NFL Football 2016

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NFL Football Season 2016 – 17

Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for the next 26 weeks of nothing but your Sunday’s, Monday and Thursday nights to be consumed of touchdowns, penalty flags, and nail-biting finishes? Show off your diehard fan side to your customers, family, and friends. It’s time to get off the sidelines and get your store lined, suited up and ready to go.

It’s countdown time for the all-weather sport of NFL Football. Preseason has already begun to show us some promising players and super talented rookies that you know will definitely be raising some eyebrows. So retailer’s “Let’s Get Ready for Some Football.” It’s time to get your retail display racks and store in tip top shape for the many fans of NFL Football. Exhibit those divisional jerseys, hats, t-shirts, and more. Show those players your support.

Whether you’re an AFC or NFC division follower, welcome all football fans alike. Create an unforgettable display like no other and be the talk of the town.

In this blog Candy Concepts Inc, has made a few suggestions on easy and effective displays like the following:

  • Garment Racks
  • Mannequins
  • Pegboard Display
  • Triangle Grid Display

NFL Retail Display RackGarment Racks are a way of showing off clothing in all styles, colors, shapes, and forms. This 4-Way Garment Rack with 4 Slanted Arms allows more of your clothing to be seen because of the waterfall effect on the slanted arms. The display rack is available in either black or chrome so you can choose which best fits your décor needs. The height of this garment rack is adjustable along with the arms. They extend at the touch of a button three-inch increments. Add a variety of NFL football jerseys to this very durable clothing stand and place in a high traffic area. Score high on sales for the day.

Football Mobile Grid DisplayIn addition to the above garment rack, also try our Mobile Triangle Grid Display. This steel constructed grid display comes in three color choices: black, white, and chrome. It is easy to assemble and includes three locking casters. So when you are ready to refresh your establishment, it’s easy to move this portable garment display throughout your store. Not only hang NFL t-shirts, jerseys, pants and more but also add grid shelving for other NFL products like mugs, slippers, hats, gloves and more. Possibilities are endless! Here is yet another awesome eye-catching idea for displaying football gear in your store. Score those extra points with this clothing display rack.

Football Jersey DisplaysMannequins and Fashion Forms allow the spotlight only to be on the merchandise itself. Catch the attention of your customers as they walk by and make them take notice that football season is here and you are ready for them. Depending on the area you are in, display that Miami Dolphins or Buffalo Bills jersey. There are a wide variety of mannequins and fashion forms to choose from. Plastic mannequins come in three sizes; child, teen and adult, which is ideal for family displays. Some fashion forms go from just upper torso to full-size forms. Depending on your display needs choose which mannequin and fashion form best suits your needs. Check out all the various types and sizes at Candy Concepts Inc.

Spinning Fiootball Gear RackSpin into action with the Mobile Pegboard Pinwheel Spinner. Advertise and sell NFL team hats, lanyards, keychains, coffee mugs and more with this spinning merchandise display fixture. This pegboard spinner display has four pegboard panels that form a pinwheel, comes in 11 different colors with a silver metal base and wheels. It is easy to assemble and compatible with a variety of pegboard hook sizes and accessories. Add an optional pegboard sign and take a chance on getting this display noticed even better. Impulse items, new merchandise, and apparel accessories are ideal for displaying on this eye-catching and attractive display fixture. Go long and score those extra points every time. Take time out and check us out today!

Speaking of time out, is it half-time? Set up your personal concession stand or help raise money for your child’s football team for equipment, uniforms and especially travel ball.

Moms and Dads ever thought of having your own concession stand at home? Get your team moms and team dads together early and earn some money for your Saturday morning mighty mites uniforms and equipment. Double check to see if approval is needed from your city or local school boards before doing this unless you only plan to use for neighborhood functions. Below is a list of a few items you will need, equipment wise, for Jamborees, Peewee leagues, neighborhood festivals and more:

  • Dog Pound Hot Dog Steamer/Stand
  • Chili and Cheese Warmer
  • Nacho/Peanut/Popcorn Machine
  • Condiment Station
  • Cash Registers

Football Concession EquipmentPopular fast foods for everyone at concession stands are popcorn, nachos, and peanuts. Our 70 Quart Food Warmer is ideal for these delicious snacks. It includes the interchangeable graphics for which you wish to serve and keeps your product fresh and warm for hours. It has easy to clean surfaces, just wipe with a damp cloth. Sturdy stainless steel and aluminum frame with tempered glass side panels. Sneak in that surprise play for the win and set at eye level for customers to see and create an impulse urge to buy.

Do you like your buns warm while eating your hot dog? Check out our Dog Pound Hot Dog Steamer/Merchandiser! This hot dog merchandiser is able to tackle the hungriest players ever. It steams and holds up to 164 hot dogs while warms at least 36 buns at the same time. Includes a divided hot dog tray that allows different sized hot dogs and sausages simultaneously. An adjustable thermostat makes it easy for all cooking needs and holding conditions too. Graphics on the front and back allow for either front or rear counter merchandising. It is easy to clean with the removable trays and doors which are also dishwasher safe.

Football CondimentsWe have the hot dogs set, now let’s get our condiments arranged. Some people like plain hot dogs but most Americans want all the toppings available. Create an All-in-One Condiment Station Dispenser, constructed of heavy gauge stainless steel. This dispenser includes two color-coded pump wells that will fit 1.5-gallon cans or 3-quart stainless steel jars. Each pump dispenses approximately one ounce per stroke of ketchup and mustard. The inset well is insulated and includes two cold packs and three, nine-inch size 4” deep inset pans. Keep your condiments cool and fresh for extended periods of time. Slotted openings in the clear hinged lids for serving utensils like ladles, spoons, or forks.

