LONDON New confectionery items to hit the market include an energy-boosting lollipop in a can, chocolate-flavored sea salt and edible flowers, according to international trend spotter Datamonitor’s Productscan database, a server that tracks launches of new products.
A lollipop-flavored energy drink, MAXXED, infused with B vitamins, ginseng, guarana and taurine, and also containing caffeine is being produced by the Charms Company (under umbrella company, Tootsie Roll Industries, Chicago, Ill.).
A chocolate-flavored sea salt is being produced by Barhyte Specialty Foods of Pendleton, Ore., as part of the company’s Lords of Salt line. Barhyte says it uses Dagoba Organic Chocolate, organically harvested by hand from the Ria Formosa nature park in southern Portugal.
And edible flowers by Flor & Flor are now being imported to the U.S. from Grasse, France’s confection maker Florinnov. The company “crystallizes” whole jasmine, rose and violet buds for use as garnishes and cake decorations.