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Special Delivery: Halloween Savings

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Jonah Half

online_candy_ordersHalloween Pez Dispensers, Scary Skeletons, Candy Fangs, Reese’s Pumpkins  — we’ve got it all! CandyFavorites.com is proud to kick off the Halloween season with an amazing selection of Halloween Candy perfect for trick-or-treaters or even for seasonal snacking. Add to that selection our NEW lower shipping rates and improved time-in-transit and you have the perfect one-stop shop for all your Halloween Treat needs.

Long-term customers may be familiar with our previous shipping policy. Unlike other online stores who focus on shipping as a profit center, CandyFavorites.com has always been committed to providing customers with the fastest possible delivery at the lowest possible rates. However, because candy tends to be bulky and heavy, and is also perishable, shipping costs can quickly skyrocket. Now, after a strong year of sales and a careful negotiation process, we have taken our savings and extended them to our customers.

CandyFavorites.com is now able to offer a flat shipping rate of $8.95 to all customers, regardless of order size. For those interested in bulk ordering, orders over $57.95 will still be eligible for free shipping. In both instances, we’re offering the lowest rate threshold in the online candy industry. We believe that our new special shipping rates combined with our commitment to superior customer service truly helps us to reach our goal of enhancing the customer experience.

To better serve customers, all orders will be in transit for no more than three days. We are also offering deep discounts on expedited services allowing last minute shoppers to receive candy in a cost effective manner. So whether you’re buying Halloween candy ahead of time, or waiting until closer to the holiday, you can be sure that your candy will be at your door before your trick-or-treaters come knocking.

We’re excited about this year’s Halloween Candy offerings. Whether you’re simply looking for a delicious treat, or you need something a little more whimsical to delight trick-or-treaters, CandyFavorites.com has just the sugar snacks you’re looking for. Halloween wouldn’t be right without favorites such as Brach’s Candy Corn, Caramels, and not to mention old time classics such as Wax Fangs!

Candy Corn Craze

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by Jonah Half

It’s that time of the year again — kids are headed back to school and the start of the football season is on the horizon. This means that Fall is officially upon us. With the cool air and changing leaves comes a classic seasonal candy — Candy Corn! Every fall, party-hosts, party-goers, and trick-or-treaters alike seek out this iconic tri-colored treat. With a legacy that goes back more than a century, Candy Corn has established itself as a Fall staple.

In the 1880s, George Renninger, a candymaker at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, invented Candy Corn. However, it wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that the Goelitz Confectionery Company (now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Co.) sold the yellow, orange, and white morsels to the public. Since then, Candy Corn has become a must-have in homes during the fall season. Whether you can’t get enough of the way it tastes or just love how it looks, the following recipes offer unique ways to enjoy this treat as the weather gets colder.

Candy Corn Bark

How can you take candy corn to the next level? Just add chocolate! Candy Corn bark is simple to make and is the perfect sweet treat to get you in a spooky mood for Halloween. Simply pour a layer of melted white chocolate or milk chocolate (or both) onto a baking sheet and add Brach’s Candy Corn. You don’t have to stop there, either! Feel free to add pecans, peanuts, pretzels, cranberries, or sprinkles for more flavor. Once you’ve let the bark cool, cut it into squares and put it in clear plastic bags to create the perfect party favor or handout for trick-or-treaters!

Candy Corn Cookies

Want to stand out at all of your fall parties this year? Try a new twist on a classic by combining sweet Candy Corn kernels and white chocolate chips with your favorite buttery cookie dough. This unique candy combo will result in a delicious cookie that will undoubtedly become a favorite in your house for seasons to come.

Candy Corn Garland

For those that don’t necessarily love the taste of Candy Corn, you can still use it to accentuate the Fall atmosphere in your home! Thread monofilament fishing line (find it at your local hardware store) through a needle and poke it through candy corn. Just be careful that you don’t thread it where the yellow, orange, and white colors meet — the candies break apart easily at these points. Hang the garland out of the reach of your pets and small children for a festive look.

For millions, it wouldn’t be Fall without Candy Corn. So for all of your candy needs (Candy Corn included), check out our website for a full selection of Fall’s favorite candy.

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Creative Ways for using Candy to decorate Cupcakes

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by Jonah Half

It’s no secret that cupcakes are a party favorite – who doesn’t love bite-sized cake, after all? In a sea of plain cupcakes, set yours apart from the pack by adding fun candy decorations. Check out some of the ideas below for inspiration and then let your imagination run wild – the possibilities are endless!

