Thursday, April 2, 2009

Candy Tease: Spring 2009

While Candy Season is winding down with Easter less than two weeks from now, All Candy Expo is gearing up ... which means plenty of new product announcements.

imageName: Dark Velvet - Champagne and Cognac
Brand: Anthon Berg
Description: Dark Velvet is two beautiful gift boxes with delicious truffles. Each one of them is filled with a smooth filling dominated by either Piper-Heidsieck Champagne or R?my Martin Cognac. A taste experience as dark as chocolate and with fillings as smooth as velvet.
Notes:  I’m rather fond of the Anthon Berg liquor bottles, mostly because they make me feel like a giant alcoholic. The cognac sounds the most appealing, as I think that the earthy, leather & tobacco flavors of cognac go well with dark chocolate.

imageName: Yogurt Coated Raspberry Soft Eating Liquorice
Brand:Darrell Lea
Description: Darrell Lea have coated their delicious Raspberry Soft Eating Liquorice with creamy yogurt. Containing only Natural Flavor and using colors derived from natural sources, it is preservative free to compliment Darrell Lea’s range of “Better for you” Australian Liquorice.
Notes: Darrell Lea is really expanding in the US. They’re also going to bring out a version of Allsorts in US stores as well. I have zero interest in yogurt covered red licorice though I imagine there are plenty of folks who are going to be interested.

Name: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter
Brand: Dove (Mars)
Description: It’s the combination we’ve all been waiting for - soft and creamy peanut butter surrounded by silky smooth DOVE Chocolate. It’s the most indulgent way to experience the premium taste of 100% real, authentic milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter. Available in retail stores nationwide in May 2009.
Notes: It’s about time!

imageName: Kazoozles
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Description: Kazoozles Cherry Punch: Two Cherry Ropes with Punch Filling. Kazoozles Pink Lemonade: Two Lemon Ropes with Cherry Filling. June 8, 2009 release.
Notes: Look familiar? These came out back on 2005/06 and were called SweeTarts Rope. I don’t know why both flavor versions have to have cherry in them. Why couldn’t the lemon one be lemon and raspberry?

imageName: Gummy Puckerooms
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Description: Sour Sanded Gummies in different mushroom shapes and four yummy flavors (cherry, grape, lemon/orange, and grape/cherry). June 8, 2009 release.
Notes: These feel like a return to the Wonka whimsy. It seems like moving into gummis is a natural extension for the Wonka line as well. I find the flavor selection a little odd ... but I guess Wonka must think that everyone loves cherry.

imageName: Gummy Sluggles
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Description: Classic, sweet gummies in three fun slug-like shapes, and four yummy flavors (lemon, strawberry, grape, and orange). June 8, 2009 release.
Notes: I don’t know if these are going to be distinct enough from other gummis already on the market, but hey, there’s no cherry in it, so I’m definitely down for a try.

imageName: Tic Tac Melon Mango, Holiday Twist & Pina Colada (Limited Edition)
Brand: Ferrero
Description: Tic Tac Melon Mango uses an innovative combination of fruit flavors and vibrant colors. Starts shipping in June 2009. Tic Tac Holiday Twist
will spice up your holiday with the combination of our Freshmint & Cinnamon flavors. Starts shipping in September 2009. Tic Tac Pi?a Colada combines the flavors of coconut & pineapple in a single mint to create a unique tropical flavor sensation. Starts shipping in March 2010.

Notes: I know Tic Tac comes out with these limited editions, but I’m never able to find them in stores. (Not that I couldn’t make my own Holiday mix myself.)

imageName: Impulse Chocolate Bars
Brand: Valor Chocolates
Description: Now you can enjoy all the flavor of Valor chocolate anytime, anywhere. Our new 1.59-ounce chocolate minibars give you that little bit of extra pleasure whenever and wherever you want. Adult pleasure any time, any where.
Notes:  I didn’t write that copy. Valor is a great Spanish brand of chocolate that I seem to have neglected on the blog for many years. These little bars may change that, as I often find the 100 gram bars a bit daunting (and expensive).

imageName: Skipjacks
Brand: Wolfgang
Description: Skipjacks are delicious, light Oyster Crackers covered in Wolfgang’s natural, creamy milk chocolate. The crispy, salty cracker, and the sweet milk chocolate make this new product as irresistible as fresh popcorn at the movies.
Notes: I can’t tell from the product info if these are the saltine stile oyster crackers or the big crunchy lump style. Either way, I’m ready to give these a try.

