Fannie May celebrates Chicago with new confectionery series

US confectionery brand Fannie May, which has more than 100 years of industry manufacturing experience, has partnered with Chicago’s Columbia College in a new line celebrating their founding region, writes Neill Barston.

The Windy City’s key attractions including its distinctive skyline and Buckingham Fountain are marked with the latest product series, in the wake of the Ferrero-owned company’s appearance at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo.

As the business revealed, its latest Chicago line pays homage to its hometown community and the people in it, with Fannie May reaching out Columbia College Chicago for artwork submissions.

Notably, Alumni Katelyn McManis’ artwork was selected for her use of playful patterns and bold colours depicting joy throughout the beloved city. To commemorate the partnership, Fannie May hosted an event on Thursday, September 15th at its Michigan Avenue flagship store to unveil the new line.

“As the fastest-growing premium chocolate brand in the country, we are proud to call Chicago our hometown and to work with a renowned local partner,” said Rick Fossali, VP & General Manager of Fannie May.

“We’re proud to partner with Columbia College Chicago and Katelyn McManis to bring our Chicago Line to life in a truly authentic way and show appreciation for the city we’ve called home for over 100 years.”

“It was an honour to be able to design the new packaging for Fannie May’s Chicago Line and pull inspiration from my fond memories of growing up in Chicago,” said Katelyn McManis, Columbia College Chicago Alumni. “It was an awesome experience working with the team at Fannie May and I hope the new artwork on the packaging can help people celebrate the beauty and charm of the Windy City.”

Fannie May’s new Chicago Line includes:  Assorted Chocolate Gift Tin (12oz) – A tower tin showcasing the iconic Chicago skyline with Navy Pier and John Hancock contains individually wrapped Milk Caramel Presents, Mint Meltaways & Mini Pixies.
It also features an Assortment Gift Box (12oz) – its bestselling collection presented in a distinctive Chicago three image skyline gift box offers Pixies, Trinidads, Buttercreams, Toffees and Crunchy Nut Clusters. Finally, the series is concluded with its Pixie Chicago Tin (14oz) – Our signature Pixies nestled inside a collectible Chicago Michigan Avenue tin.

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