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New Search! Boston America is looking for innovative candy packaging ideas!

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Boston America manufactures original and licensed lines of candies, healthy products, energy drinks, and bandages and have come to Edison Nation to find and license ideas for candy packaging.

Their products can be found in more than 10,000 stores spanning all avenues of distribution including specialty, drug, mass and grocery and are available at retailers such as Toys R Us, Urban Outfitters, Cost Plus World Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and many more.

Learn more about the innovation search and submit your idea: www.edisonnation.com/BostonAmerica

Geraldine Duchatelier
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kdc's Avatargold

OOOH! This sounds like fun!

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chicagoinventor's Avatarg8_badge

This should be fun.

I went to Boston America’s website, I noticed their candies are mostly mint sized hard candies. Are they only looking for candy packaging for small, hard candies or will other candy types under consideration? I know heat tolerance is an important criteria.

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carlganio's Avatar

I agree guys, should be fun. Gotta couple of bings for my Spark list !

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awildx's Avatargold

Oh the temptation during market research whilst standing in candy aisles is going to be a test of willpower.

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inovate's Avataree_badge

Sweet search

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williamj's Avatargold

Working on drawings now…. gotta remember due diligence !!!

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inovate's Avataree_badge

William, do you want me to remind you every couple post’s? lol

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kdc's Avatargold

Are they looking for ‘everyday’ packaging or are they also looking for holiday packaging as well…like Halloween, Easter or Christmas?

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magurn's Avataren_staff_badge

Hey guys!

Just wanted to jump in and answer your “super sweet” questions!

Daniel – packaging solutions are not limited to small hard candies.

Kathleen – both all-season and holiday solutions are being considered.

Good luck to all!

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marcelselten's Avatar

wrap your brain around it….

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

I like the Tetris ones:

http://www.bostonamerica.com/products-by-type/t...

I would play with them first. Hey! Tetris! (munch munch munch) MMMMMMMMM…… =]
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dmr's Avatar

I’m in!

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carlganio's Avatar

Me too, four actually.

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carlganio's Avatar

OK, so I am in with 5

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dmr's Avatar

I guess you really have a sweet tooth!

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Great job Carl x5!!!

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carlganio's Avatar

Yes Donna, I was eating Laffy Taffy and making sketches ! Thanks Jacob.

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kimberlizorca's Avatar

This search has me intrigued!

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magurn's Avataren_staff_badge

Hello to all!

Just a quick reminder for all sponsored searches on Edison Nation’s platform. Please submit all ideas for active searches via Edison Nation’s platform and do not approach the sponsor directly.

We are working with them exclusively and all ideas must be routed through our team. Any direct outreach affects our relationship and outlined process with the sponsor teams.

We appreciate your understanding!

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carlganio's Avatar

Wasn’t me

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Does this count as a sticky thread? lol

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awildx's Avatargold

Officially in the running with one of my backup ideas. My top concept got a dose of prior art right in front of my face while searching a gift shop candy aisle. Saved me some time :)

Good luck to everyone who’s in and going to be in!

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Adam, I feel the same way. I found a version of my first #1 in a foreign language. On to my second…

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billward11's Avatarg8_badge

Adam,
Prior art is a tough pill to swallow, especially when you see the high potential of your idea. You handled it well!
Good luck with your backup(and ideas to come)

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awildx's Avatargold

“They are especially interested in packaging that incorporates Hello Kitty, Shopkins, Pok√©mon, Minions, and Nintendo.”

I just noticed it said this on the dashboard search page. The cool factor just went up. Now it’s time to dig my nintendo systems out of the boxes.

While searching prior art for the nintendo I ran across a helpful link if anyone else goes searching.

http://candyaddict.com/blog/comprehensive-list-...

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williamj's Avatargold

I really don’t remember that being there before. Was it recently added or am I just getting older and older and older and older and…. ???

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magurn's Avataren_staff_badge

Hi William!

This info has been included in the search since it started. Best of luck!!!

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williamj's Avatargold

Thanks Michelle, now I know that my mind is now a wasteland of forgotten memories and arthritic infested neurotransmitters . (Grin) LoLoLoL

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carlganio's Avatar

No, I saw it there from the beginning. All of my submissions went that direction. 2 still persist.

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chicagoinventor's Avatarg8_badge

Surprised Tannis Curls hasn’t jumped into this one. With her artistic/prototype skills, you’d think it would be right up her alley

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zookiebeyerdorf's Avatar

Thanks for thinking of me Daniel…Got some ideas…Never enter until the last moment…Don’t know if Boston America would be open for what I got in mind…Kinda out there…
If I do submit, I may die trying…I’m diabetic… ;)

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carlganio's Avatar

Saw Despicable Me 2 last night. Minions are funny. Watch it and be inspired !

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williamj's Avatargold

better watch it Daniel… looks like tannis is giving you the evil eye (she change avatars specifically for that) LoLoL

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5206tiget's Avatar

This search is very quiet!!!! Anybody with a G4.

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awildx's Avatargold

G1 + G3 here. It won’t be quiet for too much longer. Deadline is only 10 days away. I’ve got a few more I’d like to squeeze in. Time to get to work.

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5 at G3 and 1 at G5 over here. Still waiting on art to present one more next week that I am the most excited about. No expectations on the ones I submitted so far. They are cool but may not be the right fit for this client.

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carlganio's Avatar

2 G3’s

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rockwayheath63's Avatar

Some creative people here! Good luck to all. My mind never activated on this search. I couldn’t get past imagining chocolate in my mouth.

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Congrats to all in this one. I’m still trying…

I continually attempt to repurpose toys as packaging, but it’s too expensive of an initial investment (when I calculate it). I need to find a way to repurpose candy packaging as a toy…

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carlganio's Avatar

Think simple. My complicated, really cool ideas kicked out. My more simple ideas are still in the running…not past IP yet still at G3. Look at some of the existing packaging, and fill that gap where something is missing. Good luck to all !

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letm31n's Avatargold

I’ll be jumping on the bandwagon next week, getting drawings together now. Good luck to all!

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Thank you Carl, your advice is sage.

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awildx's Avatargold

Three ideas submitted and looking to add two more. Happily used my freebie submission for hitting 150k points!

It seems that Candy + Video Games has sparked some creativity? Hmm, seems like all those sugar filled nights in front a glowing screen paid off, lol.

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carlganio's Avatar

Sweet

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

Goarsh I lub protoypin’…mmm!

Adam W, congrats and a bow, for your 150 thou’.

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marydickson's Avatargold

Bumping this thread up!

Our Boston America search closes tonight. If you have an idea for new candy packaging or ways to dispense candy, be sure to check out this opportunity.

Best of luck!

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carlmadams's Avatarg8_badge

Trying to get one more in under the deadline to bring it to an even 8 submissions. Speaking of bumping, I had to bump my artist this morning to get him back to work finalizing my revisions. Good luck to all and to the EN team. Let’s license something from this search!

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jdowney9000's Avatargold

I just woke up under a lump of candy wrappers on the floor… I guess I’ve done enough research.

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wendybialek's Avatargold

Decided to jump in with one at that last minute!!!
I hope it is a sweet one! :) Good luck everyone! Cant wait to see and test some new candy packages!

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