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May 9, 2009

Boyer Candy Unveils New Value Pack Design

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Boyer Candy Company, makers of the Famous "Mallo Cups," Smoothie Cups," and "Peanut Butter Cups," unveil their new graphic designs for the value pack trays.

(PRWEB) May 8, 2009 -- Boyer Candy Company, makers of the Famous "Mallo Cups," Smoothie Cups," and "Peanut Butter Cups," unveil their new graphic designs for the value pack trays. "We are excited about the line expansion" expresses Tina Baker, Vice President of Sales, "It enables us to meet different price points for the Supermarket, Drug Store, and Mass Merchandiser Distribution Channels."

Boyer's New Value Packs will be packed in pre-perforated "Ready Display Cartons" and will be available in all three products - Mallo Cups, Smoothies, and Peanut Butter Cups for fall delivery. Visit our booth #2310 at the ALL CANDY EXPO in Chicago on May 19th-21st of 2009.

For more information on the Play Money Program please visit our website at
www.boyercandies.com

VISIT I LOVE MALLO CUPS.COM

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

April 10, 2009

Boyer Candy Continues to Redeem "Play Money" for Over 73 Years

Coincards.jpgIt's a proud day today - Boyer Candy put out a press release today celebrating 73 years of Boyer Candy "Play Money." This is my grandfather's invention, and it has been a successful program for almost 3/4 of a century. He'd be happy to see this release.

From PRWeb

The legacy of the Boyer Candy Company, Inc. "Play Money" lives on and continues to be redeemed for a variety of prizes. The "Play Money", which acts as the tray for the creamy, marshmallow-coconut filled Mallo Cup, can be found in each count goods candy bar. Not only are consumers getting their candy, but they're also receiving a little extra bonus.

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Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

April 10, 2009

Le Whiff - New chocolate inhaler that comes complete with no guilt

le-whif-1.jpgLe Whif, which launched a few days ago, combines chocolate and aerosol science in a zero calorie chocolate inhaler. The product started in 2008 as part of a culinary art experiment executed by Harvard professor David Edwards and his students.

Somehow I just don't think it will provide the satisfaction of a nice piece of chocolate. But who knows, we're game to try.

Thank you CoolHunting for the original post about this.

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

April 3, 2009

Boyer Candy now offering "Fun Bites" 10 oz. bags

217720-0-0-1.jpgBoyer Candy Company now offers 10 oz. bags of .5 oz snack size "Fun Bites" in their three core products - Mallo Cups, Smoothies, and Peanut Butter Cups. This exciting new expansion enables Boyer to meet different price points for the supermarket, drug store, and mass merchandiser distribution channels, as well as allows consumers to indulge in bite size portions which has become the modern day trend!

(PRWEB) April 2, 2009 -- Boyer Candy Company, makers of the Famous "Mallo Cups," Smoothies Cups," and "Peanut Butter Cups" has expanded their line to include 10 oz. bags of their .5oz. snack size "FUN BITES."

"FUN BITE BAGS are critical to our line expansion" says Tina Baker, Vice President of Sales, "It enables us to meet different price points for the Supermarket, Drug Store, and Mass Merchandiser Distribution Channels. This exciting, new expansion not only benefits our mass distributors, but it also allows for our consumers to indulge in bite size portions which has become the modern day trend.

Boyer's new 10 oz. FUN BITES BAGS which include all three flavors - Mallo Cups, Smoothie, and Peanut Butter Cups.

For more information please visit www.boyercandies.com.

Get your favorite Boyer and retro candies at

I Love Mallo Cups.com

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

October 9, 2008

Chinese Chocolate w/ Melamine As Close as Canada

Looks like the melamine we have heard about from China has made its way to Canadian Costco stores, specifically chocolate coins sold there. Read more here.

Thanks for the heads up Chocolate Obsession

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

October 2, 2008

White Rabbit Candies Unsafe; Latest Chinese Food Scandal

White_rabbit.jpgFrom the LA Times:

The Food and Drug Administration and state health authorities warned consumers Friday not to eat any flavors of White Rabbit candy imported from China because they may be contaminated with the chemical melamine.

Thanks for the heads up ZOMG Candy

Noël Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

September 18, 2008

Figamajigs Prices to Rise in October


The bad news:
The cost to produce Figamajigs has gone up dramatically over the last several months and requires that we raise our prices for the first time in 4 years.

The good news:
The price will go up by only 10 cents.

