December 1, 2006
Dark Chocolate Paws
Bartons Dark Chocolate Paws come in a 6-ounce gable box and have a suggested retail price of $4.99. Varieties include Dark Chocolate Pecan Cranberry Caramel Paws, Dark Chocolate Peanut & Peanut Butter Paws and Dark Chocolate Walnut Cherry Caramel Paws.
Kisses Chocolate Truffle Bar
The Hershey Company
Kisses Chocolate Truffle Bar is a package of five large, extra-creamy chocolate Kisses made with rich chocolate truffle filling. The ship date for the bars, which have a suggested retail price of $1.09 each, is March 2007.
New Sugar-Free Andes
Charms Division, Toostie Roll
New from Charms are Andes Sugar-Free Crème de Menthe Thins. They are packed in a 3-ounce peg bag and come in a 12-count case. The suggested retail price is $1.79.
Super Hero Novelties
Kandy Kastle is introducing two new candy novelties inspired by the “Justice League Unlimited” Cartoon Network series. The ID Cell Hero combines candy and play value. It features six Super Heroes Justice League on three ID cards; to use the novelty toy, a child simply inserts the ID card in the slot, places his thumb on the ID fingerprint button and pushes.
The Footlight Collector Case comes with a combination of gum, candy and a collectible item. With the push of a button, each DC Comics collectible character will light up on its own stage. The Footlight is uniquely shaped to display prominently on a lit dome-covered stage.
The ID Cell Hero retails for $1.29 and comes in a display of 12 units per box. The Flash Footlight Collector Case has a suggested retail price of $1.99 and comes in a display of 12 units per box. Both include an assortment of Superman, Batman and The Flash 3-D characters.
Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans
White and dark chocolate-covered espresso beans are combined in 1.3-ounce boxes of Crackheads. Crackheads offer an average of 120 mg. of caffeine per box, equivalent to about one cup of coffee. The item is packed 12 boxes per display, 12 displays per case. The suggested retail price for a box of Crackheads is $1.99.
Jelly Belly Candy Company
New Jelly Belly LolliBeans are hard candy pops in the shape of — what else but? –- Jelly Belly jelly beans. The pops come in 10 authentic Jelly Belly flavors. They are packed in 96-count cases. Countertop and floor displays are available.
Kookaburra Licorice, which bills itself as “the gourmet licorice from Australia,” has launched its new chocolate-coated licorice line featuring pieces of soft black or strawberry licorice panned in premium chocolate. The new item comes in 6-ounce zipper-seal, gusseted bags and in bulk.
Caramel Macchiato Chocolatiers
Van Wyk Confections
The flavors of chocolate, coffee and caramel come together in Van Wyk’s Caramel Macchiato Chocolatiers bar. It’s a milk chocolate bar filled with creamy caramel and real coffee filling targeted primarily to coffee-loving young adults. The 2-ounce bar has a suggested retail price range of 99 cents to $1.99. The bars are packed eight 24-count cartons per case.
Flix Candy has a full slate of Spiderman items, which will be available mid-March in advance of the May “Spiderman 3” movie release. The Taffy Toons item is a chewy taffy bar made with crunchy candy bits and featuring edible Spiderman images on the bar. With Pop Pals, a Spiderman figure is featured atop a candy pop; the figure comes in three active poses. The Spiderman Push Puppet features a classic Spiderman figure atop a candy-filled tube. Spiderman Bubble Toons is an eight-piece pack of two-flavor bubble gum.
New Organic Mints
Newman’s Own Organics
Organic mints in four flavors have been added to the Newman’s Own Organics’ product line. Wintergreen, cinnamon, ginger and peppermint varieties are packed in eye-catching tins with colorful cover designs designating their flavor. They carry the USDA organic seal on the back ingredient panel. The suggested retail price is $2.39.
Kissables Special Dark
The Hershey Company
Hershey’s Kissables candy-coated mini Kisses will be available in a Special Dark variety this spring. Each package has a suggested retail price of 65 cents and features candy coatings in four different colors.
Ringling Brothers Cotton Candy
Taste of Nature
Taste of Nature will debut Ringling Brothers Cotton Candy in February 2007. Each Mylar bag of Ringling Brothers Cotton Candy has two delicious flavors inside — pink vanilla and blueberry. Two sizes are offered — 1 ounce and 2.5 ounces. Merchandising vehicles include display cases, trays and clip strips. A coupon on each bag allows consumers to receive 50 percent off an adult admission ticket for a Ringling Brothers Circus.
Dark Chocolate Covered Fruits
Cape Cod Provisions
Cape Cod Provisions has introduced a dark chocolate version of Harvest Sweets Chocolate Covered Fruits. Fruit varieties include red tart dried cherries, dried blueberries and glaced orange peel. The items come in 4- or 5-ounce boxes packed 12 per case, and in bulk. The suggested retail price for the boxed fruit product is $4.99.
New Version of Candy Beads
Koko’s Confectionery & Novelty
Koko’s is launching its latest version of the popular String ‘Em and Eat ‘Em Candy Beads. The new and improved design for the do-it-yourself candy necklace delivers value-added features such as a resealable flower-shaped locket for storing the candy and four fresh colors and new flavors for the beads.
The kit contains approximately 80 beads and 34 inches of plastic string for crafting necklaces or bracelets. A handy to/from tag is included as well. The suggested retail price range is from 99 cents to $1.39. The new beads are sold in a display box that accommodates 12 lockets, and there are eight display boxes packaged to a master case.