Friday, September 27, 2013

Hesperia Days Parade!

A taste of the good old days!

We won the Sweepstakes trophy!! 
Come see it on display in our local store open Monday- Friday from 9am-3pm!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall in love!

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Fall in love with our sweet selection!

Check out what's new this fall at Candy Crate!

Hurry, these limited edition items won't last long!
Sincerely Sweet,

Candy Crate
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Mallo Cup Monday

Boyer candy company became famous for this decadent chocolate wrapped marshmallow whip in the late 1930's. Mallo Cups were the first 'cup' candy manufactured in the United States and are still considered a favorite today.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Red & Yellow Retro Candy Buffet

Showing some Candy Crate pride with this red and yellow buffet! 
Banana Salt Water Taffy, and Banana Bonomo Turkish Taffy included. 

 Fun retro red table top completes the look!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Candy Corn Bark!

What you need:
1 12oz bag of white candy melts
Cooking spray 
Cookie Sheet

Lightly break up about one cup of candy corn, you want the pieces to still be bigger not completely crushed. 
Spray cookie sheet lightly and spread pieces.
Melt candy white candy melts either on stove top or in 10 second increments in microwave.
Pour and spread evenly on top of candy corn crumbles.
Sprinkle remaining candy corn on top.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. 
Break into 1-2 inches pieces and serve!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Necco Wafers

Since 1847, Americans and people around the world have enjoyed Necco Wafers

NECCO’s long-standing success in the candy business is closely related to the enduring popularity of the company’s core product – the NECCO Wafer. A multi-colored, fat-free wafer available in seven flavors, a roll of NECCO Wafers is a candy favorite for all times.

In 1847, a young English immigrant, Oliver Chase, invented the first American candy machine, a lozenge cutter. After initial success selling his new candy, he and his brother, Silas Edwin, founded Chase and Co., which became the pioneer member of the NECCO family.

Original NECCO Candy recipe for the NECCO Wafer remains basically unchanged today, and the Necco Candy Wafers are still made in the seven of the original eight flavors: orange, lemon, clove, chocolate, cinnamon, licorice, and wintergreen. The ingredients are simply sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, natural colorings and flavorings.

In 1913, explorer Donald MacMillan took NECCO Wafers on his Arctic explorations, using them for nutrition and as rewards for Eskimo children. In the 1930’s, Admiral Byrd took 2 ½ tons of NECCO Wafers to the South Pole, practically a pound a week for each of his men during their two-year stay in the Antarctic.

The U.S. Government requisitioned a major portion of the production of NECCO Wafers during World War II. The candy doesn’t melt and is practically indestructible during transit, making it perfect for shipping overseas to the troops.

There has been a resurgence in the popularity of NECCO Wafers in recent years as consumer demand for non-fat sweets has increased. In addition, feelings of nostalgia on the part of baby boomers and other age groups have impacted sales of the candy.

Today, NECCO produces approximately four billion wafers on an annual basis. If the Wafers were placed edge to edge, they would go around the world twice. A whole roll takes about 40 minutes to eat. What other candy bar can make that claim?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Are you ready for some football?!

These football chocolates by Palmer's are the perfect addition to you 'first weekend of football' bash! 

Represent your team with a color coordinated candy buffet from our candy by color section!

Green Bay Packers anyone?