Revamped Trident
Cadbury Adams USA LLC
(877) 492-3267
Cadbury marks the 40th anniversary of Trident Sugarless Gum with a reformulation incorporating new, long-lasting flavor technology, updated package graphics, strengthened dental credentials, and a new flavor—Crystal Frost. Trident now features a greater level of xylitol, a naturally occurring, and low-calorie sweetener touted by dentists for its oral care benefits. Clinical studies have shown that chewing gum containing xylitol helps reduce cavities, according to the company. The updated packaging includes the statement, “Cleans & Protects Teeth.”
PopArt Habanero Hot Pops
LightVision Confections
(208) 331-0136
Hot and spicy PopArt Habanero Hot Pops come in assorted fruit flavors—Habanero Orange, Habanero Apple and Habanero Lime. Each 2-inch, 1.5-ounce lollipop is individually wrapped in a clear PopArt cellophane package. Distributor price is 67 cents per unit and suggested retail price is $1.99.
Fusion Flavors
Cadbury Adams USA LLC
(877) 492-3267
Cadbury Adams targets teen-agers with two new flavor combinations in Trident sugarless gum. Strawberry Fusion features six pieces each of sweet and sour strawberry flavors, and Wintergreen Fusion contains six pieces each of extreme and mellow flavors. Consumers can customize their taste experience by mixing different combinations of the gum. Trident is sweetened with xylitol, which is considered healthy for teeth. The colorful, 12-piece pellet pack has a suggested retail price of 89 cents.
Cinnabon-Branded Confections
Standard Candy Co.
(800) 226-4340
Cinnabon Pecan Clusters and Cinnabon Pecan Rolls, created through a multi-year co-branding alliance between Standard Candy Co. and Cinnabon Inc., will be distributed through grocery, mass and drug outlets as well as 600 Cinnabon bakeries in 43 states. The milk chocolate-covered cinnamon caramel and sugared pecan Cinnabon Pecan Clusters come in a 4.2-ounce box of six and have a suggested retail price of $2.99. Individually wrapped Cinnabon Pecan Rolls in a 2.97-ounce box retail for $1.99.
Magic 8 Ball Pocket Slider
Imaginings 3
(847) 647-1370
Imaginings is targeting children and adults with this interactive candy toy based on the popular, classic “personal and professional advisor” toy that sells to the tune of 500,000 units per year.  Magic 8 Ball Pocket Slider lollipops in green apple, blue raspberry and watermelon have a suggested retail price of $1.99, are available in a 12-count counter display and will be available for the post-Valentine’s Day period.
Easter Line
Zachary Confections Inc.
(800) 445-4222
For Easter, Zachary offers a Foiled Solid Milk Chocolate Rabbit available in a convenient shelf organizer. Suggested retail price is $2.49, and product comes 24 to a case. Real Chocolate Marshmallow Egg Crates retail for $1.19 and contain a dozen fluffy chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs. Crates are packed 36 to a case. Pastel-colored Bunny Corn candy corn made with honey has a suggested retail price of $1.19 for 13-ounce bags and $2.19 for 20-ounce tubs. Bags are packed 24 to a case; tubs 12 to a case.
Carousel Sugar Free Gumballs
Ford Gum & Machine Co. Inc.
(847) 955-0003
New Carousel brand Sugar Free Gumballs with zero sugar carbs is available in a 9-ounce stand-up pouch that can also be merchandised on a pegboard. The product is line priced with the company’s popular 18-ounce Carousel Gumball Refills. Ford Gum is meeting the growing demand for sugar-free products by being the first and only manufacturer of sugar-free gumballs, according to the company.  Packed 12 pouches per case, the suggested retail price range is $2.79 to $2.99.
Marshmallow Peeps Chocolate Egg
Just Born Inc.
(800) 445-5787
Designed as an Easter basket centerpiece, the Marshmallow Peeps Chocolate Egg features the classic yellow Peeps marshmallow chick enclosed in a 3-ounce milk chocolate, hollow egg. It will have a suggested retail price of $2.99. In addition, Just Born introduces the Marshmallow Peeps Easter Decorating Kit. Each 6-count tray of white Peeps Marshmallow Eggs includes a tube of CakeMate decorating gel in purple, pink or yellow. Suggested retail price is $1.99.
Harvest Sweets Fruit Truffles
Cape Cod Provisions LLC
(888) 811-2379
Cape Cod introduces three new flavor varieties into its Harvest Sweets Fruit Truffles line: Key Lime in milk chocolate shell, Cranberry in dark chocolate shell and Blueberry in dark chocolate shell. The truffles’ fruity, smooth ganache centers contain pureed fruit, fresh cream and cocoa butter. Each truffle is individually wrapped in colors that match the ganache center. They are available in 3-ounce (8-piece) boxes packed 12 per case, and in 4-pound bulk packaging.
Cashew Roca
Brown & Haley
(800) 426-8400
In the wake of extensive experimentation and research into consumer preferences, Brown & Haley introduces Cashew Roca. Wrapped in bold blue foil, Cashew Roca is packaged in 3.7-ounce hanging bags, 5-ounce stand-up bags, 8-ounce oval gift tins and 13.3-ounce canisters. Brown & Haley has recently introduced two other new products, Sugar-Free Almond Roca and Mocha Roca. A 60-count stand-up bag shipper with Cashew Roca, Almond Roca and Sugar-Free Almond Roca is available, as is a 27-count oval tin shipper featuring Cashew Roca, Almond Roca and Mocha Roca.
New Chocolate Flavors
Crown Truffles/The Chocolate Traveler
(800) 424-3168
The Chocolate Traveler launches three new flavors of its gourmet chocolate wedges. Infused with Dark Chocolate Orange, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and White Chocolate, the thick, bite-sized wedges are made from smooth, European chocolate and contain a high percentage of pure cocoa. Chocolate Traveler offers 11 flavors in all, packed in 16-piece portable, reclosable tins. Carb-controlled options are also available. Packed in 6-count display boxes, the tins retail for $3.99.