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Concession Stand Snacks

It’s National Peanut Day!

September 13th is National Peanut Day, and there are countless sweets and snacks to celebrate with at Blair Candy. Peanuts have become an American staple – They’re eaten at American sporting events like baseball, chopped up as ice cream toppings, and even yield the beloved spread, peanut butter! Peanuts are the #1 snack nut consumed in America, but they’re actually nut a not at all – technically, they’re legumes (simple dry fruits in the same family as beans). But don’t let this stop you from celebrating!

We’ve highlighted some of our favorite treats featuring peanuts:

PayDay Snack Bites:
New from The Hershey Company are PayDay Snack Bites! Featuring a concentration of crunchy peanuts in every bite, these bite-size treats are perfect for on-the-go snacking. Enjoy these peanut and caramel clusters in a portion-controlled, 2.5-ounce pack.

Snickers Peanut Butter Squared: If you’re a peanut-lover, there’s no doubt you’ll love indulging in these squares packed with peanuts, peanut butter, caramel, and nougat covered in milk chocolate. They’re just like the classic candy bars, only with peanut butter to thrill the peanut enthusiasts!

Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews: These classic candies include dark chocolate and delicious, roasted peanuts. The snack size peanut chocolate bars have been around for decades, and continue to please peanut lovers everywhere.

Peanut Jumbo Candy: If you love peanut brittle, you’ll love these nutty snack-size candy bars. They’re not just for the circus!

Our Favorite Back-to-School Snacks

Its August, which means back-to-school time is just around the corner! Start preparing by stocking up on some of our favorite back-to-school snacks perfect for lunch boxes.

Cracker Sandwiches: These are simple, yet popular back-to-school snacks. With a wide variety of flavors from Peanut Butter to Grilled Cheese to Vanilla, you’re sure to find some cracker sandwiches your child will love to find in their lunch box.

Fruit Snacks: Kids love gummy fruit snacks! They’re made with real fruit, and each pack includes an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and E.

Peanuts, Cashews, Sunflower Seeds: These satisfying snacks also come in convenient, single-serving packs. They’re also perfect afternoon snacks for controlling hunger and boosting productivity levels. Save money by buying bulk boxes!

PopTarts: These on-the-go snacks come in a microwave-friendly wrapper. Simply heat up and go on those rushed mornings.

Mints: Chewing gum generally isn’t an option after the bell rings, but kids can stay fresh after lunch with mints like BreathSavers, Mentos, and more.

If you have a loved one going back to college this fall, help them start their year off right with our Can of College Fun Treats & Sweets! This gallon-sized tin of college essentials includes chips, pretzels, cough drops, Hershey bars, and more.

Summer Time Snacking

Sing it with us… school’s out for the summer! As we enter into July, you’ll need some snack foods for summer that will keep your little ones full and satisfied. Plus, they have to stand up to the rising temperatures! Between trips to the beach, long drives to mountainous destinations, or simply days spent at summer camp, Blair Candy is your one-stop-shop for summertime snacking. Check out these kid-approved snacks, perfect for summertime travels:

Peanuts, Cashews, and Other Nutty Treats

Looking for a snack that will keep them fueled all summer long? Individual packages of peanuts, cashews, and pistachios are perfect for summertime snacking. You’ll find a variety of flavors sure to please any palette. Pre-packaged makes for easy travel AND they hold up well in the heat!

Seeds, Galore
Sunflower and pumpkin seed are a summertime staple. Individually wrapped packages allows for these seed treats to transport easily, whether on road trips, during beach trips, or as lunch times snacks at camp.

Cracker Packs
No lunch bag is complete with a package of sandwich crackers! From whole grain crackers with cheese filling to cheese crackers slathered in peanut butter, they’re a healthy, quick, and easy clean-up addition to any summertime adventure!


Jerky strips and SlimJims are a favorite for those who need energy after swimming, running around, and having fun. These snacks are light, hearty, and will keep them full all day long!

Nothing satisfies a grumbling stomach quite like the crunch of a favorite potato chip. Individually sized snack bags are perfect for packing and for taking along for a lengthy car ride.