Don’t forget the Chili and Cheese Warmer! Ideal for your hot dogs and nachos! This dual purpose warmer is designed specifically for chili and cheese. It includes two hinged lids and two long three ounce ladles for easy to serve portions. It also includes a covered master switch and an adjustable thermostat for all your cooking conditions. This chili / cheese warmer is ideal toppings for foods like hot dogs, nachos, fries and more. The pans, ladles, lids and adapter plate are all removable and dishwasher safe too.

Sales Receipts for FootballLast but not least, time to score the winning touchdown and reel in those sales numbers with store equipment like our Casio T280 Cash Register. Simple and easy to use for almost anyone. Offers three payment methods: cash, check or charge. Program in two different tax tables: one for food items and non-food items. Lock up the cash drawer while you are not present and also includes a look-up and error alarm. If more than one person is using this cash register, you can track up to eight clerks. Customers are able to view the prices on the other side of the register as well. Great for security for both you and the consumer.

NFL Football is vastly approaching. Fans can smell it in the air. Let’s see if your favorite team can handle it this year. Who will win AFC or NFC? Who will be Superbowl bound? Football fans cheer loud and proud!

Good Luck Players and Coaches

Play Hard, Rest Well

All Hallow’s Eve Coming Soon

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All Hallow's Eve

All Hallow’s Eve will soon be upon us before you know it. Time to start getting prepared for Halloween and get your spine chilling trick or treat candy.

Get your cauldron ready because Candy Concepts is bringing forth some new and exciting Halloween candy this year:

  • Creepy Peepers with Peanut Butter Filling
  • Giant Gummy Snakes
  • World’s Largest Gummy Skull
  • Gummy Eyeballs
  • Gummy Witch Stockings
  • Red Hot Devils
  • Chocolate Covered Candy Corn
  • Gummy Skulls and Bones
  • Assorted Emoji Halloween Mints
  • And More!

These wonderfully delicious and scary Halloween treats will go live on our website August 15th. Order as many and as much as you would like. However, your Halloween candy will not be shipped until August 22nd.

Happy HalloweenSo don’t let the ghost of Hallows’ Eve past come to haunt you this year. Enjoy your little ghouls and goblins this year and order your Halloween candy early while supplies last. Treats are much better than tricks. Remember to always be safe when riding your broomstick.

Peachy Penguin Gummy Giveaway

Peachy Penguin Contest

Come and help us celebrate by entering to win 5 pounds of these delicious penguin shaped gummies. Each penguin gummy stands approximately 1″H, taste like peaches, and you receive close to 70 pieces per pound.

Kids and adults alike will truly enjoy these wonderful novelty treats. They are ideal for birthday parties, themed parties, and simply grabbing a handful

It is easy to enter, simply enter your email address with your comment about peaches!

  • Contest ends at 9:00pm on August 12, 2016.
  • A winner will be randomly selected and notified by email by August 15th, 2016.
  • Once you are notified, Candy Concepts will ship your free candy.

Be our lucky winner! Enter today!

See official contest rules and conditions at Terms and Conditions.

Fall Wedding Ideas

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Fall Wedding Ideas

What a great feeling to finally marry the person of your dreams, your best friend, your soul mate! Time to start the planning process for your fall wedding!

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days you will remember for the rest of your life. Planning your wedding can be somewhat tricky, sometimes stressful and tedious but the outcome is totally worth it. When we think of fall weddings, we think cooler temperatures, rustic and natural atmosphere, acorns, and leaves changing upon shorter days.

The fall season more than likely holds a special place near and dear to you both. Color hues most common for fall weddings are neutral, but step out of the box a little and embody colors like orange, maroon, gold, yellow and more. Think outside the box and don’t be afraid to express yourself.

Take a few moments and check out these fall wedding ideas from Candy Concepts, Inc. for your décor needs. Pictured on the left is just a suggestion on how the finished product could look and on the right is the product for sale from www.candyconceptsinc.com.

Display Wagon

Wedding decorations and receptions are fun if you have the right tools and equipment to work with. This Red Cedar Planter Wagon with the platform shelf comes (pictured on the right) with many versatile usage options but adds a nice touch for fall weddings as a service area for beverages, desserts, wedding gifts, and more. This rustic wagon can hold up to 800 pounds, without the platform shelf, and is completely portable with 30” wheels. An optional hitch can be added for a more authentic appeal. When not in use add to your landscape to display beautiful blooming buds and greenery, in the fall with bales of hay, or at Halloween with your scariest witches and other decorations.

serving baskets and crates

Here’s a simple, yet fun, idea for your fall wedding reception. Put together a fruit stand for your guest to indulge and enjoy. It’s healthy, inexpensive, and perfect for all ages. Plus it helps pass the time and ease those unwanted hunger pains while your guests are waiting for the bride and groom to arrive after the wedding ceremony. Serve a wide variety of edible fresh fruits and vegetables in our Fruit/Vegetable Basket Assortments (pictured lower right corner) and our Lightweight Nesting Crates with Rope Handles (pictured upper right corner). Arrange to your liking, add memorabilia tags or thank you tags with the wedding date to the fruits for taking home. Add a little height diversity to your fruit table with the baskets and crates by setting them upside down and using a few as table risers.

Both the baskets and crates can be used for other purposes once your big wedding day is finished. However, you just may want to see how it looks displaying a few of your gifts, cards, and add a few photographs even.

