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New Christmas Candy from HERSHEY’S for 2020

Just a few days ago we broke the sad news that due to COVID-19 one of our favorite seasonal treats, PEEPS, would not be available for Halloween and Christmas in 2020. However, the manufacturer of the cult favorite candy, Just Born, assured it’s raving fans that they will indeed be available for the Spring / Easter 2021 season.

While PEEPS won’t be filling up trick-or-treat buckets and Christmas stockings this year, the candy makers over at HERSHEY’S have promised us that their 2020 holiday candy lineup will be “one of the largest holiday offerings.”

Ok, now it’s time to get excited!

We’ve managed to get a sneak peek at some of the sweet treats that will be available quicker than the amount of time it takes Santa to make his around-the-world flight on Christmas Eve! Here’s just some of the new HERSHEY’s holiday candy we’re looking forward to:

HERSHEY’S KISSES Sugar Cookie Candy
Everyone loves HERSHEY’S KISSES and who can resist sugar cookies? We can’t! This is one treat we’re more than ready to devour. Made with sugar cookie flavored creme and real cookie pieces, these melt-in-your-mouth treats will quickly become a holiday favorite.

HERSHEY’S KISSES Sugar Cookie candy.

HERSHEY’S Build-A-Santa & Build-A-Snowman
The iconic HERSHEY’S chocolate bar gets a holiday makeover with a fun twist! Choose either Santa in delicious milk chocolate, or a snowman in cookies and cream. You break the candy bar, build one of these sweet characters, take a few photos of your creation, then enjoy!

HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Build-A-Santa.

HERSHEY’S Cookies ‘N’ Creme Build-A-Snowman.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Nutcrackers
We’re always excited to see what new shapes our favorite chocolate peanut butter candy will be sporting for various holidays throughout the year. For Christmas 2020, Reese’s takes on a brand new shape – a majestic nutcracker!

REESE’S Peanut Butter Nutcrackers.

Reese’s White Elephant
A white elephant gift exchange is a favorite holiday tradition, and this year someone new is invited to the party – the new Reese’s White Elephant! Great for handing out as party favors, the White Elephant has Reese’s delicious peanut butter filling covered with a white creme then shaped like the festive pachyderm.

REESE’S White Elephant.

Reese’s Miniatures Mega Cane
Here’s one candy cane everyone on your Christmas list is going to want! This nearly 2-foot long cane is filled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures, wrapped in gold, green and red foils!

REESE’S Miniatures Mega Cane.

Kit-Kat Duos Mint + Dark Chocolate
Break off a piece of the newest holiday Kit-Kat bar this Christmas! You’ll love the delicious combination of cookie, mint and rich dark chocolate.

KIT KAT® DUOS Mint + Dark Chocolate Snack Size.

Ice Breakers Snowman Bottle Pack Gum
Who can resist a candy cane? Not us! This year, Ice Breakers gum is available in a candy cane flavor that’s presented in a snowman package. And yes, they are sugar free!

ICE BREAKERS Snowman Bottle Pack Gum.

Be sure to keep an eye on our website to see our new candy arrivals as well as our huge selection of Christmas candy for these new holiday favorites to arrive in stock.

Marshmallow PEEPS Won’t Be Available for Halloween 2020

2020 will go down in the history books as the year we became experts in social distancing, learned that take-out and pizza delivery could be “contact-less,” had more visits to our front doors from the UPS driver than our closest friends, and worst yet…. was the year without Halloween PEEPS.

Yes, you heard that right friends. Halloween 2020 will be PEEP-less. Just Born, the company that makes the world’s favorite marshmallow treat was unable to produce this years batch of Halloween themed PEEPS candy that usually includes marshmallow pumpkins, ghosts, and cats.

We knew Halloween would look a little different this year, but we never thought our favorite fluffy treat would ghost us.

Oh 2021, please come quick!

So while PEEPS won’t be available this year, some of your traditional Halloween Candy favorites are still here ready for you to hand out to all the little ghosts and goblins who will be out for trick-or-treat.

If you’re looking for some unique treats to hand out, may be recommend:

KitKat Witches Brew
Your favorite chocolate covered cookie treat gets a spooky makeover for Halloween! While you treat your visitors with this unique treat, the ones who didn’t visit your house will be “green” with envy they didn’t stop by to get this green chocolate KitKat.


