The results are in.

Retail buyers attending ECRM’s virtual Everyday and Summer Seasonal Candy Planning session Aug. 30-Sept. 10 have selected winners of the 2021 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.

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


Best Chocolate

Hammond’s Candies & The Old Dominion Peanut Company 

Denver, Colo. / hammondscandies.com / (888) 226-3999

Key Lime Pie Bar

This 2.25-oz. white chocolate bar features a citrusy, key lime flavor. It’s OU-D Kosher certified.

S.R.P.: N/A


Best Non-Chocolate

Iconic Candy

Great Neck, N.Y. / iconiccandy.com / (516) 448-5434

Crème Savers Strawberries & Crème

Iconic Candy, in partnership with Mars Wrigley, is bringing the Creme Savers brand back to market. During their initial reintroduction, Creme Savers will be available in the two most popular of the flavors: Strawberries & Creme and Orange & Creme, in the original peg bag and roll formats. Iconic Candy worked alongside Mars Wrigley in reformulating the original flavor profiles and remastering the blends. Creme Savers candies will be available in Big Lots stores starting in mid-September.

S.R.P.: N/A


Best Novelty

Gummi Pop

Portland, Ore. / (503) 539-6121

Gummi Pop Surprise!

Gummi Pop Surprise! includes seven toy and gummy candy surprises. Each one features four peel-back surprise compartments, offering more opportunities for unboxing. Available in Unicorn Pets and Dinoz varieties, each one has 12 collectible figurines. New series and collectible themes will keep Gummi Pop Surprise! fresh.

S.R.P.: $2.99-$3.99