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Chewing gum in powder – PISSA (Mexico) 21/06/2017

Filed under: New product — Joan Mestres @ 2:51 PM
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The mexican chewing gum manufacturer PISSA (Productos Industriales del Saltillo S. de R.L. de C.V.) presented during the last Sweets&Snacks Expo in Chicago their “Yummy Sand”. It consists on a box with gum in powder form (resembling sand)  and some moulds to create “sand” castles or buildings.

I always considered PISSA (I’ve been in the factory several times) a very professional, innovative and interesting company. They are one of the main Co-Manufacturers of gum in the Area. Being close to the US, they are naturally oriented to this market., although has customer around the world. PISSA is a joint venture between PEPSICO and some local entrepreneurs, and produces gum for many other companies (including big names in the industry).

It has been a while since they produce gum in powder, but this is the first time that I see this product named “Yummy Sand” which comes under the umbrella of their own brand “Delicrea” (acronym for Delicious-Creativity”). “Delicrea” has range of toy+candy combinations.

 

I leave here a link to the article of www.confectionerynews.com where the news is mentioned,  a link to the website of PISSA and a link to a previous post in this website about this company and its products.

 

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Functional Gum in Mexico 08/04/2013

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 3:15 PM
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More news about functional gum being published by http://www.confectionery news.com

Some days ago the focus was Holland and today is on Mexico.

In these two countries, like in many others, the growth of chewing gum is expected to be higher than the growth in other confectionery fields. and the main driver for that is the potential functionality that a chewing gum can contain. Of course the health claim is a key aspect in many markets and an issue that consumers value more and more. Then, of course, becomes a major issue for producers of chewing gums (and almost any other food product, I’d say).

The article also mentions that fruit flavours are the most popular in that country and gives some figures from Euromonitor about the market shares (with mention to one of the companies that I described some days ago: PISSA)

Again, good article from Oliver Nieburg of Confectionerynews.com!

Here is the link:

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PISSA – Mexico 27/03/2013

Filed under: Market & Fairs,New product — Joan Mestres @ 2:19 PM
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The name of this company, PISSA, stands for Productos Industrializados del Saltillo, SA. It is located in the city of Saltillo, north of Mexico. The company is partly owned by Pepsico. They are specialists on compressed dextrose products (world leader in this field, they claim) but they also make excellent chewing and bubble gum products, mainly for third parties (private label). You see it in their website: www.pissacorp.com

I saw three very interesting products this past ISM. All of them non-common gums, which show the innovation and spirit of the company. Let’s see if I can describe them (with the help of some pictures that I took with my iPhone, so excuse the quality…)

– DUO POP is a tabletted dextrose lollipop. This is already a bit exceptional in itself, but the interesting feature is that it contains pieces of chewing gum embedded in the dextrose. One can see the particles because they have different color.

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– GUM ART: It is not just a product, but a concept in itself. Mr Carlos Palomino (thanks for your time!) explained the concept “Fun to play, easy to share”. So it this case we have a sheet of gum (16 gram!) with a design painted on it. This design can be adapted to licenses. Then we have a pencil filled with syrup, in such a way that the child can “paint” the gum layer with the syrup of the pen. Then can be eaten or shared with other friends. The perception resembles the feeling of a syrup filled bubble gum (because we have a liquid and a gum as well) but with the characteristic that it can be repeated several times with the same item.

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– TAPE GUM: This format of gum is not strange but it is not extremely common in the market. A few companies produce it. In this case PISSA differentiates because of the packaging. They use a themoformed blister that helps deliver the tape gum as we wish.

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So, in summary, three very interesting products developed by PISSA.

Finally I wanted to mention as well a product that I did not see in their stand in ISM but I saw when I visited their facilities some time ago and that I found in their website. It is a gum with a printed design on top of it. This makes it quite particular as well. Here is a photo from the website (same as the one above for the tape gum) so copyrighted:

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