Valentine’s Day and Easter treats were the focus of ECRM’s Spring and Summer Confectionery Efficient Program Planning Session held June 12-14 at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. We offer a look at some of the new products discussed at the event, as well as a chart of the top scanned items. For more information, visit






Novelty Items

ICEE Squeeze and Spray candies


KoKo’s Confectionery Novelty, Cockeysville, Maryland

(800) 638-6000

The ICEE Squeeze and Spray candies feature the signature flavors of an ICEE in unique candy platforms. The spray treat offers a quick sprit of the flavors, while the squeeze treat is a fun way to enjoy the ICEE experience in a new way.
S.R.P.: (Spray and Squeeze) $0.99-$1.29

Lamb PopsPOPS

Scripture Candy, Birmingham, Ala.
(888) 317-7333
These lamb-shaped lollipops are made with hard candy and come in a variety of flavors, including: grape, lemon and cherry. The company also offers a cross-shaped pop that comes in lemon, cherry, grape and blueberry.
S.R.P.: $1.50-$1.99



Choloate Items

Fudge Cubes


Original Gourmet, Salem, N.H.
(603) 894-1200

Original Gourmet’s newest treat is sweet and creamy gourmet fudge. Each batch is made with the finest ingredients and the richest of flavors, the company asserts, which include: chocolate, chocolate walnut, peanut butter, chocolate mint and strawberry cheesecake swirl.

S.R.P.: $0.99




Chocolate Jelly Beanschocobeans

Ferrara Pan, Forest Park, Ill.

(800) 323-1768

These chocolate-covered jelly beans feature a pectin center, which creates a smooth texture that’s not as chewy as a typical jelly bean.

S.R.P.: $3
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Necco Valentine’s Candy Buttons


Necco, Revere, Mass.
This classic candy features three flavors on a strip and Necco has introduced a new Valentine’s Day version for the holiday it became famous for with its Conversation Hearts.

S.R.P.: $1.19




That's Bull


Midlon Foods Inc., Montreal, Canada
(514) 343-4463
Midlon Foods has created its latest animal that appears to poop out delicious treats - a bull. That's Bull is black, with white spots and white horns, and it poops out the candy when you press on the top of the animal. For refills, the company recommends jelly beans. The Bull joins the the Penguin Candy Pooper, the Reindeer Candy Pooper, and the Porky Pooper, among others, in the line.

 S.R.P.: $2.99