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Marshmallow PEEPs: The History of a Favorite Easter Candy

When it comes to Easter candy, there’s plenty to choose from.  From chocolate peanut butter eggs and solid milk chocolate rabbits to colorful jelly beans and the most iconic treat of all… Marshmallow PEEPs.

Love them or hate them, Marshmallow PEEPs are included in every Easter basket and their popularity – as well as flavors and shapes – increases every year.  In fact, PEEPs are the #1 selling non-chocolate Easter candy!

These puffy marshmallow chicks, around for over 65 years, were originally made by hand to give them their unique shape.  Over the years, manufacturing has evolved and new shapes such as rabbits, hearts, Christmas trees have been added, and additional flavors introduced, all while keeping with the same simple recipe.

For Easter, there are a few different varieties of PEEPs including some new ones:

Original Marshmallow PEEPs
The original chick-shaped PEEP is still the most popular.  Originally made in yellow, white, and pink, additional colors were added in the 1990’s.  Today, in addition to the original colors, they are available in pink, purple, blue, green and orange.

Marshmallow PEEPs Bunnies
Not one of the original PEEPs shapes, the bunny was introduced in the 1980’s and has been a favorite ever since!  These are also available in a rainbow of colors.

Flavored Marshmallow PEEPs
Starting in 1999, PEEPS began to introduce different flavors to their famous marshmallow treats and for Easter there are PEEPs chicks and bunnies available in Chocolate PuddingCotton Candy, Fruit Punch,  and more!

Marshmallow PEEPs Eggs
There are chicks and bunnies and now there are PEEPs Easter Eggs!  One of the newer shapes to be added to the PEEPs line, these eggs come brightly decorated and have already become a fan favorite.

When it comes time to selecting which treats to put in your Easter basket, there’s no doubt that PEEPs will be included.  After all, there’s really no other Easter Candy that’s more iconic than these fluffy marshmallow creations. Plus, most are low in calories and are gluten and fat-free.

Be sure to check out the complete selection of Marshmallow PEEPs as well as all our Easter candy.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs – A Delicious Treat We Can’t Get Enough Of

Hands up if peanut butter Easter eggs are your favorite seasonal candy treat.  The delicious combination of creamy peanut butter drenched in milk or dark chocolate is a guilty pleasure many look forward to every year.  Many of our fans check our website daily waiting for their favorite brand to come in stock so they don’t miss out.  Yes, some are so popular they sell out quick!

One of the most popular is Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs.  Manufactured in Philadelphia from a recipe that has been handed down for generations, many regard Zitner’s as the “Cadillac” of Easter eggs.  Made just once a year, they’re a sweet indulgence you don’t want to pass up.  But don’t say we didn’t warn you – they sell out quick, so be sure to place an order before they’re gone.

The most famous name in the chocolate-peanut-butter world is none other than Reese’s.  While Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are available year-round, Easter time brings Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs in many different varieties that are only available once a year including a GIANT 6oz version.

Another favorite is Asher’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg.  This Pennsylvania company has been satisfying candy cravings since 1892 and their peanut butter cups are one of their most popular confectionaries.  Each Easter, they make small batches of Peanut Butter Meltaway Eggs that are simply mouthwatering.  Plus, they also have a sugar-free version that is just as delicious.

No matter what Peanut Butter Easter Egg is your favorite, there’s no doubt that there’s nothing better than the taste of peanut butter and chocolate.  To ensure you don’t miss out on having your favorite, be sure to check out all of our Easter Candy and place an order before they’re gone – after all, these sweet treats are only available once a year.

 

Zitner’s Easter Eggs – a Tradition for Nearly a Century

For chocolate fans, there’s no better time than Easter to indulge in many decadent treats created just for the holiday. Shortly after the Christmas decorations come down we start getting emails and calls from customers wanting to know if one of their favorites has arrived in stock yet – Zitner’s Eggs.

