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Mars debuts M&M’s pretzel chocolate candies

BY Allison Cerra

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. Beloved candy brand M&M’s debuted its newest addition that has the perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors.

New M&M pretzel chocolate candies will be hitting store shelves this month and will be available for 79 cents for a single-size bag, $3.49 for medium-size bags, $4.99 for large-size bags and $8.99 for a 30-oz. stand-up pouch. Consumers were given a taste of the newest M&M creation in April through the brand’s Facebook fan page, Mars said. 

“Our fans have been clamoring for a salty and sweet M&M’s snack,” said Leah Dunmore, senior marketing director for M&M’s at Mars Chocolate North America. “Since we aim to please taste buds whenever possible, we put a pretzel inside an M&M’s for the first time ever. We’re certain M&M’s pretzel will add color and fun to any party this year.”

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Red Smith Foods to launch pickled sausage snack

BY Allison Cerra

DAVIE, Fla. Red Smith Foods is launching its newest pickled snack food.

Red Smith Foods’ single-serve pickled sausage debuted at a festival in Deerfield Beach, Fla., the company said.

“In today’s hurried lifestyle, people want conveniently packaged snacks,” said Jonathan Foster, Red Smith Foods VP. “Pickled sausages are a regional delicacy enjoyed throughout the South. The single-serve sausages are made from the same recipe as our best-selling Big John’s sausages sold in gallon jars throughout Florida.”

The snacks are sold at Walmart, Food Lion, Sweatbay, grocery and convenience stores, as well as such warehouse clubs as Sam’s Club, BJ’s and Costco. For more information, visit RedSmithFoods.com.

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New Milky Way bar focuses on caramel

BY Allison Cerra

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. Mars has rolled out a new Milky Way product for fans seeking the ultimate caramel experience.

Milky Way Simply Caramel bar now is available nationwide. Featuring Milky Way chocolate and creamy caramel, the new product can be found at stores throughout the country, including club, convenience, grocery and drug stores, as well as mass, specialty and value retailers.

“The Milky Way brand Simply Caramel bar is a delicious addition to our Milky Way brand family that really makes the caramel the star,” said Debra Sandler, chief consumer officer for Mars Chocolate North America. “Our new Simply Caramel bar celebrates consumers’ love for the Milky Way bar and their love for rich, luscious caramel, to provide the ultimate smooth and creamy snacking experience.”

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