Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog From America's Oldest Wholesale Candy Company Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:22:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Variety is the Spice of Life http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/variety-is-the-spice-of-life/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/variety-is-the-spice-of-life/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:22:11 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4355 They say that variety is the spice of life. And while we feel like many sayings like this can be a bit overrated, we know that this one is accurate. Especially when it comes to sweets, why have to choose one when you can choose them all? The more the merrier, in our opinion! So […]

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They say that variety is the spice of life. And while we feel like many sayings like this can be a bit overrated, we know that this one is accurate. Especially when it comes to sweets, why have to choose one when you can choose them all? The more the merrier, in our opinion! So you can imagine how excited we are to share our many new variety packs with you!

austin-variety-cookies-useFor the people who like a little bit of sweet and savory, the Austin Cookie & Cracker Variety Pack is exactly what you need. This is perfect for when you’re trying to please them all! With chocolate crèmes, vanilla crèmes, and everything in between, your cookie lovers will be satisfied. But with this pack, those who enjoy a nice cheese cracker with peanut butter will not be disappointed!

grandmas-variety-boxuseSometimes, though, you really just want a cookie. And with Grandma’s Cookies Variety Mix, you can eat cookies to your heart’s delight! This variety pack contains chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, just to name a few. There’s so many, you’re bound to have a favorite, or two, or three. We won’t judge.

mars-variety-frontBut, then again, there are moments in life that require a chocolate bar! And for these moments, our Full Size Chocolate Mars Variety Pack will be right up your alley. This tasty mix contains Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, and many more! Simply put, there’s no way you can be disappointed with this.

mars-variety-pack-smallAnd for all of the Hershey’s lovers out there, we have just the mix you’ve been dreaming of! Our Hershey’s Full Size Bars Variety Pack contains Hershey’s classics like chocolate bars and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Now that’s a pack you won’t want to miss!

So no matter what kind of variety you’re craving, you can rest assured, we have the right one for your sweet tooth!

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New Lollipops to Put a Spring in Your Step http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/new-lollipops-to-put-a-spring-in-your-step/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/new-lollipops-to-put-a-spring-in-your-step/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:01:18 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4342 Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: there’s no better time to pull out your favorite springtime treats! And while different people may prefer different flavors for this time of year, at CandyFavorites, spring has us craving lollipops! A fun, sugary treat that is both easy to transport and easy to […]

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Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: there’s no better time to pull out your favorite springtime treats! And while different people may prefer different flavors for this time of year, at CandyFavorites, spring has us craving lollipops!

A fun, sugary treat that is both easy to transport and easy to eat, lollipops are a great way to usher in the new season. So if your sweet tooth is telling you to stop, drop, and give it some sugar, then you’re in the right place.

Chupa Chup Lollipops Bulk

Our Chupa Chups Creamy Lollipops Case is perfect for people who want the fun variety of Chupa Chups lollipops, and a LOT of it! There are so many springy flavors in this mix, like lemon-lime, and strawberry-crème. These really are a perfect sweet treat for people in motion. And with such fun flavors, you’ll never get bored.

Our Chupa Cups Creamy Lollipops Bulk is another great option for lollipop lovers! These lollipops come with the same fantastic variety as the Chupa Cups Case. The slightly smaller quantity may be a bit more manageable, and it will certainly be just as delicious!! Whether you choose to indulge in the Case or the Bulk option, you will have plenty to share with your friends and family. And if lollipops don’t put people in a springy mood, then we don’t know what will!

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But, if you’re looking for a lollipop that is just a little bit different, then don’t despair! Our new Stachecifier Lollipops are pretty cool.  These mustache-shaped little guys will have you giggling at the funny faces you can make. We’re pretty sure that anyone who’s a fan of the latest mustache trend will also be a fan of these. How could you not be?

So for all you lollipop fiends out there, spring is looking like a great season! We’re pretty pumped for all of the new candy that’s in store and you should be too!

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Help! The Gummies Have Taken Over! http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/help-the-gummies-have-taken-over/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/help-the-gummies-have-taken-over/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:07:22 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4331 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 […]

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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…

COMMUNICATION TERMINATED

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Soda Can Fizzing Candy Experiment http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/fizzing-soda-can-candy-experiment/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/fizzing-soda-can-candy-experiment/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:08:25 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4287 by 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: Soda Can Fizzy Candy Clear bowl Water What to do: Pour some water into the bowl. Put in some Soda Can Fizzy Candy. What happens? What’s happening: Soda Can […]

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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.

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Candy Movie Night Redux http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/candy-movie-night-redux/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/candy-movie-night-redux/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:35:01 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4278 By Susan Amerikaner 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 […]

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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!

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Happy Sweet New Year! http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/happy-sweet-new-year/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/happy-sweet-new-year/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:30:36 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4272 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!

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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!

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Candy Blogs Holiday Edition: The ‘Stache Bash http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/candy-blogs-holiday-edition-stache-bash-trolli-santa-elves-mustaches-gummi-candy/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/candy-blogs-holiday-edition-stache-bash-trolli-santa-elves-mustaches-gummi-candy/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:16:16 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4249  Trolli Santa & Elves Mustaches Gummi Candy Classroom/movie Munchability: 5 (the fun is in the dress-up play!) Melt Measure: 0 Novelty: 9 Sharability: 10 Trust me, it is as much a surprise to me as it is to you that the elves of Santa’s toy shop have the same type of mustaches that Santa has! […]

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 Trolli Santa & Elves Mustaches Gummi Candy

becca droz mustacheClassroom/movie Munchability: 5 (the fun is in the dress-up play!)

