Monthly Archives: November 2011

End the Year on a Sweet Note with Yummy Holiday Candy

The Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year, not just because of all the presents and parties, but also because of the delicious food! And nothing gets your Christmas shindig going better than sweet, mouthwatering holiday candy in festive Christmas colors.

Whether you enjoy devouring them as is, or adding them to desserts for that unique holiday twist, candies and chocolates are a staple part of everyone’s Christmas diet. The holiday season is the best time to spread kindness in other people’s lives and be thankful of the blessings we received this past year, that’s why sweet treats are really popular during Christmas.

Use colorful holiday candy as a table centerpiece, give them away in festive goody bags after your New Year’s Eve bash, or fill up the Christmas stockings over the fireplace with jellybeans, Hershey’s kisses, Jelly Bells, M&Ms, and other yummy treats from CandyDirect.com

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Holiday Kisses

There is no candy that represents the holiday season better than Hershey Kisses; even the name is festive! My favorite part about Hershey Kisses? Besides the deliciously smooth milk or dark chocolate, would have to be the amount of color options available. There are color combinations to fit just about every holiday themed party.

Green and Silver, Red, Green, and Silver, and Red and Green. If you’re hosting a Hanukkah themed party, they are offered in Blue and Silver.

Looking to try a new flavor of Hershey Kiss? Look no further than Cherry Cordial and Candy Cane. These two flavors are sure to awaken your taste buds on a cold winter day!

All these products and more are available now at Candy Direct!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, we just wanted to take this time to let our customers know the amazing deals that Candy Direct will be offering. Discounts on all your favorite products will be available all weekend long. That’s right, you can get all your favorite candy and chocolate products at discounted prices Black Friday through Cyber Monday!

For our Second Annual Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale, Candy Direct we be offering all of our customers two ways to save: 15% off your entire order, or free shipping with a purchase of $150 or more.

This is the perfect opportunity to get all your holiday candy shopping out of the way! Check out our Christmas and Hanukkah sections to find holiday themed candy that is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next party. Holiday themed foil wrapped candy and Cherry Cordial M&Ms make perfect stocking stuffers!

You can find all these products and more at discounted prices Black Friday through Cyber Monday only at Candy Direct!

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Caramel Apples for the Fall Season

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I think it’s time to discuss one of my favorite treats of all time; Caramel Apples. The deliciously sweet and crispy apple… the warm, soft and chewy caramel… and when combined…magic.

Some people think that these treats are difficult and time consuming to make. But if fact, using caramel squares and a few simple ingredients, they can be made with relative ease.

This recipe calls for the following:

  • 6 apples
  • 6 wooden sticks
  • 1 package individually wrapped caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Place 1 wooden stick in each apple,

2. Melt caramels, along with water, in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until melted caramels are smooth,

3. Stir in vanilla extract

4. Finally, dip each apple in the caramel and place on aluminum foil to cool.

5. Enjoy!!!

From here there are dozens of toppings and creative ways of sprucing up your apples. Whether you want to add chopped nuts or crushed oreo cookies, the possibilities are endless. And even if you love the taste of caramel apples but don’t have time to make them, then try these delicious caramel apple pops! They are sure to satisfy you caramel apple sweet tooth.

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Holiday Mini Candy – Assorted Candy

Entertain Guests any Time with Holiday Mini Candy

The holiday season also means that it’s party season from Thanksgiving all the way to the start of the next year. It’s also the season for surprise visitors or spontaneous family reunions. When guests show up all of a sudden at your doorstep, it’s best to be prepared with holiday mini candy to serve.

To keep things festive, there are many creative ways you can present these candies to your guests. Instead of going with a simple glass or plastic bowl to place on your coffee table, why not decorate one with cheerful Christmas décor to go with the theme of the candy inside? In fact, you can even create your own bowl made of extra candy canes for something completely different.

