This year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo is slated for May 24 - 26, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
The event is expected to set an all-time record in volume of confectionery and snack products with more than 720 companies showcasing nearly four acres of product innovation. The show floor expanded into a second hall, the new Skyline Hall, to accommodate the growing exhibitor base and plans to welcome more than 16,000 industry professionals from nearly 90 countries.
Below is a look at some the products we are most excited to see at the show, listed alphabetically by company name.
Be sure to stop by the Candy Industry booth 6316 to say hi! And check out the July issue for all our post-show coverage!
Of course, don’t forget to follow our show coverage in real time via the Candy Industry Snapchat, @CandyIndustry.
Sao Paulo, Brazil / www.sweetbrasil.org.br
+55 11 3269 6905
Below is a look at some of the companies participating in the Brasil Sweets and Snacks booth, and what products they’ll be featuring.
S.R.P.: N/A for all.
Pastille is a pressed candy that’s available in three different flavors: Tutti-Frutti, Fruit and Strawberry. It comes in displays that feature 24 sticks with 16 pieces.
This yogurt- and fruit-flavored milk caramel comes in various flavors and sizes, including: 150-g. bag watermelon and mango flavors; 150-g. bag pineapple and melon flavors; as well as 840-g. bag banana, mango, melon, watermelon and pineapple flavors.
Harald Unique – Single Origin Chocolate
Harald Unique’s gourmet chocolate line is made with fine Brazilian cocoa from selected farms in Bahia and in the Amazon Region. It is the most sophisticated and complete chocolate collection ever made in Brazil and is the only local brand to make use of the fine cocoa that comes from these regions. The flavors that can be found in the USA are: chocolate with milk, 63 percent bitter chocolate and 70 percent Amazonian chocolate. The company is also launching: Salted Caramel, Toffee Caramel and the Milk Chocolate Caramel.
This crunchy, chewy filled candy with natural color and flavor comes in Strawberry, Orange and Peach natural flavors in 600g (21.16oz) and 150g (5.29oz).
This company’s toffee comes in a milk caramel toffee and pocket coffee, which features creamy and tasteful Brazilian coffee inside a candy. These milk caramels come in 4.6-oz. bags.
LaPorte, Ind. / (219) 324-1400
These licorice Twistettes are available in two delicious flavors: Original Red and Black Licorice. Made in small batches using artisan technique, Twistettes are the bite-sized version of your favorite candy, perfect for on-the-go snacking!
Vernon Hills, Ill. / (847) 520-2215
Milk Chocolate with Pistachio pieces and creme filling and Dark Chocolate with Toasted Coconut pieces and creme filling
The pistachio variety features milk chocolate with actual pistachio pieces in it. The toasted coconut is crème-filled and features pieces of toasted coconut. Like all Baron truffles, they are double deposit filled. And the thin shell, which reflects a textured surface, gives the appeal of a handcrafted truffle.
S.R.P.: (5.25-oz. bag)$2.99
New York / (646) 380-1891
Bauli Gluten-Free Panettone
Now everyone can enjoy Bauli’s Il Panettone Di Milano with this new gluten-free recipe! Bauliuses only uses the finest gluten-free ingredients to give the best taste of Italian Holiday Tradition. Bauli’s gluten-free Panettone is fragrant, rich in real butter, filled with raisins and soft candied fruit.
S.R.P.: (14.1-oz. box) $17.99-$19.99
Bauli Chocolate Panettone
BauliPanettone is now even more tempting with its delicious Dark Chocolate Chunks! Filled with crunchy and enticing big chunks of dark chocolate, made using only the best cocoa and specially formulated to keep their consistency when baked, the new panettone recipe is naturally leavened for 40 hours for an indulgent Holiday Gift or Treat.
