rock candy centerpiece

Rock Candy Centerpieces

My daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was last week. If you’ve been to one of these, you have probably seen that the décor is usually based on a theme.  When given a choice, a lot of kids will pick crazy themes for their parties. I got lucky; my daughter simply wanted “lights everywhere”. Of course, I wanted to make sure we packed in a good dose of candy in there. Continue reading

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure

Our Love-Hate Relationship with Candy

A review of  Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure

Americans have had a rocky relationship with candy over the years. At times candy has been the “go to” food, and other times it’s been demonized as the beginning of the path to destruction.  This love-hate relationship with candy is really quite interesting, and the focus of the book Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, by Samira Kawash.   Continue reading

St. Patricks Day

Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th. Saint Patrick lived from 385–461 AD, and he is undoubtedly the most renowned patron saints of Ireland. He is known for driving the snakes out of Ireland, but that is really a myth since there were (and still are) no snakes in Ireland. (Ireland is an island in the midst of icy ocean waters – much too cold for snakes to migrate from England or anywhere else.)  But since snakes often represent evil in literature, “when Patrick drives the snakes out of Ireland,” really means that he drove the old, evil, pagan ways out of Ireland, and  brought in a new age of Christianity. Continue reading

Candy Topiaries

The term topiary was originally used to describe plants that were molded into specific shapes by talented (and patient) landscapers. This practice dates back thousands of years and has been applied to a variety of mediums (flowers, balloons, etc), and like all good things, candy makes it sweeter. With the popularity of candy buffets and candy themed events, it’s no wonder that candy has become a popular décor item as well. It makes perfect sense, candy comes in a vast array of colors, shapes and sizes and appeals to just about everyone. Continue reading

The New BulkCandyStore.com

The online world changes quickly  and we know that we have to keep up with those changes, so…… we’re building a new and improved BulkCandyStore.com. We have some ideas of what we would like on the new site, but we REALLY want YOUR ideas. Please take a moment to share a feature or two that you think we need on the new site. One of you who comments will win a BulkCandyStore.com gift certificate. Continue reading

A Candy-Themed Baby Shower: Now That’s a Sweet Idea!

Everyone loves sweets and candy, so why not make it the theme of your baby shower? It adds colour and creativity to any party and works well if you’re celebrating the imminent arrival of a baby girl or a boy! From invites to decorations to party favour bags, you can make a baby shower a sweet success for the mum-to-be and her guests. Continue reading

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