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New: Trends revealed ahead of Sweets & Snacks Expo 2023

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    For over 25 years, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been a platform for showcasing the latest candy and snack innovations. These new products have paved the way for fresh flavor trends and consumer experiences in the industry and beyond. The National Confectioners Association, the host organization for the expo, has recently revealed the top product and flavor trends that will be showcased at the 2023 event in Chicago.

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    The Sweets & Snacks Expo continues to be a significant driver in flavor and product trends for the confectionery and snack categories enhancing our retail attendees’ ability to delight their shoppers,” John Downs, president & CEO of NCA, said. “Attendees of this year’s show will be among the first to sample and experience these new trends helping them stay one step ahead of their competition.”

    Premier Candy and Snacks Show Identifies Brand Collaborations, Flavor Mashups and Interactive Treats as Top Trends Driving Innovation Across the Two Powerhouse Categories

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    Here are some of the trends attendees can expect to see in 2023:

    • Brand Collaborations: Your favorite treats/brands work together to create something new and exciting.
    • Flavor Mashups: Flavor combos that will delight you. Salty, sweet, sour, spicy, or savory – there is something for everyone!
    • Social Media Friendly Interactive Treats: These treats give you permission to play with your food and share with your friends on social media!
    • All About Options: Everyone treats and snacks a little differently, which is why confectionery and snack companies are offering a range of package sizes and product types that fit every occasion.

    The Sweets & Snacks Expo will take place in Chicago at McCormick Place from May 22-25.  For more information or to register, visit