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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!