Jan 31

5 of the Best Easter Eggs This Year!

1. Cadbury Dairy Milk Decorative Egg

Cadbury Dairy Milk Eggs have long been a staple of Easter time and this year Cadbury have produced their classic milk chocolate egg with a fun and interesting twist – an icing pen that can be used to draw upon and decorate the egg! Bound to be a hit with children this year.

 

2. Kit Kat Chunky

Nestle always have a great selection of eggs for Easter – and it’s impossible to go wrong with a Kit Kat Chunky egg! Not only does this include an egg made with Nestle’s much loved milk chocolate recipe, but also a chunky version of the best selling Kit Kat bar.

 

3. Mars & Friends Easter Egg

The Mars Easter Egg is always a favourite and a great option is the larger Mars & Friends egg that contains a delicious milk chocolate egg and two Mars bars – a real crowd pleaser!

 

4. Cadbury Creme Egg

Easter is a rare opportunity to sample one of the confectionery world’s delights – the Cadbury Creme Egg. With the Cadbury Creme Egg, not only do you get a classic Dairy Milk Easter Egg, but also one of the little foil wrapped chocolate wonders – filled with creamy vanilla fondant.

 

5. Yorkie Digger Easter Egg

Last on our list is another traditional favourite – the Yorkie Digger egg. This is a real boy’s favourite with its macho packaging and chunky chocolate bars. The Nestle milk chocolate egg is a treat bound to satisfy the little man of the house!

Mar 15

Cadbury Creme Eggs – Classic Easter Candy

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Cadbury Creme Eggs – rich creamy fondant encased in a milk chocolate shell.

With a rich, creamy yellow and white fondant centre and a thick shell of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Cadbury Creme Eggs are one of the signature Easter-time treats!

 

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These chocolate wonders are only available from the start of the year up until Easter Sunday – meaning there is a limited window of opportunity to stock up on one of the greatest confections ever invented!

Also available for a limited time are Cadbury Caramel Eggs – soft, luxuriant caramel encased in a Dairy Milk chocolate shell.

 

 

Get Cadbury Eggs here!

 

Mar 14

The Surprise Egg – An Egg For All Seasons!

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Choose from a wide variety of surprise eggs!

Perfect for Easter (and all year round) and available to buy in our online store, we have an excellent variety of chocolate and plastic surprise eggs. Our selection features not only the original and best known type of surprise egg – Kinder Surprise – but also, Zaini chocolate surprise eggs and plastic surprise eggs by Bon Bon Buddies.

 

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Kinder Surprise Egg

Michele Ferrero invented the original surprise egg, Kinder Sorpresa, when he noticed how popular Easter eggs were with children and decided to create an egg with a toy surprise for the whole year round. The result, Kinder Surprise, was an instant success and remains the best loved brand of surprise egg to this day – reknowned for both the quality of it’s chocolate and it’s toy surprises, which are highly collectible.

 

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Zaini Chocolate Surprise Eggs

Italy seems to be the home of the chocolate surprise egg, as Milan based Zaini also produce an acclaimed range of chocolate surprise eggs. Featuring popular licenses such as Frozen, Disney and Marvel comics, each chocolate egg comes with a collectible figure inside of a chocolate covered plastic egg, that is sure to delight!

 

For those looking for something alternative, Bon Bon Buddies plastic eggs feature popular characters such as Super Mario, Spiderman and Disney Princess, with a typical egg containing candy, stickers and a toy surprise.

Life may be full of surprises, but there’s always room for a little more!

 

Click here to shop our range of surprise eggs!

 

 

Feb 01

The Bean Boozled Challenge

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Jelly Belly Bean Boozled is a fun collection of jelly beans that combines the most popular Jelly Belly flavours with new, wackier flavours.

Each pack contains a selection of jelly beans chosen from 10 possible colours and a possible choice of 20 flavours – the catch is that for every delicious gourmet flavour, there is a corresponding weird flavour that looks exactly the same. As a result, you won’t know whether you are eating Tutti-Frutti, Stinky Socks or some other weird or wonderful flavour until you actually taste it!

You could choose delicious Tutti Frutti or gross-tasting Stinky Socks!

You could choose delicious Tutti Frutti or gross-tasting Stinky Socks!

With Bean Boozled, you can challenge your friends by giving out beans of the same colour and seeing who gets the mouth watering flavours and who gets the stomach churning flavours. With flavours such as Barf, Booger and Baby Wipes included, the Bean Boozled Challenge can be hilarious to play!

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Spin the dial to choose a weird or wondeful flavour!

Also available, is the Bean Boozled Spinner Game. This gift box contains a large tray of jelly beans and a spinner on a dial that nominates a colour to taste for the person who spins it – providing a new spin on the Bean Boozled game.

Why not give it a whirl?

 

Click here to shop for Bean Boozled Bean Boozled!

 

 

Jan 27

Love Hearts Sweets – A Groovy Candy Love!

