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Hot Chocolate Bombs: The Best Way to Warm Up this Holiday Season

It’s time for shorter days, cooler weather, and the holidays! One of our favorite things to do this time of year is light a fire in the fireplace, take in the glow of the lights on the Christmas tree as they fill the room, and sip on a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

While there are plenty of instant hot chocolate mixes available at your local grocery store, around here we tend to leave those on the shelf. Why? Because this time of year we stock our huge candy warehouse with the most delicious type of chocolate you will ever taste – it’s so good, “it’s da bomb!”


Our Hot Chocolate Bombs will change the way you make hot chocolate forever. Each one is made with rich, delicious Belgian chocolate with mini marshmallows tucked inside.

Now, here’s where the magic happens!

First things first. Get the fireplace ready, turn on the tree lights, and get into your favorite pair of comfortable PJs. Now that you’re settled, grab your favorite mug and heat up 8oz of milk. Place the Hot Chocolate Bomb into the mug and pour the hot milk over it. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and, voila! The most delicious hot chocolate you’ll ever have is ready to enjoy.

Hot Chocolate Bombs are perfect for holiday gatherings, sleepovers, cold nights… well, just about anytime you want to warm the body and soul with chocolatey goodness.

They also make a great stocking stuffer as do many of the Christmas Candy we have available for those on both the naughty AND nice list! Be sure to shop our wholesale candy store early to get the best selection.

Gingerbread House Kits: A Perfect Holiday Activity for the Whole Family

There are so many different traditions that come with the Christmas and Hanukkah season. The other day we wrote about one of them, Advent Calendars, and how quickly they sell out each year.

Another holiday favorite that everyone in the family can take part in is the annual construction of a gingerbread house. This tradition dates back to Germany in the early 1800s when very elaborate gingerbread house displays were created, many of which adorned with gold leaf.

Still today, families, businesses, and tourist destinations around the globe continue to keep this tradition alive. Many holiday displays in commercial establishments take weeks to put together and attract hundreds of visitors.

Days are spent backing gingerbread sheets for the walls of the homes and gingerbread “shingles” for the roof. Countless hours are then spent “gluing” the pieces together using icing before artisans begin decorating the exterior.

It’s a lot of work to put together a large gingerbread house display and we’re here to give you a big high-five if you’re ready to whip up a big batch of gingerbread and all the other components from scratch.

But if you’re looking for a simpler alternative that doesn’t involve baking, you’ve come to the right place! Each year we work with our candy suppliers to bring you new and unique gingerbread house kits that contain pre-baked gingerbread and all the “tools” you need to begin construction – and this year is no different!

Like our Advent Calendars, gingerbread house kits are one of those items that sell out quickly, so we encourage you to order early to avoid disappointment as we get closer to the holiday.

Whether crafting a gingerbread house is something you do every year, or you’re ready to start a new tradition, we can’t think of a better holiday activity that brings the entire family together. In fact, our gingerbread house kits are perfect for giving to each family member so they can create their own and you can use them in one large display!

Here are just a few of the gingerbread house kits we have available:

Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread Kit
There’s a magical place way up at the North Pole where Santa’s elves work all year round creating all the toys and gadgets that are loaded in his sleigh for that Christmas Eve trip around the world. This gingerbread house kit features characters from the holiday classic, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, working at Santa’s workshop!

M&M’s Gingerbread Stadium Kit
If you have sports fans in your family, forget a gingerbread house… pick up one of these gingerbread stadiums instead! A fun and unique take from M&M’s that will certainly make for a unique addition to your holiday display.

Polar Express Chocolate Cookie Kit
While not gingerbread, our Polar Express Chocolate Cookie Kit is put together just like a gingerbread house, but with delicious cookies. Your kids will love building one of the most famous locomotives that will look great as part of your holiday decorations.


We have more gingerbread house kits arriving weekly so be sure to check our new items page frequently. In addition, our huge candy warehouse is starting to fill up with all sorts of delicious Christmas candy and treats including fresh popcorn balls, candy canes, Holiday baking supplies and more!

Start a New Tradition with an Advent Calendar this Christmas

There’s no holiday that brings more excitement to young ones than Christmas. From the decorations that adorn homes and neighborhoods to the anticipation of the annual visit from Saint Nick, kids love counting down the days to the big celebration.

One tradition that has been around for generations, and remains popular today, is the Advent Calendar. Used to track the 24 days from the start of Advent to Christmas day, these calendars feature “doors” that you open each day to reveal a special treat inside.

We know it’s hard to resist opening all 24 days at once, but patience is a must!

Our Advent Calendars are always a big hit with our customers and they tend to sell out very quickly. Since they’re seasonal, they’re only available once so when they’re gone, they’re gone until next year.

Check out some of these Advent Calendars for 2020 and get ready to continue the tradition or start a new one with your family.

Toy Story 4 Advent Calendar
Buzz, Woody, Forky, Slinky Dog and the whole gang from Disney / Pixar’s Toy Story 4 are here to help count down the days leading up to Christmas! This Advent Calendar features 24 pieces of Andy’s favorite milk chocolate.

Mickey Mouse Advent Calendar
Oh Boy! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and friends are here to help you little one get all excited for the big day! Countdown the days leading up to Santa’s visit with our Disney friends and 24 pieces of milk chocolate.

Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar
Look out, the mischievous little elf dressed in red and white is here! But this time he’s behaving and ready to capture the spirit of the season this Christmas as the star of his very own Advent Calendar complete with 24 pieces of candy.