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Over the Rainbow

Perfect for fun kids’ parties, these rainbow cupcakes are sure to brighten anyone’s day. To start, create blue skies by stirring a few drops of blue food coloring into your favorite frosting until it reaches your desired shade of blue. After spreading the icing onto your cupcake, fold a candy Airheads Xtremes Rainbow Berry Belt into an arc and stick both ends into the cupcake. Add two dollops of white icing at either end of the rainbow candy and voilà, you have a delicious treat that is sure to turn frowns upside down.

Cute as a Bug

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Image courtesy of everystockphoto

Who wouldn’t smile upon seeing these fun little treats sitting on the kitchen table? To achieve this decoration, you’ll need lots of M&Ms, green icing, and a black food marker (try Americolor Gourmet Writer). Use the food marker to draw a semicircle at one end, a stripe down the center and polka dots on a red M&M to create a ladybug. Then, on a yellow M&M, draw a semicircle at one end and add stripes to create a bumblebee. Carefully place the M&Ms on your green icing and you’re done – simple as that!

 

Make a Splash

Image courtesy of Wikimedia

Image courtesy of Wikimedia

Send your Teddy Grahams for a swim with this fun, summer-inspired cupcake decoration. Turn your favorite icing blue with just a few drops of food coloring and apply it to your cupcake with wave-like motions. For the finishing touch, place your Gummi Peach Ring on top of your icing, and press a Teddy Graham into the center. And there you have it, an adorable cupcake perfect for your next party. 
It’s simple to transform any plain cupcake into a work of art with these ideas, and this is just the beginning! Turn your cupcakes into showstoppers by drawing inspiration from the variety of candy available on candyfavorites.com. You tell us – which candy has you ready to bake?

When Do Those Halloween Treats Turn Into Tricks?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Jonah Half

We’ve all been there. Searching through the cupboards, looking for just the thing to satisfy that chocolate craving. Finally after minutes of intense searching, you find it – a leftover treat that’s been hiding since the last time trick-or-treaters came knocking on your door. That candy bar you found shoved in the back of the pantry was in the wrapper. It should be fine…right?

Situations like these raise the question, “Can my candy go bad?” Some of us may even be thinking of the candy-themed months ahead. Halloween is just around the corner, after all, and Christmas is right on its heels. So how early is TOO early to start stocking your candy bowl in preparation for the hordes of costumed candy bandits headed your way?

As any die-hard Halloween fan knows, it can take several weeks to set up the perfect haunted house, finalize an award winning costume, and stock up on the perfect treats for your candy dish. For all you avid Halloween enthusiasts concerned about jumping the gun, we have good news. It is safe to begin stocking up on the best treats in the neighborhood by ordering from CandyFavorites.com – your treats will still be fresh for the big day!

Not to get too scientific on you, but many candies and candy bars are high in sugar and low in moisture. If the packages stay closed, this combination lends itself to a long shelf life. Strictly speaking, pure chocolate can last up to two years or more without presenting any serious risks to consumer health. However, any ingredients like nuts and peanut butter can degrade more quickly than the actual chocolate.

In many cases, a candy’s shelf life is more about the quality of the treat, rather than any health risks associated with consuming it. After a significant amount of time has passed, many candies will begin to lose their color and flavor, and most chocolates will develop white splotches – but no need to worry! The appearance of these white spots (often known as “blooming”) is simply a product of the sugar or fat in your chocolate rising to the surface after a prolonged period of time. Though they are not the most appetizing, they are harmless.

If you’re ordering your Halloween candy now, as a general rule of thumb just remember to store it in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. Or, for the best tasting candy no matter the time of year, take a peek at our handy Shelf Life Guide for more information.

Help! The Gummies Have Taken Over!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 by Jonah Half

This communication is being sent from our warehouse basement storeroom, where all employees are being held hostage by rebel Gummi candies. They have overtaken us with Sweet Squirter Guns and tied us  up with Licorice Laces, but I’ve managed to chew through them.  The Gummies won’t relinquish control until all candies are liberated from our warehouse so they may roam free in the world.  For the sake of all the hard working employees at CandyFavorites.com, I implore you to fill your shopping carts with loads of sweet treats before they…

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Soda Can Fizzing Candy Experiment

Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Jonah Half

Soda Can Fizzing Candyby Loralee

Here’s an experiment  that uses Soda Can Fizzy Candy:

Fizzing Soda Candy

Does Soda Can Fizzy Candy really fizz like soda pop?

Materials Needed:

What to do:

  • Pour some water into the bowl.
  • Put in some Soda Can Fizzy Candy. What happens?

