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Greetings fellow candy lover!

The back-to-school ads have been appearing, vacations are winding down and Steeler training camp is just around the corner. Just when you think summer's drawing to a close, a heat wave takes hold and makes you long for a sweet pick-me-up. We have lots of new treats in store (along with all your old favorites), and don't forget the areas's largest selection of bottled pop to quench that parched pallet!
New Candy Arriving (almost) Daily!

Stiff Upper Lip

Mr. StacheThese waxy replicas were around when I was a tater tot! Like the lips of similar material, these are hilarious to wear, and very tasty to eat. Unlike the lips, these are grape-flavored.

Scrumptions Additions to the Vosges Collection

Vosges Dark Bacon BarDevotees of the decadent combination of chocolate and bacon have been clamoring for a dark version of this trend-setting treat, and the Haut-Chocolat folks answered. Village Candy is the first to get Mo's Dark Bacon Bar, reuniting applewood smoked bacon and alder wood smoked salt, but this time with 62% dark chocolate. Pure heaven in both large and mini sizes. In addition...

Two More Indulgences in the Mini Collection

Vosges Organic Mushroom BarTaking their rightful places in the exclusive Vosges mini collection are two new organic bars. The Organic Enchanted Mushroom Bar (pictured left) combines aChocolove Holiday Bar mind-altering recipe of organic dark chocolate (66% cacao) with reishi mushrooms and organic walnuts. The Habana Bar (right) places an emphasis on Latin American flavors with a combination of organic deep milk chocolate (45% cacao) and crunchy plantains. Available at Village Candy NOW!

Peppermint Bark Isn't Just For Christmas

Asher's Peppermint BarkWe've had many customers ask us for peppermint bark - now we have it and it's delish. It's a Christmas classic, but who can resist dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crisp bites of minty candy canes all year round? And what makes these three ingredients in combination inherently Christmas-ish?
By-The-Pound (BTP) Candy Corner
Jujyfruits We've added a new retro classic to our BTP candy selection - Jujyfruits!

Jujyfruits are a chewy, gumdrop-like candy manufactured in the US by Heide Candy Company, a subsidiary of Farley's & Sathers Candy Company. Jujubes and Jujyfruits probably got their names from their original use of  "Ju-ju gum" (similar to many other vegetable gums like Gum Arabic, Acacia, Agar or Guar). This is supported by the fact that the original Jujubes box lists "natural gum" as its first ingredient.

The Henry Heide Candy Company was founded in 1869 by Henry Heide (fancy that), an immigrant from Obermarsberg, Westphalia, Germany. Jujyfruits began production in 1920, and were popular in movie houses along with Heide's other gummy candy, Jujubes.

The Jujyfruit shapes are pineapple, tomato, raspberry, grape bunch, asparagus bunch, banana, and pea pod. A strong lobby early on in their formation sought the name V8 (just joking).  The banana shape is stamped with "HEIDE." Fruity flavors include raspberry, licorice, lime (which was changed from mint in 1999 by then parent company Hershey), orange, and lemon. Farley's & Sathers acquired Jujyfruits in 2002 from Hershey.
Chiller Theater
A report on all things sodarific: what's new in the fridge, tastings and interesting tidbits from the world of bottled effervescence.

Report - Our 3rd Annual Root Beer Tasting

Barrel Bros. Root BeerWell, it appears we have a new root beer king of the hill. Barrel Bros. Creamy Vanilla won our most recent tasting competition hands down. And, to facilitate that judging, we had our largest panel of experts ever! Over 150 self-proclaimed root beer aficionados took part in this recent tasting event that caught our pourers off guard. We hope everyone had a great time, spilled some suds, quenched their thirst, and added to their repertoires of rooty brews they've sampled.

The favorites, in order of preference, were:
1. Barrel Bros. Creamy Vanilla, 2. Olde Rhode Island Molasses, 3. Sparky's, 4. Pearson Bros. 5. Cool Mountain (tied), 5. Rat Bastard (tied), 6. Frostie, 7.  Dad's Original and 8. Thomas Kemper. They're all in our cooler, ready to be taken home and judged by you. Thanks to all our expert volunteer panelists!

Oh, and BTW, our randomly drawn winner of a Sparky's 22- ounce Bomber Bottle is Lora Deuitch. Come in and identify yourself!

We've added two unique new beverages this month to our Virgil's Bavarianawesome bottled lineup. First up is Columbia Soda Works Sarsaparilla (from Columbia, California). The bottle states, "The flavor will take you back to the days of yesteryear when miners and settlers alike enjoyed the rich tastes of these early refreshments. A taste as rich as the Mother Lode."

Waialua LilikoiFrom the great state of Hawaii comes a pretty, new (and pretty flavorful) purple potion. Waialua Soda Works Lilikoi captures the refreshing taste of passionfruit in a bottle. Along with their cream and pineapple pops, they're sure to be a hit at your local luau!
Jelly Belly Jiggles Their Flavors
We're the first on the block to have the newest!

Jelly Belly Chili Mango
One of the street foods throughout Latin America is fresh mango with a sprinkling of spicy chili. The fusion of heat with the sweet fruit now comes in new Chili Mango Jelly Belly jelly beans from Jelly Belly Candy Company. This new flavor is right in the trend for today's adventurous palate and is made with real cayenne pepper, paprika and mango juice. And it tastes fabu.

Chili Mango joins the Jelly Belly Official 50 Flavors along with Mixed Berry Smoothie. Until now the beautiful purple bean in the Jelly Belly Smoothie Blend was only available as part of the mix. Now Mixed Berry Smoothie goes to the top of the flavor class.

To make room for these new official flavors, the company is retiring some current flavors. Three-decade old surprise flavor Jalapeno is saying farewell to make room for the trendy Chili Mango (although I just received a new order sheet that has "now spicier Jalapeno"). Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly, also long standing flavors, will make way for the popular Pomegranate, Sunkist® Lime and Sour Cherry flavors joining the official list. And there you have everything JB!
Candy Alphabet Number 16
Candy Alphabet Please understand that we can not just go with the easiest clue. After all, we have your best interests in mind. We're trying to make you think (and reminisce)!

For those new to this game, name the candy that begins with the letter above, exactly as it appears on the package. And remember, if you're the first to send us the correct guess of the candy that begins with this letter, you'll win a very special prize.

Last Month's ClueNik L Nip
Candy AlphabetLast month's winner was Richelle McNatt for naming Willy Wonka Oompas.

Oompas were chewy candies that came in a wide variety of fruit flavors: Green Apple, Cherry, Lemon, Orange, Grape, and Strawberry. They were sold by Nestlé under their Willy Wonka Candy Company brand, and were named after the Oompa-Loompas from the Roald Dahl children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Village Candy is an old-time, new-fangled retail shop specializing in customer service, a unique selection of retro and current bulk and novelty candy, artisan chocolates, glass-bottled pop and candy-themed gifts.

We are here Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, but on Wednesday we stay late until 8! We are closed Sunday and Monday.

Doug Alpern, Proprietor
Village Candy