84 products we're excited to see at the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo!
Expo set for May 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
This year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo is set for May 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
More than 790 exhibitors had registered in mid-April, and at least 25 countries will be represented. A new pavilion from Belarus will be make its Expo debut, while returning international pavilions include Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and Turkey.
“The Sweets & Snacks Expo continues to be a business value worth traveling for as visitors from around the world are able to discover the newest and most innovative candy and snack products,” said Barry Rosenbaum, Expo chairman and president of Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc. “As our global presence continues to grow, the Expo is the only destination to find solutions that exceed shoppers’ expectations and drive category sales.”
The National Confectioners Association has also developed three tracks for its educational programing: How We Shop, How We Eat, and How We Work. These themes will explore consumer behaviors and trends in treating and snacking. More than 20 educational sessions are planned.
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 5008 and say hello. Also, check out the July issue for all our post-show coverage!
ABS Marketing Group, LLC
West Hempstead, N.Y. / megaloadchocolate.com / (516) 252-4806
Dippin’ Dots chocolate bars
Inspired by the popular microspherical ice cream, these chocolate bars are available in two flavors: Cookies & Cream — which features vanilla cream, cookie crumble and candy beads — and S’mores, which features marshmallow cream, graham cracker pieces and candy beads.
S.R.P. (2.75 oz.): $1.99
Madison, Wis. / artisankettle.com / (833) 605-6929
Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
Artisan Kettle’s Bittersweet Chocolate Chips are vegan, kosher, allergen-free and contain 55 percent cacao sourced from small family farmers in South America. They are USDA-organic certified, FairTrade-certified and free of GMOs, gluten, dairy, soy and nuts.
S.R.P. (10 oz.): $4.99
White Chocolate Chips
These white chocolate chips are made with cocoa butter sourced from small family farmers in South America. They are USDA-organic certified, FairTrade-certified and free of GMOs, gluten, dairy, soy and nuts.
S.R.P. (10 oz.): $4.99
Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar
This 100% cacao baking bar is vegan, USDA-organic certified, FairTrade-certified and free of GMOs, gluten, dairy, soy and nuts. The cacao is sourced from small family farmers in South America.
S.R.P. (4 oz.): $3.99
Birnn Chocolates of Vermont
South Burlington, Vt. / birrn.com / (800) 338-3141
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Caramel Truffles
Birnn’s newest offering, these kosher truffles are a twist on a tried-and-true favorite. They feature Grandpop Birnn’s original caramel recipe, spanning four generations. They’re decorated with a sprinkling of pink Himalayan sea salt. They’re available in bite-size (S.R.P.: $0.99) and dessert-size options.
S.R.P. (Dessert-size): $2.75
Bixby & Co.
Rockland, Maine / bixbyco.com / (207) 691-0648
Dark Chocolate Maine Sea Salt Caramels
Bixby’s newest snacking creation, the Dark Chocolate Maine Sea Salt Caramels are packed in a resealable stand-up pouch. They’re kosher and free of corn syrup, gluten and GMOs. They’re also made with Rainforest Alliance-certified, ethically-sourced chocolate.
S.R.P.(3.5 oz.): $3.99
Boston America Corp.
Woburn, Mass. / bostonamerica.com / (781) 933-3535
Bob Ross Happy Little Tree Mints
Find your happy place with this tin, which features Bob Ross and his iconic trees. Each is filled with 1.5 oz. of tree-shaped mints. The tins are packed 18 to a display.
Pickle Rick Gummy
Based on the popular Rick and Morty character, each decorated gummy is pickle-flavored and packed in it’s own eye-catching window box.
It’s sour, sweet and oozy good fun. It’s easy to enjoy with a spoon attached under the snap-on lid. Each container is filled with 3.5 oz. of Sour Green Apple- or Sour Cherry-flavored slime. The containers are packed nine assorted pieces to a display.
West Palm Beach, Fla. / browniebrittle.com / (800) 276-9643
Chocolate Almond Brownie Brittle
New from Brownie Brittle, the Chocolate Almond variety combines roasted almonds and rich chocolate chips that stud the decadent crispy edges of Brownie Brittle’s signature cookie.
S.R.P. (5 oz.): $3.99
Thindulgent sandwich cookies
Two thin, crispy cookies sandwich a rich fudge filling, creating an indulgent experience. Flavors include Salted Caramel and Toasted Coconut.
