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Brach’s Christmas Candy: A Taste of Nostalgia

There’s still time to grab some of your favorite Christmas candy, and if you’re like us, we like to have some nostalgic treats around for the holidays. Thinking back, we bet you can remember and still recall the taste of some old fashioned candy your parents or grandparents had around the house when you would visit.

Brach’s is best known for their wide assortment of holiday candy, whether it be Christmas, Easter, or Halloween, many of your childhood candy memories probably center around a piece of Brach’s candy.

Let’s take a look at our most popular classic Brach’s Christmas candy:

Brach’s Jelly Bells
Brach’s is best known for their jelly and hard candy and each holiday they grace us with a selection of each. For Christmas, the Jelly Bells are among the most popular. The festive red and green jelly candies have that delightful coating of sugar that adds to the delicious lime and cherry flavor. Everyone loves these, and we’re sure you do too!


Brach’s Milk Chocolate Stars
Now here’s a chocolate treat that can be used in many different ways. These festive-looking milk chocolate treats can be enjoyed by themselves, used in baking (think one on top of a giant peanut butter cookie!), or stirred into a hot mug of milk for a delicious hot chocolate treat.


Brach’s Peppermint Christmas Nougats
We bet that everyone reading this has had one of these Brach’s treats at some point! They’ve been around for quite a while, and these Peppermint Nougats are still handmade and feature a Christmas tree smack dab in the middle of the nougat. These are one of those “must have” Christmas candies that returns year after year and for that we are thankful!


Of course, everyone knows that the hands-down most popular Brach’s candy is one that you either love or hate – Candy Corn! Available just for the Halloween / Fall season, Brach’s Candy Corn is a fan favorite and a treat that many wait for every year. But alas, you’ll have to wait till next Halloween to grab a bag.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our complete selection of nostalgic candy that is available year-round. We’re sure you’ll find some favorites that bring back sweet memories.

Hot Chocolate Bombs: The Best Way to Warm Up this Holiday Season

It’s time for shorter days, cooler weather, and the holidays! One of our favorite things to do this time of year is light a fire in the fireplace, take in the glow of the lights on the Christmas tree as they fill the room, and sip on a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

While there are plenty of instant hot chocolate mixes available at your local grocery store, around here we tend to leave those on the shelf. Why? Because this time of year we stock our huge candy warehouse with the most delicious type of chocolate you will ever taste – it’s so good, “it’s da bomb!”

Literally.

Our Hot Chocolate Bombs will change the way you make hot chocolate forever. Each one is made with rich, delicious Belgian chocolate with mini marshmallows tucked inside.

Now, here’s where the magic happens!

First things first. Get the fireplace ready, turn on the tree lights, and get into your favorite pair of comfortable PJs. Now that you’re settled, grab your favorite mug and heat up 8oz of milk. Place the Hot Chocolate Bomb into the mug and pour the hot milk over it. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and, voila! The most delicious hot chocolate you’ll ever have is ready to enjoy.

Hot Chocolate Bombs are perfect for holiday gatherings, sleepovers, cold nights… well, just about anytime you want to warm the body and soul with chocolatey goodness.

They also make a great stocking stuffer as do many of the Christmas Candy we have available for those on both the naughty AND nice list! Be sure to shop our wholesale candy store early to get the best selection.

Facts: Parents Admit to Sneaking Some of their Kid’s Halloween Candy

If you’ve been digging into the stash of Halloween candy you have set aside for trick-or-treaters, or have “snuck” a piece or two from your kid’s overflowing bucket of sweet treats – you’re not alone!

We weren’t too surprised to learn that according to a survey commissioned by the National Confectioners Association, 79% of parents surveyed admit to taking candy from their children.

It’s ok, if you’re one of them… after all who can resist a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or delicious Halloween Popcorn Balls?

If you think it’s hard to resist dipping into your kid’s candy haul, imagine how hard it is for us to walk around a huge candy warehouse every day where the sweet smell of chocolate is everywhere and we’re surrounded with tons of nostalgic candy, seasonal treats, and yummy snacks.

So if you’re one of the 79% who admitted snatching some of that delicious Halloween candy, it’s ok. We’re just trying to figure out how the 21% who didn’t were able to resist the temptation!

