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Tips for Planning a Perfect Family Movie Night Complete with Candy and Snacks!

Looking for fun things to do at home with your family now that spring is here and summer is right around the corner? We previously talked about fun activities such as making S’mores and whipping up a batch or two of delicious Rice Krispies Treats using our new kits. Today, our sights are set on Movie Night!

Movies are a great way to bring the whole family together for an hour or two of wholesome entertainment. Here’s some tips for planning a movie night with your family:

  1. Pick the venue! You don’t need to get in your car for family movie night, have everyone vote on whether to screen the chosen movie either indoors or outdoors. Inflatable movie screens and projectors for outdoor viewing are readily available online and they’re not as expensive as you may think.
  2. Pick the movie! Will it be a comedy, mystery, thriller, or a classic like Mary Poppins? Let everyone pick one movie they would like to see, and then either vote or randomly pull a title out of a hat to choose the evening’s flick.
  3. Pick the snacks! We admit, this is our favorite part of planning for family movie night and there’s no shortage of recommendations, so let’s roll film on some great movie candy and snacks.

Popcorn
Nobody can watch a movie without snacking on popcorn, so having this snack on hand is considered a must. We like to make ours the old fashioned way, on the stove or in an popper, as opposed to the microwave.

 

Concession Stand Size Snacks
If you really want to get creative, you can setup a concession stand somewhere in your house where everyone can go and pick out a snack or two to take into the “theatre.” Of course, since this is movie night, skimpy size bags of candy won’t cut it. You need the big sizes just like they sell at your local theatre’s concession stand. We’ve got a huge selection of movie theatre size candy to choose from including all time favorites like Jujyfruits, Mike & Ike, and of course, Twizzlers.

Helpful Tip: Choose your candy wisely!  It’s warm out there this time of year, so choose candy that won’t melt during transit.  Gummy candy, licorice and other types that won’t melt are what we recommend so your audience isn’t disappointed by a melted mess of chocolate.

Theme Candy to the Movie
Now’s here where you can become the star of movie night. If you’re going to be watching the classic film JAWS, be sure to order a bag of gummy sharks!

Watching a Disney movie featuring Mickey Mouse and pals? Don’t forget to order some bags of Mickey and Minnie Mouse Jelly Belly jelly beans.

 

There’s so many different ways to pair candy with the type of movie your watching, so put your thinking cap on and use the search feature on our site to come with the perfect movie-candy pairing.

Cotton Candy
Cotton candy, or candy floss, isn’t just found at fairs and carnivals and you don’t need a machine at home to make it for your night at the movies. We have ready-to-eat cotton candy in a rainbow of flavors that makes it easy to add this sweet treat to your lineup.

Planning a family movie night isn’t hard and everyone can play a role in making it come to life. So pick your movie, order your candy and snacks, and get ready to yell… roll film!

Beefy Snacks for Big Appetites

Whether you’re planning on what to stock at your concession stand or looking for some savory snacks to pack along on a weekend family adventure, candy is dandy but beef is better!

Not only are beef snacks like jerky, sticks, and sausages popular and easy to take along, they’re also a great source of protein and makes for a great boost when hunger strikes.

One of the most popular beef snacks of all time is one we’re sure you’re familiar with – Slim Jim. These beef sticks are perfect for concession stands and make a great add-on item at convenience store checkouts. The Giant Slim Jim not only is eye catching, it’s delicious and is a true fan favorite.

Another best selling beef snack is one that has really gained popularity over the years – Jack Link’s. These beef jerky snacks are made from premium cuts of beef that are slow cooked and delectably flavored. Not only are they great for selling at concession stands, but they’re great to keep on hand at home for a quick snack that has a minimum of 14 grams of protein. Available in original mesquite, teriyaki and peppered flavors.

 

 

Looking for a little charcuterie to-go? We have two items from Duke’s that are great tag-along snacks. Both feature delicious Duke’s Shorty sausages paired with either cheddar or asiago crisps. Conveniently packaged, these are perfect to take with you on a trip, pack in lunches, or sell with a cold refreshing soft drink at your concession stand.

 

Adding beef jerky snacks to your concession stand is a sure bet. They’re always a hot seller at convenience stores and as last-minute pick-up items at checkouts. They’re guaranteed to be money makers at your event stand as well.

In addition to some of the items we featured above, we also have beef jerky snacks available from Amish Smokehouse and Buffalo Bills that are available in a very wide variety of flavors. Unlike perishable snacks or ones that may melt on a hot day, beef jerky has a longer shelf life and is packaged to maintain freshness.