Name: Gourmet Flavored Candy Corn
Brand: Zachary Confections, Inc. 
Description: We are pleased to introduce three more flavors of Gourmet Flavored Candy Corn! Candy Cane, Gingerbread, and Egg Nog will join our successful line of 1 lb. “candy dish” tubs.
Notes: Zachary already makes an interesting array including Raspberry, Caramel Apple, Cherry, Cinnamon, Tangerine and Raspberry Lemonade (see list here). Flavors like Egg Nog and Gingerbread actually sound more in tune with the mellow texture and flavor of fondant, so I’m willing to give them a try.

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  1. Dear Friend, I enjoy reading about candy and also enjoy eating candy. Wanted to let you know I e-mailed the Hershey Company and told them they made a grave mistake by changing chocolate recipes. The even bigger error was the lack of respect for the Hershey tradtion and what it stood for. I also suggested they form a new board of directors and fire the present CEO. I did recieve back a pat liitle message assuring me of the quality of Hershey products. Even
    good old Hershey Candy has been a victim of Corperate America.

    Comment by Patti on 4/02/09 at 2:32 pm #
  2. Tricia's avatar

    Kazoozles? What a name! Is that from the book, or something a naming-‘guru’ came up with??

    Comment by Tricia on 4/02/09 at 4:06 pm #
  3. Sera's avatar

    Exciting! smile

    Comment by Sera on 4/02/09 at 4:54 pm #
  4. Kazoozles? Say Wha? O.o That’s a mouthfull!

    Comment by Jen on 4/02/09 at 9:12 pm #
  5. bettyfelon's avatar

    the skipjacks sound tasty

    Comment by bettyfelon on 4/03/09 at 4:27 am #
  6. Here (in Toronto) I pay $3.49 for a 3.5 oz bar of Valor. That’s inexpensive for good chocolate. Consider that Vosges is $11-14/bar & Amedei is $7-8. Depending on where I buy it, Dolfin ranges from $3.49 (supermarket) to $6.99 (chichi boutique). Still, I’m looking forward to the small bars; they’re great for travel.

    Comment by hng23 on 4/03/09 at 4:34 am #
  7. hooray for kazoozles! i miss sweettart rope, so yay!

    and am intrigued by oyster cracker thingies. and allsorts. i hate liquorice, but i love allsorts. weird.

    Comment by pam on 4/03/09 at 7:42 am #
  8. I find the Puckerooms disturbing on many levels. I won’t go into details, but… why? Why mushrooms?

    But I’d take some Skipjacks!

    Comment by KateC on 4/03/09 at 10:14 am #
  9. Where can I get some Skipjacks once they are released?

    Comment by Pam Walter on 4/03/09 at 1:32 pm #
  10. We don’t have yoghurt covered red licorice by darrel lea in australia. We do have a limited edition pineapple licorice though which i just reviewed.—>

    And we also have white chocolate covered raspberry licorice bullets. I love those! I’m interested to see the yoghurt covered licorice. smile

    Comment by Sweet Pursuit on 4/06/09 at 1:45 am #
  11. You can find all the tic tac new flavors near the check out at most bed bath and beyonds.

    Comment by Rusty on 4/06/09 at 4:45 am #
  12. Thanks for posting the information about the new Skipjacks.  It’s actually the small “saltine-style” oyster cracker, so the sweet/salty combination is really tasty.  I hope everyone will like them as much as I do!

    Folks will find them in retailers beginning as early as this summer.

    Comment by Mike on 4/09/09 at 12:37 pm #
  13. I picked up some Dove with peanut butter this weekend at (dare I say) Walmart. They are yummy! I like them better than the Ghiradelli with PB because I’ve decided I’m not a fan of chopped peanuts added to the PB.

    Comment by Kate on 4/20/09 at 8:37 am #
  14. i haven’t seen kazoozles since bamboozle :/
    are they really out? where can i buy?

    Comment by mariah on 6/10/09 at 2:58 pm #
  15. The the pina colado tic tacs sound so good i found them at a super walmart today in Colorado.I told my sister i should stock up on them because its a limited edition for summer 2010.

    Comment by Hannah on 7/16/10 at 2:25 pm #
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