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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New Year’s Resolution – Eat More Candy

It’s that time of year again where we all come up with those ever-elusive New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthy and dieting are common resolutions and ones we fully support! However, treating yourself with a few pieces of candy every now and then does not make you a failure. Denying ourselves those small pleasures can actually lead to greater failures down the road. Satisfying a craving with a small piece of candy can keep you from a bigger slip up that can mentally derail your diet and self-esteem when in actuality you’re doing just fine.  So, here are some of our favorite small candies you can keep around to quickly curb those cravings without losing sight of your long term goals.

Tootsie Rolls are a small sweet treat that deliver a tasty chocolate and caramel-like burst of flavor that’s chewy and fun to eat. Grab one or two for a guilt-free treat whenever you want or use them as a motivational tool to help you push through a workout or hard day. Keeping our Tootsie Roll jar nearby will allow you to grab a quick bite-sized treat without packing on too many calories and the taffy-like texture gives your jaw a healthy workout! Don’t forget to check out our other TootsieRoll products like Frooties, Sugar Daddies, and more!

LifeSavers hard candy comes in 5 delicious fruity flavors including cherry, raspberry, watermelon, orange, and pineapple. LifeSavers are long-lasting candies you can use to treat yourself to a delicious fruity candy that leaves a sweet, fruity taste in your mouth. Enjoying a few LifeSavers is another guilt-free way to get a sugar boost that won’t spike your calorie count. We carry LifeSavers Pep-O-Mint and Wint-O-Green flavors, as well.

Don’t forget that we also carry delicious Clif bars that taste great and are packed full of protein. Clif bars make a great snack for before workouts or in between meals when those midday cravings start to creep in. Our flavors include chocolate brownie, chocolate chip, chocolate peanut crunch, crunchy peanut butter, and white chocolate macadamia.

So, this one’s for hitting those big milestones! If you have a particularly hefty goal you want to accomplish, use our theater-size candy as your motivation! From Sour Patch Kids and Lemonheads to Whoppers and M&Ms, we’re sure to have your favorite candies in sizes that are bound to satisfy your biggest cravings and celebrate your goal-crushing successes. 

These are just a few of the candies you can use in the New Year to help keep you focused and motivated. What are your favorite sweet treats and not-so-guilty pleasures? Share your stories in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Candy: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Christmas is right around the corner and the time to stock up on candy is right now! Candy from The Wholesale Candy Shop is the perfect choice for Christmas presents and stocking stuffers for all ages. Whether you’re dropping tootsie rolls into stockings for the kids or wrapping a box of king size candy bars for grandpa, we’ve got you covered! So, let’s look at some of our favorite candies for Christmas, Hanukkah, and whichever winter holidays your family celebrates.

Reese’s & Kit Kat Party Bag
Buying party bags like our individually wrapped Reese’sand Kit Kat minis is a great way to fill up all your stockings at once without breaking the bank! This 40 Oz bag of assorted chocolate candies is great for filling up candy bowls for snacking or for making decorative candy recipes at home, as well.

Hershey’s Variety Pack Candy Bars

Our Hershey’svariety pack comes with 30 full-size candy bars including Kit Kats, Reese’s Cups, Hershey milk chocolate bars, and other delicious favorites. While many purchase our Hershey’s Variety Pack for fundraising, it makes for a perfect gift your loved ones won’t see coming!

Theater Candy

We have an amazing selection of theatercandy you can take advantage of to cover all of your holiday shopping needs. Big boxes of candy are the best way to show your loved ones just how important and special they are to you and we have all the best full sizes theater candies by the case at wholesale prices. From Sour Patch Kids to Milk Duds, Raisinets to Swedish Fish, we have all your favorite candies for sale in bulk for less.

When it comes to exciting holiday gifts, no one sees a box of their favorite candy bars coming! That’s what makes giving the gift of candy so fun. Candy can be enjoyed immediately (no batteries required), shared with all your loved ones, and candy is the one gift you can buy every year without ever hearing a single complaint! Candy never goes out of style and perfectly fits every occasion. So order our wholesale candy now to make sure your holidays are filled with love, laughter, and chocolaty goodness!

What are your favorite candies for the holidays? Share your stories in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to Get Scary Good Last-Minute Deals on Halloween Candy

With just a couple weeks left to go until the sweetest, spookiest night of the year, it’s definitely time to stock up on candy! Curious how to conjure up the best Halloween candy without breaking the bank? Keep reading to find out how to score bewitching Halloween candy deals!

