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Crafting A Harvest Ready Brach’s Candy Corn Wreath

Candy corn is an orange, white, and yellow Halloween candy staple that many have a love-hate relationship with. Here at Blair Candy, we love grabbing a handful of Brach’s Candy Corn from our office candy bowl and snacking throughout the day.  It’s a simple candy, but so delish! Even better: candy corn is the foundation for a beautiful Fall wreath that only takes a few dollars and quality time to create.

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Brach’s Candy Corn Wreath, inspired by WomansDay.com

Supplies:
    • A few bags of Brach’s Candy Corn
    • A Styrofoam wreath, about 16 inches around
    • Black duct tape
    • Hot glue gun
    • Large ribbon to hang the wreath, in a Halloween-themed color

Directions:

    1. Wrap the wreath completely with black duct tape. This will serve as your base for gluing the candy corn onto the wreath.
    2. Hot glue Brach’s candy corn onto the black duct tape in neat rows you’ll want to cover the entire front side of the wreath with the candy corn. It does take some time, but that’s why having another bowl of candy corn on hand to snack from while you’re gluing makes the time pass so quickly!
    3. Leave a space at the top of the wreath for you to secure the ribbon. We suggest an orange, yellow, or black satin ribbon. Simply tie it around the wreath and hang it on your door!

Photo credit: womansday.com

Although you can’t exactly snack on your wreath, be sure to pick up a few extra bags of Brach’s candy corn so you and your family can enjoy one of our Autumn candy favorites!

While yellow, white, and orange candy corn is what everyone is most familiar with, there are some other varieties you can use as well:

Brach’s Harvest Candy Corn
The rich brown, orange, and white colors of this candy corn will give your wreath an even more “fall” feeling.

Brach’s Bello Minions Candy Corn
Add a little mischief for your wreath by choosing a wild and wacky color with blue, yellow, and white candy corn, which just happens to be a favorite of those little Minions!

If you happen to get a lot of comments on your completed craft and friends and neighbors start asking you to make one for them, don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered with BIG bulk packages of candy corn!  In fact, big 30 pound boxes of candy corn in multiple colors (and flavors for snacking).

 

Whipping Up The Perfect Halloween Treat Bag With Popular Halloween Candy

The Halloween treat bag is simply magical. Filled with so many delicious delights, it’s a wonder we don’t make Halloween an everyday event. After all, if a simple candy treat bag can incite this much happiness in kids and adults alike, imagine what it could do if Halloween lasted more than one fantastical night each year?! That’s exactly why your Halloween candy treat bags must be absolute perfection.

No pressure!

Well, with our Halloween candy expertise and having the most popular Halloween candy lining our online shelves, we know you’ll fill your treat bags with only the best Halloween treats this year.  Sure, having a bowl of Halloween candy for your trick-or-treaters to pick from might be easier, but there’s nothing like opening a treat bag as a kid and discovering what’s inside!

Get your family together and start creating!

The ultimate Halloween treat bag should be filled with the following popular Halloween candy:

Fun Size Candy Bars: A Halloween treat bag should contain no less than three snack-size candy bars. These miniature chocolate wonders are perfect for snacking on while walking from house to house, and if the kids are feeling generous, are great for giving to Mom and Dad as thanks for helping to create awesome Halloween costumes. Pretty easy to see why they’re one of our favorite popular Halloween candy picks!

Spider Rings: The Halloween treat bag doesn’t have to be entirely candy, actually. Spider Rings and a pair of Wax Lips make Halloween even more fun, and the photos of your little ones wearing them will be so cute. Just imagine Little Miss Princess all decked out in these spooky accessories.

Halloween Lollipops: Lollipops are a Halloween treat bag staple. Yet, you can’t choose just any lollipops they need to be one of everyone’s favorite lollipops, be Halloween themed, and they need to be memorable. Of course, we’re talking about Charms Halloween Blow Pops!  These creepy treats come in special flavors just for trick-or-treat time and are sure to be a hit.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins: Yum! The chocolate-peanut butter deliciousness of Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins feels otherworldly, and a clear popular Halloween candy choice! Reese’s are a must in a Halloween treat bag, and pumpkin-shaped Reese’s are even better.

