June 2010
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June is actually National Candy Month according to the National Confectioner's Association and Wikipedia. Not exactly sure what that means, but it also contains Father's Day, and it's when summer begins to make itself known. Not to mention that, among other things, it's Dairy Month, Great Outdoors Month, National Adopt-A-Cat Month, National Drive Safe Month, National Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Rose Month, National Safety Month, National Tennis Month, Potty Training Awareness Month, Turkey Lovers Month, and Zoo and Aquarium Month. All according to About.com. And once again, it's the perfect month for candy!
Father's Day SentimentsFather's Day
Who's Your Daddy?

He's the guy who makes you laugh when you're little and cringe when you're older and oh-so-much-wiser, the one who teaches you how to crack gum and blow bubbles, or put cards in the spokes of your bicycle wheels (or how to ride a bike, for that matter), or make a whistling noise by putting a blade of grass between your two thumbs, or how to get a stripped screw to stay anchored in its hole, or how to eat a lychee, or to cook and peel chestnuts, or how to catch a baseball with two hands or put those hands around a bat and hit it, or how to drive a car. He taught you things too numerous to count, some that are critical and some that are ludicrous and maybe even some in poor taste, many that are ingrained that you even forget he taught you, but all that make you who you are. Remember him.

Big Retro Candy CollectionAnd it doesn't take much just to show him he's on your mind. Our hand-packed Big, and Really Big Retro Candy Collections will Hershey Nostalgic Gift Boxremind him of the days when he taught you how to blow bubbles (and probably how to get the popped bubblegum off your face). Candy memories are often amazingly evocative. Just like this Hershey's Nostalgic Bar Collection with throwback wrappers. And we've got tons of other neat ideas!
Sweets and Snacks Expo 2010
First Hand Report

Sweets & Snacks ExpoThis year's edition of the National Confectioner's Association's Sweets and Snacks Expo (formerly the All Candy Expo) seemed somewhat less crowded than last year's show. Once again held in McCormick Center, in the heart of Chicago, all the major players were in attendance. M&M Mars was, of course, particularly proud of its Pretzel M&Ms, and samples were on hand, though small hand-out promo bags were conspicuously absent.

Fruity FruttisThe happy people at Haribo are introducing a new gummi - Fruity Fruttis. Each bag contains 3 flavors - mango, raspberry and orange, and each piece is comprised of a gummi top, a foamy underlayer, and a liquid center.

Jelly Belly's big product is Cocktail Classics, a collection of cocktail-flavored beans, consisting of 3 flavors from the current lineup - Margarita, Piņa Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri - and 3 all new flavors - Mojito, Pomegranate Cosmo and Peach Bellini.

Pez will be introducing two 4-piece commemorative sets - Thomas the Tank Engine and Hello Kitty - and one 8-piece set - seven dwarfs and a beauty. Also from Pez will be a Lord of the Rings issue.

Airhead Xtreme Sour Belts will be arriving in Lemonade Rush Grether's Pastillesand Bluest Raspberry. Toxic Waste, the sour candy in the yellow drum, will be coming out in special edition assorted colored drums and a rolled candy version. Probably the biggest news at the show for candy aficionados was the arrival of a definite ship date for Bonomo Turkish Taffy - July. Look for it here soon!
By-The-Pound Candy Corner
Perfect for Showers (not the cleansing type)
Baby Pacifier Schematic
Malto Bella Gourmet Malt BallsWe've just added two new candy-licious treats that are perfect for baby or wedding showers, birthdays or, obviously, snarfing right out of hand. First up are these colorful pacifiers that taste similar to Smarties, but are, even more obviously, in the shape of Binkys (a name actually owned by Playtex). BTW, loved the schematic to the right, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Next up - ducks. Actually, Lucky Duckies, I kid you not. And, as Lucky Duckiesa side note, who came up with "I kid you not"? Sounds like a Yoda thing. Anyway, these Lucky Duckies are fruity and are "candy-ly" similar to the pacifiers but are, in confectioners terms, coated, which means that they're shiny. These mallards don't actually float, but they sure are cute and tasty! And this picture makes them look ripe for picking off with a cork gun!
Candy Earrings
Adorable, but not edible!

Candy EarringsWe've been searching for earrings that resemble candy packages since we first opened our doors. These high quality, handmade, clay polymer earrings are the perfect way to show your true candy colors. There are 10 different designs, and most contain the old-fashioned version of these popular candy logos. Come in and check them out - they're perfect for gifting and collecting!
This One Will Stop Your Gob
A Jawbreaker That Lives Up to Its Name

Mother of All Jawbreakers
Anyone who knows us at Village Candy knows that we're into really LARGE candy. Not sure what that's all about, but we just found a supplier that sent us a limited supply of (and I quote) The Mother of All Jawbreakers. These individually wrapped beasts measure 4" in diameter! And if you decide not to eat one, they'd make good shot put or mini bowling balls. We've also reacquired the 3-5/8" ones that were our previous record setters. For candy fanatics who like to nurse their sweets for years, we've got just the thing!
Candy Alphabet Next to Last

Candy Alphabet Zoinks, what have we got here? As opposed to last month's clue, this is NOT a new candy. In fact, it's close to 40 year's old, but it's still quite popular. And, once again, if you're the first to send us the correct guess of which candy item contains the logo pictured at left, you'll win a prize better than you thought Village Candy was planning to award.

Last Month's Clue
York Pieces
Candy Alphabet Your next to last Candy Alphabet. The answer hinged on the clue "This product family name appears on a number of items, but this particular one is a newly introduced item." And the winner, who obviously read the question all the way through (he must be standardized-tested out!) is Jesse Schell! Come in and pick up your prize!

What should we do next? More of the same? Any ideas? Send us your thoughts.

York Peppermint Patties were first produced in York, Pennsylvania by Henry C. Kessler at his York Cone Company in 1940, for sale in the Northeastern U.S., Ohio, Indiana and Florida. In 1972, the York Cone Company was acquired by Peter Paul, which launched the Pattie nationally in '75.
In '78, Peter Paul merged with Cadbury Schweppes. York passed to the Hershey Foods Corporation when it acquired the US operations of Cadbury Schweppes, which had previously merged with Peter Paul, in 1988.

The round dark chocolate patties contain strongly contrasting flavors, with a particularly bitter chocolate coating around a sugar center (there's also a sugar free version).

Many chocolate-covered peppermints had been made before the York Pattie came on the market, but Kessler's version was firm and crisp, while the competition was soft and gummy. A former employee remembered the final test the pattie went through before it left the factory - "It was a snap test. If the candy didn't break clean in the middle, it was a second." However, the current recipe for the candy is soft.
Village Candy is an old-time, new-fangled retail shop specializing in a unique selection of retro and current bulk and novelty candy, artisan chocolates, glass-bottled pop and candy-themed gifts. Oh, and remember customer service? It's back!

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