6 Colorful Fruity and Novelty Candy Launches

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The fun and colorful nonchocolate and novelty candy segment never stops surprising and delighting its loyalist. This spring, a number of suppliers continued to roll out new selections for the spring and summer season, with the hope that retailers can capitalize on the excitement.

Click through for a snapshot of six recent arrivals in the c-store novelty candy segment.

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 Loki Character Fans

CandyRific added Loki Character Fans to its Marvel Avenger’s portfolio, which also includes Black Panther, Black Widow and Spider-Man fans. Each Loki fan comes with 0.53 ounces of assorted fruit-flavored dextrose candies. It’s available for an SRP of $5.99.

Photograph courtesy of CandyRific


Haribo Funtastic Mix

Haribo Funtastic Mix combines fun shapes, a variety of gummi textures and several color and flavor combinations in a single package. Eight sweet flavors and colors include Orange, Blueberry, Pineapple, Lemon, Black Currant, Strawberry, Apple and Raspberry. The mix also features multiple new characters and fan-favorite shapes, including caterpillars, crocodiles, flamingos, chameleons, dinosaurs and more. Haribo’s Funtastic Mix is available in 4-ounce (SRP $1), 5-ounce (SRP $1.49) and 8-ounce (SRP $1.99) package sizes.

 Photograph courtesy of Haribo


Juicy Drop Gummy Dip ‘N Stix

Topps’ Bazooka introduced an extension to the Juicy Drop portfolio with Juicy Drop Gummy Dip ‘N Stix sweet and sour gummies. Designed with a center compartment featuring fruit-flavored sour gel surrounded by chewy candy sticks, the candy allows consumers to dip as much as they like to create a sweet and sour experience. Packaged in grab-and-go containers, Juicy Drop Gummy Dip ‘N Stix is available in four flavors: Knock-Out Punch, Blue Rebel, Wild Cherry Berry and Watermelon Blast. It’s available for an SRP range of $1.79 to $1.99 per package.

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Kool-Aid Cotton Candy peg bag

Hilco is joining with Kraft Heinz to create Kool-Aid Cotton Candy tubs and peg bags. Each tub comes with a combination of two flavors, Tropical Punch and Cherry, and peg bags are available in Tropical Punch flavor. Available in 4-ounce tubs and 1.5-ounce peg bags, the Kool-Aid-flavored cotton candy is available for an SRP range of $1.49 to $1.99 (1.5-ounce peg bag) and $3.99 to $4.99 (4-ounce tub), shipping as three, 12-count displays per case.

Photograph courtesy of Hilco


CandyRific Bugs Bunny fan

CandyRific has teamed with Jelly Belly and Warner Bros. to launch Looney Tunes character-themed items. Each filled with organic jelly beans, the candy novelties include Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Tweety Bird, and Bugs Bunny character fans; Bugs Bunny light and sound wands; Fanimation fans, and dextrose-candy filled candy poppers featuring Bugs Bunny. The items (available for an SRP of $5.99) ship ahead of the “Space Jam: A New Legacy” movie release in July.

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Sour Jacks

Sour Jacks Original Sour Wedges

Promotion In Motion’s newest twist on its Sour Jacks line of soft and chewy candies is Sour Jacks Original Sour Wedges. The package includes new wedges in five flavors: Luscious Cherry, Oh-So-Juicy Orange, Lively Lime, Sweet Strawberry and Tangy Lemonade. The new combination joins the revamped Sour Jacks Watermelon, Wildberry and Green Apple Sour Wedge varieties. Sour Jacks Sour Wedges are offered in 4- and 5-ounce peg bags for an SRP ranging from $1 to $1.79.

Photograph courtesy of Promotion In Motion