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A Guide to Choosing the Right Concession Stand Candy for the Summer Heat

Summer brings with it the excitement of outdoor activities, sports events, and amusement parks. Concession stands become a hot spot for indulging in our favorite treats while enjoying the warm weather. One of the highlights of any concession stand is the wide variety of candy options available. However, not all candies are created equal when it comes to withstanding the summer heat. So how do you choose the right candy for your concession stand?  Read on!

When the temperature rises, some candies may become a sticky, melting mess. To avoid this, look for heat-resistant candies that can maintain their shape and consistency even on the hottest days. Some examples include hard candies, gummies, and licorice.

Hard candies are a fantastic choice for summer as they are highly resistant to heat and maintain their shape and texture in warm temperatures. Some popular options include:

Jolly Ranchers
These fruit-flavored candies are known for their intense flavors and long-lasting taste. They come in various fruity flavors, such as watermelon, cherry, and green apple.

Lifesavers are classic ring-shaped hard candies that come in an assortment of flavors, including the popular 5-flavor roll with cherry, raspberry, watermelon, orange, and pineapple.

Green Bag of Wint O Green Lifesavers Mints |

A tangy and sweet lemon-flavored candy, Lemonheads are a refreshing option for hot summer days.

Gummies are another excellent choice for the summer heat as they don’t melt easily and provide a satisfyingly chewy texture. Some favorites include:

Haribo Gold-Bears
These classic gummy bears come in a variety of fruity flavors, such as raspberry, orange, strawberry, pineapple, and lemon.

Haribo Gold-Bears gummi bears
Swedish Fish
With their soft, chewy texture and unique red fruit flavor, Swedish Fish are a popular choice for summer snacking.

Sour Patch Kids
If you prefer a bit of a tangy kick, Sour Patch Kids offer a delicious combination of sweet and sour in various fruit flavors.

Licorice is a versatile and heat-resistant candy choice that comes in various forms and flavors. Some popular options are:

Twizzlers are a classic, chewy, and twisted licorice candy that comes in flavors like strawberry and cherry. They also offer Pull ‘n’ Peel varieties for a fun and interactive snacking experience.

Red Vines
Another popular licorice option, Red Vines, offers a unique red fruit flavor and a soft, chewy texture.

Good & Plenty
For those who enjoy a hint of anise, Good & Plenty candies combine a licorice center with a colorful candy coating. The pink and white candies are a delightful and heat-resistant option for summer snacking.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and indulge in your favorite concession stand candies. By considering factors such as heat resistance, portability, and refreshing flavors, you can make the best candy choices for the season. Keep in mind our top picks, such as hard candies, gummies, licorice, and mint candies, to ensure your summer snacking experience remains enjoyable and mess-free.

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