S.R.P.: (26.4-oz. box)$8.99-$9.99
Chicago / (800) 621-4241
Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Beef Jerky
Bridgford’s newest jerky flavor tastes as good as a slab of ribs coming off the grill. The new Sweet Baby Ray’s Beef Jerky line. The company also offers Original and Sweet & Spicy jerky, and all of the flavors are available in 3-oz., 3.25-oz, and 6.2-oz. packs.
S.R.P.: (3.25-oz. bag)$5.99
Huntley, Ill. / (847) 669-2100
Grandpa Lundquist Apple Glögg
New Grandpa Lundquist Apple Glögg is sweet, fruity and spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, bitter orange and cloves. Glögg is often served gently warmed, in small glögg cups garnished with raisins and almonds. Imported from Sweden.
S.R.P.: (25.4-fl.-oz. bottle) $9.50
Vital Nougat Bars
Vital Nougatbars are soft and creamy, with fruit and nut varieties for every taste! Varieties are placed into attractive, colorful, ready-to merchandise display trays. They come in the following flavors: Cranberry Nougat Bar; Almond Nougat Bar; Fruit Nougat Bar; Supreme Nougat Assortment Display featuring three Varieties: Orange, Cranberry, and Almond. Imported from Belgium.
S.R.P.: (1.58-oz. Cranberry, Almond, & Fruit Nougat Bars)$1.90; (3.5-oz. Supreme Nougat Assortment) $5
Fantastick Chocolate Greetings
The She’s So Sweet Trend Chocolate Bar Collection is a delicious way to celebrate any friend or family member’s birthday. Each milk chocolate bar comes with a chic and stylish cover art. Some of the messages on the bars include: “Make a Wish and Celebrate! Party Time! Happy Birthday!” and “I forgot your age, but not your birthday! All love, let’s celebrate!”
There’s also Turnowsky Chocolate Bar Collection, which features an assortment of milk chocolate bars that come with creative and fun packaging, including a “Sweet Greetings” and “To You.”
S.R.P.: (3-5.oz. bars)$5.90
These soothing pastilles come in a convenient travel-sized, flip-top box. They come in two new flavors: Salty Caramel Strawberry Lime. And the sugar-free varieties of this candy are sweetened with steviol, a non-caloric natural sweetener made from the leaves of the stevia plant.
S.R.P.: (.88-oz. box) $2.30
Lakritfabriken Sour Licorice
Sweden’s first gluten-free liquorice comes in traditional salty and sweet varieties. All-natural, gluten-free rice flour is used in place of wheat flour and it’s produced in small batches from a proprietary recipe. These soft, chewy bite-size pieces come in upscale packaging in a branded, display tray. Imported from Sweden.
S.R.P.: (1.4-oz. box)$4.20
Sarotti Chocolate Cat Tongues
For real chocolate gourmets, these Katzenzungen are a delicacy. A German favorite, Milk Chocolate Cat Tongues are made using the finest full milk chocolate. Marbled Chocolate Cat Tongues are milk chocolate mixed with delicious white chocolate. Imported from Germany.
S.R.P.: (3.5-oz. box)$4.40
Aux Anysetiers du Roy
This incredibly convenient fondue kit makes it easy to simply heat the chocolate in the stoneware and serve, especially since the stoneware is microwavable. Available in four flavor varieties, including: Dark Chocolate Fondue 70% Cocoa with Raspberry; Chocolate Fondue Milk Gourmet; Dark Chocolate Fondue 70% Cocoa; Milk Chocolate with Caramel Sea Salt. Imported from France.
S.R.P: (7-oz. Fondue container)$23
Milton, Ma. / (781) 283-5787
Hot Chocolate Sticks
Hot Chocolate Sticks are now available in a smooth rich Caramel flavor with pure Callebaut Belgian Chocolate, packaged in colorful updated packaging. Other varieties available on an everyday basis include Milk, Dark, Organic Dark and coconut flavor varieties. Comes in an impactful 24-piece counter display for impulse sales.
