Archive for the ‘Candy Contests’ Category

Another Candy Case Giveaway!

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Jessica Prokop

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A few months ago, we gave away a briefcase packed with candy.

Now there’s another one up for grabs!

We already know it holds almost 400 pieces of candy, so we’ll be doing this a little differently. This time, we’ll just draw a name from our mailing list. All you have to do for a chance to win is be on the list. If you’re already on the list, you’re already in the running. If not, sign up!

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Things we email about:

  • Coupon Codes & Flash Sales
  • Discontinued Candy Alerts
  • Contests (like this one)
  • Exclusive Discounts
  • Rare & Hard-to-Find Candies

It’s only the awesomest of awesome! We’ll draw a winner on Friday, February 28th!

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Winners will be notified via the email address used to sign up for our mailing list. If no reply is received within 48 hours, another name will be drawn. This will be repeated until the prize has been claimed.

Facebook Exclusive Giveaway

Saturday, October 26th, 2013 by Jessica Prokop

fans-connectHelp us reach 10,000 Fans!

After over 85 years in the candy business, we finally have over 8,500 wonderful Facebook fans! We need you to help us pass the 10K mark!

This is an exclusive event just for our Facebook Fans, so if you’re not one yet, get in on the action.

The Number of Prizes is Up to You!

We want to get as many fans as possible by midnight on Halloween. As long as we pass 10,000 fans, we’ll give away 10 prizes to new Facebook fans and 10 prizes to any fans who share our Facebook posts. After we hit 10K, we’ll add an extra prize for every 500 new fans!

It’s super easy!

Become a Fan.
Tell your Friends.
Get Chances to Save & Win!

Prize Winners & New Contest

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 by Jessica Prokop

With all the candy contests we have around here, it only makes sense that we’d end up with some unclaimed prizes in our candy warehouse. These free treats belong in your hands (well, if you’re a lucky winner) so now is the time to stake your claim. We’ve re-sent prize notifications to our winners, but this is the one place to find all the winners all at once.

Here’s Your Next Chance to Win!

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Just tell us your favorite Halloween story.

We just got these huge 2-POUND gift boxes of Utz Pretzels covered with milk and white chocolate. The only thing that makes sense is to give one away!

It’s free to enter! Just post your story in the comments, Tweet it at us, or post it on our Facebook wall.

Retro Candy Case Contest

Treasure chest-originalOur Retro Case of Old Fashioned Candy is boxed up and ready to go! But first someone had to count all those candies! It turns out that only one person’s guess was right on the nose.

That was Debi Jones with 386!

Since one person doesn’t amount to a pool of winners, we’ll be sending mystery prizes to these close guessers.

387 – Marie Rindsig Steffen
387 – Wayne Kenworthy
384 – Nancy Sewing
389 – Tim McBride
389 – Denise Thorhill

Just send your shipping address to to claim your prize.

Fort Knox Gold Bar Caption Contest

fort-knox-chocolateThe winner of our Giant Fort Knox Chocolate Bar is:

“I didn’t win the lottery, but …I got a solid chocolate bar that is so yummy I have to keep it in Fort Knox !!!

Diane Casasnovas

Here are all our favorite runners up!

“Today on Americas Most Wanted…authorities are searching for this man. He made off with the most valuable gold bar at Fort Knox.”

Amy Airhart Rodriguez

“They don’t know this is an empty wrapper, I already ate the chocolate.”

Sue Derby

“Don’t Knox it until you try it!”

Emily Waszak Florence

“Millionaire Chocoholic looking for another Chocoholic to melt together.”

Kim Nash

“If I could just find my 5 pound jar of peanut butter……”

Melanie Black Little

“It’s bullion, no bull!”

Margaret Morrison

“Gold Would Only Weigh Me Down, But Chocolate Lifts My Spirits Up.”

Steve Dadolf

candy-experiments-mailing-coverCandy Experiments Books

Back in June we were super excited about the fun new book Candy Experiments. We’ve still got a few signed copies of the book on our shelves, and we want some kids (or maybe even grown ups) to have some educational fun with them.

