Monday, May 19, 2008

Candy Tease: All Candy Expo 2008 #1

imageName: Emergency Chocolate
Brand: Bloomsberry & Co.
Description: 1 oz all natural premium chocolate bars. Milk 34% cocoa. Dark 55% cocoa. Perfect impulse personal consumption items!
Release Date: 4/1/2008
Notes: Bloomsberry is all about the cute packaging, and this item is no exception. Instead of their usual 3 ounce bar, this one is, as the copy says, only one ounce, so a nice little indulgence and probably a bit easier on the pocketbook.

Name: M&Ms Premiums
Brand: Mars
Description: Will come in five flavors, Triple Chocolate, Chocolate Almond (how is this different from the current Almond M&Ms?), Mint, Mocha, Raspberry Almond.
Release Date: June 2008
Notes: I’m not sure how different these are from some of the current limited edition offerings. According to Adweek they’ll be priced at more than $3 for a 6 ounce bag but my guess is that they’ll come in at about $6 like the recent Cherry Cordial ones.

imageName: Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy
Brand: Best Sweets, Inc.
Description: The newest addition to the Baskin-Robbins Soft Candy line allows you take the fun and great taste of Mint Chocolate Chip and Very Berry Strawberry Baskin-Robbins ice cream with you - no matter where the day takes you! Made with real cream and the texture of these time-honored ice cream flavors, this new format is sure to be a hit.
Release Date: 5/5/2008
Notes: I have a sample of these to try in the Mint Chocolate Chip, which I must admit was one of my favorite flavors to get when I’d go to Baskin-Robbins as a kid.

(images courtesy of the manufacturers’ press kits)

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POSTED BY Cybele AT 4:06 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     All Candy ExpoCandyNew Product AnnouncementFeatured News

  1. I work for a small candy distributor in Anchorage Alaska and tried a sample of the Premium M&M;‘s the triple chocolate and the mint are fantastic, but the price is going to be around $7.00 in the non-mass market stores. I wish this wasn’t named M&Ms;because I am afraid that people will associate affordable candy with the M&M;name and shy away due to the price. But, like I said, they taste fantastic.

    Comment by Steve on 5/19/08 at 6:31 am #
  2. Is there no possile way to find out if there are any oompa lompas fruit chew candies somewhere anywhere

    Comment by Ronda Lee on 5/19/08 at 3:23 pm #
  3. Whoa, I’m REALLY looking forward to the M&Ms;! I loved the ones I got at the World Store back in October.

    I also loved to get the Mint Choc Chip as a kid at BR, so we’ll see how these taste. The strawberry sounds god too. smile

    Comment by Sera on 5/19/08 at 5:24 pm #
  4. Can’t wait to see/ taste the new M&Ms;- woo hoo! Im a huge fan and collector- thanx for the heads up! Any photos?

    Comment by chocoflyer on 5/20/08 at 8:55 am #
  5. I’m at the All-Candy Expo right now…I’m sorry that you weren’t able to come, as I enjoy reading your blog and would have liked to meet you. Maybe next year!

    I tried all the new M&Ms;today. I thought they were good but not great. The biggest difference to me was the shell, which is much thinner than the usual M&Ms;shell and thus not crunchy. I thought that without the distinctive crunchy shell, the candy just kind of mushed in the mouth, and the chocolate wasn’t excellent enough for me to really enjoy it. However, they candies are BEAUTIFUL, very eye-catching, and I thought the almond varieties were pretty good.

    Comment by Elizabeth on 5/20/08 at 4:43 pm #
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