Buy Halloween Candy Wholesale to Save Big

Everyone wants to be the cool mom or dad who gives out handfuls of name brand candy - or even full-size chocolate bars - to all the little trick-or-treaters on their street. Who has that kind of money, though? Aren’t those things that only Willy Wonka himself could swing?

Worry not, Candy Meister. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot to get a big bang for your buck. Whether you’re looking for hard candies or melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, buying candy at wholesale prices can be a life saver.

It’s no secret that savvy shoppers buy in bulk to save a lot of money. You might think you need to join some super-secret candy club to take advantage of these good deals. But you don’t have to shell out for a store membership to save on Halloween candy. As you might have guessed, the Wholesale Candy Shop makes it oh-so-easy for vampires and werewolves to sink their fangs into Halloween favorites like Tootsie Pops and Blow Pops.

Don’t Let Seasonal Packaging Come Back to Haunt You

After the November 1st sugar hangover wears off, it seems like no one wants to look at candy again until Thanksgiving. Even though the candy is still perfectly scrumptious weeks after the cobwebs have been dusted off, images of ghosts and ghouls can make it harder to reuse the leftover candy at social events during Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. And there always seems to be enough candy left over to fill at least one plastic jack-o-lantern.

When you buy retail Halloween candy to pass out to the goblins and goonies, the packaging is branded for Halloween. You know what we’re talking about: bright orange wrappers, silhouettes of haunted houses, monsters and zombies on once-colorful candy packages. We always say not to judge candy by its wrapper, but let’s face it - seeing Halloween packaging in November and December is a little unsettling. Plus, producing all of that custom packaging for a holiday costs money, and it’s reflected in the price you would pay to buy it at a store.

In addition to saving money, wholesale Halloween candy comes in evergreen, instantly-recognizable packaging. No one at the Thanksgiving table or annual Christmas get-together will suspect that the candy-coated goodies you brought were left over from Halloween.

Have you ever bought Halloween candy in bulk? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How to Use Leftover Halloween Candy in Thanksgiving Desserts

There’s no such thing as too much candy...unless you’re staring at a mountain of Halloween candy on November 1st right as you start making plans to get your house in order for the holidays! If your own kids didn’t gobble up all of their Halloween candy, or you purchased jumbo-size bags of candy for all the trick-or-treaters that never showed up at your door, not knowing what to do with uneaten Halloween candy can be frustrating. Fortunately, you won’t have to let all that candy go to waste. Read on to find some clever uses for leftover Halloween candy at Thanksgiving!

Ice Cream Toppings

After the turkey crash, we could all use a little sugar rush to help us gear up for Black Friday shopping. This year, add some color to the kids’ table and put your colorful candies to good use by setting up a make-your-own-sundae bar! You’ll just need vanilla ice cream and cups or bowls full of gummy worms, Smarties, M&Ms or any other bite-size candies you have left over from Halloween. Especially if you want to give your oven a break, or if you live in a warmer climate, a Thanksgiving sundae bar is sure to be a hit (and will help you find a happy home for all of your extra Halloween candy).

Cheesecake Fillings & Crusts

You’ve probably already seen recipes for candy-filled cakes and pies all over Pinterest and your favorite food blogs. And what cheesecake isn’t better when you mix chocolate or candy to the filling for a little variety and texture? Small chocolates like M&Ms or fruit-flavored candies like Skittles are easy to mix in, bringing in their own unique flavors and textures. Reese’s Pieces also provide a satisfying crunch and add a salty, peanutty flair to creamy cheesecake. Skip the crust entirely and roll the filling ingredients in small candy pieces or crushed cookies if you want to make a candy-covered cheesecake ball.

Filling isn’t the only part of a cheesecake that’s fun to get creative with. You can also crush up pretzels or graham crackers and mix them with melted Snickers bars for a one-of-a-kind cheesecake crust.

Candy Bowl in the Entryway

Individually-wrapped candies like Starlight mints and LifeSavers are perfect for the community candy bowl at the office. At home, you can set out a bowl of unwrapped candy for decoration or for family to enjoy.

Make Candy-Covered Popcorn Balls

If you’ve never made popcorn balls with your family before, just know that it’s sort of like making Rice Krispie treats, but with salty popcorn to balance out the sugary sweetness of the candy and marshmallows. Crunchy, colorful candies like M&M’s will work best, but you can get creative with any bite-size confections you have on-hand.

