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Celebrate National Peppermint Patty Day!

Each year, peppermint patties are celebrated on February 11th. These favorite chocolately, minty treats have been around since the mid-1800’s, when four sons from the Isle of Man formed the Kendal Mint Cake Company.

Here in the states, peppermint patties were made as early as 1900 from companies based in Idaho and Minnesota. The most known (though not the oldest) is the York Cone Company of Pennsylvania (est. 1940), the makers of York Peppermint Patties. York stood out from the competition because while other popular peppermint patties were soft, York’s were firm and crispy.

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Candy Conversation Heart Crafts

We prefer to eat them first, but there are plenty of creative ways to use candy conversation hearts! You can incorporate them with pieces of home décor or create some gifts for your special someone.

Jar of Hearts: Make a centerpiece for the table by filling a clear jar with conversation hearts. You can decorate the outside of the jar with cutouts (hearts, X’s and O’s, etc), pink or red felt balls, or anything else V-Day themed.

Photo Frame: For a great gift, glue conversation hearts to a wooden frame.

Napkin Rings: The perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day breakfast. Find the tutorial here.

Wreath: All you need is ribbon, a foam wreath from a craft store and a glue gun! Find the tutorial here.

Enjoy the Big Game with Football-Themed Candy

If you’re a football fanatic, you’ll be glued to your television once you hear the referee’s whistle. What better time than now to stock up on some great football themed candy and snacks? BlairCandy.com has a huge selection of football candy and snacks to help you cheer on your favorite team. One of our biggest sellers is our chocolate footballs, and it isn’t hard to see why: you love football, you love chocolate. It’s a perfect match! How’s that for a winning touchdown? Browse our huge selection today at BlairCandy.com.

What’s New: Snickers Crisper

The popular brand of Snickers is expanding their portfolio with the new Snickers Crisper candy bar! In this new addition, crispy rice and crunchy peanuts are topped with a layer of caramel and coated in creamy milk chocolate.

Will these new additions to the Snickers brand be satisfying hunger just as well as the original Snickers bar? The word is yes! “Snickers is all about satisfying hunger and we’re excited to do that in a new and delicious way with Snickers Crisper,” Snickers brand director Allison Miazga-Bedrick said. “Crisper delivers a new snacking option with a combination of textures, so it only made sense to highlight combinations of hilarious hunger symptoms in our supporting campaign as well.”

Try them for yourself – find new Snickers Crisper candy bars here!

Valentine’s Day Lollipops are Great for Classroom Exchanges!

Are you or your child participating in a Valentine’s Day candy exchange for a classroom or organization? Valentine’s Day lollipops are the perfect treats to share! Fun varieties from Jolly Rancher, Tootsie Roll and Charms make Valentine’s Day celebrations a breeze. Some include fun messages, or places to write your own right on the wrapper so you can customize them for each recipient. If you’re not part of a party this year, Valentine’s Day lollipops are also perfect for the office candy jar or candy buffets. Then they’re simple yet sweet, you can’t wrong!

Why Do We Give Candy on Valentine’s Day?

Ever wonder why boxes of chocolates and conversation hearts are staples for Valentine’s Day? While the history of Valentine’s Day goes back to the 1300’s, the tradition of giving Valentine’s Day candy on February 14th did not evolve until later. Sugar was actually still a precious commodity back then!
By the 1840’s, Valentine’s Day had taken over most of the English-speaking world. Victorians showered each other with fancy cards and gifts. Then came Richard Cadbury, who was part of a family of chocolatiers. Cadbury had recently changed its chocolate recipe, and Richard marketed some of their new chocolate items by selling them in beautifully decorated boxes he had designed. It wasn’t long after that Cupids and roses started appearing on heart-shaped boxes containing more sweets!

What to do with Leftover Holiday Candy

It’s that time of year where we find ourselves with an excess of holiday candy going rapidly stale. Not sure what to do with it all? Don’t throw it away! Try some of these ideas first.
-  Bake them into cookies. Why have chocolate chip cookies when you can have chunky Snicker’s cookies?

- Add crushed candy canes to desserts like ice cream or brownies.

- Use candy canes to stir your hot chocolate or coffee. The peppermint flavor will be melted into your drink.

- Melt down milk chocolates for fondue or molding into newly-shaped chocolate.

- Add M&M’s to trail mix.

- Stick it in the freezer and reuse as Valentine’s Day candy later!

Get Your Candy Stocking Stuffers from Blair Candy!

There’s no argument that candy stocking stuffers are an essential part of the holiday. Some say it started when St. Nicholas learned of a poor family, and knowing they wouldn’t accept charity, he waited until nighttime to sneak gold coins in the socks he found hanging to dry on the mantle. Ever since, we’ve been replicating this by leaving goodies in Christmas stockings. At Blair Candy, we have endless candy stocking stuffers to make both children and adults happy on Christmas morning. With chocolates, peppermints, gum, gummies, character candy and more, our selection of candy might leave you searching for bigger stockings!

Create a Holiday Candy Buffet!

Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful holiday candy buffet? Blair Candy has candy in all
the colors you need! Between chocolate balls, gummy rings, lollipops and more, you’ll find the candy you need to make your Christmas candy buffet the talk of your next party. Or shop-by-color section is also perfect for those seeking candy in the right colors to suit their wedding or party of another theme. We also know the success of your candy buffet depends on the ability of your guests to stock up on the sweets, so we also carry paper bangs in all the right sizes. Create your Christmas candy buffet with help from Blair Candy this year!

It’s National Cotton Candy Day!

December 7th is when we nationally celebrate one of our old-time favorites – cotton candy! For over 100 years, cotton candy has been a fair favorite. It was first sold to the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, but wasn’t named “cotton candy” until around 1920. In England, it is known as “candy floss”.

Cotton candy is made from finely-granulated sugar that is heated and then spun into slim threads. This process is what creates the candy’s famous feathery texture, making it melt in your mouth!

At Blair Candy, we don’t only carry classic cotton candy, but you’ll also find cotton candy bubblegum and cotton candy lollipops! Shop for fun variations of your favorite treats today at your go-to supersize candy store!

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