GUEST BLOG: Ryan Conti Reports from the Sweets & Snacks Expo

by Ryan Conti

As I stepped inside the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2010 (formerly known as the All Candy Expo), I was greeted by a 10-foot-tall Lindt chocolate bunny and served attitude by a towering Garfield. Excitedly, I entered a place that the gluttonous Augustus Gloop would envy; delicious smells wafted throughout Chicago’s McCormick Place, and the worlds of candy and business met head on.

Eyes wide open and eager on my quest for the ultimate candy/toy integration, I spent the first half of day one scouring the aisles, making a concerted effort to see every booth. And what I saw, concerned me. Where was the creativity? Where was the fun? Where was that “it” product that would makes us all salivate?

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CandyRific Introduces New M&M’S Products for Christmas

CandyRific is introducing M&M’S products featuring Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue for the 2010 holiday season.

The 3-in-1 M&M’S Christmas Candy Gift Set comes with a working M&M’S watch, Etch-A-Sketch, and Sticker Stamper, as well as three fun size packs of M&M’s candies. ($10.99)

Red sits atop of a nicely wrapped present in the M&M’S Ornament Dispenser Christmas Gift Set. When you pull his arm, candies dispense out of the bottom of the gift. The gift set includes an M&M’S ornament, available in red or green, and a fun size pack of M&M’S. ($8.99)

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