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Product Spotlight: Spring and Holiday Candy
To get ready for spring some of the biggest chocolate companies are rolling out holiday-themed versions of their most popular candies. Check out what yummy items you could carry this spring to bump up profits and draw in customers with a sweet tooth!
Dove Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs; Mars has redesigned their famous Dove chocolate bites into eggs! With a suggested retail price of $0.79, these delicious eggs are sure to move in your c-store.
M&M’S White Chocolate Candies; Mars is reintroducing their white chocolate candies in an 8-ounce bag selling for $3.49.
M&M’S Peanut Butter Speckled Eggs; customers are familiar with the peanut butter speckled eggs but now they are coming in a large shareable size selling at $1.50 a piece.
Hersey's Kisses Carrot Cake Flavored Candies; these famous small chocolates are ready for Easter with a new carrot cake flavor selling at $3.98 per bag.
Reese’s White Peanut Butter Eggs; these are coming back again this year and will be available in regular or king size.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Crème Eggs; will be available as an individual egg or in a new five-pack version.
Reese’s Gold Bunny; this is the classic chocolate bunny filled with peanut butter and wrapped in a fun god holiday foil.
Cadbury Chocolate Crunch & Crème Mini Eggs; available in regular and king size are also a part of the "new innovations and spring-inspired packaging that will excite and delight consumers".
BeanBoozled Throwback Edition; this new product from Jelly Belly is a revived version of the 2008 edition. The new 'Throwback Edition features six flavor pairs from the first, second and third editions of BeanBoozled, as well as four of the most iconic flavor swaps such as Baby Wipes, Coconut, Ear Wax, Cafe Latte, Skunk Spray, and Licorice.
Sour Bunnies; these are bunny-shaped Easter candies in 6 fruit flavors and spring colors in a fun 6oz size selling for $6.99 per bag.
These fun candies will help bring in customers who love candy and want to participate in the spring time fun. Whether it is an afternoon snack or to fill up an Easter basket, these candies are sure to sell!