Oreo Spooky Head Eggs
Who doesn’t love Oreo cookies? Whether you eat them whole or split them in half and go for the cream first, it doesn’t matter. This special Oreo treat features a delicious filling made from Oreo cookies and cream, shaped like an egg, then covered in delicious milk chocolate. Individually wrapped and perfect for trick-or-treat.


Zombie Skittles
While your trick-or-treaters may expect to “taste the rainbow” when they open up this snack size pack of Skittles, a secret surprise awaits! Inside is a “Zombie” Skittle that tastes like… well… a rotten zombie. Will they love it or hate it?

We know there’s no substitute for PEEPS, and we’re definitely disappointed they won’t be available for Halloween. Unfortunately, they won’t be available for Christmas either due to COVID-19. However, the candy makers at Just Born are hard at work to make sure that Easter PEEPS will be available starting in early 2021.

Candy Favorites Get Dressed up for Halloween

Halloween and candy go hand-in-hand, in fact it’s one sweet and spooky holiday that we really get into! Each year we look forward to seeing (and tasting) all the new Halloween treats as they begin to make their way into our huge candy warehouse.

Along with unique treats such as Buzz Saw Lollipops and Gummy Brains, some of our favorite traditional candy gets a special Halloween makeover, including:

Halloween Junior Mints
Everyone’s favorite minty chocolate candy celebrates Halloween with special limited edition orange and black mint flavored centers that are covered in the delicious pure chocolate we all love.


M & M’s Chocolate Popcorn
Hands up if you love popcorn! Well, the folks at M & M’s know just how much people love the combination of milk chocolate and popcorn, so they whipped up a special batch you’re going to love. These special edition M & M’s feature a buttery popcorn flavored crispy rice center, with a layer of chocolate, topped off with the famous candy shell. Yum!


Snickers Halloween Jack O’Lanterns
Calling all Snickers fans! This Halloween your favorite candy bar takes on the shape of a pumpkin in this special edition candy bar. Don’t be spooked, there’s no pumpkin in there, just the same delicious peanut, chocolate, nougat, and caramel you love in a fun Halloween shape.


Twix Ghosts Halloween Bars
Left Twix and Right Twix have made way for spooky ghosts in this special Halloween edition Twix candy bar. Tucked inside the pack are two caramel and milk chocolate ghosts who are ready to add a little “Boo!” to your Halloween candy selection.


Trolli Sour Brite Halloween Gummies
Bats, cats, and rats oh my! These spooky critters aren’t here to scare you, they’re here to satisfy your craving for a sour gummy treat with a Halloween twist.


These are just a few of the unique Halloween treats you and your trick-or-treaters will surely enjoy. Be sure to check out our entire selection of Halloween candy as well as bulk parade candy perfect for neighborhood and school Halloween parades.

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Candy for Your Spring and Summer Celebrations

Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue!  The most patriotic of colors are not only a symbol of our great nation, but they remind us of spring and summer holidays that all of us celebrate – Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

With parades, neighborhood events, and backyard cookouts on the agenda to commemorate these events, you can sweeten the celebration by adding red, white and blue candy to the menu.  Of course, Blair Candy has a great selection of patriotic candy for you to choose from, including:

NEW! Patriotic Military Heroes Gummy Candy
We’re all familiar with the green Army men many of us played with as kids.  These gummy candies are a sweet take on that classic toy and a great way to add a patriotic flair to your event.  We sell these in a bulk 5lb bag which makes them perfect for including in a red, white and blue candy buffet, or putting in small gift bags to hand out at parades or even take to a VFW, Veterans home or hospital to give a tasty treat to one of our own military heroes.


Red, White and Blue Sour Patch Kids
For those who like a little sour with their sweet, Sour Patch Kids is the candy of choice!  This favorite gummy candy is available in a red, white and blue special edition that’s perfect for snacking on during your 4th of July cookout or while taking in the local Memorial Day parade.


Red, White and Blue Candy Corn
You don’t have to wait for Halloween for one of your favorite fall snacks!  We have red, white and blue Candy Corn in bulk 2.5lb bags that are also great for candy buffets and gift bags, or just for placing in a big bowl at your BBQ for all your guests to enjoy.  If you’re a Candy Corn fan, these are a great way to get your fix in before Halloween!


