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A Sweet Blast from the Past: 80 years of candy and memories

From the beginning of the twentieth century, candy was an important part of the American past times. The old time candy culture is begging for a day when they can go to the store, fill up a bag, and only pay a quarter for more candy than they really needed. Nearly every American can recall a time when candy was the maker of childhood memories. Whether you’re 20 or 90, you will be able to relate to the idea that candy is generational, and with so many candy options today, many of the nostalgic candy generations long for simplicity in their candy options. Since this is nearly impossible, here is a quick guide to the limelight decades of old time candy. (more…)

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Candy and Colors Galore! A Guide to Seasonal Candy Buffets

During the Fall and Winter season, many people throw parties or have small get-togethers with their friends. One way to create a seasonal center piece is to use the oh-so-beloved candy buffet. What some of you may be wondering is how to decide on colors and actual candy that will fit your occasion. Well, I am here to help! Below I have put together a pictorial list of what color combinations work well for seasonal parties and exactly the candy you will need to create that exact color scheme. (more…)

Creating Your Candy Buffet – 4 Tips for a Sweet Buffet

You may have noticed something new at today’s weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and other special events. It is called the Candy Buffet – and it is all the rage! Event planners love them because they can create amazing displays without breaking the budget. Guests love them because they get to partake in the candy madness! There is no doubt that a candy wonderland adds sparkle and interests to any event. (more…)

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Meltable Items Update

I think the best part of being in the candy business is the sheer pleasure we get to bring to people.  The flip side is just the opposite, when people are not happy with their sweets, and of course, that bothers us.  One of the biggest problems we have is that in the summer it’s hot! And as we all know, there are many candies that don’t do so well in heat, especially chocolate (more…)

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Bulk Candy Store Blog is Back!

Bulk Candy StoreHi Everyone!

We’re back. The Bulk Candy Store blog has been silent for a while  because we had some technical glitches. We upgraded our servers at the end of last year and kablooey – the blog wouldn’t work! We have gone through several iterations, corrections and versions since then and finally settled on WordPress ( a good decision we think). We had to get our web host to set it up on our server, since it was not a Linux box, but they happily obliged. And now, here we are! (more…)

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Valentine’s day Candy Gram

The perfect Valentine’s Day gift not need to be expensive, I think a gift from the heart goes a long way and is considerably more special.  A Valentine candy gram really shows how much you care without breaking the bank.  You can easily adapt your candy gram to suit your boyfriend, girlfriend, daughter, teacher, mother or anyone else you love. A candy gram makes a versatile, heartfelt Valentine’s Day or just because gift. (more…)

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Choose your color! We have many different choices of chocolate nonpareils!

A Little Nonpareil History

For those who don’t know, nonpareils are tiny pieces of colored sugar that are commonly used to decorate flat round chocolates. Nonpareil translates from French into “without equal.” A recipe from 1886 calls the candy “Chocolate Drops with Nonpareils”, which is a good description of the candy. Over the years, it became simplified to “Chocolate Nonpareils”. Most people remember the Sno Caps chocolate candy nonpareils, which consisted of very small dark chocolates covered with tiny balls of white sugar. (more…)

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Pop Rocks Candy – still popping up everywhere!

Strawberry Bubble Gum  Blue Raspberry Dips

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Pop Rocks Myths and Reality

Hard to believe it, but are still some people out there that are afraid to eat Pop Rocks candy or will never eat them with a serving of Coca Cola. If you are one of those people, then fear not, we wrote this article especially for you. Years after the rumors have gone, the classic retro candy treat, lives on. (more…)

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Jordan Almonds – History, Mysteries and Meanings

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why are Jordan Almonds such popular favors for large events like weddings?”, “Why do they use 5 almonds in each favor?”, “Do this have any special significance?”, or “How are Jordan almonds made?” Well, so have we at the Bulkcandy Store. So we did a little looking and here’s what we learned. (more…)

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Coffee Candy – Great Flavor without the cup!

Have you ever wanted a cup of coffee, or just a taste, but don’t feel like making it? Then maybe you need to try a piece of coffee candy. Coffee hard candies and coffee toffee are a great way to satisfy your cravings. These candies really capture the complex, subtle flavor of coffee in convenient bite size amounts. As an added bonus, coffee candy won’t stain your teeth or result in heavy “coffee breath”!

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