NANUET, N.Y. -- Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.'s Sour Power Straws have won a professional candy buyer product of the year merit award in the non-chocolate category.
flavors, including a new raspberry/cherry combination. Merchandising options include counter displays, bulk, count good tubs and peg bags.
New Cool Blasts Come to Market
PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- LifeSavers has released New Breath Savers Cool Blasts mini-mints, sold in a blue plastic credit card package, which holds 50 mints for the suggested retail price of $1.49.
Breath Savers Cool Blasts are now available in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchandisers, convenience stores and club stores nationwide.
The recent rollout was supported with television and print advertising, 13 million targeted free samples, and a national coupon drop.
Candystand, LifeSavers Company's interactive gaming destination on the Internet, located at www.candystand.com, will also feature the Breath Savers Cool Blasts Music Trivia interactive feature.
'Functional' Line From Hawaiian
HONOLULU -- Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate Co., here, a provider of gourmet chocolate in America, recently introduced a new generation of chocolate. Designed to use the natural health qualities and neurochemicals of the cocoa bean to enhance the consumer's pleasure of eating chocolate, the company is referring to the product as "functional chocolates."
The company released the "Love Truffle" during Valentine's Day, which includes extra PEA, a precursor to improved mood from increased endorphin production. Additional products in the line will be enhanced chocolates to address PMS, happiness, energy, intelligence and healthy hearts, according to Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate's president James Walsh.
"We are heartened by the recent scientific studies that demonstrate the functional and health-related qualities of chocolate," he said in a press release. (See related story, Page 94.)