Before your regularly scheduled candy review, a plug for my personal life. Today, I will be conducting the Yale Precision Marching Band LIVE! on ESPN’s First Talk. We’re scheduled to go on at 10 AM EST (note time change from original posting) for a quick performance of our fight song. First Talk airs on ESPN2 and ESPN HD live from 10AM-Noon, EST, and the day’s episode is then rerun from Noon-2PM EST. We’re also shooting a bit of a “This is Sportscenter” commercial today, which should air sometime in the future. Hope you get the chance to tune in! And now back to candy.
I get NY Times emails for breaking news, like when election results are posted, when famous people die, when big business things happen, etc. Here’s one I got at 3AM Sunday night/Monday morning:
Subject: News Alert: Candy Maker Reported Near Deal for Chewing Gum Giant
Candy Maker Reported Near Deal for Chewing Gum Giant
Mars, the makers of M&M’s, was near a deal last night to
acquire the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, the chewing gum concern,
for more than $22 billion, people involved in the talks said.
The transaction would create a confectionery behemoth and
could pressure rivals into a cascade of other mergers.
Candy can make headline news too!