Vincent Trocheck shows Panthers, Pittsburgh pride with Sweeties candies
Miss the golden age of seeing your favorite athletes on Wheaties boxes?
For sports lovers, and candy lovers alike, IT’SUGAR has announced a sweet partnership with Pittsburgh native and Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck, through a launch of Sweeties, a limited-edition collection of the all-star athlete’s favorite candies. The company also has a partnership with Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi.
Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit Trocheck’s hometown charity of choice –— Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Trocheck’s selection is called “Trochex Mix,” and is filled with blue raspberry gummi rings, Sour Power Quattro Doubles, wild cherry gummi bears and beary blue razz gummi bears — fittingly in the Florida Panthers signature team colors.
“I have a major sweet tooth, and I jumped at the chance to showcase my personality through Sweeties’ ‘Trochex Mix,’ which features my favorite candies. Mixed together, they just happen to fit in with the Florida Panthers signature team colors, making it the perfect collectible for cats fans,” Trocheck says in a news release.
He says he personally chose Children’s Hospital as a way to give back to his hometown while giving fans a — literal — taste of his personality.
Sweeties are available online and in select stores for $14.99 for a 20 ounce box.
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JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review fashion writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, email@example.com or via Twitter .