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  • Local florists prepare for busy Valentine's Day Play Video

    February 12, 2017 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's that time of year again and local florists are keeping busy with Valentine's Day right around the corner. "I know we've done over 300 red roses themselves," florist Angela Longstreet said. The classic red rose takes the top spot in popularity for another year.... more »
  • Survey says Louisiana's favorite Halloween candy is...

    October 31, 2016 11:51 AM

    Louisiana's favorite Halloween candy is Swedish Fish, according to a survey that looked at Halloween candy preferences by state. Influenster.com , a retail review web site, surveyed more than 40,000 web site users to find out which Halloween candies are the most popular in each state. The candy... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office to host 'Boo and the Badge'

    October 26, 2016 1:17 PM

    ST AMANT – The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s office is teaming up with St. Amant Middle School and local firefighters to host “Boo and the Badge” Monday, Oct. 31. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at St. Amant Middle School at 44317... more »
  • Police find heroin mill behind NYC candy shop's secret door

    June 24, 2016 12:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say they have uncovered a massive heroin-selling operation behind a secret door that was disguised as a shelf at a New York City candy shop. Police say State Finance Department officers discovered the door at the Gates Candy & Grocery store in Brooklyn on Wednesday during... more »
  • AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science

    June 2, 2016 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK - It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't. Less startling was how it came about. The paper, it turns out, was funded by a trade association representing the makers of Butterfingers, Hershey and Skittles. And its... more »
  • How do they make those Gold Brick Eggs? Play Video

    March 25, 2016 6:16 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Just in time for Easter, relive the exclusive tour inside Elmer Chocolate in Tangipahoa Parish. In 2013, WBRZ got a rare opportunity to go inside the facility in downtown where candy is made and shipped. Outside of Valentine’s Day, candy for Easter is a huge seller for... more »
  • Report of needle in Halloween candy was a hoax, police say

    November 5, 2015 5:20 PM

    SALISBURY, Md. - Police say a teenager who reported finding a sewing needle in some candy he received while trick-or-treating has admitted his claim was a hoax. Officers in Salisbury said Thursday that the 15-year-old recanted his statement that he found the needle Sunday in a piece of Twizzlers... more »
  • Report of Halloween candy with 'needle-type' object probed

    November 1, 2015 2:52 PM

    KENNETT SQUARE - Police say needle-like objects have reportedly been found in candy handed out to trick-or-treaters in a Philadelphia suburb. The Kennett Square police department says a "needle-type item" was found inside wrapped candy bars given to five different children on Halloween night. They're urging parents to check all... more »
  • BR Halloween Parade moves start time to 9:30 a.m.

    October 30, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade start time has been moved up due to weekend weather concerns. The parade will now begin at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. Festival organizers met with local weather experts, BRPD and the mayor's office before making the final decision to move the... more »
  • Hershey's doubling size of Kisses with new hazelnut product

    October 20, 2015 5:26 PM

    HERSHEY, Pa. - Pennsylvania's most iconic chocolate maker is doubling-down on one of its most popular treats. The Hershey Company on Tuesday announced it's bringing Hershey Kisses Deluxe to the United States. The new Kisses will go on sale starting Nov. 5. They will be twice the size... more »
  • Colorado may ban 'candy' name on marijuana treats

    August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

    DENVER - Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign. The state is finalizing work on new rules for the appearance of edible marijuana. A draft of those rules released Tuesday would require each piece of edible marijuana to be marked in the shape... more »
  • Trick or treating safety tips with La. State Police Play Video

    October 28, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Costumes and candy make Halloween fun, but it can also be a dangerous holiday. Children are four times more likely to be involved in deadly pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other holiday. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited Halloween Express this morning with tips from Louisiana... more »
  • Sweet tooth leads to prison

    May 27, 2014 7:09 PM

    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA- A self-declared chocolate addict who admits stealing two boxes of candy bars got a stiff sentence for being a candy junkie. Luis Augusto Mora got five months in one of Colombia's harshest prisons and the candy bars were worth just $8. The hard time caught the... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Golden Ticket' tour of area chocolate factory Play Video

    February 11, 2013 10:37 PM

    PONCHATOULA- WBRZ News 2 got the "Golden Ticket" to go inside the Elmer's Chocolate factory in Tangipahoa Parish. The family business has been making treats since 1855. "You can't make it any better... It's as good as it is gonna get," said Lucy Prine, who works for the... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 Play Video

    February 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 - People are going red in February for heart month, to make sure you stay heart healthy and know the signs of heart disease. There are "Go Red" events all over the country, including in... more »
  • Rules would make school snacks healthier

    February 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus. Under the new rules proposed Friday by the Department of Agriculture, school vending... more »

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