Melt Measure: 0

Novelty: 9

Sharability: 10

Trust me, it is as much a surprise to me as it is to you that the elves of Santa’s toy shop have the same type of mustaches that Santa has! I always imagined the elves as baby faced little characters running around childishly as they assembled toys for the undersides of all the Christmas trees of children. (Despite growing up Jewish, I have still had many daydream about Santa and his elves).

Perhaps the elves were not preparing Christmas gifts, and instead were growing and grooming each other’s mustaches. Perhaps these little elves look up to Santa and show their respectful admiration by mimicking his mustache, or lip brow, if you will.

With three flavors: Cherry, Cherry  & Lime, and Strawberry & Cherry, and three different ‘stache styles, this gummi provides adequate variables to balance with the consistency of the texture and chew density. Each gummi provides a substantial bite into the thickness of sweet delight.

Since I love to share, and I had more mustaches than I cared to try on, I offered to some of of these Christmas candies to my friends during a day of rock climbing in Connellsville, PA.

Here are some things that were said about the Mustaches:

Positive Constructive
“The flavor is not overpowering, it’s not in your face.” “Tastes just like an elf!”
“They are enjoyable… they are refreshing. Refreshing, that’s definitely a word that should be in there! I was chewing away, tasting some cherry and before I knew it I was wondering, is that lime I’m tasting? It totally was lime. Lime makes it refreshing!” “How’s the aroma?…I can smell them from here and my nose is stuffed…”
“You actually enjoyed it?”“Yes, and I’d have another one, and another one and another one. It might just be my new favorite candy.”
“I will remember them with pleasure.”

 

Have fun with wearing the Santa & Elves Mustaches. I challenge you to try to wear the mustache, say “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and eat the mustache all without using your hands! You might even get some candy aroma therapy from this game, as the sweet tastes trickle into your brainwaves through your nasal passage. Have fun and get a laugh outa this gummi candy!

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Mentos: The fresh (and fruity) maker http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/mentos-fresh-fruity-maker/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/mentos-fresh-fruity-maker/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:12:45 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4203 Allow me to go ahead and answer your first question: What is the difference between Mentos Rainbow and Mentos Fruit? The newer product, Mentos Rainbow, features seven flavors, five of which are distinct from the original fruit flavors: pineapple, raspberry, apple, watermelon, grape and the old school orange and strawberry. Mentos fruit keeps it simple […]

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Mentos Rainbow


Allow me to go ahead and answer your first question: What is the difference between Mentos Rainbow and Mentos Fruit? The newer product, Mentos Rainbow, features seven flavors, five of which are distinct from the original fruit flavors: pineapple, raspberry, apple, watermelon, grape and the old school orange and strawberry. Mentos fruit keeps it simple with the trio of flavors: strawberry, orange and lemon. Either way, you’ll find 14 pieces of fruity chew balls in each package.

My favorite Mentos flavor has always been the pink strawberry. I used to buy rolls of Mentos, pick out all of the pink ones and give the rest to my brothers.

Most people are probably more familiar with the minty version of Mentos. Pierre Van Melle conceived the idea of the Mentos in the Netherlands in 1932. In 1973 new flavors were introduced, cinnamon to the U.S. and fruit flavors to Europe. (I would love to try cinnamon Mentos! Where did that brilliant idea go?) In 1990, the Freshmaker campaign took sales of Mentos on a soaring current of success.

Regardless of which flavor is the best, flavor isn’t even half the fun of the Mentos experience! What makes a Mentos a Mentos is the “secret” structure. Chewy center. Crunchy layer. Fresh coating. Could it be better balanced?!

Mentos are considered dragée candies, which means that they have a hard outer shell. Another example of a dragée candy is the Jordan Almond (see the blog here: http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/jordan-almond-i-now-pronounce-you-man-and-wife/). Break through the shell into the soft chewy center and let the Mentos dragée take its time and run its course.

 

“I like Mentos, but I don’t like what they break down to.”

“You don’t like the chew?”

“No, I just don’t like that it’s still in my teeth.”

 

Sources:

http://www.mentos.com/

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Candy Bucket Challenge http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/candy-bucket-challenge/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/candy-bucket-challenge/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:12:41 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4215 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 […]

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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!

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Krackel: The old school crunch in a new school size http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/krackel-old-school-crunch-new-school-size/ http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/krackel-old-school-crunch-new-school-size/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:50:41 +0000 http://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/?p=4198   Classroom/Movie Munchability: 8 Melt Measure: 8 Novelty: 6 Sharability: 7 It might not be the simplest candy to spell correctly, but this Hershey’s bar shows simplicity with style. It is the classic milk chocolate bar with a little crisped rice crunch to keep you paying attention. When Krackels was originally introduced in 1938 as […]

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“Krackel is dope, it has an old school kind of crunch.”

Classroom/Movie Munchability: 8

Melt Measure: 8

Novelty: 6

Sharability: 7

It might not be the simplest candy to spell correctly, but this Hershey’s bar shows simplicity with style. It is the classic milk chocolate bar with a little crisped rice crunch to keep you paying attention.

When Krackels was originally introduced in 1938 as a full size candy bar, it had almonds and crisped rice in the formula. Soon after, peanuts were added to the party. In 1941, while war was at large on the other side of the globe, Krackel became a crisped rice, and crisped rice only, chocolate bar. In the late 90s, Krackel availability shrunk, in physical size. For almost 20 years, the Krackel bar has only been available in the miniature fun size bar, and now, the bar the people have been asking for is back. Catch up with the Krackel full size! It’s a blast from the past, the old school krunch in its old school/new school size!

Sources:

http://chocolate.wikia.com/wiki/Krackel

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