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It’s Candy-Corn Season!

Friday, September 16th, 2011 by Jessica Prokop

It’s amazing that, at the same time, we’re enjoying the final luscious corn cobs of summer and gearing up for Halloween. We know — you don’t want to talk about the end of summer. But Halloween is a guilty pleasure of a holiday that marks the kickoff of celebration season. And to better prepare you for stocking up on the “fruitcake of Halloween,” we offer our guide to classic and contemporary candy corns.

brachs candy cornTraditional Brach’s Candy Corn

Brach’s is the only classic candy-corn flavor that’s true to tradition. This is the kind of corn you remember from your childhood (you know, when you liked to break apart the flavors)! It’s the most popular candy corn in the world.

brachs indian cornBrach’s Indian Corn

Make a subtle twist with classic candy-corn that has a chocolaty burst at the end. Brach’s Indian Corn is a simple way to add some color and flavor (or even flair) to your Halloween treats. Use the leftovers to round out your festive Thanksgiving decor.

brachs caramel corn candy cornBrach’s Caramel Corn

This tasty twist on candy corn is best eaten in one bite. Its popcorn flavor is shockingly close to the real thing! These Milk Maid Caramel candy corns are a great way to please adults and less-conventional candy eaters this Halloween.

brachs chocolate caramel candy cornBrach’s Milk Maid Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn

Even chocoholics can enjoy candy corn this Halloween! This chocolate-and-caramel corn will add color and excitement to your treats. And with just 140 calories and zero fat per 19-piece serving, they provide guilt-free chocolaty goodness!

brachs caramel apple candy cornBrach’s Caramel Apple Candy Corn

A pretty exciting addition to the candy-corn universe, Brach’s Caramel Apple Candy Corn has a satisfyingly tart apple flavor (reminiscent of Caramel Apple Cow Tales) combined with a caramel-corn base. Eat the whole piece for a bursting blend of flavors, or separate the top and bottom to savor each of them separately.

juju gummy candy cornJuju Candy Corn

Don’t let the name fool you — these soft candy corns won’t stick to your teeth. This twist on candy corn packs robust classic flavor into a melt-in-your-mouth gummy candy! They taste just like the real thing, but they’re more fun to eat. Make your Halloween and Thanksgiving treats more exciting and little-kid friendly with gummy kernels of candy corn.

So stock up on the basics. Buy in bulk. Don’t miss out on the million things you can do with candy corn, whether you eat it or not. Personally, I’m working on a candy-corn mural. If you do something interesting with yours, let us know. We might just feature you on our site.

Brach’s Classic Jelly Bird Eggs Make Every Day Feel Like Easter

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Jon
Brach's Jelly Bird Eggs

Brach's Peacock Eggs and Jelly Bird Eggs have long been Easter Classics and are considered by many to be the best jelly beans available.

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

The Jelly Bird lays the eggs, the humans collect the eggs by the millions and put them in colorful bags to sell to more humans to enjoy.

The Brach’s depiction of the Jelly Bird is seen on the front of the bag of eggs and it isn’t what I would expect a Jelly Bird to look like. The elusive egg layer looks more like a Jelly Bunny from my perspective, but I just assume that in the Jelly World things are different and the Jelly Bird has bunny ears.

 Regardless of who lays these eggs, they are an Easter time favorite and even enjoyed by many before and after Easter comes around. The eggs have a hard, but not quite crunch outer candy shell that holds the chewier jelly candy inside.

Eight colors fill the bag and thus, eight flavors. Choose your favorite from grape, lemon, lime, orange, cherry, raspberry, licorice, or the one of a kind vanilla-pineapple flavor. Mmmm, mmmmm, Easter… thanks Jelly Bird.

Sources:

http://www.farleysandsathers.com/Products/ProductDetail.asp?uid=1117

The Cool Kidz teach us about a chewy candy called Jujubees!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 by Jon
The Cool Kidz teach us about JujuBees!

