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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