Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 29: And after pumpkin carving comes....

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds!

To make: clean seeds thoroughly and place in plastic bowl with lid. 
Cover seeds with water and add 1-2 tablespoons of salt. 
Let sit for 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Drain seeds and pat dry with a paper towel. 
Coat with two tablespoons olive oil and salt to taste.
Spread on cookie sheet in a single layer and bake one hour or until seeds are completely dry. 

Day 28: Carve some fun designs into pumpkins!

We think this is a treat, unless someone dumps guts on you ;)

Here are ours:

Post a photo below of your jack-o-lanterns! 

Day 27: Trick, easy scare tactics!

The text:

BOO! :
Hiding in a dark room and jumping out at your unsuspecting victim is a classic. Amp it up by hiding in their car, under the bed, or in the shower!

The sleeping passenger: 
You know that person that always falls asleep in the car? Wait until they do and yell at the top of your lungs! 

As always, know your audience!
Candy Crate is not responsible for any scares gone wrong.

Day 26: Halloween Movie Marathon!

These are some of our favorites! What are yours?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 25: Retro Candy GIVEAWAY!

Want to win this hip Beatles Tin Lunch Pail
 filled with retro candy?!
There are several ways to earn entries:

'Like' the contest post on our Facebook page
Share the post on our Facebook page
'Pin' this page or ANY item from Candy Crate's online store with the hashtag #candycratedotcom
Instagram this page or ANY item from CandyCrate.com with the hashtag #candycratedotcom 
Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your blog on the contest post on our Facebook page
'Tweet' @candycrate on twitter and tell us what your favorite retro candy is
'Tweet' a photo of this page or ANY item from CandyCrate.com with the hashtag #candycratedotcom

Contest ends Wednesday October 30, 2013. 
Winner will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, this page, and Pinterest. 
Winner will have 1 week to contact us with their mailing address.
Contest open for US Residents only.

Winner will receive 1 Beatles Retro Tin Lunch Pail (pictured above). 
They will have the option of any decade selection from the 1940's- 1990's (listed below).

"1940's Candies include: Bit O Honey, Mini Broadway Rolls, Bubble Gum Cigars, C. Howard Violet Gum, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Squares, Chuckles Jelly Candy, Long Boys, Mini Pearson's Salted Nut Roll, Red Hots, Sen Sen, Sugar Daddy Pop, Teaberry Gum, Tootsie Pops, Black Taffy, Chick O Stick Nuggets, Necco Assorted Mini Wafers, Root Beer Barrels, Salt Water Taffy, Bite Size Slo Poke and Walnettos.
1950's Candies include: Black Cow Candy Bar, Boston Baked Beans, Mini Broadway Roll, C. Howard Violet Gum, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Sweet and Sour Pop, Chuckles, Cinnamon Toothpicks, Gold Mine Gum, Licorice Pipe, Long Boys, Mike and Ikes, Mini Pearson's Salted Nut Roll, Slap Stix Caramel Pop, Sugar Daddy Pop, Teaberry Gum, Tootsie Pop, Bazooka Bubblegum, Bit O Honey, Chick O Stick Nuggets, Neccos Assorted Mini Wafers, Root Beer Barrels, Salt Water Taffy and Walnettos.

1960's Candies include: Abba Zaba Mini Bar, Big Hunk Mini Bar, Boston Baked Beans, Mini Broadway Roll, Candy Buttons, Candy Cigarettes, Charms Assorted Squares, Charms Sweet & Sour Pop, Cherryheads, Chuckles, Cinnamon Toothpicks, Giant Smarties, Licorice Pipe, Mike and Ikes, Red Hots, Sugar Daddy Pop, Teaberry Gum, Atomic Fireball, Candy Necklace, Jawbreakers, Lemonheads, Necco Assorted Mini Wafers, Now & Laters and Walnettos.

