Monthly Archives: October 2011

Candy for Surprising Your Guests: A Fruity Blast of Skittles Blenders

Halloween candy doesn’t always have to be spooky or in the usual autumn colors. Instead of going with the usual, why not think out of the box, and surprise trick-or- treaters with the fruity mixed flavors of Skittles Blenders?

Skittles Blenders is the latest mix of the fruity chews we all know and love. While the original candy alone can be quite a satisfying treat for any taste bud, the new breed of Skittles packs ten different flavors into five juicy colors! These new flavors include Cherry Tropicolada, Watermelon Green Apple Freeze, Mango Lemonade Freeze, Strawberry Lime Blast and Melon Berry Burst.

The fun part about this particular candy is that it can really catch your guests unaware. The Blenders copy colors from older Skittles, which makes it easy to not notice that they’re really different. Just pour them into a bowl and let your visitors dig in—they’ll certainly be in for a really surprising treat!

Sixlets – Chocolate Candy

Making Autumn Memories with Sixlets

Getting creative this autumn is easy with a candy as unique as the colorful Sixlets! A favorite treat from the 60’s and 70’s, the original pack of chocolate sweets offers these round treats in red, brown, orange, yellow and green. With each color comes a slightly different taste thanks to its distinct candy casing.

A standard pack of Sixlets comes in the colors red, yellow, orange, brown and green. But if you’re looking to decorate your candy buffet this Halloween or Thanksgiving with a color aside from those in the original pack, SweetWorks also has a selection of celebration colors that include silver, gold and royal blue.

For many, Sixlets are but a shadow of a memory—tasted once, but sometimes not found again. Today, you can get these treats quite easily online! So, what are you waiting for? Relive your childhood this autumn, or better yet, share the good times with friends and family!

Gimbal’s Jelly Beans – Chewy Candy

Mix and Match for Different Flavors with Gimbal’s Jelly Beans

Gimbal’s jelly beans are known for its lip-smacking, all-natural flavors. With 41 distinct flavors, all allergen-free, everyone i free to enjoy Gimbals’ unbeatable recipe; it saturates each bean with juicy flavors from the chewy center to its outer shell. For their fruit-flavored jelly beans, only real fruit juice is used to produce favorites that taste incredibly close to real sour cherries, raspberries, green apples and blueberries.

But fruit flavors aren’t all they specialize in. Gimbal’s also has a number of other favorite flavors like cotton candy, buttered popcorn and piña colada. With such a great taste unlike any other, these jelly beans make perfect snacks for a movie or for simply sharing with friends on a lazy afternoon.

The best thing about these Gimbal’s jelly beans is that they’re great to mix and match for entirely new flavors. With a bag of these beans, you can make everything from a mocha latte to key lime pie and even a Marissa margarita. You can even try making brand new recipes, too!

Tootsie Pops – Lollipop Candy

Getting in the Middle of an All-Time Favorite: Tootsie Pops

“How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” There’s absolutely no doubt that the question has been around for quite some time. Made popular in both the 70’s and 90’s, Tootsie Pops are well known not just for that catchy slogan, but also for their exceptional flavor.

Unlike a lot of other pops on the market, a Tootsie Pop stands out for being the only one with a chewy chocolate center. Against flavors like cherry, orange, grape and many others, the chocolate at the core offers a sumptuous contrast to the fruity sweetness—there is absolutely nothing else like it!

Since there’s no other treat like Tootsie Pops, why not share this taste of nostalgia with this generation’s trick-or-treaters? They’ll love the wide variety of flavors this particular pop has to offer, as well as the thrill of finding out how many licks it takes to get to its chocolate core!

Salt Water Taffy – Old-Fashioned Candy

The Different Flavors of Salt Water Taffy

As with candy corn, you can never go wrong with an old-time favorite.  Salt water taffy is one such classic that never really grows old with its fluffy, soft texture that might try to stick to your palette.

The real selling point of this classic treat isn’t just its nostalgic value. The reason why it’s still a big hit with all generations is that innovative manufacturers like Taffy Town have been making these treats with all kinds of different flavors. Now it comes with all sorts of flavors from the standard fare of fruits to more exciting tastes like tropical punch, raspberry lemonade and even pumpkin pie! You might even find something unlikely, like an extra spicy blend to fire up your senses!

Salt water taffy with all its awesome flavors can be quite addicting. After all, with so many tastes to try out, you’ll be sure to spend a lot of time tasting everything that a bag of assorted sweets can offer.

Orange Jells – Gummy Candy

Revive a Classic Treat with Peach-Flavored Orange Jells this Halloween

This Halloween, enjoy the taste of juicy peach jells from Jelly Belly. These firm yet chewy orange jells are bursting with authentic peach flavor that’s sure to bring back sweet memories of Halloween’s past.

