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Fun and Creepy Halloween Gummies

One of our favorite things about this time of year is the fun and creepy (but still delicious) Halloween gummy candy! This year, we have a wide selection of creepy gummy candy to include in treat bags or add to your spooky desserts.

Gummy Eyeballs: Always a fun, creepy trick for your Halloween guests!

Gummy Witch Stockings: Witches normally occupy abandoned houses or forests, but they’ll arrive for the party for these yummy stockings!

Gummy Body Parts: Bag them up to creep out the trick-or-treaters!

Gummy Brains: Hand them out on Halloween or fill your candy dish with them – just be prepared to fend yourself from hoards of hungry zombies!

Gummy Hairy Spiders: Sweet, fruity, and coated in sugar, these chewy little monsters will win over even the most squeamish!

How to Create a Candy Buffet

Candy buffets are a fun and easy party trend, and the finished product is both beautiful and delicious! However, there’s a lot to learn before diving in – what candy to choose, how much candy you’ll need, what containers or jars are best, etc. Keep reading for some handy tips on how to create a successful candy buffet for any occasion!

  • Decide on a theme/colors
    The colors you select will likely depend on the event. Having a baby shower? Pink or blue are the obvious go-tos. Will you be having a superbowl party this February? Feature your team’s colors!
  • Choose your candy
    Bulk/loose candy is best. You can also offer individually-wrapped candy, as long as the candy wrapper is in the appropriate color(s).
  • Plan your tablepace
    “Map out” your candy buffet on the table with the jars you’ll be using before purchasing any candy  - this will help determine just how much you’ll need. Remember, choose clear containers so all the candy and colors show through. If you offer bulk loose candy, be sure that you use containers with a large enough opening for a scoop to fit in – but short enough that guests can actually reach to the bottom. Its a good idea to elevate the jars towards the back of the table with an object that won’t disrupt your color scheme – a plain white photo box will do.
  • Order your candy
    We suggest ordering 8 ounces of candy buffet candy per guest. For individually wrapped candy, 1 per guest should do.
  • Decorate your table
    Complete your candy buffet with a coordinating backdrop, tablecloth or centerpiece!

How much candy would you purchase with $4 million?

Yesterday in Virginia, a man named Mike Murphy purchased a PayDay candy bar on a whim.. While at the counter, he decided to also purchase a $100 Million Cash Extravaganza ticket from the Virginia Lottery – and that ticket turned out to be a “pay day” too. When he scratched the ticket, he discovered he’d won the game’s top prize of $4 million.

Our question is, how much candy would you purchase with $4 million? Here’s some suggestions:

- 4 million 1.55 oz bags of Hershey Kisses

- 3,007,519 rolls of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape

- 1 million pounds of Brach’s Salt Water Taffy

- 1,333,333 pounds of Swedish Fish

- 4,301,075 rock candy crystal sticks

- 192,000,000 Frooties or Midgees Tootsie Rolls

Ways to Celebrate Chocolate Day

Did you know that International Chocolate Day is on July 7th? Its a whole day devoted to that delicious cocoa-based confection! And since chocolate comes from cacao beans that grow on a tree, that means its healthy… right?

Here are some fun ways to celebrate Chocolate Day:

- Enjoy chocolate chip pancakes or waffles for breakfast, along with a mocha frappucino or latte
- Visit local chocolate factories or stores
- Enjoy chocolate-dipped fruit at lunchtime, or a chocolate milkshake
- Research fun chocolate facts (Did you know Hershey’s Chocolate Company was found in 1894, after Milton S. Hershey’s two previous candy companies had failed?)
- Wear brown clothing
- Try some chocolate crafts, such as making chocolate bowls
- Tell others that its International Chocolate Day!

How to Prevent Candy from Melting in the Summertime

We all know that the hot sun and delicious candy simply do not mix. We shouldn’t have to be deprived of our favorite summertime candy just because it’s a bit hotter outside, so how do we prevent our delectable from succumbing to the sun’s heat?

By including ice packs with your order at Blair Candy, you can protect your sweets for up to 48 hours. We suggest one ice pack per each item ordered, as UPS, US Postal and Fedex trucks are not air conditioned!

We also suggest having your candy delivered in to an address where someone is there to accept your package once it’s delivered. The longer your candy delivery sits on your porch, the more likely it is to melt.

