The All Candy Expo, the largest confectionery and snack show in the nation, was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place last week. And I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into all the best goodies set to hit the market this year.
Everybody who’s anybody in the snack food and candy industry gathered together to show off their edible bling. Over three days, attendees were able to taste test more than 2,000 new sweet treats and savory snacks that would tantalize any taste bud.
This year there seems to be trends of classic remix of new taste and flavor twists. Skittles Crazy Core is two mouth watering Skittles flavor fused into every piece. For those who have an adventurous palate, you should definitely checkout the Strawberried Peanut Butter M&Ms when they hit the market. The peanut butter flavored M&Ms have a strawberry flavored shell that is oh so good.
Thousands of new snack items were on display and if those tantalizing sweets mentioned above aren’t interesting enough, lookout for Kahlua’s Tequila flavored chocolate (you can really taste the booze) or GudFud’s fruit jelly stuffed marshmallows.
Upon our return to the GrubHub.com office, with two very large bags of candy in tow, we had no problem finding volunteers at the office to taste test some of the new items we collected. But to our surprise, even the hardcore-sugar addicts couldn’t polish off the stash. So we thought we’d share the extra goodies with you!
In order to win a free gift basket of sweet confections, all you have to do is answer this candy trivia below! We’d also like to give a special thanks to the National Confectioners Association for putting on a great show this year and making this candy giveaway possible. Check out the NCA’s Candy Dish blog to keep up with hot trends in the candy and snack industry. The prize will go to the first peeps that reply first with the correct answer.
Who trademarked the name “Lollipop” and what was it named after?