October 2011
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Sewickley PA
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Wed til 8
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HP Chocolate Frogs
'Burgh Team Bars
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Greetings fellow candy lover!

Village Candy is all decked out with our newly decorated Halloween window. Unfortunately it's a little harder to see, with the scaffolding outside in front of the store. But the repairs are necessary and will make our storefront look that much better. AND WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.  After all, it's what's inside that counts, and we have what you want for Halloween. Candy corn, sweetly sugared pumpkins, orange and black gummy worms or bears, cinnamon devil heads, giant orange/black/white jawbreakers on sticks, and seasonal decorated chocolates of all types. Don't let the construction fool you - we still have what you want, especially at this harvest time of year!
Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs

Hogwarts and all...  


They're b-a-a-a-ck! The Harry Potter candy license reverted to Harry Potter Chocolate FrogJelly Belly, and we've had Bertie Botts Every Flavoured Beans for a while, but have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Chocolate Frogs. And they should be in by Wednesday!

WARNING: If you don't follow the "wonderful world of HP," no need to bore yourself by reading further.


These amphibians are a popular confection sold throughout the wizarding world of Harry Potter. They're packaged with collectible cards portraying famous wizards and witches. Many of the pupils at Hogwarts collect and trade these cards. The frogs are made of seventy percent Croakoa. Presumably, this substance is what allows them to act like an actual frog.

The Chocolate Frog collectible cards played an important role in Harry, Ron, and Hermione's first year at Hogwarts  - Dumbledore's card enabled them to figure the identity of Nicolas Flamel. Some notable cards: Albus Dumbledore, Morgan le Fay, Ptolemy, Circe, Paracelsus, Merlin, Cliodna, Hengist of Woodcroft, Alberic Grunnion, and Agrippa.

When Harry was in the Hogwarts infirmary after his skirmish

Group of Frogs

with Professor Quirrell and Voldemort in 1992, he received many treats from his admirers. While he was unconscious, someone consumed all the chocolate frogs. During his bedside visit, Dumbledore suggested that Ron Weasley had done it in order for Harry to have the cards without going to the trouble of eating the frogs. And, BTW, did you know that a group of frogs is sometimes called a "knot?" But I digress...

'Burgh Team Bars are Back 

Chocolate, not Beer 


We're all stocked up and ready to roll over the opposition with a full complement of Steelers and Penguins chocolates. Back areSteelers Chocolate Bars the Pittsburgh Steelers Milk Chocolate Bar and the Terrible Towel Milk Chocolate Bar. Also in is the Penguins Crunchy Milk Chocolate Hockey Puck. These Pittsburgh Penguins Crispy Milek Chocolate Hockey Puckdelicious souvenir treats are made by Trello Cioccolato, the fine chocolates division of Lord's International. You'll agree that their taste is top notch, and they'll be great to munch on while watching the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup.

By-The-Pound Candy Corner
A Taste of the Keys

Key Lime Starlight MintsThese very tasty and cooling Starlight Mints (not to be confused with the Oklahoma Indie band of the same name) are an excellent hard-candy representation of the Key West original! Key Lime Starlight Mints taste just like the quintessential American dessert made of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust.

The original is named after the small key limes native throughout the Florida Keys. While their thorns make them harder to work with, and their thin yellow rind more perishable, key limes are more tart and aromatic than the common Persian limes seen year round in most grocery stores.

Key lime pie was invented in the late 19th century in Key West, Florida. The first recipe for key lime pie was recorded in the 1930s.
New Cool Pez Collectors Set  AND And Another Individual Pez    

Whether you collect Pez dispensers, just eat Pez candy,
Lord of the Rings Pez Set love playing with little plastic pushy things or just have a love for three letter words, Village Candy has one of the best offerings of Pez and Pez sets.


And new this month is the just released, limited-edition Lord of the Rings set. Get a jump on the upcoming film The Hobbit, whose first part, An Unexpected Journey, is due out for Christmas in 2012 (Part 2, There and Back Again, is due out in 2013). This deluxe set includes Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Golum.

Also just in are Phineas and Ferb Pez dispensers. Phineas and Ferb is an animated television comedy series that followsPhineas and Ferb Pez Dispenser Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Every day the boys embark on some grand new project, which annoys their controlling sister, Candace, who tries to bust them. Another story line almost always features Perry the Platypus ("Agent P"), acting as a secret agent to fight an evil scientist named Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. 

The series is also known for its musical numbers, which have appeared in almost every episode since the first-season "Flop Starz". Phineas and Ferb is currently on its third season.
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