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Bulk Parade Candy for Big Crowds and Even Bigger Fun

For kids, the best part of a parade is catching the candy that is being tossed from the floats. For adults, there’s no doubt that tossing the candy is the highlight of the day!

If you’re organizing a parade or in charge of putting together your group’s float, don’t disappoint your spectators by forgetting to order the candy. While you may be tempted to head to your local grocery store and buy bag after bag of sweets, we’re here to tell you … don’t!

First, buying large numbers of individual bags of candy just isn’t cost-effective for the amount you’re going to need for your parade. Second, chances are even if you bought the entire stock on the store’s shelves you won’t have enough.

For decades we have been working with organizations around the country to supply them with individually wrapped parade candy in bulk. We have arrangements with the large candy manufacturers to offer candy in this manner that has literally been a “Life Saver” for many! (Did you catch that candy reference?)

Here are just a few examples of parade candy we have available in bulk packaging:

Double Bubble Bubble Gum
Gum is always a hit at parades and we have Double Bubble available in 300 count plastic tubs. What’s great about these is you can give each member of your float team a tub and have them toss out pieces by the handful. When it’s empty, just give them another – talk about convenience!


Jolly Rancher
Who can resist the sweet or sour flavor of a Jolly Rancher? These hard candies are strong enough to resist breaking when they hit the pavement and made an excellent choice for parade candy. What’s even better is that we have them available in a 378 piece, 5-pound bag.

Tootsie Frooties
Everyone loves a Tootsie Roll and these are among our best selling parade candies. Tootsie Frooties are the fruit-flavored cousin of the classic chocolate chew. We have Tootsie Frooties available in a huge 560 count, 4-pound bag.

How much do 1,000 pieces of mini AirHeads candy weigh? A whopping 25 pounds! This mega bulk box of candy is perfect if you’re expecting a big crowd. Available in the wildly popular Cherry flavor or Watermelon, your fans will love the chewy, tangy flavor of these treats that have been a favorite since the ’80s.


These are just a few of the many types of candy we have available in bulk for parades, concession stand sales, little league events, and more. If you need help in picking just the right candy for your event, feel free to contact us!

Must Have Concession Stand Supplies

Is your concession stand ready to feed a ballpark full of hungry little league fans? While you’re picking out fan-favorite candy and food items, don’t forget the supplies – they’re just as important! After all, nobody wants to attempt to gobble down a hot-dog with only a napkin.

Here are just a few concession stand supplies that we recommend be on your “must-have” list:

Hot Dog Trays
Hot dogs will probably make up the bulk of the food you will be selling at your concession stand. With all the toppings that can go on a freshly steamed or grilled dog, they can get a little messy and paper plates just don’t cut it. Hot dog trays allow your fans to load that dog up to the max and easily carry it back to their seat.

Hot Dog Trays


French Fry Boats
Just like hot dogs need their own tray, so do fries. You’re going to want to give your fans a nice serving of french fries and trying to pile them on a paper plate is difficult. French fry boats are designed to keep fries in their place with room for dipping.

French Fry Boats

Nacho Trays
Nachos are a great money maker, require little work, and are quick to get out. Provide your fans with an easy way to enjoy this profitable snack by giving them a pile of chips in a carrier that has a spot for them to dip their chip into either nacho sauce or salsa.

Nacho Trays

If your concession stand is selling fountain soda, don’t forget the straws. For sanitary reasons we always recommend individually wrapped straws to minimize contact. Whether you’re a fan of the straight straw or the always kid-popular bendy straw, we’ve got you covered!


All food handlers should be wearing gloves at all times and should replace them frequently. For foodservice, powdered gloves should never be used, which is why we stock powder-free vinyl and nitrile disposable gloves. Both come in small, medium, and large sizes so be sure to order all three.

Food service gloves

Blair Candy has been supplying little leagues, sports groups, fire companies, churches, and other organizations with concession stand supplies for decades. Our experience in this area is unparalleled and we can assist you with making sure you have the right concession supplies but the most popular candy and snacks that will generate money for your group.

Be sure to contact us for more information, or learn more about our wholesale program, we’re here to help!

The History of Tootsie Rolls – Our Favorite Penny Candy

If you asked someone what their favorite “penny candy” is chances are they’re going to say “Tootsie Roll.” Yes, this bite sized chew is one of the most popular and for good reason.

The history of the Tootsie Roll dates back to 1907 when a candy maker from New York City, Leo Hirshfield, invented the chocolate-flavored chew and named it after his daughter, Clara who he affectionately called his little Tootsie.

Tootsie Rolls were the first penny candy to be individually wrapped when they hit the market commercially in 1908. More than 100 years later, Tootsie Rolls remain wildly popular with approximately 64 million pieces made per day!

That’s a lot of chews!

Tootsie Rolls are the perfect parade candy and one that is still sold by the piece at little league concession stands. You’ll also find these delightfully delicious treats in candy bowls at businesses around the world as a reminder that we’re never too old to enjoy a bit of candy.

While the original chocolate flavored Tootsie Roll remains the most popular, there are other flavors available. For those who enjoy the taste of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, grape, green apple and more, Tootsie Frooties are what you’re looking for. Frooties have the same texture as the original Tootsie and are also individually wrapped.

Besides the roll variety of Tootsie chews, there is of course the famous Tootsie Pop. The candy lollipop with the Tootsie center gained world-wide attention back in the 1970’s thanks to the popular television commercial which asked the question, “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?”

If you’re looking for penny candy to stock your little league concession stand, throw at your summer parades, or keep in that candy dish at your restaurant or gym, Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties are your best choice.

TikTok Fruitie’s Ju-C Jelly Candies – A Viral Sensation!

