Sweets and Snacks Expo 2012

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).