The price increase will be effective October 1, 2008

Figamajigs.com

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

August 22, 2008

LICORICE WITH HIGH LEAD LEAD LEVELS PULLED FROM MONTEREY COUNTY COSTCO

Monterey County public health officials are warning consumers not to eat a licorice candy distributed in Costco stores after it was found to have elevated levels of lead.

Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice candy was discovered to be contaminated by the California Department of Health and has been recalled by its manufacturer, a North Carolina company called Lucky Country.

According to Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Hugh Stallworth, lead is toxic to humans, particularly young children, and can result in disabilities and disorders that can last a lifetime.

The California Department of Public Health discovered that the product contained as much as 0.15 parts per million of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 parts per million to be contaminated.

Consumers who find the product for sale in stores are encouraged to call the department's complaint hotline at (800) 495-3232.

For more information about lead poisoning, parents and caretakers can contact Monterey County's childhood lead poisoning prevention program at (831) 755-4704.

From The Associated Press and CBS5.com

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

August 16, 2008

I bet Willy Wonka never thought Gobstoppers could be used as a weapon

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A man caught carrying a large Gobstopperin a sock has been fined £400 after it was found to be an offensive weapon.

The guy said he was carrying it for protection after being attacked. Cops said the Gobstopperwas "a substantial piece of confectionary" and that "even though it was not in the same category as a knife or axe, it was capable of inflicting a nasty injury."

Next up...Man uses Mike & Ike Sprayin lieu of pepper spray.


From the BBC via Expired Foods, photo from Spoonful of Sugar

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

July 26, 2008

Snickers Pulls Latest Mr. T Ad for Being Homophobic

getsomenuts.jpgWe posted the latest Mr. T Snickers ad a couple weeks ago, and now it seems that it has been pulled in the UK for being homophobic.

From Beyond Madison Avenue

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

July 23, 2008

Boyer Candy reduces its taxes, more money for candy!

boyerdude.jpgBlair County and Boyer Candy have negotiated a new assessed value on the company's property to one-third of its former rate. The new market valuation is $1.1, versus the $3.3 million it has been.

Maybe not the most exciting news, but it does mean the company will have a good deal more cash freed up to put into the products and company - woo-hoo!

Are you a fan of Boyer Mallo Cups, Smoothies or Peanut Butter Cups? Then check out ILoveMalloCups.com


From the Altoona Mirror; Photo of James Turiano

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

July 22, 2008

From Bean to Bar - Chocolate Makers Controling the Whole Process to Ensure a Better Product

beantobar.jpgThe LA Times had a feature recently on the recent group of American "bean-to-bar" chocolate makers who are building their own factories and, as the term implies, owning the entire process of making their chocolate.

These folks "want to talk about cacao genetics, or the advantages of a roller mill versus a ball mill during chocolate refining, or the stability of certain types of crystalline structures in chocolate," and are likely "to be excited about a just-found piece of vintage machinery (say, a 1930s mahogany winnower) or the next shipment of beans from Bolivia. "

We've covered Tcho before, explaining the WIRED co-founder's small batch philosophy to making chocolate. We've also looked at Askinosie in Missouri and Theo from Seattle, and Mast Bros. Chocolate in New York. Two others mentioned are Taza in Somerville, Mass.; and Rogue Chocolatier from Minneapolis.

Look for reviews of Taza at Candy Snob soon, they were nice enough to send us some samples.

Links:
Tcho
Rogue Chocolatier
Askinosie
Taza
Theo
Mast Bros. Chocolate

Read more at the LA Times

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

July 16, 2008

M&Ms Top Forbes Top 10 "Spokescreatures"

mms.jpgThe rest of the list:

#2. Geico Gecko
#3. (Tie) Aflac Duck & Poppin' Fresh a.k.a The Pillsbury Doughboy
#5. Tony the Tiger
#6. Energizer Bunny
#7. Trix Rabbit
#8. Chester the Cheetah
#9. (Tie) Ronald McDonald & Lucky the Leprechaun

From Beyond Madison Avenue

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

June 19, 2008

Win Cash for Gas by Buying PayDay and Skor Bars

gas-pump.jpgWow...big news week for Hershey. At least this news is specifically around two of our favorite Hershey bars - PayDay Barsand Skor Bars- and can help us out at the gas pump.

Hershey just kicked off the promotion, called "Cash 4 Gas" - where specially marked packaging for PayDays and Skors will offer consumers chances to win a variety of gas-related prizes. There are 50 grand prizes of cash for gas, including one year of gas valued at $2,340 and the less exciting but still appreciated $45 cash toward a tank of gas. All in all the promo will give away more than $360,000.

The promotion runs through December.


From Marketing Daily

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