This year, ECRM held it’s annual Candy Planning: Christmas & Halloween event at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Fla. Candy Industry Magazine also created a video this year, featuring Managing Editor Crystal Lindell’s favorite candy from the show. Be sure to check out Managing Editor Crystal Lindell's ECRM Favorites video for an in-depth look at the products she saw and to find out which one she couldn’t resisit eating on the plane ride home!



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1. Emily's Sandwhich Cookies

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Emily’s sandwich cookies
Ames International, Fife, Wash.
(888) 469-2637

These cookies are crispy, crunchy and creamy! They’re crispy sandwich cookies filled with a  creamy peppermint center, coated with premium white chocolate and dusted with peppermint crumbles.

S.R.P.: (3.75-oz box) $1-1.50

2.  Arcor's Deluxe Mix



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Deluxe Mix
Arcor, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Holiday gathering cannot miss the traditional candy bowl, which includes all of Arcor’s iconic candies: Assorted Fruitfuls, Butter N’ Cream, Chocolate Filled Mints, Milk Toffees and chocolate Filled Toffees. Available in the stand up bag presentation for gift-giving and lay down option for candy dish use.

S.R.P.: (16-oz. bag) $2.99

3. Cookies and Cream BonBons

A delicious milk chocolate-covered bonbon with a sweet and tasty cookies n’ cream filling! A wonderful treat to enjoy and give during the holiday season!

S.R.P.: (4-oz. bag, 7 bonbons)$1.99

4. Filled Holiday Mints

A new proposal to the traditional peppermint and spearmint starlight candies, our Filled Holiday Mints not only offer the refreshing minty taste but also deliver a burst of refreshing jelly center!

Each piece is individually wrapped making it a perfect candy dish item to offer during the Holidays.

S.R.P.: (11.5-oz. bag)$1.99

5. Samurai Santa Cookie Kit  

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Samurai Santa Cookie Kit
Brand Castle, LLCBedford Heights, Ohio
(216) 292-7700        

Featuring fun Samurai Santas, it’s the perfect twist on Christmas Cookies! The Crafty Cooking Kits is an interactive edible craft kit designed for kids of all ages. It includes a sugar cookie mix, royal icing mix, vanilla frosting mix, red & black color powder, 3 piping bags, and 2 Samurai Santa Cookie Cutters.

S.R.P. (10 oz.) $6.99

6. Roca Thins

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Roca Thins
Brown & HaleyFife, Wash.  
(253) 620-3000 

The new Roca Thins appeal to Roca and chocolate-lovers alike, with a premium chocolate experience in a convenient everyday pouch.

Signature blends of chocolate are poured thin, filled with chunks of classic Roca buttercrunch toffee, and broken into bite-sized pieces.  The result is a big chocolate flavor with added toffee taste and texture for anytime snacking.

Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Roca Thins are currently available in a 5.3-oz. re-sealable bags.

Later this year Brown & Haley will be launching a festive Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Roca Thins, as well as club-sized packages. 

S.R.P.: (5.3-oz. re-sealable bag)  $4.49

7. Hawaiian Punch Cotton Candy – Winter Theme!

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Hawaiian Punch Cotton Candy – Winter Theme!
/ Taste of Nature Inc., 
Santa Monica, Calif.

This treat features phenomenal taste and ultra-cool winter-themed graphics!. Paired with the  tremendous brand name recognition of Hawaiian Punch, this treat is sure to be a Hawaiian knock-out on shelves.

S.R.P.: (1.5 oz.) $1.29

8.   Santa’s Village Muddy Reindeers


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Santa’s Village Muddy Reindeers
CandyASAP / Taste of Nature Inc., Santa Monica, Calif.

These chocolate-covered Gummi Reindeer feature a fun shape and delicious chocolate!

S.R.P.: (3.1 oz.) $1.29

9. M&M’S Brand Christmas Fans


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M&M’S Brand Christmas Fans
Candyrific, Louisville, Ky.
(502) 893-3626

The colorful M&M’S Characters Blue, Red and Yellow are dressed for the holidays on these Christmas Fans.