The video-sharing network TikTok is a treasure trove of average humans sharing quick (and sometimes) funny videos of themselves doing wacky stunts, showing off their latest dance moves, and lip-synching to their favorite tunes.

Every now and then one of those videos ignites a trend, or a challenge, where others create their own video dovetailing off the original. The latest viral challenge features none other than, you guessed it… candy!

A few months ago, a TikTok “star” named Jaden Sprinz who because famous because of his large incisors came across a bag of Fruitie’s Ju-C Jelly candies. These fruit-shaped gummies are filled with jelly that when punctured, squirt out of the gummy capsule.

TikTok star Jaden Sprinz

Sprinz filmed himself popping these candies with his oversize teeth, and well… that’s how TikTok works!

Since then, TikTokkers around the world have been searching for these candies to make their own video and take part in the TikTok Jelly Candy Challenge.

Now here’s why this has become a fun thing to do. When you bite into the Ju-C candy, you can’t predict just where the gush of jelly is going go to! Will it spatter you in the face? Will it make a mess on the floor? Will it fly into the face of the unsuspecting person doing the filming?

A quick search on the TikTok app will show thousands of funny videos of people taking part in the challenge.

Since going viral, the Fruitie’s Ju-C Jelly candies have been a hot commodity – with many knock-offs being produced and being sold on auction sites for inflated prices. Since these are food items, we caution you in buying anything that is loosely packed and unlabeled or has no listing of ingredients or country of manufacture.

At Blair Candy, we have the original Fruitie’s Ju-C candies manufactured by the Din-Don Foods Corporation in California. Don’t be fooled by imitations or overpay for these jelly candies! Pick up a few bags today and get ready to share your own challenge video on TikTok.

Create Your Own Backyard Candy Buffet with these Sweet Ingredients

Planning a summertime backyard BBQ is fun, but it also takes a lot of work. You have to put together your list, head to the grocery store, lug everything in the house only to realize you forgot the potato chips.. and then there’s the cooking and cleanup!

While it takes effort, it’s also a lot of fun. But you know what’s even more fun and takes a whole lot less work? Creating your own “Backyard Candy BBQ,” of course! That’s right, you can plan your own backyard candy buffet without ever having to light up the grill or cook Uncle Orville’s burger to the right temperature, with our summertime sweets.

Let’s go over the menu:

From the Grill

No BBQ would be complete without everyone’s favorite – hot dogs! Our Gummy Hot Dogs are what everyone will be craving and there won’t be any argument about whether ketchup or mustard belongs on one of these weiners!

You can’t have hot dogs without burgers, so we’ve got you covered! Mini Gummy Burgers are a big hit year-round, but even more so in the summer. These stackable gummy treats are great to eat whole or piece by piece!

From the Oven

Now we know there may be a few of your guests who don’t like hot dogs or burgers, so why not give them pizza! Gummy Pizza of course! You didn’t think we’d leave out this all-time classic, did you? These five-slice “pies” may just be better than the real thing.

Side Orders

You can’t have burgers and hot dogs without a side of fries, right? No need to get the deep fryer out for these! Gummy French Fries are both sweet and sour and absolutely a delicious addition to your summer soiree.


No party is complete without dessert. Now you may be thinking, “after all this candy what could we possibly have for dessert?” More candy, of course! This time in the shape of Gummy Cupcakes. They come in wonderful flavors including orange, strawberry, pineapple, and banana and have a spongey vanilla center just like the real thing.

What do you think of this mouthwatering menu? If you’re looking to add even more delectable bites, be sure to check out our complete selection of backyard snacks for something that everyone on your invite list will enjoy.

Our Favorite Summertime Snacks

Summer is almost here and we can hardly wait! We’re counting down the days until we can head to the ball game, go boating on the lake, and fire up the BBQ for a weekend cookout. As we look ahead, we’re also thinking about our favorite summertime snacks that are the perfect companion to all your outdoor adventures!

Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy just screams “summertime!” A favorite snack that sold at little league concession stands, outdoor carnivals, and state fairs, cotton candy is also available in convenient packages for you to enjoy at home or on-the-go. Our delicious cotton candy, or candy floss as some call it, comes in a dozen different flavors packaged in a convenient 32oz tub.

Pickles aren’t just for putting on top of your cheeseburger! They’re also great for tossing in a cooler and enjoying while boating, hiking, or just chilling in the backyard. We can’t think of a better low-calorie, healthy snack to have during the summer. Van Holten’s pickles are available in Dill, Kosher Garlic and the ever-popular flavor – Hot!

Sunflower Seeds
What’s our favorite salty snack? Sunflower seeds of course! These treats are pretty much the official snack of summer and are perfect for taking along to a little league game or buying at the baseball concession stand. David Sunflower Seeds are one of our most popular snack items and besides the original flavor we all know and love, they’re also available in BBQ and Ranch.

Beef Jerky
While a great snack year-round, Beef Jerky is especially popular during the summer because it’s easy to grab a bag, toss it in with the rest of your outdoor gear, and enjoy it as a protein-packed pick-me-up. We have a great selection of Amish Smokehouse Beef Jerky in nearly a dozen unique flavors as well as a great assortment of meats from Buffalo Bill’s.

Snack Mix
Whether you’re out hiking, biking or just walking around the block, when you get the urge for a snack, reach for a healthy one! Snax Club snack mixes are the perfect tag-along. Packed with nuts, raisins, candy, and other delicious bits. Some varieties are even gluten-free and contain ingredients to help give you an extra boost.

Of course, this is just a small sampling of all the delicious snack foods we have available in addition to our huge selection of candy. Be sure to check out our snack food page to see what else is available and stock up for all your summertime adventures.

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