Sunday, June 11, 2006

All Candy Inventory 2006

So yesterday was purely organizational. I spent quite a bit of time finessing my little baggies of different product samples and then I input them all into a spreadsheet.

Here are the results:

1. Adams Brooks: Coffee Rio (original roast)
2. Adams Brooks: P.Nuttles (Butter Toffee Peanuts)
3. Albert: Frunas (Tropical Citrus, Tamarind with Chile, Mango Chile)
4. American Licorice Company: Sour Punch Straws (Citrus Blast - full sized package)
5. American Licorice Company: Sour Punch Straws (unmarked - green, blue, red & lite red)
6. Anthon Berg: Marzipan (Strawberry in Champagne/Apricot in Brandy)
7. Anthon Berg: Liquor Bottles (Drambuie, Ricard (Pastis), Stoli Vanil, Cointreau, Stoli Orang, Malibu Caribbean White Rum with Coconut, Jack Daniels - only Jack Daniels will be sold in solo, the rest will be mixed boxes)
8. Anthon Berg: Coffees (Vanilla Frappe, Cappucino, Irish Cream Coffee, Espresso, Toffee Macchiato)
9. Arcor: Garfield’s Chocobites (chocolate and peanut (real chocolate) - made in Argentina)
10. Au’Some: Florida’s Naturals (Blueberry & Strawberry)
11. Au’Some: Fruit Juice Sour String (Orange)
12. Au’Some: Bubble Tape Message Maker
13. Bebeto: Sour Blast (Orange - Portakalli Uzuuun Seker)
14. Belly Washers: Water Pop with Sour Candy Top (green apple - artificial sweeteners)
15. Bimbo Snacks: Juicee Gummee
16. Botticelli: Choco-Omeg (Raspberry, Choco-Cal, Choco-Mind)
17. Brown & Haley: Honey Roasted Peanut Roca
18. Bubble Chocolate: Bubble Chocolate (Milk Chocolate, Coffee Milk Chocolate, 60% Dark Chocolate)
19. Cadbury Adams: Sour Patch Kids
20. Canditi: Zoom (Spearmint, Betelmint, Mint - “tiny gum”, sugar sweetened)
21. Canditi: Pan (hard candies)
22. Cap Candy: Foaming at the Mouth Chandy (Sour Sudsy Candy)
23. Cap Candy: Bug Factor Lollipop
24. Ce De Candy: Smarties Bubble Gum
25. Charms: Andes Peppermint Crunch
26. Chocovic: Jade (Milk Chocolate (40% cocoa) - from EFG Food Solutions)
27. Country Fresh Food & Confections: Jim Beam Chocolate Bourbon Fudge (tastes like bubble gum)
28. Dare: RealFruit Gummies (Fruit Medley, Tropical Fruits, Orchard Fruits - Canadian)
29. DeFranco’s: Espresso Secrets (terrible - like tar in the middle)
30. Dulces Ravi: Sandy Moy
31. Dulces Ravi: Chango Mango
32. Espeez: Gold Mine Nugget Bubble Gum
33. Family Sweets Candy Co.: Toxic Waste (Watermelon, Black Cherry, Apple)
34. Farley Sathers: Super Bubble Blast - Liquid Center
35. Farley Sathers: Now & Laters
36. Ferrara Pan: Cote d’Or Mignonnette (milk chocolate)
37. Ferrero: Tic Tac Bold! (Mint & Fruit)
38. Ford Gum: Rolly Pop Roller Candy (Grape - made in mexico)
39. Frankford Candy & Chocolate: Nick Candy Sour Buddies (Spongebob & Fairly OddParents Fruit Gummies - made in China)
40. Georgia’s Choice: Malted Milk Balls?
41. Ghirardelli: Intense Dark Bars (Twilight Delight 72% Cacao)
42. Ghirardelli: 60% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Caramel
43. Gimbal’s: Jelly Beans
44. Glee: Peppermint Rainforest Chicle
45. Golden BonBon: Nougat (Orange, Maple, Almond, Cranberry - Canadian)
46. Golden Boronia: Nougat Crunchy (Peppermint Crunchy, Original Crunchy & Cappuccino Crunchy)
47. Golden Boronia: Soft Nougat (Apricot, Original, Green Tea, Cappuccino)
48. Gudu: Gudu Pop
49. Hawaiian Host: Whole and Halves Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts (two different packages (milk & dark?))
50. Hershey’s: Ice Breakers Liquid Ice (Cool Mint, Cinnamon - neotame & sucralose)
51. Hershey’s: Peanut Butter Kisses (no longer a limited edition)
52. Hleks: Shoogy Boom (Lemon, Bubble Gum, Chocolate - made in Turkey)
