Slacking on Valentine Plans? It’s Not Too Late!




Suddenly found yourself with an unexpected Valentine’s Day date? Hey, love can strike at any time! Forgot V-Day was just around the corner? No worries, it happens to the best of us. Either way, there’s no need to find yourself up a river without a paddle… or Valentine candy. Use our handy shipping deadlines chart to ensure that you order some just in time! (Candy, we mean. We do not currently provide river paddles.)

Pink is the color of the hour, so don’t forget the cerise treats! Try out this pretty pink hot chocolate; it’s sure to bring a blush to your cheeks and a warmth to your heart. Or go ahead and back up your cutesy lines (“Of all the fish in the sea, you’re the only one for me!”) with these rosy and unique aquatic candies!

You can never go wrong with Sweetheart Conversation Hearts… especially ones that glitter! Try the Rock Star version for extra bedazzled fun. Or let these adorable red and white Valentine Gummy Bears do the talking — they don’t actually say much, but boy are they bound to inspire all sorts of cuddles!

Don’t end up in the dog house… order some Valentine’s Day Treats today!


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It’s a Mardi Gras Party Gras!

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Planning to give up sweets for Lent?

…Well, we really hate the sound of that. But we’re not here to judge. Of course, if you’re just looking to celebrate Mardi Gras with a big helping of the tastiest treats you can find, then go for it! That’s way more our style. But either way, remember to stock up on deliciously festive candy to turn your Mardi Gras into a crazy Party Gras! (Yeah, we went there.)

They don’t call it “Fat Tuesday” for nothing! There’s never been a better day to indulge your cravings for the sweet stuff, so get your happy on and grab a box of these Anthon Berg Chocolate Liquor Bottles… because who doesn’t appreciate a little buzz with their chocolate? And even if you can’t travel all the way to Bourbon Street, you can still experience the taste of The Old Absinthe House bar with Green Absinthe Dark Chocolate Cordials!

Of course, if you’re looking to revel the right way, you can’t forget the necessary attire! Masks are a must, but they’re also twice as fun if you opt for the lollipop version. And forget plain old plastic beads… if you want to wear layers of Mardi Gras necklaces, go for the edible option — candy style! Last but not least, be sure to add in some dizzyingly delicious Hypno Pops in green and purple. They’re the perfect choice for mesmerizing your guests; use their sweet sustenance to help you party the night away!

For more Mardi Gras Favorites, check out our full selection of sinfully sweet treats!

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Happy PEZ-idents Day!





In the 1800s, the US Government set aside the third Monday of the month of February in recognition of George Washington’s birthday. Over time, the holiday has grown to become a widely accepted acknowledgement of all presidents, current and past. So this February, why not commemorate the date by perfecting your own rendition of “Hail to the Chief” and enjoying some Star Spangled sweets? Plus, with the winter Olympics right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the good ol’ US of A!

Get your patriot on with some scrumptious red, white, and blue sweets! Start out by admiring these delicious, fruit-flavored Jelly Beans, festooned in the shades of Old Glory. You can almost hear these Freedom Bears hum “Yankee Doodle” as they brighten up your candy bowls with their trio of cheery, all-American hues. Remember to round out the buffet with some perfectly pepperminty Star-Spangled Taffy and watch your guests swell with patriotic pride.

Of course, there’s no better way to show off a love for your country than by inviting a few past presidents along to your party! And though the Bushes, Obama, Clinton, and Carter are all probably busy with their own arrangements this holiday, we know a few fun fellows who are more than willing to show up! If you’ve got an admiration for Honest Abe, an appreciation for Teddy Roosevelt, or just a soft spot for good ol’ Millard Fillmore, then check out the Presidential PEZ! These highly esteemed “PEZ-idents” will dispense the wisdom of our country’s forefathers along with all that tasty candy!

Check out the rest of our Patriotic Candy for more sweet ideas!

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Love, Sweet Love!


Love+Sweet+LoveLove, sweet love… it’s what the world needs now, or so we’re told. Like Cupid flying through the sky on wings of romance, people find themselves overwhelmed by a special tenderness for their loved ones on February 14th. But what else could the world use a little more of on Valentine’s Day? Why, candy, of course! (Didn’t you see that one coming?) So don’t wait until the 13th and end up buying a boring chocolate box from the grocery store… check out our unique selection and order NOW to really surprise your sweetie this V-Day!


