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Top 5 Candy Purchased on Cyber Monday

Like you, all of us at Blair Candy are busy buying gifts and getting ready for the holidays. Many of our team members here at our candy warehouse scooped up some great deals on Cyber Monday. But over lunch, someone asked, “what did we sell the most of?”

So we dug in and came up with a list of the Top 5 Biggest Selling Candy on Cyber Monday. (We filtered out Christmas Candy to come up with our list of traditional faves.)

#5 – Jumbo Rainbow Swirly Lollipops
Let’s admit it, we’re a sucker for these too! In fact, these are the first we think of whenever someone mentions the word lollipop. Colorful, big, and classic it’s no wonder these were one of our best selling items. We’re pretty sure there’s going to be plenty of smiles on kids’ faces when they find one of these in their stocking.

Rainbow Swirly Lollipop

Rainbow Swirly Lollipop

#4 – Junior Mints
Junior Mints are a favorite any time of the year but more so this time of year when their minty flavor evokes holiday memories. These creamy mints covered in delicious milk chocolate are the perfect candy to snack on while curling up next to the fire while watching some classic holiday movies.

Junior Mints

Junior Mints

#3 – Candy Cigarettes… or Candy Sticks
Whenever someone mentions nostalgic candy, this one always comes to mind. Think back to when you were a kid with a pocketful of change heading to the corner store – what did you buy? Penny candy and some Candy Cigarettes, of course! While these sugary treats can no longer be called Candy Cigarettes, fear not! Today’s Candy Sticks have the same flavor you remember as a youngster.

Candy Cigarettes

Candy Cigarettes

#2 – M & M’s Peanut
The candy that melts in your mouth, not in your hands made our list and it’s no surprise. A favorite of many, M & M’s are great for an afternoon snack, a lunchtime treat or anytime you want to get some of that great peanut and milk chocolate flavor you crave.

M & M Peanut

M & M Peanut

And here it is, the #1 selling candy on Cyber Monday was…

Candy Buttons
Another classic candy made our list and for good reason – everyone loves them! Candy Buttons have been around since the 1950’s and each year nearly a billion of these sweet treats are made. The lemon, lime, and cherry flavors of these candy dots have been a favorite for generations and it looks like they’ll be a favorite for many more.

Candy Buttons

Candy Buttons

 

There you have it!  Our list of the top-selling candy on Cyber Monday.  If you noticed that nostalgic candy made the list quite a bit, it’s no surprise.  We are the top destination for classic candy, so if you or someone you know is looking for hard-to-find nostalgic candy, just direct them to BlairCandy.com!

Gilliam Old Fashioned Sticks – Classic Candy Sweet Taste

There’s just something about old fashioned candy. Maybe it’s the memories it brings back of youthful days, visits to see your grandparents, or a trip to the corner store to drop a few pennies on a sweet treat. Whatever it is, there’s one thing for certain… we love it!

Nostalgic candy has a special place in the hearts of many of our customers, from penny candy bubble gum and hardtack to old fashioned candy sticks from Gilliam.

Gilliam Old Fashioned Candy Sticks

The Gilliam Candy Company has been in business since 1927 and is best known for one of our most popular nostalgic candy choices. Their famous candy sticks are about 5” in length and come in a variety of flavors including banana, butterscotch, lemon, root beer, and many others.

You can buy Gilliam Candy Sticks in 80 count boxes or if you’re looking for a sweet gift for someone who would just love a taste from the past, pick up one of our Old Fashioned Sticks Gift Tin with an assortment of 24 flavors.

Gilliam’s Old Fashioned Candy Sticks Gift Tin

While we have you in a nostalgic mood, be sure to check out our complete assortment of old fashioned candy for a truly memorable trip down memory lane.

Just In! Even More Healthy Candy and Snack Options

We have some new sweet treats to show off in today’s blog post – and we’re pretty excited about them! Our customers are already raving about the new line of organic Christmas candy from YumEarth and today we’re happy to showcase even more healthier choices.

First up are new Smart Sweets gummies. Available in gummy fruit bears, peach rings, red fish, and sour gummy buddies, these gummy treats contain only 3g of sugar, are non-GMO, gluten-free, as well as soy, dairy and lactose free. Plus they contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Smart Sweets Gummy Fish

Smart Sweets Sour Gummy Buddies

Smart Sweets Peach Rings

Smart Sweets Gummy Bears

So how do they taste? Well, let’s just say they were a big hit when we blind taste tested them around our office when they arrived at our candy warehouse. If you’re looking for a healthier gummy treat, look no further than the new lineup of Smart Sweets.

A new sugar-free version of everyone’s favorite caramel candy – Werther’s Original – is now available! The sugar-free Werther’s Original satisfies everyone’s craving while maintaining that rich caramel taste that these hard candies are famous for.

Sugar-Free Werther’s Original

Finally, if you’re looking for some healthy snacks to pop in the kid’s lunch boxes or take along to work with you for when you need an afternoon pick-up, check out these new items from Nature Valley.

Nature’s Valley Oats and Chocolate Snack Mix contains a mix of chocolate drizzled pretzels, chocolate covered peanuts, and oak clusters.

Nature’s Valley Oats and Chocolate Snack Mix

Nature’s Valley Oats and Peanut Butter Snack Mix has a delicious mix of honey drizzled oats, and peanut butter covered peanuts and pretzels.

Nature’s Valley Oats and Peanut Butter Snack Mix

Finally, one new snack that we can’t get enough of is Nature’s Valley Crispy Creamy Wafer Bars. These wafer snacks are layered with rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter and are naturally flavored.

