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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What do sushi and camouflage have in common?

What do sushi and camouflage have in common?
This is not the beginnings of a bad joke but rather our getting ready for the holiday of Purim.

Purim is the Jewish holiday that retells the story of Mordecai, Queen Esther, King Achashverosh and Haman. Haman had plotted to destroy the Jews of Persia in 423 BCE yet with the help of G-D Haman failed.

The Holidays has several rituals:
  • Giving charity
  • Reading the Megillah on Purim which retells the story
  • Enjoying a Purim Seudah or feast 
  • Giving gift to two friends
The gift giving is how sushi and camouflage come together. People have taken the custom of gifting to new levels of creativity. So for our customer in Indianapolis who wanted chocolate sushi we created for her her very own Chocolate Marshmallow Sushi, and for the customer in Pittsburgh who is having an army themed Mishloach Manot so we ordered tank molds and are creating custom camouflage wrappers for her chocolate bars.  Let me not forget about the customer in New Jersey who is doing a movie night for her theme so we are making Movie Director's Clap Board Chocolate Lolly.    Lastly, our local Chicagoland customer who had a theme of the color purple.

These are just a few of the early orders we have taken.   So I ask the following ...   What is your theme?   Do you need help creating a theme?   Let me know.

The life of the candy man is sure sweet.

Have a sweet day!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Local Candy Store Helped Save 93 Lives

We closed out 2012 in a sweet and unique way, we helped save 93 lives. Yes with the help of our family, friends and customers we were able to collect 31 pints of blood making our fifth annual blood drive our most succesful blood drive to date. Hopefully we enhanced the holiday season for those recipients and their families.

To all my famliy, networking friends, and friends who supported our blood drive I say thank you.

To all the people in the neighborhood who saw the bus and stopped in I say thank you.

To  the WNBA Chicago Sky who sent the SKYGuy to support the drive I say thank you.

For those who were not able to attend  you can always go to a local LifeSource location and give them the code 146B that is the same as if you were on the bus. If you need to find a location near you click this link.

What better way to sweeten the new year than by giving the gift of life.

I hope that everyone has a happy, sweet and healthy New Year.

The life of the candy man really is sweet.

Have a sweet day!