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14 Oct

MIXO Madness 0

If you’re a Comic-Con regular, you may have already come across collectible MIXO tins, which debuted at the crazy huge comic book convention this past July in San Diego.

The adorable, yet slightly edgy food-safe tins are the latest creation by Mike Becker, a young and talented toymaker who’s already launched and sold two toy companies. MIXO is Mike’s third go-around at fun.

What’s great about these 8.25-inch (h) x 2.5-inch (w) unfilled tins is that they are unfilled. A blank canvas of sorts. Fill the Skeleton with a mix of Bloody Candy Bones, Spooky Eyeball Gumballs, and Candy Skulls to create a memorable Halloween favor that party-goers will want to keep.

I love the Wonder Woman MIXO tin above. Fill  her up with Starzmania candies and tuck in a Starbucks gift card for a pretty awesome teacher gift. (Sure beats an apple!)

Reis O’Brien, the artist behind all of the MIXO designs, says the Batman tin was the first of the four superheroes to fly off the shelves at Comic-Con. “It disappeared the first day of the show,” he explains.

Reis, who keeps pencils and artist paintbrushes in his Green Lantern MIXO tin, says the “Valentino” Vampire tin was also a hot commodity at Comic-Con.

How cool would it be to fill Valentino with Wax Fangs and blood Red Sixlets and put him front and center on a Halloween dessert table?

The ideas are endless with MIXO tins, and, according to Reis, it’s a line that’s growing fast. Hello Kitty tins will soon be available, as will additional superheroes and other licensed characters.

Here’s a peek at Hello Kitty …


If you catch the MIXO bug, let us know how you fill ‘em up!

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It’s contest time at Candy.com! We’ve got a fun one, too.

Here’s the scoop: Find our Lil’ Red Lollipop Girl somewhere on the Candy.com site. I’ve hidden her pretty well, so it’ll be interesting to see how fast it takes someone to find her. The first person to find Lil’ Red wins a $25 Candy.com Gift Certificate. (Post her whereabouts after this post or on Facebook or Twitter.)

I’ll throw out some clues if Lil’ Red is still MIA tomorrow morning.

Happy hunting and find our girl!

P.S. While you’re hunting, take 10% off your entire Candy.com order until 11:59 p.m. est. tonight! Use webcode gift10

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21 Jun

Candies That Scream “Summer” 0

Update! The winner of the “Candies That Scream Summer” contest is Pam Reiser.

Pam says that the candies that reminder her most of summer are … “Sweet and Sour Charm pops! When my brother played baseball in the summer. I would always get a charms pop at the stand!”

Congrats Pam and thanks to everyone who participated. Have a great summer!

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Not everyone screams for ice cream in the summertime. Lots of people actually scream for salt water taffy, cotton candy, fruit slices, licorice ropes, gummies, lollipops, and lemon drops.


In celebration of those people and this first day of Summer 2011, I invite you to answer my burning question:

“What candies remind you of summer?”

Everyone who answers after this post or on Facebook or Twitter will automatically be entered to win a $25 Candy.com Gift Certificate. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow (Wed.) afternoon.

I’ll go first: Razzles, Hot Dog Gum and Candy Dots.

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I’m going old-school on this latest Candy.com contest, but giving it a virtual twist.

Guess how many Skittles, Peanut Butter M&M’s, and 1″ Gumballs (total pieces) I packed into this super-cute, half-gallon apothecary jar from Pier One. The first person to answer correctly wins a $25 Candy.com gift certificate. (One guess per person, please.) I’ll announce the winner tomorrow (Monday) afternoon.

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I found this dishwasher-safe glass jar while searching for containers for my daughter’s Candy Land-themed birthday party. It comes in half gallon and gallon sizes. Each jar has a chalkboard label on the front for personalizing and comes with four sticks of chalk. Perfect for parties and candy buffets!

Good luck candy counting and enter your guess after this post or on Facebook or Twitter.

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