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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.

Marshmallow PEEPs: The History of a Favorite Easter Candy

When it comes to Easter candy, there’s plenty to choose from.  From chocolate peanut butter eggs and solid milk chocolate rabbits to colorful jelly beans and the most iconic treat of all… Marshmallow PEEPs.

Love them or hate them, Marshmallow PEEPs are included in every Easter basket and their popularity – as well as flavors and shapes – increases every year.  In fact, PEEPs are the #1 selling non-chocolate Easter candy!

These puffy marshmallow chicks, around for over 65 years, were originally made by hand to give them their unique shape.  Over the years, manufacturing has evolved and new shapes such as rabbits, hearts, Christmas trees have been added, and additional flavors introduced, all while keeping with the same simple recipe.

For Easter, there are a few different varieties of PEEPs including some new ones:

Original Marshmallow PEEPs
The original chick-shaped PEEP is still the most popular.  Originally made in yellow, white, and pink, additional colors were added in the 1990’s.  Today, in addition to the original colors, they are available in pink, purple, blue, green and orange.

Marshmallow PEEPs Bunnies
Not one of the original PEEPs shapes, the bunny was introduced in the 1980’s and has been a favorite ever since!  These are also available in a rainbow of colors.

Flavored Marshmallow PEEPs
Starting in 1999, PEEPS began to introduce different flavors to their famous marshmallow treats and for Easter there are PEEPs chicks and bunnies available in Chocolate PuddingCotton Candy, Fruit Punch,  and more!

Marshmallow PEEPs Eggs
There are chicks and bunnies and now there are PEEPs Easter Eggs!  One of the newer shapes to be added to the PEEPs line, these eggs come brightly decorated and have already become a fan favorite.

When it comes time to selecting which treats to put in your Easter basket, there’s no doubt that PEEPs will be included.  After all, there’s really no other Easter Candy that’s more iconic than these fluffy marshmallow creations. Plus, most are low in calories and are gluten and fat-free.

Be sure to check out the complete selection of Marshmallow PEEPs as well as all our Easter candy.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs – A Delicious Treat We Can’t Get Enough Of

Hands up if peanut butter Easter eggs are your favorite seasonal candy treat.  The delicious combination of creamy peanut butter drenched in milk or dark chocolate is a guilty pleasure many look forward to every year.  Many of our fans check our website daily waiting for their favorite brand to come in stock so they don’t miss out.  Yes, some are so popular they sell out quick!

One of the most popular is Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs.  Manufactured in Philadelphia from a recipe that has been handed down for generations, many regard Zitner’s as the “Cadillac” of Easter eggs.  Made just once a year, they’re a sweet indulgence you don’t want to pass up.  But don’t say we didn’t warn you – they sell out quick, so be sure to place an order before they’re gone.

The most famous name in the chocolate-peanut-butter world is none other than Reese’s.  While Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are available year-round, Easter time brings Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs in many different varieties that are only available once a year including a GIANT 6oz version.

Another favorite is Asher’s Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg.  This Pennsylvania company has been satisfying candy cravings since 1892 and their peanut butter cups are one of their most popular confectionaries.  Each Easter, they make small batches of Peanut Butter Meltaway Eggs that are simply mouthwatering.  Plus, they also have a sugar-free version that is just as delicious.

No matter what Peanut Butter Easter Egg is your favorite, there’s no doubt that there’s nothing better than the taste of peanut butter and chocolate.  To ensure you don’t miss out on having your favorite, be sure to check out all of our Easter Candy and place an order before they’re gone – after all, these sweet treats are only available once a year.

 

Zitner’s Easter Eggs – a Tradition for Nearly a Century

For chocolate fans, there’s no better time than Easter to indulge in many decadent treats created just for the holiday. Shortly after the Christmas decorations come down we start getting emails and calls from customers wanting to know if one of their favorites has arrived in stock yet – Zitner’s Eggs.

Zitner’s Candy, from Philadelphia, has been making chocolate eggs for nearly 100 years and they are extremely popular! How popular? Well, they sell over 6 million chocolate Easter Eggs every year. Each one is made with the original recipe that has been handed down for generations.

Fans of Zitner’s wait all year to get a taste of these scrumptious treats that come in a variety of flavors.

Zitner’s Butter Krak Eggs
A true fan favorite and one that has been featured on the Food Network. These delicious chocolate covered Easter Eggs have a sweet, creamy, buttery coconut filling and to get to it you have to break through the toasted coconut and dark chocolate shell. In the words of one of our customers, “these are the best Easter eggs ever!


Zitner’s Cocoanut Cream Eggs
These chocolate covered Easter eggs go out the door as quick as they come in, and for good reason. Inside this chocolate covered egg is the most delicious and creamy cocoanut filling you will ever taste. One bite and we’re sure you won’t be able to have just one.


 

Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Many regard Zitner’s Peanut Butter Eggs as the “best of the best” and we won’t argue with that! The combination of Zitner’s rich milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter filling makes our mouths water just thinking about this classic Easter candy.

While Easter may be several weeks away, we sell out of Zitner’s Easter Candy quickly, so be sure to order soon so the Easter Bunny can place these delicious sweets in your basket.