Red, White and Blue Chocolate Balls
No celebration would be complete without chocolate, so be sure to grab a 2lb bag of our Stars and Stripe themed chocolate balls that are all decked out in their patriotic best.  Each one is individually wrapped perfect for candy buffets and gift bags.  Each bag contains over 140 balls.


American Flag Wrapped Mints

Who doesn’t enjoy a mint after dinner?  We never say no to one, that’s for sure.  These individually American Flag wrapped mints are great not only for your own red, white and blue themed event, but for restaurants as well!  Each bag contains 56 delicious buttermints mints.


Red, White and Blue Sixlets
If your event is featuring a candy buffet, many of the candies we mentioned above are great additions, but don’t forget the Sixlets.  Available in red, white, and blue, these candy coated chocolate balls can be placed in candy dishes or on a tiered display that will definitely be a focal point of your celebration.


Whether you’re looking for cheap parade candy, candy for your candy buffet or summer picnic, let us help you choose the right selection that everyone will enjoy.  Feel free to contact one of our candy experts to help with your event.

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!

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

Chocolate Coins – a St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

“At the end of every rainbow lies a pot of gold.” That phrase instantly brings visions of a happy-go-lucky leprechaun guarding an overflowing cauldron of bright gold coins, or, a favorite breakfast cereal!

Whichever image it conjures up for you, there’s no mistaking the mascot of St. Patrick’s Day – a holiday celebrated each year on the 17th of March. While St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated by the Irish dating back to 1000AD, it was first celebrated here in the United States in 1737 in the country’s most Irish city – Boston.

Holidays all have their candy cousin, such as candy canes for Christmas, heart shaped lollipops for Valentine’s Day, and chocolate rabbits for Easter. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception, and we owe the choice of sweets to our friend the leprechaun.

The St. Patrick’s Day candy that’s most associated with the holiday is none other than chocolate coins wrapped in shiny gold foil to represent the coins in the leprechaun’s overflowing pot.

These chocolate coins are a favorite treat that can be used in decorations or handed out as gifts to youngsters of all ages. Our selection of chocolate coins come in either quarters or half-dollars and are available in 2 and 24 pound packages.

Image courtesy of NotMartha.org

If you’re looking for something “green” to hand out with all that “gold,” we have some other St. Patrick’s Day candy such as classic spearmint leaves jellies, green cotton candy, green lollipops and more including green candy in bulk for creating a candy buffet for school or work.

Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Candy Top Choices

The sweetest time of the year is almost here. That means love is in the air and plenty of Valentine’s Day candy is in our warehouse ready for your sweetheart.

Everyone knows the universal symbol for love is a heart and there’s no shortage of heart-shaped candy to go around. So today, we’re highlighting some of our favorites!

Brach’s Cherry Jelly Hearts
We have to admit these are one of our favorites. Brach’s has been making candy since 1904 and their ju ju style jelly candies have been a favorite for generations of love birds, so scoop up a bag or two this year before they’re gone.


Sour Punch Valentine’s Day Gummy Hearts
It’s alright if you want to be a sour puss this Valentine’s day… but ONLY when you’re snacking on one of these Sour Punch Gummy Hearts! The sweet taste of watermelon, strawberry, and fruit punch are accompanied by a “punch” of sour that gives these candies a unique twist.


YumEarth Organic Valentine’s Hearts
New this year, we have organic heart-shaped gummies from YumEarth. These delicious gummy hearts are vegan, gluten, dye, and nut-free, and are USDA certified organic. These fruit-flavored hearts are delicious and a smart choice!

P.S. If this is the first time you’re hearing about our line of YumEarth organic candy, be sure to check out this blog post where you can learn more!


Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts
Nothing says love more than the marriage between peanut butter and chocolate and our friends at Reese’s have several varieties to choose from this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for miniature individually wrapped peanut butter hearts or a larger heart-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup we’ve got them!


Charms Valentine Pops
Of course, we couldn’t wrap up a look at our favorite heart-shaped Valentine’s Day candy without including a lollipop in our list! Our top pick is one that everyone is familiar with, the famous Charms Valentine Pop. You’ll instantly recognize these pops by their heart shape and Cupid’s arrow printed on the pop. Plus, their cherry flavor makes these lollipops extra sweet.

No matter what type of sweet gift you’re looking to give this Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out our great selection of Valentine’s Day candy arriving daily.

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!

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!

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