Sweets and Snacks Expo 2012

April 27th, 2012 by Rosa

Dear Readers,

Thanks to finals time, I wasn’t able to get my act together enough to have a review ready for you today. I am, however, ready to put you to work! In just over a week, I will be attending the Sweets and Snacks Expo for the first time!

What’s the Sweets and Snacks Expo? It’s the annual candy (and now snacks) trade show, where candy makers show off their wares so that candy sellers will want to buy and resell them. Candy press (that’s me!) gets to go too. Homer Simpson is no longer invited.

There will be over 550 exhibitors this year, and as much as I want to taste ALL the things, I probably won’t be able to. I’ll obviously hit up the big guys, like Ritter, Jelly Belly, Albanese, Hershey’s, and Mars, but I need y’all to tell me who else to see.

There’s a searchable exhibitor list  and interactive map. Leave a comment if there’s anyone you want me to visit, and I’ll report back. I’ll also tweet from the Expo @zomgcandy.

If you want more info on the Expo from a candy blogger’s point of view, check out Cybele’s thorough guideposts (harhar).

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6 responses about “Sweets and Snacks Expo 2012”

  1. Jenifer said:

    Come stop by Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. booth 1101. We’re the ones who sent you Sour Power(R) (our brand). Would love to talk to you! Ask for me (Jenifer) when you get there.

    We have a new Sour Power(R) item-Pink Lemonade Straws. They are awesome and I’m sure you will love them too!


  2. Ben Exworth said:

    I would like you to visit jelly belly and

    leaf brands please. That would be useful.

  3. Dan said:

    See if Tootsie Roll has anything new coming out, if you have the time.

  4. Rodzilla said:

    I’m interested in more mass produced organic/healthy/etc, etc. and anything with coconut…yeah, that’s me setting you up with more research.

    as for an actual booth 1882 PB Crave

  5. Lauren said:

    If you could, look to see if Ritter Sport is there. I checked the list of exhibitors about a month ago, and they were on there, but now they are not.

    Have fun!

  6. Manolo Nicolas said:

    Please come visit us at booth #767. We are SANCHEZ CANO – Fini Sweets from sunny Spain, and we read your comments every week.

    We have some new things to show, straight from Europe.