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A Guide to Choosing the Right Concession Stand Candy for the Summer Heat

Summer brings with it the excitement of outdoor activities, sports events, and amusement parks. Concession stands become a hot spot for indulging in our favorite treats while enjoying the warm weather. One of the highlights of any concession stand is the wide variety of candy options available. However, not all candies are created equal when it comes to withstanding the summer heat. So how do you choose the right candy for your concession stand?  Read on!

When the temperature rises, some candies may become a sticky, melting mess. To avoid this, look for heat-resistant candies that can maintain their shape and consistency even on the hottest days. Some examples include hard candies, gummies, and licorice.

Hard candies are a fantastic choice for summer as they are highly resistant to heat and maintain their shape and texture in warm temperatures. Some popular options include:

Jolly Ranchers
These fruit-flavored candies are known for their intense flavors and long-lasting taste. They come in various fruity flavors, such as watermelon, cherry, and green apple.

Lifesavers are classic ring-shaped hard candies that come in an assortment of flavors, including the popular 5-flavor roll with cherry, raspberry, watermelon, orange, and pineapple.

Green Bag of Wint O Green Lifesavers Mints |

A tangy and sweet lemon-flavored candy, Lemonheads are a refreshing option for hot summer days.

Gummies are another excellent choice for the summer heat as they don’t melt easily and provide a satisfyingly chewy texture. Some favorites include:

Haribo Gold-Bears
These classic gummy bears come in a variety of fruity flavors, such as raspberry, orange, strawberry, pineapple, and lemon.

Haribo Gold-Bears gummi bears
Swedish Fish
With their soft, chewy texture and unique red fruit flavor, Swedish Fish are a popular choice for summer snacking.

Sour Patch Kids
If you prefer a bit of a tangy kick, Sour Patch Kids offer a delicious combination of sweet and sour in various fruit flavors.

Licorice is a versatile and heat-resistant candy choice that comes in various forms and flavors. Some popular options are:

Twizzlers are a classic, chewy, and twisted licorice candy that comes in flavors like strawberry and cherry. They also offer Pull ‘n’ Peel varieties for a fun and interactive snacking experience.

Red Vines
Another popular licorice option, Red Vines, offers a unique red fruit flavor and a soft, chewy texture.

Good & Plenty
For those who enjoy a hint of anise, Good & Plenty candies combine a licorice center with a colorful candy coating. The pink and white candies are a delightful and heat-resistant option for summer snacking.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and indulge in your favorite concession stand candies. By considering factors such as heat resistance, portability, and refreshing flavors, you can make the best candy choices for the season. Keep in mind our top picks, such as hard candies, gummies, licorice, and mint candies, to ensure your summer snacking experience remains enjoyable and mess-free.

Tips for Getting Your Little League Concession Stand Ready for Opening Day

Little League concession stands are an essential part of the game-day experience. They provide players, parents, and fans with delicious snacks and refreshments to enjoy throughout the game. Preparing your concession stand for the season can be an exciting and rewarding process. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to open your Little League concession stand and share some must-have snacks to sell this season.

Before you start stocking up on supplies, it’s crucial to determine your budget for the season. This will help you decide on what products to offer and how much inventory to keep on hand. Consider factors like food costs, staffing expenses, and maintenance costs when setting your budget.

Besides essential equipment like a refrigerator, grill, and cash register, you’ll also need concession stand supplies like napkins, utensils, cups, and food containers.  If you’re selling ice cream, be sure to stock up on styrofoam ice cream cups, and don’t forget plastic serving trays for those high-profit nacho chip sales!

Nacho Trays

Your concession stand menu should feature a variety of popular snacks that appeal to your target audience. Make sure to include a mix of hot and cold items, as well as options for various dietary preferences. Hot dogs are always a big seller at concession stands, but be sure to provide your customers with a hot dog paper tray to keep toppings in their place!

Hot Dog Trays

To ensure a clean and safe environment for your customers, develop a plan for regular cleaning and sanitizing of your stand. Stock up on necessary cleaning supplies and train staff on proper food handling and safety procedures.

In addition to great-tasting food items, be sure to stock up on concession stand candy, as candy is always a huge seller.  Be sure to choose a mix of classic favorites and new treats to keep things interesting.  While we have a huge assortment of sweets and treats to choose from, here are some must-haves for this season:

Cotton Candy – Who doesn’t love cotton candy?  Now your fans don’t have to wait for the county fair to have some of this sweet candy floss.  We have dozens of flavors to choose from that are already prepackaged in convenient plastic containers for easy reselling.

Pickles – Pickles are a healthy snack your fans will crave.  Besides the plain old dill pickle, stock up on other flavors like garlic, sour, and hot for extra variety and extra profits.

Salt Water Taffy – With baseball being “America’s Game,” give your fans something to chew on with special red, white, and blue salt water taffy!  Now trip to the shore is necessary, just a quick stop at your league’s concession stand is all that’s needed to enjoy this summertime treat.

