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New Christmas Candy from HERSHEY’S for 2020

Just a few days ago we broke the sad news that due to COVID-19 one of our favorite seasonal treats, PEEPS, would not be available for Halloween and Christmas in 2020. However, the manufacturer of the cult favorite candy, Just Born, assured it’s raving fans that they will indeed be available for the Spring / Easter 2021 season.

While PEEPS won’t be filling up trick-or-treat buckets and Christmas stockings this year, the candy makers over at HERSHEY’S have promised us that their 2020 holiday candy lineup will be “one of the largest holiday offerings.”

Ok, now it’s time to get excited!

We’ve managed to get a sneak peek at some of the sweet treats that will be available quicker than the amount of time it takes Santa to make his around-the-world flight on Christmas Eve! Here’s just some of the new HERSHEY’s holiday candy we’re looking forward to:

HERSHEY’S KISSES Sugar Cookie Candy
Everyone loves HERSHEY’S KISSES and who can resist sugar cookies? We can’t! This is one treat we’re more than ready to devour. Made with sugar cookie flavored creme and real cookie pieces, these melt-in-your-mouth treats will quickly become a holiday favorite.

HERSHEY’S KISSES Sugar Cookie candy.

HERSHEY’S Build-A-Santa & Build-A-Snowman
The iconic HERSHEY’S chocolate bar gets a holiday makeover with a fun twist! Choose either Santa in delicious milk chocolate, or a snowman in cookies and cream. You break the candy bar, build one of these sweet characters, take a few photos of your creation, then enjoy!

HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Build-A-Santa.

HERSHEY’S Cookies ‘N’ Creme Build-A-Snowman.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Nutcrackers
We’re always excited to see what new shapes our favorite chocolate peanut butter candy will be sporting for various holidays throughout the year. For Christmas 2020, Reese’s takes on a brand new shape – a majestic nutcracker!

REESE’S Peanut Butter Nutcrackers.

Reese’s White Elephant
A white elephant gift exchange is a favorite holiday tradition, and this year someone new is invited to the party – the new Reese’s White Elephant! Great for handing out as party favors, the White Elephant has Reese’s delicious peanut butter filling covered with a white creme then shaped like the festive pachyderm.

REESE’S White Elephant.

Reese’s Miniatures Mega Cane
Here’s one candy cane everyone on your Christmas list is going to want! This nearly 2-foot long cane is filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures, wrapped in gold, green and red foils!

REESE’S Miniatures Mega Cane.

Kit-Kat Duos Mint + Dark Chocolate
Break off a piece of the newest holiday Kit-Kat bar this Christmas! You’ll love the delicious combination of cookie, mint and rich dark chocolate.

KIT KAT® DUOS Mint + Dark Chocolate Snack Size.

Ice Breakers Snowman Bottle Pack Gum
Who can resist a candy cane? Not us! This year, Ice Breakers gum is available in a candy cane flavor that’s presented in a snowman package. And yes, they are sugar free!

ICE BREAKERS Snowman Bottle Pack Gum.

Be sure to keep an eye on our website to see our new candy arrivals as well as our huge selection of Christmas candy for these new holiday favorites to arrive in stock.

Vegan Candy Choices

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is something everyone should consider. Whether starting an exercise program, cutting carbs, or introducing plant-based items in your meal plan, every step towards better health is important.

One thing many people think they need to give up when making such changes is those sweet indulgences that give us a boost of energy in the morning, pick us up in the afternoon, or make for a special treat after dinner.

Our customers have been asking for additional options when it comes to candy and snacks, and we’re here to share some good news. We are expanding our line of vegan candy and snack choices with some delicious delights that we’re sure you’re going to love.

For example, for those who love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter (and who doesn’t), Cleo’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cups are simply scrumptious! These cups feature creamy peanut butter, made from dry roasted nuts, covered in a rice-milk chocolatey coating. Not only are they vegan, but they’re also made with all-natural ingredients, gluten-free and contain no trans-fats.

Buccaneer candy bars are great for those who are looking for a chocolatey snack that’s not only vegan but gluten-free and contains no artificial ingredients! These bars have a nougat center that’s robed in a rice-milk chocolate coating.

If you love cookie snacks, you’re gonna flip over our 2Fer Vegan Candy Bars that feature a crunchy shortbread cookie that’s layered with a rich buttery-tasting caramel covered in a chocolatey coating. One bite and you won’t believe this candy bar is vegan, non-dairy, and contains absolutely no artificial ingredients.

We’re not joking about this next one! For those who are fans of a Snickers style candy bar but are looking for a vegan version, your search is over. Jokerz Vegan Candy bars takes everything you love about Snickers – peanuts, caramel, and nougat – and coats them with a rice-milk coating that you’ll find hard to distinguish from chocolate.

Our candy experts are working hard sampling and hand-picking healthy candy options and more are coming in every week. Keep a sharp eye out on our website for the latest vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free candy as it arrives and be sure to let your friends and family know where they can buy healthy candy to fit into their lifestyle.

