Check out new products from Candy Dynamics, The Hershey Co., FunkyChunky, Pop Rocks, LaLaBoodle's, Verve, Jones Soda and SweetWorks.

Toxic Waste

Hi-Voltage Bubble Gum

Candy Dynamics

Indianapolis, Ind.


Toxic Waste Hi-Voltage Bubble Gum is filled with ultra-sour powder and comes 2 ft. to a package. Each pack features three flavors: Amp’d Apple, Black Out Blue Raspberry and Surgin’ Strawberry. The gum is available in 12-unit retail display boxes at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $.99 per unit.

Hershey’s All Natural

Extra Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate

The Hershey Co.

Hershey, Pa.


Hershey’s All Natural Extra Dark Chocolate candy bar is made from 60% cacao and contains Pure Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate flavored Pieces.


Peanut Butter


Edina, Minn.


The FunkyChunky line of gourmet chocolate snacks now includes FunkyChunky Peanut Butter, a decadent mix of crunchy pretzels covered in peanut butter and chewy caramel, drizzled in dark, milk and white chocolates, and finished with chopped roasted peanuts. The suggested retail prices are $12 for an 8-oz. canister, $20 for a 20-oz. canister and $3.20 for an individual grab-and-go bag.

Pop Rocks

Chocolate Bar

Zeta Espacial S.A., Barcelona, Spain

+34 93 588 76 77

Distributed in the U.S. by Pop Rocks Inc., Atlanta


New from the maker of Pop Rocks comes a candy bar version of the favorite kid candy. This premium milk chocolate bat melts in your mouth while candy crystals pop. The suggested retail prices are as follows: $0.59-$0.69 for a single bar; $0.99-$1.19 for a mega bar.


Gourmet Toffee


Clinton, N.J.



Toffee seekers need look no further than LaLaBoodle’s, whose line of classic and distinctive toffees come in Milk and Dark Chocolate, Almond Brickle, Bourbon Pecan, Bananas Foster and Macadamia Nut.

Triple Berry

Glee Gum

Verve, Inc.

Providence, R.I.



New Triple Berry Glee Gum is a refreshing blend of raspberry, blueberry and strawberry flavors. Made from chicle sap, this all-natural product is free from artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners and preservatives. It’s also gluten-free and certified vegetarian. The suggested retail price per box is $.99.

Jones Soda

Carbonated Candy

Jones Soda Co./Big Sky Brands, Inc.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Big Sky Brands has added two new flavors to its Jones Soda Carbonated Candy line: Pure Cane Cola and Pure Cane Rootbeer. Each tin retails for about $1.99. Merchandising options include 8-ct. trays, 6-ct. “1-inch wonder” sleeves, 24- and 36-ct. mixed counter displays, 72-ct. mixed power wings, 144-ct. floor displays and 18-ct. cooler door displays. Big Sky also offers a mixed 48-ct. counter unit that features all eight flavors of the Jones Soda Carbonated Candy line.

More Chocolatey & Peanut-Free

P-Not Butter Sixlets

SweetWorks/Oak Leaf Confections

Buffalo, N.Y.



New from the SweetWorks come two new varieties of Sixlets: More Chocolatey and Peanut Free P-Not Butter. The former features an improved recipe and packaging, while the latter is a brand new flavor the delivers real peanut-free, peanut butter taste. Both offerings come in convenient flip-top boxes that hold 44 pieces and retail for $.69 each. The product is available in a 14-ct. shelf display.