Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Give Thanks

A Time For Family, Sharing, Caring and Giving Thanks!

Holidays are a special time of year where great memories are created and are cherished for years to come. Turkey day is less than a month away. Lots of planning to be done between now and then; from what’s for dinner, to what time are we eating, to how many we are feeding this year?

Thanksgiving Day is a special time to count your blessings and be thankful for your family, your great friends, caring co-workers and those that love and support you. Be thankful for the wonderfully amazing events that have happened since the last holiday.

If you are planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a large number of people, then setting up buffet style is the way to go. Create an unforgettable, eye catching buffet table by using bamboo display fixtures such as table risers, beverage dispenser, chafers and more. Let’s start with our beverage table first:

Beverage StationCreate a beverage station as pictured to the left by using two of our Square Bamboo Base Beverage Dispensers. This dispenser comes in either two or four gallon capacity size with an optional drip tray. Add the modern shelving to connect the two dispensers and use for displaying such items as cups, straws, beverage napkins or more. This exquisite four-sided beverage dispenser features a removable top loading ice chamber that releases a downward cooling chill that keeps your drinking liquids cool until the last drop. The top portion of the dispenser is made of high-quality acrylic material. Design your own juice bar, also ideal for spas and more.

Bamboo CoolerOur Bamboo Ice Housing unit is 6” wide x 7” deep x 6.5” high that includes the inside pan. Use this sophisticated display in a variety of ways for your party or buffet line. Create a self-serve drink table and have available perfectly chilled prepackaged drinks like juice, cans, and bottles of various types and sizes. Not only use this for your beverages, also keep small finger foods like sushi or desserts cold until ready to serve. The bin is removable for easy cleaning.

Cold JarNeed a place to keep cut fruit cold at the bar, or ice cream toppings chilled at the dessert table? Try our Bamboo Cold Jar Display. This beautiful display includes three jars, lids and the cooling pucks that sit perfectly inside their cut-outs in the bamboo base. This bamboo jar display can be used for a variety of occasions and ingredients.

Bagel StationServe up some bagels, cookies, fruit and more to your guests the morning of Thanksgiving with ease by using this 2-Tier Bamboo Column w/Acrylic Drawers. This two-stack container features acrylic drawers with steel handles and the case is built from a durable 3-ply cross grain natural bamboo for an eco-friendly and natural appeal. So take up less counter space by utilizing this display for more reasons.

Food WarmerThe perfect planning for dinner is to have everything done and out on the table at the same time, but that in not always the case. Keep your food fresh and warm by storing your hot foods in one of our Eco Modern Chafer’s. This very attractive server includes the pan and stainless steel cover gives easy access to the food at serving time. Make use of this eco-friendly chafer for any occasion year round and enjoy fresh warm food every time.

Table RisersDress up your Thanksgiving dinner buffet table by adding some of Candy Concepts table risers. Table risers add height and diversity to the appeal of your dining experience. The Bamboo Square Crate Risers come in three various heights to choose from. Choose all three for a more diverse appearance. Bamboo table risers also come in cube and rectangular shapes. When you’re not using your risers, use as an extra storage bin by turning them upside down bin.

Dessert DisplayDesserts are one of the highlights for turkey day! But by the time you finish stuffing yourself with all the trimmings you’re too full to indulge in the sweet deliciousness of dessert. Display your home baked desserts tastefully with our Bamboo Cupcake Display! This eco-friendly display features three tiers. It’s sleek and stylish design is made for you to customize the perfect dessert presentation for your guest. It is easy to set-up and tear-down when you need to use it for another special occasion.

Happy Thanksgiving

Give Thanks to those all around you! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at

Candy Concepts Inc.

All Hallow’s Eve Coming Soon

Candy Coming Soon

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.

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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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!