Send Guests Home With Treat Bags

Who doesn’t love going home from Thanksgiving dinner at mom and dad’s house with a to-go plate full of turkey and stuffing? This year, bring your leftover Halloween candy in gift-size bags to send your friends and family off with a sweet treat for the road.

Do you unload your leftover Halloween candy at Thanksgiving? Let us know how in the comments!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hauntingly Creative Uses for Halloween Candy

Halloween is truly made for candy lovers, but it’s not just trick-or-treaters that get in on the goodies. If you’re hosting or attending a Halloween shindig this year and want to impress, check out our easy and delicious spooky Halloween candy treats!

Apple Peanut Butter Monster Faces with Crunchy M&M Eyeballs

These last-minute treats strike the right balance between a healthy after-school snack and a candy-coated indulgence. Use an apple slicer to make the apple wedges that form the base of the monster mouth. Next, spread a little bit of peanut butter on the apple skin. Just a little bit will do - the monster’s teeth will show better if you can see his lips! You can use jellybeans for the teeth, and an M&M on top of a marshmallow to make the eye. Have fun with the colors so you can create a red-eyed monster with green teeth, a brown-eyed monster with yellow teeth or any color combo you can think of! Cookie butter makes a gooey, fall-flavored alternative if there’s a guest in the haunted house who can’t have nuts.

You will need:
·       M&M’s
·       Apples of any flavor
·       Peanut butter (or cookie butter if going nut-free)
·       Marshmallows
·       Jellybeans

Worms In Dirt With Rice Krispie Headstones

Worms in dirt is a versatile Halloween favorite. You can make any base you want - pudding, flavored gelatin, chocolate cake - and serve it in cups or make a haunted tableau inside of a cake pan. Crush up lots of Oreos in a plastic bag with a rolling pin to make the top soil. Then, Rice Krispie treats covered in fondant or molding chocolate make perfect headstones. Squish, roll and form the Rice Krispie treats into different shaped headstones for a spooky graveyard feel. Drape them in fondant or cover in molding chocolate to complete the look. Spooky greys and black work great! Finally, cover your sweet and spooky scene with gummy worms or sour worms.

You will need:
·       Gummy Worms
·       Oreos
·       Cake, pudding or flavored gelatin
·       Rice Krispie treats
·       Fondant or molding chocolate

Candy Trifle

Maybe this last one is best for those couple of weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving when you’re trying to make leftover Halloween candy disappear. Really, a layered candy trifle is appropriate for any time of year. This one is super simple: layer cubes of cake, whipped cream and candy in one big dish or in individual cups and dig in!

You will need:
·       Any leftover Halloween candy crushed or cut into bite-size pieces (or pick candies around a central theme like chocolate or fruit)
·       Any flavor of cake, cut into bite-size cubes
·       Whipped cream
·       Sprinkles or other fixins

The Wholesale Candy Shop has freaky good deals on Halloween candy for making scary and silly treats for all the little boils and ghouls. Shop our secure store all year or stock up on trick or treat candy a little early!

Summer Blockbuster Movie Theater Candy

Summer is made for candy. Whether you’re buying for a movie theater, selling candy for a summer fundraiser while school is out or just want to keep boxes of candy at home (your secret’s safe with us), The Wholesale Candy Shop has you covered. These movie theater candy brands are sure to be a smash this summer!

Wonka Candy in Bulk

You don’t have to be Violet Beauregarde or Veruca Salt to go crazy over Wonka candy. Colorful Gobstoppers (classic or chewy), fruit-shaped Runts and impossibly tiny Nerds are movie theater bestsellers. Laffy Taffy’s many flavors are just as bright and summery as the boxes they come in. These bright, fun to share candies pair well with family movies and peals of laughter. Next time you’re planning a family movie night, you could take them on a candy-eating Spree (see what we did there?).

Shareable Chocolate Treats

Fun Fact: Chocolate can’t melt in your hand if you eat it fast! Junior Mints offer a crisp, cooling burst of mint nestled in a shell of soft, sweet chocolate. For a crunchier chocolate treat that also has the added benefit of a cool refresher, you can’t go wrong with pouring M&M’s all over a bowl of ice cream. M&M’s also go great in cookies, blondies and other baked goodies for summer cookouts. Speaking of cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are the perfect treat for your next girls’ night in. Enjoy all the sweet, gooey goodness of cookie dough without worrying about raw egg. The malted flavor of Sixlets is a childhood classic.

