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Anastasia Introduces Coconut Island® at Winter Fancy Food Show, featuring 2017 sofi™ Product of the Year Award Winner, Coconut Cashew Crunch!

San Francisco, CA (January 21, 2018) – Anastasia Confections announced the introduction of Coconut Island®, its new line of innovative coconut confections, today at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Tapping into consumers’ obsession for all things coconut, Anastasia leveraged its 30 years of coconut expertise to create Coconut Island’s two new product lines: multi-award-winning Coconut Cashew Crunch and Coco Bites™. Both lines are gluten free.

Coconut Cashew Crunch is a deliciously addictive tropical twist on a classic brittle… handmade in copper kettles with premium cashews, shredded coconut, butter, brown sugar, sea salt and a hint of island breeze. This thin, crunchy, sweet snack is on-trend with consumers’ demand for thin treats. “Thinning has been winning in the candy and snack aisles, as consumers seek both indulgent and better-for-you options.” said Krisztina Toth, Brand Manager of Anastasia Confections.

Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle has already won three prestigious industry awards since its trade debut in 2017:

  • sofi™ Product of the Year Award at the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show, where it was selected from 3,000 entries across 39 categories by a national panel of 62 specialty food experts to win the competition’s highest honor and the first ever Product of the Year Award
  • Most Innovative New Product Award in the Gourmet/Premium Category at the NCA’s 2017 Sweets & Snacks Expo, where product submissions are rated on taste, packaging, innovation and go-to-market feasibility, by a panel of judges including leading candy and snack buyers and other food industry experts
  • Gold sofi™ Award in the Sweet Snacks Category in the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 sofi Awards competition, where products were judged in a blind tasting based on flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, as well as ingredient quality.

Coconut Cashew Crunch comes in three delicious flavors: Original Recipe, Dark Chocolate Drizzle and Key Lime, and is available in 5oz and 2.5oz stand-up pouches at MSRPs of $4.49 and $2.99 respectively.

Coco Bites is the other delicious new product line from Coconut Island. Based on Anastasia’s world-famous Coconut Pattie recipe, Coco Bites features moist shredded coconut drenched in rich, dark chocolate, topped with toasted coconut. It comes in three delicious flavors: Original Recipe, Key Lime and Piña Colada, and is available in 5oz and 2.5oz stand-up pouches at MSRPs of $4.49 and $2.99 respectively.

Las Olas Confections & Snacks is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBX Capital.

About ANASTASIA CONFECTIONS

Based in Orlando, Florida, Anastasia Confections, makers of world-famous Coconut Patties, has been committed to creating innovative tropical confections since 1984. Our products, made in an SQF Level 2 facility, include Coconut Cashew Crunch, Coconut Patties, Coco Bites, Salt Water Taffy, Choc-O-Gators and more. Anastasia is a Las Olas Confections & Snacks brand.

About LAS OLAS CONFECTIONS & SNACKS

Las Olas Confections & Snacks, a wholly owned subsidiary of BBX Capital, has six nationally recognized brands including Anastasia Confections, Droga Chocolates, Helen Grace Chocolates, Kencraft Candy, The Toffee Box, and Williams & Bennett.  http://www.lasolasbrands.com.  

LAS OLAS CONFECTONS & SNACKS MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil DeWester, Vice President of Marketing, (407) 816-9944 x204, pdewester@lasolasbrands.com