Gummy Candies

Are they looking for something extra sweet? Gummy candies hold up in the heat, are light weight, and provide just the right amount of sugar to satisfy a sweet tooth. Look for fun summer shapes, such as gummy sharks, gummy butterflies, or gummy fish!

Ready for the long summer days ahead? Stock up on your favorite snacks and keep them full and fueled all season long!

Blair is More than Candy – We’ve Got Salty Snacks, too!

When most people think of Blair Candy, they naturally think of the sweet stuff. Lollipops, licorice, gummy candy, nostalgic candy, and more. Lots more! But what you might not know is that we also stock the freshest, most sought-after snacks of the salty variety as well, perfect for filling your own pantry, or stocking a concession stand.

Our sweet tooth will always come first, but we’ve found there’s plenty of room on our shelves and in our heart for chips, Slim Jims, French Burnt Peanuts, and other salty snack must-haves. And if there’s room on your shelf and in your heart as well, here’s some tasty treats to consider adding to your order!

Lance Crackers – If you’ve never tasted Lance crackers before, now is your chance to order a new snack favorite! These affordable crackers are packed with flavor and make a great addition to school lunches or as a small something to keep hunger at bay mid-day or before dinner. We offer 2 peanut-butter filled varieties – Toasty and Toast Chee. Toasty have a more traditional cracker flavor and texture, while Toast Chee have a deliciously cheesy edge. I’m a Toast Chee crackers kind of lady myself, but they’re both great! With 0g Trans Fat and no preservatives, these are a snack you can feel good about. And with 20 packs in each box for just $6.00, your budget will love ‘em, too!

Freestone Deli Pickles – Nothing complements a sandwich and chips or a burger hot off the grill quite as perfectly as a large, crisp deli pickle! These individually-wrapped pickles are ideal for taking camping, on picnics, on road trips, and more. And, of course, you can also keep them in your fridge at home – I personally like ‘em best cold! Each is sealed in its juices in an individual pouch for maximum freshness and flavor. Choose from Dill, Kosher, Hot or Sour.

Planters Nuts – Maybe we love Planters nuts so much because of their adorable, iconic mascot, Mr. Peanut. Maybe we love Planters nuts so much because they found their flavorful beginning over 100 years ago in our home state of Pennsylvania. Or maybe we love Planters nuts so much because they’re so super good! It’s probably a combination of all those things and more, but at the end of the day, these are a Blair employee and customer favorite. You’ll find Dry Roasted Peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Salted Cashews, Dry Roasted Pistachios, Smoked Almonds and more in our extensive selection of Planters nuts.

The Best Candy Gift for Baseball Lovers is Born!

While we do love offering up pre-made candy gifts that catch our eye and happily end up in our inventory, we couldn’t help but crave the same sugar rush that came when we created our popular Custom Candy Bar Box. We loved the satisfaction that came with offering gift-givers everywhere an opportunity to personalize a truly awesome present for just $25, and from the first day it was available  on our site, you showed us that you loved it, too!

While our Custom Candy Bar Box is still a favorite that excites us, we wanted to feel the pure adrenaline of something brand new. What can we say – we’re candypreneurs! And, we came up with just the thing, at the exact right time. The latest homerun at Blair is our Can of Ball Park Treats – currently on sale for just $24.95!

We start with a gift-worthy, generously sized paint-style can, with a label that hints at the tremendous selection of treats inside. Then, working with only the finest, freshest baseball candy and snacks, we fill that tin to the brim with about 59 wrapped goodies! These include: 2 Bags of Planters Peanuts, 2 Bags of Cracker Jacks, 2 Bags of David’s Sunflower Seeds, 2 Cans of Jack Link’s Jerky Chew, 2 packs of Big League Chew, 5 Gummy Hotdogs, 5 Gummy Burgers, 8 BB Bats Taffy Lollipops, over 30 pieces of Baseball Gum, and – of course – a pack of baseball cards!

Great gifts for baseball lovers, these are also a fun tin-o-treats to pick up for yourself. You can also grab one or two to offer up in a raffle or baseball fundraiser, or to serve as tasty centerpieces at a baseball banquet or baseball-themed birthday party!

