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Hammond's Introduces New Cotton Candy

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Rich flavors and pretty packaging reinvent the fairground treat for store shelves

DENVER, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hammond's Candies has taken a legendary fairground and circus treat and made it simple to enjoy anytime. Hammond's Cotton Candy stays melt-in-your-mouth fresh in the company's signature, award-winning packaging, making it easy to grab from store shelves. Each package includes three unique, distinct flavors -- banana, cherry and blue raspberry – carrying on Hammond's tradition of applying a modern twist to a nostalgic candy.

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"Everyone loves cotton candy and we thought it was about time to make it available without a ticket to the circus," said Andrew Schuman, Hammond's president and CEO. "The flavors are rich and fun and it's all wrapped up in great-looking packages. We think it's just the right amount of reinvention of a classic."

A Denver staple since 1920, Hammond's is renowned for its beautiful, high quality and inventive candies that pay homage to tradition, but wake up taste buds with fun flavors and formulas. Hammond's Cotton Candy joins a diverse selection of candies that includes the classic Mitchell Sweet (caramel-wrapped marshmallows), award-winners such as the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Chocolate Bar and the company's signature stunning, hand-pulled lollipops and candy canes. All are available in Hammond's award-winning packaging that showcases the "specialness" of candy. Hammond's Cotton Candy is packaged in 3-ounce bags (about three paper cones-worth) with a suggested retail price of $1.99 to $2.99.

Hungry for more? Visit Hammond's in May at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago to try all of Hammond's new products including not only cotton candy, but new flavors of brittles and chocolates bars, too. More information is available at www.hammondscandies.com, or by calling 1-800-CANDY-99 (1-800-226-3999).  Follow Hammond's Candies on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hammondscandies and now on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/hammondscandies/.

About Hammond's Candies
Founded in 1920, Hammond's is one of the nation's premier, classic candy brands, renowned for its stunning, hand-pulled candy canes and lollipops. Its diverse selection of candies includes an award-winning line of delicious milk and dark chocolate bars in imaginative flavor combinations.

A favorite among foodies and celebrities, Hammond's has been featured in multiple national publications and networks, including CNBC, the Food Network, Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Every Day with Rachel Ray and countless regional and specialty media outlets. Hammond's fans find their delicious candies in Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Dean & Deluca, Cracker Barrel and hundreds of local and regional specialty shops around the world.

The fast-growing company makes its home in Denver, where it employs more than 120 and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors a year. Visit online at www.hammondscandies.com

Media contact: Beth Dempsey, for Hammonds Candies
Email or 248.349.7810

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