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Skinnygirl Chocolates: A 100 Calorie Guiltless Indulgence

January 30, 2017 by

When it comes to sweet treats, many people find themselves in a conundrum. While there are countless delicious options to choose from, they’re not always the most figure-friendly. So what’s a person to do?

In the past, your choices have been limited. You can either go with the candy that tastes good for you, but may not be good for you, or you can go with the candy that tastes just okay, but is probably better on your body.

Not a great place to be, right?

Well, we’re happy to say that those very limited days of candy choices are behind you. Now, thanks to the whole line of Skinnygirl products, you can actually enjoy your snack time, without worrying about the potentially unpronounceable ingredients or unhealthy quantities of sugar you’ve just consumed.

The Skinnygirl candies offer you a little something different for your sweet tooth. All of the candies are packed in 100-calorie bags, so you know just how much you’re eating, without any guesswork.

We have options like Belgian Milk Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt Toffee, Belgian Dark Chocolate Bars with Pistachio Caramel, Belgian Milk Chocolate Bars with Almond Nougat and Belgian Dark Chocolate Truffles with Almonds.

The ingredients are all clear and easy to understand–like organic coconut milk and Belgian chocolate–so you never have to worry or wonder about what’s inside. And frankly, we doubt you’ll realize that they’re only 100 calories! These sweets taste just as good (if not better) than anything else you’ve eaten lately.

Add to that the fact there are no preservatives or trans fats in sight, and we think all of your candy lovers will be very happy campers.

So, if you’re looking for something a little different to add to your candy routine, then look no further! We’re excited to offer this new, delicious line to you. And, after one taste, we think you might be Skinnygirl converts, too.

Candy Bar Reviews, Candy Reviews

Reese’s Gives You the Best of Both Worlds

August 25, 2016 by

Enjoy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Pieces Together!

reeses-pieces-inside-reeses_1_2It’s that time of the summer, when the days are long and hot, and all you want to do is park yourself by the nearest fan or air conditioner. Sound about right? We know how it is!

There’s something about the summer heat that really makes us want to do, well, nothing at all! Staying cool and comfortable is usually our main focus. But sometimes we just aren’t satisfied with staying in the house.

So what’s the best alternative? Well, when the parks and swimming pools are just too hot to be any fun, we turn to the movie theaters! And if you’re anything like us, when you think of movie theaters, you probably think of all of the candy involved!

Sure, you can—and probably are supposed to—buy the candy they sell there, but let’s be honest. That theater selection sometimes just won’t cut it. Luckily, we’re here to help.

If your favorite cinema snack happened to involve peanut butter and chocolate, then we are here for you. Or, should we say, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Reese’s Pieces are here for you. These gems are exactly what they sound like. Think: your favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, filled to the brim with Reese’s Pieces.

These sweets are just about the best thing since, well, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! And since you’ll be eating them inside the theater—which always seems to be just a little bit colder than you wanted—you won’t have to worry about melting chocolate or messy fingers. Sounds like a win-win to us!

This is the perfect snack for people who never can seem to decide between Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and the very adorable Pieces. Because really, who can ever decide these things? Now you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

So go ahead! Be a rebel and bring your own candy to the movie theater this time! We have a feeling it will make your cinema experience much more enjoyable.

Gummi Candy

Celebrate National Peach Month with Gummi Peaches

August 11, 2016 by

A Peachy Treat to Beat the Summer Heat!

It’s that time of year again that is so fondly referred to as the ‘dog days of summer.’ With temperatures rising and the sun hanging high in the sky well into the night, it’s a great time to be outside. Whether you’re spending time with your family or with your friends, this is the time of year that calls for late-night get-togethers and summer soirees.

And if you’re anything like us, then chances are that your garden parties are not complete without a little bit of sweetness. We understand. After all of the grilling and summery goodness of the evening, there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing with a sugary treat or two.

While there are plenty of candies that could sway your sweet tooth, we’d like to recommend our Haribo Gummi Peaches. These gems are a mouthful of deliciousness that will make peach fans swoon with delight.