Chocolate Eyeballs: Every little ghost or goblin will admit they love to discover chocolate eyeballs in their Halloween treat bag! Chocolate eyeballs are a new popular Halloween candy, with their creepy outside and delicious inside making them anything but an eyesore!  This bag features different flavors including chocolate/peanut butter, chocolate/caramel, and chocolate/fudge.

Need more Halloween candy ideas?  Our huge candy warehouse is stocked with everything to make your home the most sought-after Halloween treat destination!

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.

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.

Sweeten Up Your Gender Reveal with Candy!

Gender reveals are all the rage right now and many have been coming up with some very creative ways to make the big announcement. From smoke bombs and confetti to cakes and pinatas, we’ve seen a lot! But, when it comes to sweet occasions like this, we can’t help but think about different ways to incorporate candy, so let’s go!

First, let’s head over to our candy by color section – the perfect spot for selecting sweets in specific colors for wedding receptions, bridal showers, birthday parties, class reunions… and gender reveals!

Of course, we have a great selection of pink and blue candy perfect for the occasion, many available in bulk for satisfying the sweet tooth of a small to large gathering.

Pink and blue mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Hershey Kisses are perfect for putting into large clear pedestal jars or bowls. They come in 5lb bags so there’s great for filling up these large types of containers, and let’s be honest… nobody is going to pass up one of these classic chocolate treats.


We all know that kids just love lollipops so why not include these as part of your gender reveal to welcome in your new addition! Whirly Pops are available in, you guessed it, pink and blue. You can even tie a little tag onto the lollipop’s stick with your family name and date of the party so your guests can have a keepsake of your special day.


Another candy that goes great in clear display containers are pink and blue chocolate balls. They can also be used as small party favors. Take a small amount and put them into a small clear drawstring bag, tie the top with a pink or blue ribbon, and voila!


There’s also large gum balls and some classic candies such as pink and blue rock candy sticks and the ever popular candy sticks that bring a bit of nostalgia to your party.

Whether you’re hosting a gender reveal party or another event and you’re looking for creative ways to incorporate candy, just head over to our candy by color section to pair sweets with your company, sports team, high school, or college’s colors and wow your guests with a sweet surprise.

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Candy for Your Spring and Summer Celebrations

Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue!  The most patriotic of colors are not only a symbol of our great nation, but they remind us of spring and summer holidays that all of us celebrate – Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

With parades, neighborhood events, and backyard cookouts on the agenda to commemorate these events, you can sweeten the celebration by adding red, white and blue candy to the menu.  Of course, Blair Candy has a great selection of patriotic candy for you to choose from, including:

NEW! Patriotic Military Heroes Gummy Candy
We’re all familiar with the green Army men many of us played with as kids.  These gummy candies are a sweet take on that classic toy and a great way to add a patriotic flair to your event.  We sell these in a bulk 5lb bag which makes them perfect for including in a red, white and blue candy buffet, or putting in small gift bags to hand out at parades or even take to a VFW, Veterans home or hospital to give a tasty treat to one of our own military heroes.


Red, White and Blue Sour Patch Kids
For those who like a little sour with their sweet, Sour Patch Kids is the candy of choice!  This favorite gummy candy is available in a red, white and blue special edition that’s perfect for snacking on during your 4th of July cookout or while taking in the local Memorial Day parade.


Red, White and Blue Candy Corn
You don’t have to wait for Halloween for one of your favorite fall snacks!  We have red, white and blue Candy Corn in bulk 2.5lb bags that are also great for candy buffets and gift bags, or just for placing in a big bowl at your BBQ for all your guests to enjoy.  If you’re a Candy Corn fan, these are a great way to get your fix in before Halloween!


Red, White and Blue Chocolate Balls
No celebration would be complete without chocolate, so be sure to grab a 2lb bag of our Stars and Stripe themed chocolate balls that are all decked out in their patriotic best.  Each one is individually wrapped perfect for candy buffets and gift bags.  Each bag contains over 140 balls.