S.R.P. (6.5 oz.): $3.99-$4.99
Louisville, Ky. / candyrific.com / (502) 893-3626
Surprise Candy Pals
CandyRific has launched Surprise Candy Pals, which include a four-inch plastic ball container with a scented plush animal toy, a collector’s sheet and 0.35 oz. of dextrose candy inside.
The first series includes six characters and scents: Sprinkles Star (candy-scented), Louie Lolli-pup (Cherry), Khloe Kitty (Bubble Gum), Annie Oinksley (Grape), Hannah Banana (Banana), and Ellie Berry (Strawberry). A holiday series will also be available.
Paw Patrol Vending Machines
A licensee of Nickelodeon, CandyRific has introduced a line of products with characters from Nickelodeon and Spin Master Entertainment’s hit animated series Paw Patrol. Marshall, Skye and Chase characters are available in vending machines dispensers with 0.53 oz. of dextrose candy.
Expressions Everyday Fans
These whimsical fans will put a smile on every face. Each of the three characters has a silly grin and gives a thumbs-up while providing a burst of fanned air when the button is pushed. Topped by Unicorn Poop, Poop and the sunglass-wearing character called Ay-OK, these fans each come with 0.53 oz. of assorted fruit-flavored dextrose candies, which have natural flavors and colors.
Fort Lee, N.J. / chocmod.com / (914) 799-0903
This all natural, gluten-free snack features a cocoa and quinoa truffle center that’s dipped into chocolate. Flavors include Hazelnut, Raspberry and Coconut.
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co.
St. Louis, Mo. / chocolatechocolate.com / (314) 338-3501
Sea Salt Caramel Bites
These little bites of soft sea salt caramel are made with fresh whipping cream, butter and Madagascar vanilla, all slowly cooked in copper kettles and topped with Mediterranean sea salt. They’re available in milk and dark chocolate varieties.
S.R.P. (4 oz.): $4.99
West Des Moines, Iowa / chocolatestory.com / (515) 226-9893
Gourmet Cotton Candy
Chocolate Storybook makes gourmet cotton candy in classic and unique flavors, including Beer, Mimosa, Merlot, Buttered Popcorn, BBQ and Wedding Cake and close to 50 others. Seasonal flavors include Pumpkin Pie, Candy Corn, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie and Cotton Tail.
Many varieties are made with natural flavors and colors. The cotton candy is packaged in tubs with eye-catching labels. They’re making their way into boutiques and large national chains alike.
Dr. John’s Candies
Grand Rapids, Mich. / drjohns.com / (888) 375-6462
Healthy Sweets Sugar-Free Caramels
These sugar-free, chocolate- and vanilla-swirled caramels are made with real butter and natural sweeteners, flavors and colors. Vitamin D has been added for an extra boost.
S.R.P. (3.5 oz.): $4.99
Healthy Sweets Sugar-Free Lollipops
These sugar-free lollipops have a fiber-based formula which includes only natural sweeteners, flavors and colors. Available in Strawberry, Blackberry and Orange flavors, they’re kosher, vegan and free of nuts, gluten and GMO ingredients.
S.R.P. (3.5 oz.): $4.99
Each pop is made with 5 grams of dietary fiber, 20 percent of the recommended daily value. Available in Strawberry and Wildberry flavors, they’re kosher, vegan and gluten-free.
S.R.P. (9.5 oz.): $14.99
Ford Gum & Machine Co.
Akron, N.Y. / fordgum.com / (847) 955-0003
Big League Chew Stadium Cup
The Big League Chew Stadium Cup combines a fun novelty bubblegum with a meaningful package, making it perfect for sporting events. The 22-oz. cup is filled with 18 individually-wrapped Outta Here Original Big League Chew gumballs.
Big League Team Bag
Meeting consumer demand for more convenient packaging, Big League gumballs are now available in gusseted standup pouches. Each contain 15 gumballs and come in the two most popular Big League Chew flavors: Outta Here Original and Groundball Grape.
S.R.P. (3.17 oz.): $1.99
Big League Chew Big Rally Blue Raspberry
The newest player on the Big League Chew team is Big Rally Blue Raspberry. The new flavor comes in the traditional 2.12-oz. recloseable pouch. The package also promotes Big League Chew’s partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Gerrit J. Verburg Co.
