Instersnack Knabber-Gebäck GmbH & Co. KG's Pop Corners won first place as the Top Innovation in ISM's New Product Showcase. The triangle-shaped popcorn beat out 145 products from 89 companies. Finger Pup'pets, chocolate characters positioned on plastic rings from Belfine, was awarded second place. In third place was a thumbs-up shaped biscuit called Likies, made by Verdener Keks und Waffelfabrik Hans Freitag.
Bakers can create pies similar to Pop-Tarts, suitable for toasting, and have been experimenting with crusts and fillings, with Spago pastry chef Sherry Yard using gingerbread dough, for example. Start with a good pie crust recipe, puncture the top so steam can escape, and make sure the fillings are sealed in tightly.