Posts Tagged ‘nestle’

The Somewhat Healthy Side of Candy: Raisinets

Monday, April 12th, 2010 by Jon
A rare box of Raisinets circa 1960

Raisinets have been around for quite some time and this box of chocolate covered raisins is from the late 1960's when the brand was owned by Ward Candy Company

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger: 6

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 9

Overall: 9

 California raisins, Nestlé milk chocolate, melty, chewy, sweet, fruity, Raisinets are a classic concession candy.

They are great for movies because you can make them last a long time by chewing and enjoying each one individually (and even letting some of your friends munch down a couple), and they are a silent candy and therefore won’t distract you from the movie and won’t distract your neighbors either.

Nestlé wants you to know that Raisinets are not just for movies anymore and I would agree, I ate a bag just for fun and it was great.

 The Blumenthal Chocolate Company originally introduced Raisinets in 1927; Nestlé took it over in 1984. Today you can check out the Raisinets channel on youtube and watch silly videos of cartoon Raisins pretending to be real people… mildly entertaining.

There’s a lot of ways to catch some rays, but none like Raisenets.

Laffy Taffy and Nerds are a changin’

Monday, June 29th, 2009 by Jon
 
 

News Flash

Laffy Taffy Bulk Candy

Laffy Taffy Bulk Candy

We all know that candy lovers can be a fickle lot and resistant to change especially when it affects a tried and true candy favorite

We  have been informed of the following , from the good folk’s at Nestles, makers of many of America’s favorite sweets that two of their best selling bulk candy items are changing their product mix.

Nerds Bulk will be changing their mix to include Strawberry which will be replacing Apple – Coated Watermelon.  The good news is that Lemonade Wild Cherry will continue

Laffy Taffy will also be changing their flavors. Grape and Strawberry didn’t make the cut and the new mix will consist exclusively of Apple, Banana and Cherry

We hope that this information will sweeten your day and, hopefully, allow you to rest easier…

As Bob Dylan once sang, “time’s they are a changin’….”