Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New to our Warehouse! :)

Over the past few weeks we have received several new items to our warehouse.
Check it out!!

Cinnamon Cube Pops
At $47.79 for 100 pops you're looking at only $0.47 per pop!

Choco-Starlight Mints
This old time favorite comes in a 5 pound bag for $19.88.
Approximately 450 pieces

Key Lime Disks

5lbs for $19.88
Approximately 450 pieces

Gummy Green Army Guys

5lbs for $20.99

To see all our other new items visit: http://www.candycrate.com/new-arrivals.html.

As always coupon code 'candies' takes off 10% :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nostalgic Adams Gum

The manufacturer of the famous nostalgic gums, Thomas Adams, is commonly regarded as the founder of bubble gum. Originally creating Chiclets, he then went on to experiment with various flavors. Finally, in 1884 he found a flavoring that worked and thus Black Jack, black licorice flavored gum was born. Not only was this the first flavored gum issued in America, it was also the first offered in stick form. Initially, gum was sold in uneven lumps, Adams had an idea that this stick would ensure a more even and long lasting flavor.

Due to the active ingredient pepsin powder, Beemans gum was first marketed as a digestive aid. Created by Dr. Edward Beeman this gum has been manufactured since 1898. Newest to the trio is the Clove gum manufactured in 1914. Flavored with natural clove spices this item is both unique and memorable.

One of the most interesting facts about these gum has nothing to do with taste or texture. These items are manufactured only every three years. Now in honor of Cadbury Adams138th anniversary they have been released again! Get yours before they sell out, three years is a long time to wait!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Break it! Freeze it! Crack it! Smack it! Bite it!

During our tour last week, we noticed a heightened interest in the Dosher's Famous French Chew Taffy. So much so, that we were inspired to find out a little more about this old time favorite. The French Chew Taffy comes in four flavors, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, or Banana.

Created in 1902, this chewy sweet taffy is not actually taffy at all! Because it is whipped and not pulled like traditional taffy it is actually considered a nougat. Originally this item was sold by the pound in broken up chunks. Eventually, Dosher's graduated to hand cut bars and finally to a machine that pre-cuts the gooey nougat.
There are many ways to eat a French Chew, according to the wrapper you can break, freeze, crack, smack, or bite it. Our favorites include freezing it and microwaving it for about 10 seconds. 

Information can be found in Candy:The Sweet History by Beth Kimmerle

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fun with food Friday!

S'More delicious ideas for S'mores!

Looking for a new spin on a summer time favorite?

 Branch out from traditional Hershey's, try some other chocolate favorites!

Marshmallows and Graham crackers

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
 Those marshmallows are a bit too large, started cutting them in half at this point! :)


 Curly Wurly

Original Nestle Chocolate Bar

Kit Kat

Have other ideas? Tried something different? Share your favorite summer recipes with us!

Have a sweet weekend!