Posts Tagged ‘Halloween Candy’

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.

Halloween: Candy’s Favorite Holiday

Monday, October 26th, 2009 by Jon
Halloween is a holiday revered by candy lovers around the globe!

Halloween is a holiday revered by candy lovers around the globe!

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I have been focusing on blogging about the best candies to hand out on Halloween. There were the candies that my friends and I would to hoard and boast about who had more.

As great as it is to give out the popular favorites, don’t forget that kids love variety. Don’t be afraid to switch it up and give something out that you aren’t sure kids will like, because if everyone gave out Reese’s…

One thing I got most excited for as a kid—and when I say kid, I mean until I graduated high school. Yes, I trick or treated every year until college. It’s not every day that you can ring a doorbell and be greeted with a costume, a smile, and free candy—were the “full size” candies. So many people give you the little fun size, and bite size which aren’t bad, they just aren’t special.

 Even if the full size bar wasn’t a candy I liked, the idea of the full size was so exciting. We’d see our friends on the street and let them know “The house with the Steelers pumpkin is giving out full size snickers!!” and those kids would run off in excitement to find the house and collect their full size candy.

The bragging at the end of the night would usually revolve around who had more full size candies. This doesn’t mean you have to blow your bank account on full sizers to make the kids happy, I’m just informing. Whatever candy you may choose to give out, I’m sure the trick-or-treaters won’t be disappointed. Have a happy Halloween!

When it comes to Halloween Candy, McKeesport Candy Co’s motto is: The creepier, the better.

Friday, September 25th, 2009 by Jon
CandyFavorites was featured in Pittsburgh Magazine in the Scoop Section in October 2009

CandyFavorites was featured in Pittsburgh Magazine in the Scoop Section in October 2009

Wicked Sweets
By Colleen Heavens

For more than eight decades, McKeesport Candy Co. has stocked up on ghoulishly good treats and as the years go on, the candy only gets more ooey, gooey and gross – in a devilishly delicious kind of way, of course.  This candy warehouse on Fifth Avenue in McKeesport is one of the oldest candy wholesalers in North America and boasts an extensive online inventory.

The candy company offers around 2,800 different type of sweets, from funky and rare novelties to classic favorites. And with the onset of Halloween – the motherload of all candy related holidays – the warehouse is stocking up on tens of thousands of pounds of Halloween staples such as candy corn, gummy worms and chocolate skeletons.

If you’re looking for creepier treats for your Halloween bash, go for gummy toes and fingers, chocolate ears and teeth or Ratz, rat-shaped lollipops in red or green with sour dip that pops as you eat it. As far as items such as Cricket Lickit Lollipops, we’ll just say that these quirky “treats” made from actual insects are not for the faint of heart.

There are plenty of Halloween specialties for those with not-so-gory tastes, too, like Pumpkin Patch Orange Pop Rocks and ghosts and goblin Pez dispensers. McKeesport Candy co., goes beyond the fun-sized candy bar, bringing you delicious Halloween sweets that both trick and treat.

Visit to check out the company’s Halloween catalog, or stop by the warehouse Mon. – Friday. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at 1101 Fifth Avenue in McKeesport; 412 / 678-8851