May 2007
News to infuse
Our Inaugural Issue
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13
Root Beer Tasting
What's new in chocolate?
Who put the Lick in Licorice
Greetings fellow candy lover!
This is Village Candy's first ever newsletter. We hope you find it thrilling, informative and a true keepsake (get your finger off that delete key). We've taken the time to translate it from spam-ish into usable English. It will astound and delight you with juicy tidbits from the world of candy and pop. And it will, we promise, get better. Enjoy!
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13
There's still time! We've got you covered...
Female Juggler

She's known you longer than any other person on the planet. She's been there through your triumphs, tragedies and most embarrassing moments.that she's talked about to every one of your friends. Washed your laundry, made your meals, healed your ouchies...feeling guilty yet? Then treat her right.

What says love more than Chocolove? And we have their new limited edition Chilies & Cherries in Dark Chocolate bar - a little sweet, a little bite. Or how about the new apothecary line from Dagoba? All organic and all yummy. A custom Nostalgia Basket would instantly bring back memories of when you were small enough to bath in the sink. Score big points with a mix of her favorite colors in Jelly Belly or M&Ms. Or take the easy way out - a Village Candy Cash Card - let her do her own dirty work. Let her take care of herself for a change!
Commemorative Root Beer Tasting
Mark your calendars - Saturday, May 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pmCharles Hires

Charles Elmer Hires developed the first commercially prepared
root beer as a medicine for treating cough and mouth sores, and presented his root tea powder at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial exhibition on May 16, 1866. Three days and 141 years later, Village Candy will honor this magical day with a commemorative Root Beer Tasting. We have the area's largest selection of this mystical brew, counting 34 individual variations of Mr. Hire's invention. Heck, we have the largest selection of sodas east of the Mississippi (I made that up, but it's probably true). And all in crystal clear, taste free, recyclable glass. To introduce you to this stellar lineup of geographically diverse premium potions, we're hosting this Village Candy first - free to all (not to be confused with "free for all"). Joining us in the fun will be our friends Hereford & Hops from Cranberry, offering up their very own fresh-brewed formula. We'll also be serving from bottles hand-picked from our root beer vault, coming from places like Oregon, Hawaii, and even the exotic paradise of Natrona!
One catch - you MUST register by clicking here to RSVP
What's new in chocolate?
Introducing Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Vosges Logo

Village Candy is constantly looking for new and unique choices to complement its premium chocolates collection. Vosges is our latest find. This Chicago-based, women's business enterprise-certified choclatier combines infusions of rare spices and flowers with premium chocolate (example-Black Pearl Bar, 40% cacao blended with ginger, wasabi and black sesame seed). Come in for a sample!

Who put the Lick in Licorice?
Straight from the British Isles (and Haribo)
Pontefract Cakes

Pontefract cakes are a type of small, circular, black candy measuring approximately 2 cm in diameter and made of licorice, originally from the small Northern English Yorkshire town of Pontefract.

Haribo Pontefract cakes are the original, born in 1614 when a seal was hand stamped onto the cake. Now they are machinery formed licorice (with a hint of molasses?) lozenges impressed with a castle. Haribo Pontefract cakes are still manufactured in Pontefract, England.
Haribo, founded in 1920 in Bonn, Germany by Hans Riegel, is one of the most prominent candy manufacturers in the world. The company name is an acronym for "Hans Riegel, Bonn." Haribo's German catch phrase is "Haribo macht kinder froh / und Erwachsene ebenso," which translates as "Kids and grown-ups love it so / the happy world of Haribo."

Village Candy is an old-time, new-fangled retail shop specializing in customer service, a unique selection of bulk and novelty candy, artisan chocolates, sugar-free treats, glass-bottled pop and candy-themed gifts.

Doug Alpern, Proprietor
Village Candy