WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Newport Beach, Calif.-based candy maker LeafBrands, seller of the sandwich cookie Hydrox, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to step in to investigate alleged anti-competitive pressure from competitor Mondelez International, maker of Oreo cookies. Leaf Brands, through the firm MoginRubin LLP, has asked the FTC toMORE HERE

CHICAGO – Chuckles is a simple pectin-based jelly candy with sugar coating, sold in candy bar form. Echoing old Turkish jelly candies, it was an innovation for its ability not to get sticky. The candies are sold in groups of five; the classic flavors are (from left) cherry, lemon, licorice,MORE HERE

There are so many great old soda brands that are no longer around. One of the more clever, graphic wise, is Like, which was a diet version of 7Up. Here, a bottle in the Morattico Waterfront Museum in Morattico, Virginia. The museum is the old Morattico Country Store, which alsoMORE HERE

BLOSSOM, TEXAS – We hear from fans of the Peanut Rounder. It’s “soft and delicious” soft textured peanut candy made by Anderson Candy Company. Blossom is in Lamar County, in the northern part of the state. The company apparently has its roots in the 1940s, when a fellow named DanMORE HERE