THE WEIGHT IS OVER

"Healthy" chocolate is emerging as a healthier segment of the candy category.Retailers are welcoming the many new additions in this segment, which include several varieties of low-fat, low-sugar and sugar-free confections. Many are hoping the new products bring new consumers to the category -- shoppers once left out because of health concerns.Karen Ferguson, health educator at Tidyman's, Greenacres,

"Healthy" chocolate is emerging as a healthier segment of the candy category.

Retailers are welcoming the many new additions in this segment, which include several varieties of low-fat, low-sugar and sugar-free confections. Many are hoping the new products bring new consumers to the category -- shoppers once left out because of health concerns.

Karen Ferguson, health educator at Tidyman's, Greenacres, Wash., is one retailer who has closely watched the increase of sugar-fr

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