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Sweets & Snacks Expo: Most Innovative New Products Awards

The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the largest confectionery and snack event in North America, bringing together thousands of confectionery and snack industry professionals from hundreds of different confectionery and snack companies. Attendees can learn about the latest product innovations from exhibitors, dive into confectionery and snack trends and insights through the show’s education sessions and connect with their peers through the show’s endless networking opportunities.

The Sweet & Snacks Expo has come and gone for 2021 and with that, we are left with new products that will either shape the industry or fizzle out of existence. The winners of the Most Innovative New Products Awards for Sweets & Snacks Expo for 2021 are as follows:

Chocolate: The Hershey Company – Reese’s Big Cup with Pretzels

Non-Chocolate: Mederer U.S.A., Inc. – efrutti Bakery Shoppe Bag

Gum & Mints: Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc. – Mentos Gum Paperboard Bottle

Salty Snacks: Wonderful Pistachios – Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Sea Salt & Vinegar

Sweet Snacks: TruFru LLC – Nature’s Strawberries Hyper-Chilled Frozen Fresh in White Chocolate & Milk Chocolate

Meat Snacks: Pure Jerky Co – Tripi’s Sweet Spicy Original

Savory Snacks: Indiana Import LLC – Torti Max

Novelty/Licensed – Candy & Snacks: Pez Candy, Inc. – Harry Potter Back Pack Clips with Mystery Flavor PEZ Candy

Seasonal – Candy & Snacks: Ferrara Candy Company – Nerds Candy Corn

Gourmet/Premium – Candy: TruFru LLC – Nature’s Pineapple Pina Colada Hyper-Chilled Fresh and Immersed in White Chocolate and Coconut

Gourmet/Premium – Snacks: Crack Corn – The Original Ultra-Premium Puff Corn

Small Business Innovator: BranchOut – Banana Bites

Best in Show: Ferrara Candy Company – Nerds Gummy Clusters