Atlanta, Ga. / (770) 648-4986
This line of all-natural Cotton Candy features four tempting flavors, including: Fabulous French Toast, Yum Yum Bubble Gum, Sour Apple Awesomeness, and Happy Birthday Cake.
Lac Lahache, BC / (772) 210-5737
This company offers jerky in three savory varities, including: Bullet Bites, which come in Salt & Pepper, Honey Garlic, Teriyaki, Super Hot; Natural Bites, which come in Himalayan Sea Salt, Honey Garlic; andPepperoni Sticks, which come in Classic, Honey Garlic, Teriyaki, Super Hot.
S.R.P.: (4.4-oz. bag)$ 4.99
Oak Brook Terrace, Ill. / (708) 366-0500
Black Forest Organic Gummies
The gummies come in the following varieties:
Black ForestOrganic Gummy Bears & Worms; Black Forest Organic Gummy Worms; Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears, and Black Forest Organic Gummy Cherries
S.R.P.: (4-oz. bag) $1.99
Akron, N.Y. / (847) 955-0003
Big League Grape Bubblegum Balls
The Big League Chew Bubblegum brand that has been available in a unique shredded gum format is now available in 5-packs of 6-g. gumballs in Grape and Original flavors.
S.R.P.: (5 gumballs, 1.1-oz. pack) $0.89
Cheyenne, Wyo. / (888) 737-3584
This enticing box features a gummy candy bag, a cute toy which is packed in a separate polybag and a leaflet with a small story about the toy and a whole toys collection. Fresh Toys company’s brand portfolio has a broad list of the unique high quality products that are suitable for 3+ girls and boys.
Dominguez, Calif. / (310) 898-2180
DolcettoWafer Rolls now come in holiday flavors, including: Chocolate Peppermint, Peppermint Mocha, and Chocolate. These 100-percent natural European-style wafer rolls are light & crispy on the outside; rich & creamy on the inside.
S.R.P.: (12-oz. canister) $6.99
Clackamas, Ore. / (844) 33-PERKY
These all-natural, gluten-free, paleo and vegan superfood snack bites comes in three delicious flavors: Mango Coconut, Mango Pineapple, and Mango Spinach, Kale. Handcrafted in a dedicated gluten-free and kosher facility, powered by wind energy.
South San Francisco, Calif. / (650) 589-8899
Original Hickory Beef Jerky
Fusion Jerky is a healthy artisan jerky that infuses the soft texture of Asian-style jerky with deliciously unique American flavors. It’s newest flavor, Original Hickory Beef Jerky, features tender beef rounds are transformed into hearty bites with a sweet and smoky profile. It’s crafted by carefully balancing traditional hickory smoke flavor with a hint of sweetness to produce a flavor that is bold and robust.
The company offers chicken, turkey, beef and pork in nine different flavors. Flavors include Basil Citrus, Chipotle Lime, Original Hickory, Garlic Jalapeno, Island Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, and Rosemary Citrus.
S.R.P.: (3-oz. bag) $6.99
Los Angeles, Calif. / www.kafecandy.com / (855) 560-5233
käfēis an all-natural, USDA organic certified coffee candy. It is made with only three organic ingredients: organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup, and organic spray dried coffee. It’s has no GMOs, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. It is also dairy free, and tastes like real coffee, not coffee caramels.
Nashville, Tenn. / (855) 246-6466
Lil’ Goos are the new unwrapped, miniature version of an Original Goo Goo Cluster. These bite-sized clusters full of peanuts, caramel, and nougat, all covered in milk chocolate, are served in a resealable 6-oz. pouch and are perfect for snacking.
S.R.P.: (6-oz. pouch)$4.99
Brooklyn, N.Y. / (866) 757-4633
This Popcorn is Awesome!
This Popcorn is Awesome! is a new line of organic popcorn. It comes in four tempting flavors, including: Sea Salt, Crushed Pepper & Truffle Oil, Movie Theater Popcorn & Aged White Cheddar. The Movie Theater Popcorn & the Aged White Cheddar contain dairy, but there are no other allergens. All the company’s products are kosher-certified, gluten free, and the company is in the process of becoming non-GMO Project verified, and USDA Organic.