Zitner’s Candy, from Philadelphia, has been making chocolate eggs for nearly 100 years and they are extremely popular! How popular? Well, they sell over 6 million chocolate Easter Eggs every year. Each one is made with the original recipe that has been handed down for generations.

Fans of Zitner’s wait all year to get a taste of these scrumptious treats that come in a variety of flavors.

Zitner’s Butter Krak Eggs
A true fan favorite and one that has been featured on the Food Network. These delicious chocolate covered Easter Eggs have a sweet, creamy, buttery coconut filling and to get to it you have to break through the toasted coconut and dark chocolate shell. In the words of one of our customers, “these are the best Easter eggs ever!


Zitner’s Cocoanut Cream Eggs
These chocolate covered Easter eggs go out the door as quick as they come in, and for good reason. Inside this chocolate covered egg is the most delicious and creamy cocoanut filling you will ever taste. One bite and we’re sure you won’t be able to have just one.


 

Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Many regard Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs as the “best of the best” and we won’t argue with that! The combination of Zitner’s rich milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter filling makes our mouths water just thinking about this classic Easter candy.

While Easter may be several weeks away, we sell out of Zitner’s Easter Candy quickly, so be sure to order soon so the Easter Bunny can place these delicious sweets in your basket.

Our Top 5 Favorite Easter Egg Hunt Candy Recommendations

It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to pay a visit leaving behind a basket full of treats for kids to enjoy. Along with filling up Easter baskets, one activity that many families find enjoyable is a good old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt!

You may remember one from your childhood, where eggs were laid out on the lawn, hidden in plants and bushes waiting to be found. Once all were gathered up, the excitement began as eggs were opened and trinkets, coins, and of course… candy was found!

Whether this will be your first Easter Egg Hunt or your 21st, we have put together our “Top 5 Favorite Easter Egg Hunt Candy” list that we’re happy to share:

Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Nobody can resist the delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter, so of course, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups made our list. But these bite-sized cups in Easter colored wrapping are the perfect size for hiding inside those Easter eggs!


Hersheys Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs
You may remember these from your own childhood and yes, they’re still around! An Easter Egg Hunt would not be complete without these delicious solid milk chocolate “eggs” making an appearance.


Tootsie Frooties & Tootsie Rolls
For over a century, Tootsie Rolls have been a favorite of candy lovers around the globe.  The chewy candy with the cocoa taste is made with the same recipe since 1896 and along with the original flavor, Tootsie Rolls come in different flavors called Tootsie Frooties.  These individually wrapped chews are perfect for hiding in eggs whether you choose the original flavor or opt for Blue Raspberry, Cherry Limeade, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, or any of the Frooties flavors they’ll be a hit at your egg hunt.

 


Double Bubble Bubble Gum
When it comes to bubble gum, there’s one that stands out as a favorite – Double Bubble!  For your Easter Egg Hunt we have a HUGE plastic tub that’s filled with 300 individually wrapped pieces of Double Bubble – yes 300 pieces.  After the hunt, why not gather everyone up and have a contest to see who can blow the biggest bubble?


Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans
What would an Easter Egg Hunt be without jelly beans?  And the most famous (and popular) jelly bean is none other than Jelly Belly.  These sample packs are just the right size for an egg hunt and contain an assortment of the unique flavors Jelly Belly is famous for.

 

Whether you’re planning an egg hunt or just looking for some sweet treats to fill up baskets, be sure to check out our complete selection of Easter candy – we’re sure you’ll find all your favorites.

PEEPS Marshmallow Candy for Valentine’s Day and Easter

Easter and PEEPS candy go hand-in-hand. The fluffy marshmallow treats are a staple of Easter baskets and egg hunts every year, but did you know PEEPS are also available for Valentine’s Day?

Yes!

If that special someone is a fan of PEEPS, now is the time to play Cupid and give PEEPS Marshmallow Hearts this February 14th.

