Archive for September, 2009

28 Sep

First Annual Candy.com Halloween Candy Showcase 0

In spirit of Halloween we decided to create a Halloween Showcase featuring our favorites in a few fun categories. Check them out and let us know what your favorites are!

Prettiest Candy

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  1. Melville’s Barley Halloween Lollipops
  2. Orange Rock Candy
  3. Orange & Black Mint Twists
  4. Halloween Kabob
  5. Drizzled Chocolate Pretzels

Yuckiest Candy

Gummy Brains

  1. Jelly Belly’s “BeanBoozled”
  2. Hotlix Chocolate Covered Insects
  3. Oozing Jelly Filled Eyeballs
  4. Gummy Brains
  5. Bloody Gummy Bones

Scariest Candy

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  1. Gummy Fingers
  2. Frankenstein Giant PEZ
  3. Gummy Rat
  4. Black Licorice Skulls
  5. Gummy Skulls
Most Remembered Halloween Candy as a kid

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  1. Candy Corn
  2. Wax Fangs
  3. Melocreme Pumpkins
  4. Orange & Black Jelly Beans
  5. Mini Chocolate Bars
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24 Sep

Ginger Snaps & Chocolate 0

When I was younger I had a teacher tell me that a smell, taste or even a sound could bring me to a place I remembered from my past. Well at the time it was difficult to imagine being only 10 or 11 years old. As time has passed it seems as simple as I was told I found this to be incredibly true. When I was younger my grandfather used to love real ginger chews. He would dip them in chocolate or eat them plain. I found the taste to be incredible gross at the time but he would insist I try them as he swore up and down about how healthy ginger root can be if eaten often. So of course I followed his direction. Everyday in the store I would fill up the trays with fresh ginger chews plain and dipped in chocolate. People would come in and buy them right up. I would ask “why” he said they taste good and there good for you. This was very hard for me to believe as I couldn’t stand the taste. As years had passed I lost one of the most special people in the world, my grandfather. He will always be in my heart and I believe he is still with me each and every day.

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps

Fifteen years later, I ran into some great ginger at a trade show I attended in California, I ate some and really loved it not just for the taste of this fabulous candy but were it took me for those few short seconds. It brought me right back into our little retail candy store were my grandfather used to make me fill the trays of fresh ginger chews. Now believe it or not I love ginger chews and eat them all the time. Boy did my Grandfather know a good thing when he saw it. Hopefully you have a candy that might remind you of someone or something special in your life.

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22 Sep

Brand Name Candy vs. Generic Candy 0

During tough times its always nice to save money and candy is no exception. Just like cars, clothing ,  and prescription drugs candy has its high end brands and less expensive generic candies. This helps tremendously if your planning a candy buffet wedding or have a birthday party and do not mind if the candy is generic. In most cases the items are almost identically in terms of taste and appearance.

However there are two major differences. The first is manufacturer. In most cases after a products has done well other companies will imitate the successful line at a cheaper price. Other times the brand is just not as well known and therefore sell at a cheaper rate. Whatever the reason this creates and great opportunity to save. Which brings us to the second difference..Price. Some of the items we will show you are half the price of their brand name competitor.

Brand Name Price   Generic Name Price
Jelly Belly Assorted Jelly Beans $6.59 Per 1lb Vs. Sweet’s Quality Candies Assorted Jelly Beans $2.50 Per 1lb
M&M’s Colored Milk Chocolate Candies $8.29 Per 1lb Vs. Georgia Nut Colored Chocolate Gems $4.99 Per 1lb
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21 Sep

Welcome to Candy.com’s Offical Blog! 0

Welcome to Candy.com’s Official Blog.  At Candy.com we love candy! Our whole lives we are surrounded by candy and we eat, sleep, and think candy all day long. Its pretty fun and we want to share some of our ideas, experiences, and thoughts about the great products we come across everyday. Its hard to find unique, fresh, quality candy and we know that. Our blog will be an outlet to help narrow the field for bad candies to okay candies to great candies!

We also want to share our experiences with our customers and affiliates. We travel the world looking for interesting candies, candy stores, candy manufacturers, and candy distributors that we want you to know about. Creating a candy community is fun and we want you to be involved! Please feel free to comment or express anything on our blog. There are places to do this all over our blog.

Make sure you check back often as we will posting weekly and promise to make the posts interesting and relevant to all things Candy! We will also post topics to help our wholesale customers on all matters relevant to selling candy. Exclusive posts will also be available to our wholesale customers so make sure you sign up for a wholesale account if you have a business thats sells candy!

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