The Cool Kidz teach us about a chewy candy called Jujubees!

Have you ever heard of Jujubes? They were first invented in the late 1800′s  and are small, chewy candies, that come in a box that consists of flavors including cherry, lemon, lime, orange and grape.

 They are small candies that lack flavor so you need to eat many at a time. These candies are not a favorite, but you may enjoy them more than we did. Try some, and let us know what you think.

“It’s a very, very mad world” – Mad World, Gary Jules

Peace and Love,
The Cool Kidz

The Cool Kidz focus on Gummi Sombreros also known as Mexican Hats

Friday, April 16th, 2010 by Jon
The Cool Kidz venture South of the Border and enjoy Gummi Sombreros

The Cool Kidz venture South of the Border and enjoy Gummi Sombreros

Sombreros are strong flavored gummy candies, which come in a variety of flavors ranging from red to purple. The red flavored gummies are strong cinnamon, which are delicious. The orange was a little bit weaker, and flavored orange.

The yellow is more difficult to classify, but is minty and strong much like the green. The green is spearmint, and our personal favorite. Lastly, the purple tasted similar to the green and yellow.

 Each flavor, while unique, has a common minty essence making them an atypical gummy candy. They are definitely a hit or miss candy, as it is difficult to have mixed feelings about them. Give them a try and tell us what you think!

“Don’t think twice it’s alright” – Bob Dylan; Don’t twice it’s alright

Peace & Love,
The Cool Kidz

Go Nuts For Brach’s Jelly Nougats

Friday, February 19th, 2010 by Jon
Brach's Jelly Nougats are an all time classic from one of America's most beloved candy companies...

Brach’s Jelly Nougats were discontinued in 2011

Sharability: 6

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 4

Overall: 7

Jelly Nougats.  They don’t have the most appealing name, but this white nougat with multicolored jelly pieces within it might surprise you in what’s most important, it’s taste. Each color of jelly candy adds a unique flavor and texture to the sweet base nougat flavor.

I don’t understand how this chewy gummy candy can be called the same thing as the fluffy chocolate inside of a Milky Way, but I guess a nougat can be made more than one way. And indeed it can. Nougat is a French treat and there are two kinds. White nougat is made with whipped egg whites and sugar or honey.

Often nuts such as almonds, pistachios, or walnuts are added. Brown nougat is usually crunchier than white and is made with caramelized sugar. My guess is that both the chocolate nougat in the Milky Way and this chewy nougat are white nougat, but are made with different ingredients to establish different textures and tastes.

These candies remind me of playing dreidel on Hannukah. For those of you that have not had the opportunity to play this awesome game, it is basically a game where you spin a top and depending on what letter it lands on you either have to put candy into the pile or take candy out.

You don’t have to play with candy, but the candy is what really creates the motivation to play. I don’t know why these jelly nougats were in the mixture of candies we played with, they definitely aren’t the most popular candy, but they did help to create a memory. When we would have to put one of our candies into the pile it would usually be one of the jelly nougats. I think we were a little intimidated by the strange colors mixed into this candy that we had never seen or eaten before.

All it took was one brave soul to take the first bite of this unfamiliar candy to reassure us that it wasn’t poison and that, in fact, it was pretty good. So, if you are going to play dreidel or just want to try out a new candy, give these jelly nougats a try. Their sweet, soft, chewiness won’t disappoint an open mind.

EDITORS NOTE: So popular are these candies that Brach’s introduced an Easter classic called Brach’s Jelly Bean Nougats. An interesting candy and definately worth trying

Everything is Better When It’s Covered in Chocolate: Brach’s Bridge Mix

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by Jon
Everything is better when covered in chocolate especially Brach's Chocolate Covered Bridge Mix

Everything is better when covered in chocolate especially Brach's Chocolate Covered Bridge Mix

Sharability: 9

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 9

Novelty: 6

Overall: 10

    This isn’t your normal bag of chocolate covered peanuts. When you reach your hand into this bag of chocolate pieces you better anticipate a surprise. The chocolates come in different shapes, sizes, and shades of brown. Round pieces, oblong pieces, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, small pieces, and large clumps make up Brach’s Bridge Mix 

What lies within the chocolate shell remains a mystery until you take the daring first bite. It might be a chocolate covered brazil nut, toffee, a peanut, a raisin, a malted milk ball, or some other sweet, chewy, or crunchy candy or nut.
   