S.R.P.: (.53-oz. bag of M&M’S) $4.99  

10. Disney Frozen Snow Globe


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Disney Frozen Snow Globe
Candyrific, Louisville, Ky.
(502) 893-3626

This beautiful snow globe features popular Disney Frozen Characters Elsa and Anna, and it’s sure to please every girl on your holiday shopping list. 

S.R.P.: (.53 oz. of microbites candy) $9.99                

11. Raspberry Crumble Truffles

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Raspberry Crumble Truffles

Perpignan, France
(347) 414-0451

Cemoi’s Fancy Truffle line was inspired by some of the most popular French desserts, and the company’s latest creation lives up to that endeavor. It’s perfect combination of crunch biscuit and the addition of raspberry. 

S.R.P.: $5.99

12. Truffle Spread


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Truffle Spread
Chocmod USA, Inc.
Fort Lee, N.J.

This new chocolate spread tastes and looks like chocolate, but without out all the bother of an outside shell. It’s perfect on fruit, pretzels, or even just the spoon!

S.R.P.: $3.99-$4.99

13.  French Marshmallows



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French Marshmallows
Chocmod USA, Inc.
Fort Lee, N.J.

This delicious treat features a soft, gooey middle coated with delicious chocolate! It’s available in a number of flavors, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange, and strawberry.


14. Divine Milk Chocolate Christmas Shapes


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Divine Milk Chocolate Christmas Shapes
Divine Chocolate, Inc.Washington, D.C.

This delicious treat features 11 fun holiday shapes. Featuring bright red packaging and gold design, it’s great for gifts!

S.R.P.: (3.18 oz) $4.99

15. Divine Limited Edition Bars

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Divine Limited Edition Bars
Divine Chocolate, Inc.Washington, D.C.

These delicious holiday bars come in four delicious limited edition flavors. This year’s two new flavors including: Milk chocolate with toffee & espresso; and dark chocolate with toffee and sea salt. The bars also come in dark chocolate with cranberries & hazelnuts, milk chocolate with spiced cookies.

S.R.P.: (3.5-oz bar) $3.79

16. Ritter Sport Winter Varieties

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Ritter Sport Winter Varieties
Euro-American Brands, LLC
Paramus, N.J.
(201) 368-2624

Ritter Sport’s holiday line features three new delicious flavors, including: Vanilla Chai Latte, Caramelized Almonds, Nut Crescent Cookies. All three feature a snowman on the packaging, making them the perfect winter treat.

S.R.P.: (3.5-oz. bar) $2.49-$2.99

17.  Baron Candy Cane Crunch Truffles


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Baron Candy Cane Crunch Truffles
European Chocolate, Vernon Hills, Ill. & Poznan, Poland    
(847) 520-2215 

These delicious truffles feature the sweet taste of chocolate mixed with the fresh taste of one of the holiday season’s most popular treats — candy canes.

S.R.P.:  N/A

18. Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn

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Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn
Harry and DavidMedford, Ore.

Moose MunchGourmet Popcorn is not your average caramel popcorn. Made with lots of butter, a blend of unique popcorns, and slow-cooked caramel to produce the very best flavor. It took over 160 attempts to get the original recipe absolutely perfect, and that dedication and effort can be tasted in each sweet and crunchy bite of our gourmet popcorn.

S.R.P.: (Milk Chocolate Moose Munch 2.5 oz) $1.99; (Butter Pecan Moose Munch 4.5 oz) $3.99; (Oregon Trails 30-oz. Moose Munch Drum) $19.99

19. Moose Munch Bars

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Moose Munch Bars
Harry and DavidMedford, Ore.

Full-sized candy bars with a creamy and crunchy center, Moose Munch Bars are made using our signature Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn. Bars are individually wrapped and available in Dark chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Cherry, Milk Chocolate S’mores, Cookies ‘N Cream, and Caramel.

