Top 10 Candy Blog Launch!

May 12th, 2015 by Charlotte Hopkins

May is a great month for Candy Favorites because we have just launched our very first Top 10 Candy Category blog!  Every week (Tuesdays to be exact) we will feature our (soon-to-be-famous) Top 10 List!  Ever wondered about the history of your favorite candy?  Or wanted fun party ideas for gumballs and licorice?  Well, we have the sweetest candy news this side of the internet!  Be sure to check back each week for the Candy Favorites Top 10 Tuesday Blog – featuring me (Charlotte Hopkins), the newest member of the Candy Favorites family!

Your Favorite Candy…Now Available in a Jar!

May 6th, 2015 by Laurnie Wilson

tootsie-roll-jars-giftEveryone knows that the secret to success is a jar full of candy. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, now you do! We like to think we speak from experience when we say that candy jars make everything ten times better. That’s why we’re so excited about our new Filled Candy Jars section!

Imagine with us for a minute that you have a party to go to, or a friend to bestow a gift upon. What will you buy? Around here, we tend to think that a jar of candy is always a good option, and we have a lot to choose from!

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Maybe your friends are really into nostalgia and all things retro. That’s perfect! They would probably love our website. But, they would probably love the Americana Mix Candy Jar a little bit more.

This mix contains goodies from yesteryear that are sure to put a smile on any sentimental face! Every time you open the lid, you’re bound to grab a candy that has you reminiscing on days gone by, when it snowed on Christmas morning and when children respected their elders. Sounds good to us!

If you’re in the mood for something a little more on the fresh side, we’d recommend the Starlights Mints Candy Jar. This jar makes it easy for you to always open your mouth with confidence!

With all of the mints inside, you don’t have to worry about scaring off your friends and family with smelly breath anymore! Or, if you prefer, we also have a Brach’s Ice Blue Mints Candy Jar, so you can have options when it comes to keeping your breath fresh. Thank goodness for that minty clean feeling, are we right?

dads-root-beer-barrels-giftBut maybe you’re craving a sweet rendition of your favorite soda. If your favorite soda is root beer, then the Dads Root Beer Barrels Candy Jar is exactly the jar for you! This is definitely the perfect gift for anyone who could drink root beer morning, noon, and night. Now, instead of opening up a can of soda, you can pop one of these sweet treats in your mouth!

For those of you who are itching for a vacation, you’re in luck! No, we can’t give you a vacation, but we can give your mouth one! Our Riviera Mix Candy Jar will leave you feeling like you’ve jetted straight to the French Riviera, with only the best candy in tow!

We’re pretty big fans of the high-quality candy in this mix, and we know that you will be too. In fact, it’s so good, you might not even mind that you aren’t on vacation.

vanilla-tootsie-rolls-gift-As fun as it is to go away, it’s also great to come back home. That’s why we think everyone will love this Assorted Tootsie Rolls Candy Jar and the Vanilla Tootsie Rolls Candy Jar. Because, really, who doesn’t feel all warm and cozy when they bite into a Tootsie Roll?

Just one taste and you’re right back in your happy place, right? We know we are! And if you don’t believe us, then you’ll just have to order the jar and find out.

One thing we can probably all agree on, however, is that the Caramel Creams Candy Jar is going to be dangerous. These candies are just too hard to resist! We know we’ve found ourselves reaching back again, and again, and again, for just one more. So be warned! These creams will have you hooked after just one bite, for better or for worse (but probably for better).

brachs-butterscotch-disks-gIf you and yours are big fans of bubbles, then the Bubble Gum Balls Candy Jar should keep you occupied for a while! This is a fun jar for people who crave something they can really get their jaws into!

It’s also a great jar for keeping the kids entertained on a long car ride. Because if they’re blowing bubbles then they can’t be annoying each other, right? Just as long as they don’t start putting the gum in each other’s hair!

Rounding out our long list of great candy jar mixes is the Brach’s Butterscotch Discs Candy Jar. This is one super sweet jar that is practically guaranteed to please. When we think of sugary treats, butterscotch is high on our list of favorites, and we know we’re not alone in that! So, if you really want to get your sugar high on, then you’re just a few clicks away from making your dreams a reality.

As you can see, we have a mix for just about every taste! So don’t be sad and candy jar-less anymore. Now there’s no excuse not to get your hands on one of these guys!

 

New Springtime Candies Have Sprung!

April 28th, 2015 by Laurnie Wilson

Spring is here and so are many new candies! We know that spring weather can be unpredictable—just about as unpredictable as your sugar cravings! So lucky for you, we have a little bit of everything to make your snack time satisfying.

juicy-drop-gummiesOur Juicy Drop Gummies are perfect for people who want a little bit of gummie and a little splash of juice! These chewy gummies have a fun, gel center, and come in a number of fruity flavors. They’re a great way to welcome your sweet tooth into spring!

Lemonheads Flavor FusorsFor more fruity fun, you don’t want to miss these Chewy Lemonhead Flavor Fusers. A fun twist on a favorite treat, our Chewy Lemonhead Flavor Fusers really are top notch. These little candies allow you to mix and match the flavors to create flavors that are totally new and exciting!

mini-cow-tale-jarSpeaking of exciting, what could be more exciting than eating a cow tale? NO! Not a real cow tale, but a lovely caramel one. These cream-filled gems are one candy that never goes out of style. And since they’re mini, that means you can eat more of them, right? Of course!

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And, if you happen to get a little bit of caramel, or any of our other candies, stuck in your teeth, now you can use a toothpick that actually tastes good! These Cinna-Pix can help keep your smile bright, and may even help you kick a bad smoking habit. The possibilities are endless.

Variety is the Spice of Life

April 20th, 2015 by Laurnie Wilson

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!

New Lollipops to Put a Spring in Your Step

April 13th, 2015 by Laurnie Wilson

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!

Help! The Gummies Have Taken Over!

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

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

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!

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 Blogs Holiday Edition: The ‘Stache Bash

December 4th, 2014 by Becca Droz

 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!