No Everyday & Summer Seasonal event would be complete without the Buyer’s Choice Awards, sponsored by Candy Industry Magazine and ECRM. Participating candy companies submitted new products for retail buyers to taste. The buyers also voted for their favorite in each of three categories: Chocolate, Non-Chocolate and Novelty.
Asian snacks and candies aren’t easy to find in the United States. Outside of Chinatown or Asian supermarkets like H Mart, they’re a rare commodity.
Considering they’re foreign imports, it’s not too surprising that they’re hard to find. But next to the popularity of European confections, you have to wonder why Asian candies have yet to become mainstream.