If you have questions about what to stock at your concession stand this season, feel free to contact us as we’ve been helping little leagues and non-profits ring up profits for decades and can help you choose the right products for your fans.

Must Have Concession Stand Supplies

Is your concession stand ready to feed a ballpark full of hungry little league fans? While you’re picking out fan-favorite candy and food items, don’t forget the supplies – they’re just as important! After all, nobody wants to attempt to gobble down a hot-dog with only a napkin.

Here are just a few concession stand supplies that we recommend be on your “must-have” list:

Hot Dog Trays
Hot dogs will probably make up the bulk of the food you will be selling at your concession stand. With all the toppings that can go on a freshly steamed or grilled dog, they can get a little messy and paper plates just don’t cut it. Hot dog trays allow your fans to load that dog up to the max and easily carry it back to their seat.

Hot Dog Trays

 

French Fry Boats
Just like hot dogs need their own tray, so do fries. You’re going to want to give your fans a nice serving of french fries and trying to pile them on a paper plate is difficult. French fry boats are designed to keep fries in their place with room for dipping.

French Fry Boats

Nacho Trays
Nachos are a great money maker, require little work, and are quick to get out. Provide your fans with an easy way to enjoy this profitable snack by giving them a pile of chips in a carrier that has a spot for them to dip their chip into either nacho sauce or salsa.

Nacho Trays

Straws
If your concession stand is selling fountain soda, don’t forget the straws. For sanitary reasons we always recommend individually wrapped straws to minimize contact. Whether you’re a fan of the straight straw or the always kid-popular bendy straw, we’ve got you covered!

 

Gloves
All food handlers should be wearing gloves at all times and should replace them frequently. For foodservice, powdered gloves should never be used, which is why we stock powder-free vinyl and nitrile disposable gloves. Both come in small, medium, and large sizes so be sure to order all three.

Food service gloves

Blair Candy has been supplying little leagues, sports groups, fire companies, churches, and other organizations with concession stand supplies for decades. Our experience in this area is unparalleled and we can assist you with making sure you have the right concession supplies but the most popular candy and snacks that will generate money for your group.

Be sure to contact us for more information, or learn more about our wholesale program, we’re here to help!

The History of Tootsie Rolls – Our Favorite Penny Candy

If you asked someone what their favorite “penny candy” is chances are they’re going to say “Tootsie Roll.” Yes, this bite sized chew is one of the most popular and for good reason.

The history of the Tootsie Roll dates back to 1907 when a candy maker from New York City, Leo Hirshfield, invented the chocolate-flavored chew and named it after his daughter, Clara who he affectionately called his little Tootsie.

Tootsie Rolls were the first penny candy to be individually wrapped when they hit the market commercially in 1908. More than 100 years later, Tootsie Rolls remain wildly popular with approximately 64 million pieces made per day!

That’s a lot of chews!

Tootsie Rolls are the perfect parade candy and one that is still sold by the piece at little league concession stands. You’ll also find these delightfully delicious treats in candy bowls at businesses around the world as a reminder that we’re never too old to enjoy a bit of candy.

While the original chocolate flavored Tootsie Roll remains the most popular, there are other flavors available. For those who enjoy the taste of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, grape, green apple and more, Tootsie Frooties are what you’re looking for. Frooties have the same texture as the original Tootsie and are also individually wrapped.

Besides the roll variety of Tootsie chews, there is of course the famous Tootsie Pop. The candy lollipop with the Tootsie center gained world-wide attention back in the 1970’s thanks to the popular television commercial which asked the question, “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?”

If you’re looking for penny candy to stock your little league concession stand, throw at your summer parades, or keep in that candy dish at your restaurant or gym, Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Frooties are your best choice.

Sunflower Seeds – A Popular Baseball Snack

Sunflower seeds are a popular summertime snack and remain a big seller at little league and other outdoor sports concession stands. The seeds sold in snack packs are still in the shell and are eaten by grabbing a few, popping them in your mouth, chewing, and spitting out the shell.

The most popular brand of sunflower seeds is DAVID and their slogan is “Eat. Spit. Be Happy!” In fact, according to the company, DAVID Seeds are the official seed of baseball because “baseball and spittin’ go hand and hand!”

While not the most dainty of snacks to eat, they remain a popular and healthy choice!