Our Top 5 Favorite Easter Egg Hunt Candy Recommendations

It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to pay a visit leaving behind a basket full of treats for kids to enjoy. Along with filling up Easter baskets, one activity that many families find enjoyable is a good old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt!

You may remember one from your childhood, where eggs were laid out on the lawn, hidden in plants and bushes waiting to be found. Once all were gathered up, the excitement began as eggs were opened and trinkets, coins, and of course… candy was found!

Whether this will be your first Easter Egg Hunt or your 21st, we have put together our “Top 5 Favorite Easter Egg Hunt Candy” list that we’re happy to share:

Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Nobody can resist the delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter, so of course, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups made our list. But these bite-sized cups in Easter colored wrapping are the perfect size for hiding inside those Easter eggs!


Hersheys Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs
You may remember these from your own childhood and yes, they’re still around! An Easter Egg Hunt would not be complete without these delicious solid milk chocolate “eggs” making an appearance.


Tootsie Frooties & Tootsie Rolls
For over a century, Tootsie Rolls have been a favorite of candy lovers around the globe.  The chewy candy with the cocoa taste is made with the same recipe since 1896 and along with the original flavor, Tootsie Rolls come in different flavors called Tootsie Frooties.  These individually wrapped chews are perfect for hiding in eggs whether you choose the original flavor or opt for Blue Raspberry, Cherry Limeade, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, or any of the Frooties flavors they’ll be a hit at your egg hunt.

 


Double Bubble Bubble Gum
When it comes to bubble gum, there’s one that stands out as a favorite – Double Bubble!  For your Easter Egg Hunt we have a HUGE plastic tub that’s filled with 300 individually wrapped pieces of Double Bubble – yes 300 pieces.  After the hunt, why not gather everyone up and have a contest to see who can blow the biggest bubble?


Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans
What would an Easter Egg Hunt be without jelly beans?  And the most famous (and popular) jelly bean is none other than Jelly Belly.  These sample packs are just the right size for an egg hunt and contain an assortment of the unique flavors Jelly Belly is famous for.

 

Whether you’re planning an egg hunt or just looking for some sweet treats to fill up baskets, be sure to check out our complete selection of Easter candy – we’re sure you’ll find all your favorites.

PEEPS Marshmallow Candy for Valentine’s Day and Easter

Easter and PEEPS candy go hand-in-hand. The fluffy marshmallow treats are a staple of Easter baskets and egg hunts every year, but did you know PEEPS are also available for Valentine’s Day?

Yes!

If that special someone is a fan of PEEPS, now is the time to play Cupid and give PEEPS Marshmallow Hearts this February 14th.

For the hopeless romantic, one flavor says “love” right off the bat – Strawberry Creme PEEPS. These colorful hearts taste just like a decadent dessert but without the fuss.

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

 

If you’re a little more “vanilla,” don’t worry… we have your back! These delicious vanilla creme marshmallow hearts will make your loved one melt.

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

Then for the PEEPS fan who doesn’t like to mess with an original, we recommend these pink marshmallow hearts. They have the classic PEEPS flavor that is famous worldwide. What flavor is that? We just call it “Mmmmmmmm!”

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

We know it’s hard to decide on a gift for your special Valentine, so go ahead and order a package of each. But don’t forget – Easter is right around the corner! Our selection of Easter PEEPS is now in stock and super fresh.

This Easter, PEEPS are available in more colors, flavors, and styles than ever before. From the classic Chicks to bunnies and eggs, we have the widest selection to choose from.

Easter PEEPS

Plus, new this year are PEEPS Jelly Beans in strawberry, blueberry, lemon and marshmallow flavors which are sure to quickly become a new Easter candy favorite.

PEEPS Jelly Beans

P.S. If you plan to “put a ring on it” this Valentine’s Day, the classic Ring Pop is a cute way to pop the question before presenting the real thing.

Valentine's Day Ring Pops

Introducing Your New Candy Crush – Crush Soda Flavor Inspired Candy!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and guess what? We have your new, favorite candy crush right here at Blair Candy!

No, it’s not who you’re thinking. It’s two of your favorite chewy treats featuring the fruity favorites of Crush Soda!

Now, we’re not afraid to admit that we’re a little partial to Orange Crush, but we’re also a fan of strawberry, grape, and pineapple.  If you are too, you’re going to fall in love with these two new candies.

First up, Swedish Fish Minis. The fish that everyone loves to eat is now available in a bag of assorted Crush Soda flavors. If you’re partial to the classic Red Swedish Fish, have no fear, they’re still available. Plus, we are one of the few places online that you can get the rare grape-flavored Nordic Fish that made a swim back to the United States after spending some time upstream.

Now get ready for this! Say hello to your new favorite sweet and sour candy – Sour Patch Kids Crush. The same fruity flavors bring new a new taste sensation to this gummy treat.

Both of these Crush Soda flavors inspired candies were teased at the Spring 2019 Sweets and Snacks Expo and we just couldn’t want to get some in stock. Now they’re here, so be sure to order some and make them your first new crush of 2020.

Looking for other new additions that arrived recently at our huge candy warehouse?  Click here!

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