Fenton, Mich. / gerritjverburg.com / (810) 750-9779
Fort Knox Unicorn Coins
Playing off the popularity of the unicorns, these gold foil-wrapped Belgian chocolate coins now come with unicorn stickers, which feature seven different characters. They’re available in 1.47-oz. bags.
Gustaf’s Dutch Licorice Peg Bags
Five new items have been added to Gerrit J. Verburg’s collection of peg bags. They include:
- Canal Houses: Sweet black licorice shaped like houses lining Amsterdam’s canals.
- Duos: Licorice and fruit gums fused into one bite.
- Beehive Licorice: Shaped like beehives, these licorice pieces have a touch of honey.
- Licorice Farm: Featuring shapes from farm scenes, these semi-firm licorice pieces are salted.
- Beagles: These classic black licorice pieces are shaped like the famed hunting dog.
S.R.P. (5.29 oz.): $1.99-$2.99
These delicious stroopwafels are perfect to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee, on ice cream or in between pancakes. They’ll be available in 2.82-oz. duo packs, 11.1-oz. standup bags and a 14.1-oz. gift carton.
Good Day Chocolate
Boulder, Colo. / gooddaychocolate.com / (415) 244-7309
Good Day Chocolate supplement
Founded by a doctor, Good Day Chocolate chose chocolate as a medium for supplements because it’s real food with natural health benefits that our bodies metabolize effectively. Each product is packed with premium supplements made with FairTrade dark or milk chocolate. The adult supplement line includes: Sleep, Energy, Calm, Probiotic, Turmeric and Vitamin D3.
S.R.P. (8-ct. box): $3.29
The Hershey Co.
Hershey, Pa. / thehersheycompany.com / (800) 468-1714
Reese’s Outrageous! Bar
Each bite of the Reese’s Outrageous! Bar explodes with smooth milk chocolate, creamy peanut butter and crunchy Reese’s Pieces. Tossed in a thin layer of caramel to make sure the Reese’s Pieces don’t escape, this over-the-top treat has the perfect balance of flavors and textures.
S.R.P. (2.95-oz. King-Size bar): $2.09
Hershey’s Gold Bar
Hershey’s Gold Bars feature a rich creme delivering a buttery, sweet flavor that is a distinctively new Hershey’s experience. It includes a combination of salty, crunchy bits of peanuts and pretzels for creamy, crunchy satisfaction.
S.R.P. (1.4 oz.): $0.99
Janesville, Wis. / impactconfections.com / (800) 535-4401
WARHEADS Dippin’ Rings
WARHEADS Dippin’ Rings feature a sweet, fruit-flavored candy ring that can be dipped into a sour powder. Each display comes with two flavor varieties including a Watermelon candy ring with Sour Blue Raspberry dipping powder and a Blue Raspberry candy ring with Sour Green Apple powder. Each ring features reclosable lid to save it for later.
S.R.P. (0.88 oz.): $1.49
HOTHEADS Scorching Heat Twists
Scorching Heat Twists is the newest member of the HOTHEADS family. This product combines sour, sweet and heat into a bite-sized, filled licorice piece. It has a sour coating on the outside, fruit-flavored licorice and a heat-filled center. Flavors include Molten Mango, Piping Hot Pineapple and Atomic Green Apple.
S.R.P. (4 oz.): $1.39
WARHEADS Twisted Taffy
Each roll has two sour taffy flavors rolled into one piece. Each unit includes two different-flavored rolls. One side of the tray will have a Sour Blue Raspberry and Sour Green Apple roll, and the other side will have a Sour Strawberry and Sour Orange roll.
S.R.P. (3 oz.): $1.49
Little Rock, Ark. / janisandmelanie.com / (800) 264-2278
Cabernet Wine Biscuits
These biscuits pair the finest Cabernet with fresh cracked pepper corns for the ultimate wine snack. They’re a great companion for wine tasting or a delicious counterpart to salads, soups and fruit.
Elmhurst, Ill. / kelloggsspecialtychannels.com / (630) 833-2900
Cocoa Krispies Treats Big Bar with M&M’S
Cocoa Krispies Treats meets M&M’S Minis for a match made in gooey, marshmallow-y, chocolatey heaven.
