Candy Musings

Chocolate Happiness for the Soul

Chocolate Happiness for the Soul

Chocolate makes everyone smile - even bankers.
Ben Strohecker


Cracker Jack in a nut shell!

Cracker Jack in a nut shell!

Cracker Jack is a household name. Who doesn't get a bit nostalgic when they think of this retro candy? It's a classic!  

It all started in 1872 when a German immigrant named Frederick Rueckheim had begun selling popcorn out of a street cart on Chicago’s Fourth Avenue. The business proved extremely successful, so much so, that he then brought his brother, Louis, over from Germany to help. The two then collaborated and tweaked the recipe to differentiate themselves from other manufacturers and the combination of molasses, popcorn and peanuts was created. Then following a hit showing at the 1893 World’s Fair,...


Recognize these yummy treats?

Recognize these yummy treats?

Let's play the guessing game? Can anyone tell me what these delightful little candies are? I'll give you some hints..... first off, they are candy coated on the outside and tart on the inside. They taste just like Spree and they are made in Canada! 

If you guessed Zingy Zaps you answered right! 


Chocolate Covered Big Foot! It deserves an ! because it's fantastic!

Chocolate Covered Big Foot! It deserves an ! because it's fantastic!

First off, I'm a bit bias as I love most things covered in chocolate. Whether it is savoury or sweet, it doesn't matter, I just think chocolate makes most everything better! I'm talking about chocolate covered gummy bears to chocolate drenched potato chips - just really really good! And if you like chocolate coated food or candy, you will totally get that. But back to these, the gummy goodness of the Chocolate Covered Big Foot. 

So for my initial impression, when I first spotted this particular candy, I was super excited. anDea Chocolate makes this delightful treat and I thought...


Fun Dip Fun Facts!

Fun Dip Fun Facts!

Fun Dip is a candy many of us know all too well from our childhood!  It was the type of candy that was so good that I would dig my fingers into the tight corners of the packet to get the last bits of powder from the package. Those Lik-a-Stix just couldn't finish the job with those round curves - they just don't fit in square corners LOL!

Fun Dip goes way back! It was invented by the Fruzola Candy Company and is now manufactured by the Ferrara Candy Company. Here are some fun facts about this iconic candy! 

  • Fun Dip was originally...