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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, CandyDirect.com is here for you! At CandyDirect.com 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 CandyDirect.com? 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 CandyDirect.com 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!

Hershey’s Butter Crème Kisses

As long as I can remember, Hershey’s Kisses have been a staple part of the candy dish assortment in the living rooms of everyone I know. Such a simple concept, an over sized chocolate chip, has never garnered more success. Every time you pop a Hershey’s Kiss in your mouth it is followed by the inevitable craving for more, and before you know it, you have a mound of silver foil to pick up.

Throughout the years Hershey has been good to us, surprising us by coming out with different variations of the Kisses every so often. They have had every conceivable variety and combination, and some unconceivable ones. Personally, I have enjoyed most of their creations.

Here come the Special Edition limited time Hershey’s Butter Crème Kisses. I snacked on these with my morning coffee and it was great. The Hershey’s chocolate was delicious as usual, sweet and rich, but the simple addition of the butter crème filling gave the whole thing a new elevated taste. It was so rich in flavor, I was surprised. The chocolate and butter crème make a wonderful fusion of a luscious sweet and smooth taste. There is a slight vanilla taste to the butter crème, but it is sweeter.

The taste reminded me of a childhood favorite of mine called the Kinder Surprise Egg, or Uberraschungsei, in German. These are not available in the United States so it had been a while since I tasted something like it and I was very pleasantly surprised that the Butter Crème Kiss was reminiscent of that. These seasonal treats are only available for a limited time, so get them while you can!

Nestle Crunch Nest Egg and Nestle Creamy Caramel Nest Egg

Nestle Crunch and Creamy Caramel Nest Eggs, I wondered “what majestic chocolate bearing creature could have laid these eggs?” These little treats are an excellent addition, if not requirement, for a perfect Easter Basket. Get them while you can because their only offered that one special time of year!

I started with the Nestle Crunch Nest Egg. This egg met all my expectations. I am a big fan of Nestle Crunch so I was very glad that this was, in essence, an egg version of a Crunch Bar. Being in an egg shape made it a delicious pop-in-your-mouth snack, a ball of Crunch, one might say. The milk chocolate was good as always and the crisped rice added that delicious crunch to it all. If you’re a fan of Nestle Crunch, you will be a fan of Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs.

The Nestle Creamy Caramel Nest Egg was delicious. The shell is comprised of a thick layer of milk chocolate. Within this lays a soft layer of gooey caramel, thicker than in most other chocolate eggs, but still smooth. The Creamy Caramel Nest Egg had a very rich taste to it. These things are sweet and a little addicting, so beware not to make a meal out of them, or you’ll be clearing your throat for days.

Nestle Nest Eggs are great for this time of year. They are a little hard to open, but all the more worth it. Unwrap one today, or two, or three.

Hershey Kisses Cherry Cordial

Cherry Cordial Kisses. The familiar milk chocolate kiss is now filled with a liquid cherry center. Each Cherry Cordial Kiss is wrapped in special foil to distinguish it from the pack—magenta with a zebra-like black swirl.

From what I can tell, the reviews on these are mixed. Some candy addicts would like to see Cherry Cordial Kisses available year-round! Others think the cherry filling tastes a bit like medicine. I’m leaning more toward the medicine analysis, but I can still see and appreciate why others might fall in love. First off, cherry cordial candies are reminiscent of Christmastime. I used to get a box of the creamy-filled candies each year in my stocking, with a chew maraschino cherry inside waxy-tasting chocolate. Hershey Kisses, while they inspire the same sentiment, don’t have a cherry inside—just light pink liquid filling. Not nearly as thick and creamy as traditional cherry cordial filling, Hershey’s cherry filling gushes out as soon as you sink your teeth in.

