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Chocolate Coins: A St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

Chocolate coins have a long and rich history, dating back to the 19th century. They have been used as a symbol of wealth, as currency, and as a sweet treat, and they have played a significant role in many cultures and traditions around the world.

The origins of chocolate coins can be traced back to the 1800s when they were first produced in Europe. At the time, chocolate was a luxury item and was often used as a form of currency. Chocolate coins were created as a way to make the exchange of money more fun and appealing, and they quickly became a popular item in Europe.

The first chocolate coins were made from high-quality chocolate and were stamped with various designs and symbols, such as the face of a king or queen. Over time, the chocolate coins became more decorative, and many featured intricate designs and intricate images. Some of the most popular designs included the national emblem of the country, the image of a famous historical figure, and the image of a mythical creature.

One of the first uses of chocolate coins was as a currency for children. In Europe, it was common for children to receive a small amount of money from their parents or grandparents, which they could then use to buy sweets and other treats. The chocolate coins made this process more fun and appealing, and children often collected them as a way to show off their wealth.

 

In the 20th century, chocolate coins began to be produced on a larger scale, and they were soon being used in a variety of different ways. For example, they were often given as gifts at holidays, such as Christmas, Easter, and Valentine’s Day, and they were also used as a way to reward children for good behavior or academic achievement.

One of the most popular uses of chocolate coins was as part of a tradition on St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated on March 17th each year, and it is dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.

One of the most popular traditions on St. Patrick’s Day is the giving of gifts, and chocolate coins have become a popular gift for children and adults alike. On St. Patrick’s Day, children often receive a small bag of chocolate coins, which they can use to buy sweets and other treats. Adults also often exchange chocolate coins as a way to show their appreciation for their friends and family.

Today, chocolate coins are still a popular item around the world, and they continue to be used in a variety of different ways. They are still used as a form of currency, as a gift, and as a symbol of wealth, and they continue to play a role in many cultures and traditions, including St. Patrick’s Day.

Whether giving chocolate coins is a long-standing tradition in your family, or you’re looking to start a new one, be sure to pick up a bag or two!

The History of Easter PEEPS – A Sought After Seasonal Treat

The history of Easter PEEPS candy can be traced back to the early 1900s. The Just Born candy company, founded by Russian immigrant Samuel Born in 1910, began producing the marshmallow treats in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the year 1953. The original PEEPS were handmade and took nearly 27 hours to create. The process was labor-intensive, and the treats were not widely available for purchase outside of the local area.

In the 1960s, Just Born introduced new technology that significantly reduced the time it took to make PEEPS. This allowed the company to mass-produce the candy, making them more widely available and increasing their popularity. The bright yellow PEEPS chicks, which were originally only available at Easter, became a year-round treat.

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

Yellow is the most popular selling color of Marshmallow PEEPS

PEEPS quickly became one of the top-selling types of non-chocolate Easter candy in the United States. The company expanded its PEEPS product line to include different shapes, colors, and flavors. Today, PEEPS are available in the traditional chick shape as well as bunnies, and for Halloween – pumpkins, and ghosts. They also come in a variety of colors, including pink, blue, and purple, and flavors such as chocolate pudding and cotton candy.

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In addition to being a popular candy, PEEPS have also become a cultural phenomenon. They have been featured in popular TV shows, movies, and music videos. PEEPS have also been the subject of numerous online memes and have even been used in scientific experiments.

In recent years, Just Born has expanded the PEEPS brand beyond just candy. The company now produces PEEPS-branded clothing, accessories, and home decor items. PEEPS-themed events, such as the PEEPS Fest in Bethlehem, have also become popular.

Overall, Easter PEEPS have come a long way since their humble beginnings. From a labor-intensive, small-scale treat, PEEPS have become a beloved and popular candy enjoyed by people of all ages. The brand has also expanded beyond just candy to become a cultural icon.