Think of a ripe, juicy peach, fresh from the branch and multiply that to the nth degree. That’s the powerful flavor experience you’ll have when you take a bite of one of these guys. We highly recommend them. After all, what could be better than enjoying the peachiest candy of the season, during national peach month?

These sweet gems will make your backyard barbeque, pool party, or potluck a whole lot tastier. So you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the night, without worrying about making sure everyone’s sweet tooth cravings are satisfied.

So what are you waiting for? These lazy days of summer are the perfect opportunity to take care of your candy needs. So before you plan that next event, make sure you have prepared for your snack time. You’ll thank us later!

Gummi Candy

Emojeez Gummies are the Best Thing Since Emojis

July 21, 2016 by

 

Emojeez Let You Chew on the Hottest Worldwide Trend

emojeez-sunglassesThese days, it seems that everyone is texting. Admittedly, texting is one of the simplest and quickest ways to get in touch with another person, so we can’t really blame the world for latching on to this easier way of doing things.

Communicating with texts has brought a whole new language into being, one of extreme abbreviations and hundreds of pictures to convey our emotions. There’s never a text that cannot be sped up by using an abbreviation or enhanced by using a smiley or frowny face.

Emojis, as these faces are called, are now, for better or worse, a vital part of our culture. But did you ever wonder where they came from?

emojeez-laughing-cryingAs a matter of fact, the first emoticon, the grandfather of the emoji, was invented by Scott Fahlman, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, all the way back in 1982.

Since then, a lot has changed. But one thing that stays consistent is people’s love of these little faces.

If you are as big of a fan of emojis as we are, then we have a candy that is perfect for you. Our Emojeez gummies are just about the best thing since, well, actual emojis!

In Heart Eyes, Sunglasses and Laughing/Crying boxes, the Emojeez gummies allow you to show your emotions in a whole new way! These candies are chewy, sweet, and a fantastic reminder of how great emojis always have been.

emojeez-heart-eyesWhen you place your order, you’ll get Thumbs Up, Sunglasses, Fist Bump, Laughing/Crying, Hearts and Heart Eyes gummies in green apple, orange, fruit punch, lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry flavors.

These treats are bound to delight both the young and the young at heart, so we highly recommend sharing them with all of your favorite people.

And when you do, now you can bring a little bit of candy history trivia with you as well! Sounds like a win-win to us. So what are you waiting for? Celebrate the technologically-minded world we live in with these great candies, today!

Candy News, Candy Reviews, Christmas Candy, Gummi Candy

Candy Blogs Holiday Edition: The ‘Stache Bash

December 4, 2014 by

 Trolli Santa & Elves Mustaches Gummi Candy

becca droz mustacheClassroom/movie Munchability: 5 (the fun is in the dress-up play!)

Melt Measure: 0

Novelty: 9

Sharability: 10

Trust me, it is as much a surprise to me as it is to you that the elves of Santa’s toy shop have the same type of mustaches that Santa has! I always imagined the elves as baby faced little characters running around childishly as they assembled toys for the undersides of all the Christmas trees of children. (Despite growing up Jewish, I have still had many daydream about Santa and his elves).

Perhaps the elves were not preparing Christmas gifts, and instead were growing and grooming each other’s mustaches. Perhaps these little elves look up to Santa and show their respectful admiration by mimicking his mustache, or lip brow, if you will.

With three flavors: Cherry, Cherry  & Lime, and Strawberry & Cherry, and three different ‘stache styles, this gummi provides adequate variables to balance with the consistency of the texture and chew density. Each gummi provides a substantial bite into the thickness of sweet delight.

Since I love to share, and I had more mustaches than I cared to try on, I offered to some of of these Christmas candies to my friends during a day of rock climbing in Connellsville, PA.