Flowers are so 2013… this year, give your Valentine a gift they can really sink their teeth into! Rather than shriveling up and withering away like typical roses, these two varieties can last as long as your self-control. Solid Milk Chocolate is molded to resemble a beautiful rose, then wrapped in shiny red foil to complete the look. And these 3-D Lollipops are exquisitely crafted into the shape of everyone’s favorite romantic flowers – it’s all the thrill without the thorns!

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As always, no Valentine’s Day is complete without a few Cupid-approved staples. Tell your sweetheart that you care with Sweethearts conversation hearts! Or let your Valentine know they have your heart by sending them some yummy Jelly Pectin Candy or deliciously refreshing Junior Mints, both festively festooned in the shape of the season. For a sure-fire way to keep yourself out of the doghouse, express your puppy love with this cute Chocolate Puppy Valentine. The opportunities for sweet celebration are endless!


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Super Supplies for the Big Bowl Game!



This year, the second largest day for food consumption in America (right behind Thanksgiving) will happen to fall on Sunday, February 2nd — but football fans already knew that! If you’re planning a super party and stocking up on Bowl supplies, don’t leave your hungry fans… well, hungry. Fill them up with fun, football-themed treats, turn on the television, and get to guzzling!

You know what the real problem with footballs is? Air. They’re positively full of it! But you can solve the issue of leather-bound emptiness quite simply and sweetly with one of our versions! For example, this large football looks like a pigskin, but once you peel off that authentic-looking wrapper, you’ll be greeted by a fantastic chocolate interior! Or how about these Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Footballs? Chocolate on the outside with a creamy, peanut butter surprise at the center! Or go ahead and create your own fun by filling this Football Piñata with the sweets of your choice!

Need some super party amenities for the Big Game? When a regular candy bowl won’t do… why not turn to this 26-Pound Party Gummy Bear? Equipped with a perfectly concave belly (uniquely suited to hold any treats of your choice) this big red gummy bear makes a fine party guest and also doubles as a snack once he’s been emptied of his candy-licious filling! And these Football Suckers make the perfect edible embellishments for any buffet table, from tailgates to TV rooms!

 Check out the rest of our Sports Candy for more ideas!

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The Perfect Winter Bridal Shower Buffet

Tonya Coleman, party-planner extraordinaire, has created yet another decorative masterpiece (incorporating classy white candies from the one and only, of course)! Perfect for bridal showers, winter parties, or white-themed events, this buffet integrates soft fabrics, flowers, crystals, and glitter so you can feel as though you’re celebrating surrounded by a wonderland of snow.

Constructing a single-color buffet can feel a little overwhelming, but if you mix in a bunch of different textures (and some shimmery silver platters and crystal clear glass for holding your sweets), the whole thing will come together to create a gorgeous display with visual impact like no other! Check out her article for more details and be sure to visit her website and Facebook page for all sorts of fun party planning ideas!







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It’s Not Too Late for Last Minute Holiday Favorites!



Uh oh. Christmas is less than a week and a half away, and you’ve still got dozens of wish lists to fulfill… what’s a gift giver to do?!

Well, we’ve got great news — if you act fast, you can still receive your orders by Christmas! We’ve got some sweet suggestions to help inspire ideas. From unique candy treats to stocking stuffers, it’s not too late to order delicious presents and last-minute gifts! Just remember to abide by our handy shipping deadlines chart to make sure your orders are delivered in time.

During the holiday season, the taste of peppermint is a must. So get your mint on with some of these fun stocking stuffers! Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch is a seasonal take on the refreshingly minty chocolate — plus this one is augmented by the fantastic crunch of peppermint! Andes Mints also gets in on the fun with a deliciously festive version of the classic.

For an unexpected twist, try Candy Cane Tootsie Pops. Lick ‘em to experience sweet peppermint taste, then  give them a great big bite to encounter the delightful tootsie roll center — definitely a tasteful, taste-full gift, if you ask us!