Wood Serving Tray

Serving hors d’oeuvres’ at your fall wedding? Be cute and stylish but still in the rustic realm with this idea! Our Large 6 Section Tray with Slotted Handles is an unfinished handmade wooden tray that would be ideal for serving individual appetizers. Upon ordering, receive six of these lovely handy trays that also serve as tea and coffee or condiment trays. Choose to paint, stain, or leave the surface as it appears. Once the wedding affairs are complete, use these wooden trays for their original purposes or organize various sections throughout your home, office, or work station.

Various candies

Nothing spells out love than LOVE itself! Fall wedding planning and ideas along with holidays like Valentines fit perfectly in this scenario. Candy buffets are the “in-thing” these days. They are fun, easy to do, and can be inexpensive. Best way to put this together is go to our website www.candyconceptsinc.com and color coordinate your candy with the wedding hues. Give yourself plenty of time for your candy to arrive for your special day. Please double check with your reception venue to make sure you are able to have a candy buffet table. Most places do not consider candy buffets to be considered outside food so therefore may be okay, but please get it approved first. These candy display dishes are available through us, Candy Concepts Inc., so check us out:

  • LOVE Letter Ceramic Dish Set
  • 4-Piece Round Glass Canister Set w/Lids
  • ½ Gallon Glass Penny Candy Jars
  • 1 Gallon Glass Penny Candy Jars
  • 5 ¼ Gallon Barrel Canister with Lid
  • And so many, many, more!

Be creative, utilize these products throughout your facility or home for other purposes.

Decorative Display Tubs

Nothing says country more than displaying beverages in metal tubs. These tubs range in shapes, sizes, and material. Galvanized Round or Oval, Shiny Steel or Round, Steel Large or Oval. So many choices to choose from but a great opportunity. Sizes range from one gallon tubs all the way up to the17 gallon tubs. The two gallon tub has a capacity of 15 standard sized beverages (12 ounces) while the 10.5 gallon tub capacity is 40 beverages of the same size. Beverage tables can range from water, juice, soda and yes of course, your adult beverages too. These country style tubs offer tons of displaying possibilities even after the wedding is over. But for now, the smaller tubs can be used for bubbles, handmade bird seed packets to bless the Bride and Groom as they walk out of the festivities as Mr. & Mrs. arm in arm.

Rustic Centerpiece

Centerpieces are eye catching and your chance to show your creativity side for fall wedding ideas. Dress up your tables with an eye-catching display. Here’s your chance to blend in the wedding colors with the bride and groom, the ceremony, and the rustic appeal you are attempting to achieve. Beautiful dried neutral colored flowers with a variety of greenery along with nuts and berries make up a wonderful center for the Linen Lined Round Wire Basket (pictured on left). These linen lined wire baskets also come in rectangular as well. Old glass bottles and rustic wood always go together just like this 10 Glass Bottle Set in a Wood Box (pictured in the center-“better together” not included). Use with candles, flowers or use your imagination and create your own memorable centerpiece. This display comes with five small bottles, three medium bottles, three large bottles but one is a different shape. All of which are included in a weathered, antique inspired wooden box. Pictured right is our Square Rustic Whitewash Wood Box. Once again, get creative and coordinate items to match your fall wedding colors for the center. This rustic box ranges in three different sizes, five, six, and seven inches. The inside is lined with plastic and you can smell a light cedar scent from each individual box. PLEASE NOTE: the flowers and greenery are not included.

Party Favor JarsOne last and final farewell idea for your fall wedding plans. Your wedding day is a memory that will last a lifetime no matter what happens in the future. Show how much you appreciate your guests coming out and celebrating your special day by giving each person a keepsake. Create a personalized label for these small Chalkboard Wedding Glass Mason Jars. Choose your design, your color, and even take it a step further and tie a burlap string along the top for extra country appeal. Fill the mason jars with chocolate kisses, various candies, novelties and more. Labels and jars do arrive separately and there is minor assembling to be done. (Pictured: candy not included)

Marriage between two people is not to be taken lightly, Love is a beautiful thing between two people. We here at Candy Concepts wish the happy newlywed couple the best of luck for your future endeavors!

2016 Summer Olympics

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS

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2016 Summer Olympics is just around the corner. Are you a fan of the Olympics? Does one sporting event in the Olympics catch your eye over the rest? More than 10,000 men and women athletes are gathered and preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This International Multi-Sports Event is just around the corner. Before you know it, spectators will be glued to the television cheering on their team of choice to win. Let’s see if the United States will continue to lead in medal winners, or if Great Britain will continue to be the only country to win at least one Gold Medal in every Summer Olympic Games.

As with most sporting events, winning awards acknowledges all the hard work, training, strict workouts, and dedication have finally paid off. Show off and display those medals, trophies, and other memorabilia with style, finesse, and pride. Candy Concepts brings you a few wonderful and unique display ideas for your awards, whether in your home, at the office, on your walls, or at your retail establishment.

Hand Carved Double Twist Stand

Wooden stands are known for giving you a natural country appeal. Our Hand Carved Double Twist Stand is hand carved out of dried kiln monkey pod wood. These work of art pedestals will showcase your spectacular, hard earned awards with a luxurious and natural radiance for years to come. Choose a finish that best fits your display needs from walnut oil (darker), white oil (lightest), or oak oil (natural) finishes. Each finish adds its own distinct look and charm. The average weight of these fixtures are 35 pounds and the dimensions are 12” x 23”. Perfectly ideal size for framed photos, encased medals, lamps, and so much more. As with most handmade items, each piece of wood has its own unique markings creating a totally different appeal to each piece.

