Posts Tagged ‘m&m’s’

A Gingerbread Home For the Holidays

Friday, December 9th, 2016 by Laurnie Wilson

gingerbread houseWhen Christmas time rolls around, there’s one major food-related item that’s always on our minds. Have any guesses? We’ll give you some hints. It’s spicy, sweet, and although it is completely edible, we don’t usually end up eating it. Have a hunch? Well, if you thought ‘gingerbread houses’ then you’re entirely correct!

This time of year, families and friends come together to decorate adorable and tantalizing gingerbread homes for the holidays. Whether they’re big or small, they’re always a fun way to occupy a few hours and fill the house with lots of holiday cheer.

But this tradition didn’t just pop up overnight. On the contrary, it’s been around for quite a while. Food history is always a treasure trove of information, as most food traditions have some winding and unexpected pasts. If you’re looking to uncover the very beginning of gingerbread, you’ll have to go back quite a few years.

Gingerbread was baked in Europe for the first time in the 11th century. However, the crusaders, who brought the idea back with them, first came across this treat in the Middle East, where it is said to have been enjoyed, long before the Crusaders arrived.

Luckily, we don’t need to go back quite so far to understand the origins of the gingerbread house. This confection came onto the holiday scene in Germany in the early 1800’s. Many food historians agree that the gingerbread house was inspired by Hansel and Gretel; the famed fairy tale from the Brother’s Grimm, where two children stumble upon an abandoned candy house.

Now all of those candies we use to decorate our ginger bread houses make sense, right? And if you’re decorating an edible home for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure you bring only the best of the best.

Luckily, we’re here to make sure all of your gingerbread house-decorating needs are satisfied.

If you’re anything like us, then you know that a bulk order is the only way you’re going to have enough candy for everyone and their gingerbread houses, too! Fruit slices will add a pop of color, while cinnamon imperials will turn up the heat! And everyone knows that a gingerbread house wouldn’t be complete without gum drops, right? M&Ms are always a welcome addition. And Nonpareils are a great way to add a little more glitz to your edible home.

We have all of your favorite festive candies to help make this year’s gingerbread house even more attractive and delicious than last year’s! So what are you waiting for? When you check out our bulk section, you can see for yourself.

America’s Favorite Halloween Candies

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Jonah Half

Though it may be a bit soon to start decorating, we’re sure there are more than a few of you who have already started planning your Halloween costumes for this year. But are you prepared to impress the little ghouls that come knocking on your door looking for their favorite Halloween Candies??

For most children, the best part about trick-or-treating is coming home and dumping their candy on the floor to evaluate the night’s haul. This ritual often involves dividing the best candy from the worst to decide which to devour and which to trade. In 2013, Chicago-based market research firm, IRi, completed a study to determine America’s favorite Halloween Candies. Based on the results of this study, we’ve created a list of the top 5 treats to keep your trick-or-treaters munching instead of bargaining with one another!

Reese’s
Reeses_Halloween_CandyReese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most sought-after Halloween candy. Introduced in 1928, this candy is a delicious combination of milk chocolate and smooth and creamy peanut butter, so it’s no wonder kids everywhere love them. Reese’s come in various forms, from mini to pumpkin-shaped, making them the perfect treat to handout to all of your eager trick-or-treaters this year.

 

M&M’s
Halloween_CandyM&M candy was first produced in 1941 and handed out to soldiers during the war. Today, they are a trick-or-treat favorite! Check out our fun-size M&M’s assortment, which includes classic M&M’s Plain and M&M’s Peanut, for a treat that’s a Halloween sure-bet.

 

 

 

 

Snickers
Snickers_Halloween_CandySnickers has been around since 1930 and has been a favorite candy around the world for years. A great treat that will ward off tricks this Halloween season, these Mini Snickers Bars will have children flocking to your front door for Halloween candy.

 

 

 

Hershey’s
Hesheys_ChocolateAnother classic candy, Hershey has been making Hershey’s branded milk chocolate bars since 1900. There isn’t a kid out there that doesn’t know what a Hershey’s chocolate bar is, so satisfy their tastebuds this Halloween with these miniature-sized ones.

 

 


Kit Kat
KitKat_Halloween_CandyA delicious combination of smooth milk chocolate and light crisp wafers, the Kit Kat has been Halloween candy-lovers’ favorite since 1935. These Halloween Kit Kats feature bat wings on the wrapper, but kids won’t know which designs they’ve got until they peel back the wrapper.  

