Graduation Party Ideas!

Graduation Party Ideas!

Now that Easter is over, we can move on to other candy topics and important candy holidays – like Graduation! This important life event is right around the corner for the class of 2011, and those hardworking graduates deserve some creative treats at their party.  Our friends from Pizzazzerie and other sites have put together an amazing list of creative graduation party ideas that we just have to share our.

Easy Candy Wedding Favors

Easy Candy Wedding Favors

Wedding season is upon us, which means for those brides and grooms out there, you’re wondering what in the world you can give you guests to say thank you that won’t completely bust your budget.  One of the greatest ways to keep your wedding favors under control is to use candy!  Here are three great ideas for easy candy wedding favors: Black Tie Almonds: It doesn’t matter if your wedding.

Where do Skittles Come From?

Where do Skittles Come From?

Although the makers of Skittles would like us to think that they come from rainbows, that’s not really true.  So, where did Skittles originate from? Surprisingly, Skittles is a relatively young candy in America.  They were first made in 1974 in Britain and were imported to America in 1979.  By 1982 Skittles were being made domestically and we were all invited to “taste the rainbow.” Skittles now come in many.

Nosh at the Office – Snack and Candy Ideas

Nosh at the Office – Snack and Candy Ideas

One of the toughest jobs in an office is the person who has to decide what snacks to buy for the break room.  Seriously – no one hears more grief from their peers about how well they’re doing their job than that poor administrative assistant or office manager who’s job description includes ordering snacks.  We want to make that person’s job easier and have provided a sure-fire list of office-acceptable.

How Did I Miss National Pecan Day?

How Did I Miss National Pecan Day?

So, this post is better late than never.  Yesterday, April 14, was National Pecan Day (not to be confused with just regular Pecan Day on March 25) but just because both pecan days have passed, it doesn’t mean we can still celebrate. I found this amazing Turtle Candy recipe on Examiner.com (Shannon Wendt) and thought it was worthy of re-posting here. This kind of candy is great to make in.

Top 12 Favorite Sour Candies

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[NOTE: Due to popular demand this list has been updated to include 12 all time favorite sour candies. See if your's is on the list!] I’ve been having a craving for sour candy these days.  Who else is with me? In the spirit of all things sour, here is my list of top 12 favorite sour candies.  Let us know what you think and post your favorite sour candy in.

Edible Easter Crafts!

Edible Easter Crafts!

One of the greatest things about Easter is getting to make all of the Easter crafts that go along with the season.  From dying and painting eggs, to making Easter baskets, to making construction paper flowers, ducks and other springy animals – this is just such a fun time of year for crafty things! One of Examiner.com’s regular contributors, Sharon Damon, recently wrote about 5 Edible Easter Crafts to do.

What Do You Do with Extra Peeps?

What Do You Do with Extra Peeps?

If you’re anything like me, then you love to buy lots and lots of candy, especially around candy-centric holiday’s like Easter.  I sometimes run into a problem (a good problem!) of having too much of an item.  At Easter time, that item is usually Peeps.  Perhaps its because they squish so many of those little marshmallows together in a package that I just underestimate how many are in there. So,.

Violet Beauregarde Would Applaud This Gum

Violet Beauregarde Would Applaud This Gum

Do you remember Violet Beauregarde, the gum chewing, sassy-mouthed girl from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory who is turned into a giant blueberry after trying an experimental piece of Three-Course-Dinner Gum? Stride debuted it’s Shift Gum not too long ago and it’s hard not to draw comparisons – or at least conjure up images from the iconic movie – to Willy Wonka’s Three-Course-Dinner Gum when contemplating Shift. I think.

New Study Shows People Who Eat Candy Are Slimmer!

New Study Shows People Who Eat Candy Are Slimmer!

What wonderful music to our ears!  A new study shows that people who eat candy and chocolate tend to have a slimmer waist, weigh less and have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who don’t. According to the study, candy and chocolate consumers had a 14 percent lower risk of elevated blood pressure and a 15 percent decreased risk of having metabolic syndrome — a collection of symptoms.