The results are in.

Retail buyers attending ECRM’s virtual Everyday and Summer Seasonal Candy Planning session Aug. 31-Sept. 11 have selected winners of the 2020 Buyer's Choice Awards.

Presented in partnership with ECRM, retail buyers were asked to vote for the most innovative products in the chocolate, non-chocolate and novelty categories. Participating sellers submitted 98 products for judging.

Winners will receive a special callout in the post-program coverage, set to appear on in October. Candy Industry would like to extend congratulations to all the winners!

Best Chocolate

Loacker USA
Jersey City, N.J. / / (212) 742-8510
Loacker Napolitaner Specialty Chocolate Bar
This milk chocolate bar features fine hazelnut cream and light, crispy Loacker wafer. The Napolitaner name highlights that originally only nut varieties grown around Naples were used in the bar.
S.R.P. (54g): $1.59-1.99


Best Non-Chocolate

Albanese Confectionery Group
Merrillville, Ind. / / (219) 942-1877
Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™ 
Albanese World’s Best Ultimate™ 8 Flavor Gummi Bears™ have elevated the tasting experience by using its signature texture and innovative flavors. These allergen-free, gluten-free and fat-free gummies are made with natural flavors and colors from real fruits and vegetables. They’re also low in sodium. Included flavors are Alphonso Mango, Amity Raspberry, Asian Pear, Black Currant, Blood Orange, Crimson Cranberry, Fuji Apple and Queen Pineapple.
S.R.P.: 5 oz., $2.19-$2.49; 8 oz., $2.99-$3.19; 25 oz., $7.99


Best Novelty

Candy Treasure
Lebanon, N.J. / / (201) 830-3600
Bearied Treasure Gummies
Bearied Treasure features a collectible toy and gummy candy packaged in character-shaped containers. Two toy collections are available: Shark Camp and Unicorns and Narwhals.
S.R.P.: $2