What do you think of our Can of Ball Park Treats? Do you agree we hit it out of the park with this one, or is there a candy player you would have included in the starting lineup that we missed? Let us know in the comments – and, in the meantime – play ball! Or at least eat sunflower seeds and chew some Big League like you do. ;)

5 Tips To Whip Your Concession Candy Stand Into Sweet Success

Ladies and gents, we’ve got the concession candy fundraising tips to make even Donald Trump proud. Sure, your concession candy stand may not rake in the millions, but if your goal is to raise money for the team or for a worthy cause, we know you certainly want to raise as many dollars as possible! We’ve supplied many a Little League team and school sports team with affordable concession candy – you know, Now and Later taffy, Swedish Gummy Fish, Tootsie Frooties – the works! We’ve got the experience and inside info on how you can ramp up concession candy sales.

#1: Market The Sports Game.

The first step to getting more candy sales is…getting more people to the game! Outside of parents and friends of the players, few people often know what the Little League or sports game schedule is – so how can they come buy your concession candy? Make posters advertising the team’s schedule and promoting the next game and ask the coach or players to get permission from the school to hang them around. Tell your co-workers, and ask the players to tell all their friends and families. The more people, the merrier – in fundraising!

#2: Can You Eat One Piece of Candy? They Can’t Either.

Eating just one scoop of Gummy Dolphins is pretty much impossible, right? Give each person who attends the game a raffle ticket that they can redeem for one piece or scoop of concession candy. It’s a great way to get them coming over to the stand, and chances are high that they’ll buy more.

#3: Explain What The Fundraiser Is For.

People typically feel more compelled to buy when they know their purchase is going towards a worthy cause. Post flyers around the candy stand explaining exactly what the money is going towards, and what it can help, buy, or do.

#4: Variety Is The Spice (And Sweet) Of Life.

Think outside the concession candy basics. Think Razzles, Pop Rocks, Cotton Candy Lollipops, and Sour Patch Kids for an added dash of variety to your concession stand!

#5: Make Your Concession Stand Mobile.

When you think of a major league ball game, chances are the call for “Peaaaanuttttsss” comes to mind. Add this same much-loved element to Little League and sports games by having trusted parents or school board members walk around with candy to sell. Simply place various candy varieties in a flat box, with tags noting their price. Gotta perfect that “Gummmmy Fishhhhh” call!

Good luck with your concession candy stand fundraising! As always, we do our best to keep our bulk concession candy affordable so you can get as much profit from your candy stand as possible. Do you have any tips for making your concession candy stand a homerun?

Stock Your Concession Stand With Sweet Football Candy and Salty Snacks!

As football fans living in Pennsylvania, where the weather on game day can range from a tad bit chilly to can’t-feel-my-toes-frigid, we know firsthand that a little frost on the windshield won’t have you cancelling game plans! Most fans will weather even the coldest days with blankets and gloves in tow while wearing more layers than a cake! But for as open as we are to embracing what Mother Nature throws our way, it is imperative that the game we attend have a concession stand fully stocked with the many food groups of football, namely: Beer Nuts, Cheese Popcorn, Planters Heat Peanuts, Sports Lollipops and Freestone Pickles. There are a few other snacks and sweets you should have as well, but I want to be sure my favorites are covered before we move on. ;)

So what are the consequences of a poorly-stocked concession stand? What is the worst that can happen if you run out of popcorn or never even order Slim Jims? YOU DON’T EVEN WANT TO KNOW. It may start with an empty seat in the stands here and there that used to be filled, but with each passing week less and less people, and more and more empty seats in the stands, will become the norm. In time, the stands themselves will fall apart from depression, for all their joy lives in the excitement of the fans!

And then, of course, there are the football players, coaches and mascots. Have you ever seen a mascot shuffle aimlessly about the football field as though his whole purpose in life has been ripped away? Have you ever seen a player score a game-winning touchdown only to look out into the empty bleachers and realize it went largely unseen? No…you wouldn’t see that. Because you wouldn’t be there to see it, and no one else would either! And why? For what? Because someone forgot to place an order, followed by forgetting to place another order, and before anyone knew what happened the concession stand was full of nothing but forgotten dreams and absence of hope.