53. Hleks: Crayola Dippin’ Lickin’ Poppin’ Candy (Blue Raspberry)
54. Impact Confections: Warheads Juniors (Black Cherry, Apple, Lemon, Watermelon, Blue Raspberry)
55. Indy: Obleas San Pablo Milk Candy Wafers
56. Indy: Palanqueta San Pablo (peanut brittle)
57. Indy: Dulces Vero Cupido (Strawberry-Cherry Heart Shaped Lolly)
58. Indy: Antorcha (Cherry flavored lollypop covered with spicy and sour candy)
59. Indy: Cerillos
60. Indy: Gloria’s Aztecas
61. Jelly Belly: Soda Pop Shoppe (assorted soda flavors - brand tie-in with Crush)
62. Jelly Belly: Smoothie Blend (Cherry Passion Fruit, Mandarin Orange Mango, Mixed Berry, Pineapple Pear & Strawberry Banana)
63. Jelly Belly: Sport Beans (Fruit Punch)
64. Joyva: Jell Ring (Raspberry)
65. Judson-Atkinson Candies: Assorted Sours (Cherry, Green Apple, Tangerine, Grape, Lemon)
66. Just Born: Peeps Cocoa (Bunnies)
67. Just Born: Mike and Ike Tangy Twister
68. Just Born: Mike and Ike Original Fruits
69. Kimmie Candy Company: Sunbursts (candy coated, cocoa sunflower seeds)
70. Kimmie Candy Company: ChocoRocks (candy coated chocolate compound)
71. Kimmie Candy Company: Baby Dino Eggs (candy coated choco peanuts)
72. Kimmie Candy Company: Gold Nuggets - Candy Coated ChocoRocks (candy coated chocolate compound in a little muslin bag)
73. KoKo’s Confectionery: Candy Logs
74. Lindt: Lindor Truffles (Extra Dark & two unknowns)
75. Marengo: Tropical (hard candy) (Lulo, Pine (pineapple), Mango)
76. Mars: Snickers Xtreme (limited edition)
77. Melville Candy: Red Dolphin Pop (barley sugar)
78. Necco: Mint Julep
79. Oak Leaf: Sixlets
80. Palmer Candy Co.: Twin Bing
81. Perfetti Van Melle: Airheads Xtremes Sweetly Sour Rolls (Strawberry)
82. Pirouline: Chocolate Dipped Pirouline (Hazelnut, Double Chocolate)
83. Pop Rocks: Pop Rocks on a Roll (Strawberry)
84. Pop Rocks: Soda Pop Rocks (Cherry Cola - in a collector’s lunch tin)
85. Pop Rocks: Pop Rocks Color Explosion (Blue Strawberry)
86. Pop Rocks: Chocolate Pop Rocks
87. Promotion in Motion: Welch’s Fruit Snacks (Fruit Punch & Mixed Fruit - vitamin C & E)
88. Promotion in Motion: Sour Jacks (Mixed, Sour Apple & Watermelon)
89. Promotion in Motion: Fisher Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts
90. Promotion in Motion: Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins
91. Promotion in Motion: Toggi (L’Orange Chocolate Wafers, Chocolate)
92. Propelix: Pika Yamba (Pulpa Picante - chili flavored liquid candy)
93. Pucker Powder: Twisted Tarts (machine made flavor tarts)
94. Rito Mints: Ghost Talk (fruit flavors - Canadian)
95. Ritter Sport: Dark Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts
96. Ritter Sport: Feinherb ala Mousse au Chocolat
97. Ritter Sport: Fine Extra Dark Chocolate 71% Cocoa
98. Sconza: Organic Toffee Cashews & Peanuts
99. Sonric’s: Rockaleta (Shoks - chili flavored mango gum)
100. Sonric’s: Rockaleta Dark (Tamarind lolly)
101. Sonric’s: Gudu Pop (Multisabor, con Chile)
102. Sunflower Food & Spice Company: Sunny Seed Drops ((not real chocolate + vanillin but says all natural))
103. Swiss Delice: Chocobloc Lait (Milk chocolate with almond-honey nougat - like Toblerone - don’t know where this came from)
104. Too Tarts: Dream Chews (fruit & honey)
105. Tootsie Rolle: Mini Chews (meh)
106. Topps: Bazooka
107. Trefin: Hard Candies
108. Unican: Dreamers (Banana, Strawberry, Chocolate - high calcium content)
109. Value Quest Foods: Gazillions (pineapple)
110. Value Quest Foods: Natural Sweets (fruit gummies)
111. Werther’s: Chocolates (Hazelnuts & Almonds)
112. Werther’s: Merci (Coffee & Cream, Dark Cream - chocolate sticks)
113. Yummy Earth: Organic Lollipops (Pomegranate, Watermelon, lemon, orange, berry)

