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Monday, December 26, 2011

Do you sell Penuche?

The other day a sweet older woman came into the store and asked me Do you sell Penuche?

I looked at her and answered what is it?

She went onto to tell me that her husband who was 85 had cancer and was not allowed to eat chocolate anymore and all he wanted for Christmas was some Penuche which is a form of butterscotch fudge.

OK I am a softy -- we have never made it and we rarely make fudge at all but this sweet older woman who was trying to make her sick husband happy got to me.

So after doing some research and making a few phone calls we made a small batch of Penuche for her to give to her husband as a Christmas gift. Unfortunately the batch did not have the exact consistency but it tasted great and with a holiday appropriate bow it looked nice too

All part of living the life of the candy man.

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What a creative Chanukah Idea

Living the life of the candyman is sweet.

I get to help people with all kinds of unique projects from ginger bread house themed birthday parties and weddings to teachers who need themed candy for a lesson.  Two days ago we sold a teacher candy blox for a class project.

But the coolest thing I have seen in recent months is a project that a student did this week.

On Sunday a Mom and daughter came in with an idea for a school project to build a Candy Chanukah Menorah or Hanukkah Candelabra.

The young lady had the greatest idea to make it out of Pez (sorry I don't sell it online), so I asked the Mom if it was OK to feature it on my blog the Mom said yes and sent me the following pictures to post.

Great job Dafna

Happy and Sweet early Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.

PS -- if you create a cool project using candy / confections from the store I'd be happy to post it too.

Have a sweet day!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

NBC Channel 5 Sunday 6 AM News

Yes it was dark and rainy this past Sunday morning, but the Candyman was able to sweeten up a local  TV news segment. How and Why you may be asking yourself.

Well for the last couple of years we have been participating the World of Chocolate Event that benefits AIDS research.  The first year we we brought with a lot of chocolate that people enjoyed but I realized that many other vendors had themes so last year we had a them Chanukah and Christmas and then at the last minute the Governor announced the legalization of same sex marriages so we brought with our LGBT molds.

As the date was nearing for the World of Chocolate event their PR firm sent out an inquiry looking for unique ways to get media coverage. I offered a chocolate NBC peacock. The PR firm did their magic and next thing you know I was on TV along with my trusty helper my son.

Click to watch video

The culmination of the week was the World of Chocolate Event. where we brought out the Emerald City along a few characters from Oz.

What will we do next year?

Not sure yet but I have a few idea.

Have a sweet day!