August 2007
News to infuse
An August Newsletter
New Pop, New Tastings
Another Great Tasting Organic Chocolate in Store
Jelly Belly Price Break!
Greetings fellow candy lover!
August is upon us, and before you know it, school will be in session. No matter who you are, you're counting the days (if student - with dread, if parent - with anticipation). Use these dog days to fortify the spirit with comfort candy and pleasure potion.
New shipment of exotic pop
And with it, a new round of tastings

Capt 'n Eli's BlueberryEver since an excellent article on our soda selection ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (fine bathroom reading, I might add) and our subsequent root beer tasting event was a huge hit, customers have been clambering to get their hands on some of our "imported" offerings. So much so that we ended up selling out of a number of favorites. Henry Weinhards Root Beer is back in stock, along with a roundup of new root beers and a gaggle of new gingers. And to make up for lost time (and missing last month's e-letter), we're scheduling two (2, count-em, 2) soda tastings for the month of August. The first will be a Fruit Pop Tasting, to be held on Saturday, August 11, from 5:30 to 7:30. We have over 15 fruit flavors, including blueberry and banana! Second will be a Ginger Beer/Ale Tasting on Saturday, August 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 (note: Gilligan Island's Ginger will NOT be there, but we WILL have ginger chews and chocolate to taste). Come to one, come to both, or miss it and kick yourself, or better yet, come in to the store and let us kick you.

Once again - you MUST register by clicking HERE for the Fruit Pop Tasting and HERE for the Ginger Tasting (or email and put "FRUIT" or "GINGER" as the subject).
End o'summer draws near...
Time to fortify the heart after all that barbecue

Green & Black'sLondon-based Green & Black's aim is to create chocolate products that give a taste experience like no other, while remaining true to their original ideals of ethical trading and organic products. Back in 1991 Craig Sams and Josephine Fairley set about making the world's first organic chocolate, a bittersweet bar. They added Maya Gold in 1994 to capture the taste of the rainforests where the cocoa is grown. They agreed to pay the farmers a fair price for their crops, and earned the UK's first Fairtrade mark. Today their repertoire of bars includes Almond, Hazelnut & Currant, 70% Dark, Caramel, Milk, White, Mint, Expresso, Ginger and Maya Gold, most of which are certified vegan. You'll find all the above in various sizes at Village Candy.
Jelly Belly prices head South for Winter!
Beans, beans, good for the heart...

Big Bear Root Beer
The more you eat, the more you need to stock up. And what better time than now, at a new, lower price.

Back in 1976, a Los Angeles candy distributor had an idea for a jelly bean made with natural flavorings. So he called up the candymakers at Jelly Belly (formerly known as Herman Goelitz Candy Co.) who cooked up a recipe for a new kind of jelly bean - intensely flavored throughout, with natural ingredients for flavoring whenever possible. The first eight Jelly Belly flavors soon followed: Very Cherry, Lemon, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Root Beer, Grape and Licorice.

Soon Jelly Belly became the favorite candy of President Ronald Reagan, who made the beans a staple in the Oval Office and on Air Force One. Our 40th President's passion inspired Blueberry flavor, which was cooked up so he could serve red, white, and blue beans at his inaugural parties.  Diplomats and world leaders clamored to have Jelly Belly beans. Jelly Belly was also the first jelly bean in space, aboard the shuttle Changeller in 1983 as a presidential surprise. 

We have over 48 individual flavors, and ALL our bulk beans have just been reduced to $7.99/lb!
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