Ever Heard of a Candycot?

I hadn’t either, until now. The New York Times has called the Candycot a “summer treasure,” and I couldn’t agree more.  California grower John Driver has bred these seasonal delicacies in order to sell them commercially. And don’t forget the tastiness of dried apricots too. This fruit is truly satisfying when just picked and dried. You can even use them in your personalized trail mixes!

Sugar = Comfort

Wow! According to the NY Times, despite the current recession, sugar is comforting to the soul. “As unemployment has risen, Americans, particularly adults, have been consuming growing volumes of candy, from Mary Janes and Tootsie Rolls to Gummy Bears.” People have actually put candy into their budgets, as it is a stress reliever when times are tough. According to the New York Times, this has happened in the past too..

Circus Delights

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

It’s baseball season! The sound of the crowd, the crack as the ball hits the bat followed by the mad dash around the bases is considered to be America’s national pastime. When was the last time you took in a game? And the experience isn’t complete without a hot dog, a Cracker jacks, peanuts, and popcorn.  However, these snacks can be quite expensive… so I’d rather bring my own snacks.

Tori Spelling & Sweet City Candy

On June 15th and 16th, Shadow PR presented a showcase for the hottest fall collections. The best parts of any showcase are the sneak previews and giveaways.  When actress/designer/supermom TORI SPELLING spotted SWEET CITY CANDY, she added Starburst, Gummy Bears, and Jelly Beans to her goody bag which also included UES (Upper Echelon Shoes), Jules Smith jewelry, and Treesje handbags – what could be better?  She and actress Chelsea Staub .

Unusual Ice Cream Toppings

Unusual Ice Cream Toppings

This week I definitely have ice cream on my mind… and I started thinking about ice cream toppings. Sprinkles (Jimmies) in rainbow or chocolate, peanut butter cups, crushed malted milk balls, almonds, fresh fruit, M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, gummy bears, heath bars, chocolate chips, hot fudge, caramel, and chocolate rocks. These are just a few of what are considered traditional ice cream toppings. I looked into some other not-so-traditional ice cream.

It’s like a mahhhhs bah, only bettah.

It’s like a mahhhhs bah, only bettah.

Recently I went to Maine with my boyfriend to visit his family. He lives near Old Orchard Beach and the Biddeford area. Usually, the Maine accent around there isn’t very strong –we have to go about an hour farther into Maine before the accent becomes pronounced. Tim and I had decided to take the back roads to his family home, and on the way he pointed a family-owned farm that.

Personalizing Your Trail Mix

GUMMY CANDY CONTEST!

GUMMY CANDY CONTEST!

Sweet City Candy is having another contest! DO YOU WANT TO WIN A 5LB BAG OF GUMMY CANDY? JUST GUESS HOW MANY JELLY BEANS ARE IN THE JAR!! The rules are as follows: 1. Follow @SweetCityCandy on Twitter. 2. Retweet the following: RT@SweetCityCandy I just entered SCC’s candy counting contest, and I think there are XXXX pieces of candy in that jar! 3. On June 14th the winner with the.

Candy Treasure Center

Candy Treasure Center

You know how when you walk into the supermarket there’s always a row of candy dispensers? They cost like $.25 and you get a small handful of your chosen candy.  The row of dispensers I saw tonight was called The Treasure Center and I thought to myself, if I could design my own personal  Treasure Center, what candies would I stock? I would have three rows of candy dispensers. On.