As August comes to an all-too-soon end, students across the country are breaking in new backpacks while they sharpen their minds and their pencils! And if they’re freshmen, fall finds them not only up against new courses, but a whole new life. There are friends to be made, surroundings to familiarize themselves with, perhaps even a new climate to adjust to. It’s truly one of the most insane times in ones life, full of more excitement, change, and stress than can possibly be captured in a blog post! Of course, the good almost always outweighs the bad, and by far. There’s a reason people get all nostalgic about their college years; there’s nothing quite like them. But just like the times before college and after, there are days that simply require some candy. Some things don’t change! Whether it’s a bad day that needs a bright spot, or an awesome day that demands a little sugary celebration, candy has a way of being exactly what you need it to be when you need it to be.
For all the stereotypes about college students that miss the mark, there is one that sticks out as a near universal truth – that of ‘the poor college student’. Luckily, in my own college years, eating noodles was not a necessity, but I was doing little more than barely getting by. It’s an expensive time of life with little income. I had more pocket money in high school than I did in college! And when you’re paying for coffee with quarters you found under the car seat, you don’t always have the means to make Marshmallow Ice Cream Cones happen. There’s not enough change for Charleston Chew – not enough nickels for Nik-L-Nips – not enough real dollars for Red Gummy Dollars – not enough, well, you get the point. There’s zero spare cash for Zero Bars! (Sorry, I had to sneak one more in!) So you cross fingers that a care package is on its way. A care package full of all the things you need and want. A care package that reminds you that for as much as you miss home, someone at home misses you, too.
Think of the candy favorites the sweetest student you know would enjoy eagerly opening a box to find. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy – you can send a smile for very little! And if you aren’t sure what candy the kids are eating these days (hint: a lot of it is the same candy you were eating at their age), feel free to ask us for ideas on Twitter or Facebook. We can even help you put together a care package for a specific price point, based on favorite flavors or colors, whatever you’d like. Because…well…we care! 🙂