Green St. Patrick’s Day Candy is Perfect for Candy Buffets

When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around everyone will be “wearin’ the green” but if you’re planning on having a party on March 17th, make sure your guests are “snackin’ on the green” – candy that is!

Our huge candy warehouse is filled with treats in all different colors that are perfect for a candy buffet and we make it easy for you to find candy by color so you can color coordinate your sweet spread!  So with St. Patrick’s Day in mind, we’re sharing our favorite green candy you’re going to want to include in your festivities:

Green Apple Tootsie Frooties
Tootsie Rolls’ favorite cousin, Tootsie Frooties, are fruit-flavored Tootsies that are wildly popular and are perfect for candy buffets or even for tossing at your St. Patrick’s Day parade.  They’re individually wrapped and come in a delicious green apple flavor.

 

Green Lollipops
Don’t be a sucker and forget to invite lollipops to your party!  Green lollipops will add a splash of color to your candy buffet and will be a hit for kids and adults alike.  Now, these aren’t just any lollipops, these swirly-shaped pops look as good as they taste.  They are individually wrapped so they’re perfect for placing in a candy dish or decorative vase.

 

Green Rock Candy Sticks
Want to add a little nostalgia to your candy buffet!  Of course, you do and it’s easy by adding some of these classic candy treats.  Rock Candy Sticks have been a favorite treat for decades and these sugary, watermelon-flavored sticks will have people asking, “where did you get these from?”  Be sure to tell them Blair Candy!  Oh, they’re individually wrapped as well!

Green Apple Laffy Taffy
When it comes to delicious, chewy taffy, everyone’s favorite is Laffy Taffy.  Place a bowl full of these out on your candy buffet and watch your guest’s faces as they chew and pucker up at the same time thanks to the green apple flavor.  Each piece is individually wrapped and chances are you’re going to need more than one bag because nobody can have just one!

Those are our must-have treats we suggest you add to your candy grazing table, be sure to check out the rest of our St. Patrick’s Day candy to see what else you may want to include!

 

Gummy Mac & Cheese and Gummy Lunchables Arrive with Other Fun Food Candy

Snack time just got a little more fun thanks to some new gummy treats that just arrived at our huge candy warehouse!  Now these aren’t your ordinary gummy candy like gummy bears or gummy worms, these new arrivals are gummy versions of popular food and snacks.  So without further delay, let’s do some introductions!

Gummy Kraft Mac & Cheese
You don’t need a stove or microwave to enjoy this mac and cheese!  The iconic blue box may look just like regular Kraft Macaroni & Cheese but if you look a little closer, you’ll see this box is chock full of gummy elbow pasta with… you guessed it… cheese flavor.

Gummy Lunchables Cracker Stackers
Whoever said, “don’t play with your food,” better not buy these gummy treats.  These Gummy Lunchables are designed to be played with.  Build your own snack by stacking gummy meat and cheese between gummy crackers and enjoy.  Pack one of these along with a real Lunchable for an afternoon snack at work or school.

 

Gummy Lunchables Pizza Kit
Let us deliver your next pizza… Gummy Lunchables Pizza that is!  Next time you have a hankering for pepperoni and extra cheese go the sweeter route and open up this buildable gummy candy kit and assemble your very own gummy pizza.  Top the gummy crust with sweet and delicious gummy pepperoni and cheese and get snacking.

 

 

Oscar Mayer Gummy Bacon
Here’s one more reason to love bacon – it’s now available as a delicious gummy candy.  What may appear like an ordinary package of Oscar Mayer Bacon is actually a pack of fruit-flavored gummy candy that looks just like the real thing.  You probably won’t want to top off your cheeseburger with this bacon but you will want to have a slice or two when you’re looking for a sweet afternoon snack.

Oscar Mayer Gummy Hot Dogs
Hot dog!  No need to fire up the grill because these Oscar Mayer Gummy Hot Dogs are ready-to-eat right out of the package.  Forget the ketchup, mustard, and relish too because these gummy dogs have a flavor all their own and you’ll even save on carbs because no bun is required to enjoy these tasty treats.

