What's New In Candy & Snacks

Chocolate + Non-Chocolate + Gum + Salty Snacks

Wheat Thins Crunch Stix

Kraft added new flavors of Wheat Thins Crunch Stix: Chipotle Pepper and Cinnamon Kick. The all-natural flavored Crunch Stix contain 11 grams of whole grain per serving and have zero high fructose corn syrup. They come in a unique 8-ounce, wide-mouth box for convenient snacking access. Other flavors are Honey Wheat and Fire Roasted Tomato. Each box has a suggested retail price of $3.49.

Kraft Foods Northfield, Ill.

(847) 646-2000


Palmer Valentine 2012 Candy

Palmer Candy Co. has a variety of chocolate treats available for retailers to order for Valentine's Day 2012. Zoo Crew Pops are 2.25-ounce chocolate double-crisp pops that come 18 per case and sell for $1.00 each; Sports Hearts are 2-ounce peanut butter-filled chocolate hearts that come 20 per case and sell for $1.00 each; and Sports Lovers Hearts are smaller chocolate peanut-butter filled hearts that come in a variety of bag sizes.

Palmer Candy Sioux City, Iowa

(800) 831-0828


Orville Redenbacher's Pop Up Bowl

Consumers looking for a salty snack can save time and dishes with Orville Redenbacher's new Pop Up Bowl, which starts out as a regular bag of microwave popcorn and pops up into a wide-mouth, ready-to-use bowl, according to the company. The Bowl has two transparent walls that let people see when the kernels have all popped and are ready to eat. It sells for suggested retail prices of $2.99 for a three-pack and $4.49 for a six pack, and comes in Butter, Movie Theater Butter and SmartPop! varieties, with Kettle Korn and Ultimate Butter coming in June.

ConAgra Foods Inc. Omaha, Neb.


Cream Swirl Lollipops

Original Gourmet's brand new Cream Swirl flavors are made with real cream for a tasty treat. Each lollipop has a smooth texture with no air bubbles and reportedly lasts a whole hour. Flavors include Strawberry Shortcake, Cherry Cheesecake, Orange Creamsicle, Butterscotch Sundae, Lemon Meringue Pie, Apple Pie Ala Mode, Mocha Latte, Root Beer Float, Peaches and Cream, Blueberries and Cream and Cinnamon Bun. The patented magnetic display pole offers an attractive vertical display. Each lollipop is only 110 calories.

Original Gourmet Food Co. Inc. Salem, N.H.

(603) 894-1200



The healthy olive snack OLOVES is now available in the U.S. for the first time. Each 1.1-ounce snack pouch holds 12-14 marinated olives that are pitted and liquid free. At only 50 calories per pack, OLOVES are also low in sodium and saturated fat, as well as Kosher, vegan and free of preservatives. Flavors include Tasty Mediterranean and Light Hearted Vinaigrette, with Lemony Lover and Hot Chilli Mama arriving in August. Retailers can purchase OLOVES in cases of 12 pouches, pallets of 1,200 or preloaded, reusable hang-strip cases of six. Each pouch has a suggested retail price of $1.50.

Brand Stand Limited

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