Sour Power

If you’ve never had a contest to see which of your kids (or your friends) can eat the most sour candy, you’re in for a hilarious challenge. Many people pucker up every time the name “Lemonheads” is even mentioned! Atomically flavor-packed Sour Warheads are sure to get a big reaction out of even the most seasoned sour candy connoisseur. And we’d be just plain silly not to include Sour Patch Kids in the mix. For an exciting twist on another popular summer family challenge, why not participate in a watermelon contest using Sour Patch Watermelon candy?

Gummy & Fruity

What could be better on a hot summer day than a juicy burst of fruit-flavored candy? The tropical flavors of Starburst and Dots give you a dose of an island vacation whether you’re cooling off in a movie theater or hanging out by the pool. Summer throwback Swedish Fish are available in assorted flavors. It’s a little-known fact that Twizzlers make great straws. Give it a try next time you’re at the movies this summer!

What are your favorite movie theater candies? Share your stories in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!

Friday, May 1, 2015

How to Have Some Fun on May Day – and the Candy That Will Get You There

may day gift basket
Once a childhood staple, May Day is now one of the country’s most underrated holidays. We think that’s a shame; it’s the only holiday that allows you to get outdoors and brighten up your friends’ or neighbors’ days with surprise flowers, candy, or other tokens of appreciation! We’re here to help you embrace the holiday again with a few suggestions about celebrating May Day at any age.

Pick Some Wildflowers 

The best way to prep for May Day is to get outdoors and soak in the weather. Incidentally, this is a great excuse for a day trip if you have some time on your side! From Texas bluebells to East Coast mountain laurel, the odds are good that no matter where you’re located, you have some beautiful botany available. Is Spring arriving a little late for you this year, or do you live in a rainy climate like the Pacific Northwest? Get a little creative with your bouquets and substitute berries, ferns, and other lush greenery for the traditional flowers.

Put Together Your May Day Gifts: For Grownups

Pick a few of your friends, coworkers or neighbors and create small gift baskets. These can be as fancy or simple as your time and budget allows, but a few staples that are sure to please include:

  • Fruit or a small jar of homemade jam
  • Freshly-picked flowers; or pick up a few small, pre-potted plants or herbs from your local grocery store and substitute these instead. Fresh mint, basil or thyme – especially when it can continue growing on a kitchen windowsill – is cheap and always appreciated!
  • Fun or attractive candy – we recommend something individually wrapped so you can make the most of a bulk purchase while having a clean and easy way to include the candy. For equal parts beautiful and nostalgic, we love the decorative and delicious appeal of our old-fashioned hard candy sticks. These works of candy art come in an array of fun colors and flavors to match any style.
  • A small gift card – for the coffee fanantic in your life, a $5 gift card to the nearest coffee shop can go a long way in putting a smile on his or her face!

The key here is to be inexpensive and creative. These gifts should be fun and thoughtful, and designed to brighten someone’s day. That means just a little can go a long way.

Put Together Your May Day Gifts: For Children

There is nothing more fun for a child than cruising the neighborhood and leaving small gifts on the neighbors’ doorsteps. Personally, we feel this is an appropriate time to use the “ding dong dash” method of ringing the doorbell and sneaking away! Here are some simple, kid-friendly May Day gifts you can help your children put together:

  • Use dixie cups or generic paper coffee cups instead of baskets to keep it simple. The cups can still be full to the brim with fun items, but it’s an easy and affordable alternative to a gift basket. Kids can grab some markers and decorate the cups, or they can create their own cards to include with the gifts.
  • Add hand-picked flowers and fun found objects like shells or colorful rocks
  • If the recipients are other children, delight them with simple late-Spring fun like a box of chalk, a bag of water balloons, or a bottle of bubbles. Actually, even if the recipients are adults, you can still include these to appeal to the child-at-heart in all of us.
  • For candy options, aim for the bright, fun novelty candy that children naturally gravitate to. Options that are especially popular with kids include Gummi hotdogs, candy necklaces, and Fun Dips.

Pay It Forward

For the short on time, there’s one more tried-and-true May Day option: the Pay It Forward strategy. Buy coffee for the person in line behind you or lunch for the car behind you at the drive-thru. If you have a vending machine in your office, one method we love is to tape an envelope to the vending machine with a couple dollar bills in it. It’s guaranteed to make someone’s day.
Happy May Day, and have fun!