American Flag Wrapped Mints

Who doesn’t enjoy a mint after dinner?  We never say no to one, that’s for sure.  These individually American Flag wrapped mints are great not only for your own red, white and blue themed event, but for restaurants as well!  Each bag contains 56 delicious buttermints mints.


Red, White and Blue Sixlets
If your event is featuring a candy buffet, many of the candies we mentioned above are great additions, but don’t forget the Sixlets.  Available in red, white, and blue, these candy coated chocolate balls can be placed in candy dishes or on a tiered display that will definitely be a focal point of your celebration.


Whether you’re looking for cheap parade candy, candy for your candy buffet or summer picnic, let us help you choose the right selection that everyone will enjoy.  Feel free to contact one of our candy experts to help with your event.

“Everybunny” Loves our Bunny Bites Box full of Easter Candy!

There are a few holidays we celebrate each year that are closely associated with candy. The biggest, of course, is Halloween, then Christmas, and one we’re inching closer to – Easter.

Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets are two traditions that have been around for centuries and are a part of nearly every Easter celebration. Just like children waking on Christmas morning to find gifts under the tree from St. Nick, Easter has them hunting for eggs and searching for an Easter basket left by Petter Cottontail.

Easter baskets are typically filled with all sorts of delicious candy including jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate “eggs,” solid chocolate rabbits, chocolate crosses, and of course, the quintessential Easter treat – Marshmallow PEEPS.

I’m sure you can remember when you were a youngster the excitement you had waking up Easter morning looking for that woven basket lined with “grass” overflowing with plastic eggs that hide bite-size candy treats inside.

Ah, the memories!

Today, busy families may not have the time to go out and shop for Easter candy or may find their local grocery store doesn’t have a wide selection. Many of our customers have even asked if we could make them an Easter basket and ship it to them or send a basket as a gift.

Well, we heard you! We worked with the head Bunny himself to come up with a box full of Easter candy that we call Bunny Bites! It’s chock full of all kinds of fantastic Easter goodies, some made only once a year, that’s the perfect gift for kids of all ages.

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Our Bunny Bites box contains nearly 50 pieces of brand name candy such as Cadbury Eggs, Milka Oreo Eggs, bunny lollipops, Easter Pez, Mike & Ike jelly beans, solid milk chocolate rabbits, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, Twizzler Easter Treats, PEEPS, Fun Dip, Tootsie Roll eggs, bubble gum eggs, mini egg lollipops, Hershey’s Mini Easter Bars, Zitner Butter Krak Egg, Trolli Gummi Eggs and more.

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

Bunny Bites Easter candy gift box from BlairCandy.com

These boxes full of Easter candy make great gifts to send to loved ones near and far – or are great for filling your own baskets. We hand select and pack each one individually so candy choices vary from box to box, but each piece is individually wrapped and guaranteed fresh.

If you’re giving our Bunny Bites box as a gift, we can even include a gift note to let the recipient know who sent them this sweet present. Be sure to order one for everyone in your family – including yourself!

Fun, Easy to Make Chocolate Christmas Tree Treats

The holidays are the perfect time of year to show off your creative skills – especially if you like spending time in the kitchen baking and making treats to share with friends, family, and co-workers.

Cookies, cupcakes, pies, and sweets make great gifts and always are always welcome in the office breakroom.  If you have children, making these treats together as a family activity can be the start of an annual holiday tradition.

One easy to make treat that’s fun for the whole family to make is Christmas Tree Pretzels. Like snowflakes, each one is unique and how you decorate each tree is up to you!

Photo credit: KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com


Let’s dig into the recipe that can be found here at KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com:

  • – 1 bag of mini pretzel sticks that you can pick up at any grocery store
  • – 1 bag of candy melts that we sell in red, green, brown and white
  • – 3-5 tbsp coconut oil
  • – 1 container of Christmas sprinkles or any sprinkle of your choice including these rainbow sprinkles we sell in bulk if you want to make a lot of these to give away as gifts
  • – 1 cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • – 1 squeeze bottle with a number 2 tip Sugarbelle line from Michaels

Once you gather all your ingredients, it’s time to have fun!

