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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Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving already? And before we know it, we’ll be rushing around picking up everything we need for the holidays. Many of us venture out the day after Thanksgiving, a day affectionately known as Black Friday, and try to scoop up as many gifting deals as possible. At NECCO, we couldn’t resist jumping in on the fun! In fact, we might be having the SWEETest Black Friday of them all!
We all know since it’s November that we have to deal with the biting cold, especially in the early hours of Black Friday as we repeatedly rush from the car to the store and to every subsequent shop. [Unless you're lucky to be in one of the warmer states, of course! =) ] To help deal with the temperature, we often imagine ourselves some where warmer and perhaps, even Tropical.
That’s why this Black Friday, on Twitter, we will be giving away FIVE cases (24 rolls in each one) of our newest, soon-to-be released candy: Tropical NECCO Wafers! It’s a bold and refreshing twist on our classic Assorted Wafers! The flavors included are Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Mango, Banana, Lime, and Coconut!
On our Twitter account @neccowafers (twitter.com/neccowafers) we will be hosting 5 random drawings, so be sure to check back to our Twitter account. You must be one of our followers to enter and be eligible to win. We will have 5 Drawing Periods and at the beginning minute of each hour, we will Tweet a message that you simply must ReTweet to be eligible for the giveaway!
The Drawing Periods (All times are Eastern Standard Time)
- 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM
- 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Remember: Follow us @neccowafers, watch for our Tweet at the beginning of each Drawing Period, Retweet to enter, then get ready to forget the long lines at the store and the cold and experience a refreshing #TropicalChristmas! =)
Find the full Rules, Terms & Conditions here.
Monday evening, NECCO had the pleasure of appearing as one of the select few vendors at EMARC’s 18th Annual Tucker Gala held at the lovely Peabody Marriot! EMARC is a wonderful charity organization which provides programs and support to both people with developmental disabilities and also their families. They strive to empower these individuals and help them build better lives.
We were extremely fortunate to have been invited to have a table right outside the ballroom at the event. Alongside many other local Massachusetts companies, we served treats to all of the wonderful attendees throughout the evening.
We brought a mix of our many candies, from Sky Bar to Slap Stix to NECCO Wafers and most everything in between! Throughout the night, the guests shared wonderful stories about their lifetime experiences with NECCO candies. It was a pleasure to be greeted frequently with bright smiles and happy memories!
While we reminded guests that we proudly still make all of their childhood favorites like Mary Janes and Candy Buttons, we also took this time to introduce some new NECCO initiatives!
To satisfy each attendee’s sweet tooth, we brought along one of our newest candies: Tropical NECCO Wafers. It was so great to see the excitement that the not-yet-released candy created as guests reacted to the bold, fruity flavors. We even had several repeat customers come back to our table for a second [and third ] sample! We cannot wait for all of our fans to get to try them soon!
In addition to our Tropical NECCO Wafers, we also brought along some samples of our classic assorted NECCO Wafers and Sweethearts… but with a catch. =) These particular candies had some extra special text printed on them, such as “Tucker Gala” and “Emarc,” to display our newest venture: customized candies!! In one week, on November 12th, we will be launching a new web-store exclusively for customizing NECCO Wafers and Sweethearts with both print and some imagery: a perfect gift for so many occasions. More info will be released soon; we are very excited!
Again, we were so happy to participate in EMARC’s Tucker Gala, a time honored tradition which benefits such a wonderful organization that positively impacts our community through its hard work and caring initiatives. We are fortunate to have a relationship with this organization, and we are looking forward to the future!
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Tagged Banana Splits, Clark Bar, custom candy, EMARC, NECCO, necco wafers, new england confectionery company, nostalgia, Sky Bar, Slap Stix, Tropical NECCO Wafers, Tucker Gala