What’s happening:

Soda Can Fizzy Candy fizzes, but not like soda pop.  This kind of candy doesn’t contain carbon dioxide bubbles. On the label you’ll see what really makes the bubbles: citric acid and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).  When these ingredients get wet and mix together, the reaction creates carbon dioxide bubbles, just like when you mix vinegar and baking soda.

Pop Rocks are actually closer to soda, because they contain carbon dioxide bubbles trapped in the candy. In fact, Pop Rocks were originally invented by a chemist who trapped carbon dioxide in candy tablets because he was trying to create a way for customers to stir up instant sodas. Although the soda idea didn’t work, it became a popular candy.

Candy Movie Night Redux

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Jonah Half

By Susan Amerikaner
Contents of Casablanca Party Bags
We recently celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary. We are not big entertainers: not party-goers or party-givers. But my husband felt we ought to somehow mark this milestone in style. And thanks to CandyFavorites—and my own planning–our party was a wild success.

People have been asking me how I did it. So I decided to write and share. This was a decidedly adult affair, but you can easily adapt for children’s birthdays. We used candy, creativity and the film Casablanca. For children, you could easily use a film such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! (I prefer the original with Gene Wilder, but the newer one with Johnny Depp would do also.)

We have long loved the classic film Casablanca. We’ve seen it so many times, we can quote lines to each other. Casablanca has special significance for us, because the first time I met my husband he impressed me with his Bogie imitation of “Here’s looking at you, kid.” I was a goner!

We live in a community with a choice of party rooms, and we got one with a projector and sound system. I made the place look as much as “Rick’s Café” as I could. Inexpensive Moroccan style candle lanterns for each table worked well, plus movie posters and a six-foot-stand-up of Humphrey Bogart. We would serve Greek food—and then show the film while serving candy, popcorn and cake.

Then I came up with ways to make the movie “interactive.” If you have ever been to a Sound of Music Sing-a-Long or a Grease Sing-a-Long, you know what I mean. The audience gets a small bag of “props” to use at certain moments in the film. It’s great fun. These films also have song captions on the screen. Casablanca isn’t a musical, but it still has memorable moments to “play!” This is what we put in our party bags:

We instructed our guests that whenever they hear the line, “Here’s looking at you, Kid,” they take a sip of champagne. Whenever a film character smokes a cigarette, enjoy your chocolate ciggies or gum cigars. When Rick and Ilsa kiss, blow the lip whistles! When you see and hear the propellers of the “plane to Lisbon,” use your Biplane Whizzers. When Rick goes to the Roulette Table, throw your Chocolate Coins on the table. And during the famous scene in the café when they all drown out the Nazis by singing Les Marseilles, wave your French flag!

The purpose of the Junior Mints? I can’t stand to watch a movie without them. Since the room had to be darkened to show the film, we also included little flashlights in each bag. I found these online for a buck a piece, including the batteries. I got the flags from a flag company and the whistles and whizzers from Oriental Trading.

We sent out invitations asking people to come in forties attire if they desire. Our party was a major success. Guests keep calling and saying how much they loved the candy and the props. I was sure to order quality candy from CandyFavorites. Inside the candy bags, I had a little instruction sheet and also some trivia about the film itself. Believe it or not, some people were seeing this gem for the first time!

Happy Sweet New Year!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 by Jonah Half

We don’t just enjoy selling candy, but also have fun playing with it too.  Please enjoy this stop-motion animation New Year’s greeting and have a sweet 2015!

Candy Bucket Challenge

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Jonah Half

Take the ‪#‎CandyBucketChallenge‬ to help fight ALS. For the next 24 hours, $3 will be donated for every order placed at CandyFavorites.com. You can also win the Bucket of Candy by making the best guess for the number of candy pieces dumped in the video! Please share with your friends to make this fundraising effort a sweet success! Place your order NOW!

Discontinued Candy Therapy Blog

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Jonah Half

clipart-crying-smiley-emoticon-512x512-0f4f copyIf you have reached this page, chances are, you searched for a candy that has been discontinued…

Discovering that a favorite candy is being discontinued is akin to loosing someone close to you.   You’ve shared lots of very special memories that will always be cherished.   It has comforted you in times of need, or helped celebrate a special occasion.  At CandyFavorites.com, we feel your pain and would like to assist in your candy therapy.

It is never easy to let go, but we hope that by sharing your memories on our blog, you can memorialize that sweet treat with the respect it deserves.  Many candy manufacturers read our site, so there is a possibility of resurrecting your lost candy if enough comments are generated .

Since our company was founded in 1927, many of your favorite sweets have come and gone through our doors and we have provided a list of them here.  Please let us know if we have missed any and share your special memories with friends who understand.

You can reminisce about past candies, or click here to shop the thousands of candies we do have.