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Salt Water Taffy: The Ultimate Summer Candy

Ah salt water taffy. From our grandparent’s candy dish to gift baskets here and there, salt water taffy is a summer candy staple. But do you know about its accidental start?

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According to many historians, salt water taffy was an accidental creation in candy store owner David Bradley’s shop in 1883. His Atlantic City, New Jersey shop had been flooded during a major storm and water had completely soaked his stock of taffy. Later, a young girl came into the shop and asked if any taffy was for sale. He jokingly offered her the “salt water taffy” and the rest was history.

After that, it became a main summer candy on the east coast boardwalks. It was so lucrative, that there was actually a Supreme Court decision in 1921 over a dispute on improvements to taffy pulling machines. Until then, candy shops could only make about 300lbs a day by hand. With a machine, they could make roughly 10,000lbs. Now, candy shops roughly make five times that amount, annually.

Salt Water Taffy has been a summer treat mainly because it didn’t melt, making it a perfect candy among the summer resorts. Some of these “antique” candy stores are still in business selling the same taffy creations from the past.

We bet you’re craving a piece of taffy now! To learn more about the history of salt water taffy, visit the Smithsonian and Mental Floss for more. Visit BlairCandy.com for an assortment of salt water taffy in bulk and other sizes. Just be sure you have enough to last you all summer!

Celebrate Lollipop Day with these Lollipops In Bulk!

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National Lollipop Day is here and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. From classic lollipops to new, crazy flavored ones, you are sure to find a few you’ll love. When you shop at BlairCandy.com you can find lollipops by color, brand, or even lollipops in bulk for your festivities. Here’s the breakdown of what you should celebrate with:

Staple Lollipops: Tootsie Pops, Charms Lollipops, Chupa Chupa, and Blow Pops are the classics. Celebrate with their original flavors or try some of their limited time flavors for a twist on favorite.

Novelty Pops: These lollipops are just plain cool. Choose from your favorite characters, interesting shapes, new flavors, and even some that are made into toys!

Classic Lollipops: What do you normally think about when you think of a lollipop? You’re probably thinking of these. The oversized rainbow swirl pop or the single color swirl that comes in every color imaginable. There’s also crunchy rock candy that fits into this category too.

No matter which type you’re looking for, classic, novelty, or a staple lollipop, BlairCandy.com has them all. Grab a bag or get lollipops in bulk to celebrate all year!

Buffet Candy Ideas for Your Summer Bash

Summer parties are in full swing and you may be thinking about a candy buffet for your get together. Summer candy buffets can be even more fun because of the colors, types of candy, and even how you present your candy. Here are some things we love to do with buffet candy during the summer months:

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First, you should definitely take advantage of the fun gummy candy that is out this time of year. Sharks, fish, turtles, octopi, even frogs are ready to go on display and be enjoyed by kids (and adults) of all ages. Ditch the gummy peach rings and make your gummy candy really nautical.

Second, stay away from some chocolates during the warm summer months. No one wants melted chocolate unless it’s on a sundae.  To add some kind of chocolate element, consider chocolates with a candy shell on the outside, like Sixlets or M&M’s.

Finally, consider some candy toys or novelty treats to add. Not only do you have another candy option on the table, but they also double as decoration. Also, you can really tailor this to the theme of your party.

The buffet candy options are endless at BlairCandy.com! Find classic staples in summery colors or go crazy with something unique. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have the most talked about party on the block!

It’s Almost National Gummy Worm Day!

gummy candyJuly 15th is National Gummy Work Day! Gummy worms are a candy that everyone loves, either in regular or sour forms. Eat individually, add to Jell-O, or to a famous dirt pudding and they’re irresistible. So what’s the history behind this well-loved gummy candy?

According to candy historians, gummy worms originated in 1922 in Germany. However, it was candy maker Trolli who introduced them to the US in the 1980’s. But why worms? Apparently, Trolli wanted to make something “gross enough looking to shock parents and simultaneously attract children.”

While the rest is history, both Trolli and Haribo have their own versions of this creepy crawly gummy candy. Many worms are the combinations of flavors, making them striped. The most common combos are red/orange, red/white, and green/yellow. There are also the original gummy and sour sugar flavors that are both pretty popular.

Do you like gummy worms? Have a preference for sour vs. sweet? You can read more about your favorite treat here on the Huffington Post. Whichever you choose, we hope you have a Happy National Gummy Worm Day! Shop all of your favorites at BlairCandy.com and celebrate every day!

New Candy You Have to Try!

candy in bulkWe always have new candy at BlairCandy.com! Try something new and order a few new treats for you and your family. While there are plenty of new things, these are our recommendations:

This nostalgic candy is making a comeback! Fortune Bubble Gum is a delicious stick of bubble gum with a fortune inside. These are fun as a party favor or just for a fun family night in.

These hard candies are a timeless classic. These sanded lemon drops will make everyone who has them pucker up. Also, these candies will taste super fresh because they are naturally flavored with California Lemons!

Smarties + lollipops + tropical flavors = delicious summer treat! Smarties Tropical Lollipops have multiple flavors per bucket of lollipops and with 60 in each bucket, the combinations are endless.

You’ll want to watch a movie with this movie theater box of Lifesaver Gummies. With the original flavors plus a new orange flavor, you’ll find yourself wanting more of these delightful gummies.

