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Tuesday
May082012

Girl Scout Cookies to Be Featured in New Candy Bar

Nestle(NEW YORK) -- Girl Scout cookie season is arguably the highlight of the year for those who anticipate the appearance of the bright yellow, blue and green boxes.

Starting in June, fans will be able to get their cookie fix in the form of a candy bar.  The Girl Scouts have teamed with Nestle to create Crunch bars flavored with Thin Mint, Caramel Coconut (Samoa-inspired) or Peanut Butter Creme (Tagalong-inspired).

With $760 million in cookies sold last year, it isn't surprising that the demand for the candy bars has already begun.

"When word of this irresistible combination of Nestlé Crunch and Girl Scout Cookie flavors leaked earlier this year, consumers started calling," said Nestle spokesperson Tricia Bowles in a statement.

For those who can't wait until June, Nestle will launch a Facebook promotion Wednesday that will allow consumers to buy bars from a limited supply.

Starting June 1, they will be available nationwide and retail for about $1 per bar and $4 per box.

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Friday
Mar182011

Inspired by Royalty: Haribo Launches New Candy Line

Niall Carson - WPA Pool / Getty Images(LONDON) -- Love is not only the sweet thing about William and Kate's impending nuptials. Haribo candy company has created a new product inspired by their royal engagement.

Last week, Hash Shangadia, the owner of Peaches Spar convenience store in Kate's hometown, told the British national press that Kate averages two packs of Haribo candy a week. Now, his will be the first store in the country to sell Haribo's new line inspired by the Royal Wedding. It's called Hearts and Rings and Other Nice Things.

Haribo's marketing manager, Gemma Hicks, is ecstatic with the news that the Royal Couple likes Haribo, saying, "We're all really excited and hope the royal couple are fans."

The candy will be sold in pink bags, containing gummy candies in the shape of rings, heart throbs, cupcakes, lips and presents. Though created in honor of the royal couple, the candies will be sold across the country for everyone in England to enjoy.

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Friday
Oct222010

Nestle Announces Candy Recall 

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto(GLENDALE, Calif.) -- Nestle has announced a voluntary recall of Raisinets brand candies.

The company announced the recall of the 10oz bags Friday after it was found that certain lots could contain undeclared peanuts, according to Nestle. So far three complaints have been reported.

The Nestle Raisinets Fun Size Bags were only distributed in the U.S. to Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote retail stores and have a production code of 02015748.

Nestle has advised consumers who are allergic to peanuts and who have purchased the recalled products to avoid consumption and contact Nestle Consumer Service at 1-800-478-5670.

The recall does not impact any other Nestle products.


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