Send us your mailing address if you’re:

  • Andrea
  • Brandi B
  • @glennieglennie

Candy Photo Contest Winners

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Jessica Prokop

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the Candy Photo Contest.

Grand Prize: Karen R. – $100 Sweet Certificate

First Runner Up: Kristi F. – $50 Sweet Certificate

 2nd Runner Up: Joe C. – $50 Sweet Certificate 

3rd Runner Up: Estella B. – $50 Sweet Certificate

4th Runner Up: Seiichi S. – $50 Sweet Certificate

All winners have been notified via email. If you are a winner but have not received an email notifying you of your prize, please contact or call customer service at 1-888-525-7577.

Who can give away free candy?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop


Candy Favorites can!

Experience the Joy of This...

Big, unruly mobs aren’t for everyone. But sometimes they’re impossible to avoid when it comes to holiday gift shopping. And nothing predicates pandemonium like when a candy company neatly tucks mysterious “yellow vouchers” inside of the carefully packed candies of unsuspecting (but oh-so-hopeful) consumers! Combine both of those situations and you run the risk of absolute mahem.

So what happens when you love gift-giving, candy contests, and the holidays, but don’t enjoy mahem?  Are you out of luck?  Of course not!

We have a solution for that…

We’ve devised the perfect way to deliver massive candy prizes in a way that (probably) won’t inspire anyone to employ rows and rows of round-the-clock unwrap-ers. It’s holiday shopping online with CandyFavorites before December 17th, 2012. Doing so will complete your last-minute shopping list AND make you eligible to win some monstrous candy prizes. There’s no extra effort! You won’t have to get up extra early and help your uncle with his shoes! The best part is that the prizes are due to arrive after holidays are over — when your guest rooms are vacant and it’s time to relax.

Add a personal touch with Handmade Christmas Chocolates

With None of This...

Our premium hand-crafted Swiss chocolates are sure to delight even the most discerning palate on your list . With various chocolates ranging from decadent treats to sure-to-please traditional favorites, these sweets are the best way to finish any holiday meal. When you order any of our handmade chocolates before December 17th, you’ll get a chance to win a big 5-pound box of assorted old-fashioned holiday chocolates.

Christmas is all about great memories.

The spirit of Christmas Past is ushered in style by classic Christmas candies such as filled hard candy, ever-familiar gum drops, and the old standard, Holiday M&M’s. Or maybe your family has a unique candy tradition all its own. We can help you commemorate this season in style with a huge 5-pound box of assorted holiday candies. Any order before December 17th makes you eligible.

A Candy Giveaway: The Straight Talk

And Only Just a Little of This.

The giveaway has two components:

  • Giveaway #1: Each order placed before December 17th that contains a Christmas Chocolate product will be eligible to win a 5-pound box of locally handmade Swiss chocolate Christmas candies with a retail value of over $100.
  • Giveaway #2: Each and every order placed before December 17th will be eligible to win a 5-pound box of classic Christmas candies.

For a chance to win, just place your order as usual!

One randomly chosen order will include a voucher to be redeemed for a box of classic traditional Christmas Candies, and one randomly chosen order that includes a Christmas Chocolate product will be shipped with a voucher to be redeemed for the Christmas Chocolate gift box. These special gifts will be sent out after the 1st of the year.

Act quickly.

The holidays are fast approaching. The time to order gifts is now! The chance to participate in the giveaway ends December 17th, 2012. Don’t miss this mayhem-free, memory-inspiring opportunity!

Weekend Contest Winners

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Hello, friends!

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who submitted stories about holiday traditions that revolve around their favorite seasonal candies.

It’s amazing what an important role Ribbon Candy plays in American Christmas celebrations! Brach’s products feature prominently as well (of course). But though we received enough submissions to adorn quite a handsome tree, there are just two winners.

The winners of this particular contest are:


Dabean and Pam B.