1970's Candies include: Abba Zaba Mini Bar, Appleheads, Boston Baked Beans, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Bubble Gum Cigars, Charms Sweet and Sour Pop, Cherryheads, Freshen Up Gum, Giant Smarties, Hot Tamales, Jolly Ranchers, Mini Laffy Taffy, Mini Pop Rocks, Sugar Daddy Pop, Wax Lips, Zotz, Atomic Fireballs, Bazooka Bubblegum, Candy Necklace, Jawbreakers, Lemonheads, Necco Assorted Mini Wafers and Now & Laters.

1980's Candies include: Appleheads, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Charms Blow Pop, Cherryheads, Fruit Stripe Gum, Fun Dip, Grapeheads, Jolly Ranchers, Mike and Ikes, Nerds, Mini Pop Rocks, Saf-T-Pops, Wax Fangs, Zotz, Atomic Fireballs, Candy Necklace, Bazooka Bubblegum, Bit O Honey, Jawbreakers, Lemonheads and Now & Laters.

1990's Candies include: Airheads, Appleheads, Baby Bottle pop, Blow Pop, Caramel Apple Pop, Fun Dip, Mega Double Lollie, Mini Pop Rocks, Push Pops, Ring Pop, Sour Punch Twists, Warheads 1oz. Bag, Atomic Fireball, Bazooka, Candy Necklace, Cry Baby Gum, Lemonheads, Jolly Ranchers, and Now & Laters.

Retro Tin Tote has collapsible plastic handle and metal latch closure. Measures 9" x 3.5" x 7.5" "

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Day 24: Who wouldn't want to be caught in a web of candy?!

Day 23: Treat FREE CANDY!

Now through October 31, mention this post in our Hesperia, CA store to receive a piece of FREE CANDY!

Day 22: I always feel like, somebody's watching meeee!

Imagine opening the refrigerator, looking for a snack and having your food looking back at you!  We thought it was a funny trick!

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It’s that time of year again – the leaves are changing colors, the days are getting colder and everywhere you look there is a new pumpkin-flavored food!  It is October, and Halloween is rapidly approaching.  Will you be ready?  Minimize the hassle and fulfill all of your Halloween candy needs at CandyCrate.com. 

CandyCrate.com has a huge selection of candy, and with orders shipped out the same day as purchased they will be on your doorstep before you can yell “Boo!”  Additionally, with hard-to-beat sales like bulk Retro Candy by the pound you will be hard pressed to find a better deal. 

CandyCrate.com is the perfect place to shop, even if you are not sure exactly what you are looking for.  Organized by sweeping categories, it is easy to find what you want. You can organize the website by the candy color, decade, type, amount and even alphabetically!  They also supply candy in a variety of sizes, including miniature, full-size and in bulk.   

If you are looking for retro candy to pair with your decade-themed costume, CandyCrate.com is the place to look.  With candy organized from the 1940’s through today it is easy to find the popular treats from the decade of your choice.  You can even find long-forgotten favorites like Candy Buttons, JuJubes, Teaberry Gum, Fizzies and Zots!

If you cannot decide which retro candy is right for you, there is no need to! Just pick your favorite decade and receive a pre-made gift box filled with the best hard-to-find goodies of that age.  For the true historians, the one-of-a-kind Vintage Candy Gift Box stocks candy that was popular from the year 1800 to 1900. Talk about a rare treat!

If you’re looking for something slightly spookier, check out the “Novelty Halloween Candy” section for a selection of ghoulish and ghostly treats.  The Creepy Peepers Peanut Butter Chocolate Eye Balls and Gummi Spiders are just the beginning of the sweet and scary treats offered.  The Fluffy Spider Web Cotton Candy looks as realistic as it is delicious and the Haunted Brew Scary Orange Hot Chocolate comes straight into your cup from it’s very own coffin.

For those who enjoy the classic Halloween snacks, CandyCrate.com offers a variety of different candy corns for every taste and preference. The variety of flavors include Caramel Candy Corn, Mellocreme Pumpkins, Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn and an Autumn Mix variety pack.