  • – Using a double boiler, melt the candy melts and coconut and mix until smooth
  • – Carefully scoop the melted candy melt into the decorating bottle
  • – Place about 10 pretzel sticks onto the parchment paper
  • – Using the squeeze bottle, pipe the details of a Christmas tree onto the pretzel
  • – Sprinkle some Christmas sprinkles onto the chocolate
  • – Allow to harden for 2 hours before carefully removing from parchment paper and enjoying!

The photos our friends at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons posted show just how neat these treats are, but don’t worry if yours don’t look as perfect!  There’s nothing wrong with a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree the first time around! Plus, the best part about these treats is that you can make each one unique right down to the color since we have different colors of candy melts you can use.


Photo credit: KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com


Here’s all the ingredients you can purchase right now from Blair Candy:


Chocolate Melting Wafers – Click image to purchase

Green candy melting wafers, click image to purchase


Red candy melting wafers, click image to purchase


White candy melting wafers, click image to purchase


Bulk rainbow sprinkles, click image to purchase

If you made some of these treats yourself, be sure to share pictures on our Facebook page!

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Candy and Advent Calendar

It’s almost time for everyone’s favorite elf to make his annual appearance bringing joy and laughter to kids (and admit it, adults as well!) around the world.

The elf we’re talking about is none other than the Elf on the Shelf who first appeared in a children’s book in 2005.  Since then, the little guy has become a huge hit and a social media sensation as he helps kids count down the days until Santa arrives.

We all know the Elf on the Shelf helps Santa maintain the “naughty and nice list” so in turn we have to treat him well so we keep in the good graces of the man with all the toys!

This Christmas, we have some new Elf on the Shelf items that are sure to be hit and like most of our Christmas candy and advent calendars, sell out quickly.  

Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar

This isn’t just your ordinary Advent calendar!  This one features the main elf himself and comes with…. chocolate!  It’s a sweet way to add a bit of whimsy to the traditional Advent calendar and kids will love counting down the days until Christmas while enjoying the 24 pieces of milk chocolate and the fun-cut included with the calendar.

Elf on the Shelf Chocolate Elves

We all know that the Elf on the Shelf loves to leave little gifts and treats for good boys and girls, and these mini chocolate elves are perfect for that!  We won’t tell if you save a few for yourself as well, because we know these sweet treats are pretty irresistible.

Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas
If you’re looking for some creative inspiration on how you can start an Elf on the Shelf tradition in your family, or are stuck for ideas this Christmas, click here for some funny and creative ideas from Country Living Magazine.

 

 

 

Hearts Are Your Best Bet for Valentine’s Day Candy in Bulk This Year

A Bag of Reese’s Pink Peanut Butter Hearts | BlairCandy.com

Hearts are ubiquitous on Valentine’s Day. We all know that. The day is one of love, romance, gifts, and candy. You know you’re going to see heart-shaped candy around on Valentine’s Day. More on that later. At the moment, we’re wondering: do you know why Valentine’s Day is a day of love? Let us tell you!


Valentine’s Day likely grew out of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia. This mid-February celebration observed the coming of springtime and honored life and love in general. Centuries later, the Roman Catholic Church converted this day into St. Valentine’s Day. Yet people’s observance of the day as one of love continued on. Valentine’s Day is what we were then left with.


To do our part for this ancient holiday, let us draw your attention to some Valentine’s Day candy in bulk that has been shaped into lovely hearts. These will make great gifts to that special someone this year. Reese’s pink Peanut Butter Hearts are one candy we’d recommend. They’re delicious Reese’s candy, so there’s no going wrong there. Another candy is Peeps hearts, available in several delicious flavors. These heart-shaped marshmallow candies melt in your mouth – absolutely delectable! On top of those, jelly hearts by Jolly Ranchers are also sweet little things and are available in packs to pass out to friends, family, and classmates.


So when you bite into some of your heart-shaped Valentine’s Day candy in bulk this February, we hope you remember exactly how we got here. Browse all Valentine’s Day candy now at BlairCandy.com!

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