Nature’s Valley Crispy Creamy Wafer Bars

We’re always on the lookout to bring you healthy candy and snack options, so be sure to check out our blog, Facebook page and website frequently to find out what’s new.

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.

 

 

 

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.

Celebrate a New Baby with Blue or Pink Candy!

Hot Pink Sixlets |BlairCandy.com

When a friend, family member, or you, are expecting a new bundle of joy, that is something to celebrate. The mom-to-be must take this time to prepare for their new addition both mentally – this is pretty life changing after all – and at home. Preparing the nursery, babyproofing the house or apartment, and making sure all the necessary items are ready and waiting. This should not be stressful but should be a fun and exciting endeavor.

One of the most fun aspects of waiting for baby to come is a party. Turn to BlairCandy to make sure you have all the blue or pink candy for a baby shower! We have delicious and adorable treats at BlairCandy.com that make your celebration extra special.

Décor

Sixlets candies in blue or pink look beautiful in clear glass jars or vases and can be arranged throughout the event space for a dazzling touch.

Snacks

Using candy as décor can also double as a bonus snack for guests to nibble on during the games and activities!

Party Favors

Rock Candy Sticks or Splash Lollipops can be beautifully displayed and then sent home with guests as an edible party favor for them to enjoy.

You do not have to go with classic blue or pink! We have candies of every color to meet your preference to celebrate the new baby. Explore all your options and get inspired at BlairCandy.com!

Get Ready for Summer Camp with Bulk Candy and Snacks

It’s that time of year again – summer camps are getting ready to open all across America. And you know what that means? It’s time to stock up on snacks for the kids. At Blair Candy, you can buy your summer camp supplies wholesale for affordable prices. Here are a few of our favorites:

kids at summer camp | BlairCandy.com

Sandwich Crackers – Sandwich crackers make a great snack for camp, whether they are filled with cheese or peanut butter. We offer Lance and Keebler brand sandwich crackers in multiple flavors so you can stock up on this classic snack.

Teddy Grahams – Kids love Teddy Grahams. Not only are they adorable, but they taste great, too! Your campers will love the cinnamon variety.

Beef Jerky and Meat Snacks – When you’re looking for a protein-filled snack to fuel your campers, try beef jerky or meat snacks from Blair Candy. We have a wide variety to choose from.

Fruit Snacks – Welch’s Fruit Snacks are a favorite of kids everywhere and are great as a post-lunch treat. Blair Candy carries the mixed fruit flavor.

Pop Tarts – Even picky breakfast eaters love Pop Tarts. We carry a variety of flavors to help your campers start their day.

Cereal Bars – Speaking of breakfast, we also have Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms cereal bars for a quick breakfast on the go.

When you’re looking for supplies for your summer camp, visit BlarCandy.com. We offer a wide variety of bulk candy and snacks at affordable prices.

Gummy Candy that Looks Like Your Favorite Foods!

When you’re looking for a candy treat that is fun to eat, why not try some gummy foods? Blair Candy has a wide variety of different foods in gummy form. Here are some of our favorites:

giant gummy burger | BlairCandy.com

Gummy Burger – Who doesn’t love a good burger? Gummy mini burgers look just like your favorite dinner food, but they’re made of gummy candy! We also offer gummy Crabby Patties for our Sponge Bob fans. Feeling brave? Try our Giant Gummy Burger – the largest one on the market.

Gummy Pizza – If the idea of gummy pizza appeals to you, we’ve got you covered. We have three different types, including eFrutti Pizza Slices and Gummi Pizzas, and Vidal Gummi Pizza Slices. For the super-sized candy fan, we also have a one-pound gummy pizza for you to try. That’s right, one whole pound of gummy deliciousness.

Gummy Sushi – Sushi can be an intimidating meal to try, but it’s always tasty in gummy form! Our gummy sushi packs are adorable and fun to eat. Try eating your gummies with chopsticks for added fun.

Sour Fruity Fries – These delicious sour fruity fries from eFrutti are coated with a dusting of sour sugar. You’ll love these colorful candy French fries!

Giant Gummy Peppers – Are you an adventurous eater? You’ll love our giant gummy peppers. Made with real pepper juice, our gummy jalapeno, ghost pepper, and habanero are spicy and sweet for an interesting taste sensation.

For all of your favorite gummy candies, including gummy foods, visit BlairCandy.com.

3 Ingredients for a Great Mermaid-Themed Party

Does your little girl or boy love mermaids? When you are planning a mermaid-themed birthday party for your child, here are the three ingredients to make the party truly amazing:

Group of Little Girls at a Birthday Party | BlairCandy.com

Decorations

Every good theme party has fantastic decorations. To save money and make the party more fun, have your children help you create and hang the decorations. Cut sea creatures out of construction paper and hang them around the room, use green and blue streamers to simulate seaweed and water, and find ocean-themed plastic table cloths at the local party store.

Food

No birthday party is complete with delicious food. Mermaid sugar cookies and mermaid tail cupcakes are a great addition to any mermaid party. For added fun, have the birthday boy or girl help you make the special treats.

Party Favors

Your child’s friends will have tons of fun at your mermaid party, so send them home with a party favor so that they can continue the mermaid fun at home.  Fill colorful baggies with oceanic candies like

Swedish Fish Tails and other gummy fish, gummy sharks, and more. When you need candy and snacks for your child’s birthday party, visit BlairCandy.com. We offer delicious and affordable candy in bulk for any occasion.

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