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Popular Pickle Flavored Treats + A Pickle-Inspired Contest

December 3, 2018 by

Pickle Cotton Candy When you think of fun and interesting candy flavors, you know, the kind you love and can’t seem to resist, which flavors come to mind? Maybe it’s chocolate, or something more exotic and fruity? While we don’t know exactly what you thought of, we’re willing to guess it wasn’t pickle!

Pickle Candy Canes

For most of us at least, pickles are a briny, crunchy, not-at-all-remotely-related-to-candy item, best enjoyed in a moment of savory snacking. But what if pickle flavors could transcend the sweet versus savory binary, to become something more wonderful, more delicious than you ever thought possible?

The truth is, it can! And it has. Our pickle flavored candy category is already a wild success. And if you haven’t had a chance to give it a try, now is your opportunity! We have a range of pickle-flavored items available, so you can satisfy your savory tooth in fun, new and interesting ways.

Pickle Candy for Every Occasion

Pickle Mints

For an after-dinner refresher, you might consider our Dill Pickle Mints. Or for the upcoming holiday season, perhaps some Pickle Candy Canes? Planning a movie night? Our Dill Pickle Cotton Candy could be the perfect addition. And the best part is, pickle lovers, that this is just the beginning.

We get it. Pickle-flavored candy may sound a little strange, but we have a feeling that once you give it a try, you’ll be suspiciously hooked on this unexpected flavor delight! At least, we know we were. And in the spirit of all things pickle-inspired, we’re hosting a contest!

 Enjoying Your Pickle Candy? Enter to Win!

Simply share your opinion on our pickle flavored candy by leaving a review of the product. Everyone who leaves a review on a pickle flavored candy will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate, so you can keep your snack drawer filled to the brim with your pickle-flavored favorites.

So what are you waiting for? Get tasting and typing–you could just be that lucky winner.

Contest entries will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

Candy Contests, Candy History, Candy News, Licorice

Giveaway: Enter to Win Our Last Bag of Licorice Snaps!

June 15, 2018 by

Black licorice. When it comes to candy, this may be one of the most polarizing topics out there. Licorice haters may always hate, but licorice lovers are some of the most die-hard fans we know. So if you love licorice, then you already know that Licorice Snaps were a household name for generations.

Licorice Snaps: The Holy Grail of Licorice

Licorice Snaps

In 1914, Martin Kretchmer founded the American Licorice Company in Chicago, Illinois. Back then, Black Licorice Twists were the focus, and when those caught on, the company began to expand their offerings. It wasn’t until the 1930’s, however, when The Original Snaps Chewy Classic Candy came onto the scene. This treat, with its chewy licorice center and pastel-colored candy coating, soon became a cult favorite amongst licorice lovers, nationwide.

Through the years, The Original Snaps Chewy Classic Candy offered countless moments of joy to candy lovers young and old alike. But, in recent years, the candy was discontinued, leaving many a licorice connoisseur to get their fix elsewhere. We are always sorry to see the end of a retro candy, especially one as iconic as The Original Snaps.

But then, we stumbled across something wonderful in our midst: one bag of The Original Snaps Chewy Classic Candy.

How this single gem escaped us before, we aren’t certain. But, we’ve decided to host a giveaway for our last remaining bag of Snaps. After all, it could be the last bag left in the country, so it only seems right to send it off with a bang.

original formula licorice snaps bagHere’s How to Enter

To enter the giveaway, make a strong case for yourself in the comments section below: why should we give you our final bag of Snaps? You could include a nostalgic memory, a funny event–anything that shows us not just how much you love and appreciate this special licorice treat, but why you’re deserving of the very last bite.

So, time to flex your creative muscle! We can’t wait to read your responses. 

Snaps Giveaway responses will be accepted until July 2nd, 2018. The winner will be chosen and notified via email on July 5th, 2018.

Candy Contests

Sweet Love: A Race Around the World and a Very Special Button

December 12, 2017 by

Fun o Meter I have always been a sweet tooth. I was the girl who licked the icing off of cupcakes at friend’s birthday parties and ditched the cake below. I always picked the custard filled donuts, I trick or treated until I graduated high school and I would eat all the bread out of the lucky charms first, just so that I could have a few bites of pure marshmallow.

