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Genesee Candy Land Adds Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookie to Popular Lineup

Genesee Candy Land, an experienced wholesale manufacturer of specialty snacks, today announced the addition of a fourth cookie to its popular line of decadent jumbo cookies. The new cookie is a chocolate chip cookie with Applewood- smoked bacon bits mixed into the dough.

Starting with locally-sourced chocolate chip cookie dough with bacon bits mixed in, the cookie is then dipped in dark chocolate to coat the back of the cookie. The result is a savory yet decadent treat. In honor of the upcoming National Bacon Day on December 30, 2017, the new cookie is now available at convenience store retailers and online.

Founded in 1997, the purpose of this unofficial holiday is to celebrate that tasty morsel of cured pork belly that is commonly known today as bacon. It’s a great day to enjoy bacon as a snack, with one of your meals for that day or even incorporate it into a tasty dessert. Giving and receiving gifts of bacon is also recommended.  After all, everything goes better with bacon. Celebrants are encouraged to use the hashtag #BaconDay to post reflections on social media.

Genesee Candy Land owner Lorri Alden agrees with this sentiment, “Our signature chocolate-covered bacon has been very successful – customers consistently request it, so we’re confident that this new cookie will be popular as well. We take great pride in our ability to provide the highest quality products containing pre-cooked bacon that is shelf stable. It’s a unique process that ensures a long shelf life.”

Dates Announced for 2018 Slow Food Events

Slow Food International has announced three dates for 2018 events. All three events are free and open to the public, with focused sessions for leaders and select ticketed events.

Terra Madre Nordic Countries will hold its inaugural event April 27-29 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event will gather Slow Food from Denmark to Greenland, from Norway to the indigenous Sami people.

Slow Food Nations will be held in Denver, Colorado, from July 13-15, 2018. The full schedule, including a leaders summit, will be available in the spring at

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will be held Sept 20-24, 2018 in Turin, Italy. This world meeting of food communities is one of the world’s most important events dedicated to artisan and small-scale food producers, as well as an international forum of exchange.

New Trade Show Focuses on Better-For-You Food

The new SmartFood Expo™ is launching June 25-27 in the South Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place. Co-located with United FreshMKT Expo, the B2B event is focused entirely on better-for-you food, across all food and beverage categories. This new event will deliver to retailers and foodservice professionals exciting and exclusive access to new healthy trends in food and beverage.

For more information, or to reserve booth space, contact Nina Sader, SmartFood Expo Manager at 202.303.3401.

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