(Although ice packs are recommended, they should be purchased as added protection, not a guarantee.)

Candy Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner on June 19th! Luckily, has fun and tasty gifts for all the special dads in your life.

The Man Can –  When shopping for Fathers Day candy gift baskets, there aren’t too many options out there. That’s why we created The Man Can! Its a unique snack gift basket with 29 candies and snacks. Its not just a regular basket, however – it resembles a paint can!

Jelly Belly Draft Beer Jelly Beans – Does he love both beer and candy? These new beer-flavored jelly beans from Jelly Belly are the best of both worlds. They  even come in a realistic beer can!

Meat Snacks – Blair Candy is proud to offer a variety of meat snacks for the lover of beef jerky, sausages and more. Surprise the special dad in your life with an array of meat snacks such as Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, Fire Cracker Pickled Sausages, or Amish Smokehouse Spicy Beef Sticks.

Remember, not all candy travels well in warm weather, such as chocolate or gummies. We recommend adding ice packs to your order if you choose items that are heat-sensitive.

New to Blair Candy: Crick-Ettes

New to our store are Crick-Ettes – genuine crickets lightly seasoned for your snacking pleasure! In case crickets themselves weren’t a delicacy enough, these crunchy critters are available in Salt n’Vinegar, Bacon & Cheese, and Sour Cream & Onion flavors. There’s 24 packs per box with 6-8 seasoned crickets per pack.

With only nine calories per serving and plenty of protein, enjoy a box of Crickettes for a healthier snack option.  This “other green meat” is sure to satisfy your urge for crunch!

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here, and its what many consider the unofficial start of summer. With great weather, food and company, what else could you ask for during a long weekend?

If you’re having a gathering this Memorial Day weekend such as a picnic or barbecue, consider  adding some sweets to the mix! After everyone has had their share of hamburgers and hot dogs, its likely that many will be in the mood for something sweet.

Classics like M&M’s and Jelly Belly jelly beans are available in red, white and blue for your buffet table. Or, use them to top off cookies or cupcakes. Lollipops in patriotic colors are great for the kids, too. Hershey kisses available in red and blue foil wrappers make for some fun and yummy decor when scattered throughout the food tables! Shop more patriotic candy so you receive it just in time for Memorial Day!

Baseball Concession Stand Staples

There’s nothing quite like heading to the concession stand during a break in the game to purchasing a mouthwatering hot dog, salty roasted sunflower seeds, or an ice cold snow cone. Not only do concession stand treats satisfy your hunger, but there’s just something so classic about munching on these very tasty foods during a perfect summer game!

When it comes to concession stand snacking, there are a few vital staples that every game-goer tends to reach for:

Hot Dogs, Nachos, Pretzels and Fries
Days spent at the ballpark sure do work up an appetite! Foods like hot dogs and soft pretzels immediately make us think of the summertime, bringing about the timelessness of eating delicious food from the stands of your local ball park. Nachos and fries are staples for sharing or, for snacking on all on your own!

Candies and Sweets
Gummy candies, such as peach rings, Swedish Fish, and Sour Patch Kids hold well in the heat, providing sour and sweet notes that every patron is craving. Need something chewy? Big League Chew bubble gum is essential at the ballpark, and is sure to please both children and adults alike!

Ice Cream, Snow Cones, and Chilly Treats
When it comes to a sunny day spend in the stadium of your local ballpark, frozen treats are a necessity! Ice cream cones and cups, complete with a variety of toppings, are always a crown favorite. Snow cones, drizzled with fruity syrups, are a favorite of little baseball fans of all ages.

Candy Gifts for Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th – Have you thought about what you’ll be getting for the special woman in your life? Here are a few candy gift ideas:

Mini Gummy Butterflies: These beautiful gummies fly off our shelves during springtime! They’re great when eaten alone or used to top off cupcakes.

Movie Theater Candy Gift Tub: Does she love watching films? Surprise her with this tub stuffed with boxed movie theater candy!

Custom Candy Bar Box: We hope you know all of her favorite candy bars, because you can surprise her with 24 of them!

Hershey’s Gift Tin: Classic Hershey’s milk chocolate, PayDay, Take 5 and more! This gift tin includes all her Hershey’s favorites.

Non-Chocolate Gift Tin: Does she love non-chocolate candy? These sweet variety of Twizzlers, Starbursts and more will cater to her tastes.

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