For the hopeless romantic, one flavor says “love” right off the bat – Strawberry Creme PEEPS. These colorful hearts taste just like a decadent dessert but without the fuss.

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

 

If you’re a little more “vanilla,” don’t worry… we have your back! These delicious vanilla creme marshmallow hearts will make your loved one melt.

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

Then for the PEEPS fan who doesn’t like to mess with an original, we recommend these pink marshmallow hearts. They have the classic PEEPS flavor that is famous worldwide. What flavor is that? We just call it “Mmmmmmmm!”

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

We know it’s hard to decide on a gift for your special Valentine, so go ahead and order a package of each. But don’t forget – Easter is right around the corner! Our selection of Easter PEEPS is now in stock and super fresh.

This Easter, PEEPS are available in more colors, flavors, and styles than ever before. From the classic Chicks to bunnies and eggs, we have the widest selection to choose from.

Easter PEEPS

Plus, new this year are PEEPS Jelly Beans in strawberry, blueberry, lemon and marshmallow flavors which are sure to quickly become a new Easter candy favorite.

PEEPS Jelly Beans

P.S. If you plan to “put a ring on it” this Valentine’s Day, the classic Ring Pop is a cute way to pop the question before presenting the real thing.

Valentine's Day Ring Pops

Introducing Your New Candy Crush – Crush Soda Flavor Inspired Candy!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and guess what? We have your new, favorite candy crush right here at Blair Candy!

No, it’s not who you’re thinking. It’s two of your favorite chewy treats featuring the fruity favorites of Crush Soda!

Now, we’re not afraid to admit that we’re a little partial to Orange Crush, but we’re also a fan of strawberry, grape, and pineapple.  If you are too, you’re going to fall in love with these two new candies.

First up, Swedish Fish Minis. The fish that everyone loves to eat is now available in a bag of assorted Crush Soda flavors. If you’re partial to the classic Red Swedish Fish, have no fear, they’re still available. Plus, we are one of the few places online that you can get the rare grape-flavored Nordic Fish that made a swim back to the United States after spending some time upstream.

Now get ready for this! Say hello to your new favorite sweet and sour candy – Sour Patch Kids Crush. The same fruity flavors bring new a new taste sensation to this gummy treat.

Both of these Crush Soda flavors inspired candies were teased at the Spring 2019 Sweets and Snacks Expo and we just couldn’t want to get some in stock. Now they’re here, so be sure to order some and make them your first new crush of 2020.

Looking for other new additions that arrived recently at our huge candy warehouse?  Click here!

Chocolate Coins – a St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

“At the end of every rainbow lies a pot of gold.” That phrase instantly brings visions of a happy-go-lucky leprechaun guarding an overflowing cauldron of bright gold coins, or, a favorite breakfast cereal!

Whichever image it conjures up for you, there’s no mistaking the mascot of St. Patrick’s Day – a holiday celebrated each year on the 17th of March. While St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated by the Irish dating back to 1000AD, it was first celebrated here in the United States in 1737 in the country’s most Irish city – Boston.

Holidays all have their candy cousin, such as candy canes for Christmas, heart shaped lollipops for Valentine’s Day, and chocolate rabbits for Easter. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception, and we owe the choice of sweets to our friend the leprechaun.

The St. Patrick’s Day candy that’s most associated with the holiday is none other than chocolate coins wrapped in shiny gold foil to represent the coins in the leprechaun’s overflowing pot.

These chocolate coins are a favorite treat that can be used in decorations or handed out as gifts to youngsters of all ages. Our selection of chocolate coins come in either quarters or half-dollars and are available in 2 and 24 pound packages.

Image courtesy of NotMartha.org

If you’re looking for something “green” to hand out with all that “gold,” we have some other St. Patrick’s Day candy such as classic spearmint leaves jellies, green cotton candy, green lollipops and more including green candy in bulk for creating a candy buffet for school or work.

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