S.R.P.: $2.99

20. Milk Chocolate Signature Cherries

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Milk Chocolate Signature Cherries
Harry and DavidMedford, Ore.

Crafted by artisan confectioners, these chocolate-covered cherries are a sweet treat for anyone who loves chocolate-covered dried fruit. High quality tart Bing Cherries enrobed in our signature chocolate blend with a natural cherry flavored coating.

S.R.P.: (3-oz.) $4.99

21. Peppermint Macnut Crunch


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Peppermint Macnut Crunch
Hawaiian Host,
Honolulu, Hawaii
(888) 529-HOST (4678)

Decadent white chocolate swirled with dry roasted macadamia nuts, crisp rice and diced peppermint pieces to create a festive winter confection.

S.R.P.: NA

22. Frozen & Avengers Jumbo Ornament/Candy Keeper

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Frozen & Avengers Jumbo Ornament/Candy Keeper
Imaginings 3, Inc. — Flix Candy, Niles, Ill.
(847) 647-1370

Filled with lollipops and pressed dextrose candy matching each license as well as a sticker sheet, this novelty item is sure to be a hit with Frozen and Avengers fans!

S.R.P.:$2.99 - $3.99.

23. Pumpkin Lip Pops

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Pumpkin Lip Pops
Imaginings 3, Inc. — Flix Candy, Niles, Ill.
(847) 647-1370

This treat features three assorted flavors of Halloween Lip Pops with w/Jack-O-Lantern faces. Three assorted flavors with plastic teeth added for fun.

S.R.P.:$1.29 - $1.49

24. Disney & Avengers 20-ct. Decorated Ring Boxes 

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Disney & Avengers 20-ct. Decorated Ring Boxes 
Imaginings 3, Inc. — Flix Candy, Niles, Ill.
(847) 647-1370

This 20-count pack of ring lollipops are great for trick-or-treaters or Halloween parties. They come in a variety of licensed themes, including: Mickey, Princess, Monster’s University; Spiderman, Iron Man, Hulk, andCaptain America.

S.R.P.: $4.99 - $5.99

25. Zollipops

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Walled Lake, Mich.
(248) 214-7771

These “Clean Teeth Pops” are the delicious, “After You Eat Treat” for a healthy smile! They were created by 9-year-old Kidpreneur, Alina Morse, who wanted to create a candy for kids that would do something good for them not just taste good.”

Zollipops are GMO-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and they feature natural flavors and colors. Zollipops also help reduce acidity and can reduce the risk of tooth decay, dental caries and future development of cavities. 

S.R.P.: (25+ Variety Pack) $6.99  Various pack sizes, flavors and seasonal items available.

26. Grumpy Cat Holiday Line

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Grumpy Cat Holiday Line
Maud Borup Confections
Minneapolis, Minn.
(866) 678-6283

This year, Maud Borup Confections’ latest holiday collection features one of the Internet’s most famous felines — Grumpy Cat.

The line includes a Grumpy Cat marshmallow pop, Grumpy Cat Theater Box Candy, Hairball Cotton Candy, a Grumpy Cat fabric bag with Gummy Cats marshmallow candy, Grumpy Cat cupcake mix, a Grumpy Cat mug with cookies, a Grumpy Cat laydown marshmallow bag, and even a Grumpy Cat Canvas Bag with Grumpy Cat-shaped cookie cutter,


27. Old Dominion Peanut Co. Holiday Tins

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Old Dominion Peanut Co. Holiday Tins
Old Dominion Peanut Co.
Norfolk, Va.
(800) 368-6887

The Old Dominion Peanut Co. is releasing festive holiday tins this year, with treats that make great gifts and great party favors! The line includes: Once-Dipped Peanuts, Toasted Honey Cashews, Butter Toffee Peanuts, and Buttered Peanut Crunch.

