Tic Tac is aiming for two fast-growing trends -- sugar-free and strong-tasting -- with an extension called Chill, in Paradise Mint and Exotic Cherry flavors. Parent company Ferrero USA also introduced packaging with a sliding front panel.
Farley's & Sathers Candy Co. launched Trolli Brain Surge gummies. The brain-shaped candies come in three flavors: Blue Raspberry with Surgin' Sour Cherry liquid; Strawberry with Surgin' Sour Watermelon; and Pineapple with Surgin' Sour Apple.
An estimated 3 million children younger than 18 had a food allergy in 2007, an 18% increase since 1997, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The severity of allergic reactions also is increasing, but researchers are working on new treatment approaches.
Lebanese chocolate maker Patchi sells a nearly $8,000 box of chocolates. The 49 hand-wrapped chocolates are topped with either a 24-carat gold flower and Swarovsky crystal or a handcrafted, miniature silk rose. The chocolates are packaged in a leather box hand-embroidered with silk from India and China.