S.R.P.: (5-oz. non-dairy products, including Sea Salt, Crushed Pepper & Truffle Oil / 4-oz. Dairy items, including Movie Theater Popcorn and Aged White Cheddar)$2.99
This Chip is Awesome!
This Chip is Awesome!is Gourmet Basics’ new organic Popcorn Chip product. Available in four delicious flavors, including: Sea Salt, Aged White Cheddar, Movie Theater, and Salty Sweet Kettle.
S.R.P.: (4-oz. bag)$2.99
Brooklyn, N.Y. / (212) 444-9909
S.R.P.: N/A for all
Emojeez Fruit Flavored Gummies
These amazing Emojeez gummies are shaped like everyone’s favorite emoticons! There’s the cool sunglasses guy, the hearts for eyes guy, fist bump, thumps up, the red heart, and of course the laughing so hard he’s crying guy. Perfect for letting consumers share how they really feel about their friends!
Welch’s Trail Mixes
This new trail mix is all-natural, and made with real fruit inclusions. It comes in a variety of delicious flavors, including, Peanut Butter and Jelly, as well as Cashew, Pecan and Walnut, Almond and Pistachio.
Welch’s Apple Chips
This tempting snack is made with real fruit, and features no artificial colors or flavors. It’s also baked, not fried and there’s no sugar added. Available in three delicious flavors, including: Golden Apple Chips, Red Apple Chips and Green Apple Chips.
Chicago, Ill. / (844) 533-6924
These Chocolate Puffs are a new spin on chocolate-covered snacks. Each quinoa puff is enrobed in indulgent Fair Trade dark chocolate for a perfectly balanced bite. Available in Dark Chocolate Himalayan Pink Salt and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Boulder, Colo. / (844) 448-0302
Justin’s Snack Pack
The Snack Pack provides convenient nutrition for kids and adults alike with 4-6 g of protein for just 180-190 calories per pack. An on-the-go, packable snack that provides delicious and convenient nutrition for all. One side of the pack features Justin’s nut butter and one side features delicious, wheat pretzels, and it contains no hydrogenated oils and nothing artificial. Available in three mouthwatering varieties – Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and Pretzels; Classic Almond Butter and Pretzels; Maple Almond Butter and Pretzels.
Ephrata, Pa. / (844) 468-4866
Gourmet Gummy Collection:
- Gourmet Filled Gummy Sea Animals Stand Up Pouch:Featuring gourmet, vibrantly-colored gummies in a variety of flavors, including: strawberry, a blueberry and grape with a sour cherry filling.
- Gourmet Filled Gummy Bears Stand Up Pouch:These unique, vibrant gummies come in a variety of flavors, including: blueberry, cherry and green apple with a tart liquid watermelon filling.
- Gourmet Filled Gummy Insects Stand Up Pouch:These gourmet filled gummy insects are the perfect bite with a sour sand outside, a soft gummy chew and a delightful burst of strawberry-watermelon, blackberry, and watermelon flavors with a translucent top to allow the inside strawberry-watermelon liquid filling to show through.
All items are gluten-free, fat-free and non-GMO.
S.R.P.: (7-oz. package)$2.49
Yardley, Pa. / (267) 391-8171
This savory jerky comes in the following flavors:
Beef Varieties: Honey Chipotle, Aloha Teriyaki, Mango Habanero, Sweet Sriracha, Pho, Japanese Curry Pork Variety: and a new BBQ Pork Spare Rib! It’s all-natural, high protein, low carb, low in sugar and low in fat, and most varieties are gluten-free
S.R.P.: (2-oz. bag)$5.99
Cashmere, Wash. / (509) 782-2191
Orchard Bar Bites
Orchard Bar Bites are a naturally delicious blend of moist fruits, and wholesome nuts & seeds. These bite-sized pieces provide sustained energy, making them a great snack for your busy lifestyle. They come in individually wrapped .5-oz pieces, which are in a 4-oz. re-sealable and peggable bag. They’re non-GMO, gluten-free certified, vegan, dairy-free, rich in antioxidants (vitamins C and E), and have only 60 calories or less per piece.
