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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… for Candy Lovers

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.

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Alina Serrano (the newbie)

New sizes, prices, and no shipping and handling costs!

Have you ever been shopping for your favorite candy on-line and thought to yourself, “What in the world do I need 5 pounds of candy for?!” You know that when you shop in bulk you save money, but it has never seemed practical to buy 5 pounds of candy for personal or family consumption. Not only is there a good chance that some of it may go bad, but you also have to pay the increased shipping fee, which sometimes can be as expensive as the candy itself!

Well look no further, is here for you! At we now offer more conveniently sized bulk candy. Your favorite candy is now available in sizes approximately equal to 2.5 pounds! And do you want to know the best part of this promotion from Shipping is included! Can you believe that?! It is like a dream come true! No longer do you need to worry about ordering 5 pounds of bulk candy. You or your family can easily eat 2.5 pounds of your favorite candy!

What’s even more amazing about this promotion from is that if you want to try something new and do not want to pay an outrageous amount for it, we have separated the candy by price. That’s right! Candy now available in approximately 2.5 pound bulk bags for under $20, under $30, and under $40! There are even some below $15! This promotion is cleverly called the $20, $30, $40 deal!

Let me say that again so you fully grasp how amazing of a deal this really is: Your favorite bulk candy is now available in more convenient sizes! (Approximately 2.5 pounds) And it is available, with shipping included, conveniently bracketed by price, under $20, under $30, under $40!

This unbelievable deal might not last forever, so make sure to order your favorite candy in bulk, at a reduced price, with shipping included! Unbelievable!

Easter Candy – Something New

Mix it up this Easter with new Ideas

Easter is right around the corner and if you haven’t stocked up on candy then you might find yourself in a tough spot. We all know that there are some popular Easter candies that just seem to run off the shelves themselves leaving us looking puzzled as we try to decide between green marshmallow peep bunnies and regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This year, why not think outside the egg? Colors can be your best friend and with a day like Easter it is easy to think of colors that are appropriate. Spring colors are always a big hit and pastels really give you that Easter look without being overly suggestive of the theme. Some great products in these colors are available all year round so they might be more readily available than most of the themed candy you’re used to seeing, and don’t be afraid to get creative! Think of all the unique candies that you can have to make your Easter celebration delightfully surprising and a hit! Products like Smarties, SweeTarts, Gum Balls, Jordan Almonds, and Laffy Taffy are available all the time with color specific choices. Imagine being the only person on your block to include Gummi Bears and Twinkle Pops in your Easter decorations. Maybe even try a different brand of Jelly Bean, like Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans, with more than 40 flavors, you’re sure to find your favorites and maybe make some new ones. Plus, if you’re really aching for something more traditional you can always go with Cadbury Creme Eggs, which are available 8 months out of the year. Jump over to Candy Direct and check out the Color section, there’s even a Pastel Colors subcategory where you are sure to find some creative Easter ideas.

Hannah Montana Disco Ball Lollipop Cover

Miley Cyrus—how did you do it? From the DNA of Billy Ray to little-girldom fame, the world has its eyes (and its pocketbooks) turned to you. Hannah Montana Disco Ball Lollipops are brought to us by the masterminds at Flix Candy. These suckers are nothing special at all. But, hey, you get a plastic disco ball to hang on your backpack or keychain when it’s all done, so you can feel just like Hannah Montana giving a concert with all the glitz and glamour of being a superstar. The disco ball does have an official Hannah Montana logo sticker, which makes it worth more than a quarter to most girls ages 6 to 14. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, try Hannah Montana Concert Candy (chewable microphones), Glamour Guitar Lollipops, or Picture Ring Pops. Millions of viewers and concert-goers can’t be wrong—this little girl’s got star quality and the ability to sell anything she puts her name and likeness to.

Once I pried open the shiny, disco ball cover, the lollipop inside was nothing to write home about. Its strawberry flavor was a bit dull, and the candy itself was only slightly bigger than a Dum Dum. The inner wrapper was plain white—no glitz at all. All in all, you’re paying for the image with this candy, and image is pretty much all you get. I would never buy this candy myself, but I know about a million and a half little girls who would. So hats off to Flix Candy and Hannah’s savvy agents for bringing the goods to the goody-goody consumer. Based in Niles, Illinois, Flix Candy is big into licensed candies, with Care Bears, WALL-E and Disney Princess candies all in the repertoire. They also market candy to boys, like their Box of Boogers, Gummy Bugs and superhero licensed brands.

Grillz Candy

What do you get when you mix Billy Bob Teeth with rap star Nelly’s dental fixation?