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Make Valentine’s Day special with Love Heart sweets…

With Valentine’s Day approaching, now is the perfect time to stock up on Love Hearts sweets – the ultimate romantic candy!

A crunchy fruit flavoured candy, once bitten, Love Hearts fizzle and dissolve in the mouth – leaving a delightful sherbet tinged aftertaste.

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Be prepared – buy in bulk!

Each sweet is embossed with a cheesy chat up line or flirtatious come-on, making a pack of Love Hearts the ideal gift to woo your sweetheart with – in celebration of the most romantic day in the calendar year!

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Steady on! Love Hearts feature flirtatious messages…

Love Hearts Mini Rolls also make ideal wedding favour sweets, coming in pink and white themed wrappers that fit in well with many wedding themes.

So wouldn’t you agree? With Love Hearts it can be – a groovy candy love?

Make your lover swoon! Give em’ Love Hearts!

 

Click here to get Love Hearts sweets!

Jan 17

Toxic Waste Candy – Are You Up To The Challenge?

 

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Toxic Waste Sour Candy

Toxic Waste is a brand of sour hard candy sold across the world, but particularly popular in Ireland, the UK, Canada and America. The brand is marketed by Candy Dynamics and the sweets are made in Pakistan, Mexico and Turkey.

Part of the enduring appeal of Toxic Waste is that it is sold in a distinctive yellow can that resembles a real miniature drum of hazardous waste. Each can is filled with five flavours of sour candy: apple, black cherry, watermelon, lemon and blue raspberry. The sweets have a notoriously sour coating that can be difficult to consume at first, but that sweetens a little after the initial tasting, before finishing of with a final sour flourish.

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Toxic Waste Sour Smog Balls

The candy also comes in a Red Can that contains the newer flavours of raspberry, cranberry, red pear, red grape and strawberry. In addition, the range of products includes Smog Balls – crunchy candy with a sour chewy centre – and nuclear sludge sour candy bars.

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Professor Sauernoggin

The brand features the character Mr. Toxie Head, a human mushroom cloud, and Professor Sauernoggin. They combine forces with the joint mission of stopping evil polluters from destroying the planet. This is to promote the anti-littering campaign that the brand supports.

Toxic Waste are famous for being associated with the “Sour Challenge”, whereby two or more people will compete to see who can finish their sour sweets the quickest – made extra difficult by the almost unbearably sour flavour of the sweets!

Toxic Waste sour candy – an enduring favourite among lovers of sour sweets and a sweet every candy fan should try at least once. Are you up to the challenge?

 

Click here to view our range of sour sweets!

Jan 16

Warm Up With A Swiss Miss!

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Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate

 

With the Winter chill resting upon the country, January is the perfect time to indulge in the warm, soothing comforts of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate. Swiss Miss is one of the best hot chocolates available – it was originally sold as an on-board beverage to airline passengers in the 1950s. The drink proved so popular among passengers, that the makers, Con Agra Foods, soon made it available in grocery stores across America.

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Savour the soothing taste of hot chocolate on a cold Winter’s day.

The best things in life are often the simplest things. Swiss Miss is a smooth and silky drink, and yet, it is so easy to make. To make Swiss Miss hot chocolate, simply pour one of the envelopes into a mug and add 175ml of hot water – stir and enjoy! For a creamier cup of cocoa, add in hot milk instead of water.

If you like to mix things up a bit, then you can add a teaspoon of instant coffee granules to turn your Swiss Miss into a creamy mocha. Alternatively, a teaspoon of peanut butter works well when stirred in.

Of course, the classic mini marshmallow topping is another twist that it is impossible to go wrong with!

So there it is – Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate. A richly flavoured hot chocolate drink with a smooth and creamy finish. The perfect pick-me-up on a cold Winter’s day!

 

Click here to order Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate

Oct 15

Candy Buffet Supplies

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Sweet Bags, Candy Scoops & Decorations

 

Candy buffets can be real show stoppers at any event, party or wedding. The candy is, of course, the centrepiece – just watch your guests get giddy with excitement as they feast their eyes upon a table of treats!

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Mr & Mrs Hessian Bunting

However, to create a truly stunning candy buffet, it is important to pay proper care and attention to the finer details – the small touches that bring the whole thing together perfectly.

These include decorating your candy buffet with eye catching bunting, labelling the candy jars and containers, and providing sweet bags and candy scoops for the guests to fill up a nice goodie bag.

 

To get some inspiration on the type of sweet bags, candy scoops and decorations you can use in your candy buffet, check out our range – we have plenty of different themes, including wedding themes, pop art superhero parties and classic lace…

 

 

Check out our full range of candy buffet supplies here!

 

 

Oct 13

The Best Sweets For Weddings

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Candy buffet made with chocolate dragees.

 

Need some ideas for a wedding candy buffet? In this quick guide we run through our top five wedding sweets for a wedding candy buffet. These sweets are also perfect for filling up wedding favour boxes and organza bags if considering creating some unique wedding table favours…

 

Gold foil wrapped chocolate hearts.

