It might be a new year, but it’s the same old story.
Big Candy is complaining about no-cost sugar policy causing them financial hardship while they are simultaneously (albeit quietly) celebrating financial success. Consider these headlines from just the past couple of weeks:
And such success is not a short-lived, recent phenomenon either. FoxNews.com just published a profile on the oldest food companies in America, and guess who took top billing? A confectioner.
Interestingly, that’s just slightly older than essential elements of U.S. sugar policy, which date all the way back to the first year of George Washington’s presidency. These policies didn’t hurt Big Candy in the 18th Century, and they are clearly not hurting Big Candy in the 21st Century.
Perhaps confectioners will make truth telling one of their New Year’s resolutions. After all, they have a great story to share, and U.S. sugar farmers are proud to be part of it.
We’ve even been keeping a running tab of Big Candy’s good news in recent years to make it easier. That list was started in late 2013, and it already contains more than 150 entries.