Retro candy is all the rage these days, with the internet bringing old-time favorites back into the limelight. Whether it’s teenagers or older adults you’re catering to, a retro candy buffet is sure to be the centerpiece of any party. There are flavors suited to just about any taste, decked out in all the colors of the rainbow. Here are a few suggestions to spice up your next social occasion.
One amazingly suited option is the chick-o-stick. Although they don’t look like much, these little orange sticks pack a punch. They consist of a sugar and peanut honeycomb dusted with a bit of coconut, and they taste just like the inside of a Butterfinger bar. These confections have been around since the great depression, so they’re sure to carry the retro-chic factor.
Another great retro candy option is licorice scotty dogs. Available in both black and red licorice, these treats first became popular in the 50s and 60s and have stuck around ever since. Not only are they tasty, but they’re also cute, so kids and adults alike will find these awesome treats appealing. Pop a few in your mouth and chew away.
And if you really want to push your retro candy buffet to the next level, be sure to add some salt water taffy. A favorite in New England year after year, this age old classic nonetheless holds the charm of days gone by. It’s well regarded for being an ‘old-fashioned’ candy, which certainly doesn’t take away from its delicious flavor and superb chew. It also comes in a wide variety of flavors and colors suitable for almost an palate.
These are just but a few options to consider when making a retro candy buffet for your next party or event. There are a lot more options available, from necco wafers to mallo cups, so you’re sure to find something that fits both your taste and budget. Chomp away!
Love the outdoors? Love candy? We have the perfect game for you. This Halloween organize a fun relay race with the little ones, friends, and family in your backyard or your local park. All you need is:
2 small/medium Jack O’ Lanterns (or 2 hollowed out pumpkins)
Costume (to add a little humor and difficulty)
Design the race course by adding a start and finish line. Place a bucket filled with the Candy Corn at the start and an empty Jack O’ Lantern at the finish line for each team. Split your players into two equal groups and hand a spoon to a player from each team. Now challenge the runner to scoop up a spoonful of candy corn and race as fast as he can—without spilling the candy corn—to the other side.They cannot spill any candy corn or use their hands! If any candy corn falls off the spoon, they must immediately pick it up and bring it back to the starting line bowl and start over with that scoopful.
When they get to the finish, they must dump the candy corn into the empty Jack O’ Lantern. Then, they must dash back to the start line to hand the spoon over to the next sprinter do repeat the same step. The team who fills out the Jack O’ Lantern first wins! As their reward, let the winning team keep both Jack O’ Lanterns and share the Candy Corn award them with freaky prizes such as Jelly Belly Pet Tarantulas or Rats. Visit us at Candy Direct to get your Candy Corn and your spooky prizes!
If you are looking for a fast paced game this Halloween to settle the sugar-rush, look no further! This year organize a fun game of Bingo with a spooky twist. It’s fun, exciting, and kids all ages, including grandparents, will surely enjoy it. All you need is:
Ghostly themed Bingo cards- you can make your own or download them online
Deck of cards each having one of the Bingo words written on them
Witch’s hat, Cauldron, or Jack O’ Lantern to randomly pull the cards from
Shuffle the Bingo Cards and allow everybody to choose their lucky one. Shuffle the deck of cards with the Halloween word bank and put it in your mysterious card holder (Witch’s hat, Cauldron, or Jack O’ Lantern) . Pull randomly from the holder and call one word at a time; try making this fun by adding your own spooky voice or even turn off the lights and light the room with candle-light to add suspense. Players should mark the words called out with the M&M markers; contain yourself from not eating them!When a player fills a row, diagonal, or column, they should stand up and shout “Bingo!” If you have called all the words they marked, they win. As a prize the winner can collect all the candy markers from the players or better yet receive a bigger prize such as Jack O’ Lantern filled with Trick or Treat Mix and Gummy Centipedes! Visit us at Candy Direct to get your candy markers or yummy prizes.
Looking for fun ways to entertain your little goblins this Halloween? Join us this month of October for a series of blogs with fun games and ideas to spice up your Halloween this year. If you decide to throw an indoor Halloween party, get the family together by organizing a game of “Pin the Wart on the Witch”; a Halloween version of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” with a twist. All you need is:
poster clay (available in office supply stores and craft stores)
Once you have the poster or drawing of the witch’s face, tape the poster to a wall that is free of other hangings and furniture. Prepare the witch’s warts by placing small pieces of poster clay on the backs of the different flavors of wrapped Hershey’s Kisses. Give the players a different flavor of Hershey’s Kisses so that it’s easier to identify their warts; if there are more players than Hershey Kisses flavors, break them up into teams. Finally, blindfold the players, one by one, and have them attach their Hershey’s kisses to the poster. The person who attaches the Hershey’s Kisses closest to the tip of the witch’s nose wins! the prize? All the delicious warts attached on the poster! Visit us at Candydirect.com to get your favorite flavors of Hershey’s Kisses and stay posted for other spooky ideas.