“Lemme see ya grillz!” Grillz Candy is one of the most surprising candies of this decade. Aimed at children three and older, this fruity lollipop is attached to a “partial” denture made of six shiny, silver teeth that you can use to dress up like your favorite rapper. When you smile, your new grillz will shine, letting people know you mean business. And the best part—this grill doesn’t cost thousands of dollars like the ones real rappers wear. Celebrity grills can cost anywhere from $50 for one gold-encrusted tooth to as much as $10,000! Wrappers lile Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg and the Ying Yang Twins sport diamond-jeweled grills in gold or platinum varieties. With the notion that “bigger is better,” these rappers really put their money where their mouth is. And Since Nelly’s hit song “Grillz,” this hip-hop phenomenon has become a worldwide fad. Just listen to the lyrics: “My teeth are mind blowin’ givin everybody chillz. Call me George Foreman ’cause I’m sellin’ everybody grillz.”

Just like Grillz candy, real Grillz can be bad for your teeth. The American Dental Association believes that wearing metal a metal grill extensively can cause bacteria to get trapped causing cavities, gum disease, or bone loss. If that’s the case, buying Grillz candy for your kids is definitely a better alternative to the real thing—price-wise and health-wise. I ripped open this package, anxious to see my rapper face. What would I look like with grillz? Would I like the look so much I’d want to keep it? That thought was fleeting, as I realized I’d just succumbed to another trend not much different from Billy Bob Teeth. In fact, Grillz are today what Billy Bob Teeth were a decade ago, and what wax lips were in the 1950’s and 60’s. What will you look like with a shiny smile? No need to rob a jewelry store—you can get these Grillz in the novelty candy section of your local grocery store.

Sugar Free People Pops

With a name like Golden Apples Candy Company, it has to be good—and good for you. Yes, if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, this all-natural, sugar-free candy company provides the goods to keep you healthy and your tastes buds happy. Based in Southport, Connecticut, the Golden Apples Candy Company is truly innovative, producing good-for-you candy that parents would not hesitate to buy for their young ones. People Pops (lollipops) and People Drops (hard candies) contain no artificial ingredients and are sweetened with all natural malitol syrup. Health-concerned consumers will appreciate that these candies have no artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet. They are also gluten- and dairy-free, for consumers with dietary restrictions. People Pops come in fun flavors, too. Lickin’ Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Tangy Citrus Parfait, Hot ‘n Spicy Cinnamon, and Frosty Chocolate Mint are a few varieties.

Unlike the single-flavor bags of People Drops, People Pops come in assorted flavors with six suckers in a pack. My bag contained Give Me Grape, Pineapple, Banana, Orange Zip, Very Very Cherry, and Double Chocolate Fudge. Of course I opened the chocolate lollipop first. The flavor was mildly sweet, like hot chocolate made with too much water and not enough powdered drink mix. But I liked it. And the Orange Zip really did have that extra little zing. These lollipops are rectangular and almost too big for my mouth, but I easily managed. This is definitely the best-tasting sugar free candy I’ve ever had, and at only 28 calories per lollipop. I’m anxious now to try some of Golden Apple’s other products, like the 7 Calorie Candy, for dieters. And I’m equally intrigued by their Mother Nature’s Health Pops, with special formulas aimed to remedy conditions such as the common cold, nicotine withdrawal, seasonal allergies, stress, anxiety, and PMS. If a candy could cure those conditions, I have a feeling the world would be a much brighter place. But for now, People Pops will help keep candy consumers healthier and happier one sucker at a time.

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Crayola Dippin Lickin Poppin Candy (strawberry)

Forget Pop Rocks. America’s favorite Crayon engineer is getting in on the action. What sets apart Crayola’s new Dipping’ Lickin’ Popping’ candy from Pop Rocks? Not a whole lot. Let’s compare. Both candies come in loose powder form, several fruit flavors and are wrapped in pockets or pouches. Both make a fun, crackling sound when they touch your tongue, staining your mouth with color.

In flavors like strawberry and blue raspberry, Crayola’s sweet treats will definitely please the 12 and under set—even older kids. But most parents won’t enjoy the high maintenance candy that Crayola provides. (That’s completely aside from the widespread rumors that eating these types of candies while drinking soda can cause one’s stomach to explode. This has never been proven, though pop culture icons like Homer Simpson and Green Day have speculated that it might be true over the years.)

Each packet of the Crayola candy comes with a crayon-shaped lollipop that can be used for licking and dipping (hence the very appropriate name) into the candy powder, for even more messy, candy, fun. Pop Rocks also makes a product like this, however, called Pop Rocks Dips. These have a gum lollipop inside the package, to dip and lick up the candy powder. While Crayola’s packaging is fresh and new, I don’t think this candy will become as sought after as the classic, retro treat of Pop Rocks, which have been around since the mid ‘70s. But maybe this will be the popping candy for the next generation? In the world of carbonated candy, anything is possible. (Note: the age restriction here says this Crayola candy is for kids 5 and older.) Whichever popping candy you prefer, it’s hard to deny that pairing a huge corporate name with a candy product is a good money-maker for the company. In addition to being known widely for their crayons, markers and other art products, Crayola (a.k.a. Binney & Smith) produces cooking kits, cake decorating supplies, home decor (including bedding and bathroom standards!), music and even computer software, all available at online at