Jon Prince and his family of Js moved into the house next door when I was finishing up high school. I had no idea that my fantasy job moved in with them! I was incredulous when I found out that Jon owned a candy company and had free reign of every candy I had ever heard of, and more! Jon would roll up the driveway, jamming to the Grateful Dead, which drew me in. After a number of conversations where Jon schooled me on Jerry’s best years, he asked me if I wanted to write candy blogs for his company, Candyfavorites.com. Get paid to eat candy and write about it? Yes, please!

During my senior year of high school and freshman year of college, I received boxes of assorted candies from Jon. This made making new friends at college even easier since I, not only had tons of candy to share, but I had an interesting conversation builder, “Wait, what? You get paid to eat candy?!”

Becca Droz on the Amazing Race

Dream-life experiences were only beginning with the candy blogging gig. During those blogging years I was dreaming about my life goal of being a contestant on the reality show, The Amazing Race, where teams of two race around the world navigating, performing challenges and working as a team to move towards the finish line prize of $1 million. Seven years after I wrote my first candy blog and four years after my first application video, I stood in Grand Hope Park in L.A. among a group of 21 strangers at the starting line of Season 29 of The Amazing Race!

Sweet o Meter

One very important part of the race experience for me was having fun. While I am quite competitive and I wanted badly to win, I watched too many teams go through the race, bickering and fighting and not enjoying the experience AND not winning. I wanted to enjoy the experience AND win. In order to remind myself to have fun, I brought along a little button for myself and my teammate to wear. It was a generic Fun Meter that my uncle Jimmy gave me. I added my own “Amazing” customization to the pin. While I didn’t win the million, I did win the fans. When I returned home from the race, I was inspired by how much enjoyment the button had brought me on the race, as well as how inspiring the reminder of having fun was for the viewers, so, I spent months designing and creating my own Fun O Meter.

But why stop there?! This aesthetic meter button is evolving and one of the first customized meter buttons is CandyFavorites’ very own Sweet O Meter! These buttons allow us to convey a bit about ourselves without saying anything. These pins are identity builders, communicating devices, connection facilitators and plain fun! Are you feeling sour? Sweet? Blissful? This Christmas and beyond, you can finally communicate your sweet tooth state with the Sweet O Meter and use it as a tool to connect with those around you.  Here is how you can get one with a chance to win a $50 Sweet Certificate at CandyFavorites.com:

  1. Receive a FREE Sweet O Meter with any purchase over $39.95 from CandyFavorites.com with coupon code “SWEETOMETER”.
  2. Take a picture of yourself wearing the Sweet O Meter button.
  3. Post the picture on any of our social media sites with tag #candyfavorites for a chance to win!

Stay sweet, stay fun!

* Offer valid until 11:59PM December 31st, 2017.  Entries must be entered by 11:59PM January 19th, 2018.  Contest winner will be announced and notified January 26th, 2018.
Candy Contests, Halloween Candy

CandyFavorites #CFTrickOrTreat Contest – Official Rules

September 22, 2016 by

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Favorite Halloween Candy (2)DATES OF PROMOTION: Candy Favorites (“Sponsors”) #CFTrickOrTreat the “Promotion” begins at 12:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, September 23, 2016 and ends at 11:59 am Eastern Time on Sunday October 23, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to any legal U.S. residents residing in any of the 50 United States, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in the same household, whether related or not) of Candy Favorites, its divisions, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Promotion are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Snap a photo of your favorite candy to find in your Halloween Bag
  • Share it on one of our social profiles using the hashtag #CFTrickOrTreat
  • Keep an eye out for a message from us to see if you’re our winner!

Limit one review per entry, multiple entries allowed. Winner(s) will be selected randomly on Monday October 24, 2016 at 11am (EST). Photos posted after the end of the Promotional Period will not be eligible to win. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the social profile is registered. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized holder of the social profile that posted the photo.

WINNING & NOTIFICATION: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected by Candy Favorites from a pool of eligible entries on Monday October 24, 2016 at 11am (EST). By participating in this Promotion, account holder certifies that his/her post is original, has not been previously published or won any other promotion, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy/publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor is final and binding on all matters related to the Contest. The selected winners has one (1) week to claim their PRIZE. Candy Favorites will contact winners via the social profile that uploaded the photo entered in the Promotion. In the event that the winner does not claim his or her prize by Monday October 31, 2016 at 11am (EST), one week after received notification, a new winner will be selected based on the criteria outlined above.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) $50.00 Sweet Certificate. PRIZE valued at $50.00. No prize substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. The value of the prize may be taxable as income and Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes if applicable. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded (1).

