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Sweets and Snacks Expo honours the best global confectionery ranges


Confectionery Production

An array of creative confectionery and snacks items were placed under the spotlight for the new product awards at this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, US.

More than 300 items were entered for consideration across the categories. Judges evaluated products based on their taste, packaging, innovation and go-to-market feasibility.

A panel of judges representing retail leaders in the confectionery and snack category evaluated products in nine categories: chocolate, non-chocolate, sweet, salty, savoury, novelty, seasonal, gourmet/premium, and gum & mints.

Non-Chocolate Winner:
Just Born Quality Confections – Lemon and Marshmallow Flavored Jelly Beans

Haribo of America, Inc. – HARIBO Watermelon
Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC – Starburst Duos Fruit Chews
Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company – Ring Pop Gummy Gems
Justin’s – Justin’s Organic Almond Butter Covered Almonds & Justin’s Organic Cashew Butter Covered Cashews