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Candy Gift Baskets – The Sweetest Gift You Can Give!

We’re pretty sure you’ll agree with us when we say there’s no sweeter gift than candy! It’s just one of those things that puts a smile on your face, is everyone’s favorite comfort food, and is way better than receiving socks or a sweater.

Whether you’re looking for a candy gift basket for a birthday, wedding, thank you, or any occasion, we’ve come up with a few of our favorites available from Canterberry Gifts. Let’s take a look:

Deluxe Happy Birthday Candy Gift Basket
Here’s a tasty and fun way to celebrate a Sweet 16 or a Finally 50! This birthday candy gift basket not only contains candy favorites such as Tootsie Pops, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Cracker Jack, and Skittles, it has fun stuff including Silly String, candy bubbles, and musical birthday candles to really amp up the celebration.

Junk Food Gift Basket
“Junk food?” More like “snack lover’s dream!” This gift basket is full of everything we love, like M&Ms, Oreo cookies, Cheez-Its, Rice Krispie Treats, and even popcorn! It’s perfect for a thank you gift, or a sweet indulgence for yourself… just don’t eat everything in one sitting. Yeah, we know that will be hard, but save some for tomorrow!

Movie Night Gift Basket
Whether you’re planning a movie night for yourself and a few friends or giving this candy gift basket to someone special, it will feel like you’re right in the theatre! Packed inside the 2-gallon pail is a selection of concession stand size movie theatre candy including Swedish Fish, Reese’s Pieces, Nerds, Starburst, and more. Since movie night is not complete without popcorn, that’s included too!

Canterberry Gifts has other gift baskets as well including some chock full of spa products, coffee gift baskets, even meat and cheese! Be sure to check them out and send a friend a gift that’s always in good taste.

Must Have Disposable Concession Stand Supplies

When it comes to stocking your concession stand this spring and summer, it’s not all about what candy and snacks you need to have on hand for your hungry fans. If you’re selling grab-and-go food items, you also need to stock up on disposables.

Due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that your snack bar customers are treated to a clean, hygienic environment when picking up their food. So we’re sharing some items that are absolutely essential:

Face Coverings
Face masks are still required in many venues and locales and you should follow guidance for your location for compliance. However, it’s recommended that all workers behind your concession stand counter wear some type of approved facial covering. Disposable face masks are your best bet as they can quickly be replaced when soiled or wet during a hot day working in the sun. We are stocking both youth and adult-size face masks available in 25 and 50 packs.

Hand Sanitizer
We all know the importance of washing our hands and using sanitizer when a sink isn’t available. Concession stand operators should keep hand sanitizer easily available for use by both employees and customers. We’re stocking bottles of hand sanitizer that can be placed at your cash register or order counter that customers can use when ordering and picking up their food. If you have tables or a counter for eating, we recommend placing a few bottles around for your customers to use.

Now let’s talk about some disposable serving items. There’s some nice profit to be made off of hot “ballpark” food and serving it up quickly and in an easy-to-consume way will make your hungry fans satisfied.

Hot Dog Trays
Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie – the summer trio! Hot dogs are a quick and easy way to feed all your fans. Serve ‘em up in either a foam hot dot container that is designed to be closed up to keep the hot dog warm while it travels from your concession stand to the bleachers or for a more cost-effective solution, a simple paper hot dog tray fits the bill and allows your fans to easily top their dog with their favorites without fumbling.

Hot Dog Trays

Nacho Trays
Who can resist nachos and cheese? Nobody! And with a huge profit margin, nachos are a no-brainer for your concession stand. Make it easy for your fans to carry their nachos back to their seat with this disposable plastic tray that holds the perfect portions of chips and cheese.

Nacho Trays

French Fry Trays
Whether you’re frying or baking them, they go perfect with a hot dog! We’re talking French fries and your fans will be lining up for them. Give them a big helping of the starchy fan favorite and make it easy for them to add ketchup, nacho cheese, or even vinegar to their snack by serving your fries in these disposable paper trays.

