Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For my PEEPS ;)

            For most of us, Marshmallow Peeps have been a holiday staple our entire lives. We don't recall an Easter basket without the sugary confection. The history of the marshmallow goes back much farther than that. The marsh-mallow plant emerged as a sweet treat in ancient Egypt when mixed with honey to create one of the earliest candies. In the Nineteenth century doctors used the plant as a medicine for sick children. By mixing juice extracted from marsh-mallow plant roots with egg whites and sugar a foamy substance was created. Once hardened this was used to soothe sore throats. Unfortunately, modern techniques eliminated the need for the original plant roots, also stripping the mallows of any healing properties.
          It actually wasn't until 1953 that Just Born purchased the Rodda candy company. Rodda hand crafted marshmallow chicks, which Bob Born quickly fell in love with. It was only a year after taking over the original company that Bob acquired a machine to mass produce his 'Peeps.' The traditional chick was solely created until 1960 when Just Born began introducing other seasonally shaped marshmallow into the Peep family. Today Just Born reigns supreme as the largest marshmallow candy manufacturer in the world!

Information source: http://inventors.about.com/od/foodrelatedinventions/a/marshmallows_2.htm

Monday, February 14, 2011

Touring the 'Crate!

This week we are doing a tour for a local pre-school. What kinds of things would you expect to see on a tour of a Candy Warehouse?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's better than Retro Candy?

Not much really, but Retro Candy Commercials are pretty amazing. Here are some that bring back favorite childhood memories for me!




What are some of your favorites?

***Find all these candies and more at http://www.candycrate.com/

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Heart shaped candy.

What is it about the heart shape that makes candy taste so much better? From Sweetarts, to Gobstoppers, to Peeps, to Reese's peanut butter cups...can't get over the Valentine's Day candies!
What are you getting your sweetie this year?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Where do they go?

Do you ever wonder what happened to your favorite childhood candies? Many of them, such as Candy Cigarettes, Abba Zabba, U-NO, Licorice Pipes, Bonomo's, and Bit O Honey are still manufactured and sold online at CandyCrate.com. Others have been discontinued. Even classic holiday staples such as Bob's Big Jim's (discontinued December 2010) are not safe from termination.
What causes a manufacturer to discontinue a product? A majority of the time candy companies aren't informed of the reasoning behind losing their favorite product, only that they will no longer be able to order it. Just know that we are just as sad as you are to see our favorites disappear!
The Harry Potter line from Palmer's has been discontinued as of this year, we do still have a few of the Chocolate Frogs in stock: http://www.candycrate.com/harry-potter-chocolate-frog.html, but once they have sold out we will be unable to order more. Also recently discontinued but still in stock are the Kits Original Taffy Chews, we still have a few 144ct tubs: http://www.candycrate.com/kiortach14.html.
What favorite items have you been unable to find locally?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Helping you make your Superbowl XLV Party a success!

Every Superbowl party is essentially the same. You've got your typical football watching foods (pizza, hot wings, chips and dip) and beer/soda. Not that we don't love some yummy pizza and wings, but we at Candy Crate think candy is the perfect addition to any event!
From black and yellow candy (if you're rooting for the Steelers), yellow and green (for the Packers), to chocolate footballs Candy Crate has everything you need to make this Superbowl a success.

For a Steelers Buffet visit:
Our Black Candy page: http://www.candycrate.com/blackwhitecndy.html
Our Yellow Candy Page: http://www.candycrate.com/yellow-candy.html

For a Packers Buffet visit:
Our Yellow Candy Page: http://www.candycrate.com/yellow-candy.html
Our Green Candy Page: http://www.candycrate.com/green-candy.html

For the adorable (and delicious) Chocolate Footballs: http://www.candycrate.com/chocolatefootballbulkcandy.html

10% off your order with the coupon code 'candies!'

Our Retro Buffet from our 2009 Mixer :)