S.R.P.: (4-oz. bag)$4.99
Hollywood, Fla. / (754) 888-5508
Nudiepremium toasted coconut chips contain nothing artificial, have zero preservatives and are never fried. They are made from the finest slices of fresh coconut, sourced from Thailand that we then toast to perfection. Available in four flavors: Original, Sweet Thai Chili, Salt & Vinegar and Chocolate.
frü-licious is an all-natural snack line that includes the following items:
1) Freeze-dried fruit:Apple, Grape and Banana & Strawberry; no preservatives and no added sugar, 100% fruit; includes whole white grapes and whole strawberries; GMO-free, kosher
2) Fruit twists:Apple Strawberry, Blueberry Raspberry; 99 percent fruit, GMO-free fruit twists, kosher
3) Smoothies:Shelf-stable smoothies available in two flavors - Banana and Strawberry; freeze for 3 hours prior to consumption
4) Ice Pops:Shelf stable ice pops available in four flavors: Blood Orange & Ginger, Blueberry & Honey, Pineapple and Mango; they simply need to be frozen for 3 hours prior to consumption.
S.R.P.: (Freeze-dried pouches)$0.99; (6-pk. Of Twists) $3.49; (20-ct. Ice pops or smoothies) $4.99.
This 100-percent Brazilian Chocolate is made with fine cocoa beans, and is socially responsible and ecological forming. And it’s twice been awarded at the Salon du Chocolat, Paris France
Available in three varieties, including: Brazil- 35 percent Cocoa; Bahia- Single Farm, 63 percent Cocoa; Amazonia, Organic, 70 percent Cocoa.
These 100-percent natural sweet-potato fries feature nearly half the fat of the leading competitive sweet potato chip. Vacuum frying reduces the oil content while maintaining product nutritional quality; while low-heat/high-pressure fry reduces the absorption of fat by as much as 42 percent. Gluten-free, and available in three flavors: Salt & Pepper, Mesquite BBQ and Chili & Lime.
2Go Fusions Snacks
These all-natural trail mixes offer functional benefits. Available in four flavors: Power (edamame beans, cranberries & cashews), Energy (apple, ginger & cashews), Sustain (cranberries, apricot, banana - no nuts) and Booster (goji berries, cashews & cranberries).
Dallas, Texas / (214) 630-9101
Lady Walton’s Dark Chocolate Peppermint Wafers
Lady Walton’s feature all-natural bite-size butter wafers covered with dark chocolate and peppermint.
Hackettstown, N.J./ (908) 852-1000
TWIX White Chocolate Cookie Bars
These cookies bars feature two crunchy cookie bars covered with smooth caramel and enrobed in creamy white chocolate. This limited edition item is sure to please, as white chocolate continues to grow in popularity.
M&M’S Milk Chocolate Crispy S’mores Candies
This treats is perfect for decorating and snacking during the harvest season, combining the essence of melted chocolate with smoky marshmallow and crispy graham crackers.
S.R.P.: (8-oz. bag)$3
SNICKERS Crisper FUN SIZE
Available in a medium bag format, this is the ideal treat for trick-or-treating. This new snack features crisped rice and peanuts layered with caramel and covered in milk chocolate.
S.R.P.: (10.61-oz. bag)$3
DOVE Milk Chocolate TREAT SIZE
These treats are available in a medium bag, with delicious silky smooth DOVE Chocolate pieces that are individually wrapped for trick-or-treating and candy bowls.
