JANUARY 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


EAT-ABLE CANDY AND PLAY-ABLE TOYS FROM FORD GUM

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL. Recognizing the increasing popularity of low-price, high margin, impulse Novelty Candy, Ford Gum and Machine Company is expanding this segment with three exciting new items.

WACKY FAMILY SUPER SOUR CANDY POWDER TREATS includes three collectable family characters, each filled with .4oz of sour powder treats. Pop off the 3" characters' hats to pour out the sour cherry, sour apple, or sour grape powder candy. The high impact, colorful graphics will make these quickly pop off the shelf. Each package comes packed in a convenient 6-count display box with 12 displays per case. MSRP is $.99.

SPORTS BALL LOLLIPOPS WITH BUBBLE GUM CENTER is a 3pk of lollipops, each packaged in 2" plastic sports balls; Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer. Each unique flavor .5oz lollipop has a bubble gum center to chew when the lollipops is gone. The ball easily opens to push up or remove the lollipop, then close the ball to save the pop for later. Packaged in a convenient 6-count display box, with 12 displays per case. MSRP is $.99.

GUMBALL MACHINE TOY BANK WITH 1.4OZ OF BUBBLEGUM is a 5 " tall dispenser filled with multicolored and flavored bubble gum balls. Each 12-count display includes a 3-color assortment, and is packed 4 displays per case. MSRP is $.99.

"Our unique novelty candies have been one of Ford Gum's most successful product lines and we anticipate the same success for these three new styles." says Steve Greene, Vice President Sales & Marketing. "Kids love the new styles and the extended play features before and after they've eaten the candies. They also enjoy the unique candy styles and sweet & sour flavors, which make these novelties FUN and INTERACTIVE treats."

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.