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Our Favorite Summertime Candy

There are so many things to like about summer, it’s hard to keep track! From relaxing outside in the warmth of the sun, to taking in a ball game, or having friends over for a backyard BBQ, summertime activities are abundant.

When it comes to summer candy favorites, well, we can narrow down not only ours, but our customer’s, top picks as well.

Big League Chew
Who can’t resist sitting in the stands watching a little league game while chewing our favorite bubble gum from the 80s, Big League Chew? This chewing gum was designed for ball games and it’s still a fan favorite. It’s sports-themed pouches contain big wads of shredded bubble gum to resemble the big leaguer’s chew. Since its introduction in the decade known for big hair and great music, Big League Chew remains a big seller all year round, especially during the summer.


Swedish Fish
Gummy candy is a year-round favorite, but there’s just something about Swedish Fish that bring back so many summer memories. Maybe it’s those walks down to the corner store when “penny candy” was still a thing and walking home with paper bags full of these delicious treats. Besides the original flavor of Swedish Fish, Blair Candy was able to bring back a long-forgotten flavor – grape! Yes, now you can have grape gummy fish along with the original.


Whirly Pops
No list of summertime candy favorites would be complete without including lollipops and we’ve included the big ones! Whirly Pops are huge 3” round lollipops in swirls of colors that kids just love. These big suckers remind us of beach days and walks on the boardwalk and bring back some great memories of summers spent at the shore.


 

Cotton Candy
From fairs to concession stands, cotton candy reigns as a summertime favorite. However, if you’re longing for some sugary satisfaction but can’t find any Cotton Candy nearby, don’t worry, it’s only a click away and it’s available in a whole bunch of delicious flavors.


Sunflower Seeds
While not a candy, Sunflower Seeds have to be on our list of summertime favorites because of their popularity. They are one of the all-time biggest snacks consumed at baseball and little league games and are a concession stand staple. Their salty taste and “chew and spit” way of enjoying them is almost a big part of summer as sunshine itself!

We hope you found some of your summertime candy favorites in our list. If not, thousands of sinfully delicious treats are waiting for you at our store, be sure to click here to visit and find some faves of your own.

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Candy for Your Spring and Summer Celebrations

Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue!  The most patriotic of colors are not only a symbol of our great nation, but they remind us of spring and summer holidays that all of us celebrate – Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

With parades, neighborhood events, and backyard cookouts on the agenda to commemorate these events, you can sweeten the celebration by adding red, white and blue candy to the menu.  Of course, Blair Candy has a great selection of patriotic candy for you to choose from, including:

NEW! Patriotic Military Heroes Gummy Candy
We’re all familiar with the green Army men many of us played with as kids.  These gummy candies are a sweet take on that classic toy and a great way to add a patriotic flair to your event.  We sell these in a bulk 5lb bag which makes them perfect for including in a red, white and blue candy buffet, or putting in small gift bags to hand out at parades or even take to a VFW, Veterans home or hospital to give a tasty treat to one of our own military heroes.


Red, White and Blue Sour Patch Kids
For those who like a little sour with their sweet, Sour Patch Kids is the candy of choice!  This favorite gummy candy is available in a red, white and blue special edition that’s perfect for snacking on during your 4th of July cookout or while taking in the local Memorial Day parade.


Red, White and Blue Candy Corn
You don’t have to wait for Halloween for one of your favorite fall snacks!  We have red, white and blue Candy Corn in bulk 2.5lb bags that are also great for candy buffets and gift bags, or just for placing in a big bowl at your BBQ for all your guests to enjoy.  If you’re a Candy Corn fan, these are a great way to get your fix in before Halloween!


Red, White and Blue Chocolate Balls
No celebration would be complete without chocolate, so be sure to grab a 2lb bag of our Stars and Stripe themed chocolate balls that are all decked out in their patriotic best.  Each one is individually wrapped perfect for candy buffets and gift bags.  Each bag contains over 140 balls.


American Flag Wrapped Mints

Who doesn’t enjoy a mint after dinner?  We never say no to one, that’s for sure.  These individually American Flag wrapped mints are great not only for your own red, white and blue themed event, but for restaurants as well!  Each bag contains 56 delicious buttermints mints.


