Confectionery Roundup: A 16-year-old entrepreneur of freeze-dried candy; IHOP takes Thin Mints to another level; and Oreo Candy Canes are real and they're here

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LOS ANGELES , March 2, 2024 () –

The latest in what's going on in the world of confectionery:

Candy + science = thriving freeze-dried candy business

A 16-year-old entrepreneur from Kentucky is combining her love of candy and science into a viral business. 

Aubrie Sink is currently running Freezin’ with Aubrie, which sells freeze-dried candy in Florence, Kentucky, and has over 25,000 TikTok followers. Sink, whose mother and other staffers help run the store when she’s in school, has freeze-dried over 100 items and has partnerships with multiple amusement parks.

“I would see freeze-dried candy on TikTok and was like, ‘My gosh, that’s so cool,’” Sink said. 

And with that, a thriving business was born.

The primary source of this information is Spectrum News.

Thin Mints and pancakes: Together at last!

OK so technically speaking, this news should really be part of Industry Intelligence's upcoming Breakfast Roundup. But in fairness, how can anyone wait to share the news that IHOP has come out with new Thin Mints Pancakes?

Available through March 31 as part of its Pancake of the Month program, Thin Mint Pancakes include four green buttermilk pancakes topped with creamy cheesecake mousse, Girl Scout Thin Mints pieces and whipped cream. The special pancakes come as a full stack, side, or as part of a pancake combo.

Full stack, please!

The primary source of this information is USA Today.

Whose that kid with the Oreo...candy cane?

Oreo Candy Canes.

Yes, they exist.

And yes, they're available now.

Do you really need to know anything else?

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