Gold foil wrapped chocolate hearts.

Chocolate Hearts

Chocolate hearts are a timeless wedding sweet – combining the romantic symbolism of a heart and the mouth melting deliciousness of chocolate. Unwrapped chocolate hearts are great for filling small wedding favour boxes where they can be stored without losing any freshness. Foil wrapped chocolate hearts are perfect for filling organza bags and offer added flexibility as different coloured foils can be used to match the different coloured wedding bags or favour boxes being used to present them in, in addition to the general wedding colour scheme. Foil wrapped chocolates also make great wedding table confetti!

 

Chocolate Dragees

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Pink mini chocolate heart dragees.

Chocolate dragees are bite sized pieces of chocolate covered in a colourful and crunchy outer candy shell. They make a great wedding sweet as the candy shell helps seal the chocolate and keep it fresh and because they come in a variety of colours which can be matched against different wedding themes. Chocolate dragees are also perfect for adding colour to a wedding candy buffet table and as wedding table decoration sweets. Similar in taste to Smarties or Minstrels, chocolate dragees also taste delicious and are sure to be a popular wedding treat among the guests!

 

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Ivory sugared almonds.

Sugared Almonds

Sugared almonds, also known as jordan almonds are a classic wedding sweet and consist of crunchy almonds which are sugar panned in various pastel colours. They are thought to originate in Ancient Rome, where honey glazed almonds were a popular treat at festivals and celebrations. Sugared Almonds are often used to fill wedding favour bags, with the “bitter” almonds and the “sweet” sugar symbolizing the bitterness of life and sweetness of love. The treats are often packaged in groups of five to represent happiness, health, longevity, wealth, and fertility. Due to the pastel colours, they also make a pretty sweet for decorating wedding tables.

 

Mini Love Heart Rolls

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Mini Love Hearts Rolls.

Mini Love Heart sweets are a small version of Love Hearts candy and are a popular wedding sweet due to their sweet and romantic messages. Mini Love Hearts come in special pink themed packaging and can be used to fill up organza favour bags, wedding favour boxes and candy buffet bowls. They also make great table favours and sweet table confetti. Love Hearts are, of course, a classic retro sweet and consist of crunchy, fizzy candy in an assortment of fruit flavours. Cost saving tip: buy a bulk bag of Mini Love Heart Rolls and use as individual sweet table favours or to fill up a small organza bag.

 

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Mint Imperial sweets.

Mints

Mints make a great wedding favour sweet as they are a hugely popular after-meal refreshment. The taste and smell of mint oil is quite strong and feels clean and cool to the mouth as well as soothing to the stomach – perfect after a multi course dinner! When choosing mints, there are a few options: soft mints usually have a higher amount of butter in the ingredients and dissolve in the mouth, mint imperials have a hard candy shell and a soft, crumbly centre, and hard mints such as Eskimo mints and Crystal Mints are boiled sweets flavoured with mint. So choose wisely!

 

From retro-themed Love Hearts to traditional sugared almonds and chocolate dragees, we have covered some of the best sweets for weddings and wedding favours. Planning a wedding candy buffet should be fun – hopefully these choices provide some ideas to create the perfect candy buffet!

Expert tip: try to sample taste a few options before you make your final decision!

 

Sep 20

Candy Corn – The Ultimate Halloween Sweet

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Classic candy corn

Available to buy in Ireland from Planet Candy, candy corn is the best selling Halloween candy in America – but what exactly is candy corn? Well, the story goes like this…

Candy corn was invented in the 1800s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company as a treat marketed towards farmers in the Mid West of America. The corn was made to resemble an actual piece of farm corn and this is why the classic candy corn colours are yellow, orange and white. By the early 1900s, the Goelitz Candy Company (makers of Jelly Belly) were making their own version and candy corn was well on it’s way to becoming a popular treat across the whole of America.

 

The candy takes 24 hours to make.

Candy corn takes 24 hours to make due to the moulding and setting processes involved.

The basic production process has changed very little over time and involves trays of corn moulds being filled with the three individual colour mixtures that make up the three parts of a traditional candy corn piece. The main ingredients are corn syrup, marshmallow, honey, salt and sugar. Initially the candy was handmade and the production process was quite long, as each layer had to be cooled before the next layer could be added.

As a result of this, candy corn was only available at certain times of the year, notably Halloween – and this is where candy corn’s long association with being a Halloween treat has it’s origins. Today, machines are used in the production process and candy corn is available all year round.

The most popular brands in America are Brach’s and Jelly Belly. A serving size of 22 pieces contains 140 calories and no fat. Brach’s also produce green, white and red candy corn for Christmas and pastel coloured candy corn for Easter.

However, with it’s orange colour, distinct shape and long standing associations with being a treasured Autumn time treat, traditional candy corn is the ultimate Halloween sweet!

 

 

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