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Top 5 Favorite Bible School Snacks

Now that school is out for the summer, many kids will be heading off to summer camp and vacation Bible school.  Along with packing a nutritious lunch, you’re going to want to reward your little ones with a sweet treat in their lunch box.  But with so many snacks to choose from, which ones are the best?

Well… look no further!  We’ve put together our own “Top 5” list of best-selling Bible school snacks that you’re kids are going to love.

Haribo Gummy Bears
Ok, let’s face it, nobody (and we mean, nobody) is going to turn down a handful of gummy bears and there’s none better than the original Haribo Gold-Bears.  They literally are the “gold” standard other gummy candy tries to live up to.  And while you’re kids are learning about the Golden Rule, they’ll love snacking on these fan-favorite treats.

Haribo Gold-Bears gummi bears

Barnum’s Animals Crackers
You remember these from your own childhood and Animal Crackers remain a popular favorite even today!  In fact, kids young and old love snacking on these cookies and we bet you can taste them right now just thinking about them.  The perfect treat for snacking on after learning about all the animals who went on an incredible adventure on Noah’s ark!

You read that correctly, Dunkaroos are back and they’re a hit with a new generation of snackers.  Your kids will love dunking the delicious vanilla cookies into the rich, creamy chocolate frosting just like you did many years ago.  But take it from us, you’ll want to grab two boxes of these – one for you, and one for the kids!

H.K. Anderson Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
Peanut butter is always a kid’s favorite and when you combine it with a crunchy pretzel that has just the right salt-to-pretzel ratio, you have one irresistible snack.  These snack-size bags of peanut butter-filled pretzel bites make for a nutritious afternoon snack.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks
Speaking of nutritious snacks, our list would not be complete without Welch’s Fruit Snacks.  These staple snacks are made with real fruit, contain no preservatives, and are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and E.  Plus the best thing about these is that kids absolutely love them, so be sure to stock up!

So there you have it!  Our top 5 favorite Bible school snacks.  Be sure to check out our entire line of snack food to find some favorites of your own.

Jerky is one of the Most Popular Snacks

When it comes to snack food, what’s the first thing you think of?

Potato chips, right?

Well, we love ourselves a can of Pringles too and there’s no doubt why potato chips are the number one snack food, but guess what’s the second most popular snack in America?


As more and more of us are becoming health-conscious, meat snacks such as jerky have taken over the number two slot in the snack food category.  Beef jerky is packed with protein and whether you’re eating meat snacks to get that extra dose of protein in your diet or you just love the taste, there’s no doubt these snacks are hot!

Around half of all Americans are now snacking on beef jerky and other meat snacks and here at Blair Candy, we’re seeing more and more variety arrive in our huge candy warehouse each week.  Here are some of our favorite jerky and meat-based snacks:

Bacon on the Go!
Yes, bacon is now considered a snack food, and who can resist it? Bacon on the Go is available in several different flavors from habanero hot to raspberry chipotle and just plain sweet.  Each thick-cut strip of bacon is individually packaged making it the perfect meat snack to take along on your summer adventures to the beach, the campground or just to toss in your lunchbox for an afternoon snack.

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
When it comes to beef jerky, the most popular has to be Jack Link’s!  Known for their delicious original flavor, they’ve introduced several other flavors including the equally delicious teriyaki and peppered jerky.  With 19 grams of protein, Jack Link’s are one snack that really packs a protein punch.

Buffalo Bill’s Ole Smokies
Ole Smokies Beef Sticks are just the right size for snacking and have just the perfect bit of smoke flavor to make these a hit.  Available in several flavors, these meat snacks are also perfect for concession stands because they are packed in 2.5-pound bags which have about 50 sticks each.  That’s just around enough to last about ten minutes when we open a bag here in the lunchroom!

Slim Jim
No list of our favorite meaty snacks would be complete without a nod to the original – the one we can never resist – Slim Jim!  These favorite beef sticks have been around for almost 100 years and get this – over a half-million Slim Jims are made every year.  That means we’re eating a lot of these jerky sticks.  If we have to decide which Slim Jim is our favorite, there’s no doubt we’re going to say it’s the Original Giant Slim Jim because… well, there’s just more to enjoy.

