Monday, April 22, 2013

National Jelly Bean Day is April 22!

In honor of National Jelly Bean Day save an additional 15% on all jelly beans at Candy Crate!!

Did you know?!

Jelly beans were the first candy to be sold by weight rather than by the piece.

Jelly Belly brand jelly beans were the first jelly beans in space! They travelled aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle in 1983.

Although Jelly Belly is one of the only brands that now offers them this way, jelly beans were originally sold by the flavor rather than the assortment we're used to seeing.

Jelly Beans were inspired by the Turkish Delight, a sweet treat popular in the Middle East. They are generally thought to have been originally manufactured by William Schrafft in 1861 and sent to the soldiers during the American Civil War.
They made their first in print debut on July 5, 1905 in the Chicago Daily News.

Most US historians agree that jelly beans were first linked to Easter in the 1930's.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Saturday Sweeties! Hope it's filled with happiness....or Tootsie Pops which is pretty much the same thing!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sweet World Records!

Ever thought about breaking a Guinness World Record? Listed below are some of the sweetest ones out there. Submit a video of you attempting to break (or make) a Guinness World Record involving candy and we will post it on all our social networking sites as well as our website:!

*Largest Bubble Gum Bubble ever blown.
The bubble was blown at Double Springs High School, Winston County, Alabama on 4/24/04 by Chad Fell. The bubble was 20 inches in diameter.

*Most people blowing a bubble gum bubble at one time.
536 people at the Nintendo America event in Seattle, WA on 9/1/12.

 *The worlds largest chocolate bar.
Created by Thortons PLC in  Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK on 10/7/11. It weighed 12,770 lb 4.48 oz and was 13 ft 1.48 in by 13 ft 1.48 in by 1 ft 1.78 in.

*Most people unwrapping a piece of candy simultaneously.
On 7/12/12 Lindt USA had 590 people stand in a formation of the letters RSVP in Stratham, NH to simultaneously open a piece of candy.

*The worlds largest lollipop.
Manufactured by Sees Candy at the See’s Candies Lollypop Factory in Burlingame, CA, on 7/18/12. The chocolate flavored pop was 4 ft 7.85 in by 6 in by 5 ft 11 in, the stick was 11 ft 10 in tall. 

All these records and more can be found on

Friday, April 5, 2013

Interested in touring our warehouse?

Spend (about) an hour getting to know our friendly staff and overseeing our daily operations. Learn the history of some of our top sellers and sample others!

We are located at 17229 Lemon Street, Hesperia CA 92345 and are open Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, give us a call at 760.949.0467 or email us at to set up your visit. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lower blood sugar levels, quit smoking, curb the urge to overeat!

I was browsing the internet this morning and came across a past article about our cinnamon toothpicks and the health benefits of cinnamon. Very interesting information, definitely worth a re-post! 


Cinnamon Curbs the Urge and More

September 15, 2010

HESPERIA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — The use of cinnamon dates back over 4,000 years. It has a broad range of historical health applications in different cultures, and over those years some of the anecdotal uses included boosting cognitive function and memory, treating rheumatism, helping with digestion and relieving certain menstrual disorders. In addition, when added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
A more significant use was recently discovered at the United States Department of Agriculture. Dr. John Andersonis found cinnamon beneficial for regulating glucose. In the body, sugars and starches are broken down into glucose, which then circulates in the blood. According to the research, cinnamon appears to mimic insulin and helps to drive glucose into the cells. This improved insulin function could be helpful for lowering blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon is also being recommended in a more current use: to help curb the urge for tobacco. The National Institute of Health recommends chewing cinnamon sticks when trying to quit the use of tobacco. Another effective product that people use to help with overeating and tobacco use is cinnamon toothpicks.
“A lot of our customers use our cinnamon toothpicks to help curb the urge to snack and smoke,” explains Randi Caporale, Operation Manager for Candy Crate, Inc. “Smoking Centers and Rehabilitation Centers are a big part of our Cinnamon Toothpick sales,” explains Caporale. Candy Crate recently launched their own line of Hot Cinnamon Toothpicks under the label of Taste-T-Picks. Candy Crate decided to get into this niche market after their existing supplier stopped production and customers were anxious for a replacement, so they started working on an “All Natural” Cinnamon Toothpick. “The only other comparable product out there contains sugar and artificial flavoring,” explains Caporale. “Our flavored toothpicks contain pure cinnamon oil – that’s it – simple and pure tasty picks.”
Some people like to chew it, others enjoy baking with it. From seasoning main dishes to desserts, to helping folks curb their urges, cinnamon has proved to be a popular ingredient in foods and a spice with many health benefits. Fill the kitchen with the sweet smell of cinnamon when you cook next time and you may be doing more for yourself than just satisfying your taste buds.
Entering into their 10th year on the web, is one of the leading Internet sites for hard-to-find old-fashioned candy and memorabilia. Their Internet site also contains useful information such as a list of “Candy through the Decades,” “The History of Candy,” and “Chocolate and Candy Trivia.” For more information, visit, or stop by their warehouse in Hesperia, California.
    Randi Caporale
    Operations Manager
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

LOST: my favorite sweets!

As customer service representatives with Candy Crate a large portion of our job consists of answering customer questions effectively and efficiently. One question we often hear is, ‘whatever happened to <insert candy name here>’? Many of the sweets have long since been discontinued; however, there are a quite a few that are still offered.

What tasty treats have your taste buds been missing? Comment below and we will update the post with the best answers we can!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Giant Nik-L-Nip!!

Giant Nik-L-Nip is the newest addition to the wax bottle line! This edible wax bottle holds 1/2 a gallon of fruit punch flavored juice. Guaranteed to be a hit!  (April Fools)