Red, White and Blue Sixlets
If your event is featuring a candy buffet, many of the candies we mentioned above are great additions, but don’t forget the Sixlets.  Available in red, white, and blue, these candy coated chocolate balls can be placed in candy dishes or on a tiered display that will definitely be a focal point of your celebration.


Whether you’re looking for cheap parade candy, candy for your candy buffet or summer picnic, let us help you choose the right selection that everyone will enjoy.  Feel free to contact one of our candy experts to help with your event.

S’mores Family Kits and Other Seasonal Snacks

No matter the time of year, there’s nothing better than sitting around a fire, toasting marshmallows and making that delicious treat known as s’mores.

There’s so much to love about s’mores it’s hard to not be a fan. The smell of marshmallow as it starts to glow from the heat, the aroma of melting chocolate… are you craving one now?

If you’re like us, there’s times when we’re craving s’mores but don’t have all the ingredients available and it’s too late to go to the grocery store. Well, that problem has been solved!

We now offer a family size DIY s’mores kit that has everything you need to make delicious s’mores. Our kits contain marshmallows, delicious chocolate, and graham crackers. All you need to do is round everyone up and start making them. Each kit makes six nice-size s’mores that everyone will love.

S'mores Family Kits

The best part about these kits is that everything is individually sealed so they remain fresh. That means you can order a few kits, use one tonight, save a few for the weekend or for that upcoming camping trip at the lake.

We can’t think of a better way to spend the evening as a family than making s’mores!

And speaking of camping trips, we have some great snacks to take along on your adventure. Besides beef snacks that come in a variety of types and flavors, we have delicious snacks that are easy to pack up and take along.

Energizer Trail Mix is a great choice to take with you on a hike, a trip to the beach, or even to work for that afternoon pick up you need. Packed with peanuts, raisins, chocolate bits, and nuts, this snack mix is low sodium and gluten free.

If you’re looking for a fruit snack to take along, how can we not recommend Welch’s Fruit Snacks? These gummy fruit snacks are a great healthy snack that not only is delicious but provides 100% of the day’s requirement of Vitamin C. Plus, kids love them!

From s’mores to healthy snacks and everything in between, we have just what you’re looking for snacking year round!

Beefy Snacks for Big Appetites

Whether you’re planning on what to stock at your concession stand or looking for some savory snacks to pack along on a weekend family adventure, candy is dandy but beef is better!

Not only are beef snacks like jerky, sticks, and sausages popular and easy to take along, they’re also a great source of protein and makes for a great boost when hunger strikes.

One of the most popular beef snacks of all time is one we’re sure you’re familiar with – Slim Jim. These beef sticks are perfect for concession stands and make a great add-on item at convenience store checkouts. The Giant Slim Jim not only is eye catching, it’s delicious and is a true fan favorite.

Another best selling beef snack is one that has really gained popularity over the years – Jack Link’s. These beef jerky snacks are made from premium cuts of beef that are slow cooked and delectably flavored. Not only are they great for selling at concession stands, but they’re great to keep on hand at home for a quick snack that has a minimum of 14 grams of protein. Available in original mesquite, teriyaki and peppered flavors.

 

 

Looking for a little charcuterie to-go? We have two items from Duke’s that are great tag-along snacks. Both feature delicious Duke’s Shorty sausages paired with either cheddar or asiago crisps. Conveniently packaged, these are perfect to take with you on a trip, pack in lunches, or sell with a cold refreshing soft drink at your concession stand.

 

Adding beef jerky snacks to your concession stand is a sure bet. They’re always a hot seller at convenience stores and as last-minute pick-up items at checkouts. They’re guaranteed to be money makers at your event stand as well.

In addition to some of the items we featured above, we also have beef jerky snacks available from Amish Smokehouse and Buffalo Bills that are available in a very wide variety of flavors. Unlike perishable snacks or ones that may melt on a hot day, beef jerky has a longer shelf life and is packaged to maintain freshness.

If you have questions about what to stock at your concession stand this season, feel free to contact us as we’ve been helping little leagues and non-profits ring up profits for decades and can help you choose the right products for your fans.

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