Top 4 of the Quarter: June 2016

1. Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Peppermint

Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Peppermint

Here are the top-selling new products in convenience stores in the Midwest this quarter.

The Hershey Co.

Formulated with cooling crystals, Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews provide an icy-cool blast of freshness in a quickly dissolving chew. Available in a ­0.8-ounce slide pack (24 chews per pack), Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews come in Spearmint and Peppermint flavors for an SRP of $1.99. But it was the Peppermint flavor that caught Midwesterners’ fancy.


Data by McLane Co.

2. Skittles Sweets & Sours

Skittles Sweets & Sours

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

This new product was also the fourth most popular product last quarter in the Florida market. It has the same taste of regular Skittles, with a twist. Each pack has a mix of sweet and sour fruit flavors in Sweet Orange, Sweet Strawberry, Sour Cherry, Sour Blue and Sour Watermelon flavors.

3. Squatch Loaded Bacon & Cheddar

Squatch Loaded Bacon & Cheddar

Jack Link’s

Every bite of this meat stick is loaded with real bacon and real cheese. This grab-and-go snack is great for those on the go, or “great hang out and chill grub,” according to the company. Easily eaten on the go, these meat sticks boast a distinct and premium flavor punch in each 1.5-ounce serving.

4. Bigs Wasabi Sunflower Kernels

Bigs Wasabi Sunflower Kernels

Thanasi Foods LLC

New savory wasabi shell-less sunflower kernels from Bigs have a warm wasabi kick followed by a savory, roasted finish. Each serving has 6 grams of protein, and the seeds are non-GMO. Each resealable pack contains 3.5 ounces and can hang from peg merchandisers or stand up.