A Jelly Bean Shortage? Say it isn’t So!

Hang on to your Easter bonnet, we have some sad news to report out of Sugartown! The world’s most famous rabbit has been told there’s a shortage of a favorite Easter treat – jelly beans.

Yes, it’s true.

For over 75 years, the Easter Bunny has been using Blair Candy to fill the Easter baskets of kids all across the country and just this week he came to us with a bit of a dilemma. So many kids (and adults) have been asking for jelly beans that he was afraid there wouldn’t be enough to go around.

Faced with an unprecedented predicament, our team lept into action to investigate the bunny’s story. Turns out, he was right. The manufacturer of the #1 selling jelly bean, Just Born, has a shortage of the Easter candy staple and to put it bluntly, they’re plum out of them.

But we knew we couldn’t let the Easter Bunny down! Our team got in a truck, hopped down the Bunny Trail to Allentown, PA (not too far from our huge candy warehouse) to meet with the folks at Just Born.

With a tear in our eyes, we explained the Easter Bunny’s concerns about the lack of jelly beans. While huddled in a top-secret room in a corner of their factory, right next to where they make marshmallow PEEPS, we received some good news!

Since nobody wants to let the Bunny down, Just Born agreed to package up some of their delicious fruit-flavored jelly beans in 4.5-pound bulk bags for us. Now they don’t have fancy packaging and colorful labels, but they are genuine 100% authentic Just Born Jelly Beans in the fruity flavors we all love.

Phew! We dodged a close one, but we knew we couldn’t let the Easter Bunny down.

Now here’s the catch. Peter Cottontail has already taken several cases so he has enough to fill baskets. We have a limited number of bags available and when they’re gone we won’t be getting any more in until after Easter.

Don’t be left out, click here to order a bulk bag of Just Born Jelly Beans to avoid disappointment!

Kinder Bueno Bar – Now Available for the First Time in the United States!

We get excited every time new items arrive in our candy warehouse, but this week our excitement level was kicked up a notch when a particular candy bar arrived.

This isn’t just any candy bar, we’re talking about the third most popular candy bar in Europe and the sixth most popular candy bar in the world… yes, the entire world!

The Italian company that brought us Nutella, Ferrero, has finally made their wildly popular Kinder Bueno Bar available for the first time in the United States and needless to say it’s now available from Blair Candy.

The Kinder Bueno Bar is no ordinary candy bar. It’s a candy bar that can only be described as a complex symphony of flavors and textures that is simply luscious. That’s quite a statement, but trust us on this one!

This insanely popular candy bar features a crispy wafer that’s filled with a decadent hazelnut filling (think Nutella), covered with smooth milk chocolate, and drizzled with rich dark chocolate.

Is your mouth watering yet? Yeah, we thought so!

Originally introduced in Italy in 1991, it took quite a while for the Kinder Bueno Bar to finally make its way to the States – and we can’t be any happier.

Be one of the first to get a taste of this candy bar that comes directly from the factory in Italy by ordering a box or two today. We’re pretty confident it’s going to become one of your top favorite sweet treats after just one bite.

Necco Candy Wafers Return January 2020!

The holidays are rapidly approaching and the new year will be here before you know it.  As we turn the calendar and begin to look forward to 2020, there’s one thing all of us here are excited about.

If you’re a nostalgic candy fan, you probably heard the sad news several months ago about the closing of the 170-year old New England Confectionary Company.  Who’s that? Well, they’re more commonly known as Necco – the makers of the “original candy wafer” a classic candy that’s been around since 1847.

These hard wafer candies have a cult following and, well, you either love them or hate them!  Either way, when production ceased in 2018, Necco Wafer lovers around the world stocked up on their favorite sweet treat.

But hang on!

The Necco Wafer is coming back!  Yes, it’s true. The Spangler Candy Company purchased the original recipe and began producing what is perhaps the quintessential classic candy of all time.

By now you probably know what we’re most excited about in the new year!  That’s right, the return of the Necco Wafer.

The old fashioned candy treat will be available once again in January 2020 and we’re going to be one of the first nostalgic candy stores to have them in stock.  We expect demand to be high, so we’re encouraging all our fans to click here and enter your email address to be notified the second they arrive in stock and are available to order.

Gluten-Free Candy Bars to Share with the Class

gluten free vegan candy

Gluten allergies are more common than ever before so it’s important to be considerate of food allergies when bringing snacks or treats into your child’s classroom. If you’re looking to send something to school for the class to share, make sure you’re being allergy-friendly by choosing nut-free and gluten-free candy bars that can be easily given out as a birthday treat or as part of a holiday celebration.

One of our favorite gluten-free candy bars to share with students is our Twilight candy bar, which is completely gluten-free and vegan, making it a great choice for accommodating a variety of dietary needs. Each bar showcases fluffy chocolate nougat topped with a thick caramel and rice-milk chocolate coating. It tastes just like a Milky Way bar!

