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Mello Creme Line Receives American Culinary ChefsBest Award
#FRANKFORT, IN—1/21/05—The results are in and the nation’s Best Tasting Candy Corn and Mello Creme Novelties are Zachary Confections, according to a blind taste test conducted by the American Culinary ChefsBest (ACC). Zachary received the prestigious 2005 ChefsBest Award from the ACC, beating out major national competitors in its respective category.

ACC evaluates thousands of food products every year; only one winner is chosen in a comparable set of competing products. To receive the ChefsBest Award for the best tasting Candy Corn and Mello-Creme Novelties, Zachary had to receive the highest quality score, while meeting specific taste quality standards. In determining Zachary as the winner, the panel considered attributes such as color, sweetness, flavor complexity and texture.

Zachary Confections introduced their Candy Corn in 2002, but it was not an overnight decision. “We spent 2 years researching and developing the process and ingredients,” says George Anichini, Senior Vice President ,“and what we came up with is a state-of-the-art kitchen and depositing system to manufacture this product.” After the success of Candy Corn, other Mello Creme products were introduced. These products are carefully monitored at every stage, from the time they are deposited until they are packaged and leave the factory. George adds, “We make every effort to ensure an overall great piece of candy. This award supports our commitment to bring the best tasting, highest quality products to our consumers.”

Kitchen Manager John Krasowski adds, “The texture is smooth and velvety, which is a direct result of selecting and using only premium ingredients. Our depositing system, along with exacting attention to detail allows our Candy Corn to achieve uniform size and color.”

Zachary Confections offers their delicious line of mello creme products for every season/holiday. All products come in bright, attractive packaging and are available in bags, tubs, and in bulk.

About Zachary Confections

Manufacturing quality confections has been a Zachary family tradition for over 50 years. Headquartered in Frankfort, Indiana, Zachary Confections has consistently received awards from the American Institute of Baking (AIB) for excellence in cleanliness and safety procedures. Learn more about Zachary Confections and their product line by visiting www.zacharyconfections.com.

About American Culinary ChefsBest™

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., ACC’s mission is to help consumers find the best tasting products in America in popular food and food-related categories. They provide information for consumers to make the best choice for food products based on taste. Through rigorous judging procedures using taste and sensory-certified chefs, ACC determines the best tasting food products among the nationally distributed competitors. Manufacturers do not pay to be judged, and after the judging process is completed, the winner is qualified to use the ACC’s ChefsBest? Award. The ChefsBest? Award, with the familiar double gold medallion with the three chefs-head profile, can be found on more than 1250 products in the grocery store, which equals 1.5 billion individual packages. For more information on ACC and their awards please visit www.chefsbest.org