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Patriotic Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

May 11, 2017 by

When summer rolls around, most people assume that themed candy is no longer relevant. After all, what could you need from May to September? Most of the major holidays that are associated with candy are in the winter months, after all. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day–oh my! There really is a lot of sweet tooth satisfying going on. But if you’ve been thinking in that way, you’ve been overlooking the fact that summer, with its patriotic Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, is a prime time for red, white, and blue candies!

Unfortunately, because this time of the year often gets overlooked, you may have found it difficult to adorn your patriotic tables with sweet treats that match the occasion. How disappointing, right? Well, not anymore! We’re especially excited about our very America-inspired Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Show Your Love of the Red, White and Blue

Everyone loves a good Hershey’s Kiss, and no one will ever pass up a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. So, when you dress them up in stars and stripes, they become even more irresistible, don’t they? We think so. And we think you will, too.

patriotic hershey's kissesEach of these candies are individually wrapped, so they’re ready for pot lucks and celebratory feasts. Every candy is either wrapped in red and white stripes or white stars on a blue background, so you know they’re going to fit right in. We’re selling them in 12 oz. bags and 2 lb bags, so you can choose the amount that’s right for you.

patriotic reese's peanut butter cupsAnd if you can’t decide whether you want Hershey’s Kisses or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then don’t worry! We have an option to combine them, so you get the best of both worlds. Because no one should have to decide between the world’s most beloved treats.

These are ideal for your next red, white, and blue-themed event, but they’re also great in the “off season.” So don’t let too much time slip away before you make the smart choice and dig into these memorable treats. Trust us on this–you won’t be sorry!

And if you’re on the hunt for more great red, white, or blue candy, we have you covered with our Patriotic Candy section. So take a look around! And as always, we are happy to answer you candy questions. With almost 100 years in the business, we can guarantee that we’ve heard it all. Nothing is too large or small for us to handle, so should never hesitate to reach out. We’ve got your sweet tooth covered.

Candy in Pop Culture

Down. Set. Bite! Prepping Candy Snacks For Game Day

November 22, 2015 by

Football_Candy_Snacks_SnickersFrom football themed birthday parties to the once-a-year Super Bowl Bash you throw, football season offers a variety of ways to celebrate your favorite team’s triumphs and mourn their losses. No matter the outcome of the game, is here to join in the celebration! We’re here to help you score a touchdown with your game day candy snacks, so step away from the chips and dip and prepare to make your house game day headquarters with a few of these fun and fast ideas!

Chocolate Footballs

Reese's_Football_Candy_SnacksThe perfect candy snack for any armchair quarterback, the rich chocolate in these football shaped treats is the perfect bite-sized indulgence to munch during particularly nail-biting moments. If you want to watch the crowd go wild for a chocolatey snack, consider building a few Game Day Peanut Butter Cups! There’s no need to labor over cookies cut into football shapes, or meticulously frost a cake to look like a football field! Simply gather a few chocolate footballs, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and a little green frosting. Dab a little of the frosting onto the top of an unwrapped Reese’s Cup, top with a chocolate football and you’ll be ready for kickoff in no time!

Football Truffles
Chocolate_Football_TrufflesLooking for something a little more rich to satisfy your guests? This recipe for Football Truffles from House of Yum, is a little more time intensive, however, the treat is worth the wait! All you need to get started are Oreos, cream cheese, dark chocolate and white chocolate. Grind up the Oreos into a fine powder and mix with the cream cheese to create a thick cookie mixture. Then, take about a tablespoon of the cookie mixture and shape it into football shapes. Set them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and set them in them in the refrigerator for about ten minutes to solidify. Melt the dark chocolate, and dip each football in the chocolate and then place back on the waxed paper to cool. Finish each football by melting the white chocolate and “frosting” laces onto the footballs. Score!

Build A Candy Buffet

What better way to show your support for a team than by wearing their colors? Add an extra hint of team pride to your living room during the game by creating an easy, color-coordinated candy spread. All you need is a table and a little creativity and you’re well on your way to throwing a football bash your friends and family won’t forget!

Who doesn’t love to celebrate a good football game? Whether you’re a diehard football fan, or you just like to get together with friends and family, your snacks for game day will be sure to put smiles on your guests faces – even if the score at the end of the game doesn’t! Now there’s just one question to ask yourself – Are YOU ready for some football?

