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<< CHICAGO, June 6 (Reuters) - Bloodshot eyeballs, stinky feet, jelly beans that are sardine-flavored, or brown and dispensed by a cow -- these are a few of kids' favorite things -- or so exhibitors at the All Candy Expo hope.
And for adults, a burgeoning array of extra-strong mints and fine chocolates were tucked side-by-side with bug-eyed aliens, worm-shaped candies and Halloween-themed monsters.
But don't bother loading the kids into the minivan for a trip to sugar heaven at Chicago's McCormick Place -- the expo, which runs through Thursday, is closed to the public so there won't be any ``Malcolm in the Middle' style family raids.
Mom-and-pop operations were scattered among heavyweights such as Nestle SA , Goelitz Confectionary Co., which makes Jelly Belly candies, Mars Inc. and Hershey Foods Corp. (NYSE:HSY - news) at the annual trade show sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. >>
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