I can't believe summer is coming to an end. It seems like every year, summer zips right by us. But, now that my girls are older and can do more things, we have been using the summers especially to enjoy firsts with them, including sleepovers with friends, being able to ride the rides at local amusement parks, and hosting friends for backyard parties and cookouts. And, this past weekend, the girls and their friends, as well as the parents, had a blast playing fun backyard games sent to us recently from the folks at Bazooka Candy Brands to celebrate the release of the new Baby Bottle Pop Cotton Candy flavor. :-)
Growing up, I used to always fill my bag at the candy store with Bazooka gum and other fun Bazooka Candy Brands candy. Did you have a favorite Bazooka candy as a kid? Hard to choose just one, right? I know...my mouth is watering just thinking about their flavorful candy.
But, back to our backyard party. Like I said, I was sent not only samples of the new Baby Bottle Pop Cotton Candy flavor for everyone to try, but also fun backyard games including ring toss and knock the cans down game. When the kids walked into our backyard, they could feel the fun carnival theme we had set up for the day. My dad was turning out cotton candy with his little machine, we had a popcorn station, fun carnival foods, and so many games, including the ones sent, for everyone to enjoy.
Before we let everyone enjoy the games and food, I made a point to annoucne the new flavor Baby Bottle Pop flavor and pass out samples for everyone to enjoy. It was fun to see the kids and adults (yes, we are all kids at heart), dipping and licking the pops covered in the cotton candy sugar. I even had a handful of guests ask if I had more, or if I knew where they could be bought so that they could stock up. I guess they were a hit! They were with my two girls, who couldn't stop dipping and licking, and taking breaks from the games to rest and get in a few more licks of their Baby Bottle Pops.
And, the best picture I captured was Bella sneaking a lick of Savannah's candy. :-)
While I could go on and about about fun backyard carnival themed party and how much we all loved the new cotton candy flavored Baby Bottle Pop, I will stop and give you all a chance to win a fun Carnival Prize Pack party of your own, thanks to the folks at Bazooka Candy Brands.
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BAZOOKA CANDY BRANDS EXPANDS BABY BOTTLE POP® LINE WITH LAUNCH OF COTTON CANDY FLAVOR ON THE HEELS OF LONG-TERM RETAIL SUCCESS
Candy Line Best Known for Maximizing Silliness to Bottle the Fun Flavor of the Summer Boardwalk with Debut at Retail
"Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of The Topps Company, Inc., is bringing the incredible flavor of cotton candy to its successful Baby Bottle Pop franchise. With its whimsical design and unique combination of candy, Baby Bottle Pop continues to thrive as one of the strongest non-chocolate candies at checkout. The new Cotton Candy-flavored Baby Bottle Pop® captures the playful essence of the brand which features a hilarious baby bottle pop shape and lollipop top that can be dipped into flavored powder, maximizing silliness, deliciousness, and fun. Cotton Candy-flavored Baby Bottle Pop will bring the carnival to store shelves at the line’s current retail price range of $1.49-$1.79¹.
Elizabeth Mangold, Senior Brand Manager for Baby Bottle Pop, said, “Baby Bottle Pop has been a hit at retail for years, and has gained additional momentum recently, making it the perfect time to expand the brand with an exciting new flavor.”
During the past six years, Baby Bottle Pop has consistently ranked as a top 6 non-chocolate candy at checkout². Additionally, since the beginning of 2015, sales for Baby Bottle Pop have increased by 16 percent in Nielsen all outlet¹ and a new marketing campaign was launched. The new Cotton Candy flavor will be supported as part of an integrated marketing campaign promoting the whole Baby Bottle Pop brand which includes broadcast advertising, along with digital. The line extension will also have special call-outs on display boxes in-store. In addition to Cotton Candy, Baby Bottle Pop’s flavor offerings include Watermelon, Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, and Berry Blast. Baby Bottle Pop first debuted in 1998, immediately becoming a candy store favorite and key product line in Bazooka Candy Brands’ portfolio.
Baby Bottle Pop® lollipops are part of Bazooka Candy Brands popular confectionery portfolio that includes Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Juicy Drop® Gummies, Juicy Drop® Taffy, Juicy Drop® Pop and Bazooka® Bubble Gum."
About The Topps Company
Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps' leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, National Football League, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Indian Premier League, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps’ app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star WarsSM: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world. Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop ® Pop and Bazooka® bubble gum. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.
¹ This is Nielsen XAOC +C data as of 5/9/15
² According to Nielsen data in XAOC, $ sales rank for Front-End, L52W 5/9/15, L52W 12/20/14, L52W 12/21/13, L52W 12/22/12, L52W 12/24/11, L52W 12/25/10, L52W 12/26/09.
Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.