Each box of this gluten-free candy bar includes 12, making it perfect for sharing with the class as a special treat. As an extra touch to surprise your child’s classmates, include a fun bow wrapped to each candy bar with a small toy, pencil, or stickers attached. It’s sure to be a hit!

Stock Up On NECCO Products!

NECCO Products | BlairCandy.com With the speculation that the New England Candy Company (NECCO) may be closing its doors, many nostalgic candy fans are stocking up on their favorite candies. Because of this, Blair Candy is stocking up on all of the NECCO products you love to ensure that you get everything you need in the event the rumors are true. Here are a few products to get before we sell out:

NECCO Wafers: Usually when you hear the word NECCO, you think of these wafers first. These candy discs are a popular staple of nostalgic candy fans, so much so that other flavors have been made for them to enjoy. Grab a box or two of classic flavors, or try the chocolate or tropical flavors to compare.

Peanut Butter Kisses: If you love pure peanut butter, you have to get a bag or two of the Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses. Made with real peanut butter, this chewy treat has been a fan favorite for peanut butter lovers for years. Grab either a 15oz bag or a 30lb box to stock up.

Sweetheart Conversation Hearts: Can’t imagine Valentine’s without Conversation Hearts? Then you should grab a bag or box of these iconic holiday candy. Get either the classic flavors or the sour ones and make sure you share with someone you love!

Sky Bar: These fly high in popularity! Each bar is made up of four, distinct chocolate squares filled with peanut, vanilla, fudge, or caramel. Our bulk box has 24 bars inside, so there’s plenty to portion out whenever you want a Sky Bar.

These are just a few of NECCO’s famous treats, but we have more at BlairCandy.com! Shop these boxes of candy in bulk now to stock up in the event that NECCO’s doors unfortunately close.

Did You Know These Facts About Chupa Chups?

Chupa Chups Lollipops in Bulk | BlairCandy.com Colorful, full of flavor, and tons of fun, Chupa Chups have been delighting lollipop lovers for ages! But how much do you know about these neat lollipops? Here is some of the history behind these super cool lollipops:

-Chupa Chups share the same birth year (1957) as many major stars: Madonna, Prince, The Smurfs, and Michael Jackson!

-They weren’t always called Chupa Chups. Originally, they were called GOL, then CHUPS, before a jingle gave them the final name, Chupa Chups.

-Only seven flavors were released when the lollipops hit candy stands. Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Strawberry & Cream, Chocolate & Vanilla, Coffee & Cream, and Mint were the first flavors. Now, fans of Chupa Chups can find over 100 flavors!

-Famous artist Salvador Dali created the iconic logo. He made a simple sketch on the back of a newspaper!

-Chupa Chups were brought into space in 1994 and then had a species of sea sponge named after them in 1999.

Enjoy plenty of Chupa Chups lollipops in bulk today by visiting us at BlairCandy.com!

It’s Almost National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day!

Did you know that March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day? This holiday is great for those who love peanut butter, especially peanut butter candy! From Reese’s Candy to other peanut buttery treats, here are three treats you should celebrate with:

Reese’s Candy for Peanut Butter Lover’s Day | BlairCandy.com

Reese’s Candy: This is a given for National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! We have tons of Reese’s treats for you to enjoy. Snack on a classic peanut butter cup or a handful of Reese’s Pieces! You can even celebrate early with these Reese’s Eggs.

Butterfinger: Bart Simpson once said, “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!” With Blair Candy’s selection, you should be able to have plenty of Butterfingers to enjoy and share. Have a candy bar or get a bag of chopped Butterfinger topping and add to your desserts for the holiday.

PayDay: Salty, sweet, and chewy, these candy bars are a real delight! Each bar is covered in peanuts with a caramel center. While this isn’t necessarily a peanut butter based bar, we still think you can celebrate Peanut Butter Day with it.

What will you celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day with? Find these and other peanut butter treats at BlairCandy.com today!

Gluten Free Gummy Candy: Part II

People are always looking for new, gluten free gummy candy treats! Because of this, we decided to do a Part II to our Gluten Free Gummy Candy blog. Here are three new gummy candy snacks you can enjoy without breaking any dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free Gummy Candy | BlairCandy.com

Gummy Sea Critters: How cool are these! Each box has 60 sea creatures in fun fruit flavors and are super colorful. Choose from turtles, seahorses, crabs, and octopi!

Classic Bears: What’s better than a gummy bear? Each of these bears is flavored with the traditional, gummy bear fruit flavors. These aren’t sour, so if you need the sour gummy candy fix, check out these gummy worms!

Strawberry Puffs: If you love strawberry gummies, then you have to try this bag of Strawberry Puffs. Each bag has a puffy, marshmallow-like strawberry. They melt in your mouth and are packed with flavor!

Try these and other new gluten free gummy candy at BlairCandy.com! There, you’ll find all of the new and classic treats you love that are also gluten free.

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