Haribo Gummy Bears – There’s no doubt about it… one of the best-selling candies is none other than Haribo Gold Bears.  These gummy treats are sure to be a fan favorite and since they come in a peg bag, they are easy to display.

Haribo Gold-Bears gummi bears

When you’re considering candy for your concession stand, be aware of the temperature.  Chocolates do not stand up to the summer heat so choose candy that will hold up well in the summer.  When in doubt, be sure to contact us and we’ll help you select the right candy for your stand.

Opening your Little League concession stand for the season is an exciting time for both you and your community. By offering a variety of must-have snacks, you’ll create a fun and successful game-day experience for players, parents, and fans alike. Happy snacking!

The Salty Tradition: The Popularity of Sunflower Seeds at Little League Games

Baseball has always been America’s favorite pastime, and little league games are a cherished tradition for many families. While the focus of these games is on the players and the competition, there is one tradition that has become almost as popular as the sport itself – snacking on sunflower seeds.

Sunflower seeds have become one of our most popular little league concession stand snacks, with parents and children alike chomping on the salty treats while watching the action on the field. But how did this tradition begin, and why are sunflower seeds such a popular snack at little league games?

The history of sunflower seeds dates back to the Native Americans, who were the first to cultivate the sunflower plant for its seeds. The seeds were used for food, oil, and medicine, and were also used in spiritual ceremonies. The sunflower plant was brought to Europe by Spanish explorers in the 16th century and eventually made its way to Russia, where it became a popular snack food. From there, the popularity of sunflower seeds spread around the world, including in the United States.

But how did sunflower seeds become associated with little league games? The answer lies in the sport itself. Baseball players have been known to chew on sunflower seeds for decades, using them as a way to pass the time between pitches and innings. The salty flavor and crunchy texture provide a satisfying snack, and the act of cracking open the shells can be a fun way to relieve stress and stay focused on the game.

As the popularity of baseball grew, so too did the popularity of sunflower seeds among players. And as more children began to play little league baseball, they also began to adopt the tradition of snacking on sunflower seeds. Parents and coaches would bring bags of seeds to the games, and soon it became a common sight to see players and spectators alike with mouths full of shells.

The popularity of sunflower seeds at little league games also has a practical side. Baseball is a sport that requires a lot of standing and waiting, and sunflower seeds provide a convenient and healthy snack that can be eaten without taking your eyes off the game. Unlike other snacks that can be messy or require utensils, sunflower seeds are a simple and fuss-free snack that can be enjoyed by anyone.

In recent years, the popularity of sunflower seeds has expanded beyond little league games and baseball in general. Health-conscious consumers have embraced sunflower seeds as a healthy and nutrient-rich snack.  With a good source of protein and fiber, sunflower seeds are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, and other important nutrients.

Stuck on an Easter Dessert? Why Not Have a Candy Buffet!

Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with an Easter candy buffet? If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to add some sweetness to your holiday gathering, then an Easter candy buffet is a perfect choice.

To get started, you’ll need to decide on a theme or color scheme for your candy buffet. You could go with traditional Easter colors like pastel pink, yellow, and blue, or you could mix it up with bright and bold hues like neon green, hot pink, and orange. Once you have your theme in mind, it’s time to start selecting your candy.

First up, let’s talk about jelly beans. Easter just wouldn’t be the same without these colorful little beans. You can find them in all sorts of flavors, from classic fruit flavors to more unique options like cotton candy and toasted marshmallow. Consider getting them in bulk and displaying them in clear jars or bowls for a colorful and eye-catching display.

Assorted Jelly Beans in Bulk |

Next, we have chocolate eggs. Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs are a must-have for any Easter candy buffet. You can choose from milk chocolate or more exotic flavors like Hershey’s Extra Creamy or Rice Krispies Marshmallow. Place them in a basket or arrange them in a nest made from Easter grass for an extra festive touch.

Of course, you can’t forget about chocolate bunnies. These little guys are a classic Easter candy and for good reason. They’re cute, delicious, and oh-so-adorable. You can get them in a variety of sizes, from bite-sized to large enough to fill a whole basket.

Another fun option to add to your candy buffet is PEEPS. These little marshmallow chicks and bunnies are a staple of Easter, and you can find them in a rainbow of colors and flavors. Try mixing and matching different colors and flavors for a fun and festive display.

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

And if you’re looking for something a little more unique, consider adding some gourmet chocolates or Gardners Toasted Coconut Nests to your candy buffet. These decadent treats will be sure to impress your guests and add a touch of sophistication to your display.


When it comes to setting up your candy buffet, get creative! Use baskets, jars, and bowls of different sizes and heights to create a visually interesting display. You can also add some Easter-themed decorations like bunnies, chicks, and eggs to tie everything together.

An Easter candy buffet is a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday. With a little bit of planning and some delicious candy, you can create a beautiful and delicious display that your guests will love. Happy Easter, and happy snacking!

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