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Baseball Themed Candy Can be a Hit at Your Concession Stand

Spring is here, summer is right around the corner and so is Little League season!  Future big leaguers are anxious for training to begin and the season to start. For many teams and leagues, it’s also time to start planning what you’re going to be selling at your concession stands.  After all, fans are going to want something to snack on during the game!

We previously wrote about some of the most popular concession candy and snacks you should consider stocking up on, and today we’re going to pitch some baseball themed candy that your fans are going to love.

While there’s a lot of chewing gum to choose from, did you know that Double Bubble makes their delicious gum in individually wrapped mini baseballs?  It’s true! Double Bubble Homerun Baseball Bubble Gum features a baseball phrase and classic “stitching” printed on each individually wrapped piece. What’s even better is that they come in a 240 count tub that’s perfect for your stand.

Next in the lineup is chocolate!  Now, who can resist a chocolate snack?  Not many, which is why these miniature foil-wrapped chocolate baseballs make a great concession stand treat.  You can sell them by the piece, but your fans are going to want to buy them by the handful! We sell them in a 30-pound box that has over 2500 pieces of sweetness for your fans to enjoy.

Finally, let’s talk about chew.  Big League Chew of course! This has been a favorite of players and fans since it first hit the stands in the 1980’s.  This shredded bubble gum comes in a foil pouch so your player can have a pinch of some seriously good chewing gum that’s available in a variety of flavors including the original.  We made it easy for you to stock your concession stand by letting you build your own 12 pack from our best selling flavors.

Need help in deciding what to carry at your concession stand this season?  No worries! We’ve been helping little leagues, teams, and non-profits around the country stock their stands with fast-moving treats designed to sell.  Contact us today and we’ll help you hit a home run with your snack sales this year!

Hit a Home Run with these Concession Stand Favorites

Are you ready to knock your concession stand sales out of the park this summer? We thought so! Selling the most popular snacks and treats at your little league’s concession stand is key to ringing in big profits.

Of course one of the most popular items is bubble gum and there’s no brand that’s more closely associated with baseball than Big League Chew. This shredded bubble gum has been a big hit since it was first introduced in the 1980s and has sold over 800 million “pouches” worldwide.

While still available in its original flavor – “Outta’ Here Original” – additional flavors have been added over the years including grape, cotton candy, sour apple, and more. Plus, there’s even a special edition package of original flavor featuring a girl ball player!

New this year are two tasty snacks that are sure to be a home run with your fans – Slim Jim Fire Fries and Slim Jim Pork Rinds. Fire Fries are potato snacks shaped like, well you guessed it, French fries and are available in either Buffalo or Inferno flavors.

Slim Jim Pork Rinds, or chicharrones, are a flavorful, crunchy snack that is available in either Squealin’ Hot or BBQ. These light and airy snacks will quickly become a hot seller at your concession stand.

We would be remiss if we didn’t forget two baseball classics – peanuts and Cracker Jack! After all, no ball game would be complete without snacking on these two favorites.

Planters have a great selection of nuts in individual snack size packs including cashews, “Heat” peanuts, smoked almonds, and pistachios which are perfect for satisfying a craving for a salty snack on a hot summer day.

You’ll score extra points by having bags of Cracker Jack available for your fans because let’s be honest… nobody can resist the temptation of this salty and sweet treat, which is why it’s been a mainstay of baseball games for over a century. Plus, they still have a prize in every pack!

Need help selecting concession stand candy and snacks?  Don’t worry, we’re here to help you avoid striking out. Feel free to contact us to discuss what’s best to fill your racks so you’ll hit a homer all season long!

Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties: The Perfect Parade Candy

Parade season is almost here as Memorial Day and the 4th of July is right around the corner. For kids, there’s nothing more exciting than lining Main Street waiting for the parade to pass by as candy gets tossed from the various floats.

If you’re a parade organizer or a group that will have a float, we’re here to help you choose the perfect parade tossing candy!

First off, you will want to stay away from anything that melts quickly such as miniature chocolate bars. You’ll want to choose candy that’s available in large quantities, individually wrapped, and durable. After all, a good amount of candy is going to hit the street before it’s picked up, so you don’t want candy that breaks easily.

Based on that, can you guess what our best selling parade candy is? If you said Tootsie Rolls, you’re right! Tootsie Rolls and their fruit-flavored cousin, Tootsie Frooties, are the perfect choice for all the above reasons.

Tootsie Rolls are available in a 360 count bag of perfectly sized Tootsie Roll Midgees. These bite-sized chocolate-flavored treats are just a wee bit smaller than a regular size Tootsie Roll and are individually wrapped.