Frozen 2 Advent Calendar
Christmas and snow are synonymous and we can’t think of a better place to celebrate the holiday than in the kingdom of Arendelle. Anna, Elsa, Olaf and our friends from Disney’s Frozen 2 are all set to help you count down the days to the big celebration!

This is just a sampling of some of this year’s Advent Calendars so be sure to check out the complete selection! If you’re looking for Christmas candy, you’ll be hard pressed to find a bigger selection than what we have in our huge candy warehouse. Be sure to check back often to see what’s new and grab some of your favorites before they’re gone!

Facts: Parents Admit to Sneaking Some of their Kid’s Halloween Candy

If you’ve been digging into the stash of Halloween candy you have set aside for trick-or-treaters, or have “snuck” a piece or two from your kid’s overflowing bucket of sweet treats – you’re not alone!

We weren’t too surprised to learn that according to a survey commissioned by the National Confectioners Association, 79% of parents surveyed admit to taking candy from their children.

It’s ok, if you’re one of them… after all who can resist a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or delicious Halloween Popcorn Balls?

If you think it’s hard to resist dipping into your kid’s candy haul, imagine how hard it is for us to walk around a huge candy warehouse every day where the sweet smell of chocolate is everywhere and we’re surrounded with tons of nostalgic candy, seasonal treats, and yummy snacks.

So if you’re one of the 79% who admitted snatching some of that delicious Halloween candy, it’s ok. We’re just trying to figure out how the 21% who didn’t were able to resist the temptation!

While Halloween will be a little different this year, some communities are still allowing trick-or-treating with safe protocols in effect. Local stores, community centers, and organizations are offering socially distant ways for kids to get their fill of candy, while some folks are getting creative with the ways they plan on treating the little ghosts and goblins who may pay a visit.

Check out the video below for a creative way for you to whip up a super spooky candy chute that will allow you to welcome trick-or-treaters and be the envy of your neighbors:

So on November 1st, you have our thumbs up to grab that bag of candy, grab a few of your favorites, and enjoy! After all, the sweetest holiday of the year only comes around once a year.

Marshmallow PEEPS Won’t be Available for Christmas 2020

Fans of Marshmallow PEEPS were disappointed to learn that the usual assortment of Halloween treats would not be available this year due to COVID-19. We here at Blair Candy were the first to break the news to die-hard fans of the sweet confectionary around the world.

Many were holding out hope that PEEPS would be available for the Christmas season, but we’re here to tell you they won’t be. Like the Grinch, the monster known as COVID, has taken away hopes that Marshmallow PEEPS would be found stuffed in stockings on Christmas morning.

No, this year there won’t be any Marshmallow PEEPS Christmas Trees all decked out with garland and a star on top…

The smiling faces of PEEPS Gingerbread Men will be absent from dessert tables…


Santa will have to rely on Rudolph and the team to pull his sleigh as PEEPS Chocolate Mousse Marshmallow Reindeer will be enjoying an extended vacation this year…

Frosty will have a few less friends to enjoy the holiday with, as Marshmallow PEEPS Snowmen will have to stay way up north until 2021…

…and this year candy cane flavored Marshmallow PEEPS will have to make way for the more traditional candy cane.

Yes, our favorite Christmas PEEPS will be taking this season off, but have no fear, PEEPS will be available just in time for the Easter holiday – and we can’t wait!

In the meantime, there’s still plenty of Christmas candy to choose from and we have plenty of it arriving daily. Be sure to check back often to see what’s new and who knows, while PEEPS are away, you may find a new favorite candy to start a holiday tradition with.

Christmas is Coming and Holiday Treats are Arriving Daily!

Just when all our Halloween candy is about to sold out for the season, our huge candy warehouse is starting to fill up with… you guessed it… Christmas candy!

The most wonderful time of the year is also the sweetest when it comes to seasonal treats. Just like Halloween and Easter, candy manufacturers produce special versions of some of their best sellers as well as holiday staples.

Today we’re going to spotlight some of our new soon-to-be best sellers.

NEW! Bob Ross Ugly Christmas Sweater Sour Candies
Bob Ross invites you to don your best ugly sweater, sit down in front of the television, and chill. After all, the holidays are stressful enough, so watching him paint a merry scene will bring some calm. Oh, and by the way, while you’re chillin’ be sure to pop one of these deliciously sour apple hard candies that are tucked away into this Bob-tastic tin that’s perfect as a stocking stuffer, office gift, or just for fun.

NEW! Mickey and Minnie Disney PEZ Christmas Set
Whether you have a PEZ collector on your list, or a Disney fan, this limited edition Mickey and Minnie PEZ dispenser set is certainly going to be a hit. The world’s most beloved mouse and his best pal Minnie are featured in their festive attire atop a dispenser that comes with six refills. Since this is a limited edition, they will sell out quickly, so don’t miss out!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Gummies
Who can resist a delicious gummy candy? Nobody, right? Any we guarantee you nobody can resist a pack of these cute (and delicious) gummies featuring characters from the timeless Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Rudolph, Santa, and the Abominable Snow Monster. Grab a box for everyone in the family – they’re perfect for snacking on while enjoying the movie.

Christmas candy will be arriving weekly now as the season starts to ramp up. One thing to note for 2020, just like there were no PEEPS Marshmallow candies available for Halloween due to COVID-19, there won’t be any for Christmas either. But have no fear, they will be available for Easter.

To keep up with the latest additions, be sure to check our Christmas Candy page regularly as there’s plenty of sweet treats arriving soon!

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