The beauty of having assorted holiday mini candy to share with guests when they come over is that they can simply pick out what they like best from the whole bowl. To keep things interesting, don’t just go with one variety of candy. An assortment of different types of holiday candy is sure to keep your guests happy—it might even serve as a great icebreaker!

Holiday Candy – Christmas Candy

Celebrating Christmas with Holiday Candy Favorites

With Christmas coming up in a few weeks, there’s no better time to stock up on holiday candy to stuff stockings with! But did you know that there are other ways to enjoy your Christmas treats aside from eating them?

Candy canes in mini and standard sizes are sure to tickle your taste buds with their classic minty flavor. Aside from enjoying them as is, you can melt a batch of Hershey’s Kisses to stir with a candy cane for a mint chocolate drink that’s sure to warm you to your toes. You can even do the same with coffee if you need a little kick of caffeine.

If fruity is more of your flavor, why not try spicing up a simple chiffon cake with all kinds of fruit-flavored sweets for the season? There’s M&M’s chocolates with genuine Cherry Cordial flavor and

Jell Bells in red and green. Want to make your own holiday candy mix? Try Gimbals Gourmet Jelly Beans’ different flavors and colors!

With so many treats to discover this year, you might just find a new holiday candy to enjoy!

Christmas Candy – Holiday Candy

Throwing a Memorable Party this Holiday Season with Christmas Candy

Christmas is fast approaching, and it’s the time of year when people scramble for party ideas they can use for gatherings at their school, office, and home. Here’s a sweet idea for your own holiday shindig: a Christmas candy buffet!

Simply line a long table with different-sized containers bursting with different kinds of holiday candy for people to choose from. Red and green-colored sweets or striped candy canes are just some of the treats you can hand out to guests.

Children and adults alike can enjoy making a grab for their favorite candies like Gimbals Jelly Beans, Hershey’s candies, and Christmas delights like peppermint candy canes and hot cinnamon treats.Novelty candies won’t be amiss, either. Add in a pile of shiny chocolate coins, foil marbles, and stars in festive reds and greens to add to the Christmassy décor.

Party guests can exchange their candies with other guests, or bring them home and stuff them in their kids’ Christmas stockings. Whatever they do with their sweets, your Christmas candy buffet is sure to be a hit! Get started now by getting your bulk candy at Candy Direct!

Cherry M&M’s – Milk Chocolate Candy

Taste the Flavor of Real Cherry and Chocolate with Cherry M&M’s

Among the holiday sweets, cherry M&M’s are one seasonal favorite worth remembering outside of Christmas. With their distinct taste and scent reminiscent of real cherry cordials, it’s sure to appeal to cherry lovers everywhere at any time of the year.

By simply opening a pack, you can already tell the difference: a sweet cherry scent that’s unique to this particular candy. This scent is also quite strong, so you might want to keep a container handy unless you’d like everything to smell like cherries. Of course, with such a sweet scent, there is definitely the promise of great taste. Sure enough, these chocolate treats don’t fail to impress with a sweet, maraschino cherry taste— completely different from the sometimes-medicinal taste you might expect from most cherry candies.

Packaged in all reds, these cherry M&M’s feature two colors: burgundy and crimson red, which are sure to add to any festive atmosphere.

Creating Impressive Thanksgiving Desserts with Fall Candy

Besides serving the usual pumpkin or sweet potato pie for dessert, you can make Thanksgiving dinner more interesting by serving creative desserts using all sorts of fall candy.

Creative Thanksgiving desserts come in all shapes and sizes, using tradition as well as breaking away from it. For example, if you’re already serving pumpkin pie, why not improve on what you have and make it a pumpkin pie ala mode?

By adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel syrup, your humble dessert can become a superb treat for both adults and kids alike. You can make it even better with a sprinkling of some of the best fall candy around like Milk Duds, Candy Corn, Raisinets, or chocolate-covered pretzels on top! Now that’s a treat to remember!

Don’t be afraid to try out different combinations of candy on your desserts. You’ll be surprised at how they can make your Thanksgiving dinner even sweeter than it already is!