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6 Jun

We’ve Got a Winner! 0

Congratulations to Denise Caracciolo who was the first and only participant to correctly guess 750 pieces of candy in the candy jar! Denise has a $25 Candy.com gift certificate on the way to do some summer sugar shopping.

Thanks for playing everyone!

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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.

View from the front.

View from the side.

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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8 Apr

Name That Candy Brand Contest 0

4/11/11  Contest UpdateThe winner of the “Name That Candy Brand” contest is Elizabeth Weiss! Elizabeth will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Candy.com, which will get her a nice supply of Snickers, Baby Ruth, Junior Mints, Dots, or Hershey bars. (The “c” in Snickers was the one letter that threw off a few players. If I run this type of contest again, I’m going for super obscure candy brands. Be prepared for a turbo challenge!)

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I love Fridays. I love Fridays that involve a wacky candy contest even more. The wacky contest I have up my sleeve today involves some Candy.com surfing.

Take a look at the word “Candy” below. (Excuse my lackluster Photoshop job.)


Each letter is taken from a different candy brand’s logo. For instance, the “C” could be from Charleston Chew (hint: it’s not).

Match each letter with its correct candy brand and you’ll automatically be entered to win a $25 Candy.com gift certificate to jump-start your Easter candy shopping.

I’ll announce the winner on Monday after you’ve had a chance to browse candy logos and packaging on Candy.com over the weekend.  We just added lots of new spring candies, including the World’s Largest Gummy Bunny and gorgeous lollipops, so feel free to shop, too!

Please enter your guesses in a list and submit your list after this post or on Candy.com’s Facebook fan page or Twitter. For example:

C = Charleston Chew (again, NOT!)
a = Mike and Ike (not!)
n = Good & Plenty (not!)
d = Red Vines (not!)
y = Milky Way (not, although that would have made for a good “y”)

All five letters come from pretty popular candies, so hopefully this exercise won’t be too taxing for a Friday. Have a great weekend and thanks for playing!

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20 Mar

First Sign of Spring: Peeps Show 0

In honor of the first day of spring today and American Chocolate Week, March 20-26, I put together a Peeps show. What!?

Let me explain. Over the past few days, I’ve noticed a handful of newspapers sponsoring “Peeps Diorama” contests, including The Washington Post and The Denver Post. I must live under a rock since this is the first time I’ve heard of such a contest, and some are on year five.

Since it was a drab, rainy morning here in Chicago today, I talked my kids into making a Peeps diorama and sweetened the deal with American chocolate snacks: a Hershey’s Symphony bar and a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Almond bar. (My weak attempt at tying in the celebration of American Chocolate Week.)

We agreed on a “Hush, don’t make a Peep,” theme and collected the goods: shoebox, Peeps, edible grass, cotton candy, wrapping paper, construction paper, glue sticks, and scissors.

Sixty minutes and several chocolate squares later, we came up with …

Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail with visions of jelly beans peeping in their heads.

It’s a far cry from The Washington Post’s 2010 winner …

"Eep!" was based on the Pixar movie "Up."

(See slideshow of The Washington Post‘s 2010 winning entries.)

and the The Denver Post’s 2010 winner …

"Peepatar" was based on the 3-D blockbuster "Avatar."

(See slideshow of The Denver Post‘s 2010 winning entries.)

Even so, we had a great time tucking our Peeps into their box beds. It was a creative, kid-friendly project that would be fun to roll out at spring birthday parties, Easter gatherings, and future rainy days. If you get inspired, send me your finished-project pics.

Happy Spring 2011!

Photo credits:
The Washington Post
, Bill O’Leary
The Denver Post
, Cyrus McCrimmon

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