Eight most innovative Sweets & Snacks 2013
The winners of the Most Innovative New Product Awards were announced at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago yesterday.
A panel featuring trade media, food industry experts and retailers selected five nominations in eight confectionery categories:
• Non-chocolate (including gum & mints)
• Novelty/Licensed (candy & snacks)
• Gourmet/Premium (candy & snacks)
• Seasonal (candy & snacks)
• Salty snacks
• Sweet snacks
• Savory snacks
Retailers and wholesalers attending the Expo then judged the products, which were displayed in the New Product Showcase, and cast the final vote based on packaging design, taste, innovation and saleability.
The winners were announced yesterday.
Eight most innovative Sweets & Snacks: award winners 2013 Chocolate winner: Hershey Kit Kat Minis Novelty/Licensed winner: Jelly Belly Tabasco Bottles Non-Chocolate winner: Tierra Nuevo Cocoa Coffee Thins. Salty snacks winner: Sahale Snacks Pomegranate Pistachios Gourmet & Premium winner: Hammond’s Candies Chocolate Red Velvet Cake bar Savory category winner: Fire Corn’s Real Jalapeno Popcorn. Sweet Snacks winner: Sprinkle It On Marshmallow and rice cereal confectionery Seasonal winner: Russell Stover Big Bite S’Mores