There you have it, some of our favorite jerky snacks!  But if you’re not a meat-eater and are looking for other snacks to pack along in your lunch box or your top desk drawer, be sure to check out our huge selection of snack foods – you’ll definitely find some of your favorites and maybe even find some new ones.

Baseball Candy Favorites that Cover All Your Bases!

Every sport has its own special equipment and every sport’s concession stand has to stock its own selection of special snacks. Baseball and candy go hand-in-hand just like those treats in the popular song – peanuts and Cracker Jacks!  But your concession stand is not complete with peanuts and Cracker Jacks alone, though they are considered necessities.

Wondering what other concession stand candy to stock? Consider these heavy-hitting fan favorites:…

Big League Chew – Perfect for the Big Leagues, the Little Leagues, and all the leagues in between, Big League Chew is possibly the most iconic, with its immediately recognizable pouch and fun shredded shape. There is no cure for the temptation to pack as much as possible into your mouth as possible, so be sure to stock your baseball candy stand full of this fruity favorite – fans will be back for seconds!

Warheads Sour Taffy – Taffy is one of those treats that just shouts “summer!”  Add in a baseball game and you’ve got the perfect candy to have at your team’s concession stand.  These individually wrapped treats have the Warheads flavor kids love with an extra dash of sour that makes them irresistible!

Fun Dip – Your baseball candy selection will never strike out with Fun Dip in the starting lineup! Kids and adults will pack their pockets full of this powdery favorite before settling in for the game.  Available in a low-cost convenient 48-pack that allows you to sell this treat and make a nice profit.

Nik L Nips Wax Bottles – You might remember this baseball candy favorite from your childhood and believe it or not, it is still popular today and is a top-selling nostalgic candy treat.  Easy to sell, and awesomely affordable, fans and players will be lining up for Nik L Nips all season long!

Our Top 5 Baseball Candy Picks Sure to Score a Home Run!

We can agree on one thing here at BlairCandy: we’re all baseball fans. In fact, during the summer there’s nothing we like to do more than head over to see our hometown baseball team, the Altoona Curve.  There’s just something about heading to the ballpark, enjoying a hot dog, and snacking on some of our favorite baseball candy.

While we may not be baseball experts, we do know a thing or two about candy!  So we’re here to share our top 5 baseball candy picks that are great for taking along to the ballgame, whether it’s your local little league or major league game.

David Sunflower Seeds
The salted flavor of sunflower seeds just makes our mouth water, and hey, it beats eating a bag of chips, right? We love to pick up a handful of sunflower seeds, toss them in our mouth, and enjoy the great taste and crunch away. Plus, what baseball game would be complete without this snack with such a long-standing connection to the game?

Bacon on the Go
Who can resist bacon?  Now you can take it with you to the old ballgame with Bacon on the Go.  Individual slices of thick, delicious bacon will make all those around you wonder where you got this tasty snack.  Available in multiple flavors such as sweet, red curry, habanero, and more.

Jack Links Shredded Beef Jerky
Beef jerky is a baseball snack staple. The delicious meaty taste whets our appetite, and although we’ll probably eat a whole can by ourselves, this comes with a container of 36 cans, perfect for sharing or saving for yourself, as you’ll find it pretty irresistible!

Big League Chew Bubble Gum
Speaking of things that are shredded, no baseball game is complete without snacking on the original shredded bubble gum, Big League Chew!  The classic bubble gum flavor will take you back to your childhood and bring back some “sweet” memories while making new ones with your friends and family.

Slim Jim Pork Rinds
Whether you call them pork rinds or chicharrones, it doesn’t matter… just call them a delicious snack!  Leave the chips and pretzels at home and pack a few bags of these delicious snacks.  Plus, pork rinds have more protein and are regarded as being a healthier alternative to potato chips.

Slim Jim Pork Rinds

Watching a baseball game is so much more fun when snacking on some baseball candy. So be sure to check out all our snack foods and order up some of your favorites and be sure to root on your home team!

Cool Down And Turn Up The Fun With Summer Candy!

Ah, summertime. The sound of kids happily playing on the sidewalk, lawnmowers clipping the green grass, and plenty of sunshine and time spent outdoors! For parents, it also means having their little ones home on summer vacation, and the endless pursuit of searching for fun activities to ensure their kids aren’t a tad bored.