Draw attention to your prized possessions by utilMango Inverted V Standizing Candy Concepts Mango Inverted “V” Stand. This unique wooden pedestal’s dimensions are 12” x 22” H and approximately weighs only 23 pounds. Notice the distinct, unique design of the stand that creates a one-of-a-kind piece. Order more than one and double the chances of people taking notice of your distinguished, displayed awards. It is suggested that if you display in direct sunlight, it can cause cracking on the ends but you can just rub in a wood preservative or wax to reseal and continue to enjoy the beauty of this unique pedestal. Can you just imagine, just visualize your medals and trophy’s from the Summer Olympics perched upon the top of this display stand. Nice!!!!

For a more modern look exhibiting your prized awards and memories, display with our Cubed Cubed Laminated Wood DisplayLaminated Wood Display. Four various heights ranging within 12” to 36” high with color options of black, white, or maple to choose from. Perfect for blending with the décor at your office, home and more. Set these cubes side by side or configure them with the shortest in the front surrounded by the taller pedestals for a more eye appealing display. Not interested in adding awards, use for a room with great lighting and add some live indoor plants.

Folding A-frame Display

Another modern display option that is easy to set-up and tear down, yet still appealing is Candy Concept’s Folding A-frame Display. Includes four removable oak stained shelves with your choice of colors for your frame. Display this fixture against the wall offering a wide range of options for your home, office, and training rooms. Your treasured memorabilia, trophies, and medals never look more natural on this rustic natural display. Shelf widths range from 36” to 72” long, overall dimensions are 72”H x 72”W x 15”D. When you are ready for a change simply fold up this display and remove until you are ready to reuse it again.

Having a party with a few friends over to support one of your favorite sporting events in the Summer Olympics? Here are a few ideas for sports related candy from us here at Candy Concepts.Olympic Candy

Get the chocolate rolling with milk chocolate balls wrapped in foil wrapping matching one of the sports you adore like golf balls, basketballs, and tennis balls. Receive 30 mesh bagged milk chocolate balls. Each sport’s ball comes in a 1.5-ounce mesh bag, ideal for sharing at parties as party favors or truly expressing that you’re a fan. Your guest will love them. Soccer balls come in bulk 5 & 10 lbs. of deliciously, sweet milk chocolate.

Here’s a fun idea for your party, represent your summer Olympic’s country flag by displaying Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in one of our stackable Clear Acrylic Bulk Bins. What color is your favorite country’s flag? U.S.A is well known for the red, white, and blue colors with stars and stripes; Japan is known for the white flag with the red disc in the center of the flag; while Sweden’s flag is blue with a yellow Scandinavian cross that extends to the edge of the flag. So many variations for so many countries and cultures.

Check out our see-through clear acrylic bins that show off your flag colors quite well. If you Mini Stackable Binsare into particulars between vertical and horizontal stripes, choose which candy display bin that best fits for your favorite flag. This idea is intended to be fun and create some conversation betClear Acrylic Topping Binween you and your guests. The Clear Acrylic Topping Bin (pictured left) is one container with three compartments. Each compartment has its own hinged lid allowing easy access to all the jelly beans. Once you’re done with your party, use this bin for dessert toppings and other fun ideas. The Mini Stackable Bins (pictured right) stack one atop the other. Perfect for displaying various colored candy patterns. Top candy bin holds up to 5 lbs. of candy, middle bin holds up to 5 ½ lbs. of candy, and the bottom bin holds up to 6 ½ lbs. of candy. Each container has a hinged lid on the front to aid in keeping your candy fresh.

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are a popular and fun candy. You can do so many things with them besides just popping them in your mouth and savoring the wonderful luscious flavors. Decorate cakes & cupcakes, use at school for learning colors, treats in lunch boxes and so forth. Today in our flag fun, we are using a variety of flavors to match the colors of a few flags picked at random:

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·        U.S.A is red, white and blue = Red Apple, A&W Cream Soda, Blueberry

·        Romania is blue, yellow, and red = Blueberry, Sunkist Lemon, Cinnamon

·        Mexico is green, white, and red = Watermelon, Coconut, Very Cherry

Enjoy the competition of these Summer Olympic Games that these athletes’ have mentally and physically prepared for.

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National Gummy Bear Day

July 15, 2016

National Gummy Bear Day

What:            Free – 5 (Five) Pounds of Wild Fruit Gummi Bears

When:           Enter by July 15th, 2016 – 9:00pm EST

Where:         Candy Concepts, Inc.

How:             In the comments below, tell us you’re favorite flavor!

Did you know that gummy bears originated in Germany? This popular gelatin based candy comes in all shapes, flavors, and sizes. Normal size for a gummi bear is 2 cm high. Candy Concepts, Inc has the 12 wonderful Wild Fruit Gummi Bears in 5 pound and in 20 pound increments.

Enjoy flavors like Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Watermelon, Lemon, Cherry, Banana, Lime, Strawberry, Raspberry, Grapefruit, and Grape. Check it out today!

Come and help us celebrate “National Gummi Bear Day!” We are giving away 5 pounds, yes that’s right, delicious 5 pounds of Wild Fruit Gummi Bears. Be our lucky winner!

  • Contest ends at 9:00pm on July 15, 2016.
  • A winner will be randomly selected and notified by email by July 18, 2016.
  • Once you are notified, Candy Concepts will ship your free candy.

See official contest rules and conditions at Terms and Conditions

Celebrate Parent’s Day

 

Celebrate Parent's Day

Why celebrate Parent’s Day?

