February 2012
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Village Candy
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Sewickley PA
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February Valentine's Edition
Chocolove for Your Love
A Snapple In Your Pocket
Chiller Theater
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Dear (Contact First Name),

The holiday of the heart is almost upon us, so find the only sure economical way to it, via chocolate. We have lots of it, in all sorts of permutations and combinations that are certain to satisfy your sweetheart. And remember, it also feels good for the romantic in us to celebrate our mothers, fathers, siblings, children, nannies, teachers or close acquaintances. Though it may not be necessary, what in romance truly is? It surely makes any heart grow fonder, both the giver's and the receiver's. So beat the Valentine's rush (it's Tuesday the 14th) and come in early for the best selection.
Chocolove For Your Valentine

Scrumptious chocolate AND a poem  


Chocolove started as the classic entrepreneur story - a dream, a garage, extended credit card debt and loans from friends and family. With its visionary chocolatier, and a solid concept, Chocolove became, and continues to be, a pioneer in the chocolate industry.

The idea was simple - a selection of distinctly flavored chocolate bars made with all-natural ingredients and the classic techniques of Europe's finest chocolatiers. The package design would resemble a love letter sent from a distant land, and inside each wrapper - a classic romantic poem. The cocoa content would be clearly indicated on the front of each wrapper, the tasting notes would be simple and approachable, and the price, affordable.

Village Candy has offered Chocolove from our very start - they seem to represent the perfect point between exceptional taste, quality ingredients and reasonable price - and they've just released three new additions to their fantastic lineup. 


Peach & Pecan in Milk Chocolate consists of plump dried peach pieces and pecans in creamy Belgian milk chocolate. Whether it reminds you of pralines or peanut butter and jelly, it strikes a flavor chord that you feel you've met and loved before. Salted Peanut in Milk Chocolate is dry-roasted and salted peanuts in creamy milk chocolate - a taste we've all grown up with and love. Chocolove has taken this classic combination to new heights by using premium milk chocolate and premium dry roasted peanuts. This is now a 

Chocolove Pretzel in Milk Chocolate

truly memorable bar. Chocolate Pretzel in Milk Chocolate is crunchy bits of salty pretzel sticks contrasted with creamy milk chocolate, to make for a yummy taste treat. Spaniards have been eating bread and chocolate for years. I guess now we have too. And don't forget their Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate Bar (in two sizes). We can't keep 'em in stock.

"Made From the Best Stuff on Earth"
Snapple Bottles in Miniature

Jelly Belly Snapple Mix Bottle
Jelly Belly Snapple Mix uses real fruit juice and purees to recreate the flavors of several Snapple drinks: Fruit Punch, Mango Madness, Cranberry Raspberry, Pink Lemonade and Kiwi Strawberry. And now they're available in these cute little Snapple miniature bottles. The Mix, as usual, is fat, gluten and dairy-free and certified OU Kosher. And now Village Candy is adding these cute little bottles to their already stocked, somewhat-adorable, medium bags.
Chiller Theater
A report on all things sodarific: what's new in the fridge, tastings and interesting tidbits from the world of bottled effervescence.


About That Rootin' Tootin' Time Again...
Let's Taste Us Some Root Beer!


Capone It's been a while since our last pop tasting, but we've been feeling the itch. Actually, other than putting salve on that itch, we've been fine-tuning our pop offerings. All kinds of new "effervescent varietals" have been accumulating - over 90 cases in just the past week!


So let there be tasting! And let it occur on Saturday, April 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Sure, it's only February now, but that gives you plenty of advanced notice - put off that vacation or graduation or anniversary. C'mon, this is an Official Village Candy Root Beer Tasting. Past Root Beer Tastings have drawn over 200 people, so we wanted plenty of time to prepare and give you plenty of time to procrastinate and then sign up.


Brand new Root Beers (to Village Candy) include Capone "Family Secret" Root Beer (pictured up to the left). In the 137 raids made by police on Al Capone's warehouses, one of the only things found every time was cases of the "Capone Family Secret" soda. THIS right here is supposedly that recipe. We kid you not. Also in: Crater Lake Root Beer, Dang Butterscotch Root Beer, and Dorothy's (from the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, MN).


We store many of these bottles in our off-site high-security storage facility, buried deep within Mt. Yournamehere. We couldn't possibly fit all the Root Beer varieties in our cooler and still cater to the Ginger, Cola and Cream aficionados, so if any of them interest you in particular, give one of us a wink or shoot us an email before you come in. We'll make sure we have it or them available when you arrive (after we jet to Mt. Yournamehere, give the "high" sign, whisper the secret password, pass the badbreathalyzer test and shake the guard dogs off our legs).


Oh, and if you want to want to get a jump on signing up for this exclusive tasting, register now.

Other New Arrivals
Let Me Recount the Ways

M&Ms has introduced M&M Mint - "The confluence of mint and M&M Mintchocolate is a classic combination, and new M&M Mint does it classically. They're cool and deliciously satisfying! And Ms. Green gets to show off her stuff." We always thought the word confluence was only used in relation to the Allegheny and Monongahela!

So what's the Riddle in new Skittles Riddles? The colors don't match the flavors! AreSkittles Riddles
the Watermelon green or are they blue, or even light blue? And how about the Punch? Pink? Red? Who knows, but there are 5 colors and 5 flavors - Watermelon, Strawberry, Punch, Raspberry and Apple.

Try these chews from the nether regions (a.k.a The Venco DropgloriesNetherlands). Delicious soft, sweet honey licorice Dropglories from Venco. These look like mini round waffles, have a wonderful soft chew, and an overwhelming honey flavor, and just a hint of licorice. Delicious, and they'll soon become addictive.
New Jolly Rancher Crunch 'N Chew candies are a blend of two existing favorites, the original Jolly Rancher hard candy and the more recent Jolly Rancher Chews.
Jolly Rancher Crunch 'N Chew
Each individually wrapped Crunch 'N Chew has a hard shell and a chewy center. The combination gives candy lovers the best of both worlds. The new Crunch 'N Chews are available in four Jolly Rancher flavors: watermelon, cherry, green apple and blue raspberry. 
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