Summer Candy is a must to always have on hand in the summertime to keep your little ones far from the edge of boredom. Of course, you’ll want your children to also get their full of fruits and veggies, but a little sweet treat here and there certainly won’t hurt. Plus, it’s a simple snack when the neighborhood kids visit and are suddenly on the verge of famine!

We know you’re busy, so we’ve put together a few of our summer candy favorites for you and your kids!

Make It A Gummy Lunch
Gummy summer candy is so much fun. It’s so deliciously tasty, and Gummy PizzaGummy Mini Burgers, and Gummy Hot Dogs are just a delight to eat, and your kids will love how they resemble their favorite foods!


Summer Snack Bars
When the kids are hungry no ordinary snack will do, reach for a Reese’s Snack Bar!  These certainly will hit the spot and make for a great treat.  Each is packed with peanuts, peanut butter cream, and whole grain brown rice.

Serve Up Some Watermelon
Kids love watermelon, but it’s always so messy and such a hassle to clean up.  Treat your kids to a nostalgic summer candy favorite with a Giant Gummy Watermelon Slice It looks and tastes just like watermelon! You and your little ones will have a tasty snack without all that time-consuming watermelon clean-up!   Plus, these are GREAT birthday party favors.


Dip Into The Fun
What could be more fun than Fun Dip? Simply nothing! Fun Dip has been a summer candy favorite for ages, with both kids (and well, adults too), just having so much fun dipping that sweet candy stick into powdered sugar. Summer isn’t complete without enjoying some summer candy, so be sure you stock up on all the summer candy favorites for you and your kids!

Want more fun candy ideas?  Be sure to check out all our favorite road trip candy great for snacking on while heading to your next fun destination.

Beat Those Afternoon Blues With Lollipops

You know how it is – 2:30 pm on a Tuesday hits, and you’ve suddenly come crashing into a brick wall. You got enough sleep last night, but your to-do list hasn’t even been touched, you still need to put the finishing touches on that project and send it off before 5 pm, and you have two more grueling meetings to get to before the end of the day.

Plus, you enjoyed a delicious Italian hoagie for lunch, leaving your stomach feeling great, but your eyelids, unfortunately, feeling a bit heavy.

You could reach for a soda for a quick caffeine pick-me-up, but we’re candy people… so we’re going to reach for something sweet, tasty, and easy to keep in our backpack, desk drawer, anywhere!

Yes, we’re talking about lollipops.

We know firsthand that lollipops are great at lifting our spirits, so read on to find out how they can help you!

Add A Bit Of Whimsy Into Your Life – Don’t you feel just so much more relaxed once you’ve had a bit of a laugh or chuckle at something silly you saw? Whether you’re 24 or 54, there’s always a reason to laugh. Whipping out one of our big Sour Carnival Lollipops in your office is sure to garner some laughter, and can really boost office morale if you bring enough along to share. It’s been shown that having a fun office can actually enhance productivity and creativity, so don’t be afraid to enact an afternoon lollipop break!

Enjoy Your Favorite Flavors Without All The Fat – Sure, lollipops have sugar in them, but at least they don’t have all the bad fats like some snacks do. You can enjoy so many delicious flavors with the classic Dum Dum bulk lollipops you remember as a kid and your hand won’t be reaching for that bag of greasy chips. Plus, since Dum Dums come in a HUGE box of 1,800 lollipops, you can be the office hero everyday by handing them out or keeping a bowl handy at your desk.

Get Those Eyelids Perking Back-Up – Many of us tend to enjoy lunches high in carbohydrates, such as pizza, hoagies, gourmet sandwiches, and more. Although these foods satisfy us and taste great, they leave us in the lurch just a few hours later, causing us to feel quite sleepy in the afternoon.   Lollipops add a burst of sugar into our bodies, helping to perk us back up after that delicious lunch.  Reach for a Tootsie Pop after lunch for a sweet snack and you can also attempt to solve the biggest mystery of all times – just how many licks does it take to get to the center?


Lollipops are the perfect way to zap away those afternoon blues! Tuck some lollipops into your desk drawer, and you’ll be able to wake yourself up without having to guzzle a cup of coffee or one of those energy shots!

Our Favorite Snacks for Summertime Road Trips

If you had a vacation planned in 2020, chances are it was canceled and you’re itching to get away. We know we are! We’re all ready to hit the road, take to the skies, sail on the sea, or take us to wherever adventure beckons whether for a week or just a quick weekend getaway.