Remember falling off your bicycle and skinning your knee? Baking cookies with mom? Dad teaching you how to play softball? Or having to call mom and dad at 1 a.m. asking them to come and get you on the side of the road because your car broke down? These are only a fraction of the reasons why we celebrate our parents on . Yes we all have our embarrassing moments, but we learned a valuable lesson from that moment. Funny part is we will remember them and share them with our kids when we get older.

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around. Parents should be considered the best jugglers of all times! Between soccer practices, piano lessons, baseball practice, swimming lessons and having dinner on the table by six. All this and still working 40 plus hours a week at their jobs.

The fourth Sunday in July has been set aside to honor both our parents. Similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it’s time to honor them together. They are some of the most important and influential people in the uprising of yesteryear’s youth, today’s young adults, and the continuing education we as adults sometimes take for granted.

Celebrate those hard working busy parents and show them that their sacrifices did not go unnoticed. Uplift and celebrate family. Whether they are your step-parents, grandparents, or adopted parents, let Candy Concepts Inc. help you celebrate parent’s day by connecting you to a few products that will create memories for years to come.

Butterfly Iron BenchShare With Your Parents

If your parents love the outdoors and spend many hours gardening or planting flowers, dress up their gardens or entryways with one of our exquisite and dynamic floral displays, the Butterfly Bench Plant Stand. Just imagine gazing outside, looking at all your beautiful blooms and buds with this stand amidst them. This stunning flower display is not only unique and eye-catching, the durable metal construction allows you to display inside or outdoors.

 

Cherish Your ParentsWoven Nesting Baskets

Make great gift baskets in these three Woven Nesting Baskets. These nesting baskets are made from cattail straw material with thick looped handles. Use as one or three individual baskets. Store old photographs, art projects from second grade, birthday cards from days gone past or a few of your favorite toys for mom and dad to remember. Grandma’s afghan or quilt fits nicely too. But when not in use, just nestle them within each other as one and use when needed. Popular and very decorative at home or in the office.

Celebrate With Your ParentsWrought Iron Bicycle Wine Display

Are your parents wine connoisseur’s? Give the gift that keeps on giving. Our Iron Bicycle Wine Display adds a cute touch to the décor and turns into a conversational piece. This wine display is shaped like a bicycle and holds three bottles of their favorite wine. Place it atop a bar, counter, or tabletop. Sit back, open up a bottle of wine and celebrate your time together. Perfect idea for bike enthusiast too!

 

Family Time With Parents Over 60 Flavors to choose from

Remember going on vacation to the beach, walking the boardwalk and purchasing fresh made salt water taffy? Candy Concepts can help you enjoy family time, celebrate your parents, and create more memories with a variety of 78 different delicious flavors of Salt Water Taffy. Most individually wrapped pieces of our delicious taffy candy comes in 5 or 10 pounds. Some of the classic flavors include Vanilla, Banana, Red Licorice. Newer flavors you must try, if you love salt water taffy, are Caramel Cheesecake, Chili Mango, S’Mores and Neapolitan flavors. Over 60 flavors to choose from!

Reminisce With Your Parentsnostalgic-era-candies

Nostalgia Candy Boxes from the eras of 1980’s, 1970’s, 1960’s and the 1950’s are surely to raise an eyebrow with the parents no matter what age they may be. All of the candy mix boxes include a variety of candy that was popular in the day and 6 – 9 ounce bags of those scrumptious treats. Nostalgia 80’s Mix Candy Box includes a variety of, but not limited to, Sour Patch Kids – Lemon Heads – Blow Pops and more. 70’s Mix Candy Box was in the disco era, that’s when Razzles and Now & Later Taffy danced their way into the hearts of many. The swinging 60’s Mix Candy box includes the ever popular delectable Dum Dum Lollipops and the infamous individually wrapped bubblegum pieces. Step back into Happy Days era with penny candy from the 50’s Mix Candy Box. Bite size candy pieces of Mary Janes. Chewy peanut butter and molasses flavor taffy like candy with a peanut butter center. Oh don’t forget the ever popular caramel squares. Delicious and still very popular today.

To look the word “parent” up in a combination of dictionaries you will find: father and/or mother; a source or origin of a living organism; a person who has a child; be or acts as a mother/father to someone. In the urban dictionary parent definition is as follows: the chains around your ankles until you’ve managed to a) runaway b) obtain a stable job and stable income c) die or d) turn 18.

If you have individuals in your life that fit into any of those definitions; whether they are step-parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, a single parent, or adopted parents; they are your parents.

Share – Celebrate – Uplift

Happy Parent's Day 2016

July 4th Celebration Fun

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Fireworks & Family Picnics

These are only a few thoughts that crosses a person’s mind when you mention the holiday, Independence Day, July 4th.

July 4th is a day for celebration. Celebrate the United States of America gaining their Independence. Still today Americans have the right to choose, Freedom of Speech, and their own individuality. What is the reason your family, friends, and business celebrate the July 4th? Each and every individual have their own thoughts and memories about this holiday. That’s the best part, we have the freedom to decide why we are celebrating. So hang your flags high and thank a serviceman, whether a retired veteran or active duty, for fighting for those rights.

Celebrate July 4th in the traditional style with all the delicious trimmings. Add a buffet style serve yourself candy bar. They are very easy to do and eye catching to all your guests, especially the kids. (Hint: assign a candy bar monitor to watch for sugar highs with the little ones) Now let’s get ready.

