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Chocolate and Champagne on the Rocks

We have a very creative bunch here at the Bulk Candy Store, I am constantly amazed at some of their creations. The idea pictured in the photo above  came from the the creative mind of our Summer Intern Avery. This was his contribution to the his nephew’s base ball championship winners party.

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Salt Water Taffy Pulling Machine

History of Salt Water Taffy

Most everyone loves salt water taffy, but did you ever wonder when and how it was first made? Salt Water Taffy is a variety of soft taffy originally produced and marketed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, beginning in the late 19th century. The most popular explanation of the name is that  of a candy-store owner, David Bradley, whose shop was flooded during a major storm in 1883. His entire stock of taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. Shortly afterward, a young girl came into his shop and asked if he had any taffy for sale. Mr. Bradley jokingly offered her some “salt water taffy.”  After sampling a piece, the girl purchased the candy and proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends. Bradley’s mother was in the back of the store and overheard the whole conversation. She loved the name “saltwater taffy”, and that’s what it was called from then on. (more…)

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A Gift for Dad

 

Last week my son asked me to help him to create a candy bouquet Father’s Day gift for his dad. Excellent idea! I thought. My first idea was to do a black and white themed bouquet.  I selected a simple glass bottle to use as a vase. I stuffed it with black shredded paper, next I arranged three black and white swirl lollipops in the vase and I finished the arrangement with an over sized white bow. (more…)

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Candy Jars Under $6.00

So, you have decided to forgo the professional party planner and you are going to create a candy buffet all by your lonesome. Great, you and I are of like minds. But, the price of candy jars can be upwards of $30.00. This is quite reasonable if you are using them on multiple occasions, but, if this is a onetime project you may not want to pay that much per jar. (more…)

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Things You Need To Know When Creating A Candy Buffet

So, you are browsing the candy by color category at BulkCandyStore.com and a thought bubble  pops over your head – How much candy do I need for this event? Well, The general consensus among party planners is that you need approximately eight ounces of candy per guest. So lets do the math – if 25 party goers RSVP yes to your event,  then you will need  200 ounces of candy or 12.5 pounds – that’s 25 people, times 8 OZs of candy equals 200 OZs. Divide the 200 ounces by 16 ’cause 16 oz = 1lb and you will need to buy 12.5 lbs of candy. (I bet you did not know that math was this sweet:) Now, I know some of your guests may take more than 8 ounces, but if your friends are like mine, some will be watching their weight, so they will take less or they may leave the delicious candy treats behind – yes, I did take that into account – it all balances out. (more…)