PRIVACY STATEMENT: Entering the Promotion constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use participants’ reviews, captions, any accompanying materials, and names (first name and last initial) for the purpose of advertising or promotion via consumer newsletter and social media channels (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Google+/Pinterest) without compensation, unless prohibited by law. Should the company choose to use this content for promotional purposes, entrant is not entitled to compensation or credit.

NO LIABILITY: By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and Promotion Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Promotion as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or loss to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse of any PRIZE or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion.

FURTHER INFORMATION & WINNERS LIST REQUEST: Participants can have further information about the Promotion and receive notice of the PRIZE winner by contacting jonah@candyfavorites.com by Tuesday November 1, 2016.

SPONSOR: Candy Favorites, 1101 Fifth Avenue McKeesport, PA 15132. This offer shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

Candy Contests

CandyFavorites #SweetHolidayMemory – Official Rules

December 3, 2015 by


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Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

DATES OF PROMOTION: CandyFavorites.com (“Sponsors”) #SweetHolidayMemories the “Promotion” begins at 12:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, December 03, 2015 and ends at 11:59 am Eastern Time on Wednesday December 30, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to any legal U.S. residents residing in any of the 50 United States, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in the same household, whether related or not) of CandyFavorites.com, its divisions, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Promotion are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Visit CandyFavorites.com
  • Find your favorite holiday candy
  • Leave a review featuring the the hashtag #SweetHolidayMemory
  • Be sure to leave us your email in the review box so we can contact you if you’re one of our winners!

Limit one review per entry, multiple entries allowed. Winner(s) will be selected randomly on December 30, 2015 at 5:00pm (EST). Reviews posted after the end of the Promotional Period will not be eligible to win. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized holder of the email account that posted the review. Make sure to leave an email address on the review you submit so we can contact you if you win.

WINNING & NOTIFICATION: One (1) Grand Prize Winner and two (2) runners up will be randomly selected by CandyFavorites.com from a pool of eligible entries on December 30, 2015 at 5:00pm (EST). By participating in this Promotion, account holder certifies that his/her post is original, has not been previously published or won any other promotion, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy/publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor is final and binding on all matters related to the Contest. The selected winners has one (1) week to claim their PRIZE. CandyFavorites.com will contact winners via email address that uploaded the review entered in the Promotion. In the event that the winner does not claim his or her prize by January 06, 2016 5:00pm (EST) one week after received notification, a new winner will be selected based on the criteria outlined above.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Hershey’s Milk Chocolate One Pound Bar. PRIZE valued at $18.61. Two (2) Runners Up will each receive one (1) Hershey Kiss Large Gift Box. PRIZE valued at $8.83. No prize substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. The value of the prize may be taxable as income and Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes if applicable. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded (3).

PRIVACY STATEMENT: Entering the Promotion constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use participants’ reviews, captions, any accompanying materials, and names (first name and last initial) for the purpose of advertising or promotion via consumer newsletter and social media channels (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Google+/Pinterest) without compensation, unless prohibited by law. Should the company choose to use this content for promotional purposes, entrant is not entitled to compensation or credit.

NO LIABILITY: By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and Promotion Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Promotion as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or loss to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse of any PRIZE or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion.

FURTHER INFORMATION & WINNERS LIST REQUEST: Participants can have further information about the Promotion and receive notice of the PRIZE winner by contacting customercare@candyfavorites.com by January 06, 2016.

SPONSOR: CandyFavorites.com, 1101 Fifth Avenue McKeesport, PA 15132. This offer shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

Candy Contests

#RetroCandyCostume Photo Contest

September 8, 2015 by

Official Rules For #RetroCandyCostume Photo Contest

retro_candy_costumeNO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

DATES OF PROMOTION: CandyFavorites.com (“Sponsors”) #RetroCandyCostume Photo Contest the “Promotion” begins at 12:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 and ends at 11:59 am Eastern Time on Monday September 14, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to any legal U.S. residents residing in any of the 50 United States, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in the same household, whether related or not) of CandyFavorites.com, its divisions, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Promotion are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Follow @4candyfavorites on Instagram
  • Upload a photo on Instagram of any objects/people that depict a favorite Halloween costume from your childhood that you, or a family member, wore and tag #RetroCandyCostume

Limit one photo per entry, multiple entries allowed. Winner(s) will be selected randomly on September 14, 2015 at 5:00pm (EST). Photos posted after the end of the Promotional Period will not be eligible to win. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized holder of the Instagram account that posted the photo. Make sure to follow @4candyfavorites on Instagram so we can send you a direct message if you win.

