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Hard to believe it's back-to-school time already (though other stores have been pushing it since Memorial Day it seems). A new pair of your fave candy earrings could make you pretty popular!
The heat's been brutal. Is there any correlation between a withering lawn and a receding hairline (just a theory)?
Check out just some of the new things in store...
New From Jelly Belly
Snapple Gift Boxes, Frogs Back in Stock
Jelly Belly introduced Snapple mini bottles and bags earlier
this year, and now we have Jelly Belly Snapple 4.25 ounce gift boxes. Five beans inspired by the top Snapple flavors, made from 100% natural flavors and colors from natural sources, including Fruit Punch, Mango Madness, Cranberry Raspberry, Pink Lemonade and Kiwi Strawberry.
Also from Jelly Belly - Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans are back in stock!
And Starting in January 2013, Jelly Belly fans can take a crack at another one of life's great mysteries. Jelly Belly Candy Company will launch the "Jelly Belly Mystery Flavor Sweepstakes," a 7-month promotion that allows fans to guess the flavor of a new bean through Facebook and possibly win $10,000 among other prizes.
Beat the Heat
Some Drink Recipe Ideas
Ginger beers seem to be in vogue these days, and there are two distinct camps when it comes to using them in "grown-up cocktails." It seems that you're either a Dark 'n Stormin' Norman, or a Moscow Mule'er. They're equally refreshing in these dog days of summer, but from customer response, your allegiance is with one or the other, not both.
Ginger Beer is normally a slightly stronger, more gingery version of Ginger Ale. In the case of the Dark 'n Stormy, the recipe has actually been trademarked by Gosling, makers of their Black Seal Rum, the key ingredient. The insanely simple recipe:
2 ounces Gosling's Black Seal rum
4-6 ounces Barritt's Bermuda Ginger Beer*
The original Moscow Mule recipe, reportedly written on a napkin in the Cock n' Bull Pub in LA, is a vodka variation:
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 ounces Smirnoff vodka
4-6 ounces Cock 'n Bull Ginger Beer*
serve in a copper mug
A few other ginger cocktails:
Beer Cup: Gin, Ginger Beer, Lager, Lemon Juice, Soda Water
FrazzleBerry: Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Raspberry Vodka
Perfect Storm: Angostura Bitters, Ginger Beer, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice
Red Hot Chili Pepper: Ginger Beer, Tabasco Sauce, Tequila Gold
Shady Grove: Gin, Ginger Beer, Lemon, Powdered Sugar
Yule Mule: Cranberry Juice, Ginger Beer, Ketel One Vodka, Lime Juice, Orange Bitters
Obviously, you can experiment and create your own refreshing cocktails using any of our Village Candy's over 150 bottled beverages (always including at least 15 Ginger Ales and Beers), so utilize that porch and those little umbrellas you've been stashing. But before filling a tall, chilled glass, dip the moistened rim in Pop Rocks for some real fireworks!
|Caramels and Ginger |
Actually sounds like a good combo
Bèquet Caramels have been a huge hit since we introduced them to our store after a customer's suggestion. All their caramels have the most amazing texture (sure beats the Kraft cubes you're used to), and have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Their Celtic Sea Salt variety, rather than infusing the caramel,
actually contains individual crystals that burst in your mouth as they flavor the sweet flavor. Now we've added a couple of new flavors - a chocolate variety of that same Celtic Sea Salt, and a subtly-spiced Chipotle. Scrumpdilish!
|A Little More En Vosges|
Wild Ophelia to the Rescue
Vosges Haut Chocolat has made a name for itself with top quality chocolate combined with unique and inventive ingredients. On the heels of its success comes their sister brand, Wild Ophelia
Wild Ophelia features a premium line of chocolate bars that bridges the divide between the local, American farmers' movement and chocolate. Wild Ophelia is a uniquely American brand that features all-natural and often organic ingredients sourced from small farms and food artisans to tell an American story. Flavor combinations, such as BBQ Potato Chip,
Beef Jerky and Peanut Butter Banana are unexpected yet approachable. Why should adventurous flavor combinations and all-natural, artisan ingredients be confined to gourmet grocery stores?
On the back of each chocolate bar, you'll
find the story of each ingredient alongside a listing of recognizable and pronounceable ingredients. All Wild Ophelia products are made with 100% renewable energy and packaged in 100% recycled board. Vosges Haut-Chocolat's Katrina Markoff launched Wild Ophelia to bring innovative chocolate creations mainstream and to provide universal access to quality chocolate (i.e., lower price - hah).
|Other New Thing Briefs|
So Much New, It's Hard to Remember
Many new items have arrived over the past two months. So let's
list a few of them them briefly:
Garfield's Fish Candy - one of the cutest novelties we've seen in a while. Little tuna-
like cans of hard candy fish.
Skittles Sour Lite Up Spray - Yum. A tube of Skittle Sour Spray that actually lights the way, in three flavors!
And One More Thing...
Son of Candy Alphabet
riminy, hard to believe that there were only two correct guesses from last month's clue. We actually didn't think it was all that hard, but who knew? That makes this month's doubly
hard. We try to challenge, but not make them prohibitive. And btw, though this candy may be chewy, it's not a "chew."
Name the candy that begins with the letter pictured here as you'd find it on the package. If you're the first to guess correctly, you could win a gargantuan prize (void where prohibited, must be declared on taxes - hah!). Oh, and by the way, you have to submit that guess by email to email@example.com
(not just mention it to your spouse in passing, enabling him or her
to beat you to the prize).
Last month's winner was Sheila Lubert with her correct guess of Baby Bottle Pops.
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