The results are in.
Retail buyers attending ECRM’s Everyday and Summer Seasonal Candy Planning session in New Orleans Aug. 25-29 have selected winners of the 2019 Buyer's Choice Awards.
Presented in partnership with ECRM, retail buyers were asked 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 on in October. Candy Industry would like to extend congratulations to all the winners!
Best Chocolate
Lamontagne Chocolate Inc.
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada / / (800) 567-3435
Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Pistachios
Whole pistachios are individually dipped in smooth milk chocolate and accented with sea salt. They’re certified gluten-free, peanut-free and kosher.
S.R.P. (1.7 oz.): $1.69
Best Non-Chocolate
Pura Vida Vitamins
South Lyon, Mich. / / (855) 540-0354
Pura CBD Watermelon Gummy Rings
Each gummy ring delivers 10mg of cannabidiol (CBD) derived from organic hemp grown in the U.S. Each pouch contains 10 red and white rings.
S.R.P.: $9.95

Best Novelty
Sumthin’ Sweet
Bronx, N.Y. / / (718) 617-5500
Sippin’ Suckers
These are crazy straws and lollipops in one! Rainbow hard candy is wrapped around the end of the plastic crazy straw, perfect for cocktails or kids’ birthday parties. 
S.R.P.: $1.99-$2.49