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Brand Castle Acquires Aspen Mulling Co.

August 4, 2014, (Specialty Food Association) Brand Castle, manufacturer of interactive baking kits, announced last week its acquisition of Aspen Mulling Company, the creator of mulling spices for ciders, specialty drinks like eggnog, and baking mixes. Aspen MullingThe acquisition is part of Brand Castle’s diversification and expansion plan. The company plans to retain the Aspen Mulling Company products, grow the product line, and cross-promote its own mixes to existing Aspen Mulling Company customers.

Specialty food business Brand Castle mixes up a hit product

November 18, 2014, (Drug Store News) BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Brand Castle, a supplier of interactive baking kits, is offering families three new ways to make the holidays a bit sweeter this year with the introduction of cookie kits. The kits include: In The Mix Ninjabread Cookie Kit; In The Mix Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit; and In The Mix Star of David Dipped Sugar Cookie Kit.

What’s Hot! What’s New! Report from the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC

July 1, 2014, (Bakepedia) The Summer Fancy Food Show is the premier specialty food trade show in the country. Every year about 2,400 vendors from 80 countries present over 180,000 products and they converge with thousands of attendees at the Jacob Javitts Center in NYC and basically eat and drink all day and talk about eating and drinking all day. Sounds great, right? And it is, in terms of learning about all the newest and best food items, but let me tell you my feet and stomach are having a recovery day today.

Ugly Sweaters = Big Business: Tacky Holiday Threads No Longer Niche

December 2, 2014, (The Coca-Cola Company®) Those bauble-covered woolen pullovers, long a staple of Yuletide cookie exchanges and family gatherings, have evolved in the last decade into a global phenomenon that has inspired all sorts of creative variations. Now you can not only wear a striped reindeer cable knit or pom pom-embellished Ho! Ho! Ho! sweater, you can also play ugly sweater card games, bake ugly sweater cookies, decorate trees with ugly sweater ornaments, and even buy a matching ugly sweater vest for your dog.