If you’re wondering what to stock your Halloween  bowl with this year, this selection of America’s Favorite Halloween Candies are sure to make for happy trick-or-treaters. If you need a few more ideas, you’re just a few clicks away from finding more seasonal favorites right here!

A Candy Christmas Wish Come True

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

candy customer service

Being in the candy business is a lot of fun. We often get to connect people with candies they’ve loved and lost. Each holiday brings a wave of exhilaration at being part of something joyful. But every once in a while, we’re fortunate that our work allows us to do something really cool. Just before Christmas this year, an email from a drowsy dad gave us just that kind of opportunity.

Nearly every young child has their favorite thing — some item they hold on to for comfort throughout their early years. For one boy, it was a soft yellow M&M’s pillow. He’d slept soundly with it every night, beginning with his first night home from the hospital after being born. On a recent vacation, that M&M’s pillow went missing and sleepless nights began.

After searching desperately (without any luck) for a replacement, the boy’s father wrote to Candy Favorites. The pillows were long gone from our inventory, but he hoped that just maybe we could connect him with one yellow pillow. It just happened that our President,
Jon Prince, had set a few collectible pillows aside, thinking they were interesting novelty items. He went searching, and sure enough, a yellow M&M’s pillow was among them. Jon was delighted to send it off just in time for Christmas.

We are so grateful to this family for sharing their Christmas with us. Like anything else, the candy business has its ups and downs. But these are the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Munchin’ on Military M&Ms and Peanut M&Ms

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 by Becca Droz
An M&M's Candy ad from the 1970's

We stumbled upon this retro candy advertisement for M&M's from the 1970's.

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 9

Overall: 9

Mars company manufactures the M&M, which is milk chocolate, covered in a hard candy shell, but you know that. What you might not know is where the idea for M&Ms originated.

During the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s Forrest Mars Sr. saw soldiers eating chocolate pellets surrounded by a hard shell as to prevent them from melting. Mars took this genius idea and patented his own version in 1941.

 During World War II M&Ms were sold exclusively to the military. In 1954, the slogan that Elizabeth Granberry Hill Mckean wrote was trademarked, fitting well with the original purpose of the candy, “The milk chocolate that melts in your mouth, not in your hand.”

In terms of the name of the candy, one M comes from Forrest Mars Sr., the founder of the Mars Company, and one comes from Bruce Murrie, the son of William Murrie, the former Hershey’s president. Murrie had 20% interest in the candy, which made it possible for Mars to make the M&Ms with Hershey’s chocolate, a bit ironic, eh?

Peanut M&Ms have more substance to them and are more fun because you can either munch on them with the chocolate and peanut together or eat them separately. You can melt the chocolate away and then chew down the peanut or you can carefully separate the peanut from the chocolate in your mouth, either way they can keep you occupied if you are watching a boring movie.

M&Ms now come in almost every color you can imagine, but brown, green, yellow, orange, red, and blue are most common.

Some fun facts about M&Ms are that the m on the front of the M&M was printed in black until 1954 and also, M&Ms have been up in space to demonstrate antigravity. Whether you are eating them in space or here on Earth, this classic candy won’t disappoint.

Dark Chocolate M&M’s

Friday, July 7th, 2006 by Jon Prince

Few products have captured the imagination and tastebuds of candy lovers as Dark Choclate M&M’s have…

Originally introduced as a Limited Edition, they soon grew to”cult” status and became harder and harder to find

At CandyFavorites.com, we are always looking for the latest product and we are proud to announce that we these in stock in several different packaging options as well as  5 pound bulk cases!

We are not sure how long supplies will last but we are sure that these are one of the best tasting candies to hit the market….

Star Wars Dark Chocolate M&M’s

Thursday, May 19th, 2005 by Jon Prince

What will they think of next….

Masterfoods USA just released M&M’s in Dark Chocolate to coincide with the new episode of Star Wars…

The M&M’s come in dark chocolate peanut as well as plain and they are quite good ( I would be remiss if I didn’t add that I have a weakness for dark chocolate)

Although supposedly a limited edition, you can easily collect seventy two different collector’s pack.

They are unique and if you love dark chocolate and M&M’s, my advice is to get your hands on as many as possible!

To try the Dark Chocolate Plain M&M’s, please click here.

To try the Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M’s, please click here