Last week, NECCO attended the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. In attendance were hundreds of confectionery and snacking companies from across the country and the world. Companies set up booths and exhibited their product lines, helping to educate others in the industry.
In 2013, NECCO debuted a brand new booth that showcased all of their classic candies such as NECCO Wafers, Sweethearts, Sky Bar, Mary Jane, Haviland Thin Mints, Clark Bar, Candy Buttons and more! (Check out Necco.com for our full product line!) Each towering kiosk highlighted NECCO’s widespread product line and production capabilities.
Also featured within the booth was a display of NECCO’s proud, storied history. With artifacts such as an authentic early 20th century era Clark Bar or a sales ledger from 1901 as well as a plethora of important milestone photographs, the crowd was abuzz when they visited this kiosk. Guests walking by studied the shelves, took photos and pulled others over to take a glance. This kiosk, which so wonderfully showcased our passion and innovation over our 166 years of existence, was a fan (and company) favorite.
In addition to their display of their classic sweets, NECCO also unveiled three new products which will appear in the upcoming year, including Tropical NECCO Wafers, which has just hit the store shelves!
Attendees were able to sample some of NECCO’s candies as they learned about the extensive history, product line and production capabilities of this classic American candy maker. The Sweets and Snacks Expo was undoubtedly a great experience for all!
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Tagged candy, chicago, events, NCA, NECCO, necco wafers, new england confectionery company, Sweethearts, sweets and snacks, trade show, Tropical NECCO Wafers
On Friday, NECCO attended Room to Grow‘s “Celebrating Inspirational Women and Mothers” benefit breakfast at The Taj Hotel in Boston.
Room to Grow’s tagline is “building a strong foundation for babies in poverty.” They are a non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. Support they provide benefits the children as well as their parents.
Throughout the morning, many women spoke about their experience as mothers and how thankful they are to have Room to Grow as part of their lives. Attendees were able to see the strong and overwhelmingly positive impact Room to Grow has made on the lives of not only those who benefit from the charity, but also on those who donate and volunteer.
The breakfast raised money that will support the organization’s many initiatives, from physical supplies like clothing, books and toys to extensive social work and support for children and their families. All in attendance were noticeably proud that they could help give Room to Grow the assistance it needs to complete these wonderful efforts.
Guests of this great event were treated to a SWEET surprise on their way out: Haviland Thin Mints! Room to Grow even dressed our sweets up in lovely wrapping to show their guests how much they appreciated their attendance and support.
The ”Celebrating Inspirational Women and Mothers” benefit breakfast was a wonderful experience for NECCO, who was extremely proud to support an organization that has such a positive impact on members of our community.
Head to Room to Grow’s website and find out how you can contribute to this great charity!
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Tagged benefit, Boston, candy, charity breakfast, events, Haviland, inspirational women, Mother's Day, mothers, NECCO, new england confectionery company, non profit organization, Room to Grow, Thin Mints
Want to make this Mother’s Day extra special? Give your mom a sweet surprise this year with personalized candy at MyNecco.com!
You can personalize both NECCO Wafers and Sweethearts with your own text! You can include your mom’s name, an expression of love & appreciation or a personal message that is commemorates your special relationship.
Skip the potted plants, the gift cards, the generic candles and the bottle of questionable perfume and get her something unique this year! Express your love and heartfelt appreciation with a personal gift that she will never forget! [And will enjoy indulging on too! ]
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NECCO has proudly been producing delicious sweets for our fans since 1847, and we love to hear back from them on their ideas and entertaining suggestions for all of our candies. It’s always exciting to receive input from creative minds who have fun visions for us.
Recently, a design class from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Michigan was tasked by their professor to redesign the iconic packaging of our classic NECCO Wafers for their class project. The students embraced this project and put their own wonderfully artistic spin on revamping a classic.
Now, don’t you worry; we won’t be changing the wrapper that you all love to tear into so dearly!! But, it’s refreshing to see what these young fans have imagined up. The exciting colors and packaging styles are boldly creative and a twist from traditional styles we’ve seen!
Here are the three cool and wonderfully imaginative creations these talented students came up with:
Amazing work by all!
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As spring slowly makes its way here, many of us are excitedly planning (and attending) fun parties, showers, birthdays, weddings and other events. Many of us are looking for ways to make these occasions extra special for both us and our gracious guests.
At MyNecco.com, you can personalize two of our most beloved classic candies: Sweethearts and NECCO Wafers! You can choose your own custom names, sayings, dates, and other phrases to appear on these candies!
Custom NECCO candy will be the perfect favor for any event and will add a sweet personal touch that will be hard to forget and will surely have your guests buzzing over how special this token was!
The process is just four easy steps:
- Select which type of candy you want: NECCO Wafers or Sweethearts.
- Select which colors you want. We provide you a flavor guide, so you know how your treats will taste!
- Include your personal message.
- Select your quantity and order!
If you’re DIY focused or simply want to create something unique and special for your event, be sure to head over to MyNecco.com and place your order today to make it truly unforgettable!
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Tagged birthday, candy, crafting, custom candy, diy, DIY wedding, favors, gifts, love, MyNecco, NECCO, necco wafers, new england confectionery company, personalize, personalized, Sweethearts, unique favors, wedding DIY, wedding favors