Friday, May 27, 2011

Fun with Food Friday!

Holiday weekends are meant for barbecue!

Caramel-Nut Lime Chicken


* 6-10 pieces Squirrel Nut Zippers
* 6 tablespoons soy sauce
*5 tablespoons Lime Juice
*4-5 boneless chicken breasts


Place Squirrel Nut Zippers in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave 10-20 seconds until candy is softened. Spray a medium sized skillet with a non-stick cooking spray, turn on medium flame. Heat candy, soy sauce, and lime juice stirring constantly until candy is dissolved and sauce has a honey like consistency.
Put in bowl and allow to cool to room temperature.
Place chicken in container and cover with glaze. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally. If using a gas grill light flame on only one side. If using charcoal, light charcoal only on one side. Place chicken on non heated side and cook 25-10 minutes until done.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In our warehouse...

In the last month we have seen the return of long lost favorites and the appearance of new (to us) items! Here's a look at what's on our shelves!

It's back! Classic Caramel's Black Cow® Candy. The original Black Cow® was a Slo Poke® caramel dipped into a compound chocolate. The retro candy Black Cow chocolate-caramel candy has returned after a 25-year absence. This new version is a firmer, full-flavored caramel with real chocolate in the candy piece itself. 24 - 1.5oz candy bars

Sugar free Black or Red Licorice Vines from Red Vines. Sweetened with Maltitol. 5oz bag.
Patriotic USA Tootsie Pops in a 5 pound bag, perfect for 4th of July parties!! Each 5 pound bag has an assortment of red (Cherry), white (Strawberry Vanilla) and blue (Blue Raspberry) wrappers covering the ever so famous Tootsie Pop.

Just Married Candy Rolls can serve as a dual purpose! These Wedding Candy Rolls can be used as decorations on tables, used as favors or they can even be used in a wedding candy buffet. Each candy piece says just married inside of a heart.

25 candy rolls per pound. 2 1/4" long and 3/4" in diameter.

Individually flavored gummi bears from Albanese Confectionary.
Now you can have your favorite flavor of gummi bears in bulk!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Morning FLASHBACK!!

Candy Buttons!

Often referred to as paper candy due to the bits of wax paper often eaten along with the sugar sweet dots, candy buttons have been manufactured by Necco since 1980. There are 3 flavors Cherry, which is pink, Lemon, which is yellow, and Lime, which is blue. These candy favorites were most commonly found on ice cream trucks and in soda pop shoppes. They are now sold online at either individually or in 24 count boxes. There are 56 calories and 14 carbs in one strip.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Isn't it funny how and certain smell or taste can bring back a memory? The other day my sweet coworker brought me a Fun Dip packet. From the first bite, memories came flooding back. Of sleepovers with my elementary school best friend (we pretended to be sisters lol), of the ice cream man outside my house during the summer, of fighting with my brother over the last sugary stick. Those were the days 'eh? I guess that's all life is, a series of memories. Some good, some bad. In the end its those moments that shape us into who we are. Next time you find yourself opening a long forgotten wrapper, take a minute to savor not only the sugary sweetness, but the memories they invoke.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Looking to the sweeter side...

Lately it seems on every social networking site, all you see is negativity. Phrases like FML and FAIL are more commonly used than LOL and OMG. Which leaves me to deduct that more people are crying than laughing over the proverbial spilled milk in their lives. We at Candy Crate, make our living promoting the sweet life. We encourage patrons to see the sweetness in their day to day life. With that said, we issue this challenge: Whenever you catch yourself posting FML status update, change it to a MSL (My Sweet Life) one. Got a flat tire on the way to work? Instead of saying "Late for work because I got a flat tire FML," post "Got to have a little 'me' time this morning on the side of the road, MSL." You'll be amazed at how far a little positivity goes!

Have a sweet day!