July 4th Candy Buffet TableCandy Buffets are simple to do and eye-catching to your guest no matter what the occasion. Pictured above is so simple to do it yourself and you can always change it up and give it a different theme if you’d like. We here at Candy Concepts, Inc. have listed a few select products from our online store to help you create your own red, white, and blue themed July 4th Candy Buffet. Candy containers come in all shapes, sizes, colors, so selecting the right candy container for your occasion is the first step. Listed below the candy containers are a few ideas for candies to blend in with your holiday:

  • Add an old-fashioned appeal yet continue with an elegant style with our Heritage Hill Jars that include the Lids and come in two sizes – 1 gallon and ½ gallon. Red, white, and blue candy of various types will display vibrantly through these clear glass candy containers. As an added extra bonus, use these wonderful jars for other materials in your home or kitchen.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Red, White, and Blue Gumballs mixed in the perfect patriotic way. Delicious round red gumballs are flavored July 4th Gumball Candy Jarsas cherries except without the stem. The gumballs in white are fruity delicious. Perfectly round and leaves your taste buds wanting more. Blue round gumballs engage in a refreshing blueberry fruit flavor. Combine the three together for your own July 4th candy fruit basket. Receive 850 gumballs when you order yours from us here at Candy Concepts, Inc.
  • Jelly Strawberries & Blueberries are red and blue gummies that actually look and taste just like the berries. Add to these jars for your guest to enjoy. Decorate cakes, cupcakes and more with these delicious treats too. Don’t forget your 6” clear tongs to serve them!
  • Ensure freshness with one of Candy Concepts 4 Piece Round Glass Canister Sets that comes to you with various heights and sizes, and lids with gasket fitments. These clear glass containers are elegantly designed and ideal for adding vibrant colored candies to your tables. Not only great for candy, but also use for coffee beans, teas, flour or sugar, and more.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Rock Candy Sticks are 6” in length with 4” of candy. Red sticks come in strawberry, watermelon, and cherry.July 4th Rock Candy Sticks White sticks are sugar crystals. Blue sticks come in blue raspberry and blueberry. Each flavor includes 120 sticks per order and are unwrapped.
  • Gummies and soft shelled candies are ideal for these containers because of the extra seal protection on the lids.
  • Sixlets in red, white, and blue mixed or left as one single color works well in these canisters. Sixlets are small candy coated chocolate pieces.

Sphere Bowls are convenient, open, and attractive yet plastic. Made from clear plastic material that is great for utilizing outdoors. Holds 96 ounces and if you order these you will receive 12 candy bowls through us, Candy Concepts, Inc. Can be used in conjunction with your occasion for other purposes like hot dog condiments, and more.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • July 4th Starzmania JarsStarzmania’s are red, white, and blue shaped star candy. Another candy to blend in with your other decorating ideas for fresh home baked goods like cupcakes, cakes, pies and even cookies. Very patriotic and tasty.
  • Jelly Belly Jellybeans in Red Apple, Coconut, and Blueberry create another red, white, and blue candy theme for your candy buffet. Very distinct flavors so either mix all three or serve separately sitting next to each other. Each flavor comes in bulk. If you are not wanting to keep these delicious jelly beans around, create little party favors. Purchase small clear gift bags and add the mix to each bag, then tie to seal. Don’t forget your serving scoop or tongs when serving.

√ Add a little rustic appeal to your candy buffet with 2 Basket Wicker Counter Top Display. Another personal preference around here is our 2 Tier Bronze Finish Oval Willow Display Baskets. Ideal for wrapped candy, breads, or even utilize at breakfast with, coffee, teas, or cereal boxes for your guest from out of town. Keeping it simple and multitasking display containers are two wonderful ideas to keep in mind when planning any occasion.

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • Peppermint Sticks are red, white, and blue swirl circus sticks that are individually wrapped. Each stick measures 7” long. You can also merge into the canister set too.
  • Star Lollipops are cute hard candy, star shaped pops with swirled colors of cherry, strawberry and grape. Each lollipop is individually wrapped and measuring 5 ½ inches long. Ideal appeal for your open rustic candy containers.

√ Want to do a unique candy buffet display? Check out this Large Stacked 4 Bin Display! This floor display rack can be used for various purposes. After your 4th of July holiday, do just that. This vertical candy rack includes adjustable dividers. Feature your candy buffet where you see fit!

List of candy to consider from Candy Concepts:

  • July 4th Foil Wrapped Candy DisplayPatriotic Hearts are individually wrapped milk chocolates shaped like hearts in foil wrap that gives that patriotic appeal with the red and white stripes along with blue along the top with white stars. Get yours in either 5 or 10 pound increments.
  • Stars & Stripes Chocolate Balls are solid milk chocolate balls wrapped in patriotic foil wrapping. Some are red and white stripes, and some are blue with white stars. Get your 5 pounds of chocolate and celebrate the 4th with great taste.

Now it’s family time! Mom’s and Dad’s, aunts and uncles from afar are arriving in town with home baked goodies that the whole family has enjoyed for generations. Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, the cole slaw, potato salad, and watermelon chilling in the fridge just waiting to be devoured alongside those delicious handmade cakes and pies decorated very patriotically. Grandpa’s secret recipe of homemade baked beans, along with macaroni and cheese baking in the oven while you’re standing there just waiting for the timer to ring.

Enjoying the picturesque outdoors, listening to the birds singing, wind blowing ever so lightly but still feeling the heat rising in the midst of the day. Gazing out at the picnic tables that are set-up with their red and white checkered tablecloths, decorated with matching centerpieces sporting various sized American flags along with blue confetti.

