History of Candy Corn | A Halloween Favorite

Candy corn is one of America’s past time favorite halloween candy and has been around for over a century, no other candy is like it and with it’s creamy taste and relatively low calorie count it will remain the halloween favority for centuries to come.

History of Candy Corn

The inventor of candy corn is a gentleman named George Renninger, who was a candy maker in the Wunderle Candy Company which was based out of Philadelphia, PA. The yellow, orange and white candy first came into mass production by the Goelitz Confectionery Company and made them available to the pubic. In 2001, the company was renamed to “Jelly Belly Candy Company”, a household name that many people are familiar with.

Candy corn is made from a mixture of sugar, corn syrup, fondant, vanilla, carnuba wax and marshmellow creme. The mixture is heated up and cooked to form a slurry and poured into shaped molds that resemble corn shape. During the pouring process, each color is applied and have attached a video on how candy corn is made:

Every Halloween trick or treaters harvest candy corn and other treats and the average money spent on Halloween per person is approximatly $80!

When it comes to candy corn, roughly 52% of people says it’s just not Halloween with out it1 and the remaining people would rather just skip buying it.  Candy corn is ranked as the second most popular Halloween candy and contrary to popular belief, Chocolate is the most popular candy of Halloween with 78% preferring it over other candies.

  1. Candy corn was initially called “Chicken Feed”
  2. You can celebrate national candy corn day on October 30th
  3. Candy corn is a low calorie fat free treat with roughly 140 calories per serving
  4. The NCA (National Confectioners Association) estimates that 25 million lbs of candy corn are sold annually around the world.

There are a variety of ways to display your candy corn for people to consume including using a plain snack bowl with ribbons or a more creative approach making a candy corn on the cob. A candy corn on the cob uses candy corn and a cob made of cookie dough bananas or pure sugar found here: https://somethingaweek.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/82-candy-corn-on-the-cob/

Candy Corn on the Cob

Candy Corn Cob

Sweet services offers candy corn in bulk and flat rate shipping and friendly customer service including candy corn products and variations with a huge variety to choose from.

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Peppermint Candy Health Benefits

Candy Cane Health Benefits

Its about that time of year when seasonal candy is everywhere you look and it is comforting to know that there are some health benefits of peppermint. One of the main ingredients of peppermint candy is peppermint oil and this essetial oil has many health benefits to include: curing bad breath, aid in digestion, analgesic benefits, and much more benefits.

Between the variations of peppermint candy including candy canes, Christmas bark and other forms of candy that use pepperment oil makes it stand out and perhaps makes it the leading candy of the holiday season.

Some of the other health benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil include:

Health Issues – There are numerous studies that show that peppermint has a calming effect for stomach including; naseua, menstral cramps and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), etc.. There is a reason why restaraunts offer mint candy to their customers to aid in disgestion and to help bad breath.

Enhance Brain Power – A few studies a couple decades ago show that peppermint has been know to give your brain a boost in cognitive memory skills and boost in concentration when consumed on a regular basis while studying. Scientists also explained that peppermint scent increases oxygen levels in the blood and to the brain which leads to increased learning skills and alertness “International Journal of Neuroscience”(2008).

Clear Nasal Passages – Menthol is the most important ingredient in peppermint, and has been used in many of over the counter cold medicines to help people breathe better. There is no scientific evidence that proves this effect but many swear by it to clear their stuffy nose.

Dr. Axe also explains in greater detail of the benefits of peppermint oil and its uses below.

Credit: YouTube, Published on Dec 2, 2014 – http://draxe.com/

After reviewing the benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil, why not stock up with a bulk order of peppermint candy to give to your customers, guests or family by checking our huge selection of peppermint candy at SweetServices today!

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Cupcake Design and Decoration Ideas using Candy

Looking for cupcake ideas using candy for just about any special occasion that will sure to impress?

Hello, Cupcake! can help.

Hello Cupcake Book

Hello Cupcake offers one of the largest selections of personalized cupcakes on the web using ordinary candy and snacks. Alan Richard and Karen Tack are the authors of the best selling Hello, Cupcake blog and they show you how to turn cupcakes into pieces of art using everyday kitchen tools and hard work. Below is an example of one of their classic rainbow trout cupcakes using candy ingredients including: candy coated chocolate, red and blue gummies and heart shaped candy.

Rainbow Trout Cupcake


These two have been working together for years and have been in the been in the spotlight on many popular magazine covers and shows incluidng the Martha Stewart show, Today, CBS and many more.

Karen and Alan are both experts in their field and present cupcakes and other treats like you have never seen before.


Hello Cupcake Owners


The Sweet Services staff has had a chance to meet Karen and Alan and they personally recommended www.sweetservices.com to fullfill all of your candy needs for your next cupcake project.

We would like to return the favor and recommend buying the books they have written over the years:

Hello, Cupcake! 2008
What’s New, Cupcake? 2010
Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! 2012
Hello, Cupcake! 2012

Including their newest book:

Cake My Day!

Source: http://hellocupcakebook.com/

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History of Gummy Candy

Ever wonder who invented gummy candy? Gummy candy has been around since the 1920’s and was originally invented by Hans Reigal. Hans was the owner of the company Haribo and gummy bears were first manufactured in America in 1982. The Haribo company was not the only gummy candy manufacturer and in 1981 a company called Trolli was the first to produce the most popular gummy candy ever made, the gummy worm.

