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BIG News for Reese’s and KIT KAT Fans!

We’ve got some BIG news for chocolate lovers! The confectioners at Hershey’s have just released some new varieties of our favorite candy bars that will make your mouth water. Let’s take a look:

Reese’s Big Cup with Pretzels
There is no more successful marriage than that between chocolate and peanut butter. Reese’s have been combining these two since their famous peanut butter cups were introduced nearly a century ago in 1928. Since then, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have become one of the world’s most popular chocolate bars.

The latest creation to come out is a massive Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that features chunks of pretzels in the center. Now not only can you get your chocolate-peanut butter fix, but one that also includes pretzels!

How does it taste? Well, let’s just say the saltiness of the pretzel bits makes an awesome accompaniment to one of our all-time favorites. And don’t forget… this peanut butter cup is BIG!


KIT KAT DUOS Mocha + Chocolate
Building off the success of KIT KAT’s first DUO flavor, Mint + Chocolate, Hershey’s is introducing yet another flavor – Mocha + Chocolate. These King Size (yes, another BIG chocolate bar) KIT KAT DUOS feature the original crisp wafer that the candy bar is known for, but adds in a delectable mix of mocha creme, coffee bits, and the rich milk chocolate you crave.

If you love the taste of a mocha cappuccino, you’re going to love this candy bar!

Haven’t tasted the Mint + Chocolate KIT KAT DUO yet? Well, that King Size bar combines a classic mint flavored creme with luscious dark chocolate for an extra special treat. If you’re a dark chocolate lover, you need to give it a try!


Now that we have you craving some delicious candy, we want to remind you that we have lots more Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup varieties and seasonal favorites, as well as some additional unique KIT KAT flavors including Apple Pie!

Brach’s Christmas Candy: A Taste of Nostalgia

There’s still time to grab some of your favorite Christmas candy, and if you’re like us, we like to have some nostalgic treats around for the holidays. Thinking back, we bet you can remember and still recall the taste of some old fashioned candy your parents or grandparents had around the house when you would visit.

Brach’s is best known for their wide assortment of holiday candy, whether it be Christmas, Easter, or Halloween, many of your childhood candy memories probably center around a piece of Brach’s candy.

Let’s take a look at our most popular classic Brach’s Christmas candy:

Brach’s Jelly Bells
Brach’s is best known for their jelly and hard candy and each holiday they grace us with a selection of each. For Christmas, the Jelly Bells are among the most popular. The festive red and green jelly candies have that delightful coating of sugar that adds to the delicious lime and cherry flavor. Everyone loves these, and we’re sure you do too!


Brach’s Milk Chocolate Stars
Now here’s a chocolate treat that can be used in many different ways. These festive-looking milk chocolate treats can be enjoyed by themselves, used in baking (think one on top of a giant peanut butter cookie!), or stirred into a hot mug of milk for a delicious hot chocolate treat.


Brach’s Peppermint Christmas Nougats
We bet that everyone reading this has had one of these Brach’s treats at some point! They’ve been around for quite a while, and these Peppermint Nougats are still handmade and feature a Christmas tree smack dab in the middle of the nougat. These are one of those “must have” Christmas candies that returns year after year and for that we are thankful!


Of course, everyone knows that the hands-down most popular Brach’s candy is one that you either love or hate – Candy Corn! Available just for the Halloween / Fall season, Brach’s Candy Corn is a fan favorite and a treat that many wait for every year. But alas, you’ll have to wait till next Halloween to grab a bag.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our complete selection of nostalgic candy that is available year-round. We’re sure you’ll find some favorites that bring back sweet memories.

Bedford Candies Popcorn a Delicious Handmade Treat

Who doesn’t love popcorn? It’s one of those snacks that’s hard to pass up. Whether you’re grabbing a bucket before heading into the movie theatre, munching on handfuls while walking through an amusement park, or popping some at home or work for a quick snack, there’s no doubting its popularity.

While buttery popcorn is pretty much everyone’s go-to, there are times when you want popcorn that’s kicked up a bit and that’s where we can help.

Introducing Bedford Candies Popcorn! Just like us, they are a family-owned company based right down the road from us with locations in Bedford and Altoona, PA. They’ve been in the candy business since 1929 and we’re excited to partner with them to get their delicious homemade popcorn in the hands of snack lovers around the country.

Some of the flavored popcorn we now have in stock include:

Bedford Candies Chocolate Pretzel Spider Popcorn
If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, this is the snack for you! A delicious mix of caramel corn, pretzels, milk chocolate and a peanut butter drizzle.


Bedford Candies Meltie Kettle Corn
Kettle corn is known for a sweet and salty flavor, but this version takes it to the next level by drizzling the kernels with delicious milk chocolate and rich peanut butter.


Bedford Candies Pickle Popcorn
Yes, you read that correctly! Pickles have found their way to popcorn in this salty, dill flavored treat that will make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.

These are just a few of the delicious flavors we now have in stock, in addition to cheddar, caramel, buffalo ranch, and more.

With the holidays upon us, we also have popcorn tins that feature an assortment of flavors and make the perfect gift to send to loved ones, business associates, and customers.

Be sure to check out all the varieties of Bedford Candies Popcorn by clicking here.

Decorate Your Gingerbread House with these Colorful Candies

A holiday tradition for many is building gingerbread houses and including them as part of holiday decorations. A few days ago we shared some of our favorite Gingerbread House Kits that are always big sellers this time of year. They contain everything you need to build a gingerbread house and you don’t have to even turn on the oven!

For those of you who prefer to make everything from scratch, building a gingerbread house is a labor of love. Once you have your gingerbread baked and icing ready to go, it’s time to let your creativity fly by decorating your creation.

