GOOD AND PLENTY

A powerful wave of better-for-you products has flooded the candy aisle with fat-free and sugar-free nonchocolate selections.At the crest of the whitecap are candies like licorice, hard candies and chewy confections -- most of which never had fat to begin with -- that are now being prominently labeled as fat-free. Licorice sales are rising at Safeway's Seattle division, according to Anne Hardman, candy

A powerful wave of better-for-you products has flooded the candy aisle with fat-free and sugar-free nonchocolate selections.

At the crest of the whitecap are candies like licorice, hard candies and chewy confections -- most of which never had fat to begin with -- that are now being prominently labeled as fat-free. Licorice sales are rising at Safeway's Seattle division, according to Anne Hardman, candy buyer. The division is a branch of the Pleasanton, Calif.-based chain, which servic

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