Milk chocolate Kisses are such a good thing; I can’t imagine making them any better by filling them with cherry goo. In fact, I don’t think any of the variations from the original (Hershey’s Hugs, Kisses with Caramel or Peanut Butter) are as satisfying as solid milk chocolate. But if you’re game for possible disappoint, potential delight, pick up a bag and give them a shot. One serving (9 kisses . . . I didn’t make it that far) has 180 calories and 7 grams of fat. Unlike the original Hershey Kisses, released over a century ago, these aren’t here to stay. But if people buy them up fast enough, who knows when they might be re-released.

[tags] Hershey’s, kisses, milk chocolate, chewy candy, sweets [/tags]

The Reese’s Legacy

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Don’t ever say Candy Direct didn’t give you the best candy with a bit of education to appreciate the fine work that goes into these treats. In 1922 H.B. Reese released the first Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. In 1963 Hershey’s Chocolate Company buys the H.B. Reese Candy Company. 7 years later, Hershey would double in size because the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is that popular.

You know the name. You are familiar with its scent. You love the taste, and that’s what drives your taste buds crazy. It’s the old familiar smell of good times about to be had by all. It’s the joy of knowing you are about to eat something precious. It’s the excitement that you are about to consume the treat of treats that has every other candy wondering how they can become the next big thing. It’s the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. So powerful, and uncompromising in its attitude, it leaves you defeated after going round for round with this past time playboy. Encasing creamy peanut butter in a cup of chocolate, Reese’s give you what appears to be an early birthday cake.

Reese’s Pieces

Reese’s Pieces. Candy in a crunchy shell. They first hit the market in 1978 and made a quick impression on the chocolate candy industry. In fact Reese’s Pieces was so popular, it had a big screen debut as E.T.’s favorite candy. The idea is simple, take peanut butter, cover it in a hard chocolate shell and make it bite size. It’s not saturated with greasy peanut butter, it’s a smooth taste with a nice chocolate compliment. It’s giving all other bite size chocolate treats the stink eye. It wants to be different. It wants to be in your face. It wants to make a nice little home in your heart of hearts, by giving you the best of what chocolate and peanut butter can offer. It takes its time, leaving a lasting impression on your senses for decades to come.

Now, the sister candy to the original Reese’s Pieces is the Reese’s Pieces with Nuts. From exterior to interior we have the chocolate shell, followed by the peanut butter layer found in the original. But those is surrounding a peanut. Again a simple idea, just enhanced. But fret not you band wagon jumpers, there’s room for you yet. These little puppies kick it up a notch and say, “what’s the deal, we can’t come out and play? We just want a chance to prove ourselves in the chocolate world. Just because we’re different, that doesn’t make us wrong. And right they are! They stand next big brother with folded arms of enthusiasm.

In my opinion, Reese’s Pieces may be one of the best ideas for a snack candy. One of my favorite combinations being chocolate and peanut butter, they make it easy for travel on land, air and sea! These pieces of amazement, tantalize and mesmerize the uneducated candy consumer. This is the only type of its kind on the market and bests the challenger on every aspect of the peanut butter and chocolate collaboration. When it comes to Reese’s, they are the original peanut butter and chocolate candy. Do your self’s a favor, buy a bag, and take a minute to enjoy the company of an old friend.

Almond Joy Bars

Coconut, almonds and milk chocolate; that just might be the best chocolate combination ever. Hershey’s took that idea and created the Almond Joy in 1946 and it is a wonderful creation. Although it was Peter Paul who originally made Almond Joy, they merged with Hershey’s and the ideas kept coming. But the Almond Joy, although it was not the original, will always be the best for me. It just takes me away from all my troubles and kind of loosens me up. I think the best way to eat an Almond Joy is to cherish every detail. First I like to eat the almond, and then just let the coconut and chocolate blend together and lastly let it melt away. That way I get to enjoy every precious property of the candy bar.

Another great aspect of Almond Joy is the fact that they come with two large individual candies that have two separate almonds in them. I love that because I can buy one and split it between me and my sister easily.  We both get a large, satisfying candy, without having to buy two. Of course we usually end up going back and getting another one! Almond
Joys are really a joy to eat.