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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Give Thanks in The New Year

As the ball comes down on another year, we just want to review this year and thank all of our clients for making this the best year yet at Illinois Nut and Candy.

We thought this would be a good time to not only take measure of 2015, but also to look ahead to 2016.

To do that, we want to focus on three things to give thanks for in the New Year.

Three Things to Gives in New Year

First, our new website launched in December. The new IllinoisNut.Com site promises to offer you the best candies and chocolates for your personal or business needs.

We have all the categories, including Kosher, Gluten, Casein, Corn, Egg, Food Dye, Lactose, Nut, and Sugar free options. Let us know if you need vegan, organic, or Pas Yisroel candy choices also.
Furthermore, we made the website responsive to different types of devices, as well as a fresh new design. The website has a visually appealing way of viewing the candy you want. 

Second, we raised the bar again on the quality of candy. Illinois Nut has been fortunate to consistently raise the bar on the quality of the candy we offer our customers. No matter what type of confection you want, we have unique products and a level of customer service that is head and shoulders above the competition.

Third, we want to take a look at how to make 2016 even better. As the season for sweets winds down, many companies do not send out New Year’s gifts.

However, what better way to start the New Year then to give to others. So often companies talk about how they want to stand out from the crowd. However, this means they send out gifts like everyone else does during the holiday season.

If you want to get your clients started on a sweet stride, then we recommend you give to them when the candy runs out at offices in the New Year.


David Levine

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Tis the season where you start to panic! Do you have gifts for everyone on your list? Anyone you missed? Hopefully, none are naughty, and all are nice! 

Get your last-minute holiday shopping today on our new website at Illinois Nut. Do not wait any longer to send off your holiday gifts. We need those orders by the end of the day on Monday, so we can ship them out in time for Christmas.

Three Christmas Gifts

thank you chocolate
What is better than giving a last-minute chocolate combination that says Thank You in 17 different languages. Since Christmas is a time to be thankful for what you have, we could think of no better gift to give for the holidays.

Who are you thankful for in your life or in your professional career this holiday season? 

Maybe you want to give our Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels
to someone special. We have three different Lactose/Dairy-Free varieties: White Seeds, Red and Green Seeds, and our non- Lactose/Dairy-Free Red and Green Seeds.

Nothing better than sharing Christmas tree sweets around the Christmas tree.

Finally, send a gift basket to get everyone in an office or home something special. Something like our Corporate CEO gift basket. The gift basket comes with an assortment of salted mixed nuts, toffee almonds, bed bites, fruit and nut mix caramel balls, as well as our hand made Fantasia Confections. 

Our Fantasia confections in the Corporate CEO gift basket include chocolate pretzels, kettle popcorn, a 1 lb of English Toffee, and a 1/2 lb box of assorted miniatures topped with assorted hard candies.

Get in the holiday spirit of giving

Show those around you how sweet you can be for the holidays by raising the candy bar this holiday season.

For those looking to ship out goods, remember that your orders need to be in by the end of the day tomorrow.
If you are in the area, and can deliver your holiday goods yourself then visit our store at 3745 W Dempster in Skokie. Call us at 847-677-5777 for any questions you might have.

Finally, have a happy holiday from our family to yours!



Friday, November 6, 2015

10 Fun Ways for Your Kids to Play With Candy

As the holiday season approaches, it is always good to think about how your kids can enjoy their candy to utmost. That is why we want to discuss 10 fun ideas for kids to play their candy.

10 Fun Ways to Play with Candy 

chocolate skyline1. Nibble at the Chicago Skyline- First, take advantage of our Chicago skyline chocolate. Have your kids ever wanted to nibble the skyline as they drink hot cocoa over the holidays? Then this could be their chance as they nibble at the city. 

2. Stack chocolate building block lollipops on top of each other- Maybe your kids are more interested in building blocks than monsters? If that is the case, then they can build whatever their mind imagines with our chocolate building block lollipops.

3. Hold a fake court session with our chocolate gavel- Maybe that want to hold court during the holidays. Let them decide on the holiday decorations or choose a dish to eat for the holidays.

They can hear arguments from the bench (the parents) and then decide upon a just food to eat or decoration to use. Finally, instead of banging the gavel, they can eat the chocolate gavel.

Win-win for everyone!

4. Try to eat Chinese food with chocolate chopsticks- Not sure about you, but some of my fondest Jewish Christmas’s revolved around eating Chinese food with my family. 
chocolate chopsticks

A token of that fond memory is our chocolate chopsticks. You can share this with family members who want to partake in the memory…and the chocolate.  

5. Play a trivia game. You can create a number of different question games with Mike and Ikes. Make every color a specific category of questions. Decide on a game that would be fair and enjoyable for the whole family. 

6. Guess the number of jelly beans in a jar- Sometimes the oldies are the goodies. This is a great game to play when you have a number of kids to watch for the holidays. Perhaps a sleep over or school holiday party. 

Count up the jelly beans in advance. Then allow everyone a fair chance to guess the number of jelly beans in the jar. The closest guess wins a prize (jelly beans).

7. Use for holiday decor- Use the candy to create super-sweet Christmas ornaments. Additionally, you could use the candy for other projects during the holiday season. Parenting.Com mentions how you can use candy for decorating the gingerbread house or Christmas card wrappers.

8. M&M’s war- Not to say that I never did this, except every time I ate M&M’s as a child. The idea here is simple.

Take two M&M’s. One for each hand, and then squeeze each M&M at the same time. You eat the first one to burst in your hand, and the M&M goes on to the next round.

For full instructions, check out Science 2.0

sour bears
9. Sour Face Sour Bears- Find out who can make the sourest face after eating a sour bear. The candy that has given kids weird looks for years is a fun and entertaining game that is easy to learn.

Have the kids line up, and make sure you have more than one adult to be the judge. Then give each kid a handful of sour bears. They have 2 chances to win the sourest face award.

10. create a cool sundae with a mousse cup as the base- Who does not want an awesome sundae in the middle of winter.

Okay! Well, it is still a fun time for kids to play with sundaes. Like miniature snow parties inside the house with less mess.

Just take one of the Illinois Nut mousse cups and ice cream. Then fill it with all of your favorite sundae toppings. Voila!

Final Thoughts

There you have it! You now have your favorite, fun ways for kids to play with their candy. Choose the candy game you like most, and see what your kids think.

Then let us know in the comments what you think is the best candy game of the bunch.