. If you could make a chocolate shape of yourself and give it to someone, then that would be the very best thing you could give them.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping Down the Bunny Trail Hippity Hoppin’,
Easter’s on its way
Bringin' every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter bright and gay
Gene Autry said it best: Easter’s on its way! And Hebert has everything you need to fill your good girls’ and boys’ Easter Baskets with joy!
Eggs are a traditional symbol of fertility, spring and rebirth. In earliest tradition, bird eggs were painted in pastels or festive colors to celebrate Easter. Modern Easter eggs have taken a turn towards the confectionery. The favorite, of course, is chocolate. Chocolate Easter eggs are hidden on most every egg hunt for the lucky finder’s enjoyment and are a staple in every Easter basket worth its salt (or shall we say, sugar).
Sweetness attracts more business than bitterness, and with that logic, The Sweets and Snacks Expo was of course packed with the snacking and sweets industry’s top leaders. Easily the snack and confectionery industry’s most anticipated event, we enjoyed being able to mingle with the industry’s top tastes.
We hope that you were able to catch us at the Expo. It was from May 21- 23 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Hebert enjoys answering the calls of their consumer’s sweet tooth and finding new and innovative ways to keep their sweet treats at their finest.