 

All this talk about food has us a little hungry, so while you’re checking out all our new candy or our full selection of delicious gummy candy, we’re going to go and pick one of our favorites for a little snack!

The Guy’s Guide to Valentine’s Candy

Guys, we know you might not always look forward to Valentine’s Day. It’s not that you don’t want to show affection to the special person in your life, but there’s just so much pressure!  While we can’t give you advice on which “fancy” gift to give on Valentine’s Day, we certainly can help you with the “sweetest” gift of all… candy!

Each year, many candy manufacturers come out with trendy, new treats for holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception.  However, there are some tried-and-true favorites that have withstood the test of time and are guaranteed to be a hit with your sweetheart.  So here are some of our faves – old and new – for you to consider this year:

Sweethearts aka Conversation Hearts
Conversation hearts are the classic Valentine’s Day candy.  They have been around since the mid-1800s and are one of the most sought-after candies every year.  Buy some of your sweetheart’s favorite candy bars, gum, or snacks and put them into a pink, red, or purple gift bag.  Use some colored tissue paper in the bag as well, then pour a package of conversation hearts into the gift bag as cute filler.

 

Giant Hershey’s Kiss
A sweet kiss is so romantic on Valentine’s Day, but a Giant Hershey’s Kiss? An absolute must! Hershey’s Kisses are another favorite Valentine’s Day candy, and just as we love the little Hershey’s Kisses, the giant ones are even more delicious.

Heart Shaped Box of Dunkin’ Chocolates
Don’t give your sweetie just any box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day.  Take their love for Dunkin’ and give them a special box of chocolates that come in the flavor of three of the most popular Dunkin’ Donuts flavors – Chocolate Creme, Brownie Batter, and Boston Kreme.  Giving this box of chocolates may lead to you being mistaken for Cupid himself.

 

Reese’s Giant Peanut Butter Hearts
When the package says, “better than a card” you gotta believe it!  After all, nobody can resist the delicious combination of Reese’s peanut butter and milk chocolate.  These giant peanut butter hearts are a whopping 8oz each and since there are two in each pack there’s one for you to enjoy as well.

Now that we have shared some of our top pics for Valentine’s Day candy this year, be sure to pick some favorites of your own to add to a gift package and give to your sweetheart.  Just remember one thing… don’t forget the card!

Bring on the Sweet, Sour, and Heat with Crazy TikTok Candy

If you or your kids are a fan of TikTok, you know there are plenty of funny videos on the app of people doing some crazy stuff for laughs.  But did you know there are plenty of videos on there featuring some of our unique candy?

It’s true!  After all, there’s no sweeter way to rack up the likes than to create some videos using super sour, insanely sweet, or totally outrageous candy to prank your friends or just do a taste test.

One of our most popular TikTok candies has a strange enough name – Toxic Waste Slime Licker.  While the name itself may have you scratching your head, the taste will have you puckering up!

Slime Licker Sour Candy Squeeze
If you prefer to squeeze your sour, slimy candy from a toothpaste-like tube right onto your tongue, this is option is a perfect choice!  Grab a tube of the blue raspberry, cherry, and green apple and either enjoy it yourself or have one of your unsuspecting friends give it a taste and be sure to have your phone ready to record their reaction… trust us, it’s sour!

 

Mega Toxic Waste Slime Licker
For those who just can’t get enough and *really* enjoy the pucker-up sour taste of Slime Licker, we’ve got the mother load… the Mega Slime Licker!  These super-sized bottles of sour liquid candy roll on your tongue for the maximum sour-to-tongue coverage ratio.  Fun for kids as well as adults who want a LOT of sour candy in their life!  Again, don’t forget to have the camera ready to capture those reactions and share the video of your favorite sourpuss on TikTok.

