Specialty Food Magazine

MAY-JUN 2013

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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mmm. . . bacon, p otato c h i p s & c h o co l at e to g e t h e r at l a st ! t ry a l l 6 new flavors. featured flavors include Pigs N' Taters, Double Truffle, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Crisp, The Cookie Jar & Caramel Mocha. CANDY COUNTER willing to experiment with unusual favors—those that are not traditionally associated with candy, like jalapeño or cola. They also like crossover favors, like seeing a bubble gum or cotton candy in items that those favors were not originally meant for." "People are still chicago —Robin Helfand, sweets & snacks: booth #1290 Robin's Candy new york fancy food: booth #4208 Salty Twists. Salt—already ubiquitous in the caramel category—is being sprinkled elsewhere in confections, most notably licorice. "Salty licorice flavors are our best sellers," says Helfand, whose store offers more than 75 licorice varieties. "Products like Double Zout are unusual and power- ful, and customers are drawn to the salty, smooth flavor." And licorice spans all age demographics, she adds. "I contribute strong sales to the well-traveled customer base, who have been to places where licorice is more of a common treat." That licorice love is not an isolated incident. For customers at The Candy Store in San Francisco, "salty licorice has become a store addiction," says Campbell. Elizabeth Erlandson, owner and partner at Licorice International, Lincoln, Nebr., says salted licorice has seen a big push in sales recently. "There has been a substantial and noticeable increase in customers placing orders for salty licorice," she says. The e-tailer specializes in licorice from around the world and carries more than 20 varieties of salted licorice hailing from Finland, Germany and The Netherlands. Peculiar Profiles. Flavors that lend themselves to some skepticism, as well as those that cross over into other candy categories, are keeping customers' interest. "People are ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS Here are more manufacturers of hard, chewy or gummy candies. To learn more, search the Product Finder on specialtyfood.com. • Dillon Candy Company brittles; dilloncandy.com • Hillside Candy GoLightly sugar-free candy, GoNaturally organic candy and Hillside Sweets hard candies; hillsidecandy.com • Koppers Chocolate chewy and hard candies; kopperschocolate.com • Lammes Candies taffies; lammes.com • Linda's Lollies lollipops; lindaslollies.com • Marich jelly beans and licorice; marich.com PHOTO: KOPPERS CHOCOLATES • Melville Candy Company lollipops; NET WT 2.25oz (64g) melvillecandycompany.com • Red Rocker Candy brittles; redrockercandy.com 25o 25oz T W (642.25o 4g NE NETzWT g)(64g) ( NET WT • Savannah Candy Kitchen licorice, jawbreakers, Swedish fish; savannahcandy.com • ma • Sconza Candy Company gummy bears, sour de in the usa • worms and jawbreakers; sconzacandy.com • SweetWorks pressed candies and gum; sweetworks.net 5735 n. washington st. denver, co 80216 1-888-candy-99 • hammondscandies.com • Taffy Town taffy; taffytown.com • Webb Candy Whistle candy; webbcandy.com Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 4208 36 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com Koppers' dark chocolate licorice

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