CHICAGO — Innovation is what continues to propel nonchocolate candy forward, and the movement to create something bursting with flavor, often literally, is all the rage.
Click through to see four fresh candy concepts …
Trolli Sour Bursting Crawlers
Chicago-based Trolli, a Ferrara brand, recently unveiled its new gummy worm treat—Sour Bursting Crawlers.
The gummies feature an outer layer similar to the brand’s classic Sour Brite Crawlers but have a gooey center. The four flavor combinations include Cherry-Pineapple, Blue Raspberry-Strawberry, Strawberry-Grape and Mango-Fruit Punch.
The candy is now available in 3-ounce, 4.25-ounce and 6.3-ounce bags.
Hilco Popping Candy
Hilco, based in Louisville, Ky., partnered with Chicago-based Kraft Heinz and Littleton, Colo.-based Warheads to create a new popping candy.
The line features three packs and single packs of Kool-Aid and Warheads popping candy. The Kool-Aid candy comes in Tropical Punch, Grape and Cherry and the Warheads candy is available in Green Apple, Blue Raspberry and Watermelon.
The three-pack candies come in 0.24-ounce pouches and 48-count master cases that feature four 12-count displays. Each pouch has a suggested retail price of $1.99.
The 0.33-ounce single pack candies have an 80-count master case that contains four 20-count displays and have a suggested retail price of $0.99.
Bazooka Push Pop Gummy Roll
New York-based Bazooka Companies Inc. unveiled a new Tropical Rainbow edition of its Push Pop Gummy Roll. It features a rainbow of six flavors: apple, raspberry, lemon, orange, cherry and watermelon.
The candy comes in a push out, tear off designed dispenser.
In addition to the Tropical Rainbow flavor, the Push Pop Gummy Roll comes in Strawberry, Watermelon and Blue Raspberry.
Chupa Chups XXL Trio Lollipop
Chupa Chups, a Parfetti Van Melle brand based in Erlanger, Ky., plans to release its new XXL Trio Lollipop in November 2022.
The lollipop has two flavors surrounding a bubble gum interior. Chupa Chups aims to fulfill the multi-flavor, multi-sensory trend in nonchocolate, according to the company. The 1-ounce lollipop comes in four flavor combinations: Cola Lemon, Strawberry Kiwi, Mango Orange and Tutti Frutti Pineapple.
The Chupa Chups XXL Trio Lollipops will be available in a showbox with 48 lollipops, and each unit has a suggested retail price range of 59 cents-69 cents.
“Consumers are looking for added benefit to their lollipop experience, and with the XXL Trio lollipops, Chupa Chups will continue to bring well-received variety, excitement and a premium feel to the fast-growing lollipop segment in the U.S.,” said Craig Cuchra, vice president of marketing at Perfetti Van Melle.