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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!

Introducing Exclusive Candy-Filled Holiday Gift Boxes!

Christmas candy gift boxesSpread some cheer this holiday season with our exclusive Christmas candy gift boxes. They’re already filled with candy – we’ll do all the work! Simply choose your box (Santa or O Holy Night) and your recipient (child or adult, to determine the types of candy we’ll include). They’re great for Christmas parties among coworkers, classmates, church groups, and more.  If you’re in need of more than 100, Christmas candy gift boxes, please call us at 800-698-3536 for special wholesale pricing!

What To Do with Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Not sure what to do with the endless piles of candy you’re left with after Halloween? Eating it is obviously a great option (especially on November 4th, National Candy Day!), but things can get boring once you’ve reached your 100th bag of peanut M&M’s. Try giving your leftover Halloween candy new life with these ideas:

Add it to other treats: Chop up your Kit Kats and Reese’s Cups to add them to ice cream or cookies, or mix in your M&M’s with your trail mix. You can even add them to your morning pick-me-up – Butterfinger Frappucino, anyone?

Freeze it: Stick your leftover candy in the freezer to save them as accessories for your gingerbread house this season.

Donate it: Participate in the Halloween Candy Buyback to brighten the day of an American Hero.

It’s National Pumpkin Day!

Pumpkins aren’t candy, but we can still celebrate National Pumpkin Day with some sweets! Every autumn, plenty of pumpkin-themed candies, snacks and desserts are available to help us get festive without the mess of carving a Jack-o’-Lantern.

Charms’ Orange Pumpkin Pops: They’d be terrifying if they weren’t so yummy!

David’s Pumpkin Seeds: Roasted and salted pumpkin seeds are a seasonal favorite.

Brach’s Mellowcrème Pumpkins: Candy corn flavor in adorable pumpkins. (Need a yummy pumpkin dessert recipe? Check out these pumpkin cupcakes that are garnished with mellowcrème pumpkins!)

Send a Fun Halloween Candy Gift, and We’ll Include a Free Greeting Card!

Now’s the time to send a spooktacular gift! Surprise someone special with any of these yummy Halloween candy gifts, and we’ll include a free Halloween greeting card for your recipient:

Halloween Candy Gift Tin: This frighteningly fresh and fun reusable tin is stuffed with a Halloween mix of treats.

Custom Candy Bar Box: Pick 24 candy bars!

Movie Theater Candy Gift Tub: 10 boxes of yummy movie theater candy in a plastic popcorn tub.

9” Gummy Pizza: A pizza made of everything gummy inside an authentic cardboard pizza box.

Star Wars Crystal Pez [Limited Edition!]: Star Wars character Crystal Pez in a Darth Vader tin.

October is National Caramel Month!

This month in food history, we’re celebrating caramel! The yummy confection is made by cooking sugar until it changes color, and is often found in candy bars or drizzled on desserts. Chocolate is undoubtedly the most popular ingredient among candy bars, but what would a Snickers bar or Milk Duds be without caramel?

In observance of National Caramel Month, we’re highlighting some of our most popular caramel treats:

Caramel Apple Lollipops:  From the Tootsie Roll Company come these lollipops that are ideal for the fall season. They’re great for Halloween, too!

Goetze’s  Caramel Creams:  Caramel is the main ingredient of these classic bullseye candies.

Caramel Apple Cow Tales: The delicious classic with a splash of candy apple flavor in the cream center.

Milky Way Simply Caramel Candy Bars:  Classic Milky Way candy bars without the nougat or peanuts – simply caramel!

Fisher’s Caramel Popcorn: Who doesn’t love caramel popcorn for the holidays?

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