Whatever your vacation plans are, don’t leave without the snacks and we’re serving up some of our all-time favorite road trip treats and snacks. So buckle up, sit back, and let’s see what we’re tucking away in our goodie bags:

Welch’s Fruit Snacks
Like a best friend, Welch’s Fruit Snacks are ALWAYS there when you need them! Whether packed with your lunch, tucked in your backpack for an afternoon snack, or in your top left-hand desk drawer, these go-to fruity treats are a must-have for your road trip. Kids love them, adults love them, and there’s no mess to clean up if you hit a pothole!

Beef Jerky Snacks
For bigger snack cravings, nothing hits the spot like some flavorful beef jerky. Bring along a box of Slim Jims, a bag of Jack Link’s Jerky, or some Buffalo Bill’s Beef Sticks. There are so many different flavors of these beef treats, you’ll keep everyone in the family happy and full until it’s time for dinner.

Lance Peanut Butter Crackers
Here’s a classic snack that comes along with a side of nostalgia. You grew up snacking on Lance crackers, so keep the tradition going by taking along some of these peanut butter crackers that definitely hit the spot and will crush the hunger pangs. Made with real peanut butter!

Theatre Size Candy
Extra long road trips call for extra big snacks! So don’t settle for regular packs of your favorite treats like M&Ms, Swedish Fish, Mike & Ike, and Junior Mints… go for the movie theatre size boxes of these favorites and more. Yes, these are the exact same size boxes you get at the theatre concession stand, so you know they’re packed with scrumptious sweets.

Starburst Zero Sugar Drink Mix
Why settle for plain old water when you can give it a “burst” of flavor? Starburst Zero Sugar Drink Mix packs are designed to be mixed into a standard bottle of water. Just pour in the mix, give the bottle a good shake, and volia! You have the delicious taste of Starburst fruit candy in liquid form.

Nobody wants to be cranky during a road trip, so be sure you stock up on all your favorite snacks before hitting the road. Check out more of our recommendations to make your trip hunger pain-free.


Make Summer Fun with these Candy Drinks, Games, and More!

Summer is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about keeping cool, keeping the kids busy, planning some fun family activities, and for parents – surviving until school starts again! But fear not – we’ve come up with some sweet ways to accomplish all those goals and have some fun along the way.

Let’s start off with one of our favorite ways to cool off on a hot summer day. Whether you’re hanging out at the pool, kicking back on the front porch, or staying inside with the air conditioning, nothing refreshes more than an ice-cold glass of Jolly Rancher Lemonade.

To make this cool summer beverage all you need is Jolly Rancher candies and your favorite fresh-squeezed or store-bought lemonade. Take a few Jolly Ranchers, approximately two or three for each cup of lemonade, and place them unwrapped in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup.

Fill the cup with just enough lemonade to cover the candies and microwave on high for 60 – 90 seconds. When the cycle is complete, give them a stir. If the candies didn’t fully dissolve, give them more time in the microwave until they do. Just make sure you stir them up after each heating.

Once they are fully dissolved, transfer them to your favorite glass, add additional lemonade and serve chilled or on ice. Experiment with different flavors of Jolly Ranchers to make a unique flavored lemonade each time!

If the kids are looking for a game to play, we’ve got one that’s fun to play and can be eaten when they’re all played out.

To make a Candy Tic-Tac-Toe game, start off with everyone’s favorite licorice treat, TWIZZLERS. Cut the TWIZZLERS Twists into equal lengths and arrange them into a tic-tac-toe grid.

Then give each player five HERSHEYS KISSES of the same color. Players take turns putting their candy KISSES on the grid until one gets three in a row and is declared the winner. By the way, this is a perfect game for birthday parties!

One of our favorite things to do on a summer night is to sit around a fire and make S’mores! These three-ingredient bites of bliss are so simple to make and are so sinfully delicious. To make smores, gather up graham crackers, marshmallows, and HERSHEYS Chocolate Bars.

To make S’mores, simply place a marshmallow on the end of a stick and heat it over the fire until it’s golden brown. Place the marshmallow between two pieces of graham cracker with a piece of HERSHEYS chocolate. The heat from the marshmallow will melt the chocolate just enough to make it soft.