Have a favorite flavor of Sour Punch Straw? Get a box of your favorite flavor or go for the rainbow straws which have combinations of the flavors! What’s great, is each package has smaller, pre-portioned packages inside for easy, on the go snacking.

There are so many other new candy treats at BlairCandy.com! Be sure to stop by soon to see what new candy in bulk is here to spice up your snack time.

Sugar Free Candy that Tastes Like the Real Thing!

Tasty Sugar Free Candy | BlairCandy.comLooking for sugar free candy that tastes just like the original candy? Blair Candy has a huge selection of candy that will fit your dietary restrictions and still taste like the real thing. Will you be able to tell the difference between these candies? Here are the ones you should try:

Life Savers candies are such a staple, aren’t they? Fill your candy dish with this fruity hard candy without feeling any guilt. You can also take them on the go because of their convenient individual wrappings. All of your favorite flavors are in this bag, so you won’t miss out.

Chocolate makes everything better, so Hershey’s made a sugar free version of their delicious chocolates to make sure everyone has a great day. Enjoy sugar free milk chocolates or dark chocolate in these delicious bite sized pieces.

Jelly Belly has so many delicious flavors don’t they? Enjoy flavors like buttered popcorn, cinnamon, tangerine, green apple, pear, licorice, cherry, lemon, pineapple, and strawberry that are all sweetened with Splenda. You’ll enjoy all these delicious flavors without the sugar!

There are plenty of sugar free candies that taste like their original counterparts at BlairCandy.com. Shop these and other sugar free candy today for the ultimate taste test!

 

Happy National Chocolate Day!

Happy National Chocolate Day! Chocolate seems to be loved by all, even in the smallest amount. Chocolate is the main staple of Halloween treats, Valentines gifts, and just a pick-me-up here and there. So no wonder we love it! But what’s the history of this decadent treat?

Chocolate and Snickers In Bulk | BlairCandycom Many historians say that chocolate has been a part of our diets for around 2,000 years. However modern research and the Smithsonian say it’s been around longer. The Aztecs were able to be one of the first communities to actually use the cacao bean, but as currency! They later used it in rituals and consumed it.

The Europeans can be credited with actually sweetening chocolate with honey or cane sugar. Chocolate was too bitter for the foreigner’s tastes at first, but once sweetened became a popular drink. They also believed it had nutritious, medicinal, and aphrodisiac properties.

Solid chocolate couldn’t have been created without the help of a Dutch chemist, who in 1828 created powdered chocolate. This discovery leads to the first modern chocolate bar, created by Joseph Fry roughly twenty years later.  Then another 20 years later, Cadbury began selling boxes of chocolate and Nestle started selling milk chocolate. From there, the chocolate we know and love is now typical and the rest is history.

To read more about chocolate’s fascinating history, visit the Smithsonian for even more details. If this has made you crave a bar of chocolate or two, visit BlairCandy.com! There you’ll find classic chocolate bars, nostalgic favorites, and even your favorite chocolate bars, like Snickers in bulk. Happy National Chocolate Day!

Desserts for Your Next Camping Trip

Camping in summer is a family tradition for many. While you may have your meals planned out, you still may be wondering what you should do for dessert. Obviously, you have to make s’mores, but what other sweet treats will make your trip memorable and fun for everyone? We’ve found three treats you can easily make with before you leave or while you’re around the campfire for something to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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Campfire cones are a great way for everyone to customize their dessert while around the campfire. Take ice cream cones, marshmallows, fruit, along with ice cream toppings and stuff your cones. Then, roast over a fire with foil and you’re ready to go! Find the whole recipe at Hip2Save here.

The less cooking you have to do the better, right? Make these before you leave and take them with you for an easy to serve treat. Learn how to make these no bake, vegan peanut butter bars by Bunsen Burner Bakery here.

Don’t have a campfire when you camp? You can still enjoy s’mores with this mix! This sweet snack has all of your favorites, and some, in a convenient, campfire free snack. See how to make this snack mix by Like Mother Like Daughter here.

With candy and ice cream toppings, you can easily pack up treats and take them on your next camping trip. Visit BlairCandy.com for all of your supplies for your summer desserts and treats!

New Twists on Retro Favorites

Retro Candy in Bulk | BlairCandy.comWe all have that one favorite candy that no matter what’s going on, it always tastes great. While you should have that candy whenever a craving strikes, it never hurts to try new things! We have plenty of retro candy in bulk, as well as new twists on these classic treats. Here are a couple of examples of these nostalgic candy twists:

Cow Tales have a cream center with chewy caramel, right? Well, try that same cream center with a chocolate, strawberry, or caramel apple flavored caramel! We guarantee you’ll have a hard time choosing one to try.

Air Heads are chewy, sweet, and sour flavored taffy that we’ve come to love. Make them more convenient to eat and take on the go with these Air Heads bites! You’ll get all of the flavors you love in cute, little bite sized taffy chews.

For the original sour treat, we’ve turned to Lemonheads. Completely change things up with these chewy Lemonheads with different fruit flavors. This change up will definitely make you smile!

Definitely stock up on your favorite retro candy in bulk, but try some of these fun new twists. BlairCandy.com has everything you need to make your snack time extra sweet. Shop now to see what crazy candy twists you’ll love today!

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