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Hit a Home Run with these Concession Stand Favorites

Are you ready to knock your concession stand sales out of the park this summer? We thought so! Selling the most popular snacks and treats at your little league’s concession stand is key to ringing in big profits.

Of course one of the most popular items is bubble gum and there’s no brand that’s more closely associated with baseball than Big League Chew. This shredded bubble gum has been a big hit since it was first introduced in the 1980s and has sold over 800 million “pouches” worldwide.

While still available in its original flavor – “Outta’ Here Original” – additional flavors have been added over the years including grape, cotton candy, sour apple, and more. Plus, there’s even a special edition package of original flavor featuring a girl ball player!

New this year are two tasty snacks that are sure to be a home run with your fans – Slim Jim Fire Fries and Slim Jim Pork Rinds. Fire Fries are potato snacks shaped like, well you guessed it, French fries and are available in either Buffalo or Inferno flavors.

Slim Jim Pork Rinds, or chicharrones, are a flavorful, crunchy snack that is available in either Squealin’ Hot or BBQ. These light and airy snacks will quickly become a hot seller at your concession stand.

We would be remiss if we didn’t forget two baseball classics – peanuts and Cracker Jack! After all, no ball game would be complete without snacking on these two favorites.

Planters have a great selection of nuts in individual snack size packs including cashews, “Heat” peanuts, smoked almonds, and pistachios which are perfect for satisfying a craving for a salty snack on a hot summer day.

You’ll score extra points by having bags of Cracker Jack available for your fans because let’s be honest… nobody can resist the temptation of this salty and sweet treat, which is why it’s been a mainstay of baseball games for over a century. Plus, they still have a prize in every pack!

Need help selecting concession stand candy and snacks?  Don’t worry, we’re here to help you avoid striking out. Feel free to contact us to discuss what’s best to fill your racks so you’ll hit a homer all season long!

Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties: The Perfect Parade Candy

Parade season is almost here as Memorial Day and the 4th of July is right around the corner. For kids, there’s nothing more exciting than lining Main Street waiting for the parade to pass by as candy gets tossed from the various floats.

If you’re a parade organizer or a group that will have a float, we’re here to help you choose the perfect parade tossing candy!

First off, you will want to stay away from anything that melts quickly such as miniature chocolate bars. You’ll want to choose candy that’s available in large quantities, individually wrapped, and durable. After all, a good amount of candy is going to hit the street before it’s picked up, so you don’t want candy that breaks easily.

Based on that, can you guess what our best selling parade candy is? If you said Tootsie Rolls, you’re right! Tootsie Rolls and their fruit-flavored cousin, Tootsie Frooties, are the perfect choice for all the above reasons.

Tootsie Rolls are available in a 360 count bag of perfectly sized Tootsie Roll Midgees. These bite-sized chocolate-flavored treats are just a wee bit smaller than a regular size Tootsie Roll and are individually wrapped.

Tootsie Frooties are just like a Tootsie Roll but come is a whole assortment of fun flavors including blue raspberry, fruit punch, sour cherry, green apple, grape, cherry limeade, strawberry, watermelon, strawberry-lemonade, lemon, and mango. Like the chocolate Tootsie Roll Midgees, these are all available in 360 piece bags.

Now you’re probably wondering which flavor of Frooties you want to toss from your parade float. Well, why not all of them? That’s easy to do with a huge 4lb bag of Tootsie Frooties that has 560 pieces of assorted flavors.

Buying bulk parade candy can save you a lot of money, besides Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties, we have a huge selection that’s guaranteed to make your candy tossers the hit of your town’s parade!

“Everybunny” Loves our Bunny Bites Box full of Easter Candy!

There are a few holidays we celebrate each year that are closely associated with candy. The biggest, of course, is Halloween, then Christmas, and one we’re inching closer to – Easter.

Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets are two traditions that have been around for centuries and are a part of nearly every Easter celebration. Just like children waking on Christmas morning to find gifts under the tree from St. Nick, Easter has them hunting for eggs and searching for an Easter basket left by Petter Cottontail.

