The results are in.
Retail buyers attending ECRM’s Everyday and Summer Seasonal Candy Planning event in Anaheim last week have selected winners of the 2018 Buyer's Choice Awards.
Presented in partnership with ECRM, Candy Industry Magazine asked retail buyers to vote for the most innovative products in the chocolate, non-chocolate and novelty categories. More than 30 companies submitted products for judging.
Winners will receive a special callout in the show coverage, set to appear in our October issue. They’ll also receive free advertising space in the issue.
Candy Industry would like to extend congratulations to all the winners!
Best Chocolate
Tru Fru
South Jordan, Utah / / (801) 554-4081
Tru Fru Indulge on the Go
Tru Fru freeze-dries real fruit to lock in vitamins, nutrients and flavor and then immerses them in dark chocolate. The Indulge on the Go range includes Raspberries, Whole Cherries, Strawberries, Bananas, Whole Cranberries and Coconut Melts. Tru Fru also donates a portion of its profits to Hope Arising, a nonprofit organization focused on providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ethiopia.
S.R.P. (4.5 oz.): $4.89
Best Non-Chocolate
Dave’s Sweet Tooth
Harrison Township, Mich. / / (586) 948-9243
Peanut Butter Crunch Toffee
This rich, buttery toffee features peanut butter chips for nutty flavor and almonds for crunch.
S.R.P. (4 oz.): $5.99
Best Novelty
Koko's Confectionery & Novelty
Cockeysville, Md. / / (410) 252-1020
DC Comics Light-Up Spray Candy
These buildable figurines can be played with long after the 0.68 oz. of spray candy is gone. The spray candy comes in Strawberry and Blue Raspberry. The buildables come in a mix of Superman, Batman, Robin, Joker, Green Lantern and The Flash.
S.R.P. (0.68 oz.): $2.99