The Allan Candy Company

The Allan Candy Company

December 03, 2010 07:00 ET

The Candy Cane-All Grown Up!

Allan Candy Launches New Flavours and Unveils Signature Recipes, Making the Candy Cane This Year's "it" Ingredient for Families and Foodies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2010) -

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Allan Candy is celebrating the candy cane, a classic holiday treat enjoyed since the 17th century, by introducing sophisticated and fun new flavours including French Vanilla, Butterscotch, Peach Slices, Tangy Wild Strawberries and Big Foot Chewy Rascalz. Inspired by these new flavours, Allan Candy also developed a signature line of candy cane recipes including family-friendly stained glass cookies and the adult-only Allan's Candy Cane Lady Martini.

Inspiration for the new flavours came from the Big Man himself. "Santa certainly enjoys traditional peppermint candy canes but this year he asked us to create some exciting new flavours," says Heather Brenzel, Director of Marketing and Innovation at Allan Candy. "We took Santa's request to our Candy Cane Innovation Lab which created a number of fun new flavours including Peach Slices, Tangy Wild Strawberries, French Vanilla and Butterscotch. We also developed some tasty recipes such as Allan's Candy Cane Lady Martini which we hear Santa and Mrs. Claus sometime enjoy after a long day at their Toy Shop in the North Pole!"

To make Allan's Candy Cane Lady Martini pour vodka, frangelico and Allan's Gingerbread Candy Cane Syrup (recipe card embedded) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until thoroughly chilled and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a gingerbread candy cane. For more recipe ideas, including some for the whole family, please visit www.canadasfavouritecandycane.com. The interactive website also gives Canadians the opportunity to share their holiday moments and offers fun décor and entertaining ideas.

All Allan candy canes are free from peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy and gluten. Allan mini canes are ideal for sharing at school; they are individually wrapped with a peanut free logo and the perfect size for sharing. Allan candy canes are available across Canada at major retailers and grocers.

About Allan Candy

The Allan Candy Company Limited is a leading Canadian manufacturer of quality chocolate and sugar confectionery products. Each year, there are over 80 million Allan candy canes sold in Canada, making the company the largest supplier of candy canes in Canada. In addition to candy canes, The Allan Candy Company markets such iconic brands as Allan Big Foot, Laces, Hot Lips and Peter Rabbit and is the leader in the Easter novelty chocolate segment. The Allan Candy Company Limited was founded in 1931 and is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit www.allancandy.com.

Note: To view Allan's Gingerbread Candy Cane Syrup Recipe Card, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20101201-AllansGingerbread08.jpg.

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