March 1, 2005
Seasonal Bagged Line
Taste of Nature Inc.
Taste of Nature introduces a new line of branded, bagged Halloween and Christmas mixes. Shari Lots O’Pops, Super Fun Mix and Kiddie Party Mix for Halloween, all in 12-count cases, have a suggested retail price of $5.99. The 5-pound Kiddie Party Mix in a six-count case and 30-ounce Kiddie Party Mix with piñata graphics in a 12-count case, retail for $8.99 and $4.99 respectively. Care Bears Gummi Bears for Christmas in 12-, 14- and 30-count cases have a suggested retail price of $1.19.
Inspirational Stocking Set
Each gift-packaged Stocking Set includes a Christmas stocking, the “true candy cane” and a laminated bookmark featuring The Candy Cane Legend. Counter displays hold 12 sets. Suggested retail price range is 99 cents to $1.99.
Sunrise has unveiled a newly designed Christmas candy line. The new line-up features bells, wreaths and spice drops in 14-ounce bags and peppermint starlight mints, spearmint starlight mints, and a spearmint and peppermint starlight mix in 10-ounce laydown bags. Tub items include wreaths, spice drops, and a peppermint and spearmint starlight mix, all in 20-ounce clear tubs. The six laydown items have a suggested retail price of 2 for $3. The three tub items have a suggested retail price of 2 for $5.
Nurse Hatchet’s Gummy Body Parts
R.M. Palmer Co.
Individually pouched “body part” gummy treats include lemon-lime flavored feet, orange flavored noses, fruit-punch flavored teeth, berry-flavored tongues and banana-flavored fingers. Designed to “keep you in stitches,” Nurse Hatchet’s Gummy Body Parts retail at $1 for a 3.4-ounce pack, $1.99 for a 6.8-ounce pack and $3.99 per pound in a 10-pound bulk package.
Halloweenie Jelly Beanies,
Red & Green Jelly Beanies
Dayhoff introduces jelly bean products for Halloween and Christmas. Previously, the company’s jelly bean products were available only for Easter. Both Halloweenie and Red & Green Jelly Beanies are made with real fruit juice and come in 10- and 16-ounce bags with suggested retail prices of $1 and $1.50 respectively. The 10-ounce packages come in a 36-count case and the 16-ounce in a 24-count case.
Seasonally Shaped Marshmallows
Van Damme Confectionery
Belgium’s Van Damme Confectionery offers colorful, fluffy marshmallows shaped like snowmen (white, pink and green) and Christmas trees (green and white). The snowmen marshmallows come in a 6.16-ounce gusseted bag, packed 12 per case. The seasonal tree marshmallows are packaged in a stocking-shaped bag and also come 12 per case.
Merry Gummy Days
Merry Gummy Days novelty fruit-flavored gummies are made with real fruit juice and are individually wrapped. Shapes include Santa, Snowman, Reindeer and Christmas Tree. The 3.5-ounce bags have a suggested retail price of $1.99. Display box is available.
Yogurt-Coated Nonpareil Pretzels
Tropical Nut & Fruit
A wide variety of winter holiday boxes of yogurt-coated, nonpareil pretzels are available from Tropical Nut & Fruit. Suggested retail prices range from $2.50 to $4.99 for the Gingerbread House, Large and Small Snowman boxes, and several different Snowflake boxes.