Tootsie Frooties are just like a Tootsie Roll but come is a whole assortment of fun flavors including blue raspberry, fruit punch, sour cherry, green apple, grape, cherry limeade, strawberry, watermelon, strawberry-lemonade, lemon, and mango. Like the chocolate Tootsie Roll Midgees, these are all available in 360 piece bags.

Now you’re probably wondering which flavor of Frooties you want to toss from your parade float. Well, why not all of them? That’s easy to do with a huge 4lb bag of Tootsie Frooties that has 560 pieces of assorted flavors.

Buying bulk parade candy can save you a lot of money, besides Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties, we have a huge selection that’s guaranteed to make your candy tossers the hit of your town’s parade!

“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!

Interesting Facts about Marshmallow PEEPS

One of the most famous and beloved Easter candies is none other than the Marshmallow PEEP. These fluffy, colorful marshmallow chicks have been filling Easter baskets for nearly 70 years and this nostalgic candy has a cult following that continues to grow every year.

Originally PEEPS chicks and bunnies were made in yellow and white, but over the years additional colors and shapes have been added. However, yellow remains the number one selling color.

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

Interested in more fun facts about PEEPS? We knew it! So here are some more courtesy of our friends at Just Born, the makers of PEEPS right down the road from us in Bethlehem, PA:

27 Hours! That’s the time it used to take to make just one Marshmallow PEEP back in 1953, but thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, PEEPS are born in just six minutes.

Around the World! Each year, enough Marshmallow PEEPS are manufactured to circle our big blue marble not once… but twice! Those chicks can sure fly.

Along Came Pink! Yellow and white got some company with the addition of pink PEEPS followed by a rainbow of colors that include lavender, blue, green and orange. Regardless of color, they all taste the same… delicious!

Pink was the third color, following yellow and white, that Marshmallow PEEPS introduced.

Pink was the third color, following yellow and white, that Marshmallow PEEPS introduced.

Fat-Free & Low-Cal! If you’re looking for a fat-free snack, go grab a PEEP! They not only have 0 grams of fat PEEPS Chicks have only 28 calories each while Bunnies have 27.5 making them a sweet indulgence you won’t feel guilty about.

Chocolate Chicks! 2010 marked the first time that a Marshmallow PEEPS Chick took a bath in chocolate and ever since, the milk and dark chocolate dipped variety has become a popular addition to the line.

Chocolate dipped Marshmallow PEEPS were introduced in 2010.

Chocolate dipped Marshmallow PEEPS were introduced in 2010.

They’re Number One! If you think jelly beans are a big seller at Easter time, you’re right, but did you know that Marshmallow PEEPS are the #1 selling non-chocolate Easter candy for over two decades?

They Sell Out Quickly! PEEPS Chicks and Bunnies are only made once a year for Easter and usually hop out of our warehouse quickly. If you want the freshest PEEPS to fill your Easter baskets, we recommend ordering early otherwise you may just have to wait another year for one of the world’s most popular sweets.

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.

Solid Milk Chocolate Rabbits and Crosses for Easter

When it comes to Easter Candy, we all have our favorites. Maybe you’re a fan of delicious and uniquely flavored jelly beans or chocolate covered eggs, while another member of your family prefers the classic Marshmallow PEEPS. No matter what treat satisfies your craving, there’s no shortage of favorites this time of year.

Each Easter we’re always excited to see what new confectionary delights will make their debut but at the same time we anxiously await the arrival of what has become the quintessential fan favorite – solid chocolate rabbits and crosses.

After all, we LOVE chocolate and there’s no better pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon than a chocolate bar, but at Easter time chocolate reigns supreme.

While the exact origin of the solid chocolate rabbit is unknown, some speculate it was invented in Munich, Germany back in the 1890’s. Here in the United States, they gained in popularity in the 1920’s and have been filling Easter baskets ever since.

Today, rabbits are available in solid milk, dark or white chocolate as well as more creative varieties such as the Gardner’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Bunny that’s 8” inches tall and is filled with their famous delicious and creamy peanut butter.

In addition to bunnies, another top-seller is a chocolate that reflects the religious meaning of the holiday – the cross. Also made by Gardener’s these chocolate crosses are available in both milk and white varieties and make a beautiful and meaningful addition to a child’s basket.

No matter what type of Easter candy you’re hunting for, you can’t go wrong with choosing one of these chocolate treats. Since rabbits and crosses are only available once a year it’s important to order early as once they’re gone, they won’t be available again until next year.

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!

A Look at Our Favorite Nostalgic Candy

When it comes to old-time candy, we have to boast a bit because we have the largest selection of any online candy store and for good reason. Our family-owned company has been in the candy business since 1939 and many of our favorites have been around as long as we have – or longer!