Candy Bar Reviews, Candy Reviews

Cruisin’ Down Crunchy 5th Avenue

February 5, 2010 by
Did you know that the Hershey 5th Bar was invented by William Luden who invented Ludens Cough Drops

Did you know that the Hershey 5th Bar was invented by William Luden who invented Ludens Cough Drops

Sharability: 3

Denture Danger: 6

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 8

Overall: 9

NECCO created the Clark Bar, Nestlé created the Butterfinger, and Hershey’s didn’t want to be left out. Don’t fear because Hershey has its own chocolate covered crunchy peanut butter candy bar, the 5th Avenue bar.

I can’t say it is better or worse than the Clark Bar or Butterfinger, because it is basically the same. It’s delicious, it’s flakey, it will get stuck in your teeth, and it will leave chocolate on your fingers, but it won’t disappoint.

William H. Luden started his candy business in 1879. He manufactured hard candies and soft candies, marshmallow products, and chocolates. He created the well-known Luden’s cough drops as well.

In 1936 Luden introduced the 5th Avenue candy bar. During WWII the cough drops and 5th Avenue bar had greater production rates because they were used by the military. Until Hershey’s acquired Luden’s in 1987, the 5th Avenue bar had two chocolate-coated almond halves on top.

The 5th Avenue bar is great for creating one of those stories where you use the candy bar (or just the wrapper) as a word in the story. I know Pittsburgh has a 5th Avenue, and I’m sure most cities have one, too. Write a story with it, share it, or gobble it up, but whatever you do with it, make sure you enjoy it!

Fun Fact: The 5th Avenue bar appeared in the Seinfeld episode The Dealership and in the 1994 movie, Stargate.


Candy Bar Reviews, Candy Reviews

Nuts for Nuts: Payday Bar

November 30, 2009 by
Sweet Caramel + Tons of Peanuts = Payday!

Sweet Caramel + Tons of Peanuts = Payday!

Sharability: 5

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 8

It’s Payday! This peanut and caramel candy should be accompanied by every Friday’s payday check; it only seems appropriate. This candy bar doesn’t go beyond how it is described on the wrapper: Peanut Caramel Bar.

Not to say that simplicity is bland. At first bite, the peanuts bring on an immediate salty flavor that fades away into sweetness as you bite into the chewy caramel. The consistency of the soft caramel mixed with that of the crunchy peanuts works really well with the sweet and salty flavor.

Frank Martoccio founded the F.A. Martoccio Macaroni company, was the head of Hollywood Brands, Inc. and manufactured the Zero candy bar. He also introduced the first Payday bar in 1932. Hershey’s now manufactures the Payday.

Just because this isn’t Hershey’s most popular candy doesn’t mean that you should disregard its purchase, if you are nuts for nuts (and caramel) this one will be sure to satisfy.


Candy Bar Reviews, Candy Reviews, Halloween Candy

Craving the Creamy Caramel of the Cadbury Caramello Bar

October 30, 2009 by
Who doesn't love the taste of a creamy Cadbury Caramello Bar?

Who doesn't love the taste of a creamy Cadbury Caramello Bar?

Sharability: 2

Denture Danger: 3

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 6

Overall: 10

If you are one of those people that get a boosted ego from kids thinking you gave out the best candy on Halloween, then go out and buy a couple boxes of Caramellos. I don’t believe I’ve ever gotten a Caramello in my Halloween bag, but if I did I’m sure I was ecstatic.

This candy seems to have sort of flown under the radar and hasn’t quite made it to the popularity level of the Snickers, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Milky Way and those kinds of candies. But in quality, this Cadbury candy is at the same if not a higher level than those.

The Cadbury Caramello comes in four milk chocolate squares filled with a stringy almost liquid caramel. When you break one square off from the others, that string of caramel connects the two, and when you bite into one you usually can’t prevent a little caramel from sticking to your lips and chin.

I remember this as being my older brother, David’s, favorite candy and so naturally I wanted it to be my favorite candy too. That wasn’t too difficult to make happen. One bite into this milk chocolatey, creamy caramely piece of candy and I immediately fell in love.

And for those of you that pronounce caramel as carmel, here is proof that you are pronouncing it incorrectly. You don’t pronounce this candy as carmello, it is pronounced how it is spelled, carAmello.