S.R.P.: (9-oz. bag) $3
Crunchy & Crispy Lovers Mix Variety Stand-up Pouch
This pouch is packed with 170 pieces of consumers’ favorite Mars brands that are crunchy and crispy – SNICKERS, SNICKERS Crisper, M&M’S Crispy and TWIX.
S.R.P.: (70.07-oz. bag) $14.99
SNICKERS & MILKY WAY Bites Mixed Ornament Pouches
These ornament pouches are filled with bite-sized versions of the iconic candy bars, ideal for gifting and stocking stuffers.
S.R.P.: (1.5-oz. pouch)$0.99
TWIX Minis Cane for the Holidays
These mini canes combine the popularity of Mars’ Christmas cane format with the iconic TWIX Brand. This new item is a perfect stocking stuffer or small gift at a key price point.
S.R.P.: (2.5-oz. cane)$1.99
DOVE PROMISES Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Large Gift Box
This gift box contains 12 ounces of delicious individually wrapped treats. DOVE Chocolate was the fastest growing brand at Christmas in 2015, so shoppers will be thrilled to find this new gift format and design.
S.R.P.: (12-oz. box)$9.99
Medina, Ohio / (330) 722-3531
New Francine’s gourmet toffee is made from scratch in the company’s family-owned candy factory in rural Medina, Ohio. Each small batch is cooked in a kettle over an open flame, hand-poured and covered in a thick layer of chocolate. The toffee is fresh, buttery and delicious — just like homemade! Product is kosher and available in: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Milk Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Almond.
S.R.P.: (5-oz. box) $3.99
County Fair Popcorn
In the tradition of popcorn made fresh at the summer fairs in small towns across America, County Fair popcorn offers a twist of modern flavors. The Sriracha has a spicy blend of natural chili pepper and garlic. Triple Cheese blends the flavors of parmesan, asiago, and romano cheese. Parmesan Garlic popcorn has just the right touch of real garlic and parmesan cheese. And the Kettle Corn has a sweet and salty flavor reminiscent of the bags that are straight out of the copper kettle. Product is kosher and private label opportunities are available.
S.R.P.: (2-oz. bag)$0.99; (8-oz. bag) $2.99
New York City / (800) 228-1091
Mediterra’s Kale/Pumpkin Seed and Bell Pepper/Green Olive Bars
Mediterra, the first company to introduce all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, has added two new Savory Bar flavors: Kale/Pumpkin Seed and Bell Pepper/Green Olive. With these new flavors, Mediterra now offers four truly savory bars that also include Sundried Tomato/Basil and Black Olive/Walnut.
S.R.P.: (1.23-oz. bar)$1.99
Brooklyn, New York / / (646) 820-0935
4 cookie squares sittin’ in a row
A crispy shortbread with fresh butter and a soft intense chocolate ganache, it comes in three different flavors, including: dark chocolate and sea salt; milk chocolate above a layer of caramel, and milk chocolate hazelnuts with bits of hazelnuts.
Palatine, Ill. / (847) 359-3454
These incredible gold-dusted chocolate statues are available in milk, dark and white chocolate; as well as sugar-free milk and dark chocolate. Both female and male statues available.
Azusa, California / www.tangyzangy.com / (626) 385 - 2000
My Chocolate Snack Blueberry Cheesecake Bark
This enticing and unique bark features blueberry cheesecake and graham cracker flavors.
My Chocolate Snack Almond Cranberry Bark
This delicious candy features dry roasted almonds and dried cranberries.
Jim Beam Milk Chocolate Clusters
A bourbon-flavored salted caramel, these non-alcoholic milk chocolate clusters feature dry roasted almonds.
Greenwich, Conn. / (203) 769-5005
Peach Chia Vanilla Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
These squeezes are available in a new flavor: Peach Chia Vanilla. The line also includes three additional flavors, including: Apple Quinoa Cinnamon, Blueberry Acai Flax, and Raspberry Coconut. All products are: gluten-free certified, non-GMO Project verified, vegan and no sugar added.
