LAS VEGAS, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infuse your holidays with the delicious nostalgia of the season by sharing Ethel M® Chocolates (www.EthelM.com). These affordable gourmet confections -- with seasonal flavors meticulously crafted of the finest, preservative-free ingredients -– will evoke warm family traditions of the holidays, handed down through generations.
"Confections that infuse seasonal flavors and aromas like pumpkin spice, egg nog, butter rum and peppermint have the power to evoke warm memories, which is why they're especially popular around the holidays," said Bernard Pacyniak, editor-in-chief of Candy Industry magazine. "The holidays are truly a time to come together, to celebrate and to create lasting memories with friends and families."
Based on family recipes, Ethel M® Chocolates are handcrafted in small batches and made with fresh, quality ingredients. For example, the buttery filling inside the Satin Cremes® is stirred by hand in special cream beaters and flavored with real chocolate, vanilla, raspberry and lemon. Quality is paramount in every step.
"Today, we use some of Ethel Mars' 100-year-old recipes to deliver an affordable luxury experience that's authentic and delicious for chocolate lovers, especially those who appreciate family tradition, uncompromising quality and unparalleled taste," said Oren Young, general manager of Ethel M® Chocolates. "We're passionate about continuing Ethel Mars' legacy of fresh crafted chocolates. It's a passion you can taste in every bite of Ethel M® Chocolates."
This season, the chocolate artisans at Ethel M® Chocolates have prepared special assortments, sure to make your holidays merry and bright. To sweeten the deal, enter the code BFRIDAY14 to receive a 20 percent discount on orders of $50 or more from Nov. 25 to Dec. 3.
A thoughtful gift of Ethel M® Chocolates will transport friends and family back to the fragrant kitchen of Ethel Mars, as she lovingly made kettles of rich holiday chocolates in the early 1900s. Inspired by his mother's sumptuous creations, Forrest Mars Sr. joined his father, Frank C. Mars, in founding world-renowned Mars, Incorporated, manufacturer of iconic brands like M&M'S® Brand Candies, SNICKERS® Bar and DOVE® Chocolate. In 1981, Forrest established Ethel M® Chocolates as a tribute to his mother's fine art of chocolate making.
Today, Ethel M® Chocolates spread holiday cheer by delivering a true gift for the culinary senses. Give the gift of good taste with these seasonal suggestions:
Peppermint Bark ($22) is a beloved holiday tradition. This handmade delicacy features crushed peppermint candies drenched in creamy white chocolate and covered with a layer of premium dark chocolate.
The Holiday Deluxe Collection ($34) offers variety with the mouthwatering flavors of the season all wrapped up. Each 24-piece box includes limited edition pieces of Peppermint Silk, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Egg Nog, plus Satin Crèmes®, Almond Butter Krisps®, chewy and creamy caramels and Almond Crunch.
NEW Seasonal Chocolate Bars ($20-$70) are the perfect gift for the connoisseur who appreciates blending rich, premium chocolate with indulgent seasonal flavors: Milk Chocolate Buttered Rum, Dark Chocolate Pumpkin and White Chocolate Peppermint.
NEW Creamy Caramels in a Keepsake Box ($12-$95) are ready to give in a decorative box topped with a red acrylic bow. These indulgent treats are filled with creamy caramel and wrapped in milk and dark chocolate. Plus -- along with several Ethel M® Chocolate varieties -- they're Kosher and make a thoughtful Hanukkah gift.
The Nut & Caramel Collection ($28-$34), encased in an attractive Snowflake Box, features toffee crisps, pecans, almonds and caramels, each drenched in dark or milk chocolate.
The Classic Collection ($28-$42) is a welcome addition to any festive gathering, offering a selection of sweet caramels, nuts, milk and dark Satin Crèmes® and Almond Butter Krisps®.
The Holiday Cocktail Collection ($28), with retro designs that evoke the 1960s, gives chocolate lovers a new way to toast the holidays. Each of the 16 pieces is filled with real spirits combined in a creme center: Champagne Cocktail and Mucha Margarita in milk chocolate or Lemon Drop and Chocopolitan in dark chocolate. (Some state laws prohibit shipment of alcoholic products directly to consumers. See website for details.)
About Ethel M® Chocolates
Ethel M® Chocolates delivers a gourmet chocolate experience with uncompromising quality, unparalleled taste, and no preservatives. In 1981, Forrest Mars, Sr., created Ethel M® Chocolates as a tribute to his mother, her recipes and chocolate-making teachings. Forrest Mars, Sr., also helped establish world-renowned Mars, Incorporated with his father, Frank C. Mars. At Ethel M Chocolates, the mission is to keep the tradition of Frank and Ethel Mars alive and share their passion for chocolate with the world. Ethel M Chocolates are available in six locations throughout Las Vegas, online at www.EthelM.com and by phone at (800) 438-4356. Ethel M Chocolates are manufactured and sold by the Mars Retail Group, part of Mars, Incorporated. Follow us: facebook.com/ethelmchocolates and twitter.com/ethelmchocolate.
About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars' first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a "mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders" – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
For more information, please visit www.mars.com. Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars.
SOURCE Mars Retail Group