March 1, 2006
Holiday Collection Assorted Candies
From the largest hard candy producer in the world, Arcor, comes an artistic array of packaging designs for the Holiday Collection laydown bags of assorted candies. Top hard candy selections are featured, including: strawberry- filled, Fruit Fantasy, starlight mints, cinnamon discs, butterscotch discs and bubblegum-filled pops. These 16-ounce bags have a suggested retail of 2/$3, which the company says will bear about a 55 percent margin for retailers.
Retro Mix Floorstands
Sweet City, Inc.
Display innovation is unveiled from Sweet City with its new floorstands that are uniform from season to season, allowing for a 108-count customizable product mix for all seasonal shippers. The floorstands convert to power wings as the display is sold down. For Christmas, the new retro bagged candy mix includes packs of cinnamon imperials, soft mints and starlight mints. The suggested retail prices of the retro candy bags are 2/$3 or $1.99 each.
Dove Jewels Premium Chocolate Assortment
Masterfoods USA, a division of Mars, Incorporated
More proof that premium is a hit, especially for the holidays — Masterfoods unveils its Dove Jewels Premium Chocolate Assortment for the fourth-quarter holiday season. Each gem-like chocolate piece is crafted with Dove chocolate and married with new fillings. Flavor varieties include: Smooth Milk Chocolate, Rich Dark Chocolate, Buttery Caramel and Espresso Truffle, Chocolate Mousse Truffle, Raspberry Truffle, and Cashew Almond Crunch.
Chocolate Advent Calendars
Madelaine Chocolate Novelties
Counting down to Christmas is delicious with Madelaine’s colorful Advent calendars. Children will find fun rhymes next to each of the 24 individually wrapped milk chocolates hidden behind the doors and windows of the Christmas scene. Two new calendar designs will be offered this year — Forest Friends and Cabin by the Creek. The calendars come packed 12 to a clear displayer.
Holiday Ornament Balls
Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.
As part of Ghirardelli’s Holiday Gift Collection comes new Holiday Ornament Balls, featuring Ghirardelli Squares Chocolates in two flavors: Milk Chocolate with Caramel Filling and Dark Chocolate with White Mint Filling. The ornaments are reusable and fully functional for hanging. Each carries a suggested retail price from $5.99 to $6.99.