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Loacker’s Chocolate Bar wins first place in the ECRM Buyer’s Choice Awards

By Anthony Myers contact

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Loacker's award-winning Napolitaner. Pic: Loackers
Loacker's award-winning Napolitaner. Pic: Loackers

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Loacker has taken first place in the Best Chocolate 2020 category for its Napolitaner Specialty Chocolate Bar in the ECRM Buyer’s Choice Awards.

ECRM’s Candy Planning: Everyday & Summer Seasonal Program was held virtually for the first time this year at the beginning of the month.

Loacker’s Napolitaner Specialty Chocolate Bar is a milk chocolate bar with roasted Italian hazelnut pieces. The bar’s core is made of fine hazelnut cream and light, crispy Loacker wafers.

We are thrilled to receive first place in ECRM’s Buyer’s Choice Awards​”, said TJ Rooney, President, Loacker USA. “It is an honor to be recognized from experts within our industry and to have our chocolate bar championed as the best​.”

Other winners included:

Best Non-Chocolate

Albanese Confectionery Group

Merrillville, Ind. / albanesecandy.com / (219) 942-1877

Ultimate 8 Flavor Gummi Bears

Albanese World’s Best Ultimate 8 Flavor Gummi Bears have elevated the tasting experience by using its signature texture and innovative flavors. These allergen-free, gluten-free and fat-free gummies are made with natural flavors and colors from real fruits and vegetables. They’re also low in sodium. Included flavors are Alphonso Mango, Amity Raspberry, Asian Pear, Black Currant, Blood Orange, Crimson Cranberry, Fuji Apple and Queen Pineapple.

S.R.P.: 5 oz., $2.19-$2.49; 8 oz., $2.99-$3.19; 25 oz., $7.99

Best Novelty

Candy Treasure

Lebanon, N.J. / candytreasure.com / (201) 830-3600

Bearied Treasure Gummies

Bearied Treasure features a collectible toy and gummy candy packaged in character-shaped containers. Two toy collections are available: Shark Camp and Unicorns and Narwhals.

S.R.P.: $2

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