Everyone has their favorite nostalgic candy, whether it be chewing gum, a candy bar, or penny candy. These old-time treats bring back sweet memories of a childhood filled with laughter and good times.

In today’s post, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane and share some of our favorite classic candy treats:

Nostalgic Gum
There are many types of old-time gum still manufactured today, but there are a handful that just by looking at the package you know exactly how they taste. One of these is C. Howard’s Violet Scented Gum. This chewing gum has been around since the 1960’s and one look at the package and you can almost smell the floral aroma and the gum’s unique taste.

Other runner-ups for our favorite nostalgic gum include Beeman’sClove, and of course Black Jack!


Valomilk Candy Cups
This classic has been around a few years longer than we have! First sold in 1931, Valomilk Candy Cups get their name from the V in vanilla, ALO from marshmallow and MILK for their milky smooth texture. One bite of these milk chocolate marshmallow cups and you’ll wonder why it took you so long to discover them.


Baby Ruth
Believe it or not, the Baby Ruth candy bar has been around since 1921! Depending on who you ask, the Baby Ruth bar was either named after Ruth Cleveland, the daughter of President Grover Cleveland, or the famous baseball player Babe Ruth. No matter who it’s named after, there’s no denying that people love the peanut, caramel, and milk chocolate-flavored nougat bar that has satisfied candy cravings for nearly a century.


Candy Cigarettes
While they no longer can be called “Candy Cigarettes,” those of us old enough to remember these “Candy Sticks” certainly remember their distinct flavor. Packaged and manufactured to look like a cigarette, complete with pink “lit” tip, these sugary sticks are among one of the hardest nostalgic candies to find.

Candy Cigarettes


Candy Buttons
Who doesn’t remember these? If you haven’t seen them for a while, you’re right. Candy Buttons were unavailable for a period of time, but due to popular demand, they’re back and better than ever. Relive your childhood by picking up a package and peel the dots off the paper and enjoy an old fashioned candy treat.

These are just a few of our nostalgic candy favorites and we may have listed one or two of yours as well. If not, don’t worry… we’ve got a huge selection to choose from! Plus we offer a giant can of classic favorites that make a great gift for a fan of these sweet treats.

Sugar-Free Easter Candy

There are two holidays we celebrate every year that are synonymous with candy – Halloween and Easter. With the latter just a few weeks away, many are shopping for treats to hide at Easter eggs hunts or place in baskets presumably left behind by a certain famous bunny.

Kids anxiously wake on Easter Sunday eager to dig into the variety of candy left for them while adults sit back waiting to sneak a piece for themselves.

For those who are keeping an eye on their daily calorie intake, or for those with specific dietary requirements, sugary snacks are not an option. However, we have plenty of sugar-free Easter candy that everyone can enjoy and they’re just as delicious.

Asher’s Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Meltaway Eggs
These are one of our biggest sellers every year and for good reason. These milk chocolate covered eggs are filled with a rich and creamy peanut butter filling that you just can’t get enough of. If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, don’t pass these up!

Sugar-Free Double Bubble Bubble Gum
What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love bubble gum? If you’re looking for an every day sugar-free option or the perfect gum to place in eggs for an Easter Egg hunt, look no further. The great-tasting flavor of Double Bubble is available sugar-free and each piece is individually wrapped.

Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Jelly Beans
Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without jelly beans and the world’s most famous bean is Jelly Belly. These 3oz bags contain an assortment of popular flavors including buttered popcorn, sizzling cinnamon, tangerine, green apple, juicy pear, licorice, cherry, lemon, pineapple, and strawberry. The sugar-free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are sweetened with Splenda and contain 40% fewer calories.

Sugar-Free Gummy Candy
Whether it be bears, butterflies, or fish, nobody can pass up a gummy treat. For Easter, as well as year-round, we have a great selection of sugar-free gummy candy that will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Bunny
No Easter basket is complete without a chocolate rabbit and yes, we have a sugar-free version just for you! These 3oz chocolate rabbits from Gardners Candies taste just as delicious as the classic version – so much so you may have a hard time believing they’re sugar-free.

Hershey’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars
If you’re looking for the perfect sugar-free chocolate snack at Easter or any time of the year, these bite-sized Hershey’s Chocolate Bars are just what you’re looking for. Each one is individually wrapped so you can include them in Easter Eggs for the big hunt, or drop a few in your child’s Easter basket.

No matter what type of candy you’re looking for this Easter, chances are we have it. From the classic Marshmallow PEEPS to a jumbo  Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg, consider us to help fill your Easter baskets this year.

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