S.R.P. (2.1 oz.): $1.49
Cheez-It Duoz Caramel Popcorn & Cheddar
Sweet caramel crunch meets salty cheddar crisp in this pairing. The latest product to join the Cheez-It Duoz family, this combination provides two crave-worthy snacks in one easy-to-grab pack.
S.R.P. (4 oz.): $1.99
Special K Protein Trail Mix-Inspired Meal Bars
Special K Protein Trail Mix Inspired Meal Bars in Cherry Nut and Pretzel Cashew are not only delicious, they contain 12 grams of protein and are free from artificial flavors and preservatives. They’re packed in clear packaging so shoppers can see the ingredients they want and love.
Durham, N.C. / griffstoffee.com / (919) 906-1726
Griff’s Coffee Toffee
Griff’s Coffee Toffee brings together sweet English toffee, dark chocolate, pecans and a hint of smooth espresso. This precise flavor combination creates an exquisite balance of vintage European tradition with a distinctive Southern twist.
S.R.P. (2 oz.): $2.99
Auna di Sotto, South Tyrol, Italy / loackerusa.com / (212) 742-8510
Blueberry Yogurt Quadratini
Unmistakable fresh and fruity flavor of hand-picked blueberries perfectly blends with the typical creamy notes of yogurt, while light and crispy wafers complete this refined natural taste experience. They’re available in 110-gram and 220-gram packages.
S.R.P. (110 g): $2.99 - $3.99
Blueberry Yogurt Loacker wafers
A layer of blueberry-yogurt cream filling is sandwiched by two light, crispy wafers. Every 100 grams of Blueberry Yogurt cream filling requires 12 grams of hand-picked blueberries.
S.R.P.: $2.99 - $3.99
Loacker Ice cream wafers
One layer of vanilla cream, made using Bourbon vanilla pods and enriched by a pinch of cocoa, is spread between two light and crispy Loacker wafers. Thanks to its extra width, this wafer speciality is perfect as an ice cream spoon, but, of course, they can be enjoyed by themselves.
S.R.P.: $2.99 - $3.99
Commerce Township, Mich. / zollipops.com / (888) 450-3639
Zolli Drops Candy Jar
Available in a 150-ct. candy jar, these hard candies are sure to keep everyone smiling. Free of sugar, nuts, gluten and artificial colors, they come in six fruit flavors.
Zaffi Taffy Candy Jar
These sugar-free taffy pieces come in five natural fruit flavors. Available in a 35-oz. candy jar, Zaffi Taffy is also vegan, kosher and free of nuts, gluten and artificial colors.
Mars Wrigley Confectionery US
Hackettstown, N.J. / mars.com / (862) 217-3158
Snickers Peanut Butter Crisper
This new Snickers offering provides the perfect balance of sweet, salty, creamy and crispy. Balancing the satisfaction of real peanut butter with the crunch of crisp, it comes in four portionable squares that fans are sure to love.
S.R.P. (2.83 oz.): $1.10
Extra Chewy Mints
Mars Wrigley’s Extra brand has extended into the mints category with Extra Chewy Mints. Available in Peppermint and Polar Ice, these chewable sugar mints are packed with flavor and freshening power. Each mint has a thin crispy outer shell and a chewy freshening core.
S.R.P. (1.5 oz.): $2.19
Skittles Sweet Heat
Skittles has spiced things up. Each pack features fruity flavors with a spicy kick including: Fiery Watermelon, Blazin’ Mango, Flamin’ Orange, Sizzlin’ Strawberry and Lemon Spark.
S.R.P. (1.8 oz.): $0.99
Sac City, Iowa / molly-you.com / (888) 552-9768
Celebration Microwave Cake Singles
A buttery vanilla mug cake bursting with celebration sprinkles. Just add water, stir and microwave.
S.R.P.(2.75 oz.): $2.49
Irvine, Calif. / morinaga-america.com / (949) 732-1155
HI-CHEW Acai Stick
Building off the superfruit trend, Acai is a new flavor addition to the fruity, chewy HI-CHEW brand.
S.R.P. (1.76 oz.): $1.39
HI-CHEW Tropical Mix
Morinaga America has reworked its HI-CHEW Tropical Mix to include Kiwi, Mango and Pineapple flavors. The packaging now includes a window so consumers can see the individually-wrapped pieces.