Obviously it’s going to take me a while to get through these, and not all will warrant full reviews. Most are products I’ve never had before (or at least flavors).

These are in alphabetical order by company, I don’t really have a plan yet. As I was putting the list together, I was noticing trends of things, like real-fruit-juice gummis and new delivery devices for candy. If you have something that you’re curious about and want me to move to the top of the list, speak up.

As for my plan, I’m going to do as much chocolate now, since the weather is getting warmer and I fear the loss of much of it because of the heat in SoCal (I don’t have air conditioning).

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:32 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     All Candy ExpoNews

  1. These are the ones that peaked my interest the most:

    6. Anthon Berg: Marzipan (Strawberry in Champagne/Apricot in Brandy)
    16. Botticelli: Choco-Omeg (Raspberry, Choco-Cal, Choco-Mind)
    47. Golden Boronia: Soft Nougat (Apricot, Original, Green Tea, Cappuccino)
    61. Jelly Belly: Soda Pop Shoppe (assorted soda flavors - brand tie-in with Crush)
    62. Jelly Belly: Smoothie Blend (Cherry Passion Fruit, Mandarin Orange Mango, Mixed Berry, Pineapple Pear & Strawberry Banana)
    63. Jelly Belly: Sport Beans (Fruit Punch)
    113. Yummy Earth: Organic Lollipops (Pomegranate, Watermelon, lemon, orange, berry)

    I’ve heard of #6 before and I see them on occasion at my local grocer, I"m curious to know what you think of them.

    #16 because I’m hoping the chocolate tastes as good as the “health benefits”. Maybe do a comparison with CocoVia along side it?

    #47 because I LOVE nougat…and Apricot and Green Tea are favorite flavors of mine. A match made in heaven?

    I also LOVE Jelly Belly. New flavors are always exciting. smile I’m curious too how the Fruit Punch flavor in the sport version turned out.

    #113 sounds interesting, especially since most lolliopops are “artifical”.....although “organic” can be “artifical” nowadays it seems. In any cause, I’m curious on the taste.

    That’s some great candy swag you go there! *turns green*

    Comment by Sera on 6/11/06 at 4:17 pm #
  2. Ummm…. that’s a lot of candy!

    Comment by william on 6/11/06 at 6:18 pm #
  3. Thank you for the great show coverage, it’s much appreciated! I noticed several organic products among your samples and I was wondering if you saw a trend in this direction at the show. Also, are the organic products mostly from organics-oriented companies or are they new lines from more mainstream companies? Thanks again!