WINNING & NOTIFICATION: Four (4) winners will be randomly selected by CandyFavorites.com from a pool of eligible entries on September 14, 2015 at 5:00pm (EST). By participating in this Promotion, account holder certifies that his/her post is original, has not been previously published or won any other promotion, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy/publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor is final and binding on all matters related to the Contest. The selected winner has one (1) week to claim their PRIZE. CandyFavorites.com will contact winner via Instagram Direct message to the Instagram account that uploaded the photo entered in the Promotion. In the event that the winner does not claim his or her prize by September 22, 2015 5:00pm (EST) one week after received notification, a new winner will be selected based on the criteria outlined above.

PRIZE: Four (4) winners will each receive one (1) Americana Mix Candy Jar. Americana Mix Candy Jar valued at $19.99. No prize substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. The value of the prize may be taxable as income and Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes if applicable. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded (1).

PRIVACY STATEMENT: Entering the Promotion constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use participants’ photos, captions, any accompanying materials, and names (first name and last initial) for the purpose of advertising or promotion via consumer newsletter and social media channels (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Google+/Pinterest) without compensation, unless prohibited by law. Should the company choose to use this content for promotional purposes, entrant is not entitled to compensation or credit.

NO LIABILITY: By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Instagram and Promotion Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Promotion as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or loss to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse of any PRIZE or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion.

FURTHER INFORMATION & WINNERS LIST REQUEST: Participants can have further information about the Promotion and receive notice of the PRIZE winner by contacting customercare@candyfavorites.com by September 22, 2015.

SPONSOR: CandyFavorites.com, 1101 Fifth Avenue McKeesport, PA 15132. This offer shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

Candy Contests, Candy News

Candy Bucket Challenge

August 19, 2014 by

Take the ‪#‎CandyBucketChallenge‬ to help fight ALS. For the next 24 hours, $3 will be donated for every order placed at CandyFavorites.com. You can also win the Bucket of Candy by making the best guess for the number of candy pieces dumped in the video! Please share with your friends to make this fundraising effort a sweet success! Place your order NOW!

Candy Contests, Candy News

Another Candy Case Giveaway!

February 4, 2014 by

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Treasure chest-original

A few months ago, we gave away a briefcase packed with candy.

Now there’s another one up for grabs!

We already know it holds almost 400 pieces of candy, so we’ll be doing this a little differently. This time, we’ll just draw a name from our mailing list. All you have to do for a chance to win is be on the list. If you’re already on the list, you’re already in the running. If not, sign up!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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Things we email about:

  • Coupon Codes & Flash Sales
  • Discontinued Candy Alerts
  • Contests (like this one)
  • Exclusive Discounts
  • Rare & Hard-to-Find Candies

It’s only the awesomest of awesome! We’ll draw a winner on Friday, February 28th!

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Winners will be notified via the email address used to sign up for our mailing list. If no reply is received within 48 hours, another name will be drawn. This will be repeated until the prize has been claimed.

Candy Contests, Candy News

Facebook Exclusive Giveaway

October 26, 2013 by

fans-connectHelp us reach 10,000 Fans!

After over 85 years in the candy business, we finally have over 8,500 wonderful Facebook fans! We need you to help us pass the 10K mark!

This is an exclusive event just for our Facebook Fans, so if you’re not one yet, get in on the action.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

The Number of Prizes is Up to You!

We want to get as many fans as possible by midnight on Halloween. As long as we pass 10,000 fans, we’ll give away 10 prizes to new Facebook fans and 10 prizes to any fans who share our Facebook posts. After we hit 10K, we’ll add an extra prize for every 500 new fans!

It’s super easy!

Become a Fan.
Tell your Friends.
Get Chances to Save & Win!

Candy Contests

Candy Photo Contest Winners

April 30, 2013 by

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the CandyFavorites.com Candy Photo Contest.

Grand Prize: Karen R. – $100 Sweet Certificate

First Runner Up: Kristi F. – $50 Sweet Certificate

 2nd Runner Up: Joe C. – $50 Sweet Certificate 

3rd Runner Up: Estella B. – $50 Sweet Certificate

4th Runner Up: Seiichi S. – $50 Sweet Certificate

All winners have been notified via email. If you are a winner but have not received an email notifying you of your prize, please contact newsletters@candyfavorites.com or call customer service at 1-888-525-7577.