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In candy business, not all is sweet

Jan 16, 2020 - Tampa Bay Times

Companies want to change a system of government price supports for U.S.-made sugar products. The average family of four spends an extra $50 per year because of the price supports. To Chicago's E.J. Brach and Sons candy company, the sugar for their starlight mints, chocolate-covered peanuts and Milk-Maid caramels is just too American.

And when it comes to sugar, buying American is expensive.

The government's price support program forces Brach's _ like virtually all sugar users i...