Easter baskets are typically filled with all sorts of delicious candy including jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate “eggs,” solid chocolate rabbits, chocolate crosses, and of course, the quintessential Easter treat – Marshmallow PEEPS.

I’m sure you can remember when you were a youngster the excitement you had waking up Easter morning looking for that woven basket lined with “grass” overflowing with plastic eggs that hide bite-size candy treats inside.

Ah, the memories!

Today, busy families may not have the time to go out and shop for Easter candy or may find their local grocery store doesn’t have a wide selection. Many of our customers have even asked if we could make them an Easter basket and ship it to them or send a basket as a gift.

Well, we heard you! We worked with the head Bunny himself to come up with a box full of Easter candy that we call Bunny Bites! It’s chock full of all kinds of fantastic Easter goodies, some made only once a year, that’s the perfect gift for kids of all ages.

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Our Bunny Bites box contains nearly 50 pieces of brand name candy such as Cadbury Eggs, Milka Oreo Eggs, bunny lollipops, Easter Pez, Mike & Ike jelly beans, solid milk chocolate rabbits, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, Twizzler Easter Treats, PEEPS, Fun Dip, Tootsie Roll eggs, bubble gum eggs, mini egg lollipops, Hershey’s Mini Easter Bars, Zitner Butter Krak Egg, Trolli Gummi Eggs and more.

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

These boxes full of Easter candy make great gifts to send to loved ones near and far – or are great for filling your own baskets. We hand select and pack each one individually so candy choices vary from box to box, but each piece is individually wrapped and guaranteed fresh.

If you’re giving our Bunny Bites box as a gift, we can even include a gift note to let the recipient know who sent them this sweet present. Be sure to order one for everyone in your family – including yourself!

Interesting Facts about Marshmallow PEEPS

One of the most famous and beloved Easter candies is none other than the Marshmallow PEEP. These fluffy, colorful marshmallow chicks have been filling Easter baskets for nearly 70 years and this nostalgic candy has a cult following that continues to grow every year.

Originally PEEPS chicks and bunnies were made in yellow and white, but over the years additional colors and shapes have been added. However, yellow remains the number one selling color.

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

Interested in more fun facts about PEEPS? We knew it! So here are some more courtesy of our friends at Just Born, the makers of PEEPS right down the road from us in Bethlehem, PA:

27 Hours! That’s the time it used to take to make just one Marshmallow PEEP back in 1953, but thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, PEEPS are born in just six minutes.

Around the World! Each year, enough Marshmallow PEEPS are manufactured to circle our big blue marble not once… but twice! Those chicks can sure fly.

Along Came Pink! Yellow and white got some company with the addition of pink PEEPS followed by a rainbow of colors that include lavender, blue, green and orange. Regardless of color, they all taste the same… delicious!

Pink was the third color, following yellow and white, that Marshmallow PEEPS introduced.

Pink was the third color, following yellow and white, that Marshmallow PEEPS introduced.

Fat-Free & Low-Cal! If you’re looking for a fat-free snack, go grab a PEEP! They not only have 0 grams of fat PEEPS Chicks have only 28 calories each while Bunnies have 27.5 making them a sweet indulgence you won’t feel guilty about.

Chocolate Chicks! 2010 marked the first time that a Marshmallow PEEPS Chick took a bath in chocolate and ever since, the milk and dark chocolate dipped variety has become a popular addition to the line.

Chocolate dipped Marshmallow PEEPS were introduced in 2010.

Chocolate dipped Marshmallow PEEPS were introduced in 2010.

They’re Number One! If you think jelly beans are a big seller at Easter time, you’re right, but did you know that Marshmallow PEEPS are the #1 selling non-chocolate Easter candy for over two decades?

They Sell Out Quickly! PEEPS Chicks and Bunnies are only made once a year for Easter and usually hop out of our warehouse quickly. If you want the freshest PEEPS to fill your Easter baskets, we recommend ordering early otherwise you may just have to wait another year for one of the world’s most popular sweets.

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