Among the fruit flavors in candy, peach is one tricky flavor to get right. The awesome thing about these jells is that they capture the taste perfectly: a mellow, juicy taste with just a little kick of sweetness. Jelly Belly makes all its products with natural ingredients whenever possible, so you can rest assured that the flavor of these jells won’t let you or your guests down.

As a trick-or-treat giveaway, try making small bags of these jells shaped like little peaches. A paper leaf tied to the bag can top off the look and make your giveaway stand out from many others.

Like a lot of other nostalgic treats, these peach-flavored orange jells can be tough to find. Thankfully, online shops like Candy Direct make it easy for anyone to revisit their childhood favorites anytime of the year!

Using Your Favorite Mini Candy Bars to Create the Perfect Halloween Cake

When planning a Halloween party, everything has to be in order, from the décor on the walls and tables to your collection of scary movies for a marathon. To really make your party a success, you have to pull out all the stops when it comes to entertaining your guests. Using your favorite mini candy bars like Butterfingers, Snickers, and Twix, you can go the extra mile and make one-of-a-kind cakes that’ll keep guests talking even after they’ve gone home!

Now, after you’ve set aside enough candy bars for the trick-or-treaters, use what you have left to make your choice of dessert. The best thing about these bite-size treats is that they’re easy to mix into any pastry, either as cake filling or something to top it. If you have any leftovers, they’ll be easy to keep too—whether for a new creation, or to entertain a new batch of visitors.

Mini candy bars are the way to go if you want to create unforgettable desserts with your favorite flavors. Whether you aim to make a simple Butterfinger roll or an extravagant Snickers chocolate cake, the sky’s the limit when you’re making treats out of your favorite candy!

Orange Maltballs – Chocolate Candy

Orange Maltballs: Candy-coated Treats to Enjoy Anytime

Creamy milk chocolate over a malt core, covered in a thin, crispy layer of orange candy—this is what makes orange maltballs a treat that’s hard to resist! With their crispy candy shell, you can enjoy these treats at any time as a handy snack or as a topping for pastries like cakes, cookies and brownies.

What makes these maltballs so great is how they blend the orange flavor with the chocolate inside. Unlike other orange chocolate candies that infuse the citrus flavor into the cocoa, the candy coating carries the orange flavor, keeping it separate from what’s inside. So at first, you’ll taste orange, which then gives way to rich chocolate, combined with the crunchy, yet melt-in-your-mouth texture of the malt center.

The best part about this candy is that it makes the perfect topping for any chocolate pastry. Orange maltballs make eye-catching baubles atop a cake or even a brownie or muffin, not to mention that the taste will certainly bring something unexpected to the treat.

Candy Corn – Chewy Candy

Going Beyond Simple Sugar with the Many Flavors of Candy Corn

Every Halloween, there’s no doubt that there’ll be a batch of candy corn ready for the eating. As a traditional treat, we’ve all come to know and love its simple sugary taste. But did you know that you can now find this candy in a wide variety of other flavors?

A little touch of fruity flavor can totally transform a traditional treat into something new for everyone! This Halloween, why not treat your guests to a sugary rendition of caramel apple? With its white, red and brown colors, it also makes a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving cornucopia.

If you’re feeling a little more gothic, maybe the blackberry cobbler flavor is right up your alley. With a violet stripe over black and white, this type of candy corn totally makes the perfect treat to pair up with a bowl of licorice sweets in a Halloween candy buffet.

It isn’t all about different flavors, though. Today, you can even find these chewy treats molded into all sorts of shapes and sizes! Don’t hesitate to surprise your guests this season with a completely different spin on candy corn. After all, it’s always great to take a little break from tradition every now and then.

Mixing Halloween Candy to Create the Perfect Mystery Trick-or-Treat Stash

This Halloween, don’t just give away wrapped candy like everyone else. Do it creatively!

By adding a gimmick to the usual Halloween candy bowl, your little trick-or-treaters can have an unforgettable night as soon as they arrive at your front door.

Making a creative Halloween bowl isn’t difficult. With just a few simple things you can find at home, you can definitely create an impressive presentation for any visiting vampire, fairy, ghoul, or pirate.

For instance, by using a black cloth with a small hole in the middle, you can add a dash of mystery and suspense to the trick-or-treating experience. Fill the bowl with all sorts of treats from classic favorites like Tootsie Pops and Candy Corn, to something a little more outrageous like sour brite crawlers and Atomic Fireballs.

To add to all the suspense, don’t forget to add special jackpot candy such as Snickers and Milky Way bars for the little creatures lucky enough to get them. Even a simple gimmick like this can really make you the talk of the town!

This isn’t all you can do to make your Halloween creative, though. With the right selection of Halloween candy, you can readily make all sorts of interesting ways to treat your doorstep visitors!