Author Archives: Ken Shenkman

The New Bulk Candy Store – Cash & Carry

 

January 1, 2013 was a big day for us at Bulk Candy Store. It was the day we moved from our 6000 sq. ft. warehouse into our new 17000 sq. ft. cash and carry candy retail space. We were super excited – now we were more than an online retailer – our local customers could now walk in to our warehouse, peruse the candies and shop to their hearts content. Continue reading

Grand opening

Win Free Candy – Our first Giveaway!

 

On February, 9th 2013 Bulk Candy Store will be opening their new cash and carry warehouse to the public. Since our customers live all over the world, some of you will not be able to attend the Guaranteed to be fabulous event. We do not want to exclude anyone, we would like to give all candy lovers an opportunity to join in on the festivities and win some free candy. Continue reading

Love and Peppermint Candy Cane

 

The Christmas holidays are oversad and you have several pounds of left over candy canes. What to do, what to do? Valentine’s day is around the corner and since it’s another ‘red and white’ holiday, we can up cycle our left over candy canes in to crafty valentine’s creations. I scoured the corners of the internet and found a few ideas. I will share some of my favs. Continue reading

Conversation Hearts

Valentine’s Day – How it started

 

St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, includes remnants of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. Have you ever wondered about who Saint Valentine was, or how he started this romantic ritual? One legend tells us that Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during the third century. Roman Emperor Claudius II had just outlawed marriage, because he believed that single men made better soldiers than those with families. Saint Valentine continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine killed. Continue reading

Wax candy and wax bottles

Wax Bottles Candy

 

Remember when you were a kid and you had those cool little wax bottles with juice in them? Of course you do! And did you know that you can still get them? Bet ya’ didn’t! Well, they’ve been around for a while and they are still as much fun as they were back then. Here’s some information about this classic candy treat Continue reading

How to make a candy bouquet

Guest post by Korah Morrison

The best gift for the sweet tooth is not a bouquet of flowers, but a candy bouquet! This bouquet is just beautiful, and very tasty as well. I propose that you break the stereotypes and make a beautiful bouquet of candies by hand. Your handy work will be much more appreciated by your friends and family, definitely more than a bouquet bought at the store. Continue reading

Movie candy

The Candy Gift Basket Project

 

It has been a super busy month here at Bulk Candy Store. It seems like all our friends and families have October birthdays and naturally, since we are candy retailers, they all get gifts of candies and fun foods. I have become every ones favorite relative, after all, who doesn’t like candy! Continue reading

Turkish Taffy’s Early History

Herman Herer circa 1912

Contrary to popular misinformation Turkish Taffy was not invented by Victor Bonomo (pronounced “Bah nah moe”), but by Herman Herer in New York back in 1912. While making a batch of marshmallow candy for  Herman accidentally added too many egg whites. Instead of throwing the whole mess away, he realized that he may be on to something. After a lot of experimentation and testing, Herman created “Turkish Taffy”.  Unfortunately, no one actually knows why Herman came up with the name or in what manner he sold or marketed Turkish Taffy. Continue reading