As the evening draws near, get ready its almost time for those wonderful sights and sounds of fireworks. The kids are jumping for joy getting excited for fireworks, swirling their sparklers. Big kids are shooting off firecrackers in the background.

Sit back on your lawns, in the back of your pick-up trucks, or in the parking lot at your local shopping mall and put an eye to the sky as you watch the beautiful array of July 4th fireworks with all the bright beautiful glowing colors and designs, hear the loud sonic invisible booms, and the fizzle sizzle of the swirls made from an assortment of fireworks.

Happy July 4th 2016

Stay Safe

Thank You America!

“the land of the free, and the home of the brave”

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Summer Fun Ideas

Summer Fun Ideas Header PicAre you looking for a cute centerpiece idea for your summer parties that are easy to do? Are you wanting an activity you can do with the kids now that school is out? Today we are going to create a lollipop display for a kid’s summer vacation party and discuss some other delicious summer fun ideas.

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For this creatively fun project you will need half of a watermelon shell and your choice of lollipops. I have picked the Jelly Candy Fish Kabobs, Flip Flop Lollipops, and the Butterfly Pops. Select a small watermelon with a vibrantly colored shell. You can pick whatever size you want, but today, we are just going to need a small size.

Preparing Your Watermelon

  1. Cut your watermelon in half lengthwise. You will be using only 1 half for your centerpiece. (Save the other half for you family to enjoy after the festivities.)
  2. Cut out the fruit inside the shell of your watermelon. Once you are done with that, pat try and turn upside down on a flat surface. Make you sure to place your watermelon in an area that will keep your safe and secure. (I recommend using a round tray or plate, but that depends on the size of the watermelon.) You do not have to cover the watermelon with aluminum foil, but if you do, tuck it really well on the side. You may or may not need a little touch of tape for it to stay in place. If you want to add a little pop of color, grab the tinted clear saran or cling wrap and place firmly on top of the foil.
  3. Next you will need a small screwdriver, ice pick, or something similar that will pierce a tiny hole in the watermelon shell without much resistance. Be careful not to rip your cover.
  4. Decide what type of pattern you want on the watermelon, if any. (Remember you do not want to pierce your holes close together or too far apart. Spacing is key depending on what you are doing. A few examples are spelling out a person’s name or designing a picture on a piece of paper and using it as an outline.
  5. Once you have decided on your pattern, slowly pierce your holes into the covered watermelon shell. I am going to start approximately 2″ from the bottom up and go evenly all the way around in a straight line. Don’t push in too far because you want your lollipops to be the one that makes the bigger hole and stay securely without being floppy. A small hint: take your widest lollipop or the lollipop you plan to use on the bottom and measure how far apart you want your holes.
  6. Next move up approximately 1″ to 1 1/2″ depending on the size of your pops and how full you want your display to look. Repeat the prior step except this time pierce your holes opposite of the holes along the bottom row.
  7. Continue going up with your rows doing the same thing until you have completely covered you base.

Time For Decorating

  • Time to add your selection of lollipop decorations. Taller lollipops should go along the bottom holes unless you are planning to push them all the way through.
  • Carefully slide the lollipops into the holes you have punctured into the watermelon. You can decide how far you want to go, but remember, the farther you go, the bigger the hole you get.

Get Creative

  • Allow you creative side to show by adding pops of colors to your display. Your kids will love the freedom they will have when you let them make selections as well.
  • Add a trim. I would add a cute plastic lei along the bottom tucked under the lollipops. It’s easy to color coordinate with the main colors of your presentation. Don’t forget lots of red, blue, orange, and green colors to celebrate all the beauties of summer. The possibilities are endless.
  • First and foremost, always have fun and cherish the time with the children in your life. Play with the colors you have available. You never know just how much fun you will have until you at least try. Remember; life’s a journey, live it!

Summer Fun Ideas

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School is out. The sun is shining as bright as ever. The grass is green and the flowers are blooming. Now it’s time to dig out those shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. Get outside and have some fun in the sun.

Do you love to eat candy? Do you love to play in the water? Good, now that you have answered yes to both of my questions, follow through with what I have to tell you. Now that summer is finally here, we are all ready for a break. Moms & Dads, teachers, janitors, babysitters, dog walker, you name it, we’re all ready for a little bit of summer fun.

Here are a few items we carry at Candy Concepts, Inc. that are not messy and will provide you with hours of enjoyment.

As you see pictured above, we have our candy filled Sweet Soaker. A toy water gun that is also filled with tangy fruit flavored candy. Eat and enjoy the delicious candy, then you and your friends can fill them up with water and have a blast! Now that everybody is in a fun and playful mood, let’s check out our Go-Fish Squirt Fun with Candy. Get tiny pieces of yummy candy in the fin of these fish shaped squirt guns. Once the candy is gone, fill with some refreshing cold water and let the water fights begin. These fun and tasty novelties are available in a variety of colors. Both of these items are ideal for summer parties, birthday party favor, and many other occasions.

Are you going to the beach anytime soon or have a sandbox to play in or have a beach party? Try adding our Beach Buckets N’ Treats as a party favor. Use these wonderful items for parties for young and old to add fun all the way around. Play a little game of Hide & Seek or Treasure Hunting at your adult parties by simply switching the treasure around to more grown up versions. Kids will love the beach bucket and sand toys for building sand castles and digging for their own treasures. After all of that hard work, indulge in the 4 miniature swirl lollipops and packet of candy sand for a sweet treat. This entire ensemble is wrapped with a mesh wrap. Perfect for party favors, wouldn’t you say?

