National Confectioners Association

Exotic Fruits Featured In Premium Chocolates

Cemoi Inc. introduces Les Pearls, premium chocolate truffles filled with exotic fruits and nuts. The line features banana caramel, pineapple coconut, pistachio and lychee raspberry all in milk chocolate. The double twist-wrapped chocolates feature pieces of the fruits and nuts.

The line packs in 4.05-ounce gable top boxes with a SRP of $4.99. They ship 12 per case.

Gummi Candies Are Individually Wrapped

Fruit Choice gummies are individually wrapped and made with more than 50 percent fruit juice, according to Fruit Choice LLC. The product is vegan and gluten free, has no preservatives and is a source of vitamin C. Available in Mixed Fruits and Tropical Mix assortments, flavors include green apple, strawberry, orange, peach and grape. The candy packs in two-ounce bags with a SRP of 89 cents, shipping eight 24-ct displays per case.

Yoo Hoo Drink Is Now A Candy Bar

The new Yoo Hoo candy bar from R.M. Palmer Co. features the classic milk chocolate-flavored taste of the Yoo Hoo drink. Seasonal in-store merchandising support includes 48-ct shippers of the 4.5-ounce bars. Mini versions of the bar are individually wrapped and available in four-ounce peg bags. Both items have a SRP of $1. The bags ship in 24-ct cases and the bars ship four 12-ct displays per case.

Granola Bars Have Scout Cookie Themes

Miming Thin Mints and caramel coconut, Quaker Chewy Girl Scouts Granola Bars are being introduced by The Quaker Oats Co.

Both items are drizzled with chocolate, have no high fructose corn syrup, and provide eight grams of whole grains and just 100 calories per bar, the company reports.

Barry Horowitz, Girl Scouts of the USA chief revenue officer, says: “We’re pleased to be working with Quaker Oats to spread the message of Girl Scouts and the impact it can have on a girl’s life to families across America wherever they shop.”

Coming in eight-ct boxes with a SRP of $3.29, they ship in 12-ct cases.