Here are some things that were said about the Mustaches:

Positive Constructive
“The flavor is not overpowering, it’s not in your face.” “Tastes just like an elf!”
“They are enjoyable… they are refreshing. Refreshing, that’s definitely a word that should be in there! I was chewing away, tasting some cherry and before I knew it I was wondering, is that lime I’m tasting? It totally was lime. Lime makes it refreshing!” “How’s the aroma?…I can smell them from here and my nose is stuffed…”
“You actually enjoyed it?”“Yes, and I’d have another one, and another one and another one. It might just be my new favorite candy.”
“I will remember them with pleasure.”

 

Have fun with wearing the Santa & Elves Mustaches. I challenge you to try to wear the mustache, say “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and eat the mustache all without using your hands! You might even get some candy aroma therapy from this game, as the sweet tastes trickle into your brainwaves through your nasal passage. Have fun and get a laugh outa this gummi candy!

Candy Reviews

Mentos: The fresh (and fruity) maker

August 25, 2014 by

mentos-fruit

Mentos Rainbow


Allow me to go ahead and answer your first question: What is the difference between Mentos Rainbow and Mentos Fruit? The newer product, Mentos Rainbow, features seven flavors, five of which are distinct from the original fruit flavors: pineapple, raspberry, apple, watermelon, grape and the old school orange and strawberry. Mentos fruit keeps it simple with the trio of flavors: strawberry, orange and lemon. Either way, you’ll find 14 pieces of fruity chew balls in each package.

My favorite Mentos flavor has always been the pink strawberry. I used to buy rolls of Mentos, pick out all of the pink ones and give the rest to my brothers.

Most people are probably more familiar with the minty version of Mentos. Pierre Van Melle conceived the idea of the Mentos in the Netherlands in 1932. In 1973 new flavors were introduced, cinnamon to the U.S. and fruit flavors to Europe. (I would love to try cinnamon Mentos! Where did that brilliant idea go?) In 1990, the Freshmaker campaign took sales of Mentos on a soaring current of success.

Regardless of which flavor is the best, flavor isn’t even half the fun of the Mentos experience! What makes a Mentos a Mentos is the “secret” structure. Chewy center. Crunchy layer. Fresh coating. Could it be better balanced?!

Mentos are considered dragée candies, which means that they have a hard outer shell. Another example of a dragée candy is the Jordan Almond (see the blog here: https://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/jordan-almond-i-now-pronounce-you-man-and-wife/). Break through the shell into the soft chewy center and let the Mentos dragée take its time and run its course.

 

“I like Mentos, but I don’t like what they break down to.”

“You don’t like the chew?”

“No, I just don’t like that it’s still in my teeth.”

 

Sources:

http://www.mentos.com/

Candy Bar Reviews, Candy Reviews, chocolate

Krackel: The old school crunch in a new school size

August 15, 2014 by

 

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“Krackel is dope, it has an old school kind of crunch.”

Classroom/Movie Munchability: 8

Melt Measure: 8

Novelty: 6

Sharability: 7

It might not be the simplest candy to spell correctly, but this Hershey’s bar shows simplicity with style. It is the classic milk chocolate bar with a little crisped rice crunch to keep you paying attention.

When Krackels was originally introduced in 1938 as a full size candy bar, it had almonds and crisped rice in the formula. Soon after, peanuts were added to the party. In 1941, while war was at large on the other side of the globe, Krackel became a crisped rice, and crisped rice only, chocolate bar. In the late 90s, Krackel availability shrunk, in physical size. For almost 20 years, the Krackel bar has only been available in the miniature fun size bar, and now, the bar the people have been asking for is back. Catch up with the Krackel full size! It’s a blast from the past, the old school krunch in its old school/new school size!

Sources:

http://chocolate.wikia.com/wiki/Krackel

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Hear them Shqueep: Peeps Minis: Chocolate Crème

July 25, 2014 by

Peeps Minis Chocolate Creme

Peeps Minis Chocolate Creme

These peeps are of an unfamiliar sort. All cramped up inside the bag, 24 to a room, it’s the factory farming of peeps. They took them out of their bag free, free-range boxes and stuck them into a bag. After yesterday’s “Peepa” march against bagged peeps, I decided to get a bag to see what the disturbance was about.

