WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Candy Shop In Minnesota George Widman of Widman Candy Shop has been the confection king in Crookston for nearly 40 years. With every Best of Minnesota story, we like the winners to acknowledge being voted "the best" on camera. But being typical Minnesotans, boasting proved to be difficult.
Create Your Own Chocolate Treats For Valentine's DayValentine's Day is just around the corner. And what better to get your loved one on this special day that hand-dipped chocolates and candies? WCCO's Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus decided to do just that!
Health Officials Link Calif. Apple Packer To Listeria DeathsStrains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said. The illnesses and deaths have been linked to consumption of caramel apples. Health officials warned consumers in December to avoid all prepackaged caramel apples after the deaths and illnesses in 11 states were reported.
Finding Minnesota: Oprah’s Nod Means Big Business For Candy CompanyIn one of Minnesota's smallest towns is a small company that's suddenly getting huge amounts of attention -- after a close encounter with one of the world's most famous people. Annie B's Candy Company in Kellogg, population 456, has been turning out small batches of buttery caramels for decades.Justin and Amanda Henke have owned the operation for about two years.
Oprah Loves These Minnesota-Made CaramelsOprah tasted, tested, sniffed, touched, and more -- how else would she discover her favorite things? This year, her list of items includes a treat from a Minnesota candy company.
Halloween: A Dentist's NightmareAs those little ghosts and goblins go door to door for tricks and treats, there's one horrifying thing to look out for: cavities. Dr. Jim Nickman with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry knows the dentist can be scary, but he also knows kids love candy.
Good Question: How Much Halloween Candy Should Kids Eat?We know two bad things about candy for sure: it's basically sugar, which causes tooth decay, and its empty calories can lead to obesity. But really, how bad is it for kids to chow down on their bounty of Halloween candy? Deb Sheats is the director of the dietetic program at St. Catherine's University.
Tips For Keeping Healthy This HalloweenHalloween is the biggest holiday for candy sales, and National Confectioners Association expects candy sales to top more than $2.5 billion dollars.
Finding Minnesota: The Candy In Kandiyohi CountyAs we travel around Minnesota, it's nice to find some sweet little surprises. For example, you could say <a href="http://mrbchocolates.com/" target="_blank">Mr. B Chocolates in Willmar</a> puts the “candy” in Kandiyohi County.
Governor's Mansion Is Halloween DestinationSt. Paul's Summit Avenue will definitely be in the Halloween spirit Thursday evening during the annual candy giveaway at the Governor’s Mansion. Gov. Mark Dayton will not be there, but volunteers will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Kids decked out in costume can get bite-sized Pearson's Salted Nut Rolls or a mini pumpkin to take home. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday night at 1006 Summit Ave.
Doctor: How To Address Obesity & Halloween CandyHalloween is on Thursday, and while many of us are stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, a woman in Fargo is planning to hand out a controversial letter.
N.D. Woman To Give 'Obese' Kids Advice, Not Halloween CandyA Fargo, N.D. woman is at the center of controversy after vowing to hand not Halloween candy but instead letters to children she deems "overweight," warning them about their health.