“Pucker Up Baby, We’re Back!” LEAF Brands® Brings Back another Classic Candy, tart n’ tinys® | Leaf Brands, LLC

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“Pucker Up Baby, We’re Back!” LEAF Brands® Brings Back another Classic Candy, tart n’ tinys®

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“Pucker Up Baby, We’re Back!” LEAF Brands® Brings Back another Classic Candy, tart n’ tinys®

(Newport Beach, CA, February 19th, 2015) – Leaf Brands® LLC, the candy and snack manufacturer known for bringing back the iconic rocket pop, Astro Pops® has started shipping the classic candy tart n tinys®, which disappeared from candy store shelves some 10 years ago when it was manufactured under the Wonka® brand name.

After opening up pre-sales exclusively to tart n’ tinys® fervent Facebook followers in December, the company reported selling out of product in just 3 days. “We were amazed at the sheer number of loyal fans that bombarded us with order requests,” Says Ellia Kassoff CEO of Leaf Brands®. “As soon as we announced both bulk and 1.5oz single serve packaged tart n’ tinys® were in stock, they were gone. People are still buying 2-3 display boxes at a time!”

Tart n’ tinys® were the best little candies to pop in your mouth back in the 1970’s through the 2000’s. After being reformulated, changed, and finally discontinued, the legacy was carried on by tart n’ tinys® fans, begging for the iconic candy to be brought back and in its original form. In 2013, Leaf Brands® announced it was planning on re-launching this classic candy and began receiving many calls and emails each day asking when they would be available. “We knew we had a hot brand on our hands based on the daily requests. We even had one person tell us they would dance on their desk with packages in their hand on video when we started shipping.”

Leaf Brand’s® tart n’ tinys® are exactly like the original; (uncoated and full of flavors) plus an added new flavor; Blue Raspberry. Tart n’ tinys® fans were very particular about Leaf Brands® keeping the original mouth feel of the uncoated little candies, plus, Leaf kept their iconic “stackability” too! Stack them up and toss them in your mouth! The tart n’ tinys® re-launch was officially revealed at the Sweets and Snacks expo, in 2014, where Leaf gave out samples and made final adjustments before its full rollout in December. It took over a year and a half to develop the product all the fans would buy and right now 100% of consumers tell us we, ”hit our mark” making them exactly as they remember.” Extensive use of surveys and interaction with fans from the tart n’ tinys® Facebook page made it all possible says Kassoff. “We always include the “die-hard” fans when we bring back all our iconic products, since they know them better than anyone in the world!”

tart n’ tinys® are now available in 15 lbs. mixed bulk and in 1.5oz single serve bags, which come 24 to a display and 6 displays to a master case. Purchase through First Source®, Leaf Brand’s® official master distributor or through your regional distributors.


About LEAF Brands®, LLC:  The original LEAF Brands® was started in the 1920’s.  LEAF Brands, once the fourth largest candy producer in North America, produced candy classics such as Whoppers®, Jolly Rancher® and Rain Blo Bubblegum®, which were later sold to Hershey® Chocolate & Confectionary Corporation in the late 1990’s. Family members have acquired the LEAF brand name for the US, and assembled together to revive the LEAF name and its famous image.  Products include Astro Pops®, tart n’ tinys®, Farts® Candy and David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet™ products.


For additional information, contact:

Cody Sheean



(949) 424-1664


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