Or, why not try topping off a gift with a giant plastic candy cane? Gumball lovers will love this Bubble Yum Filled Tubular Cane, while white chocolate enthusiasts will get a kick out of one filled with White Chocolate Peppermint Hershey’s Kisses! And check out Linky Doodles — a fashionable new way to decorate a mantel, Christmas tree, or even a gift box… these are candy canes you can hang in a chain!

 Check out our gift selection for more ideas!


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Spice Things Up With a Holiday Beverage Buffet!

BLOG beverage buffetYou enjoy candy bars. You appreciate drink bars. But have you ever witnessed a mash-up of the two in the most fantastical of holiday-themed displays? This season, we’d like to introduce to you the party idea to end all parties (or, you know, start them) — the Beverage Buffet Station! From martinis to margaritas, hot chocolate to champagne, read on for recipes to help you create scrumptious candy-bedecked cocktails (and nonalcoholic versions, as well)! Plus, check out our photo gallery for more images.


Peppermint Coffee and Cream (or Hot Chocolate!)

Warm up those winter months with a delicious hot chocolate or spiked warm beverage (remember to pick liqueurs that pair nicely with the taste of peppermint for this one)! First, pour a pile of crushed peppermint pieces into a bowl or plate large enough to fit the rim of your glass. Dip the top of your glass into water or a bit of simple syrup (for a stickier alternative), then submerge the top into the crushed peppermint. Now you’ve got a mint-tastic rim! Pour the beverages of your choice into the cup (we like to use hot chocolate. For an alcoholic version, try adding a dash of Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlúa, or Peppermint Schnapps!). Finally, top it all off with a peppermint stick for mixing and a candy garnish curl for the finishing touch!

The Sweetest ‘Rita

Pour colorful candy sprinkles into a glass bowl or pile them onto a plate large enough to account for the size of the glass’s rim. Dip the top of your glass into water or a bit of simple syrup (for a stickier alternative), then gently twirl the rim through the pile of sprinkles (we like festive reds and greens!) until it is evenly coated in colorful sugars. Next, pour a hearty serving of the fruity drink of your choice, whether it be a mixed margarita or more kiddie-friendly punch. To complete the ensemble, make a small slice in a Fruit Candy Jell of your choice, then fit it nicely onto the glass’s rim. Add a colorful Rock Candy Swizzle Stick for an extra delicious presentation!

The Candied Martini

If you like the taste of sugar (and let’s be real, who doesn’t?) why not nix the olive juice and accentuate your martini with something sweet instead! Real olives look nice, but they’re not going to provide the flavor we want. Get adventurous with these Pimento Olive Chocolate Covered Almonds. They look the part, but don’t fall for their facade — one bite will prove that these guys are actually rich almonds covered in sweet white chocolate! For an extra touch of class, be sure to finish off the masterpiece with a colorful garnish… a Fruit Candy Jell Slice!

Crystal Champagne (and Cider!)

Here’s a super sweet and simple way to add extra sophistication to an elegant drink! Drop a couple of these sugar-free Diamond Candy Gems into a champagne glass, and then pour in the bubbly of your choice! (Apple cider works for a fun, alcohol-free take on this sweet presentation.) Cheers!

Candy Shots

For the simplest way to get festive with your drinks, try a couple of these Peppermint Shot Glasses on for size! Pour any liquor of your choice into one of these delights… drink it fast, and chase the shot with a bite of your glass! It’s made entirely of sweet peppermint hard candy, after all.

Remember, nothing says “Happy holidays” like a good beverage and sweet, sweet candy, so get creative! For inspiration, here are the products we used in designing our own drink station. Enjoy!

