JANUARY 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


FORD GUM OFFERS UNIQUE NEW LUNCH BOX GUMMIES

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL— Ford Gum & Machine Company has added four unique style Lunch Box Gummies to its best selling line of novelty items for kids.

All new for 2007 are: Lunch Box™ Gummies Spaghetti & Meat Balls, Bacon & Eggs, Submarine Sandwiches and South of the Border Tacos. These have been added to the perennial favorite Taco Factory, Burger & Fries and Hot Dog Lunch Boxes.

Each colorful Lunch Box contains a "complete meal" of sweet & sour fruit flavored gummies and features a variety of gummie textures and shapes so that every child can play with and enjoy the product in his/her own way making it a fun and interactive treat. Lunch Box Gummies are packed in colorful convenient counter displays, powerwings, and floor displays. It ships 12 displays per case. SRP is $0.99.

“Each Lunch Box is just like the familiar box lunch kids eat at school and contain a realistic looking meal made of delicious, perennial favorite gummies that include an entrée, side dish, beverage and desert, explains Steve Greene, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Gummies are now a solid and sustainable growth category with 11% of all kids now choosing non-chocolate candy as a favorite treat*.”

* NCA Website Report





Ford Gum & Machine Company is the only manufacturer of sugar-free gumball products and is a leading producer of premium gum and confectionery products including the full line of Carousel brand Gumball machines and refills. For more information contact Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc., Sales & Marketing 640 Margate Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.  Phone: 847-955-0003.  Fax: 847-955-0004.  www.fordgum.com. Email: sales@fordgum.com.