JUNE 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


FORD GUM 2008 VALENTINE GUM & CANDY LINEUP

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL — Ford Gum & Machine Company has announced its 2008 lineup of Valentine Gum & Candy featuring eight new novelty items & classroom exchange bags.

New for the 2008 Valentine season is the CANDY LOLLIPOP BOUQUET; a 9” bouquet of pink, red, & white jelly beans with 3 heart shaped lollipops make a most unique & delicious bouquet. GUMMY SWEET HEARTS is a gift sized box filled with 10 heart shaped gummies with a “To:/From:” message on the box.

The YOWSER! CANDY HEART is a 3 ¼” clear plastic heart filled with nearly 3oz of heart shaped candies. Diva Girl and Wacky Box styled VALENTINE LIP LOLLIPOPS include plastic lips to wear while enjoying the fruit flavored lollipop. Smaller versions of the LIP LOLLIPOPS, along with WEARABLE VALENTINE CANDY are two bags of candy that are perfect for classroom exchanges. Each individually wrapped lip lollipop or candy jewelry item includes a space to fill in a “To:/From:” message for friends and classmates.

Gumball Machines are a favorite for Valentine’s Day, with three sizes; CLASSIC 9” MACHINE with 8oz of GUM, GUMBALL MACHINE TOY BANK with 1.4oz of GUM, and the continuing VALENTINE PIXIE CANDY DISPENSER. Each product features colorful Valentine packaging and accompanying Valentine messages for the holiday season.

The 2008 Ford Gum Valentine lineup includes:

NEW!
GUMMY SWEET HEARTS

A perfect gift of a Valentine’s Day brightly colored heart box of 10 sweet gummy hearts. The package includes 2.1oz of gummy candy, a clear acetate window and a “To: / From:” message on the front.
16 per display. 2 displays per case. SRP $.99.

Valentine Candy Lollipop Bouquet
The large bouquet of Valentine colored Jelly Beans and 3 heart shape Lollipops is the perfect, and most unique, gift! It’s 9” tall and includes 3oz of Valentine Candy. Colorful hearts are printed on the bouquet wrap, a pastel valentine ribbon, and a “To: / From:” message is included.
24 bouquets per case. SRP: $.99

VALENTINE LIP LOLLIPOPS
These assorted diva girl and wacky boy styled characters have a .7oz Valentine lollipop attached. Each item includes a cardboard mask and large plastic lips that a child can wear even after the candy is gone.
12 per display. 2 displays per case. SRP: $.99

YOWSER! CANDY HEART
A 3 ¼” clear plastic heart filled with 2.5oz of assorted color sweet candy hearts. 14
per display. 2 displays per case. SRP: $.99

FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE LIP LOLLIPOPS
A large 20 pc. bag of Valentine’s Day exchange packages with “To: / From:” messages on each individually wrapped candy. Each lollipop is attached to a diva girl or wacky boy style plastic lips that the child can wear, even once the candy is gone. Each lollipop is .35oz, 7oz per bag.
12 bags per case. SRP: $1.99.

FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE WEARABLE VALENTINE CANDY
20 Valentine’s Day exchange packages in popular candy jewelry styling. Assorted Candy Watches & Candy Charm Bracelets are individually wrapped with a “To: / From:” message on each package. Each wearable valentine candy is .39oz, 7.8oz per bag.
12 bags per case. SRP: $1.99.

HOLIDAY GUMBALL MACHINE TOY BANK
Each 5” shrink-wrapped Plastic Gumball Machine has a “To: / From” & “Happy Valentine’s Day” message, and includes 1.4oz of red, white, & pink Gumballs. Accepts coins through slot in the back of the Machine and bottom opens to remove coins.
18 per display. 2 displays per case. SRP: $.99

CLASSIC VALENTINE 9” GUMALL MACHINE
This is a classic style 9” tall, plastic Gumball Machine packaged in a Valentine’s Day open window display. The Machine includes 4oz of red, pink, & white Gumballs and the coin operated mechanism accepts pennies nickels, dimes, and quarters. Each Machine has a “Happy Valentine’s Day” message, and includes a sticker sheet so it can be personalized at home.
12 per case. SRP: $5.99

VALENTINE PIXIE CANDY DISPENSER
Each counter display holds an assortment of red, pink, & lavender shrink-wrapped Candy Dispensers. Each with a “Happy Valentine’s Day” message included.
24 per display. 2 displays per case. SRP: $.99

Ford Gum & Machine Company is a leading manufacturer 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, Sales & Marketing 640 Margate Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Phone: 847-955-0003. Fax: 847-955-0004. www.fordgum.com. Email: sales@fordgum.com. ###

Corporate Contact:
Steve Greene, V.P. Sales & Marketing. Phone: 847-955-0003
Ford Gum & Machine Company. E-mail: sales@fordgum.com