Pop Rocks Candy – still popping up everywhere!

Updated 10-08-2019

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. Continue reading “Pop Rocks Candy – still popping up everywhere!”

The History of the Chocolate Candy Bar!

Chocolate was not always Chocolate

Chocolate candy bars are a favorite sweet treat for children and adults alike. In fact, many adults use children for holidays like Halloween just to do their chocolate candy bar bidding. Chocolate bars have a legendary history, as rich as the chocolaty treats we enjoy today.

The chocolate bar as we know it has been around for about a century, but people have been using Chocolate for as long as 4,000 years. It came in a liquid form that resulted after mixing ground up cacao beans with water and a variety of spices like chili peppers, to make a sweet tasting drink called Xocolatl.

Ancient Civilizations

In the 16th Century, Aztec Emperor Montezuma was a HUGE fan of this Cacao drink. He was rumored to consume 3 gallons of this stuff daily. We are pretty sure the Aztec people who watched him in horror as he guzzled gallons of spicy chocolate water were the ones coined the term ‘Chocolate Wasted’ – WAY before Adam Sandler. The Mayans, Aztecs and Olmec’s believed chocolate to have mystical and spiritual qualities. No wonder Montezuma was pounding it back like a frat boy on Cinco de Mayo.

The Mayans worshiped the God of Cacao so chocolate was only available to the most elite of the bunch. Sigh, that is some serious chocolate discrimination. The Aztecs traded with the Mayans for cacao beans. The cacao bean was such a commodity that it was used as currency between the tribes. One turkey hen for 100 cacao beans please! Continue reading “The History of the Chocolate Candy Bar!”

Candy and Culture: The Modern History of Your Favorite Sweets

Throughout the decades, candy has been a staple in American pop culture and has been an essential part of American life. Brands are instantly recognizable by even the youngest of generations, even though some have been around for half a century before them. We are going to take you on a ride through each decade’s favorite candies and how they fit with the pop culture of the time. So sit back, relax, and experience the roller coaster of nostalgia, memories, and even wonder as we take you back in time to your childhood and beyond to see how popular candy has changed through the decades.

The 1950s-

The 50s was an exciting time in American history. The average family was now able to afford more than they ever could and people began to express themselves in brand new ways from clothes to music to cars. It wasn’t uncommon to pass a diner with a jukebox and it definitely wasn’t uncommon to see teens in poodle skirts, and leather jackets dancing over the diner’s tiled floors! The  playful life of this decade was seen in the candies people ate and loved.

The most popular candies of this century included Atomic Fireballs and Bazooka Bubble Gum.

Atomic Fireballs
Pop culture in the 1950s glorified atomic bombs. World War II brought attention to the extreme weapon, and it was eventually introduced in popular culture in the Atomic Craze. In 1954, these fiery hot cinnamon candies were introduced by the Ferrara Candy Company. Kids and teens played games over how long one could hold one of these suckers in their mouth. Now, 15 million of these candies are consumed each year, proving to be a continual favorite in America for decades.

Bazooka Bubble Gum-

In the 1950s, one brand of bubble gum, Bazooka, was extremely popular. Though created shortly after WWII, the popularity of the product expanded when the wrappers featured comics on them. The comics often described the adventures of “Bazooka Joe” and were meant to be humorous, probably to get kids and teens to buy a pack of the gum. You could also win prizes by saving up wrappers and mailing them to the company. The comics ranged from everyday funnies to future predictions, as sci-fi was also beginning to blow up in the 1950s. Today, Bazooka Bubble Gum wrappers do not include the comics because younger generations found them less amusing, but those who grew up with the brand might care to disagree!

The 1960s-

Groovy! The 1960s was a time for hippies, peace signs, and colorful, flowery print clothes. Music was revolutionized by The Beatles and other classics like Stevie Wonder. Old ways of thinking moved out of the way while new ways moved in. Candies that are still popular today rose out of this era, changing the candy game in more ways than one.

Some of the most popular candies of the 60s included Astro Pops and Starburst. Continue reading “Candy and Culture: The Modern History of Your Favorite Sweets”

All about Gummy Bears, I mean Gummi Bears!

Agave Bears - Bulk Candy Store
Agave Bears are made with All Natural Agave Nectar

Hey candy lovers! It’s 2019, and nothing in the candy world compares to the beloved Gummi Bear, or is it Gummy Bear? We’ll get to that later…

With choices like Watermelon, Hot Cinnamon and Gigantic Bananas we don’t think any other candy can compete with the demand of these fun and cute confections. No matter your favorite adaptation of these chewy delectable temptations, you have every reason to adore them.