 

Toe of Satan Lollipop
If sour isn’t your thing and you’re looking for something that will bring on the heat, hang on!  Our Toe of Satan isn’t just an ordinary lollipop.  This is one red-hot sucker!  Just how hot is it?  Well, this lolli turns up the heat that’s equivalent to 900, yes 900!, jalapeno peppers.  We’re sweating just thinking about it!  Now here’s the deal.  This lollipop is not for those under the age of 14 and comes with a warning about just how hot it is.  While it’s great for a TikTok video to see just how many licks you can take, it’s not a prank lollipop!

 

When you’re ready to take your TikTok videos to the next level, be sure to check out all our TikTok candy for some sweet, sour, hot, and spicy surprises!

 

Five Tips for Icing Up the Perfect Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are a time-honored tradition during the holidays. Getting your family together, enjoying some sweet desserts, and putting on some holiday music is the perfect way to create your own gingerbread house.

Now if you’re a baker at heart and want to fire up the oven and bake your own gingerbread to be the foundation for your creation, we won’t judge!  But we’re here to make it easy for everyone to build their holiday dream home the quick and easy way with one of our gingerbread house kits.

Step 1: Choose the perfect gingerbread house kit.
Each year our shelves are stocked with all types of different gingerbread houses, from the traditional to ones centered around favorite candy such as the Airheads Gingerbread House or the Tootsie Roll Gingerbread House.  Pick your favorite, or if you’re baking your own, be sure to pick up plenty of gingerbread house candy to decorate.

Step 2: Make sure you have the right supplies on hand.
Have a lot of free time during the holidays? We didn’t think so. Our gingerbread house kits have all the gingerbread house decorating supplies you’ll need, such as icing mix, gingerbread, and all the perfect candy to trim your gingerbread house, included right inside it. This makes decorating so much easier, and you won’t need to run to the store mid-way through gingerbread house creating!

Step 3: Decide what you’d like to decorate.
Decorating the roof and walls of your gingerbread house is a must, but also consider decorating the outside surrounding area of your gingerbread house kit it really makes your gingerbread house look spectacular!  If you’re looking to go all out and add some additional decor to your holiday hut, we’ve got plenty of extra bling to add around the exterior such as gingerbread men and more!

Step 4: Have food coloring on hand.
Have some food coloring left over from Easter? Just your basic colors are needed to enhance your gingerbread house kit even more.  You can drizzle some blue food coloring over the icing trim on the roof of your gingerbread house, or turn the candy inside your gingerbread house kit to whatever color you’d like!

Step 5: Top it with a sprinkle of holiday shimmer.
Everything seems to shine with a special glow during the holidays, doesn’t it? Sprinkle some gold and silver shimmer dust over your gingerbread house, and it’ll add the perfect magical touch to your gingerbread house kit!

Chocolate Christmas Candy Gifts For Everyone On Your Gift List

After doing all your homework and scoping out the best deals online, you’ve finally decided on the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Only problem? You’d still like to pick out an extra small gift for each of them, something extra “sweet” you know they’re going to love.  What is it?  Candy of course!

Chocolate Christmas Candy is a tasty gift that also just happens to be deliciously affordable, making it the perfect way to top off your holiday gift list. Here’s a list of our top picks:

The Grandparents: Grandma and Grandpa will love traditional Christmas candy favorites including Cella Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries and old-fashioned Thin Ribbon Candy.

Mom and Dad: Chocolate Christmas candy brings a dash of instant happiness to the stressful holidays, so be sure to gift your parent’s some chocolate favorites like delicious Candy Cane HERSHEY’S Kisses and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Santas.

Your Significant Other: The holidays are so full of magic and love, aren’t they? Shower your sweetie with some chocolate holiday sweets, including a Giant Hershey’s Kiss and Gardner’s Assorted Boxed Chocolates.

