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Old Fashioned Hard Christmas Candy & Snacks Make the Season Bright!

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There is a certain fondness we have for vintage items at the holidays. Tartan plaid dresses, vinyl records of holiday hits, red ribbons, heirloom Christmas dinner plates, and of course, nostalgic candies that let us walk back down memory lane. You can’t beat the taste of old-fashioned Christmas candy. And the test of time lets it show: we still see bags and boxes of candy from our childhood on store shelves.

Maybe you remember running to the corner store with your parents or friends in tow. On the way, you might have passed a toy store with the latest train model in the window only to press your nose to the glass for a second before buying a handful (or two!) of penny candy. Or maybe you remember sitting beneath the Christmas tree with your brothers and sisters, surrounded by wrapping paper as you unwrapped the old fashioned hard Christmas candy you found in your stockings. You felt the magic of the season – and then you celebrated it with a little something sweet. Old fashioned hard Christmas candy or snacks can take you back in time and make those memories feel even sweeter.
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Retro Christmas Candy to Share this Season

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Think back to the holiday season when you were a child. Did you have a favorite holiday candy? Of course, you did! Chances are, we have it on BlairCandy.com for you to enjoy all over again. This time, while you’re enjoying your favorite retro Christmas candy, invite your family and friends to enjoy it along with you. Here are three retro Christmas candies that we think everyone will enjoy:

Plantation Old Fashioned Clear Candy is a subtle sugar candy that has delighted many for decades. Each candy is shaped into a classic Christmas toy and comes in a variety of beautiful colors. The only downside is that the candy is very delicate, so they do break easily. Even if they are broken, they are still delicious to eat.

Washburn Cut Rock Hard Candy is just as delicious to eat as it is neat to look at. Each candy has designs and vibrant colors that make it great for gifting and decorating. This bag has 9oz of this classic candy, but you still want to buy two bags; this candy will go quickly!

Following the trend of unique, retro Christmas candy, this box of Ribbon Candy will amaze those new to nostalgic candy. This treat isn’t seen as often, but it will be a clear favorite among those who try it. Each box has assorted colors and flavors, so it probably wouldn’t hurt to buy a few boxes to make sure you get to try all of the flavors. Also, these make a great Christmas gift for those who love candy.

Check out these and other nostalgic Christmas candy treats by visiting BlairCandy.com!

Halloween Popcorn Balls

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There are plenty of Halloween treats out there to try, make, and enjoy, but a classic Halloween treat can really make the occasion. Whether you want to go completely classic, or mix in these timeless treats with new ones, these are a few you should definitely have:

Halloween popcorn balls are a trick-or-treating staple that is pretty versatile. You can make them savory, sweet, decorate them, or keep them simple. If you decide to make them, just make sure you have enough because they’ll go quick. Check out the recipe by Thirty Handmade Days here if you don’t feel like making them, check out our Halloween popcorn balls by clicking here.

Pumpkin patches, graveyards….they all require the classic dirt pudding recipe. Chocolate lovers have made and loved this recipe for years. Decorate with gummy worms, cookie tombstones, or marshmallow ghosts for a cute dessert. Check out the recipe on Oh! Nuts Sweet & Crunch Blog here.

Meringues are a little harder to pull off, but if you do, they make the perfect ghosts. Eat them alone or use them to decorate desserts, they make the perfect touch to any Halloween. Learn how to make them, on Smart School House here.

Be sure to tag us in your creations on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! Visit BlairCandy.com today to get all of the candy and supplies you need for your Halloween creations.

Ritter Sport : A Delicious Retro Candy Bar

Decadent chocolate with only the finest added ingredients? Sounds like a chocolate lover’s dream! If you haven’t tried a Ritter Sport Chocolate Bar, you are seriously missing out. From a classic chocolate square, to a filled chocolate with nuts, to seasonal flavors with unique fillings, these chocolates are a true retro candy classic. What else should you know about Ritter Sport Chocolates? These are a couple fun facts about these delicious treats.