The entirety of ‘town spirit’ may be depending on your well-stocked concession stand. OK, we may be exaggerating just a little! But do you want to risk finding out for sure when prevention is just a few clicks away?! We can promise that the temperature climbing into the single digits won’t keep us away from a football game. We can even promise that we’ll pack extra hand warmers in case the game goes long. But by golly, we can’t promise we won’t be forced to venture elsewhere in pursuit of Planters Peanuts if they aren’t available. And that’s just the football-lovin’ truth!

Concession Supplies – From French Fry Trays to Banana Split Boats!

At Blair Candy Headquarters, we’re seeing our concession candy orders climb as stands across the country run low on everything from Quench gum to Slim Jims. But it isn’t just the sweet and salty stuff we offer at Blair. We’ve also got a great selection of concession supplies that are affordable and durable. We know you don’t want your fans walking around with nacho cheese all over their shirt – especially if they’re wearing a team shirt! So we offer containers and trays that are built to last through the last bite, be it a fresh pile of fries or a hot dog with the works.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the concession supplies we offer…

Snow Cone Cups – 6 oz. – 200 ct. for $7.75 – Less than 4 cents per cup! While most of us grumble when we get too much ice in our soda, sweet, flavored ice in a snow cone cup is a completely different story! There will be no grumbles. There will be no mumbles. There will only be ‘mmmm’ s. It’s also worth noting that since snow cones are just ice and a little syrup, their profit margin can be much higher than many other snacks. Also, fans in the stands might bring along their own soda in their purses and backpacks, but there aren’t a whole lot of people walking around with their own snow cones!

French Fry Trays – 250 ct. for $7.30 – Less than 3 cents per tray! There are few things in life as universally appreciated as French fries. Sure, there will always be one or two people in a crowd that claim not to care for them, but the only reasonable explanation for that would be that they’re lying. Or perhaps they never had a French fry and are embarrassed. Maybe a French fry bit them when they were a child? I’m not sure, really. But I am sure that most people love them, whether they dip ‘em in ketchup, cover ‘em in salt, pour on the vinegar, shake on the Old Bay, or customize them in any other of the countless ways that are all delicious!

Banana Split Boats – 75 ct. for $27 – Just 36 cents per boat! Our banana split boats are super sturdy and sized just right for an oh-so-delicious banana split. This delectable summer treat can easily go from scrumptious to sloppy in the blink of an eye, so we made sure to stock a durable boat that was up for the challenge. You’ll appreciate that they’re easy to work with, and your concession stand shoppers will appreciate that they have something sturdy to hold while they savor every last lick. Banana splits are typically a more expensive concession stand snack, so it helps to invest in a better quality container that will keep all the goodness in the boat where it belongs!

Sugar Free and Gluten Free Candy for Your Concession Stand

Much like most things in the world, candy is not a one-size-fits-all indulgence. While it may be a near universal truth that everyone loves candy, counting at least one treat as a go-to favorite that always tastes as good as the first one they ever enjoyed, many of us have dietary restrictions that allow for us to only eat certain foods, baked goods and candies. These restrictions, including that foods must be sugar free or gluten free, apply to not only many adults, but many children as well.

As anyone who has been living with these restrictions for any length of time knows, staying on track while enjoying events just as much as those without a special diet is made much easier when awesome options are readily available to you! We know you want the concession candy you sell at your stand to appeal to as many people as possible, not just so you can make more sales, but also to show you appreciate that kids and adults who must limit their sugar or avoid gluten will still want a sweet snack when they’re taking a break from playing or watching the game. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few popular options from our sugar free candy and gluten free candy collections that are perfect for concession stands…

Sugar Free Candy

Too Tarts Sugar Free Drops – Somehow candy is even more exciting and enjoyable when it comes in a fun container, and these sugar free Too Tarts certainly do! Each bottle of this “Sugar Free Candy With Attitude!” packs just 7 calories and plenty of fun. Each box of 36 contains 3 flavors – Blue Bewwy, Gween Apple and Straw Bewwy.