While Halloween will be a little different this year, some communities are still allowing trick-or-treating with safe protocols in effect. Local stores, community centers, and organizations are offering socially distant ways for kids to get their fill of candy, while some folks are getting creative with the ways they plan on treating the little ghosts and goblins who may pay a visit.

Check out the video below for a creative way for you to whip up a super spooky candy chute that will allow you to welcome trick-or-treaters and be the envy of your neighbors:

So on November 1st, you have our thumbs up to grab that bag of candy, grab a few of your favorites, and enjoy! After all, the sweetest holiday of the year only comes around once a year.

Christmas is Coming and Holiday Treats are Arriving Daily!

Just when all our Halloween candy is about to sold out for the season, our huge candy warehouse is starting to fill up with… you guessed it… Christmas candy!

The most wonderful time of the year is also the sweetest when it comes to seasonal treats. Just like Halloween and Easter, candy manufacturers produce special versions of some of their best sellers as well as holiday staples.

Today we’re going to spotlight some of our new soon-to-be best sellers.

NEW! Bob Ross Ugly Christmas Sweater Sour Candies
Bob Ross invites you to don your best ugly sweater, sit down in front of the television, and chill. After all, the holidays are stressful enough, so watching him paint a merry scene will bring some calm. Oh, and by the way, while you’re chillin’ be sure to pop one of these deliciously sour apple hard candies that are tucked away into this Bob-tastic tin that’s perfect as a stocking stuffer, office gift, or just for fun.


NEW! Mickey and Minnie Disney PEZ Christmas Set
Whether you have a PEZ collector on your list, or a Disney fan, this limited edition Mickey and Minnie PEZ dispenser set is certainly going to be a hit. The world’s most beloved mouse and his best pal Minnie are featured in their festive attire atop a dispenser that comes with six refills. Since this is a limited edition, they will sell out quickly, so don’t miss out!


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Gummies
Who can resist a delicious gummy candy? Nobody, right? Any we guarantee you nobody can resist a pack of these cute (and delicious) gummies featuring characters from the timeless Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Rudolph, Santa, and the Abominable Snow Monster. Grab a box for everyone in the family – they’re perfect for snacking on while enjoying the movie.


Christmas candy will be arriving weekly now as the season starts to ramp up. One thing to note for 2020, just like there were no PEEPS Marshmallow candies available for Halloween due to COVID-19, there won’t be any for Christmas either. But have no fear, they will be available for Easter.

To keep up with the latest additions, be sure to check our Christmas Candy page regularly as there’s plenty of sweet treats arriving soon!

Most Popular Halloween Candy

There are two holidays that are closely associated with candy – Easter and Halloween. Both see candy manufacturers come out with special edition sweets to satisfy the sweet tooth we all seem to develop every spring and fall!

While unique confectionary delights are concocted by candy experts to tempt us or put a new twist on a classic treat, it seems we all love to gobble up the classics.

Halloween is a busy time here at Blair Candy and year after year we keep track of what the hottest selling candy is and believe it or not, it doesn’t differ much with the changing of the calendar!

So what exactly is the most popular Halloween candy? Well, here are the top 5 biggest sellers:

5. Candy Corn – Yes! Believe it or not, love it or hate it, Candy Corn made the top 5 and for good reason – you just can’t celebrate Halloween without it.

4. Skittles – Unlike Candy Corn, you can “taste the rainbow” year round, but Skittles are more popular during trick-or-treat season.

3. Snickers – A Snickers bar satisfies that afternoon craving you get between lunch and dinner, but guess what? The bite size version satisfies Halloween cravings so much so it’s the 3rd most popular candy bar this time of year.

2. M&Ms – Original or peanut it doesn’t matter, M&M’s are the second most popular Halloween candy. Maybe it’s because it’s such a classic, or because it’s that one chocolate candy that “melts in your mouth, not in your hands!”

1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Yes! The delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter keeps Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the number one spot year after year.

Were you surprised to see what made the list of the most popular Halloween candy? While Candy Corn may have been one that you never would have guessed, the others should have been pretty easy.

Why?

Because they’re simply delicious!

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!

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