S.R.P. (3.53 oz.): $2.39
HI-CHEW Plus Fruit Bag
This product has the same long-lasting, chewy texture and real fruit flavors of classic HI-CHEW, but they have pieces of real fruit inside.There are two flavors in each piece: Mango & Pineapple and Cranberry & Grape.
S.R.P. (3.17 oz.): $2.79
Morris National, Inc.
Azusa, Calif. / morrisnational.com / (626) 385-2000
Tangy Zangy Soft N’ Chewy Sour Candy
Available in bears, fruit slices and raspberries, these sour candies are sure to please. They’re also vegetarian, kosher and made with natural colors and flavors. They’re free of gelatin, gluten and GMO ingredients.
S.R.P. (9 oz.): $3.99
McKeever & Danlee Red Liquorice Allsorts
Made in Australia, these raspberry-flavored licorice pieces contain natural colors and flavors. They’re available in an 8-oz. gusset bag.
Nassau Candy Specialty Confections & Fine Foods
Hicksville, N.Y. / nassaucandy.com / (516) 433-7100
Real Scandinavian Licorice
Real Scandinavian Licorice begins with a sweet, aromatic, satisfyingly chewy, unsalted black licorice base. It then gets “Americanized” with the addition of comforting flavors such as lemon, strawberry, peach, banana and smooth, creamy chocolate. This new taste sensation comes in three fun shapes: pinwheels, slides and bursts.
S.R.P. (5 oz.): $2.95
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Nassau Candy has introduced milk chocolate peanut butter cups, made with organic cane sugar, responsibly-sourced certified palm oil, all-natural dry-roasted peanuts, and milk that is free from rBST artificial growth hormones. These creamy milk chocolate cups are packed full of sweet and salty peanut butter. There’s no room for artificial flavors or colors.
S.R.P. (16 oz. bulk): $9.99
Original Gourmet Food Co.
Salem, N.H. / ogfc.net / (603) 894-1200
Thomas Kinkade Musical Tins
These exclusive Thomas Kinkade-licensed LED musical tins feature lights that dance to classic Christmas music. Inside each tin is an assortment of Original Gourmet’s Fusion cookies, crisp and delicious biscuits covered with rich European chocolate. Assorted flavors include: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Peppermint and Cookies & Cream.
Festive Lollipop Boxes
These festive lollipop boxes highlight limited-edition holiday flavors: Peppermint Bark, Sugar Cookie and Candy Cane. Each lollipop is in a full-color cardboard box with a window, and they come in a matching holiday artwork display box.
Lollipop Christmas Tree Display
This full-color, tree-shaped pallet display is filled with 1,920 assorted gourmet lollipops. It’s 2-ft. wide, creating a small footprint but maximizing product sales. Each pop is 31 grams, and flavors include Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Wild Cherry, and our holiday limited-edition flavors Sugar Cookie, Peppermint Bark and Candy Cane.
S.R.P. (31-g pop): $1
Orange, Conn. / pez.com / (203) 795-0531
Jurassic World Gift Tin
In anticipation of the release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” PEZ is introducing the Jurassic World Click & Play Gift Tin. The set will include four dispensers: Blue the Raptor, T-Rex, Triceratops and Mosasaurus. Each dispenser top can be removed from its base to play in a board game within each gift tin. The set also includes six Sour Blue Raspberry PEZ candy refills.
S.R.P. (14 oz.): $11.99-$14.99
Crayola PEZ Gift Set
Ahead of the back-to-school season, PEZ will introduce a four-piece interactive Crayola gift set. Each set has four crayons, a coloring sheet and four Crayola PEZ dispensers in Blue, Green, Yellow and Red, along with eight PEZ candy refills.
The Grinch Collectible Gift Tin
This Grinch-shaped tin features four dispensers: The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Fred the Reindeer and Max the Dog. Each gift tin includes six Sour Green Apple PEZ candy refills.
Posh Nosh Imports
South Kearny, N.J. / posh-nosh.com / (973) 274-9444
Oh My Goodness oat bars
These nut-free snack bars are made with gluten-free English oats and sumptuous dried fruit. Flavors include:
- Merry Berry: Cranberries, Wolfberries, Golden Raisins and Cherries.
