Sweets & Snacks Expo Honors Most Innovative New Products

NCA recognizes 45 new candies, snacks across nine categories

Published in CSP Daily News

NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Candy / Snacks)

Nominees and winners in each category:

Chocolate winner: The Chocolate Traveler, Tabasco Chocolate Bars

Nominees:

  • The Chocolate Traveler, Tabasco Chocolate Bars
  • The Hershey Co., York Minis
  • Kimmie Candy Co., Salted Caramel ChocoRocks
  • Mars Chocolate North America, Snickers Rockin' Nut Road
  • Scho-ko-lade, Scho-ko-lade

Non-chocolate winner: Jelly Belly Candy Co., Jelly Belly Draft Beer Jelly Beans

Nominees:

  • Just Born Inc., Peeps Minis Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow
  • Candy Dynamics, Goop Gum Sour Liquid Filled Gum
  • Jelly Belly Candy Co., Jelly Belly Draft Beer Jelly Beans
  • Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa, Coffee Thins Peppermint
  • Hillside Candy, GoOrganic Fruit Chews

Sweet snacks winner: Bare Snacks,  Crunchy Coconut Chips "Show Me the Honey"

Nominees:

  • Bare Snacks ,  Crunchy Coconut Chips "Show Me the Honey"
  • Mars Chocolate North America,  TWIX Bites Unwrapped
  • Stuff 'n Mallows,  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Stuffed Marshmallows
  • That's How We Roll,  Mrs. Thinsters Cookie Thins Brownie Batter
  • That's How We Roll, Mrs. Thinsters Cookie Thins Chocolate Chip

Salty snacks winner: Gourmet Basics, Slim Chips White Cheddar

Nominees:

  • Giant Snacks, Giant's Sriracha Sunflower Seeds
  • Gourmet Basics, Slim Chips White Cheddar
  • Hardbite Chips, Hardbite Lightly Salted Parsnip Chips
  • Oberto Brands, Oberto Spicy Buffalo Style Chicken Strips
  • POP! Gourmet Popcorn, Fire Corn White Cheddar Jalapeno Popcorn

Savory snacks winner: POP! Gourmet Popcorn, Sriracha Popcorn

Nominees:

  • Edward Marc Chocolatier, Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Snappers
  • Flamous Brands Inc., Flamous Spicy Fiesta Chips
  • Cheesewich, Cheesewich Colby Jack Cheese & Salami
  • Ripple Brand Collective, Bark Thins Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds
  • POP! Gourmet Popcorn, Sriracha Popcorn

Novelty/licensed winner: Leaf Brands / Astro Pop, LLC, Sour Farts Flow Pack

Nominees:

  • Concord Confections Inc., Fizzers Fizzing Bubble Gum
  • Ford Gum & Machine Co. Inc., Big League Chew Bubblegum Baseball
  • Ford Gum & Machine Co. Inc., Flavor Ice Cherry Bubblegum filled with Blue-Raspberry Powder
  • Jelly Belly Candy Co., Jelly Belly Disney Princess Slipper
  • Leaf Brands / Astro Pop, LLC, Sour Farts Flow Pack

Seasonal winner: Vigneri Chocolate, Doodle Egg

Nominees:

  • Atkinson Candy Company, Sophie Mae Gingerbread Pecan Brittle
  • Ferrara Candy Co., Brach's Caramel Macchiato Candy Corn
  • Ferrara Candy Co., Brach's Peppermint Crème Jelly Candy Canes
  • Just Born Inc., Peeps Orange and Crème Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
  • Vigneri Chocolate, Doodle Egg

Gourmet/premium winner: Ripple Brands Collective, Bark Thins Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconuts

Nominees:

  • Lir Chocolates, Guinness Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar
  • Hammond's Candies, Hammond's Whoopie Pie Chocolate Bar
  • Chuao Chocolatier, Oh My S'mores!
  • Chuao Chocolatier, Pretzel Toffee Twirl
  • Ripple Brands Collective, Bark Thins Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconuts

Gum & Mints Winner: Project 7, Project 7 Coconut Lime

Nominees:

  • The Hershey Co., Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews
  • Project 7, Project 7 Coconut Lime
  • Vitaball Inc., Vitamingum Fresh Cinnamon
  • Wm. Wrigley Co., Altoids Arctic, Peppermint
  • Wm. Wrigley Co., Juicy Fruit Fruity Chews

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