I rip off the seal and unzip the dark cave where the peeps reside. My hand reaches down and the bag crinkles. It’s warm and soft, I just grab something because I’m not sure where each one starts and ends. I pull it out of the bag and it looks just like I’d expect any bagged peep to look after transport. Squished; no structural stability whatsoever, I can see the sadness in its eyes, it knows that life wasn’t supposed to be like this, it dreams of what else could be out there, but it knows of nothing else but the bagged life. He has heard stories of the strong, brightly colored peeps with a whole box of room shared with only four others, where they were able to grow strong and stand up on their own. But those stories are as good as myth to this cramped marshmallow creature.

These mini peeps are a soft, melt-in-your-mouth style gooey substance, not quite the feeling of a typical marshmallow. (My guess is that they must have been affected by the inhumane culture of the bag). This gooey substance is the tar of a hot-chocolate-packet-tasting feather.

Satisfying and highly sharable, but these peeps lack the structural soundness of that classic peep that holds the memories and taste of Spring.

Hot chocolaty squished peeps… hear them shqueep.

Candy Reviews, Licorice

Margarita’s, Bassett Licorice Allsorts Story

June 16, 2012 by
Licorice Allsorts have been a classic for many generations!

Licorice Allsorts have been a classic for many generations!

We stumbled across this charming review on CandyFavorites.com and had to include it on the blog.
Being surrounded by candy, I often forget just how much joy our products can bring!
Here’s wishing candy lovers around the globe a happy, healthy holiday!
Cheers,
Jon H.PRINCE
President
AND NOW THE STORY ABOUT LICORICE ALLSORTS  SHARED WITH US BY ONE OF OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS…
 
 I was a child refugee in England in 1937 from the revolution going on in Spain
At that time I was six years of age.
Two years later in 1939 England was at war with Germany and as the war progressed Food Rationing became a way of life.
A child’s ration book differed from the adult book and in my ration book I was entitled to two ounces of candy a month.
I discovered the English licorice that I had never seen or tasted in Spain
It proved to be a real winner for me because the Licorice was great and I would separate the little square one’s to make the candy last longer as Thirty days was a long time to wait for the next ration
 
My favorite was the pink and yellow round ones with the coconut on the outside and licorice center.
I was repatriated in 1948 and that was the end of my Bassett’s love affair, or so I thought…
I married an American in 1955 and discovered Bassett”s Licorice All Sorts once again, but always in small packetts.
My children know of my addiction to Bassetts and last year my daughter found your company and sent me a christmas gift of a package that had three 5 pound bags. I was speachless, two ounces to 15 pounds. WOW!
 
Yes, I still separate the little square ones.
 
Sincerely,
Margarita
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Farewell to Brach’s Neapolitan Sundaes

May 22, 2012 by

Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes are classic candies that imitate a Neapolitan ice cream sundae. They were among the original candies offered by Brach’s, and have always been made from real coconut.

We’re sad to report that Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes will be discontinued in June of 2012. We’ve got them in stock (and on sale!) so if these are your kryptonite, it’s time to place your order, warm up your time machine, and send some to your future self.

Outsmart Those Neapolitan Nabbers

Sure, some people just like coconut. But others among us have more important reasons for loving Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes.

You know how it goes. You nab a carton of neapolitan ice cream to enjoy the trifecta of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors. Then while you slave away at work, your deadbeat roommate (or son, or husband) sneaks a scoop every few hours. Come quitting time, you wipe your brow and head home to the only reward that can lift your weary spirits. You open your freezer, lift the lid off the carton, and wail in disgust. Some nasty Neapolitan nabber has eaten all of one flavor.

Don’t let it happen to you! Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes are the only sure way to experience the trio of Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry — any time, anywhere, without a spoon.

Stock Up for Posterity

Finding these is about to go from difficult to impossible. So stock up now and hide them well. The only problem you’ll have then will be deciding whether to eat one flavor at a time or bite across the strips of color.