Dove is one of a number of new product launches Mars has planned for 2014

Dove is one of a number of new product launches Mars has planned for 2014

Mars Inc has lined up a raft of new confectionery products that it is set to launch in the US next year.

The nine products will be exhibited at The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing show in Atlanta from 12-15 October and include a number of range extensions and new products.

Mars will add three flavours to its Snickers and Milky Way Bites range to include 3 Musketeers and Milky Way Simply Caramel.

The M&S brand will also benefit from range additions to include a Birthday Cake flavour, a Mega Peanut Chocolate variant and Mega Milk Chocolate flavour.

Mars has also extended its Snickers brand with the launch of a Rockin' Nut Road bar, containing marshmallow flavoured nougat covered with almonds and dark chocolate. A new brand Dove has also been developed, a combination of dark chocolate sea salt caramel and dark chocolate.

The Starburts brand will also benefit from an addition with the launch of Sorbet Bars to the frozen novelty category.

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below is a list of some of the items Mars will launch at the NACS Show for 2014, plus a new item from DOVE Chocolate (which is more applicable to drug/grocery/mass channels).  Please note: these are new items that will be available in the U.S.; if you’d like items for the U.K., we can put you in touch with the Mars UK team.

 

Here’s a list:

 

·         Building on the successful May introduction of SNICKERS® Bites and MILKY WAY® Bites, Mars introduces three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats:

·         3 MUSKETEERS ® Bites offer the same taste experience as the full-size bar -- light and fluffy nougat covered in delicious chocolate – in unwrapped, bite-sized cubes.  (January 2014, $1.49 for 2.83 oz. Sharing Size, $2.99 for 6.0 oz. Stand Up Pouch)

·         MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites give consumers more of what they love in the MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bar – rich, creamy caramel coated in irresistible MILKY WAY® Brand chocolate – in sharable bite-size pieces. (January 2014, $1.49 for 2.83-oz. bags, $2.99 for 7.0 oz. stand-up pouch)

·         TWIX® Bites are unwrapped, bite-sized cubes that are a miniature version of the iconic bar brand, ideal for consumers looking for the full taste experience of a TWIX® Bar in a smaller portion. (April 2014, $1.49 for 2.83-oz. bags, SRP $2.99 for 7.0 oz. stand-up pouch)  

·         M&M’S® Brand Mega Milk Chocolate Candies give consumers more of what they’re looking for with three times the delicious chocolate versus regular M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies. (May 2014, $1.09 for 1.48 oz. single; $3.29 for 11.4 oz. bag)

·         M&M’S® Brand Mega Peanut Chocolate Candies have more chocolate and an even bigger peanut on average versus regular M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies. (May 2014, $3.29 for 11.4 oz. bag)

·         M&M’S® Brand Birthday Cake Chocolate Candies.  Delicious milk chocolate infused with birthday cake flavor creates an exciting new treat worth celebrating. (May 2014, $1.09 for 1.4 oz. single, $2.99 for 8.0 oz. SUP)

·         SNICKERS® Brand ROCKIN’ NUT ROAD™ Bar is packed with marshmallow flavored nougat covered with crunchy almonds and smothered in dark chocolate. (January 2014, $1.09 for 1.76 oz. single)

·         DOVE® Brand PROMISES® Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel offers a decadent blend of creamy caramel mixed with savory sea salt and wrapped in silky smooth dark chocolate. (January 2014, $3.49 for a 8.5 oz. bag)

·         STARBURST™ Brand Sorbet Bars pack an exhilarating burst of strawberry flavor in a light and delicious bar that consumers will love. It’s a fruity and refreshing addition to the Frozen Novelty category.  (Feb. 2014, $1.29 for 2.6-ounce single)

Original source: Mars Inc