2014 Expo Products

This year’s NCA Sweets and Snacks Expo, slated for May 20-24 in Chicago, promises to be better than ever! With more exhibitors filling more space and more buyers than ever there to check everything out, it’s going to be one crazy show!

But don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of more than 50 new products slated to debut at the event, so you can scan through all of them before the Expo. That way you’ll know what you want to see and where you can find it all before you even step one foot into McCromick Place.

The products are listed alphabetically by company name, so they’re easy to skim through. And, they’re also all listed online at www.candyindustry.com/2014Expo if you need to check anything on your phone or tablet while you’re walking the show floor.

And be sure to stop by Candy Industry’s booth while you’re there, we’ll be at booth 2325!


1751 American Licorice Co.

La Porte, Ind.


(800) 220-2399 

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Sour Punch Bites

Sour Punch Bites now come in new 9-oz. stand-up pouches. Available in both Strawberry and Assorted flavors, including Strawberry, Blue Raspberry and Green Apple, this re-sealable bag features bite-size pieces that are great for snacking! Certified kosher, they contain wheat, but they’re made in a peanut-free facility.

S.R.P.: 49 (9-oz. stand-up bag) $2.99 - $3.

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Fruit Vines Bites       


From the 100-year-old makers ofRed Vines brand candy, Fruit Vines Bites are a soft, chewy, fruity candy designed to celebrate life’s sweet moments and bring happiness to candy lovers’ lives. Fruit Vines Bites come in both strawberry and cherry flavors, and are made with no preservatives, they’re certified kosher and made in a peanut-free facility.

S.R.P.: (2-oz. single serve) $1.09;(5-oz. hanging bag); $1.69;(10-oz. re-sealable stand-up bag) $2.99

2131 Anastasia Confections, Inc.

Orlando, Fla.


(800) 329-7100

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Coconut Patties        

Coconut Patties are a classic confection made with a creamy coconut mix dipped in a rich dark chocolate coating. Available in seven flavors, including: Original, Key Lime, Pina Colada, Almond, Orange, Mango, and Rum (New in 2014)!

S.R.P.: (12 oz.) $4.99

996 BARE

San Francisco, Calif.


(619) 371-2195 

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Crunchy Coconut Chips

The new line of All-Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips will be available for sampling in three crave-worthy flavors including Simply Toasted, Show Me the Honey and Sweet ‘n Heat. Like all other BARE snacks, the new varieties are made with seven ingredients or less, have no preservatives, and are gluten-free, non-GMO, and a good source of dietary fiber.       

S.R.P.: (1.4-oz. bag) $1.99-$2.49

1187 Belgium’s Chocolate Source

Wellesley, Ma.  


(781) 283-5787

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Nirvana Organic and Fair Trade Chocolates:     

These organic, Fair Trade Certified chocolates come in seven different flavors, including: Spicy Aztec, Blueberry and Acai, Pistachio, Walnut and Almonds, Toffee and Sesame Seeds, Caramel and Sea Salt, Pure 70% Dark Chocolate and Crispy Rice and Coconut.

S.R.P.: $4.99     

393 Biena Foods

Allston, Mass.


(617) 202-5210 

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Biena Chickpea Snacks

Biena is a fast-growing line of Crispy Chickpea Snacks in distinct flavors such as Sea Salt, Honey Roasted, Barbeque and Cinnamon Maple.

Crispy, light and delicious  — Biena Chickpeas are the perfect alternative to standard chips and nuts.

S.R.P.: (2-oz.) $2.99  

457 Boston America Corp.

 Woburn, Mass.


(781) 933-3535 

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Darth Vader Imperial Cherry Sours    

Each of these Darth Vader tins are filled with 1.2 ounces of sour cherry Galactic Empire insignia-shaped candies.    

S.R.P.: $2.99-$3.99   

2310 Brownie Brittle LLC

West Palm Beach, Fla.


(800) -BROWNIE        

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Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle

New 1-oz. snack size package, shown in new art-deco inspired packaging, Sheila G’s Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle marries the rich chocolate flavor of a decadent gourmet brownie with delectable chocolate chips. Other 1 oz. flavors include Salted Caramel and Toffee Crunch. Brownie Brittle is also available in 2-oz., 4-oz., and 16-oz. packages in Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, Toffee Crunch and Mint Chocolate Chip flavors.

S.R.P.: (1-oz. package) $0.99

2803 Buddy Fruits

Coral Gables, Fla.


(786) 774-7332 

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Buddy Fruits, the pioneer of convenient fruit pouch snacks, has launched a new product targeting teens & adults. Fruit Break will feature products between 80-100 calories including Blended Fruits with Greek Yogurt, Simply Great Fruits, Blended Fruits with Coconut Milk, and Blended Fruits with Super Fruit.  