Ritter Sport Retro Candy | BlairCandy.comThe company was founded in 1912 in Germany by Alfred Eugen Ritter and Clara Ritter.

Clara came up with the company’s signature square shape. Why square? It was supposed to “fit in everyone’s jacket pocket without breaking and weighs the same as a normal long bar.”

Ritter Sport also had long bars, boxes of chocolate, and other seasonal products. These were gradually phased out in 1960 to focus on the square bars.

Ritter Sport is a very environmentally friendly company! In the early 1990’s they switched to fully recyclable packaging and developed a agroforestry project where they get their cocoa from in Nicaragua. There is also an organic range of chocolates that are available.

If you’re ready to try this unique and completely delicious range of chocolates, be sure to check out the Ritter Sport Chocolates on BlairCandy.com! There are plenty of flavors or this retro candy to choose from and enjoy!

New Retro Candy Treats!

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There is always tons of new candy on BlairCandy.com to satisfy that sweet tooth. This includes those retro candy favorites that you can’t find or just haven’t had in awhile. We have new nostalgic candies for you to try and rediscover in stock! Here’s a few we think you should order:

Pop Rocks: This popping, fizzing candy is a total favorite. Choose from the classic blue raspberry or green apple flavors or try the new chocolate Pop Rocks for a twist on an old favorite.

Jawbreakers: Careful! These giant jawbreakers aren’t for the faint of heart. Choose the spattered original flavors or the colorful blotz gum flavors for a crushingly sweet time.

Zotz: Speaking of fizzy candies, try the original candy that started it all! Choose from blue raspberry, watermelon, cherry, and strawberry for a fizzy, sweet treat.

There’s plenty of nostalgic candy for you to indulge in on BlairCandy.com. Shop today to find a new favorite or rediscover an old one!

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day!

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Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! Milk chocolate is in a lot of our favorite candies and there are so many candies we can celebrate with today. Of course you should grab your favorite, but we recommend this pairing.

If you want to celebrate with a nostalgic candy, definitely try this Rocky Road candy bar. This bar contains fluffy marshmallows and cashews and topped with a layer of milk chocolate.

Snickers bars are one of America’s favorite candy bars. Nougat, peanuts, caramel, and of course a layer of milk chocolate. We highly recommend celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day with a box of Snickers in bulk.

Can’t choose between Milk Chocolate and another kind of chocolate? Hershey’s Pot of Gold is the answer! Not only will you get tons of milk chocolate with caramel and nuts, but also other chocolate types to eat or share with someone.

You definitely should have a classic Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar on National Milk Chocolate Day. But, we recommend that you splurge for the 5lb Hershey’s bar. Share it with family and friends or eat it all yourself. We won’t judge!

Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day with these and plenty of other milk chocolate treats at Blair Candy! Find all of your favorites and a few new ones by browsing online today.

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!

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!

Retro Candy Your Kids Should Try

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? What about a retro candy taste test?! It’s a great way to share memories with them while spending quality time. Blair Candy has tons of retro candy for you to choose from. Choose a few candies that you think they might like, ones you loved growing up, or a combination of the two! Here are some we suggest:

Now & Later Candy: These chewy, fruity candies might remind them of Starburst without the unique flavors.

Pop Rocks: Kids will love these. Bonus points if you add a little soda with them for a super fizzy feeling.

Cow Tales: Chewy caramel with a cream center is a guaranteed favorite. Try the original or one of the flavored caramel boxes.

Shoe String Licorice: You’ll be ordering more, once your kids taste this candy! This candy is fun to eat and play with and gives them hours of fun.

Blair Candy has these and many more retro candy options for you to share with your kids and grandkids. Not only will you get to share a sweet treat, but you’ll also get to share childhood memories with those you love. Shop now for the ultimate retro candy party!

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