S.R.P.: (2-oz. pouch)$2.49
Caledonia, Mich. / (800) 875-5557
Messori Italian Hazelnut Conosnack
Italian-made, delicious real Belgian Waffle lined with rich dark chocolate all the way to the tip, then filled with creamy premium hazelnut, or milk caramel chocolate. Varieties include ConoParties, Hazelnut and Caramel. May contain traces of nuts.
Oakland, Calif. / (510) 628-0380
OCHO Candy makes candy bars that are an organic twist on familiar favorites. The company uses simple, high-quality organic ingredients. The bars do not contain GMO’s, artificial flavors, fillers or preservatives. All are certified gluten-free, and the Coconut bar is certified vegan. The bars come in five flavors, including: Coconut, Peanut Butter, Caramel & Peanut, Dark Coffee and Mocha.
The company also makes pouches of Minis, which are available in four flavors, including: Coconut, Peanut Butter, Caramel and Peppermint.
S.R.P.: (1.5-oz. bar)$1.99; (3.5-oz. Pouch of Minis) $4.99; (8-oz. Pouch of minis) $8.99
Salem, N.H.. / (603) 894-1200
Original Gourmet has picked up the production pace with a new line of OGO Pops in peppermint, fruit and sour flavors! Using a different candy-making technique, this line of candy promises great flavor and value in one. These pops are gluten-free, fat-free, GMO-free and allergen-free, making it an easier choice for consumers seeking smarter sweets.
S.R.P.: (83-ct. bag)$2.99
Perugia, Italy / (888) 265-2848 Baci Milk
Milk Chocolate Baci
Nearly 100 years after its creation, the Baci recipe still begins with a heart of gianduia (luscious milk chocolate, whipped and blended with hazelnut paste) dotted with finely chopped hazelnuts, then crowned with a whole hazelnut but now enrobed in silky, milk chocolate.
Milk Chocolate Baci joins the existing line which features the Classic Baci confection drenched in Perugina’s legendary Luisa Dark (51 percent cacao) and its White Chocolate Baci covered with vanilla scented white chocolate. Baci confections contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. They are also gluten-free and kosher-certified.
S.R.P.: (12-piece box) $14.99
Salt Lake City, Utah / (801) 983-7470
Holiday Tin - Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn
Pop Art Snacks’ Gingerbread Caramel popcorn features the aroma of ginger, molasses, cinnamon and clove, and is reminiscent of the days when we were children and would make a gingerbread house that our parents would so graciously display.
Elk Grove Village, Ill. / (630) 509-2281
Think outside the bag — microwave popcorn in a box. Available in three flavors, including: Big Screen Butter, French Sea Salt, and Love me Sweet. Gluten-free, non-GMO certified, no PFOA’s, Diacytel-free and only 35 calories per serving.
Salem, Mass. / (978) 745-9100
Garfield and Happiness Is... Chocolate Bar
PRAIM Group’s Garfield bars include four collector’s edition chocolate bars —two holiday and two “everyday” designs featuring the beloved Garfield. And “Happiness is…” is an inspirational brand with millions of followers worldwide that partnered with PRAIM Group to introduce six chocolate bars — including two holiday-themed and four everyday designs — featuring illustrations from the brand’s extensive library.
S.R.P.: (3.5-oz. Bars)$1.99-$2.49
Oakland, Calif. / (510) 457-5106
Artisana Organics Organic Dark Chocolate Bars
Organic dark chocolate bars available in three varieties, including: 65%, 75%, and 85%. All three are made from organic Venezuelan criollo cacao, and are non-GMO, kosher, Rainforest Alliance, vegan, and gluten-free.
San Clemente, Calif. / (949) 891-0729
Project 7’s Organic Gummies
Project 7’s new Organic Gourmet Gummies are non-GMO, feature no artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, gluten-free and full of award winning flavors. All of the gummies have one serving of Vitamin C per serving and are colored with natural vegetable extracts including black carrot, annatto, radish, and turmeric. Project 7’s gummies are available in Birthday Cake and Grapefruit Melon varieties, as well as a party mix with Birthday Cake, Front Porch Lemonade, and Rainbow Ice Flavors.