If you want to make this treat even more delicious, skip the graham cracker and just sandwich the marshmallow between two pieces of chocolate!

Now, one final note! If you’re sending the kids off to summer camp, you’ll want to make sure they have everything they will need to survive their adventure. Socks, underwear, plenty of shirts and shorts, and… candy!

No good explorer ever discovered anything without having a supply of snacks and sweets to get the adventure started. Our Camp Survival Kit is packed with more than 50 pieces of candy and snacks that will satisfy when the craving hits and a convenience store is an hour away!

DAVID Sunflower Seeds Summer’s Salty Snack We All Love

One of our favorite summertime snacks, and one we love to take to the ballpark, is sunflower seeds. These salty treats have long been associated with summer sports and one brand in particular – DAVID Seeds – is known as the “official brand of baseball and softball.”

Believe it or not, DAVID Sunflower Seeds were first introduced way back in 1926 inside a California grocery store. The roasted then seasoned seeds became such a hit that nearly a hundred years later they’re still as popular as ever.

DAVID Sunflower Seeds are American-grown and still made the old-fashioned way. While the original flavor is still the most popular, the line has evolved to include some tasty flavors that you may want to experience yourself. So let’s dive into the different flavors of summer’s favorite seed:

DAVID Original Flavor Sunflower Seeds
This is the one that started it all nearly a century ago. Roasted in the shell, these seeds have the salty taste you’re familiar with and are a staple item at concession stands and snack bars at ballparks. Even if you’re not at the ball game, grab a bag and take them along to work with you as a great afternoon snack.

DAVID BBQ Flavor Sunflower Seeds
Summer and bar-b-que go hand in hand so there’s no better pairing than DAVID sunflower seeds and the flavor of tangy BBQ seasoning. Whether you’re selling these at your snack bar or picking up a box or two for snacks during a cookout, you can’t go wrong!

DAVID Ranch Flavor Sunflower Seeds
We knew ranch dressing wasn’t meant just for salads when people started dipping slices of pizza and french fries in this creamy condiment. If you’re a ranch now is the time for you to sample something a bit different – ranch-flavored sunflower seeds! We’ll admit we were a bit skeptical at first, but we’re sold on this unique flavor on one of our favorite summer snacks.

Now that we have your mouth watering and your taste buds craving some of the delicious flavors of sunflower seeds, we bet you’re having a hard time deciding which one to buy. Have no fear, we can solve the dilemma! Instead of buying a whole box of one flavor, we also can mix and match the three different flavors so you can sample them all. Just click here to purchase individual bags of each.


If you’re looking to add DAVID Sunflower Seeds to your little league or sports team’s concession stand, be sure to check out our wholesale program for resellers, or contact us for more information.

Bedford Candies Popcorn a Delicious Handmade Treat

Who doesn’t love popcorn? It’s one of those snacks that’s hard to pass up. Whether you’re grabbing a bucket before heading into the movie theatre, munching on handfuls while walking through an amusement park, or popping some at home or work for a quick snack, there’s no doubting its popularity.

While buttery popcorn is pretty much everyone’s go-to, there are times when you want popcorn that’s kicked up a bit and that’s where we can help.

Introducing Bedford Candies Popcorn! Just like us, they are a family-owned company based right down the road from us with locations in Bedford and Altoona, PA. They’ve been in the candy business since 1929 and we’re excited to partner with them to get their delicious homemade popcorn in the hands of snack lovers around the country.

Some of the flavored popcorn we now have in stock include:

Bedford Candies Chocolate Pretzel Spider Popcorn
If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, this is the snack for you! A delicious mix of caramel corn, pretzels, milk chocolate and a peanut butter drizzle.

Bedford Candies Meltie Kettle Corn
Kettle corn is known for a sweet and salty flavor, but this version takes it to the next level by drizzling the kernels with delicious milk chocolate and rich peanut butter.

Bedford Candies Pickle Popcorn
Yes, you read that correctly! Pickles have found their way to popcorn in this salty, dill flavored treat that will make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.

These are just a few of the delicious flavors we now have in stock, in addition to cheddar, caramel, buffalo ranch, and more.

With the holidays upon us, we also have popcorn tins that feature an assortment of flavors and make the perfect gift to send to loved ones, business associates, and customers.

Be sure to check out all the varieties of Bedford Candies Popcorn by clicking here.

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