- Fruity Oat Bar: Golden Raisins, Cranberries and Blueberries.
- Appletastic Oat Bar: Golden Raisins, Apple and Cinnamon.
- Buttery Oat Bar: Bursting with gluten-free oats.
Promotion in Motion
Allendale, N.J. / promotioninmotion.com / (800) 369-7391
The Gummi Factory Gummi Fun Mixes
Now gummy candy lovers don’t have to choose which shapes to enjoy — they can get them all in one package. The Gummi Party mix features up to 18 varieties, including gummy bears and gummy worms. The Sour Party mix features up to 16 varieties, including sour gummy bears, sour worms and sour tape. Other available mixes include Gummi Soda Pops, Fruit Rings, Seriously Sour and Mixed Berries.
S.R.P. (5 oz. peg bag): $1.29
Welch’s Superfruit Fruit Snacks
Like their counterparts, these Welch’s fruit snacks are made with real fruit and include the daily recommended value of Vitamin C, but they’ve been given a boost with superfruit. Flavors include Pomegranate-Passionfruit, Starfruit-Kiwi, Dragonfruit-Blackberry, Açai-Blueberry and Goji-Apricot They’re also made with colors from natural sources and are free from fat, gluten and preservatives.
S.R.P. (10-ct. box): $2.99
R. M. Palmer Co.
West Reading, Pa. / rmpalmer.com / (610) 372-8971
This life-size, hollow milk chocolate football is a great centerpiece for any big game party or a delicious gift for football fans of all ages.
S.R.P. (22 oz.): $11.99
Hero Easter Bunnies
These hollow milk chocolate bunnies are “hare” to save the day and protect all Easter baskets from chocolate bandits. They’re available in male and female versions.
S.R.P. (10 oz.): $6
Head Over Heels High Heel Shoe
The fashionista in your life will be “head over heels” for this hollow, 6-oz. milk chocolate high heel shoe.
Rural Route 1 Popcorn
Livingston, Wis. / ruralroute1.com / (608) 943-8283
Family Size Gourmet Popcorn bags
Rural Route 1 Popcorn now offers its most popular gourmet popcorn snacks in family-size bags. They include Cheddar Cheese (6 oz.), Caramel Sea Salt (16 oz.) and Chicago Style Mix (10 oz.) These bags have a six-month shelf life.
Seattle, Wash. / sahalesnacks.com / (888) 259-4321
Banana Rum Pecans
The delectable flavor of Bananas Foster inspired this blend. It starts with a vanilla-rum glaze and crunchy, whole dry-roasted pecans and cashews. Sweet banana diced pieces and sliced banana chips bring the blend to life. All Sahale snacks are Non-GMO Project verified, kosher and free of gluten and artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.
S.R.P. (4 oz.): $4.99
Tangerine Vanilla Cashew-Macadamia mix
Sahale re-imagined the creamy orange and vanilla ice pop to create this snack mix. It pairs pure ground Madagascar vanilla bean and tangerine with crunchy cashews and buttery macadamia nuts. All Sahale snacks are Non-GMO Project verified, kosher and free of gluten and artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.
S.R.P. (4 oz.): $4.99
Hales Corner, Wis. / schusterproducts.com / (414) 858-9282
Sour Face Twisters Candy Dough
Children can create their own edible shapes with this candy dough, play with them and eat them. Each unit has sticks of Strawberry, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Lemon-flavored candy dough.
S.R.P. (3.5 oz.): $1.79
Sour Face Twisters Paint Roller
Rainbow hard candy is twisted onto a paint roller that can be dipped into sour gel candy.
Sour Face Twisters Sour Slime
Sour liquid gel candy comes in a squeezable double dispenser. They’re available in Sour Strawberry and Green Apple or Cherry and Blue Raspberry.
Birmingham, Ala. / scripturecandy.com / (205) 798-0701
Old-Fashioned Soft Mint Christmas gable box
The “Jesus Sweetest Name I Know” gable box contains 8 oz. of old fashioned, melt-in-your-mouth soft peppermints. Each box features a scripture on the back and a hidden message on the inside flap. Each individual piece is wrapped in a “Jesus” scripture wrapper. With the “To” and “From” printed at the top of the package, this gable box is perfect for gifting.