Your Little Ones: Gift your little Princes and Princesses (no matter how old they are!) with mouth-watering chocolate Christmas candy, such as Harry Potter Butterbeer Gummy Barrels, Elf on the Shelf Double Crisp Chocolate Bars, or a GIANT Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

Your Relatives: Gifting your relatives and their families can be expensive, but you want to show them how much you care. This is where our personal size Christmas candy treat boxes come in handy!  They’re inexpensive, can be ordered in any quantity and are filled with an assortment of popular candy that everyone will love.  It’s the perfect gift when you have so many to buy for!

Chocolate Christmas Candy is that perfect “extra” gift for the holidays. After all, chocolate brings about a feeling of joy, which is something we all need during those busy holiday shopping days!

Create the Ultimate Christmas Stocking with Christmas Candy

There are those holiday traditions that stick with us for generations – trimming the Christmas tree together, having to continually find new spots to hide the presents, and of course, filling Christmas stockings.

Whether you hang them from the mantle of your crackling fireplace or simply have them lined up under the Christmas tree, Christmas stockings are just meant to be filled with delicious Christmas Candy! After all, the big presents are under the tree, so the holiday stockings are the perfect place to stow delicious chocolate and fun holiday-themed treats.

If you’re looking to fill your own family’s Christmas stockings with some Christmas candy favorites, we’re here to share our directions on creating the ultimate holiday stocking!

First, gather up your supplies.  Here’s what we recommend (we taste-tested each one of these, so take our word for it!):

Use the shiny gold and silver markers to write the name of each family member on the stocking. Then, fill the stocking with the scrumptious Christmas candy you’ve chosen, as well as a few small gifts for each family member.

Stocking Stuffer Gummy Candy

Our family-owned business has been helping families celebrate the sweetest season of the year for three generations, so from all of us to you… happy holidays!

Candy Canes, Lollipops, and Gingerbread Houses: Perfect Props for Holiday Photos

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to get out your best ugly sweater and set the stage for family photos! Oh, we just heard that collective groan coming from the kids, but holiday photos are a tradition for many families and a great way to see just how much the kids have grown up over the years.

Whether you’re taking photos to be used for your holiday greeting card, or you’re snapping shots in front of the tree for use on Facebook, we have a few ways you can sweeten up those photos and have a tasty treat once the camera is put away.

First, make sure the tree is decorated, there are no burned-out bulbs, and the background looks just perfect.  Next, let’s get out some festive props… in the form of Christmas candy!

Candy Canes

Next to a decorated tree, the most recognizable symbol of the holidays is of course a candy cane!  People use candy canes as decorations on the tree, on garland used around the house, as a garnish for a mug of hot chocolate, or crumbled up and used in baking Christmas cookies.  So why not use them as a prop for some of your photos?  Have the kids pose as they hold candy canes, or take photos of them decorating the tree with them.  Then take some silly photos of everyone enjoying those candy canes – those pictures are sure to get some laughs and “likes!”

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses tend to capture the essence of the holidays, don’t they? They’re so much to create, and a photo of your kids all pitching in to build a gingerbread house will have you remembering your own childhood.  Add a touch of whimsy to your photos by saving one gingerbread house to eat and take pics of everyone enjoying this delicious holiday tradition.

Christmas Lollipops

Like candy canes, lollipops make a great prop for your Christmas photos, but we’re not talking just any lollipop here!  We have some fun lollis that are perfect for some lighthearted photos.  Our giant Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer lollipop is great prop for home photos or even taking along to the mall for a pic with Santa!  Looking for an even more unique Christmas lollipop?  How about one made from Marshmallow PEEPS?  Yes, everyone’s favorite marshmallow treat comes in lollipop form just for the holidays and with their festive colors, Marshmallow PEEPS Lollipops are guaranteed to fit right into your holiday pictures.

Candy canes, Christmas lollipops, and gingerbread houses are all holiday candies that capture the festive Christmas spirit and add that merry finishing touch to your family holiday photos. Your family will enjoy taking photos this year when they see what kind of delicious candy additions you have ready to be photographed and eaten after, of course!

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