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One PEZ at a time

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, and Ice 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!

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Alina Serrano (the newbie)

Making National Pancake Day a Little Sweeter

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 and get creative, you can’t go wrong with candy in pancakes.

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Alina Serrano (the newbie)

Candy for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th and a great time to have a themed party for your children!

Did you know: St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the globe to honor the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.

There are hundreds of websites that provide fun activities for children to do revolving around St. Patrick’s Day. Our favorites can be found here…

Craft ideas and Printables

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.

Our favorite St. Patrick’s Day candies:

Spearmint Leaves

Gummi Apple O’s

Green & Silver Hershey’s Kisses

Green Chocolate Foil Stars

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Make This Valentine’s Day Especially Memorable

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!

Find all these products and more at Candy Direct!

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Throw a Fun Valentine’s Day Party

Here at Candy Direct we have all the candy you need to throw a memorable Valentine’s Day party for your kids or classmates. Some of our favorite Valentine’s Day candy, and the candy we recommend for throwing a party includes:

CHERRY LOVERS comes in a bag filled with heart-shaped chews consisting of nine different flavors of cherry. These heart shaped fruit chews are great for any romantic person.

CONVERSATION HEARTS and CHOCOLATE CONVERSATION HEARTS have cute little sayings on every one. They allow you to send nothing but sweet messages to that special someone in your life and are perfect for making your children feel special!

LUV POPS and TWINKLE POPS are heart shaped lollipops and are the perfect gift or souvenir from your great party!

You will find all these products and more at Candy Direct.

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Serving Pillow Mints as Corporate Confections

Pillow Mints – After Dinner Mints

Besides being after dinner mints to serve at home, pillow mints are also perfect when served at work. Whether served at the reception area or stocked in the pantry, these tiny melt-in-your-mouth confections can be very useful in the corporate setting.

By stocking up on these mints, employees can be confident that no matter what they had for lunch, they can maintain a minty fresh breath with some of these delightful pastel-colored candies. This helps to keep office interactions pleasant and it can’t hurt to pop one in before meeting with clients, managers or partners.

Not only that, pillow mints can also be eaten when experiencing indigestion, as they are known to relax the stomach muscles, control stomach gas, and promote the secretion of digestive juices – you can be sure no one in the office will be camping in the restroom all day!

By making sure these mints are available at your workplace, you can have these addictive  sweet treats save you from embarrassment with their refreshing minty taste!

Chocolate Foil Coins – Candy Coins

Planning a Super Mario-themed Party with Chocolate Foil Coins and Other Fun Items

Planning a game-themed birthday party is a surefire way of having a unique and memorable celebration for your child. Make the party even more unforgettable by using a classic video game character that everyone knows and loves, Super Mario! With some imagination, art supplies, and a bunch of chocolate foil coins, you can get more than a 1-Up for your creativity skills.

There are lots of creative things that you can do to transform any room into the Mushroom Kingdom! Even better, these don’t have to cost too much. Some things you can consider include creating invitations shaped like Fire Flowers, Starmen, and Super Mushrooms; or getting a cake with Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi standing on top.

Other examples for fun Mario-themed decorations include making beanstalks from green crepe paper, hanging computer-printed power-ups on the ceiling, and filling homemade coin block centerpieces with chocolate foil coins.

Daughters can have a Super Mario-themed party too! Just swap Luigi or Mario with Princess Peach or Birdo! In addition, preparing a playlist with chiptune songs for the party will add more ‘oomph’ to the fun, video game world you are planning to recreate.

By doing this, you can confidently throw a party that will stand out and be talked about for weeks to come!

Cherry Cordial M&Ms – Christmas Candy

Holiday Dessert Ideas: Cherry Cordial M&Ms in a Christmas Trifle

Christmas trifles are some of the most delectable holiday desserts any household can serve this season. Made with thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, and whipped cream, it’s hard to imagine anyone saying no to a plate of this treat. The best part about this dessert is that it can be served with any fruit imaginable! What’s more, you can even use candy like cherry cordial M&Ms!

When making trifles, most recipes have a layering pattern that starts with cake, fruit, and custard or a cream mixture. This is repeated until the container is full, and then topped off with a thin layer of sweetened whipped cream.

You can add variety to the layers as long as the same or complementing fruits are used. For instance, after the first layer of cherries, cherry cordial M&Ms can be used in lieu of fruits for the next layer. This will give the dessert an added crunch and the lavish taste of milk chocolate.

If you want to add a little more “oomph” to the final product, use chocolate pudding instead of custard in between layers to create a cordial cherry-flavored trifle! With a little imagination and kitchen creativity, you can create unique Christmas desserts that will definitely impress!

Mini Candy Canes – Christmas Candy

Holiday Beverages Taste Yummier with Mini Candy Canes

Aside from being yummy Christmas tree decorations and stocking fillers, mini candy canes also add a special taste to everyone’s favorite holiday beverages. Whether in eggnog, hot chocolate, or coffee, adding these lip-smacking candies can turn these rich, creamy drinks into instant gourmet beverages. Peppermint candy canes provide the perfect tongue-tingling balance between hot and cold on people’s taste buds.

When preparing hot drinks using these Christmas confections, hosts can pick between the two serving techniques: adding crushed or whole candy canes. Most of the time, it’s best to use both types to get the delicious minty kick infused in the drinks.

Simply crush a few candy canes finely and mix the powder in the drink. Next, hang a whole candy cane on the cup’s rim as a nice little garnish. Whipped cream can also be added on top of the beverage for a creamy, gourmet twist.

These minty flavor-enhancers aren’t just limited to warm drinks. With the right ingredients, they can also be easily added to create holiday versions of the martini and margarita. This way, even adults can enjoy the peppermint taste of these sweet holiday treats in their favorite cocktails.

Perfect for any Christmas beverage, mini candy canes are excellent holiday treats to stock up on this season!

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