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Santa is Sweet on Budget-Friendly Treats This Year

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'Tis the season for gift giving with a sweet touch

'Tis the season for gift giving with a sweet touch, as moms are busy preparing their lists of who has been naughty or nice well in advance. With the nice list growing longer each year, Nestlé Seasonal Confections revealed today its assortment of holiday confections available nationwide to meet moms' needs.

Nestlé introduces new candy treats this season, the SweeTARTS Merry Mix and BUTTERFINGER(R) Fun Book, which add to the expansive collection of festive favorites. Returning this year are the "best tasting" WONKA Candy Canes (available in SweeTARTS, SPREE and GOBSTOPPER(R) varieties), nostalgic Nestlé Heritage Tins (available in Nestlé Crunch(R) , Butterfinger, Baby Ruth(R), and 100 Grand(R)), and interactive, imaginative Fun Books in three favorite brands, Lik-M-Aid(R) Fun Dip and WONKA NERDS. All are sure to bring a smile to gift givers and receivers alike.

"Moms count on having the best in holiday treats for many reasons: entertaining guests, visiting friends and relatives, decorating the house, and of course, gift giving, both big and small," noted spokesperson Tricia Bowles of Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks. "Nestlé Candy is delighted to bring back crowd-pleasing favorites and introduce special new items just in time for the holidays."

Amongst the most popular candies for stocking stuffers, decorating or simply snacking and sharing, Nestlé's holiday treats come in a wide array of flavors and brands from WONKA SweeTARTS, NERDS, Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip, Butterfinger, and Nestlé Crunch:

NEW! SweeTARTS Merry Mix Bite-size SweeTARTS pieces in the shapes of miniature Christmas trees, snowmen and bells in cheery green and pink colors cherry and lime flavors to brighten up any holiday party or fill any stocking; 6 oz., SRP: $1.00

NEW! Butterfinger, WONKA NERDS and Fun Dip Fantastical Fun Books An interactive way to gift favorite treats, featuring colorful book-shaped boxes with activities and trivia including winter crossword puzzles, holiday anagrams, a jolly word search and much more! The perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on the list; 4 oz., SRP: $2.50

Nestlé Assorted Heritage Tins Nestlé chocolate brands are some of the oldest and best known in the USA! Generations have grown up with Nestlé Crunch, Butterfinger, the 100 Grand candy bar, and Baby Ruth. Now these delicious candy bar favorites are available in reusable, collectible heritage tins with treat-size candy bars tucked inside; 3.5 - 5.25 oz., SRP: $3.00

WONKA Candy Canes Named the "best tasting," the luscious flavors of SweeTARTS, SPREE and GOBSTOPPERS are captured inside these colorful WONKA Candy Canes! No need to settle for peppermint or cherry with the amazing flavors available from WONKA! 12 candy canes per pack; 6 oz., SRP: $2.50

EXCLUSIVE Paul Frank Nestlé Crunch Bar Featuring the famously adorable Paul Frank character, Julius the Monkey, in a new winter wonderland themed landscape and a Nestlé Crunch bar inside the sleeve, this perfect stocking stuffer meets two needs - treat and greeting card with its own place for a special message! 3 oz., SRP: $2.00

WONKA Frosty NERDS Your favorite tiny, tangy, crunchy candy now available in specialty flavors and holiday colors in bright red packaging that boasts mouth-watering flavors that include Watermelon, Wild Cherry, and Punch; 6 oz., SRP: $1.00

SweeTARTS Holiday Gummies The tree, star, bell and snowman-shaped chewy SweeTARTS Holiday Gummies in festive red cherry and green apple are perfect for snacking and sharing at get togethers with friends and family; 11 oz., SRP: $2.50

Other products offered by Nestlé include Holiday NERDS Rope (.92 oz., SRP: $1.00); single merry red cherry and white punch flavors, Butterfinger and Nestlé Crunch Jingles (10 oz., $2.99) in individual bell-shaped chocolate pieces wrapped in festive holiday foils; Laffy Taffy(R) (4 oz., SRP: $1.00) variety bag featuring strawberry and watermelon fruit flavored pieces; and GOBSTOPPER(R) Snowballs (6 oz., $1.00), colorful jawbreakers in luscious fruit flavors.

About Nestlé USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for fifteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2011 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2011 sales of $94 billion. For product news and information, visit or


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GolinHarris for Nestlé Seasonal
Rhiannon Richards
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