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Fun Fair Foods You Can Have at Home

It’s time to head to the fair! Yes, it’s that time of the year and we can’t be more excited. Of course, one of the biggest reasons people visit fairs is for the food. After all, where can you get giant pieces of bacon on a stick or just about anything battered and deep-fried?

Along with food, fairs are famous for sweets, treats, and of course candy. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite fun fair treats that we stock and supply to many of the stands you may be visiting when you hit the fair.

Popcorn
No visit to a fair or carnival is complete without stopping for popcorn. But skip the plain variety and go for some of the more delicious (and weird) flavors that are offered. Some of our favorite types of flavored popcorn include milk chocolate and caramel sea salt and… believe it or not… dill pickle! Popcorn is perfect for snacking, so if you can’t make it to the fair, be sure to pick up a bag or two from our great selection.

 

Cotton Candy
If you asked us years ago if there would ever be cotton candy flavors such as bacon, beer, or churro, we’d give you a crazy look! But this is 2021 and not only are those flavors of cotton candy available but you’ll also find unique ones such as jalapeno, pizza, and once again… dill pickle! Just in case you can’t find all of these flavors at your county fair, we have them ready to ship right to your door including the standard flavors you grew up with.

 

Sunflower Seeds
While popular at little league baseball games, believe it or not, sunflower seeds are also a popular fair treat. Many vendors roast and salt them right before your eyes and serve them up still warm. Now that we have your mouth watering for this salty treat, you can grab a few bags of DAVID Sunflower Seeds in the original flavor, ranch and even BBQ! But guess what? We also have sunflower seeds in… dill pickle flavor!

 

Pickles!
You knew we couldn’t end this without having actual pickles to talk about! Many vendors at fairs have barrels and barrels of pickles in many different flavors besides your standard dill pickle. You don’t have to head to the fair to get your pickle fix. We have individually packaged pickles in traditional dill, hot, and Kosher garlic. Keep them nice and cold in the fridge and break them out for a healthy snack.

Of course, no visit to the fair would be complete without coming home without some vendor’s homemade candy, so be sure to support your local family-owned businesses and grab some fudge or taffy on the way out!

Our Favorite Snacks for Summertime Road Trips

If you had a vacation planned in 2020, chances are it was canceled and you’re itching to get away. We know we are! We’re all ready to hit the road, take to the skies, sail on the sea, or take us to wherever adventure beckons whether for a week or just a quick weekend getaway.

Whatever your vacation plans are, don’t leave without the snacks and we’re serving up some of our all-time favorite road trip treats and snacks. So buckle up, sit back, and let’s see what we’re tucking away in our goodie bags:

Welch’s Fruit Snacks
Like a best friend, Welch’s Fruit Snacks are ALWAYS there when you need them! Whether packed with your lunch, tucked in your backpack for an afternoon snack, or in your top left-hand desk drawer, these go-to fruity treats are a must-have for your road trip. Kids love them, adults love them, and there’s no mess to clean up if you hit a pothole!


Beef Jerky Snacks
For bigger snack cravings, nothing hits the spot like some flavorful beef jerky. Bring along a box of Slim Jims, a bag of Jack Link’s Jerky, or some Buffalo Bill’s Beef Sticks. There are so many different flavors of these beef treats, you’ll keep everyone in the family happy and full until it’s time for dinner.


Lance Peanut Butter Crackers
Here’s a classic snack that comes along with a side of nostalgia. You grew up snacking on Lance crackers, so keep the tradition going by taking along some of these peanut butter crackers that definitely hit the spot and will crush the hunger pangs. Made with real peanut butter!


Theatre Size Candy
Extra long road trips call for extra big snacks! So don’t settle for regular packs of your favorite treats like M&Ms, Swedish Fish, Mike & Ike, and Junior Mints… go for the movie theatre size boxes of these favorites and more. Yes, these are the exact same size boxes you get at the theatre concession stand, so you know they’re packed with scrumptious sweets.

Starburst Zero Sugar Drink Mix
Why settle for plain old water when you can give it a “burst” of flavor? Starburst Zero Sugar Drink Mix packs are designed to be mixed into a standard bottle of water. Just pour in the mix, give the bottle a good shake, and volia! You have the delicious taste of Starburst fruit candy in liquid form.

Nobody wants to be cranky during a road trip, so be sure you stock up on all your favorite snacks before hitting the road. Check out more of our recommendations to make your trip hunger pain-free.

 

Make Summer Fun with these Candy Drinks, Games, and More!

Summer is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about keeping cool, keeping the kids busy, planning some fun family activities, and for parents – surviving until school starts again! But fear not – we’ve come up with some sweet ways to accomplish all those goals and have some fun along the way.

Let’s start off with one of our favorite ways to cool off on a hot summer day. Whether you’re hanging out at the pool, kicking back on the front porch, or staying inside with the air conditioning, nothing refreshes more than an ice-cold glass of Jolly Rancher Lemonade.

To make this cool summer beverage all you need is Jolly Rancher candies and your favorite fresh-squeezed or store-bought lemonade. Take a few Jolly Ranchers, approximately two or three for each cup of lemonade, and place them unwrapped in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup.

Fill the cup with just enough lemonade to cover the candies and microwave on high for 60 – 90 seconds. When the cycle is complete, give them a stir. If the candies didn’t fully dissolve, give them more time in the microwave until they do. Just make sure you stir them up after each heating.

Once they are fully dissolved, transfer them to your favorite glass, add additional lemonade and serve chilled or on ice. Experiment with different flavors of Jolly Ranchers to make a unique flavored lemonade each time!

If the kids are looking for a game to play, we’ve got one that’s fun to play and can be eaten when they’re all played out.

To make a Candy Tic-Tac-Toe game, start off with everyone’s favorite licorice treat, TWIZZLERS. Cut the TWIZZLERS Twists into equal lengths and arrange them into a tic-tac-toe grid.

Then give each player five HERSHEYS KISSES of the same color. Players take turns putting their candy KISSES on the grid until one gets three in a row and is declared the winner. By the way, this is a perfect game for birthday parties!

One of our favorite things to do on a summer night is to sit around a fire and make S’mores! These three-ingredient bites of bliss are so simple to make and are so sinfully delicious. To make smores, gather up graham crackers, marshmallows, and HERSHEYS Chocolate Bars.

To make S’mores, simply place a marshmallow on the end of a stick and heat it over the fire until it’s golden brown. Place the marshmallow between two pieces of graham cracker with a piece of HERSHEYS chocolate. The heat from the marshmallow will melt the chocolate just enough to make it soft.

If you want to make this treat even more delicious, skip the graham cracker and just sandwich the marshmallow between two pieces of chocolate!

Now, one final note! If you’re sending the kids off to summer camp, you’ll want to make sure they have everything they will need to survive their adventure. Socks, underwear, plenty of shirts and shorts, and… candy!

No good explorer ever discovered anything without having a supply of snacks and sweets to get the adventure started. Our Camp Survival Kit is packed with more than 50 pieces of candy and snacks that will satisfy when the craving hits and a convenience store is an hour away!

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