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CandyCrate.com lists top Halloween treats among kids

BY Allison Cerra

HESPERIA, Calif. CandyCrate.com found that kids enjoy traditional candy for the trick-or-treating season, and also found that such specialty candies as wax lips and candy necklaces have gained momentum.

Just in time for Halloween, CandyCrate.com unveiled the top treats among children, with 84% of kids saying that candy and gum are their favorites. The top 10 traditional Halloween candy list included:

  1. Lollipops
  2. Tootsie rolls/pops
  3. Smarties
  4. Bubblegum
  5. “Fun-size” chocolates (with Reese’s peanut butter cups as the favorite)
  6. Pixy Stix
  7. Sweetarts
  8. Starburst
  9. Caramel candy
  10. Candy corn

Specialty candies that made the top 10 were:

  1. Wax lips/fangs
  2. Candy necklaces
  3. Chocolate or gummy body parts
  4. Cry Babies sour gum
  5. Pop Rocks Pumpkin Patch orange
  6. Caramel apple pops
  7. Candy eyeballs
  8. Zotz Fizz candy
  9. Harry Potter Droobles best blowing cotton candy bubblegum
  10. Peanut butter Kisses

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Revolymer revs up the flavor in gum

BY Allison Cerra

ATLANTA Revolymer is launching a new brand of gum that is eco-friendly and has long-lasting flavor.

New Rev7 gum will be available in both peppermint and spearmint flavors, with additional flavors slated to launch next year. The gum, the company said, also can be readily removed from clothes using soap and water; and environment tests have shown that more than 50% of its chewing gum is removed by conventional street cleaning, and any gum washed into the drains will degrade into minerals, biodegradable products and inert materials.

"Revolymer is offering a premium product that will change the chewing gum industry significantly," said Chris Tamillo, Revolymer VP sales and marketing. "There is both an appetite for this new brand in the U.S. and a willingness to provide consumers with a product that is better for the environment but does not sacrifice quality."

The company is unveiling Rev7 at the National Association of Convenience Store Show.

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IDC develops new packaging for Sunkist liquid protein

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Sunkist has unveiled its newest way to deliver its liquid shots of protein.

Through a partnership with the International Dispensing Corp., the one-gallon, Multiserve SafePak stand-up pouch delivers protein shots without need for refrigeration and features the Answer, IDC’s patented, proprietary dispensing technology.

 

“The Sunkist pouch is a really cool, interactive package that consumers should enjoy,” said Greg Abbott, founder and chairman of IDC. “It is a bulk package, but it is also mobile. Each time you consume the product, you can roll up the pouch a bit more so that it becomes smaller with use. You can safely store it anywhere — in your car, office, backpack, fridge — without concern. At the end, you can squeeze out every last drop, eliminating waste, and when you finally dispose of the pouch you know you are burdening the environment with considerably less packaging material for the same amount of liquid.”

 

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