French Fry Boats

Need help in deciding what food, snacks, and supplies to stock in your little league or sports concession stand? Feel free to contact us! We’ve been in business for over 80 years and have the knowledge to help you hit a home run with snack bar sales this season!

New Reese’s Peanut Butter Treats for Serious Peanut Butter Lovers

Calling all peanut butter lovers! And by that, we mean REAL peanut butter lovers. As in ones who want the biggest, boldest, best peanut butter candy one can imagine.

Everyone here at our huge candy warehouse got very excited when a shipment of the latest Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups arrived. Several of us were anxiously awaiting the arrival of two new treats created to satisfy the sweet tooth of those true peanut butter lovers.

The first is the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Lovers cup. Think of it this way… take a regular Reese’s and make the bottom half milk chocolate and the top half peanut butter. Inside, a generous amount of the creamy peanut butter that makes everyone’s mouth water.

The second is the new Reese’s ULTIMATE Peanut Butter Lovers cup, and this one is for the serious PB fan! Forget the milk chocolate, there simply isn’t any in this cup. It’s all peanut butter – inside and out!

So of course, we couldn’t just put these in stock without sneaking a few to give them a try. Let’s just say they were a huge hit with our team, but which one did they like best? Seems like we have quite a bit of peanut butter fans around here as the ULTIMATE won hands down. As one of our candy experts put it, “it’s peanut butter overload, but it’s sooooooo delicious! Can I have more?

While we’re on the subject of Reese’s… did you know that they recently came out with the perfect morning snack? It’s true! The Reese’s Peanut Butter Snack Cake is perfect for that mid-morning, need a pick-me-up, treat to get you through lunch.

Reese’s Snack Cakes feature a soft-baked, moist chocolate cake that’s topped with delicious peanut butter cream then covered in melt-in-your-mouth real chocolate. These are so good you may skip that bowl of Cheerios and have one of these instead!

Now that we have you craving some delicious chocolate peanut butter candy, check out all the delicious treats from Reese’s.

Fan Favorite Concession Stand Snacks

We recently wrote about some fan-favorite concession stand candy, today we’re talking savory snacks! After all, watching your favorite little league team round the bases can work up an appetite. So when the spectators start lining up for a quick grab-and-go snack, you’ll want to have a selection that will drive up sales. So let’s take a look at some tried and true top sellers.

Van Holten’s Dill Pickles
The perfect healthy snack choice that everyone loves! Van Holten’s dill pickles are individually packaged and perfect for concession stands. Refrigerate them or keep them on ice to provide your customers with a cool, refreshing snack.

Amish Smokehouse Beef Sticks
These meaty snacks are always a crowd pleaser and one that’s pretty hard to resist. They don’t take up much counter space, making them perfect for placing right next to your cash register as an upsell or impulse buy. Available in mild, spicy, pepperoni, and honey beef, these beef sticks from Amish Smokehouse are a delicious snack.


Cracker Jack
Baseball and Cracker Jack go hand-in-hand and no concession stand is complete without stocking this nostalgic treat. Besides the delicious caramel-covered popcorn and peanuts that made this snack famous, each box still contains a prize! With a low price point, your fans will gobble these up.

Planters Peanuts
When your fans are craving a salty snack, break out the Planters! Individually packaged small bags of cashews and almonds hit the spot and go perfect with a cold bottle of water or pop. We recommend cashews and almonds as there are no shells that lead to extra cleanup once the game is over.

Everyone’s favorite 90’s snack is back and your fans can be one of the first to experience it once again! We bet you can remember dunking the vanilla cookies into the creamy vanilla frosting as a kid and now a whole new generation can experience it – right at your team’s next game.

Of course, these are just a few of the many concession stand snacks we have available. If you’re not sure what exactly to stock at your stand, contact us! With over 80 years of experience in the candy and snack industry, we know what can make you money and what fans are looking for.

Spring Time is Concession Stand Planning Time!