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Lolly Lites

The Lolly Lites suckers are a lesser known brand of candy. Of the several flavors that the company markets, I tried the Juicy Grape, Banana Split, Orange Peel, Sour Apple, and Mixed Berry ones. I enjoyed most of these choices, especially the Banana Split one. But the Juicy Grape sucker tasted odd. I don’t know if it was because it was sugar-free or just the nature of the flavor, but it could’ve tasted “grapier,? but it wasn’t bad at all. The odd taste made me want to keep tasting out of curiosity alone and I eventually finished the entire sucker. One of the allures of the Lolly Lites suckers is their old-fashioned appearance. They are composed of a paper-like stick and a sucker with a simple wrapper that rips off easily.  With classic flavors like Wild Cherry and Bubble Gum along with the ones I’ve already mentioned, you can be taken back to days long ago by enjoying one of these delicious candies.

Lolly Lites are not only great-tasting, but the company takes extra lengths to be sure that these suckers can be enjoyed by everybody. If you are trying to keep an eye on your sugar intake, you can enjoy a Lolly Lite because they are sugar-free. They are also allergy-friendly as they are gluten-free and they contain no peanut by-products like so many foods and candies do nowadays. Vegetarians and vegans will also enjoy the fact that they contain no dairy while others will delight in the fact that these candies are also kosher. When I said they want everybody to be able to enjoy their candy, I really did mean everybody.

The Lolly Lites candies are a product of the Simon Candy confectionery company that has been producing and marketing delicious products since 1949. They specialize in novelty candies and old-fashioned treats to satisfy any body’s candy desires. They have recently introduced a new line of completely organic candies to add to their already vast collection of treats for consumers. For an added convenience, you can shop for Simon Candy products online if you can’t find them in your local store. They seem to be a bit obscure, but they offer their full line of novelty and old-fashioned candies on their website. You will definitely want to add this brand into your candy jar at home.

Twisted Push Pops – Berry Blast


I am afraid of a bunch of silly things. The dark, spiders, sharks, giant whales and now, Push Pops. That’s right, I have one more thing to add to my list of silly-scary things. You can now officially file spring-loaded Push Pops under “Candy I Fear.” I just got this new “Twisted Berry Blast” Push Pop and while the outside is similar to what I remember the original Push Pops looking like, inside the cylinder the hard candy sits on is a small, tightly coiled spring. When I uncapped the contraption, a blue and red striped wand shot a couple of inches out of the package and it threw me off a little. With my luck, that thing could have taken my eye out! There is just something unsettling about the whole situation – buy one and you’ll understand.

Aside from that, it tastes great. It’s been years since I have had a Push Pop and while I don’t eat lollipops that often, this one will surely rank at the top. Even though the original appeal of the Push Pop (you no longer push this pop – it’s more of a spring pop) is gone, this is still a fun candy. The cylinder of candy has been divided into four equal “twisted” parts. Two flavors of pop-py goodness have been twisted and together have formed a super pop of sorts. Berry blast tastes like raspberry and maybe strawberry (?) combined. It’s sweet in the way that you hope a lollipop will be. And the best part is, you don’t have to get your fingers all sticky – I really hate that. These would be great for kids – you can throw them in your purse or bag and hand them out during car trips, a day at Disneyland or just an at-home treat. When the kids get tired of the candy they can just re-cap it and save it for later. The cap even has a little hook that they can clip to their shirt, pants or shorts. Heck, these would even hold onto a pair of Batman pajamas (if your kid is that cool). All in all, it’s a fun to eat candy that brought me back to my childhood – even if it did scare me a little.



Sugar Daddy caramel pops are the fun-to-eat treat on a stick. They are known for their long-lasting flavor and chewy texture. They are an oldie but goodie, created in 1925 by the James O. Welch candy company it was then called the “Papa?. The product was designed as a rich, long-lasting milk caramel bar, served on a stick for easy handling. In 1932, the name was changed to “Sugar Daddy? to suggest that the candy would give you a “wealth of sweetness?. Since then, the Sugar Daddy has become well known to kids and adults of all generations, making it a nostalgic and beloved candy and to this day, Sugar Daddy pops continue to deliver their long-lasting caramel enjoyment.

Sugar Daddy caramel pops remind me of summertime and my youth. When I was young, I used to visit my aunt in Ohio. She bought Sugar Daddy’s and other nostalgic treats of her youth at a nearby drugstore and kept them on hand for us kids and if I remember correctly, herself as well! We used to run around her backyard in our bathing suits, jumping through the sprinklers, climbing trees and playing freeze tag. She’d always bring out her jar of treats and let us choose one from the mix. I, being the smart cookie that I am, always chose the Sugar Daddy’s. They were creamy, delicious, sticky and lasted for FOREVER. I could run around all day with that one bar and barely make a dent in it. My hands were sticky for hours afterwards and I’m sure I was the target of every ant and bee within twenty miles of the place, but man oh man, was it worth it!o. and c