Candy

Sweet Outlook for Candy and Confections

Despite the continued economic doldrums, U.S. confectionery sales have grown at a pace of 4.2% annually and generate $29 billion in total sales, according to SymphonyIRI, a Chicago-based research firm. Jenn Elleck, of the National Confectioners Association (NCA), said the biggest misconception about selling candy is that candy sells itself. “Retailers don’t think they need

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NACS 2011 Revolymer

A new revolution in chewing gum, Rev 7. Great tasting, long lasting flavor and an exceptional chewing experience. The ONLY removable and degradable chewing gum. Check out how you can benefit from Rev 7!

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Taste The Rainbow

Wrigley has launched Skittles Blenders, a bite-sized chewy candy with unique blended fruit flavors. Each pack of Skittles Blenders contains a rainbow of five new flavors inspired by blended beverages: Watermelon Green Apple Freeze, Strawberry Lime Blast, Melon Berry Burst, Mango Lemonade Blast, Cherry Tropicolada. Skittles Blenders are available at retailers nationwide starting at the

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Less Fat, Richer Chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America has reformulated the classic light and fluffy taste of its 3 Musketeers bar to deliver a richer chocolate experience. Taste is the leading driver of sales for 3 Musketeers and this new formulation still satisfies as a lighter candy bar with 45% less fat, while increasing the chocolate appeal for consumers.

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Hershey’s Chocolate Flies High

Consumers at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning taste Hershey’s newest aerated chocolate product. The Hershey Co. has  introduced a new way to enjoy chocolate with the launch of Hershey’s Air Delight Chocolate – one of the first aerated chocolates for the company. To savor and enjoy the light and airy texture of

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Sweetness Teams Up

Jelly Belly Candy Co. has teamed up with Snapple to create a new line of Jelly Belly beans with inspiration from Snapple Juice Drinks. The candy-makers began at the source with Snapple Juice Drink concentrates in five tangy and sweet Snapple flavors: Fruit Punch, Mango Madness, Cranberry Raspberry, Pink Lemonade and Kiwi Strawberry. Jelly Belly

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With everything there is to love about SNICKERS® —peanuts, caramel, nougat and milk chocolate—consumers will be nuts with the addition of peanut butter in new SNICKERS® Brand Peanut Butter Squared.  Available in December 2010, each singles pack will have two delicious square-shaped bars in an optimal size to please consumers. Booth #2561 Marswww.mars.com

POP ROCKS®

POP ROCKS® is the original brand for popping candy and a pop culture icon with phenomenal popularity status. With loyal consumers since 1970´s and a wide target audience, POP ROCKS® continues to be the promise of an exceptional fun experience. POP ROCKS® Strawberry is a TOP50 SKU in novelty non chocolate confectionery. We will be

Dissolvable Tobacco Products Under Attack

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that GlaxoSmithKline PLC has asked the FDA to remove dissolvable smokeless tobacco products from the market until companies that manufacture the products demonstrate to the FDA that the marketing of such products is appropriate for the protection of the public health, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO)

BP’s ampm Debuts New Proprietary Brand

BP’s ampm convenience store brand has long used the tagline “Too Much Good Stuff” in its advertising. Now ampm is driving the point home with the debut of its new in-store brand, Good Stuff by ampm. Two new competitively priced products, bottled water and candy, were the first items to sport the Good Stuff by

Hershey Wins 2nd Retailer Initiative Award

Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, (right), 7-Eleven, Inc.’s senior vice president of merchandising and logistics, presents its Retailer Initiative Award to Dave Onorato, The Hershey Company’s vice president of global convenience stores. This is the second time Hershey has won the award. 7-Eleven, Inc. has announced The Hershey Company as the recipient of the company’s 2009 Retailer Initiative

Farley’s and Sather’s

Farley’s and Sather’s Candy Co. is proud to introduce a new pre-priced $1.19 or 2 for $2 line. Twenty-four top selling items are available from gummi worms to orange slices and are packaged 12 per case. Also new to the pre-priced $.59 or 2 for $1 line are four exciting new products: Bobs Cherry Balls,

Fashion and Function

  Celebrity designers Nicky Hilton and Nicole Miller have created the ultimate fashion accessory: York Mints Designer Tins to benefit the Young Survival Coalition. The intricately designed tins house the latest mint offering from York’s: a soft mint center surrounded by alayer of dark chocolate and hard-candy shell. Hilton’s tin features a chic black and

Fresh-Brushed Feeling

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. continues to grow the successful Orbit franchise with the debut of Orbit Mint Mojito and Orbit Raspberry Mint, the 10th and 11th flavors of the No. 1 selling gum brand in the U.S. The new introductions coincide with the growing popularity of both lime and berry flavors enteringnew product categories.

