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Saturday, August 27, 2011

34" Pucker Powder

Hello -- 
This weeks blog is a funny story of what happened in the store last week. I promise I could not make this up. 

On Tuesday last week two young boys if I had to guess about 9 or 10 came in the store. One of the boys asked my staff how much a 34" Pucker Powder was. 

For those of you that do not know Pucker Powder is a fun machine that allows a person to create his or her own candy tube filled with colored flavored sugar. The sizes are 6" (what most people buy), 12", 18" and the super large 34" (the one that usually grandparent will buy for their grand kids. )

But I digressed -- my staff answered and the boy said OK and proceeded to make a 34" tube (shown above).

Here is where the story gets funny 
The boy came to the counter to pay and took out of his pocket a $10 Hong Kong bill. When my staff informed him that we only take U.S. currency he demanded to speak to the manager. 

I was called from the back and this little boy proceeded to tell me that my employee refused to take his money.

I smiled at him (already having been told the story) and politely told him that we only accept U.S. currency being I did not know the exchange rate. The boy then pulled out of his wallet a Walmart gift card and asked to pay with it. I again smiled and explained that I was not Walmart.

I let the boy know that if he did not have enough U.S. money (which he only had $1.92) I would save his tube and he could come back later.

He said OK turned around and left the store I wished him a sweet day.

He never came back.

Oh well.

The life of the candy man is sweet unless you get stuck with a 34" tube of Pucker Powder filled with sweet and sour sugar it is both  sweet and sour.

Have a sweet day! 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blue Bear Pink Bear is that what I see?

Living the life of the Candy man is sweet, I get to help people enhance their life cycle events.

One of the most common requests that we get is for baby boy and girl themed items.

We try to bring lots of blue and pink candies into the store.

Well now we have found the ultimate blue and pink items

Pink and blue  gummi bears each sold individually!

What else is there to say.

Have a sweet day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Butter Popcorn

The summer months are much slower as I have written in the past and so not to bore you all I don't write unless something interesting happens in the store.

Well last week other than signing on a new corporate account we had a very interesting request.

The story goes list this... 

I got a call  from a person who wanted to order a lot of butter popcorn.


I  asked him how much and the response was garbage bags filled.I have to be honest, being I know the person my curiosity got the best of me and I asked why he needed that much popcorn I thought perhaps he was having a party.

But the response was he was using it as part of his next photo shoot as a prop.

So as always we are always glad to oblige and here is one of the photos.

Have a sweet day!