But where can you find the perfect candy to adorn your house?

Right here of course!

One of the most popular candies that are used for decorating gingerbread houses are Starlight Mints. These round, red and white peppermint candies are a favorite nostalgic candy that’s popular year round, but are perfect for adding a bit of flair to your creation.

Bells are a traditional symbol of the holidays and Brach’s Jelly Bells Gummy Candies are not only a yummy seasonal treat, they’re also perfect for use as a decoration on or around your gingerbread house.

Here’s a cool candy that you can use to decorate the edge of your gingerbread house roof – Gummy Licorice Candy Canes! Just pipe some icing along the edge and press these gummy sticks in place and voila!

No gingerbread house would be complete without a Christmas tree or two, right? So we can’t forget to mention these Gummy Christmas Trees that you can place around the perimeter of the house or out on the “lawn.”

Once you have all the flair added to your gingerbread house, don’t forget a few lawn decorations! We can’t think of anything better to put out front than these gummy characters from everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Gummy version of Rudolph, Santa and the Abominable Snowman will certainly be the ‘icing on the cake.”

Of course, there’s a lot more candy to choose from that you can use to give your house a unique, festive look. Check out the entire selection here and let your creativity run wild! Of course, we’re also stocked to the rafters with plenty of Christmas Candy that’s perfect for stocking stuffers, candy buffets, or baking.

Decorate Your Own Christmas Cookies With These Popular Kits

There’s no other time of year when families spend more time together than around the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. From parties and celebrations, to time spent decorating and creating festive feasts – this time of year is perfect for family activities. And nothing brings people together like food and sweets!

Two of the biggest traditions families take part in this time of year are building gingerbread houses and baking. Now we know that not everyone isn’t quite ready to be on one of those television baking contests, so we’ve stocked some items to help out!

We previously wrote about some of our gingerbread houses that are a huge hit every year. Our gingerbread house kits don’t require baking and include everything you need to build, decorate, and display them for your holiday visitors.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional gingerbread house, or something a little more unique like the M&Ms Gingerbread Stadium, these kits are perfect for bringing the entire family together for a holiday arts and crafts activity.

When it comes to cookies, this year we have some that are fun AND delicious! Just like our gingerbread house kits, we have holiday cookies that can be turned into individual pieces of art. These blank canvases are ready for a fun decorating challenge for the whole family. Let’s check them out:

Giant Gingerbread Pal Cookie Decorating Kit
We had to start off the list with a Christmas favorite. This gingerbread man stands 10” tall and 7” wide with plenty of space to dress him up however you want. The kit contains three tubes of sweet, delicious icing, Nerds, and Sweetarts candy that provide the colorful finishing touches. Get one for each member of your family and have a contest to see who created the “best dressed!”


Ninja Gingerbread Cookie Kit
If you’re looking to “kick” your gingerbread cookies up a notch this holiday, here’s a funny way to do it! This kit comes with the gingerbread cookie mix that makes up to a dozen cookies and cookie cutters. Trust us, you don’t need to be a master chef to whip up these cookies! Once out of the oven, let them cool then decorate these ninjas with the included icing and candy accessories.


Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit
Here’s your chance to make an edible version of that sweater Aunt Helen got you last Christmas! This Ugly Sweater Cookie kit makes about ten sugar cookies (trust us, whipping up a batch and making them is simple!) that you can decorate with all the included accessories such as icing, sprinkles, candy canes, sparkles, and more. A fun activity for the whole family to see just who comes up with the ugliest sweater.


Be sure to check out our entire selection of Christmas candy and treats or one of our nostalgic treats!

Move Over Peppermint, Check Out These Unique Christmas Candy Canes

If we were to ask you to think of a type of Christmas candy, chances are the first that will come to mind is a candy cane. In fact, next to Santa Claus a candy cane is one of the most popular images associated with the holiday.

The peppermint sticks that get handed out at parties, hung on Christmas trees, or crushed to be used in delicious desserts, trace their history to Germany in 1670. According to history.com, “the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany handed out sugar sticks among his young singers to keep them quiet during the Living Creche ceremony.” Eventually a hook was added to the end of the stick, and voila – the candy cane has been around every since!

Over the years, peppermint candy canes have made way for other sweet, sour, unique, and head-scratching varieties. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the more interesting types of candy canes we have in our candy warehouse:

Brach’s Peppermint Candy Canes
No article about candy canes would be complete without listing the most popular type – peppermint. In fact, out of all the Christmas candy we sell, peppermint candy canes consistently are one of our biggest sellers.


Archie McPheee Ketchup Candy Canes
These may look like a traditional candy cane, but hang on – they’re actually ketchup flavored. Yes, you read that right. Ketchup. Whether you’re a fan of the tomato-based condiment or you’re looking to play a practical joke on someone, this one is for you.


Bacon Candy Canes
Ok, now this is one candy cane that we can really get into. After all, who can resist the smoky, flavorful taste of bacon? Perfect for any bacon lover on your gift list, these candy canes are sure to please.


Starburst Candy Canes
Fans of Starburst candy will love their favorite flavors – green apple, lemon, and strawberry – turned into a festive candy cane. Now if there could only be an all pink variety!


YumEarth Organic Vegan Candy Canes
If you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO holiday treat, we’re here for you! YumEarth captures the spirit of the season in these organic mini candy canes for those looking for an all-natural seasonal treat.

Of course, this is only a sampling of the more than two dozen varieties of candy canes we have available this season. You’ll also find candy canes in Oreo, Life Savers, Spree, and Swedish Fish flavors as well as Mac & Cheese and…. Pickle! Yes, pickle.

We told you there were some unique flavors available, so be sure to check them all out as well as our complete selection of Christmas candy.

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