Haribo or Bust

Those shiny and squishy bears have had millions of loyal fans across the world for decades. In fact, the first known Gummi bear (Gummibär)  was made in Germany in the early 1920’s by the self made candy connoisseur, Hans Riegel.

HARIBO soon became one of the largest Gummi Bear distributors in the world.

What started off as colorless, hard candies soon turned into soft gelatin-based fruit snacks that resembled the popular bears that were seen dancing in festivals and parades.

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DIY Holiday Peppermint Bark Recipe

Nothing is as good as sweets and desserts on the holidays! Throw those fruit cakes aside and make a few batches of this tasty Holiday Peppermint Bark!

Our super easy and incredible tasting candy bark is great for gifting and even better for dipping in hot cocoa!

You can make this recipe as a Christmas Eve tradition, or Holiday Bake Sale staple!

All you need are a few ingredients!

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Long Lost Delfa Rolls coming back to life!

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 6,  2018

Blast from the Past? History of Delfa Rolls

Are you young enough to remember the Delfa Rolls, also called Danish Ribbons? They used to be sold by a few convenience stores in the 1960s. They were pretty hard to find because they were imported from overseas. It was a lot of fun eating Delfa Rolls because you could peel off the strips and chew on them, or just pop the entire roll in your mouth and suck on it until it was gone. You got a roll of licorice that you could separate into four rolls. Continue reading “Long Lost Delfa Rolls coming back to life!”

Who says you can’t eat Watermelon Seeds?

Summer has been HOT this year, but we have a treat that will cool you down and boost up your spirits at the same time!

Sweet, tasty, cool and refreshing we give you…

WATERMELON SUNDAES with EDIBLE SEEDS!

These one of a kind sundaes are as cute as they are yummy!

Watermelon Sundae by Bulk Candy Store
Watermelon Sundae by Bulk Candy Store

These Watermelon Sundaes are so delicious and sweet they are the ultimate summertime treat! All you need is a few ingredients and you’ll be on your way to a refreshing cup of YUM!

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World’s Largest Buckeye at the Ohio State Fair

Bulk candy Store has teamed up with Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes to give you the World’s LARGEST Buckeye and its on display RIGHT NOW at the Ohio State Fair! The Buckeye state is the perfect place to introduce this massive mountain of candy goodness!

This Buckeye weighs in at just over 300 pounds! That is equal to almost 4000 Buckeyes and a WHOLE LOT of Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

World’s Largest Buckeye

 

You can visit this one of a kind treat at the Ohio State Fair until August 5th 2018!

Along with this world record of a Buckeye you can also find Bulk Candy Store’s famous
Deep Fried Buckeyes at the fair too! Irresistible melted peanut butter and chocolate inside of a sweet fried funnel cake batter! Its easy to DROOL just looking at these golden sweet treats!

Bulk Candy Store’s Deep Fried Fair Treats

 

Did I mention you can also find Deep Fried Twinkies, Snickers, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Grilled Cheese and many more amazing recipes from our Deep Fried stand!

Brian Shenkman – Owner of Bulk Candy Store at the Deep Fried Stand

 

Brian from Bulk Candy Store also stocks up big time on candy for the popular candy maze that fair goers across the country love! Check out the Candy Maze in the photo below! You can be sure to find your favorites and all of the best nostalgic classics and even some savory snacks too!

World’s Largest Traveling Candy Maze by Bulk Candy Store

Do you really need any more reason to head on over to the fair before its too late to visit the World’s Largest Buckeye & The World’s Largest Traveling Candy Maze!?  We don’t think so!

 

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10 Money Saving Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet

10 Money Saving Tips for the Perfect Candy BuffetOver the last twenty years or so Bulk Candy Store has helped thousands of people put together candy buffets for their special occasions. We’ve helped people put together candy buffets for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceañreas, baby showers and corporate events.  Over that time we have also learned a lot about the mistakes people make when setting up their own candy buffets. At Bulk Candy Store, helping people avoid these mistakes has been a crusade of ours. Whenever we speak with a customer about a candy buffet, we try and make sure that they understand what to do and what not to do to make their candy buffet a success without breaking the bank. It is with this in mind that we present you with the following tips for your candy buffet.

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