Trying to decide between chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate covered raisons, and malted milk balls can be quite stressful and overwhelming. I like the crunch of the malted milk, but the sweet chewiness of the raisin, and the nuttyness of the peanuts… what to choose?

How convenient that there is a mix in which you can satisfy all of these desires and more! And what is more fun than a pleasant surprise? It is quite doubtful that you will be disappointed by any of the sweet and nutty tastes (granted you aren’t allergic to peanuts). Let’s be honest, if it’s covered in chocolate, it’s going to be good, and if you have a variety of things covered in chocolate, it’s going to be great.

Enjoy Gummy Peach Rings in moderation…

Friday, July 10th, 2009 by Jon

Trolli Peach Rings are the best!
Trolli Peach Rings are the best!

Sharability: 9

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 6

Overall: 9

As soon as you open the bag, a burst of the peachy sweetness aroma floats up your nose preparing your senses for the eating of peach ring.

Manufactured by Farley & Sathers, under the brand name Trolli,  these ring shaped gummies are fun to put on your fingers to admire your beautiful orange and yellow jewelry before ripping them off with your teeth. If you suck on the peach ring instead of chewing it up the sandpapery sugar melts away so that you can feel the smooth gummy squirm around your mouth.

As good as this candy is, I advise moderation. Though moderation is key with most candies, this one I can tell you from personal experience is one in which you should surely limit your intake.

Eating too many peach rings can make your stomach gurgle and your head pound. It gives you a good excuse to share this one with all of the watering mouths watching you chew up the peachy smelling, sugary, slightly sour gummy.

Brachs Candy acquired by Farley & Sathers

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006 by benjamin
We have been getting many inquiries per the recent sale of Brach’s candy and below is a Press Released, received on November 16th as to the official party line

To our knowledge, we will continue to offer a full line of Brach’s Candy and have not heard any news per products being discontinued, et al

McKeesport Candy co., has been selling Brachs for over 70 years and hopes to continue doing so!

ROUND LAKE, MN, November 14, 2007 – Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Brach’s Confections from Barry Callebaut, AG. Included in the Brach’s business and asset purchase are three factories located in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Winona, Minnesota; and Linares, Mexico. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dennis Nemeth, President of Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company, stated, “We are very excited about the addition of Brach’s to Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company. Brach’s brands and products are highly regarded and well established. The long traditions of quality and established brands clearly mark our continued committment to the candy business ad fits with our long-term strategy. In addition to broadening our current portfolio of brands, this acquisition provides opportunities for growth and expansion in our manufacturing and operations”.

Headquarted in Round Lake, Minnesota, Farley’s & Sathers candy Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality confectionary and gum products, offering full line, full service opportunities to all classes of the trade in the United States. The company’s success in the industry, experience with acquisitions, and significant capital resources established Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. as a leader in the confection industry. Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company has developed its business both through internal growth and through the acquisitions of famous confectionary brands, including FARLEY’S, SATHERS, JUJYFRUITS, NOW AND LATER, BOBS SWEET STRIPES, SUPER BUBBLE, FRUIT STRIPE, RAIN-BLO, TROLLI, and CHUCKLES.

Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. is a portfolio company of Catterton Partners. Catterton Partners is one of the largest private equity firms in the U.S., focusing on providing growth equity capital in consumer industries. For more information regarding Catterton Partners, please visit www.cpequity.com. For more information on Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company, Inc., please visit www.farleysandsathers.com.