Check out our Summer Novelties at Candy Concepts, Inc. for many more summer fun ideas. You will not be disappointed.

Have a wonderful summer!

Father’s Day 2016

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Just like mothers, fathers need a day of pampering too. We need to show our men how much we care and appreciate all they do for us. Father’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching and, if you are like me, what do you buy for the man that seems to have everything. How do we find the perfect gift for the men that have raised us, took care of us, and work so hard to provide for our families? Sometimes, you just have to think outside of the box.

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Did you know that Father’s Day is the third most popular holiday, right after Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, for people to dine out? So now is the time to get those retail displays in tiptop shape. Incorporate some of the ideas below into your showcase to attract both children and dads. Create displays that make wives and kids “want” to buy your products for their dads. Place your merchandise in a spot where it will generate the most interest. Make your display fun, strong, and exciting just like Dad!

As times have changed more and more, shopping online seems to be the preferred way to go. Online businesses have expanded their market offering a wider range of merchandise and services. In our fast paced world, online shopping makes it easier than ever to shop for our loved ones. Select from an online company that still incorporates top-notch customer service. The vast majority of orders are processed and leave within 24 hours. Shopping at Candy Concepts, Inc. allows you a quick way to purchase exactly what you need. Below are just a few items that may help you in your quest for finding the ideal gift for your hardworking and deserving dad.

Every man dreams of having a “Man Cave”, a place that is their very own into which to retreat and relax. Giving dad some fun, yet manly, items to add to his space is a great way to generate a smile. Let’s take a look at some of the items any dad would be thrilled to call their own.

Father's Day 2016 Open Sign 1As we approach the extra room over the garage or in the basement the door is closed. Do we knock or just walk in? If the special man in your life has a sense of humor, get him this awesome LED Open Sign to hang outside. Lightweight and easy to hang, this electric sign allows dad to maintain his privacy in style. This LED sign offers three different light functions from chasing, flashing, or staying completely on. When family and friends come to visit, dad has a fun way to welcome them into his domain.

As we walk in and look around the room, the first thing you notice is this adorable Black Forest Father's Day 2016 Pedestal TablePedestal Table. Dad will be proud to place his remote control, beverage, and bowl of popcorn on this stand next to his favorite chair. This 2 foot tall sculptural delight is cast in quality designer resin and painted in authentic tones. Holding his arms above his, the black bear decor is sure to compliment dad’s special place. Create a stir and give dad this conversation piece for Father’s Day 2016.

Father's Day 2016 Shelving UnitsAnother great gift for dad is a way to display his bowling trophies, sport memorabilia, coaching plaques, and photographs the family. Our Maple Melamine 5 Shelf Unit and Corner Wooden Shelf Unit are a wonderful way to do just that. Each unit boast 5 shelves of showcase space. These contemporary type shelves are lightweight, durable, and add a classy touch to any decor. Use these shelves alone or together for an exhilarating display. Each shelf stands approximately 65 inches tall and are close to 16 inches deep.

Father's Day 2016 Wood Containers

Here are two cute ideas for dad! The first option is a Knotty Pine Candy Box. It’s made from unfinished wood, you can stain it, paint it, write messages, or add hand prints. Then either varnish it or order it with an optional stain color of your choice. Fill this stunning box full of Dad’s favorite candies like Milk Chocolate Golf Balls, Papa Bear Gummies, Lemans Football Mints, or the ever so delicious Take 5 Candy Bar. Option number two is the Wood 6 Pack Carrier w/Opener. Pack up six 12 ounce cold bottles of Dad’s favorite beverage and give it to him in this reusable handy dandy carrier. The carrier is made from stained solid pin with dividers so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bottles. The opener on the side is made from a heavy cast metal. Various stain colors are available when you order. Even if dad doesn’t decide to use this for bottles, he can always use it for organizing remotes, ink pens, and other things. It’s a fun gift that keeps on giving. Don’t forget to personalize both of these gift on the bottom!

Father's Day 2016 Metal Tubs

If your dad likes to entertain or want to have the guys over for poker night, then here’s a good idea for storing various types of beverages and keeping them cold. Our 17 gallon Large Square Metal Tub is a galvanized steel with a spangled metal finish. The sturdy design features a wire reinforced top rim and is water tight for wet storage. We also have a Large Round Metal Tub in the same size if you prefer. Plus, it is very decorative and great for magazines when not in use. Some folks have been known to give pets a bath in these or even use for produce displays at retail locations. This other options is the 6″ Chalkboard Pail comes with a small chalkboard center. Personalize it, use it for special occasions, or as a centerpiece with flowers or fruit. For poker night, fill these containers with chips to go with the them of the large square metal tub. The metal tin bucket comes with a wooden handle which makes it easy to carry and move about.

Men need to have their own wooden chest to store their treasure in. The 24″ Hinged Lid Rustic Crate Father's Day 2016 Hinged Crateand Metal Handles is a very creative way for dad to store his poker chips and other manly games inside. This shipping style crate also includes a metal latch from lid to crate to keep it securely fastened when it’s needed. A metal handle on the lid aids with opening and closing of the hinged lid. If you are looking to add a rustic touch to any occasion, use this wooden chest either opened or closed for your decorating and displaying needs.

A few of these items are a little off the wall to some but do have the potential to be a lot of fun. The biggest gift anyone can give a parent is love and their time. Spend time with Dad this year. Tell the special men in your life how much you love them.

Thank you to all the dads around the world. Your sacrifices, hard work, and dedication to your families are not without notice. Happy Father’s Day to all the single parents who play the part of both parents. You’re amazing!