S.R.P.: (2-oz. pack)$1.99-$2.49
Lemont, Ill. / (630) 272-8690
Quiglees Snack Mixes
These Sweet, Savory and Spicy premium snack mixes contain dried fruits, nuts and other unique ingredients.
S.R.P.: (4-oz. bags)$4.99
Monsey, N.Y. / (845) 371-7744
3 Glow Chocolate Truffles mini pack.
Indulge in rich, creamy chocolate balls filled with a smooth-melting filling. These signature, melt-in-your mouth, European truffles are crafted with rich creamy chocolate and skillfully blended ingredients designed to delight. Available in Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffles, and Milk Chocolate Truffles.
Rompin Integrated Pineapple Industries Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / www.md2.com.my / +60389407171
Rompine Pineapple Snack
These dehydrated pineapples feature dehydrated pineapples created using a technique designed to maintain the fruit quality and extend the storage period of fruit by removing it moisture contents and securing the fruits delight full flavor and nutritional values. And all the pineapples are hand-picked daily and processed immediately.
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
These no-sugar-added chocolate bars come in nine different flavors including: Dark Chocolate (plain, almond, orange); Milk Chocolate (plain, almond, mint, coconut, raspberry) and White Chocolate.
S.R.P.: (34-g. bars)$2.00
San Jose, Calif. / (408) 287-4616 X210
3 Seed Sweet Beet Crackers
RW Garcia 3 Seed Sweet Beet crackers bring something new to the table. Great with any topping, the crackers’ nutritious ingredients include red beet, stone ground white corn and a trio of seeds blended together to make a delicious gluten-free cracker.
S.R.P.: (6.5-oz. box)$4.99
El Paso, Texas / (915) 877-1173
Softer Than Brittle
Softer Than Brittleis a unique, soft and flaky gourmet nut confection hand-
crafted from a 60-year-old family recipe spanning four generations. Carefully made in small batches in a copper kettle, this “better-for-you-confection” contains no preservatives, cholesterol, gluten, dairy, or hydrogenated oil and is even vegan. All four delicious flavors — 6-oz. Peanut, 5.5-oz. Pecan, 5.5-oz. Cashew, and 5.5-oz. Almond — are made with nearly 50 percent nuts and are offered in stand-up, re-sealable peg bags.
S.R.P.: (5.5-oz.-6-oz. bags)$4.99-$5.99.
SP Enterprises, Inc.
Las Vegas, N.V. / www.espeezcandy.com / (702) 736-4774
Cinnamon Cube Pops
Cinnamon Cube Popscome in a new 48-ct. display. They’re, “The Perfect Heat with a Hint of Sweet!”
S.R.P.: (21-g. pop)$0.59 or 2 for $1
New Milford, Conn. / (860) 799-7772
Chewie Fruities - Floor Display
Torie & Howard is introducing a stand-alone shipper for its USDA Organic Chewie Fruities candy. The colorful new shipper holds 64 4-oz. packages, available in four flavor options: Pomegranate & Nectarine, Blood Orange & Honey and Meyer Lemon & Raspberry and an Assorted bag. The candies contain a daily requirement of Vitamin C and are organic, kosher-certified and contain no GMOs, preservatives, artificial dyes, casein, soy or gluten. Made in the USA.
Wheeling, Ill. / www.surfsweets.com / (224) 676-1070
Surf Sweets Fruity Slices
Soft and chewy Surf Sweets Fruity Slices are a wave of fresh fruit flavor. USDA Organic and non-GMO project verified. These tasty treats are currently available in bulk. Available in four natural flavors, including: Watermelon, Cherry, Lemon and Orange.
S.R.P.: (10-lb. box)$9.19