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Hershey releases candies for Halloween

BY Alaric DeArment

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey is releasing small-sized versions of several candy brands in time for Halloween, the chocolate maker said.

Hershey said the new snack-sized candies included Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis, Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate and Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple Flavor Lollipops. The company also highlighted the Cadbury Screme Egg candy with green yolk, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin and Kit Kat Halloween Bar, as well as Hershey’s Kisses with a pumpkin spice flavor and Kisses Acorn Treats.

In other news, Hershey said Thursday that it was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indices, making it one of only 13 companies from the food, beverage and tobacco industry to make the World Index, ranked in at least the 90th percentile in the economic, environmental and social categories. The company’s addition to the North America Index is in its second year.

 

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Weight Watchers launches ‘Snack Packs’

BY Sierra McCleary-Harris

LONDON — Now consumers can have their cake and eat it too with Weight Watchers’ new Snack Packs.

Each Snack Pack consists of five individually sealed portions of the Weight Watchers Cake Slices and is available in Angel, Toffee Apple, Bakewell, Carrot, Belgian Chocolate, Coconut or Lemon Slices flavors. Each Cake Slice has a ProProints value of two — now snacking on the go is a piece of cake.
 

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PepsiCo targets teen market with fruit-flavored Aquafina sparkling water, flavorings

BY Alaric DeArment

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo division Aquafina is launching a new line of sparkling water beverages and flavorings in an effort to target teenagers, the company said.

Aquafina said the zero-calorie products would meet teenagers’ desire for refreshing beverages and parents’ need for healthy products for their families.

"In looking at the beverage landscape, we realized there weren’t a lot of better-for-you options designed for and by teens," Aquafina senior director Rebecca Granne said. "With our new Aquafina FlavorSplash products, we hope to inspire creativity and bring out the individuality of consumers all across the country by encouraging them to mix and match the products to customize their own flavors and have fun while doing it."

The water flavorings include So Strawberry, World Peach, Berry On, while the sparkling water beverages include Color Me Kiwi, orange-flavored Peelin’ Good and Berry Loco.

 

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