    Comment by James on 6/12/06 at 4:30 am #
  4. Let me know how you like the Ritter Sport Dark Choco with whole hazelnuts.  I think it’s yum!  Also…be careful with the tamarind candies, I hear tamarind tastes like naugahyde underwear of the Anti-Christ.  Maybe just poke it with your tongue a couple times to minimize the damage…heh.

    Comment by Julilla on 6/12/06 at 9:00 am #
  5. So, basically, you only need to go to Candy Expo once every 5 years to have a full inventory to review. That’s a longer list than I care to read, let alone contemplating eating. I say just eat it all and review the tasty and the quirky. That ought to be entertaining.

    Comment by Amy on 6/12/06 at 9:31 am #
  6. Wow, that’s a lot of candy! I’m looking forward to the reviews.

    Comment by Nicole on 6/12/06 at 11:26 am #
  7. I adore candy and really have been enjoying your blog.The Anton Berg Chocolates are fabulous…
    I am envious about the haul!

    Comment by merri on 6/12/06 at 2:49 pm #
  8. Cybele's avatar

    I can hazard now that I’ll probably not review everything, but at least I’ll have a reference point for future stuff that I see in the stores.

    Sera - I tried the orange organic lolly on the floor and found it very tasty. I’m really looking forward to the pomegranate one. 

    James - trends? I did seek out the organic & “wholesome” products because that’s kind of what I have an interest in. The Sconza stuff is not from a normally organic company, so it’s an exciting direction for them to take (at least in my opinion).  The lollipop guys were in it as organics from the get-go.

    I’ll probably post more on it later, when I’ve gone through more of the stuff. There are official trend spotting press releases going around, but introductions of products and them actually catching on are two different things.

    Julilla - I might get my neighbor to do the Mexican stuff as she weas very excited to see what looked to me like some cayenne pepper/sawdust stuck on a stick.

    I tried the Ritter last night and I can say right now it’s going to be a pretty rave review.

    merri - the Anthon Berg do look fab. I’ve had one of each of the liquid filled ones and they’re very promising. I need to find out how much the cost and who sells them retail now!

    Comment by Cybele on 6/13/06 at 10:20 am #
  9. Sergio and I really appreciate all you folks that came by our booth and tasted our YummyEarth organic lollipops.  We are two dads that recently had babies and were inspired by them to make organic lollipops.  thanks to you all things are really going great!!!

    Comment by rob wunder on 6/15/06 at 3:59 pm #
  10. Hi Folks,
            I have just come accross a chocolate recipe written by my great, great grandmother more than 100 years ago. Apparently she was always experimenting with different tastes, she was one of the chief tasters in the Hartleys jam factory.. The recipe does not have any instructions, does anyone have any thougthts on what I should do? I don’t know whether to post the recipe or simply find out how to make the chocolate. I am known as Barry de Barrel because I am a pie maker, I know this site is full of people in the know, (which I’m not about sweets), so I thought I would ask.


    Barry de barrel- Wright

    Comment by Barry de barrel - Wright on 10/16/06 at 4:52 am #
  11. one thing


    Comment by parker on 2/07/07 at 1:30 pm #
  12. Have you seen Werther’s Original Coffee flavor?  They are little hard candies.  I’ve been enjoying your blog very much.

    Comment by Lauren on 7/27/07 at 4:12 am #
  13. I bob nekaf like candy so much that i can eat it every day all day 24/7 that is how much i love candy if house was made out of candy i would eat my house   and i have 10 cavities….

    Comment by Bob Nekaf on 1/29/08 at 3:14 am #

    Comment by Valerie Etienne on 4/07/08 at 12:21 pm #

    Comment by Valerie Etienne on 4/07/08 at 12:23 pm #
  16. i think u r wonderfull our love of cany will make us rulers of the world!!!!!!!

    Comment by bob nekaf on 4/14/08 at 10:37 am #

    Comment by Valerie Etienne on 4/14/08 at 10:45 am #
  18. ur welcome Valerie

    Comment by bob nekaf on 4/15/08 at 11:01 am #
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