Author Archives: Ken Shenkman

Candy Buffet

Candy Buffet Inspiration

Interview Series

Candy Buffet

Candy Buffets are a growing trend at social events. It can be a whimsical addition to your reception, or act as playful and interactive favors. We spoke with party planner Monica Bacallao of Moni Marvels to get the the insight on her candy styling efforts. Continue reading

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Rock Candy

Some people call it rock sugar, some call it sugar swizzle sticks others call it crystallized sugar. Here at the Bulk Candy Store, we call it Rock Candy.  It is made by a process called crystallization. The crystals are formed by allowing a supersaturated solution of sugar and water to crystallize onto a surface suitable for crystal nucleation, such as a string or stick.  The process takes about 6 to 7 days to produce the crystals. Continue reading

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The Leap Year Question

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“If a person is born on February 29th, can they only celebrate their birthday every 4 years?” This was a question from my niece as we put together the Leap Year goodie bags they will be using in their pre K. class as a teaching aid. “Great question, I guess they could celebrate on February 28th or March 1st…” I don’t think she heard my response; she was too busy eating concentrating on our project. Continue reading

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Candy for Super Bowl XLVI (46)

On February 5th, 2012 the New England Patriots will face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Kick off time is 6:30 est/5:30 cst on NBC. Whether you’re a fan of the New England Patriots, the New York Giants or (like me) you simply love watching the commercials and the halftime show (OMG, they have Madonna this year – yeah!), the Super Bowl remains a timeless American tradition – and an excuse PARTY PARTAAY! Food and drinks are usually the main attraction for a Super Bowl party, but a killer candy buffet is sure to score big with football fans. Continue reading

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A DIY Valentine’s Card Treat!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s never too early to start working on some cute Valentine’s Day cards for the kids to hand out. Instead of buying prepackaged cards for your kids to hand out on February 14th, why not make your own cute chocolate treat? Here is a fun and easy Valentine’s day craft for the kids to help you with and one that they can hand out to their classmates and teachers for Valentine’s! Continue reading

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Top 10 Braces friendly candies

If you have worn braces or know someone who wears braces, you are painfully aware that any sticky, hard, chewy or crunchy foods should be limited or avoided. According to The American Association of Orthodontics those of you donning braces should avoid caramel, nuts, licorice, jelly beans, hard pretzels, bubble gum, candy corn, and lollipops. Continue reading

A Sweet Treat

A Sweeeeeeet Treat!

There are so many candy possibilities when it comes to party favors, Valentine’s Day gifts, or just a treat for someone special. We here at Bulk Candy Store know that all of the options can be stressful, and we want to make it easier for you by showing you some creative and useful tips for candy favors and Valentine’s Day treats! A big hit at parties is always chocolate, so why not customize a chocolate bar for your next event! Below we have a printable chocolate bar wrapper that you can use to wrap around our Bosco chocolate bars! Continue reading