WASHINGTON – The hit streaming series of 2019 is back with two brand new episodes – fun size and ready for binge watching.
The Sweet Life offers viewers a dynamic, inside look at the people and companies that make America’s favorite treats: chocolate, candy, gum and mints. Viewers can experience the magic of confectionery manufacturing through fast-paced tours with the people who know the industry best.
“The Sweet Life streaming series is a creative way for us to highlight the faces and voices of our industry, and tell our classic American manufacturing success story,” John Downs, NCA president and CEO, said. “From the global operators to the small, multigenerational family companies that comprise our industry, we’re excited to bring more of their stories to life for everyone interested in learning more about how their favorite treats are made.”
Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a virtual visit to Elmer Chocolate, known nationally for its heart-shaped boxes of chocolates perfect for the season. Based in Ponchatoula, La., they have built a reputation throughout the southeastern United States for its unique Easter treats, Heavenly Hash® and Gold Brick® Eggs.
You can also peek behind the scenes at Perfetti Van Melle, the maker of Airheads® and Mentos®. See the colorful factory in Erlanger, Ky., where it makes Mentos® gum, Airheads® bites, Airheads® bars, Airheads® Xtremes, Airheads® Xtremes bites and more.
Previous episodes in the series feature Spangler® Candy Company – maker of candy canes, Dum-Dums®, circus peanuts, Necco® Wafers, Sweethearts® and other iconic treats – and The Madelaine Chocolate Company, the multigenerational family company that makes iconic foil-wrapped chocolates for special occasions.
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes the unique role of chocolate, candy, gum and mints in a happy, balanced lifestyle and the companies that make these special treats. Through advocacy and regulatory guidance, communications, industry insights and retail and supply chain engagement, NCA helps foster an environment that enables candy makers to thrive. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 54,000 workers in more than 1,300 manufacturing facilities across the country. Learn more at AlwaysATreat.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.