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Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Picks From The 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo

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May 30, 2018

The Missoulian

Stink bug jelly beans or cricket flour crackers? Both were new this year at Sweets & Snacks Expo, the annual trade event that returned to Chicago last week. But how did these and other products taste? Check out my top 10 weird and wonderful picks of 2018.

Winner of the 2018 Most Innovative New Product Award in the sweet snacks category, these minis are part of the white chocolate trend, but for me the peanut butter is the defining element. Unlike the distinctly dry and chalky peanut butter in Reese’s peanut butter cups, which I do love, here it’s silky and creamy, lovely for one bite. I think the ratio of white chocolate to peanut butter works better with these minis than the full size cups. Do note, there’s no individual paper wrapper under the foil, plus they’re organic.