Feb. 17, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Today The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced
Soft Crèmes are now available at retailers nationwide. The rollout includes three flavors sure to satisfy every sweet tooth – Caramel, Vanilla and Caramel and Vanilla and Raspberry.
Consumers looking for a throwback to the past and a totally new caramel experience will find just that in
Soft Crèmes. The candies are carefully crafted to ensure a rich, creamy, melt-in-your mouth sensation. The new brand is rooted in Hershey's heritage and is inspired by
original confection company, The Lancaster Caramel Company.
"With the new
brand available nationwide, consumers can savor a rich and buttery caramel in a soft crème that is rooted in our deep history of creating delicious and delightful candy experiences," said
, Senior Vice President Sweets and Refreshment, The Hershey Company.
Soft Crèmes offer a long-lasting and unique taste experience that is distinct from the typical caramels that dominate the category.
Soft Crèmes also deliver creative flavor combinations, including Vanilla and Caramel and Vanilla and Raspberry that appeal to modern traditionalists.
Soft Crèmes were inspired by similar candies that company founder,
, made more than 120 years ago in his original candy company located in
. As Mr. Hershey's first successful candy company, The Lancaster Caramel Company established his reputation in the confectionery industry. It provided the foundation for the launch of The Hershey Company, which first produced sweet chocolate as a coating for the caramels before the iconic
Milk Chocolate bar was created.
Soft Crèmes are widely available at food, mass, drug and convenience retail channels around the country and will be offered in 8 oz. bags with a suggested retail price of
and 4 oz. bags with a suggested retail price of
Earlier this year, Hershey successfully launched the
, which underscored the company's deep commitment to
, as well as the importance of the market in Hershey's global growth plans. The new brand will be supported by a robust integrated marketing campaign with the slogan "New
including a television advertisement, which began airing on
Monday, February 17
, as well as year-long sampling.
For more information, including recipes, please visit
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in
and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in
, The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than
, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as
Hershey's Special Dark
. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as
while continuing to build its competitive advantage in
the United States
For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company's global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities.
Milton Hershey School
, established in 1909 by the company's founder and funded by a trust administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of
Milton Hershey School
are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.
SOURCE The Hershey Company