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Friday, July 27, 2012

Time for a Nutty Contest

When people ask me how my day is I either say its sweet or nutty.

The same way when people ask me what my title is I often say that I am the head nut.

Well after you read this you may think that I have gone nuts.
This blog entry starts the Search for the Ultimate Illinois Nut Fan.

Here is how you can enter....

  1. Come into the store and put on our nut costume and tell a rated PG or less nut joke that we can post on our youtube channel.
  2. Come into the store and put on our nut costume do your best nut dance wearing the costume to the tune of our wowwy zowwy gum ball machine that we can post on our youtube channel.
  3. Tell your story of why you are nuts about Illinois Nut & Candy that we can post on our youtube channel wearing the costume is a plus.
  4.  Take a picture in out nut costume holding up a sign that that says I Love Illinois Nut  & Candy that we can post on our Facebook wall.
  5. Tell what you are most nuts about at Illinois Nut & Candy and why.
Never fear for those out of town here is how you can enter:
  1. email a video of you telling why you love Illinois Nut & Candy (costume not required though any costume will do).
  2. email a picture of you holding up a sign that that says I Love Illinois Nut & Candy that we can post on our Facebook wall. 

Everyone who enters is a winner. Here is what you will win.

All Participants will receive a bag of popcorn.
Video entries will receive 15% off of your purchase that day.
Photo entries will receive 10% off of your purchase that day.
Email entries will be given a promo code equal to in store entries as well as receive a bag of popcorn with online purchase.

The contest has no end date at this time but the monthly winner of the most views on youtube or likes on Facebook will receive a confection of his/her choice starting August 31,2012.

All contest entries must be 18 years of age or older unless given parental consent. Each participant must sign a waiver giving Illinois Nut & Candy rights to the pictures and videos and allow Illinois Nut & Candy to post the videos/ pictures on line. Lastly discounts given are not valid with other offers or applicable to customization charges.

Thank you for being nuts about Illinois Nut & Candy.

Have a sweet day!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Chicago Themed Chocolate Souvenir

Have you ever needed a Chicgao themed gift?

Well, over the years we have gotten the request from corporations and party planners that they need a Chicago themed gift so we have added them to our repertoire of unique gifts.

We stared with the Chicago Skyline puzzle which has been used by many

but then reuquests came for smaller options which is when we stared to offer

 two different sized chocoalte bars both that featured a chocolate Chicago skyline.

Which gets me to the latest Chicago themed gift, like many of our unique molded chocolates the idea came from sitting with clients and trying to meet their needs with a semi branded gift.

Recently I met with a prospective customer she loved our International Thank You box of chocolates and wanted to know if we could do something similiar but Chicago themed. So after the staff and I thought about how not to get sued for violating a trade mark we came up with the following

This Chicgao Themed Box of chocolate features the skyline and some of Chicago's best known streets and neighborhoods which include 35th St, Addison, Astor St, Belmont, China Town, Division, Grant Park, Lake Shore Dr, Lincoln Park, Little Italy, Maxwell St, Michigan Ave, Oak St, Rush St, State St, Waveland Ave.

The Life of the candy man is sweet.

Have a sweet day!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hot of the Fourth of July

It was really hot in Chicagoland on the 4th of July well over 100 degrees  but what is the difference between 100 and 104 not much.

Like we do every year we asked our friends  and their families to march with us in the Skokie 4th of July parade. Thank you to all who braved the heat and helped to pass out over 10,000 pieces of candy to the community.

Though it was hot we all all had fun and maybe found a new customer or two.

Our marches marched to the song the candy man being played on a loud speaker mounted to our van.

Want to march with us next year let me know it is a fun thing to do with your kids.

This week in the sweltering heat the life of the candy man was sweet, but it is just too hot thank G-d for air conditioning,