January/February 2011
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Sewickley PA
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Greetings fellow candy lover!

Who among our loyal readership noticed that there wasn't a spiffy new issue stuffed into their emailbox announcing the new year? We decided to go with the ice flow and combine our January and February issues into this wonderful "Janruary" Issue. And since we were just about bursting with exciting candy- and-such news, it's all below for you to help snap you out of your post-holiday blues.
By-The-Pound Candy Corner
Exciting New Treats - Give 'em a try

Peach RingsPeach Rings are back! Now everyone who's been asking us to restock on these fresh-picked gummi favorites can stock up. They have a great texture and a yummy flavor. Come 'n get 'em - they're peachy!

Blue Raspberry LacesThe picture to the right may look like a moldy cafeteria mop, but it's actually new Blue Raspberry Laces. They just became available to us, so we decided to give them a shot. They're sugar-sanded and somewhat sour - could be interesting to watch customers picking individual strands out of the bins with tongs. They're also available in strawberry and sour apple, and if they're popular, those flavors will be here too.
Chiller Theater 
A report on all things sodarific: what's new in the fridge, tastings and interesting tidbits from the world of bottled effervescence.

Nehi Soda

The Chero-Cola company added Nehi Cola to its line of sodas in 1924 in order to expand its line. It originally offered orange, grape, root beer, peach, and other flavors. Nehi was instantly successful and outsold Chero-Cola entirely. The company changed its name to Nehi Corporation in 1928.

Nehi products were available in forty-seven of the forty-eight states By 1940. In 1946 Nehi Corporation offered more than ten flavors, including Dr. Nehi, Nehi Chocolate, Root Beer, Lemonade, Wild Red, Blue Cream, and its more classic flavors Orange, Grape and Peach. Many were later dropped as their novelty and popularity waned. The fame of Nehi Cola lived on until the Nehi Corporation reformulated Chero-Cola, naming it Royal Crown Cola. "RC" Cola sold so well that the company changed its name to Royal Crown Cola Co.

Village Candy has had Nehi off and on in the past (when we deemed their peach to be the best peach pop available). Since a local distributor discontinued it, we looked outside the area and found it down south. We now have the three most popular flavors, Peach, Grape and Orange. Definitely worth a sip.


Hi Ho, Cherry O!

Wild CherryWho remembers this 1976 record cover? To kick off the new year, we're going to try tasting a new "genre" of pops. We've done the Root Beer-Cream-Cola-Birch-Ginger-Sarsaparilla thing (and don't worry, they'll all come around again), so it's time to begin the new year fresh, with something completely different. By request we're going to commemorate the month of February with a Cherry Pop Tasting! Cherry seems to be a big thing in the 2nd month, and we're not sure it's because of the specious story about G. Washington and his dad's tree. But we'll throw cherry wood on that fire. And besides, it's Valentine's month, and that's always red. So let's paint the store that way. 


And we've got a whole slew of sweet cherry pops. Some are pure cherries, others cherry colas, and there's even a cherry energy soda and a cherries 'n mint concoction. So on Saturday, February 19, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, we'll offer up a selection of these crisp, delightful potions for all (who register) to sample. Remember, it's always free and fun, but you must RSVP before it's too late.

We guarantee it will be a cherry of a time. Come turn on the tart with us - register now!

Valentine's Day is almost here! 
Come stock up on treats for someone special
SweetHeartsChocolate is always a good bet, and you don't want to screw it up. We've got a great selection of special Valentine's treats, including chocolate hearts and covered cherries, and boxed assortments, along with a bounty of other goodies decorated for the special day.

And yes, we have Conversation Hearts. Conversation "Sweethearts" got their start just after the turn of the century. NECCO produces them from late February through mid January of the following year, about 100,000 pounds per day, and believe it or not, they sell out in about six weeks.

So What Else Is New?


Mallo Cup Dark

Boyer has finally jumped on the bandwagon by producing a Dark Chocolate Mallo Cup.

Brothers Bill and Bob Boyer started their company by selling nut raisin clusters and homemade fudge door to door, and incorporated in 1936.

Boyer became well known in the late 30s for Mallo Cups, their cup-shaped candy consisting of a marshmallow center covered with chocolate. The company later expanded to include Smoothies, a peanut butter center covered with butterscotch. They also produced other short-lived cup candies such as Fluffernutter, a mixture of marshmallow and peanut butter covered in chocolate. I certainly think it's time to bring THAT one back!!! Boyer still operates from its original plant in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Closing for Inventory

Village Candy will be closed from the end of normal business (5:00 pm) Saturday, January 15 through Friday, January 21 for inventory. We will reopen as usual at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 22. You are invited to tap on the windows, point and make fun of us while we count every last piece of s...ugar-free candy!
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