Gimbal's Fine Candies Introduces Pin, Be Merry and Win!

Pinterest Contest Offers Grand Prize of a Case of Holiday Mix Jelly Beans

Gimbal's Fine Candies is calling all the creative and crafty candy lovers to enter a new Pinterest contest "Pin, Be Merry and Win", which is running now through December 15th. The Grand Prize winner will receive a case of Gimbal's Holiday Assortment of Gourmet Jelly Beans.

People are encouraged to build holiday themed Pinterest boards using Gimbal's candies. Then, participants will submit the URL through the company's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gimbalscandy.

"Both delicious and colorful, Gimbal's Candies tend to spark incredible creativity around the Holidays," said Karin Vollrath, sales and marketing director for Gimbal's Fine Candies. "After receiving a few photos from fans who used our candies for holiday decorations, we thought a Pinterest contest would be a great way to share those ideas with the world."

Gimbal's Fine Candies is one of the only major confectionary manufacturers in the country free of the eight major food allergens - peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. Those specific ingredients are responsible for over 90 percent of all allergic food reactions. These foods are not included in any Gimbal's recipes, and in order to eliminate risk of cross contamination, they are not permitted inside their production and packaging facilities.

The company manufactures seven lines of delicious, allergen-free candy including Gourmet Jelly Beans, Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans, Cherry Lovers®, Honey Lovers®, Sour Lovers®, All Natural Licorice Scotties®, and chewy cinnamon LavaBalls. All candies are certified kosher pareve by the Orthodox Union and are made with pride in the USA.

Gimbal's Fine Candies can be found at many major retailers nationwide, including Walmart, K-Mart, and Rite Aid, as well as online at http://shop.gimbalscandy.com/.

What: Pin, Be Merry and Win! Contest
When: November 15th, 2012 through December 15, 2012
Where: www.pinterest.com/gimbalscandy and www.facebook.com/gimbalscandy
Info: Call Gimbal's Fine Candies at 800-344-6225 or visit www.gimbalscandy.com
Press: Contact the Larose Group at 650-548-6700 or email Liz Rosinski at Lrosinski@prmagic.com



About Gimbal's Fine Candies:
Gimbal's Fine Candies was founded by Alexander Gimbal in 1898 in bustling downtown San Francisco. The company survived the 1906 earthquake and resulting fires because of its protected location near the San Francisco Customs House. Four generations later, all of the staff at Gimbal's remains just as passionate about confections as it was over 100 years ago. From old-time favorites to innovative new candies, everything Gimbal's creates is made with pride in the USA.