S.R.P.: N/A

28. Birthday Cake Lollipop

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Birthday Cake Lollipop
Original Gourmet
Salem N.H.
(603) 894-1200

One waits anxiously for the birthday song and candles to be blown out for that delicious first bite of the cake. But there’s no need to wait with Original Gourmet’s delicious new birthday cake lollipop. And these treats are just for birthday parties — consumers can enjoy that creamy sweet frosting and moist yellow cake flavor any time of the year. Edible confetti is sprinkled inside each lollipop to add to the fun! And the bonus — not nearly as many calories as a piece of cake! Offered in blue or pink or swirls of both. Available to ship now.

29. Squirtz

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Original GourmetSalem N.H.
(603) 894-1200

These new soft fruity candies have a great surprise of either a juicy filling in the original or a sour burst in the Sourz. They will be available in a 100-gram peg bag, 300-gram round acetate, and even a 1,000-gram round acetate.

S.R.P.: (100-gram bag) $1; (300-gram round acetate) $2.99

30. Marshmallow Elf

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Marshmallow Elf
Pearson’s Candy
St. Paul, Minn.
(651) 698-0356

Pearson’sMarshmallow Elf is a soft, fluffy white marshmallow center covered in real milk chocolate. A great holiday stocking stuffer for kids!

S.R.P.: (0.55-oz. piece) N/A

31. Mint Patties Snowman single

Mint Patties Snowman single
Pearson’s CandySt. Paul, Minn.
(651) 698-0356

This treat combines Pearson’s beloved Mint Patties in the shape of a favorite holiday pal – the snowman! The traditional creamy peppermint center is covered in real dark chocolate containing 66% cacao.

S.R.P.: (1.2-oz. piece) N/A

32. Mint Patties Candy Cane 2-pack

Mint Patties Candy Cane 2-pack
Pearson’s CandySt. Paul, Minn.
(651) 698-0356

A festive twist on Pearson’s classic Mint Patties.  A layer of creamy peppermint is paired with a layer of candy cane flavored mint and covered in real dark chocolate containing 66% cacao.

S.R.P.: (Two 0.8-oz. pieces) N/A

33. Classic Christmas Candy

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Classic Christmas Candy
Primrose Candy Co.
(800) 268-9522        

Primrose’s holiday line combines nostalgia with delicious flavors. The assortment include: Old Fashion Mix, Deluxe Filled Mix, Baby Ribbon, Cut Rock, Filled Raspberry. The fruit-, mint- and spice-flavored hard candies, all popular since the early 1900s, are just as good as you remember from Grandma’s candy dish.

S.R.P.: (11-oz. to 13-oz) $2.49

34. Glow Collections

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Glow Collection
Reserve Confections, 
Monsey, N.Y.
(845) 507-3319

Reserve Confections newest brand is Glow. The line includes Creamy Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Rich Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts bars. 

There’s also a range of Glow Truffles, including: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Sea Salt Chocolate, Hazelnut Chocolate, Caramel Chocolates, and Strawberry Chocolate.

S.R.P.: (3.5-oz. bars) $1.49-$1.99

35. Money Bags Mesh Bag 

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Money Bags Mesh Bag
R.M. PalmerWest Reading, Pa.
(610) 372.8971

These delicious double crisp mini bars are foiled in one of four realistic paper money denominations: $10, $20, $50 and $100 dollar bills.  Packed in a mesh bag with a money-themed tag and PDQ.  Customers can add up their cash before they enjoy it!

S.R.P.: (3.6-oz. bag) $1

36. Flakey's Snow Fun Mix Bag

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Flakey’s Snow Fun Mix Bag
R.M. PalmerWest Reading, Pa.
(610) 372-8971

This bag of candy features a new and unique assortment of white and cookies and crème flavored balls.  The Cookies & Crème balls have silver foil with white snowflakes on them, while the white flavored balls are wrapped in blue foil.  They are assorted in a wintry snowman-themed bag.

