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PVM brings candy creativity to Orlando

Perfetti Van Melle has added a new selection of delicious sweets, mints, and gums to its highly regarded portfolio of sugar confectionery, which it will be showing at the IAADFS Duty Free Shows of the Americas.

New and notable is the Mini Mentos Passport Kit, which is a perfect gift for children of all ages. It consists of a realistic passport, two stamps, three crayons, travel-themed stickers, and, of course, candy. It has seven rolls of Mini Mentos in flavors of cola, orange, lemon, and strawberry.

The Chupa Chups Trolls Tin Gift Pack is perfect for travel retail. The three eye-catching designs are as attractive as its content, with eight fruity lollipops. Kids will want to collect them all!

Saying no just became more difficult with the launch of Mentos Choco. Each jumbo roll contains six endlessly tasty chocolate-covered caramel rolls — an exceptional addition to the existing flavors of Mentos Jumbo Roll.

PVM also is adding three new flavors to its chewing gum, made with a natural green tea liquid filling that meets travelers’ needs for immediate freshness. The assortment includes Pure Fresh Mint Euca, Pure Fresh Spearmint, and Pure White Sweet Mint, each packaged in quantities of 45 pieces.

Hawaiian Host says “aloha” with macadamias

Hawaiian Host is delighted to exhibit its latest indulgences at the 2017 IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas. Known as the largest manufacturer of chocolate- covered premium macadamias in the world, Hawaiian Host has expanded its portfolio to include new sweet and savory treats.

The AlohaMacs Milk 1-piece Changemaker holds 75 individually wrapped portions of the confection and is perfect for those who are on the go. Two brand favorites, Maui Caramacs and MacNut Crunch, now are available in king-sized 4-piece bars, along with an appropriate counter unit, which holds 36 bars.

Also on display are Mauna Loa’s premium grade macadamia nuts, available in three delicious flavors — Dry Roasted with Sea Salt, Mango Chipotle, and Maui Onion and Garlic. The resealable 5 oz. bags make them ideal for easy snacking and sharing. They also have the added bonus of being kosher certified and gluten-free.

Gorgeous jewelry that doesn’t break the bank

Infinity & Co will premier the perfect gift item on the Trademarket floor this year with its exquisite, reasonably priced jewelry collections. The company uses uses only the highest quality materials, including 18-karat gold, rose gold, Rhodium plate, and AAA-grade stones.

The Infinity & Co. England brand includes nearly 20 collections ranging in price from $25-$95. It incorporates classic and contemporary designs that feature on-trend friendship bracelets, easy to wear pendants and earrings, and adjustable cuffs and rings.

The company will also debut its new carded gift concept, Love X Infinity – LXI. It includes a gorgeous piece of jewelry complimented by a sentimental message, wrapped up in beautiful packaging.

Established brand reveals fresh look, unfailing quality

Since its creation in 1773, Marie Brizard L’Originale Anisette has travelled through centuries, never going out of fashion. Today, the iconic brand is back in Orlando and will show off an exciting, revived makeover.

The award-winning Gautier line has a new personality and package design based on craftsmanship, heritage, unique know-how, and generosity. The strong, contemporary identity, which boasts vivid imagery of vineyards and rivers, accentuates the product’s recent recognition as the best cognac in the world for the second year in a row.

Sobieski, another medal winner, will be on display. The 100 percent pure rye Polish vodka has an authentic, rich taste with a silky finish. Sobieski vodka has seen continuous growth since its international launch in 2001 and has received multiple prestigious national and international awards.

Marie Brizard also will present its controversial and daring SHOTKA, a premium, high-strength vodka targeted at rebellious night-clubbing fans. SHOTKA stands out for its unique and unexpected cannabis taste. First launched in Spain during summer 2015 in a strategic partnership with Matinee Group, SHOTKA will take off in the U.S. domestic market this spring. Although its ABV has been lowered in this market to qualify it as a hemp spirit drink, the travel retail version retains its original 50 percent ABV, making it a duty free exclusive.