Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Show us your loot!!!

Post a photo to our Facebook wall of your Trick-or-Treat loot to be entered into a drawing for a sweet prize!!

Candy Corn

October 30th, is National Candy Corn Day and Candy Corn is not just for Halloween anymore. Candy makers now produce Brach's Fall Flavors Candy Corn for Autumn,
Reindeer Corn for Christmas, Cupid Corn for Valentine’s Day and on Easter – plastic eggs full of Bunny Corn. As popular as this candy is (more than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year), it barely makes the top ten traditional Halloween candy favorites.
Kids tell us that their favorite treats to receive when trick-or-treating are candy and gum. Eighty-four percent of kids said candy and gum are their favorites
The Top Ten Traditional Halloween Candy includes: 
1)      Lollipops
2)      Tootsie Rolls/Pops
3)      Smarties
4)      Bubble Gum
5)      “Fun Size” Chocolates (with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups the favorite)
6)      Pixy Stix
7)      Sweetarts
8)      Starburst
9)      Caramel Candy
10)  Candy Corn

Monday, October 29, 2012

Better Safe than Sorry

We’ve all heard the unsavory tales when it comes to our children’s trick or trick loot. While it is likely that nothing is amiss inside of that plastic orange jack o lantern filled with treats, it is never a bad thing to err on the side of caution. Based on a poll of our employees we have compiled a list of practical guidelines.
Never allow your children to eat candy while trick or treating. You cannot be sure without the proper lighting that you’ve inspected the candy thoroughly. Once home, dump all candy on table or counter in a well lit area. First discard any unwrapped items. Also, dispose of any items that are unfamiliar or appear homemade. Check the remaining sweets for tears, holes, discoloration or the appearance of anything strange inside the package. Separate the candy deemed edible into two categories, things YOU want to eat and the sweets you’ll let your kids have. Finally, Halloween is a time to enjoy your favorite confectionary treats so stash the candy you’ve decided to keep for yourself and disperse the remainder to your children as you see fit.

Friday, October 26, 2012

All Hallow's Eve!

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 40 million children will venture out into the Autumn night and go trick-or-treating this year. The origin of Halloween goes back to when Celtic groups in areas now known as Ireland, Scotland and Wales celebrated their New Year's Day on November 1st, know then as “All Saints' Day”. The day before this celebration, October 31st, was called "All Hallows' Eve" and signaled the close of the harvest season. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What you asked!

We took a poll of our Customer Service Representatives this week and asked what the two top questions (and answers) were this week. 

Can I place an order in advance and have it held for shipment for a later arrival date?
Absolutely. If you have a special event and need your items to arrive on a specific date, you can always call in your order to us at 1.800.849.0772. Our representatives will do everything possible to meet your needs. 
 How many pieces of candy come in a five pound bag?

This varies depending on the candy. For example, the Bleeps candy is a 1 inch diameter solid pressed candy. Alternately, the King Leo Soft Peppermint Puffs are porous, airy pieces. One pound of s Bleeps candy has approximately 43 pieces; the King Leo Peppermint Puffs have 82 pieces per pound. We include this information in our product descriptions wherever possible, but if you do not see this information for your item, please email or call for more information.
As always feel free to submit any questions or concerns to us via

Friday, October 12, 2012


Welcome to Candy Crate's new candy blog.  A new and exciting format for it's intended audience:  Candy lovers such as yourself, interested in hot and current topics about candy.
 Articles and information relating to candy and the confectionary industry will include: safety, new products, reviews, trends and laws affecting the sugar and candy trade.  Although this candy blog will be filled with many informational articles, eating candy is just downright fun, so we will also include stories, trivia, jokes and light hearted articles for your enjoyment.
With a combined employee experience of over 100 years in the food and confectionary industry, we will be able to sift through the sizeable amount of information available and pass on new and innovative discoveries to you. We believe that having this amount of expertise will add an additional level of insight to the information we've included and enhance your blogging experience.
We welcome you to our new, better blog and hope you enjoy the information that will be provided in the upcoming months.  We look forward to continued input from you and will give consideration to any suggestions given.
The Candy Crate Team.