Sunflower seeds are roasted and then salted or flavored depending on what variety you’re purchasing. Most of us are familiar with the old standby, the original flavor, which is a fan favorite for its robust, salty flavor that you can taste with just your imagination.

Over the years, additional flavors of DAVID Sunflower Seeds have blossomed. Are you a fan of pickles? Then their vlasic Dill Pickle flavor may be just what you’re craving. Like BBQ? Don’t worry, there are a few different varieties of BBQ flavored sunflower seeds that you may want to check out.

Even some of the trendy flavors, like bacon, ranch, and even Old Bay have made their way into the DAVID line of flavored sunflower seeds. But at the end of the day, you just can’t beat an original!

Whether you’re looking for a summertime snack for yourself or looking to stock your league’s concession stand, we have all the popular flavors of sunflower seeds to satisfy you and your fan’s craving.

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!

Order Up Some Candy in Bulk to Make All Your Customers Happy

Have you ever been in one of those old-timey general stores where they have the huge barrels of bulk candy for customers to buy by the pound? If so, you’ve probably noticed just how much fun it is to wander up and down those aisles, just taking in all the different types of wrapped and unwrapped bulk candy they have.


Here at Blair Candy, we specialize in just that type of candy in bulk, as we sell both to individual customers and small businesses. Trust us, we know that joy people feel when they see the barrels of candy. We deal in bulk candy every day! So we’d like to highlight some bulk candy options that you might enjoy for your store if indeed you do that barrel thing (secret: it’s a really, really good idea).


Pictured above, we’ve got bulk SweeTart twist packs that make great grab-and-go candy. Each little pack contains mini SweeTarts in assorted flavors. These are so sugary sweet that our mouths are watering just writing about them. Staying with wrapped bulk candy, we’ve also got the lovely creamy caramel mini Cow Tales in an 11-pound bulk box. Customers will love tossing a handful (or two) of these in their bags.


In the unwrapped candy department, we’ve got customer favorites such as Jelly Belly jelly beans, licorice wheels, 11-pound bags of candy blocks, Wonka Runts, and so much more! You’re going to have fun yourself just picking out what you want to fill those candy barrels with!


Head on over to BlairCandy.com to view all of our candy in bulk!

Fun Flavors of Nerds Candy!

Boxes of Nerds Candy in Bulk | BlairCandy.comSince 1983, Nerds candy have been making us laugh with their funny characters and very sweet flavors. Known for their two toned, two flavored packages these candies have charmed anyone who has had the pleasure of eating them. But how many flavors of these little candies have you tried? Here’s some of the flavors you need to try next time you’re looking for Nerds:

– Lime & Pineapple: perfect for summer, these tropical flavors are extra tart and are great while relaxing on a beach.

– Watermelon & Cherry: two super delicious flavors in one box! This flavor combo is great anytime of year and makes a great stocking stuffer.

– Raspberry & Tropical Punch: these are especially great together for a super fruity flavor. Mix and match together or eat alone for a flavor explosion.

– Rainbow Nerds: these are already a pretty colorful candy, but this box takes it to the next level. Try guessing all of the flavors in this box…we’re not sure you can!

– Grape & Strawberry: the classic. If you’re looking for the quintessential Wonka candy experience, these are the candies to get.

Which flavor will you try first? Don’t settle for one flavor when you can have two! Shop all Wonka candy and get your box of bulk Nerds candy today at BlairCandy.com.

Do You Know About Our Wholesale Candy Program?

Assorted Jelly Beans in Bulk | BlairCandy.comFor over 75 years, we’ve been the candy experts for both wholesale and retail customers! But how much do you know about our wholesale candy program and retail location? Here’s some fast facts about us:

– We’re not just online! We have a retail location in Pennsylvania! There you can stock up on your favorites and learn more about our wholesale program in person.

– It isn’t all candy and snacks! We also have a variety of party supplies, paper products, bar and restaurant supplies, and fundraising supplies for your business or organization.

– Don’t see your favorite candy or snacks online? Give us a call! Our website only has a small portion of our inventory, so we may have what you’re looking for!

– You won’t believe our wholesale prices! Unlike some companies who give you a coupon, we’re a true wholesale program that provides big savings for those looking to buy in bulk. Whether you’re a wholesale customer or someone looking to buy a big volume of supplies, we have you covered.

– Our wholesale program lets you order online and it’s easy to register! Just be sure your product total is over $150 and register on our website! We’ll let you know if you qualify and work with you to begin your account.

Learn more about our family owned and operated company today by visiting us at BlairCandy.com!

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