S.R.P. (5-oz bag) $1; (18-oz. bag) $5; (1-lb. of bulk) $4

37. Santa's Holiday Mix

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Santa’s Holiday Mix
R.M. PalmerWest Reading, Pa.
(610) 372-8971

This holiday mix features a huge assortment of classic Christmas shapes and flavors, all packed in a stand-up, re-sealable gusset bag. And, the colorful art depicts Santa with a bag full of gifts.  The assortment includes:  Sno Fun Balls, Cookies & Crème Patties, Mini Crisp Kringles, Fudge Bells and Peanut Butter cups. 

S.R.P.: (60-oz. mix) $10

38. Hollow Merry Mouse

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Hollow Merry Mouse
R.M. PalmerWest Reading, Pa.
(610) 372-8971

This adorable mouse is wearing Santa’s hat and is holding the piece of cheese he found in his stocking! A great mould and colorfully decorated, it’s sealed in a film pouch and packed in a PDQ.

S.R.P.: (2-oz Hollow Merry Mouse) $1

39. Ugly Sweater Chocolates

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Ugly Sweater Chocolates
R.M. PalmerWest Reading, Pa.
(610) 372-8971

This Christmas,  it could get ugly! These adorable ugly sweater-shaped chocolates are each foiled in one of six ugly sweater designs and then packed into one of three different box designs.  With Ugly Sweater parties and contests, this is another great way for customers to get in on the ugliness!

S.R.P.: (2-oz. Ulgy Sweater box) $1; (1-lb. bulk) $4

40. Mega Coin

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Mega Coin
R.M. PalmerWest Reading, Pa.
(610) 372-8971

This huge, solid gold coin is made with delicious, creamy Belgian milk chocolate.  It’s 8 inches in diameter and is a great gift idea for anyone on your list and makes a great impression with its embossed design.

S.R.P.: (16-oz. Mega Coin) $10

41. Jesus Star Tin

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Jesus Star Tin
Scripture candy
Birmingham, Ala.
(888) 317-7333

This beautifully embossed star-shaped tin features “Jesus Our Shining Hope.” The Tin is filled with Old-Fashioned Soft Peppermints, making it a great gift or beautiful Christmas decoration!

S.R.P.: N/A

42. Our Shining Hope Star Pop Set


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Our Shining Hope Star Pop Set
Scripture candyBirmingham, Ala.
(888) 317-7333

Each gift set includes a star-shaped swirl pop and a JESUS bookmark. It’s great for stocking stuffers! Each gift set comes in a 12-count display box featuring “Jesus Our Shining Hope!”

S.R.P. :$4.99

43. Merci Holiday Chocolates

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Merci Holiday Chocolates
Storck USA, L.P.
(312) 467-5700

This thoughtful collection of fine European chocolates feature individually wrapped sweets that are sure to be warmly received.

S.R.P.: (7-oz. box)$4.99; (14.1-oz. box) $9.99

44. Thanksgiving Minis

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Thanksgiving Minis
Thompson Brands LLC
Meriden, Conn.
(203) 235-2541        

These premium milk chocolate minis come in an 8-oz. laydown bag. They’re made with no artificial ingredients and wrapped in colorful Thanksgiving themed foils.

S.R.P.: (8-oz. bag) $7.99   

45. Queen Anne Cordials

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Queen Anne Cordials
World’s Finest Chocolate
(888) 821-8452

This delicious confection now comes in four varieties, including:

  • Queen Anne Milk Chocolate:A confectionery classic for over 65 years, this creamy cordial cherry features a tender maraschino cherry encompassed by a creamy center and a delicate milk chocolate shell.
  • Queen Anne Dark Chocolate Cordial:A dark chocolate shell puts a decadent twist on a 65-year confectionary classic featuring a tender maraschino cherry encompassed by a creamy center.
  • Queen Anne Black Cherry Cola Cordial:Sweet cola notes of citrus and vanilla coupled with deep notes of black cherry deliver a unique, bold flavor finished with creamy milk chocolate.
  • Queen Anne French Vanilla Cordial: Warm notes of vanilla and custard are found layered with sweet cherry and creamy milk chocolate. 

S.R.P.: (5-piece box)$1.50; (10-piece box) $2.49; (20-piece box) $4.29; (30-piece box) $6.99

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