It's official, pumpkins are rolling into local stores, haunting attractions are springing up, scary costumes are filling up the shelves, and spider webs are accepted as house decorations. This could only mean one thing; Halloween is just around the corner! Whether this year you're the one trick-or-treating or the kind neighbor handing out candy, they key ingredient to a spooctacular Halloween is candy. Candy Direct has everything you need to awe your trick-or-treaters and your own taste buds from Jelly Belly Pet Tarantulas to the traditional candy corn. Wondering what little Frankensteins, superheroes, princesses, and mummies love the most? Chocolate is clearly the preferred choice. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion is on chocolate candy alone. This year, get ready with Candy Direct and their great selection of bite size Snickers, Reese's, and Milky Ways, oh my! Trick-or-treaters are hungrier than ever for a sugar rush so start getting ready and let us help you get ready for our favorite time of the year.
Sour Candy… just reading these two words together can make your mouth water, your lips pucker, and your eyes squint and tear up. Sour candy delivers high intensity flavors to your taste buds that always leave you wanting more. As a kid or maybe even as adults, sour candy not only provides a tingling sensation but it also provides a challenge… how much sour can you handle? As an expert in sour candy and their levels of sourness, a beginner may want to start with Sour Patch Kids or Shock Tarts so that just in case the sour is too much to handle, the sweet aftertaste can mend your scalding tongue. For our intermediates we can move on to extreme sour Smarties or sour Pop Rocks for a little more explosive feeling. Finally, if your tongue and your senses permit it, for your final level you can move on to Warheads or Too Tarts tongue sprayers (use precaution, we don’t want a sour coma). If you think you have what it takes to be sourly invincible visit us at candydirect.com and show us how much sour you can handle!
Who would have ever thought that candy could be used as an anti-smoking device? Apparently PEZ did, more than 60 years ago. PEZ started out as a company in Vienna, Austria that produced mints. With the growing concerns with smoking, PEZ started promoting their mints as a way to quit smoking by packaging them in a dispenser that seemed to look like a lighter. The little plastic container was a great success and this gave the company a great idea. PEZ continued using the dispensers but decided to target the younger consumers by adding characters to them such as Popeye and Mickey Mouse. The different character dispensers became very attractive not only to children but to adults as well. Today thousands of collectors spread around the world and believe it or not, the winning bid for the world’s most expensive PEZ Dispenser was $32,205! If you’re trying to start a collection that could be worth a lot of money later on, why not PEZ dispensers?! You don’t have to look far, starting your collection is just a few clicks away. Candy Direct offers a variety of PEZ dispensers including Lion King, Hello Kitty, andIce Age character dispensers. Even if you’re clinging to your favorite PEZ dispenser, Candy Direct can help refill it with your favorite PEZ flavors such as cola, regular and sour fruits. Come take a look at our PEZ dispensers and refill flavors available at candydirect.com!
Happy National Pancake day! Could this national holiday get any better? Make you holiday even sweeter by adding candy. Everybody loves pancakes and candy, so why not eat both. Try adding Reese’s peanut butter cups, M&M’s, or even Nerds to give them a little kick. just add you favorite candy to the pancake batter and cook them as you would regularly. It’s also a great idea for little munchkins that always want candy for breakfast. What will you put in your pancakes? Find a great selection of candy for your pancakes at candydirect.comand get creative, you can’t go wrong with candy in pancakes.
Once you have the decorations and activities planned, Candy Direct has the goods to provide your children with what they really want. Nothing is more fun than green and white candies to give away as treats or party favors.
With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, now is the time to start planning the perfect day for that special person in your life. Make this year especially memorable with the addition of some especially sweet treats.
Instead of giving a dozen roses, why not mix it up with chocolate roses. They are equally as beautiful, but much more delicious! These milk chocolate chocolate roses are available in both PINK and RED.
Show that special someone that they truly matter to you with one of our amazing banquets. Available in multiple styles including a BE MINE, SWEETHEART, and my personal favorite, the ALL ROSE bouquet.
Is your significant other the nostalgic type? Give them something that will remind them of their childhood, conversation hearts. These fun candy’s are available in TART and CHOCOLATE flavors and will send nothing but sweet messages to the love of your life!