Candy Fruit Jell Slices – Lime: 5LB Box

Candy Fruit Jell Slices – Peach: 5LB Box

Candy Fruit Jell Slices – Lemon Lime: 5LB Box

Peppermint Bark Shortbread Candy: 5LB Bag

Old Fashioned Hard Candy Sticks – Peppermint: 80-Piece Box

Peppermint Candy Garnish Curls: 6-Piece Set

Christmas Assortment Rock Candy Sticks: 36-Piece Tub

Peppermint Candy Shot Glasses: 12-Piece Display

Diamond Candy Gems – Green: 40-Piece Package

Pimento Olives Chocolate Covered Almonds Candy: 5LB Bag

Red and Green Haribo Gummi Bears Candy: 5LB Bag

Crushed Candy Canes Peppermint Chips: 5.8-Ounce Shaker

Holiday Nonpareils: 3-Ounce Bottle

Snowflake Sprinkle Mix: 2.5-Ounce Bottle

Candy Cane Sprinkles: 3.7-Ounce Bottle

Red Colored Sugar: 3.25-Ounce Bottle

Crushed Peppermint Candy Bits: 5LB Bag

Dark Green Colored Sugar: 3.25-Ounce Bottle

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Celebrate Your Sweetest New Year Yet!

NYE blogDid you know that up until 1751, Colonial America was still observing the new year on March 25th? Intriguing as that is, we still prefer to celebrate it in January: There’s something so quintessentially winter-esque about the New Year, right down to the sparkly decorations we like to use, reminiscent of clear winter nights and fresh snow! This year, accessorize the holiday right with a dessert buffet full of glitter, champagne, and (of course) candy! Read below to see how we fashioned ours and learn how to create your very own!


Start off by classing up your display with shiny adornments — these Glitter Sequin Ball Sprays in Gold, Black, and Champagne turn any celebration into an elegant affair. And this New Year’s Ball Piñata will fill the vertical space above a buffet table with shimmery grace! Spruce up the surroundings with a bit of fluff in the form of paper pom poms! Unfurl a few White and Black Poms and hang them from the ceilings to create a dashing and original design.

It’s always best to usher in the New Year with fancy sweets! These White and Dark Chocolate Tuxedo Cups make the perfect vessel for holding a dollop of mousse or whipped cream. And Champagne Bubbles Candy is a perfectly sophisticated, non-alcoholic delicacy certain to set the mood for celebration! Feel free to throw in some Black & White Gummy Penguins for a touch of whimsy.

Why not make your fête into a masquerade? Use these Candy Mask Lollipops as an elegant and tasty way to spruce up a buffet table (or hold them to mask your eyes like a sweet version of the real thing!). Include some shimmery candies to round out the display in festive colors. We really like these Silver Metallic Foiled Hard Candies, Pearlescent White Gumballs, and Gold Foiled Almonds.

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks make fantastic additions to any drink that could use a spot of sweetness. Swirl them into a coffee to help you stay up and celebrate, or use them to mix up a champagne cocktail!

Remember, ‘tis the season to get a little buzz going with these Anthon Berg Chocolate Liquor Bottles. Way tastier than shots, they also look fantastic as table décor! And we hear champagne pairs quite well with chocolate, so when it’s time to break open the bubbly, go ahead and unwrap a life-size chocolate version of the bottle as well!

Allow your guests to sample and take home gift packs in class Black Polka Dot Candy Bags. Check out our New Year’s Eve Candy Buffet Photos for more images of our snazzy table arrangement!

See the full list of items we used below. And explore the rest of our New Year’s Eve Selection here!

Happy New Year Ball Piñata

Black Tissue Paper Pom Pom – 14 Inch

White Tissue Paper Pom Pom – 14 Inch

Chipurnoi Glitterati Mentissimo Candy: 1600-Piece Bag

Happy New Year Wrapped Buttermint Creams: 1000-Piece Case

Glitter Sequin Ball Spray – Black: 22 Inch

Glitter Sequin Ball Spray – Champagne: 22 Inch

Glitter Sequin Ball Spray – Gold: 22 Inch

Masquerade Mask Lollipops: 12-Piece Bag

White and Dark Chocolate Tuxedo Cups: 6-Piece Box

Black & White Peppermint Hard Candy Sticks: 100-Piece Box

Black & White Gummy Penguins: 2LB Bag

Foiled Chocolate Champagne Bottle Gift Box

Rock Candy Crystal Sticks – Black: 120-Piece Case

Anthon Berg Chocolate Liquor Bottles: 64-Piece Box

Metallic Foiled Hard Candy – Gold: 5LB Bag

Metallic Foiled Hard Candy – Silver: 5LB Bag

Champagne Bubbles Candy: 10LB Case

Pearlescent White 1-Inch Gumballs: 850-Piece Case

Rolo Candy: 19.75-Ounce Bag

Gold Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls: 5LB Bag

Gold Foil Wrapped Jordan Almonds Candy: 9-Ounce Bag

Black Polka Dot Candy Bags: 25-Piece Pack

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Sweet Christmas Candy Magic!