S.R.P.: (4.20 oz.) $1.49 - $1.59

1359 Butterfields Candy, LLC

Nashville, N.C.



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Peach Buds, Key Lime Buds, Lemon Buds

This classic hard candy is handcrafted in small batches to create the best flavor and texture experience. Made with natural flavors, they’re enhanced with just the right amount of artificial to bring out the bold, fruity flavor to life. And, they add a small wedge of coconut to each Bud to smooth out the flavor. Flavors include: peach, lemon, keylime and honeybell buds.

S.R.P.: (3 oz.) $2.99

1343 CandyRific

Louisville, Ky.

(502) 893-3626 

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Elf on the Shelf Message Board and Candy Fan with Light

Have your kids send that special message home to Santa each night with The Elf on the Shelf Message Board.  Each item includes .53 ounces of microbites candy.

S.R.P.: $4.99

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Marvel Avengers Shield Candy Fan and Marvel Avengers Light & Sound Hammer

It’s Captain America to the rescue to keep you cool with this red, white and blue light-up Marvel Avengers shield fan. Each light-up fan includes .28 ounces of microbites candy.

S.R.P.: $3.99

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M&M’S Wrist Watch

What time is it?  Time for M&M’S Chocolate Candies!  Not only does it tell you the time, this M&M’S Wrist Watch comes complete with a FUN SIZE (.53 oz.) bag of M&M’S Chocolate Candies.  These entertaining novelties are available in three choices – Green, Red or Blue. Candyrific also will feature an M&M’S Pop-Up Light and an M&M’S Airplane Fan at the Expo

S.R.P.: $3.99     

426 Candy People



(855) 452-2639 / (972) 865-4591

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Pick & Mix Candy     

Candy People is a market leader in Scandinavian pick & mix bulk candy. The assortments, which feature all-natural colors, includes more than 90 bulk and wrapped varieties of gummy candy, sour candy, fudge, clusters, nougat, chocolate, hard candy, licorice, marshmallow, gluten-free, gelatin-free and sugar-free. Candy People can be packaged or sold as private label.

S.R.P.: (1/4 lb.) $2.50

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Bulk Candy Merchandising Display  

Candy People provides a complete pick & mix bulk candy and display solution, which includes a unique shop-in-shop experience for customers. With qualifying initial orders, customers receive the merchandising display for free or discounted.

S.R.P.: N/A

413 Canel’s S.A. d C.V.

Corona, Calif.


(951) 520-9344 

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Canel’s Gum Bar 8-ct.       

These new Canel’s Gum Bar features eight pieces in the traditional four-piece format. Flavors include: Peppermint, Spearmint, Tutti-Frutti, Cinnamon, Violet and Blueberry.         

S.R.P.: (8-ct.) $.50     

75 Chicago Vegan Foods



(630) 629-9667 

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These marshmallows are a real treat for vegetarians and marshmallow-lovers alike! Both the mini and regular size versions are made without gelatin, which means they’re great for vegans who love S’Mores, or just marshmallows on their hot chocolate. They’re also made without GMO’S, and they’re gluten free.    

S.R.P.: (10-oz.) $5.99

1325 Colombina



(786) 265-1920 

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Tiger Pops Choco Caramel lollipops

Ride the flavor coaster with Tiger Pops Choco Caramel, the newest lollipop from Colombina. Featuring  the perfect blend of delicious chocolate and chewy caramel filling, they’re an indulgence on a stick.

S.R.P.: (16.9-oz.) $2.19      

Bon Bon Boom lollipops

Bon Bon Boom is the number one bubble gum pop in more than 15 countries. Featuring the most intense experience and mouthwatering flavors, they’re available in assorted berry flavors, and sour bold flavors. They’re so popular that the company made more than 1 billion pops in 2013!

S.R.P.: (12-oz. bag) $2.19

2199 Cosmos Creations

Junction City, Ore.      


(541) 998-8883 

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Cosmos Creations

If you are ready for a unique snack experience, then let Cosmos Creations take you there. Every bag begins with pure, Non-GMO corn, baked in the oven for a taste that’s out-of-this world. It’s easy to brag about what’s in every bag, but what’s excluded – gluten, trans-fats, hulls, kernels, preservatives and additives – is more important. Just ingredients you can pronounce and a taste that is almost heavenly. Available in three delicious flavors: Crushed Sea Salt and Vinegar with Pepper; Coconut Crunch; Aged Cheddar & Cracked Pepper; Aged Cheddar & Cracked Pepper.

S.R.P.: (4-7-oz. bag) $.149-$4.99

2016 Crown Candy Corp.

Macon, Ga.        


(800) 241-3529 

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Toasted Coconut Macaroons

This delicious treat features toasted coconut flakes and make a great snack and is made in the U.S.A. And, the Toasted Coconut Macaroons now come in a new counter display caddie.

S.R.P.: (6-oz. package) $1.29