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Anastasia Confections Introduces Multi-Award Winning

COCONUT CASHEW CRUNCH WITH DARK CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE

New Confection Wins Three Prestigious Industry Awards

Orlando, FL (July 21, 2017)Anastasia Confections, a subsidiary of Las Olas Confections & Snacks, is pleased to introduce its newest, multi award-winning confection, Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle. Since its trade debut earlier this year, this addictively sweet and crunchy treat has already won three prestigious industry awards:

  • sofi™ award for Product of the Year at the Specialty Food Association Summer Fancy Food Show which was held June 25th thru June 27th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City
  • Most Innovative New Product Award in the Gourmet/Premium Category at the NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo that was held May 23rd thru May 25th at McCormick Place in Chicago
  • Gold sofi™ Award in the Sweet Snacks Category in the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 sofi™ Awards competition.

A tropical twist on a classic brittle, Anastasia’s Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle is handmade in copper kettles with shredded coconut, premium cashews, butter, brown sugar and a hint of sea salt, then drizzled with a rich dark chocolate. The result is a deliciously crunchy, super satisfying snack and confection all in one.

“We are honored that Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle has already received some of the industry’s most coveted awards,” said Phil DeWester, Vice President of Marketing for Las Olas Confections & Snacks.  “Already taking the industry by storm, we have created a truly addictive confection for today’s coconut-obsessed consumers.”

At the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle was selected as Product of the Year by a national panel of 62 specialty food experts, including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. Products were judged in a blind tasting based on flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, as well as ingredient quality.

At the NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago, Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle was awarded Most Innovative New Product award in the Gourmet/Premium category.  Product submissions for all categories were rated on four weighted criteria: taste, packaging, innovation and go-to-market feasibility, by a panel of judges including leading candy and snack buyers, wholesalers, trade media and other food industry experts.  This win came off the heels of the product just being honored with the Gold sofi™ Award in the Sweet Snacks Category in the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 sofi™ Awards competition.  A sofi™ is the top honor in the $127 billion specialty food industry and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association. Coconut Cashew Crunch with Dark Chocolate Drizzle was selected from 3,000 entries across 39 categories by a national panel of 62 specialty food experts, including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers.

Anastasia’s Coconut Cashew Crunch comes in three delicious flavors, Original, Dark Chocolate Drizzle and soon-to-be Key Lime, and is available in 5oz re-sealable bags.  

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