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Wintertime: Whether or not the snow is falling, decorations are still starting to appear. Every house on the block seems to have already adorned their lawns and hallways with yet another Santa statue, reindeer light piece, or nativity scene, but why join the masses? This year, make your table displays stand out with sweet candy accoutrements instead! We designed this stylish seasonal candy buffet to kick off the holidays right. Read below to learn how to build one of your very own!

We like to begin by setting the stage with festive items. These Red Candy Dangle Ornaments in swirl, peppermint, and multilevel designs will fill out the vertical space above a buffet with splendor! And why rely upon average old candy bowls when you can use seasonal Snowman Candy Jars (in small and large) instead? Try tucking a few red and green Glitter Sequin Ball Sprays into a vase or laying them across the table to add some sparkly flair to any display.

Of course candy canes are a holiday staple! We really love this ornate gift box, since these handcrafted canes make a great present for loved ones (or yourself!). For the more adventurous candy cane lovers, check out these red and white striped Mini Licorice Sticks… they may look like the real thing, but unlike the original, these guys are chewy and strawberry-flavored! We also adore these Christmas Light Bulb Lollipops, which not only look like adorable, edible versions of your favorite tree decorations — they also glow like them, too!

What is the essence of a true Christmas display? Why red, green, and white candies of course! Tri-colored treats will round out the rest of the buffet nicely, so remember to include some Christmas Chocolate Nonpareils and Metallic Foiled Hard Candies in red and green. Fruity Hard Candy Spheres make for striped Christmas perfection, and a bowl full of Hershey’s Kisses in the hues of the season is a Santa-approved favorite for the holiday! (Speaking of which, always remember to throw in a few Foiled Chocolate Pops and Mini Crisp Kringles in the spitting image of the jolly man himself!)

See our entire list of items below. And for more ideas, check out the rest of our Christmas Selection! Best of luck with your decorations, and have a holly, jolly Christmas!

Foiled Milk Chocolate Santa Pops: 18-Piece Box

Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane Chocolates Filled Tubular Candy Cane

Red & White Thin Peppermint Ribbon Candy: 4-Ounce Box

Red and Green Haribo Gummi Bears Candy: 5LB Bag

Spearmint Jelly Leaves Candy: 5LB Bag

Christmas Red & Green Chocolate Nonpareils: 5LB Bag

Mini Candy Cane Licorice Sticks: 2KG Bag

Foiled Mini Chocolate Santas Candy: 4LB Bag

Foiled Mini Chocolate Crisp Kringles Candy: 4LB Bag

Metallic Foiled Hard Candy – Red: 5LB Bag

Metallic Foiled Hard Candy – Green: 5LB Bag

Christmas Light Bulb Lollipops: 12-Piece Display

Jordan Almonds – Vibrant Green: 5LB Bag

M&M’s Minis Candy Filled Christmas Figurines: 12-Piece Display

Old Fashioned Hard Candy Sticks – Peppermint: 80-Piece Box

Christmas Mini Hard Candy Balls: 5LB Bag

Smiling Santas Milk Chocolate Candy Mix: 6LB Bag

Christmas Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Candy: 200-Piece Bag

Christmas Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls: 5LB Bag

Christmas Taffy Candy Assortment: 3LB Bag

Whimsical Gingerbread House

Santa Claus Giant PEZ Candy Dispenser

Red Peppermint Swirl Candy Ornament: 37 Inch

Red Candy Dangle Ornament – 20 Inch

Red Peppermint Candy Ornament: 37 Inch

Glitter Sequin Ball Spray – Lime Green: 22 Inch

Glitter Sequin Ball Spray – Red: 22 Inch

Red Polka Dot Candy Bags: 25-Piece Pack

Red Plastic 4-Ounce Candy Scoop

Large Snowman Candy Jar

Small Snowman Candy Jar

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