Canadian Packaging

Dandy candy on a Dare

Real candy, made better for sweet-loving Canadians to indulge their cravings.


July 15, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

KITCHENER, ON—Dare Foods Limited has introduced a new way for consumers to indulge their sweet tooth in a better way with Dare Candy Co. REALFRUIT Berries and REALFRUIT Chews.

Now available, all REALFRUIT products are made with real fruit juice, natural fruit flavors and no added colors and contain no gluten, making them a great choice for guilt-free snacking.

REALFRUIT Chews are individually wrapped making them the perfect on-the-go snack. Each candy comes individually packed in a wax paper wrapper, twisted at each end and packed in a larger white plastic film outer package with colorful graphics on the front showing examples of the candies and the different fruits contained within each.

REALFRUIT Berries are also gelatin-free offering a tasty alternative for those looking to avoid animal gelatin in their diet. The naturally-flavored candies are not individually wrapped, but come in a package style similar to the REALFRUIT Chews.

Dare has also re-packaged and released its REALFRUIT Gummies candies in the same format as the REALFRUIT Berries.

The launch of REALFRUIT Berries and REALFRUIT Chews helps bring to life the ‘Dare Foods Made Better’ promise, which is dedicated to providing delicious and better-for-you snacks by using the very best ingredients and taking inspiration from consumer needs. These new treats demonstrate that great tasting candy can be made better.

“Canadians love to snack and are constantly in search of ‘better-for-you’ options. We aspire to make great-tasting treats that Canadians can feel better about enjoying,” says Dare Foods Limited brand manager Melodie Farina. “Ultimately, we want to offer consumers’ choice by creating candy that is made better and still tastes great.”

The new REALFRUIT Berries 160-gram bag, REALFRUIT Chews 140-g bag, and the REALFRUIT Gummies 180-g bag are available at major grocery and mass merchandise stores across Canada.

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Working to develop and roll out the REALFRUIT graphic re-design, Dare Candy Co. worked with: Toronto-based packaging and branding firm Marovino Visual Strategy on design; Schawk!, global brand production and deployment company with offices around the world, performing pre-press strategies; and Prolamina, a Quebec manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions as its printer.

Dare is a Canadian, family-owned company with a 120-year history of providing Canadians with the quality products that make every snacking, entertaining and lunchbox occasion better.

The company was a pioneer in offering peanut-free food solutions, and continues to develop delicious new cookies, candies, fruit snacks, crackers and fine breads to satisfy the changing needs of Canadian families.

Key brands include Breton, Bear Paws, RealFruit, Whippet, Simple Pleasures, Boulangerie Grissol and Wagon Wheels. With six plants and more than 1,100 employees in North America, Dare is headquartered in Kitchener, Ont.

For more information about the company and its brands, visit www.darefoods.com.