Fresh Breath Latches On

Attach/Mints LLC is launching a revolutionary product to solve one of the most common problems experienced by smokers losing or carrying bulky mint containers in one’s pockets or purse. The attach/Mint is designed specifically to clip perfectly on to the top or bottom of any standard cigarette pack. Attach/Mints potency is strong enough to eliminate

The Hershey Co.

The Hershey Co. The Hershey Co. has seized share leadership in the mint category. Crediting success to breakthrough innovations like IceBreakers Liquid Ice, IceBreakers Sours and BreathSavers 3 Hour Mints, Hershey’s is now bringing innovation to the gum arena with the introduction of IceBreakers Ice Cubes. IceBreakers Ice Cubes is a patented new Ice Cube

Candy is Dandy

  Hebert Confections LLC announces the launch of Fully Loaded Fudge, an extension to its highly acclaimed Fully Loaded Inclusion Bars. The rich chocolate fudge is made with real cream and real butter, then infused with gourmet inclusions inside and out to create a new taste, which has a completely unique visual appeal. The new

Kong-Like Candies

Taste of Nature Inc. debuts two Kong Candies that will be available for sale several months before Universal Pictures releases the blockbuster movie KONG on December 14. The 2.5-ounce KONG Cotton Candy has a nine-month shelf life and has three flavors inside—-pina colada, circus pink and blue raspberry. The product comes in a 24-count case and

Sweet Jewels

August marked the 30th anniversary of a jewel of a candy: the Ring Pop. Manufactured by Topps Confections since 1977, the candy ring was originally offered in two flavors: cherry and grape. Kids now choose from more than 10 different fruitand twisted flavors, as well as specialty seasonal tastes. Ring Pops enduring popularity has become

Athletic Support

Jelly Belly Candy Co. set its sights on today’s active adults with its Sport Beans—a first-of-its-kind jelly bean formulated to energize the body during exercise. Sport Beans, made in Lemon Lime and Orange flavors, are larger, traditional-shaped jelly beans with something extra. Each 1-ounce serving contains 25 grams of carbohydrates, 20% of the RDA for vitamins

Tootsie Roll

Tootsie Roll Industries just sweetened the pot for consumers on sugar restricted diets with the unveiling of new Sugar-Free Tootsie Roll Midgees! This chewy, chocolatey treat, sweetened with Splenda, offers the same great taste and texture as the original, without any of the sugar. Its the perfect indulgence for diabetics or anyone limiting their sugar

All-Natural Treats

Sconza Candy introduces a new line of six packaged natural confections right from the farm. Called the Sconza Naturals, each of the creations starts with a whole premium dried nut or dried fruit which is drenched in chocolate or yogurt. From chocolate whole dried cherries to natural chocolate whole almonds, all Sconza Naturals are line

Special Attention

  Perfetti Van Melle will launch a ground-breaking promotion with DC Comics with a specially created comic that features Superman and the Airheads Balloon Guy. This eight-page custom comic will be inserted into 500,000 DC Kids comic books this September. Any six pack of Airheads bars that feature Superman on the package will contain two,

Surprising Splash

  Cadbury Adams LLC introduces the first center-filled pellet gum, Trident Splash.This new gum innovation is available in two surprising flavor combinations, Peppermint with Vanilla and Strawberry with Lime. These delicious center-filled pellets provide a burst of sweet and refreshing flavors with every chew. New Trident Splash is sugar-free and not only tastes great, but

Blast Off with Freshness

Cadbury Adams USA LLC, makers of Dentyne, is launching its newest innovation in enhanced breath freshening—Dentyne Blast. Dentyne Blast is the first liquid center chewing gum in the U.S. made with erythritol, an ingredient that delivers a strong cooling effect by drawing heat away from the mouth and lowering its temperature. Available in two flavors,

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