A $25 Sweet Certificate will be delivered to each winner. If you’re a winner, you’ll also be notified by email.

Thanks again to everyone for sharing your fond holiday memories!

Sweet Tooth Contest: Winners Announced

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Teaming up with author and blogger Kate Hopkins has been a sweet experience indeed. We received some of the greatest candy stories ever as part of this contest. It’s amazing — candy really does tug at the heartstrings and preserve memories for a great many of us. Thank you for all of your anecdotes about what candy means to you.

Another thing that creates great memories is winning! So let’s get to it.

The winners of our Sweet Tooth Contest and their prizes are:

Signed Copy of Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy

  • Donna Huff
  • Natalie J Vandenberghe
  • Marianne Tucker
  • Marissa Stapleton
  • Al Pittman

 5 Pounds of Retro Americana Candy

  • Dianna Yearout


Our thanks again to everyone who submitted a candy story.
Winners will receive an email to arrange delivery of their prizes.

Second Chance Contest

Monday, June 18th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Last week, we announced a contest on our email list that required a candy review for entry. We are sorry to report that, due to a glitch in the reviews module of our site, we are not able to access or display the reviews submitted for that contest. As a result, we are holding a second-chance contest.

To enter, just post your review (or what you can remember of it) as a comment on this post or send us an email with the subject line “Second Chance Contest”.

We apologize for this inconvenience, and we’ll continue working to improve our contests and make a fun place to explore and win your favorite retro candies.

It’s not too late to enter our Sweet Tooth Contest! Winners will be announced June 27th.

Sweet Tooth Contest

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

We’re very excited to be teaming up with St. Martin’s Press and author Kate Hopkins to bring you this contest.

Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy is Hopkins’ new book that asks grown-up questions about some of our most established childhood favorites. In a conflicted moment, Kate Hopkins found herself unable to enjoy her candy-fueled memories. They were too clouded with fears like cavities and cholesterol. So she decided to get really indulgent and focus in on candy for years of her life. Sweet Tooth is the fascinating result.

This isn’t your typical candy book. Sweet Tooth reveals the unexpected, even dark reality behind our favorite candies. It also chronicles the evolution of candy on its journey through the centuries and around the world. It’s a ride through the forgotten (or hidden) history of candy, written in a style that’s as fun as its subject matter.

We All Have a Candy Story: Share Yours

We all write our own candy stories in the form of nostalgic anecdotes. It’s only human to assign meaning to the flavors that were present during our most treasured formative moments. Well, you know how much we at like to hear about candy stories. It might be our favorite thing.

So we’re giving away 5 copies of Sweet Tooth, signed by Kate Hopkins. One lucky winner will receive 5 pounds of our Penny Candy Americana Mix, filled with retro candies like Mary Janes, Chick O Sticks, Caramel Creams, Tootsie Rolls, and more.

To enter, just write your candy story in the comments. What’s the most meaningful candy in your life? What memories does it bring back for you? Six winners will be drawn from all those who submit a story. We’ll announce the winners June 27th.

Earth Day Nostalgic Candy Winners

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Thanks to everyone for sharing your memories! Since nostalgic retro candy is one of our favorite topics, this was a particularly fun contest. We hope that you’ll share your candy anecdotes with us any time they cross your mind. But now that the deadline for submissions has passed, it’s time to announce some winners. So without further ado…

The winners of the Earth Day Candy Giveaway are:

Nicole (who misses Peanut Butter Bars)
Katherine (who loves tiny Chiclets)

Winners will be notified by email or personal Facebook message, depending on how they submitted their entries. (Nicole and Katherine, watch for a message from Jessica!)

Some things we learned:

  • Seasonal candy is great for building memories.
  • Changing the classic formula of a candy is probably worse than just discontinuing it.
  • Many people would rather pay more for their favorite candies than see them disappear.
  • Brach’s Candy has brought a lot of people a lot of happiness — but also some heartache.
  • Many of the candies believed to be extinct are still available! Check out our Retro Candy section
    before you give up the search for your favorite vintage candies.