Sugar Free Twizzlers – One of the best warm weather candies there is, we’re excited to offer Sugar Free Twizzlers, which are just as dee-lish as the original. This generously-sized 5 oz. bag holds 16 strawberry Twizzlers – more than enough to last a few extra innings!

Gluten Free Candy

Push Pops – The wrappers may have received an update over the years, but the classic container of Push Pop lollipops is immediately recognizable. A favorite for more years than I care to count, these make a nostalgic candy treat for adults, and are just plain fun for the kids. And if you’re enjoying one in the dugout and it’s time to play ball, you can simply snap the top back on and pick up where you left off later – smart and sweet!

Air Heads Taffy – Another candy classic that I loved as a kid, Air Heads are just as awesome today as they ever were. Blair Candy offers Air Heads in boxes of 36, with the following fruity flavors to choose from: Cherry, Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, Sour Apple, Watermelon, Green Apple, and the most fun of all – White Mystery. What flavor will White Mystery be? Only a taste will tell!

Wishing your team and your concession stand the best of luck this year!

Concession Candy Favorites are MVPs at Blair Candy: Part 2 – The Salty Snacks!

In our last post here on the Blair Candy Blog we highlighted 5 of our most timeless, tasty, popular sweet picks from our concession candy selections. But for as fantastic as each of those sugary must-haves may be, sports fans cannot live on candy alone! Don’t worry, we aren’t suggesting you stock your stand with vegetables and fiber bars – we haven’t lost our minds! We just want to remind you before you hit that order button that salty snacks are also a concession stand hit. So without further ado, we present you with 5 favorites that are sure to fly off the shelf faster than the ball off the bat…

David Sunflower Seeds – You’d have a tricky time finding a well-stocked concession stand that doesn’t offer this classic snack. When I was a kid they were only available in ‘Regular’, or at the very least that’s the only variety I ever plopped my pennies down for. Today, BBQ, Nacho and Ranch flavors have been added to the sunflower seed family, and I can’t help but think that if they were brothers and sisters they would get along famously! Each is delicious in its own way, but when the bases are loaded and my excited energy is at its peak, I’m a ‘Regular’ girl reaching for a handful of the comforting classic!

Shredded Beef Jerky – I carried a pack of shredded beef jerky so often as a child that it’s a wonder my jeans never developed a worn circle where it sat! To this day it’s one of my favorite salty snacks, and works well as a protein-packed pick-me-up for long days at the office. But it’s at the baseball game that shredded beef jerky looks most at home, in the hands of the fans on the bleachers who will always root for the home team no matter that season’s score.

Planters Heat Peanuts – Something about sports brings out the fiery snacker in all of us, and Planters Heat peanuts
are one of the best ways we know to satisfy your spicy tooth! With Planters, you always know your getting the best peanuts on the planet – their name didn’t become synonymous with ‘peanut’ without good reason! You also know they won’t be gathering dust on the concession stand shelf as they’re a time-tested treat that never gets picked last.

Indian Salted Pumpkin Seeds - If David Sunflower Seeds have a best friend, it surely lives inside this familiar red paper pack. For serious salt-lovers only, Indian pumpkin seeds are as close as it gets to pumpkin seed perfection outside of roasting and salting them yourself straight from the pumpkin. I still remember my salt-pursed lips as a kid, which always gave away the fact that I’d eaten two packs! Much like the shredded beef jerky mentioned above, pumpkin seeds are also naturally high in protein, giving you some extra oomph to get through the game!

Combos – Whether you bite them in half and eat the filling first, or enjoy Combos in one satisfying crunch, there are enough tempting flavors to keep your taste buds happy all season long. Blair Candy makes it easy to offer your players and fans the Combos they like best with 18-packs filled with the flavors (and quantities of each) that you choose. Pick from Cheddar, Nacho, Pepperoni Pizza, Pizza Pretzel, Cheddar Cracker, Salsa and Jalapeno. And don’t worry – there’s no wrong choice! :)
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