Heading to a Halloween party or throwing an office party? Pre-made gift baskets are a fun and fabulous gift for people of any age. The Halloween Pumpkin Candy Gift Box features Chocolate Pumpkin peeps, Eyeball Suckers, Halloween Ghost Dots and more while the Tower of Terror Candy Assortment includes Eyeball Gum, Marshmallow Eyes and Ghoulish Taffy… yum!

When it comes to Halloween candy, CandyCrate.com knows best. With an enormous assortment of options, fast shipping, excellent customer services and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, CandyCrate.com is the place to be.  For whatever you need this Halloween season, CandyCrate.com has got you covered. 

Day 21: Happy Birthday Nicole :)

 Meet Nicole, our super sweet and hardworking office manager! It wasn't her birthday on 10/21 but we pretended like we thought it was! Is this a #trick or a #treat?

Day 20: Treat yourself to a super cute mani!

Like these super cute Halloween themed ones!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gummy Candy!

·         Gummi candy is a popular option for those who don’t prefer chocolate. Whether you prefer bears, worms, sharks or spiders there is a gummi shape to suit your fancy. Some even have special flavors like Peach Gummy Rings, Spearmint Gummy Leaves and Sour Gumy Glo-Worms.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Day 19: Sometimes you gotta treat yourself!

Treating myself this morning with a yummy chocolately marshmallowy Cup O Gold! How do you treat yourself?

Bring Your Costume to the Next Level with Matching Candy

Handing out candy to trick-or-treaters is a timeless tradition of Halloween.  Another tradition for people of all ages is dressing up in costume and pretending to be someone else for a night.  Usually, these two things are not connected. But why shouldn't they be? Use these innovative ideas to pair a specialized candy to your Halloween costume and you will be the talk of the neighborhood!

Classically Spooky

Do you have a classic “Halloween-themed” Halloween costume? Hand out matching treats for a double scare!

·         If you’re dressed as a pumpkin, consider handing out Milk or Dark Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Peeps, but don’t blame us if nobody screams! These peeps are both delicious and adorable.
·         Perhaps you decided to wrap yourself tight in toilet paper as a mummy – Trolli Gummi Mummies are the perfect unique treat that children will love.
·         Are you dusting off the old cauldron to embody a witch this Halloween? Give kids the ingredient they need to cast their own spells with Creepy Peepers Peanut Butter Chocolate Eyeballs. With a treat as good as this, they certainly won’t be casting any spells on you!

Decade Themed Costumes

Are you rocking your favorite fashion from years passed? Whether you’re sock-hopping in the ‘50’s or a Grunge Rocker from the ‘90’s decade-appropriate candy is a fun and nostalgic addition.

·         Marilyn Monroe, “Sandy” from Grease and an Old-Fashioned Housewife are all popular 1950’s costumes. With Bonomo Turkish Taffy and Chuckles Jelly Candy you will be wondering if it is really 2013!
·         For both Hippies and Mod’s of the 1960’s AbbaZaba Bars, Big Hunks and Fizzies will take you right back to the “Summer of Love.”
·         The number one costume from the ‘70’s is the Disco Dancer. Hand out groovy Razzles and Poprocks and you will be dancing all night long!
·         The 80’s were for Rock ‘n’ Roll. Bottle Caps, Blow Pops and Fun Dip will keep the party rocking until the sun rises.
·         The Grunge Phase of the ‘90s may feel like yesterday, but it began twenty years ago!  Enjoy a more recent blast from the past with Air Heads, Nerds and Baby Bottle Pops.

Movie Characters

Movie characters are a popular costume choice for people of all ages. No matter who you become on All Hollow’s Eve, a clever candy choice will score you points with children and adults alike.

·         Whether you are from Gryffindor or Slytherin, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavored Beans and Chocolate Frogs will show everyone you are a true student of Hogwarts. But be careful with those beans - they really do mean every flavor!
·         Take everyone back to the Temple of Doom as Indiana Jones – but first, you must deal with bugs galore! Luckily, these ones taste good: Gummi Spiders and Scorpion Suckers are equally delicious.
·         Captain Jack Sparrow is everyone’s favorite pirate. With Chocolate Gold Coins and Frosted Pirate Suckers you will have a crew in no time!