Spring ushers in warm weather, longer days, and the return of outdoor sports. This spring and summer is one we’re all really looking forward to after many events planned in 2020 were canceled due to the pandemic.

Sports organizations and little leagues are all ready to return to the field and get fans in the seats. With bleachers filled, fans are going to be looking for snacks in between innings and there are some staples that every concession stand should have on hand. What are they? Let’s take a look!

Big League Chew Gum
Baseball and bubblegum go hand in hand and there’s one brand that’s always a home run – Big League Chew. This classic bubble gum probably brings back memories of your own childhood where you would rip open the pouch, grab a “pinch” of the shredded gum, and chew away like a big leaguer! Big League Chew is just as popular today and is available in more flavors than ever. This is one must-have item for your concession stand.

Haribo Gummy Bears
We know how hard it is to resist certain candy and one that appeals to all age groups is everyone’s favorite gummy candy – Haribo Gummy Bears. The original gummy bear is a perfect addition to your concession stand. With 2 package sizes perfect for snacking, a 0.5oz and a 2oz, we’re confident these will be a hit with your fans.

Haribo Gold-Bears gummi bears

Charms Blow Pops
Everyone’s favorite lollipop will score big at your concession stand. The classic Charms Blow Pop is an inexpensive, fast-selling, treat that will fly off the shelf. Grab a 100 count or even a 700 count box of these pops in fan-favorite flavors including sour apple, cherry, strawberry, watermelon, and grape.

Atomic Fireballs
The game may be heating up, but we bet it’s not as hot as this classic concession stand candy! The individually wrapped Atomic Fireball jawbreakers have been around since 1954 and are the perfect addition to your snack bar and can be sold at a price your fans will find hard to resist.

When it comes to selecting the right mix of candy and snacks for your concession stand, we’re here to help – after all, we’ve been doing this for over 80 years! Let our proven expertise and knowledge of what sells and what doesn’t help make your organization money this spring and summer. Feel free to contact us with any questions or help in planning out your order.

Fun Facts About Easter Candy

We’ve shared some interesting facts about marshmallow PEEPS, which happen to be the most famous Easter candy, and today we’re sharing some fun tidbits about all that candy that gets put into Easter baskets every year.

Easter is Number….
If you had to guess which holiday has us consuming the most candy, you may immediately think of Easter with all its delicious chocolate eggs and big chocolate bunnies, but don’t forget Halloween! There’s enough Halloween candy consumed annually to drop Easter to the number two slot for candy-eating holidays.

Cherry is….
Jelly beans are a popular treat year-round, but at Easter time, production is cranked up big-time! In fact, 16 billion jelly beans are manufactured just for Easter. Can you guess what is the most popular flavor jelly bean? If you said, “cherry,” you’re correct.

PEEPS Jelly Beans


Milk or dark?
Easter is a chocolate lover’s dream holiday with solid chocolate rabbits and decadent-filled gourmet eggs. But with all that chocolate to choose from, do you reach for dark or milk chocolate treats? If you’re going for that milk chocolate rabbit, you’re not alone. 65% of adults prefer milk chocolate over dark.

That’s a lot of eggs!
Easter egg hunts are an annual tradition for many families. Whether you’re planning to have one for your little ones, or planning on one for the neighborhood, you know how much work it can be. From filling plastic eggs with treats and toys to hiding them, the effort is certainly worth it when you see the smiles on their faces. But could you imagine putting on an egg hunt with more than a half-million eggs? That’s the number of eggs that were used at Cypress Gardens’ (Florida) Easter egg hunt back in 2007 – 501,000 to be exact – a number that put them into the Guinness Book of World Records.



Speaking of PEEPS…
Just how many of these colorful marshmallow treats do we eat every Easter? Hang on to your belly! 700 million PEEPS are consumed during Easter alone making them the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

With Easter just a few weeks away, now is the time to get all the candy you need to fill your baskets. Our huge candy warehouse is full of all your favorites and some new candy choices as well.

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