Jesus Our Shining Hope Green Star tin
This embossed star-shaped tin features “Jesus Our Shining Hope.” It is filled with 10 milk chocolate pieces.
God So Loved Me Mother’s Day heart tin
Celebrate mothers with a heart-shaped tin decorated with white springtime daisies and displayed with a pink bow and hangtag. Each tin is filled with 10 rich milk chocolates. Each piece is individually wrapped in the “God So Loved Me That He Gave Me You” theme and a scripture.
S.R.P. (3.5 oz.): $7.99
New York City / simplygum.com / (917) 721-8032
Simply Gum Juiced
Simply Gum is made from chicle, a wild harvested tree sap from South America. Unlike other gum brands, Simply Gum doesn’t use plastic in its gum base and no artificial sweeteners. It has introduced a new line called Juiced, which will includes flavors such as Grapefruit, Prickly Pear, Turmeric, Lemongrass and Charcoal.
S.R.P. (15 pieces): $2.99
Sonoma, Calif. / smashmallow.com / (707) 512-0605
SMASHMALLOW Cookie Dough marshmallows
Made with organic cane sugar and non-GMO ingredients, SMASHMALLOW is a dairy-, gluten-, and guilt-free indulgence at around 80 calories and less than 1 gram of fat on average per serving. It’s available in eight everyday flavors, including Cookie Dough, and limited-time seasonal offerings.
S.R.P. (4.5 oz.): $3.99
SMASHCRISPY rice treats
This is no ordinary crispy rice treat. This is SMASHCRISPY. This smash-up is made from simple ingredients and packed with flavor for a tasty twist on a classic. It’s available in Strawberry & Cream and Cinnamon Churro flavors.
S.R.P. (6-ct. family pack): $4.99
Taffy Town, Inc.
West Jordan, Utah / taffytown.com / (801) 355-4637
Made with real fruit, these packaged taffy pieces are naturally flavored and contain no colors. They’re available in four everyday flavors — Banana, Blueberry, Mango and Raspberry — and two seasonal extensions — Pumpkin and Cranberry.
S.R.P. (4-oz. box): $2.99
Torie & Howard
New Milford, Conn. / torieandhoward.com / (888) 826-9554
Chewie Fruities Halloween Multi-Pack
The 8.46-oz. Chewie Fruities Halloween package contains 20 individually-wrapped pieces of the organic candy, which also is kosher, free from major allergens and contains no artificial or genetically modified ingredients. Flavors include Italian Tarocco Blood Orange and Wildflower Honey; California Pomegranate and Sweet Freestone Nectarine; and Meyer Lemon and Raspberry, along with Sour Apple, Sour Berry and Sour Cherry.
Sea Cliff, N.Y. / veganrobs.com / (516) 671-4411
Packed with quinoa, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, these bars also feature probiotic-filled kombucha. Each bar also contains organic green and black teas. Flavors include Banana, Blueberry and Cranberry.
Probiotic Dragon Puffs
This new puff, made with organic sorghum flour, has a spicy kick, but it’s not overwhelming for consumers with a lower spice tolerance. It also contains the GanedenBC30 probiotic formula.
Mahwah, N.J. / yolocandy.com / (201) 252-8765
This novelty features two lollipops of different flavors on each end of a fully-functioning fidget spinner. There are two flavor combinations available: Blue Raz and Cherry and Watermelon and Strawberry. The pops are covered by re-sealable caps, so they can be saved for later and continue to work as a spinner even after the candy is gone.
Gobagoo is 4 oz. of sour goo candy in a resealable pouch. The slime-like candy delivers intense sour, fruity flavor, and the squishy pouch makes it as much fun to squeeze as it is to eat. It’s free of allergens, GMOs and gluten. It’s available in three flavors: Goo Goo Green Apple, Gooey Tutti Fruitti and Goo Berry.
Los Angeles, Calif. / youtopiasnacks.com / (571) 236-0734
Youtopia snack packs
Youtopia Snacks offers 130-calorie, healthy snack packs that are high in protein, low in sugar and free of gluten and GMOs. The snack mixes come in five flavors: Espresso Obsesso, Bananas for Chocolate, Cocoa Gone A Lil Loco, Honey Bee-B-Q and So Money Honey Mustard.
S.R.P. (1 oz.): $2.99