Matching your costume to your candy is a fun and unique way to make a bang this Halloween.  Let us know what you are dressing up as this Halloween and what candy you plan to match to your costume!

Friday, October 18, 2013

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Rock Candy Lab

Shipping out lots of blue rock candy today! Thinking we'll be seeing a lot of Breaking Bad costumes this Halloween!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day 17: Spooktacular Cocoa!

Add ghost peeps to your cocoa today for a spooky sweet treat!
For extra Halloween fun, watch a Halloween classic like Hocus Pocus while you enjoy! :)

Day 16: Treat a stranger!

Leave a gift card on a windshield, doorstep, desk, or anywhere else you think someone will find it!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day 15: Lunch Swap!

Having a bit of fun with todays trick-swapping all the named on the lunches in the office fridge! Hehehe!

Hans Riegel dies: Gummi bear creator passes away at 90

By The Associated Press
October 15, 2013 - 12:10 pm
BERLIN (AP) - Hans Riegel, who made German candy maker Haribo and its signature gummi bears a chewy hit for children - and adults -
across the globe, died on Tuesday. He was 90.
Haribo said in a statement that Riegel died of heart failure in Bonn, where the company is based. He had been recovering from an operation to
remove a benign brain tumor.
Riegel was the son of the company founder, also named Hans Riegel, who in 1920 set up Haribo - an acronym for "Hans Riegel Bonn." In 1922,
his father invented the "dancing bear," a small bear made out of fruit gum that laid the foundations for Haribo's later success with the "gold
The company founder died in 1945. Upon being released as allied prisoners after World War II, Riegel and his younger brother, Paul, set about
rebuilding the family firm. Haribo had only about 30 employees immediately after the war but, as West Germany's economy took off, the
number was up to 1,000 five years later.
Paul Riegel, who died in 2009, focused on production while Hans Riegel took charge of marketing and sales - for instance, promoting the
company's wares with the slogan "kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo."
Haribo said Riegel took inspiration from children's magazines and comics, once saying: "I love children. They are my customers. I have to be
informed about what they want to nibble, what they think, what language they speak."
In the 1960s and 1970s, Haribo acquired businesses in the Netherlands, France and Britain; and in 1982, it added a sales office in the United
States, setting up Haribo of America Inc. in Baltimore.
Ubiquitous in Germany, they are also available in the most far-flung and unlikely places around the world, beloved for their bright colors,
sugary taste and teddy-bear shape.
"Wherever I traveled in the last few years, the gold bears had already long been there," Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said as he paid
tribute Tuesday to Riegel's achievement in making Haribo "a German global brand."
Riegel remained a co-owner of the company and actively involved in the business until the end, his career spanning nearly seven decades.
The privately owned company now employs more than 6,000 people, about half of them in Germany, and has 15 production sites in 10
European countries.
Riegel was awarded Germany's highest honor, the Federal Cross of Merit, in 1994. That was recognition not only of his business career but of
his commitment to social issues, such as encouraging the training of talented young people, and sports. Riegel was a passionate player and
promoter of badminton.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 14: BOO!

Jason is hanging out near the recycling. 
We've got a headless fellow in the Saf-T-Pops.


 What do you think of our new store clerk? I'm thinking we'll have no crime!
This guy is our boss for the day, thankfully I've already had my employee review!

Day 13: Ghost Peep Treats! YUM!

What you need: 
2-9 count packages of Ghost Peeps
3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
6 cups rice krispies 

To make:
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add peeps one at a time and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. 

2. Addcereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

Day 12: You're late!!

We sent this on Saturday! We're not even open on Saturday ;)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day 9: Call your Grandma!

Or someone equally important that you don't always have time to call. Let them know you miss them and spend some time catching up. Hearing from the people you love is an amazing 'treat!'