Haribo gummy company

The most basic ingredient of gummy candy is gelatin and has been used for hundreds of years. It’s elastic quality gives the gummy candy the pliable feel to it including a long shelf life.

gummy worms


Gummy candy comes in all types of shapes and colors including; worms, bears, fish, snakes, fruit, fingers, drops, rings and much more.

Check out the huge selection of gummy and jelly candy we offer here: http://www.sweetservices.com/Gummy-and-Jelly-Candy/



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Rainbow Candy

While the country is on the topic of rainbows, lets talk about America’s favorite rainbow candy.


Rainbow Candy Buffet


There are many advantages of offering a buffet of rainbow candy to offer which will make your guests feel like they found their treasure at the end of the rainbow. No matter what the weather is outside, choosing candy from our selection of multicolored sweets will brighten anyones day.

Start searching for your favorite candy by color, with so many colors and combinations to choose from you may not know where to get started? No matter what kind of candy you decide to buy, wrapped or unwrapped, hard or soft, everything will fit perfectly in your rainbow candy buffet.


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America’s Top Selling Candy

Ever wonder what the best selling candy is in America? What is the first candy that comes to mind when you think of candy coated chocolate? You probably guessed it correctly and just about everyone has enjoyed eating M&M’s in their life.

M&M's Best Selling Candy

M&M’s are manufactured by Mars and is the number 1 selling candy in America with annual sales topping 673.2 million!


Americas Best Selling Candy M&M's

Originally named after it’s two inventors (Forrest Mars Sr. and R. Murrie), M&M’s at first were packaged in a plastic tube and only came in one variety which was plain milk chocolate.  Today there are a large variety of M&M’s to choose from including peanut M&M’s which were added in 1954, M&M’s colors,  M&M’s with personalized messages for birthday’s, milestones, M&M mini tubes, NFL, NBA and even bridal shower treats and weddings.

Everyone loves chocolate and it has even been studied by scientists to show that by eating chocolate you can help improve your math skills by increasing the dopamine in your brain to make you happy and is more reason to buy chocolate!




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Patriotic Candy for Parades

Being patriotic is an American favorite pastime and why not celebrate your 4th of July party or show your support of the troops with a parade of sweet Patriotic candy!


Patriotic Candy for Parades


You will be the hit of your party and your guests will be impressed with Patriotic colors of red, white and blue candy. We recommend an assortment of red, white and blue gummies, gumballs, lolli pops, rock candy and swirl pops. You can use stars and stripes banners, bags or tablecloths to showcase your beautiful red, white and blue parade candy.

Red White Blue Sixlets

Celebrate your favorite American patriotic holiday today!



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Emerald Green Color of the Month

Emerald green is the birthstone of the month of May and we are expecting the rich green color of Spring to translate to candy buffets and weddings.

emerald green candy color of the month

It is a bold color that goes well with other shades of green such as mint, lemon yellow, dark blue, lavender and other spring colors.

Here is a popular green candy color palette using Emerald green color as a main or accent color:


green candy color palette

As you can see, green candy color combinations can go a long way for a splash of color for your next special event that people will never forget.

Want to create your own green candy color palette like this? Below are a few links to some of the popular candy products that you see in the image from SweetServices.com.

Andes Creme de Menthe – http://www.sweetservices.com/andes-creme-de-menthe.html
Tesla’s Teeny Green Twist Pop – http://www.sweetservices.com/Tesla-s-Teeny-Green-Twist-Pop-48ct..html
Albanese Green Apple Gummi Rings – http://www.sweetservices.com/Albanese-Green-Apple-Gummi-Rings-4.5lb-Bag.html
Dark Green Sixlets – http://www.sweetservices.com/dark-green-sixlets–2lbs..html



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It’s picnic time.

Gummy HamburgerSummer means time for picnics. At SweetServices.com we have some great candy that will sweeten up any picnic.  You have to have hamburgers and hotdogs. Try these gummy hamburgers and hotdogs.  They are sure to put a smile on the faces of  kids and adults.

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Valentine’s Day is Here!

I feel like I mark the passing year by the candy Holidays!  So now we are on to the next!  


We are already moving red, white and pink sweetheart candy fast! Looks like there is a lot of love in the air for 2015. Here is a glimpse at some of our best sellers….. 

Chocolate Conversation Hearts- not just hard candy anymore! Speak CHOCOLATE to your loved one:
Chocolate Conversation Hearts ~ 5lb bag.

Hershey’s Cupid Mix- Cupid has a mix all his own with favorites your Valentine will love:
Hershey's Cupid's Mix ~ 21oz Bag

Twizzlers Heart Shaped Nibs- If chocolate isn’t your thing, heart-shaped licorice must be!
Twizzlers Heart Shaped Nibs ~ 28 Count

Twinkle Heart Pops- will surely get some attention! Instead of a flower bouquet, try a bouquet of these sweet lollipops:
Twinkle Heart Pops ~ 120 Count

Strawberry and Cream Heart Pops- Now if you are on a budget, and you are that room mom looking for treat for the classroom, these lollies are tasty and something you cannot find everywhere:

Strawberry and Cream Heart Pops

Don’t forget to get your co-workers, grandparents and customers! Something sweet to show them you care! A little something sweet, and a lot of flair!

Happy Valentines Day! From Sweet Services!

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