National Confectioners Association


Have you seen BULKshop?

If you haven’t, be sure to visit Rosseto Serving Solutions at Booth #87 at the Sweets & Snacks Expo or the Sweet Insights Merchandising Gallery. These unique bulk foods solutions feature patented portion-control dry food dispensers in thoughtfully designed, eye-catching retail displays that will highlight your product’s best attributes and enable an easy, interactive bulk shopping experience for your customers. Strategically designed to offer multiple points of customer navigation, the solutions include various advertising, branding and color customization options that are sure to make your bulk foods display pop!



Wolfgang Candy’s NEW Greek Style Yogurt Treats

Wolfgang Candy has the perfect formula to excite your customers and increase sales. Start with Wolfgang’s extraordinary reputation for premium confections. Combine it with the extra time, quality, and care of Greek yogurt. Mix in delicious real fruit. Your customers will fall in love with these decadent bites.

“This product is a wonderful blending of Greek Yogurt and confectionary. Consumers who love Greek Yogurt, and who enjoy a decedent treat every now and then will love our Greek Style Yogurt Treats,” said Ben McGlaughlin, Chief Executive Officer at Wolfgang Candy Company.

The product line consists of Key Lime, Blood Orange & Mango, Peach, and Blueberry, all blended with a creamy Greek Yogurt Style confection. “Our master confectioners really developed a special product. The team spent a lot of time capturing the quality and care that makes Greek Yogurt unique. They maintained high quality all the way through, including the use of real fruit,” continued McGlaughlin. Each Greek Style Yogurt Treat is individually wrapped and package in a 5.3 ounce stand-up box. A 36 count assorted floor shipper is available. Suggested retail price is $4.99.

Visit Wolfgang Candy at the Sweets and Snack Expo, booth 1767, to taste a sample and learn more about the new Greek Style Yogurt Treats.

Blood Orange & Mango: Real fruit, tropical-style mangos and Mediterranean-style blood oranges are paired in Wolfgang’s rich and creamy Greek yogurt confection. Momentarily escape with the joy of Greek yogurt.

Key Lime: Wolfgang’s rich and creamy Greek yogurt confection is stuffed with the Florida Keys favorite real fruit Key Lime filling. Everything you love about Greek yogurt in a few small bites.

Blueberry: A combination for the ages, blueberries are mixed with Wolfgang’s rich and creamy Greek yogurt confection. A small, indulgent pairing you know you’ll love.

Peach: The sweetness of summertime peaches are combined with Wolfgang’s rich and creamy Greek yogurt confection. Embrace yourself with a little decadent Greek yogurt treat.



Cow Tales Now In Crisp Rice Bars

Caramel Creams and Cow Tales brands from Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc. are being extended into bar formats.

Caramel Creams Cow Tales Crispy Moo Bars feature pieces of Cow Tales mixed with crisp rice and marshmallow. The 1.3-ounce bars are flow wrapped and feature cow graphics. They ship eight 15-ct displays per case.

Caramel Creams Crispy Rice and Marshmallow Treats feature bits of caramel mixed with crisp rice and marshmallow. The 1.3-ounce bars have a SRP of 99 cents and ship eight 15-ct displays per case.

‘Minions’ Licensed Novelties Debut

In the run-up to the highly anticipated Minions, the prequel to Despicable Me, CandyRific, LLC is releasing a line of novelty items featuring characters from the film.

A guitar-playing Stuart tops Minions Light & Sound Talkers holding 0.53 ounces of microbites candy, while Bob is featured on lollipop spinners and Candy Character Fans have Kevin on top and hold 0.53 ounces of candy.

With a SRP of $4.99, they ship 12 six-ct displays per case.

Nutrition Bars Get Bite-Size Treatment

Balance Bites, gluten-free and non-GMO bite-size protein bars, are new from Balance Bar Co.

Available in chocolate and peanut butter varieties, the items come in 1.48-ounce pouches, and the company claims each single-serving pack has 190 calories and 13 grams of protein.

Senior Vice-President and General Manager Bradley Charron reports the new format addresses consumers’ desire for convenience and satiation, citing Mintel Group Ltd. research. “With 66 percent of consumers snacking to satisfy a craving and 44 percent eating on the go, it’s important to offer products that deliver on flavor, nutrition and convenience,” he says.

Five-ct boxes carry a $7.10 SRP and ship six per case.