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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lollipop! Lollipop! Lollipop! How Many Lollipops!

Oh Lolli Lolli! With National Lollipop day coming up on July 20th, it is time to celebrate the birth of the lollipop.

The ironic thing is that the lollipop even has a sweet history. While some contend that lollipops stretch back to the early 1800’s, others contend that they were invented during the Civil War.

What is known for sure is that American candy store owner George Smith named and created the modern lollipop. He named it after his favorite racehorse Lolly Pop. He did this in 1908 after he had the brilliant idea to put candy on a stick. However, he did not trademark the name lollipop until 1931.

Over the years, the lollipop became a summer staple idolized in stories, movies, and song. 

At Illinois Nut and Candy we want to continue the tradition with the upcoming National Lollipop day on July 20th.

We want you to guess the number of lollipops in our Lollipop bowl. Guess correctly, and receive the entire bowl of lollipops.

National Lollipop Day
Also, while you are cracking the code on the number of lollipops, you can check out all the new varieties of lollipops that we just included.

So, give us a visit at the Illinois Nut & Candy Store at 3745 W Dempster in Skokie before we announce the winner on July 20th. Take a guess at how many lollipops you think are in the lollipop bowl.

Friday, June 26, 2015

What are your plans for the 4th of July

What are your plans for the 4th of July? Do you intend to go on vacation with the family? Maybe take a camping trip to explore nature. Perhaps, you want to just watch the fireworks from your house.

Either way, 4th of July is always a great time. The only way we know to make it even sweeter is to add a little pizazz to the festivities. 

That is why we have these special 4th of July candies for those interested in celebrating our independence in style.

Nothing in this country is more patriotic than the American flag. Except, perhaps eating a chocolate flag.  That is why we have milk and dark chocolate American flags.

Get our milk chocolate American flags for your 4th by clicking here.

Maybe flags are not your specialty. Then take a bite out of this American eagle in either milk or dark chocolate. 

It also works as a great bonus to your new collection of American flag chocolates. 

Order your Chocolate American Eagle today.

Perhaps you want to go a bit more red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. Then we have the perfect combination for your celebrations.

Maybe you are rocking out Independence day at a concert? Then you need have our Strawberry Rock Candy Crystals to make the event even better.

Our rock candy is perfect when you need something easy to transport on the 4th for a snack.
Rock out the 4th with the Strawberry Rock Candy Crystals

No need to have a sour 4th of July with blue Raspberry fruit sours. These sours are the perfect match of sweet and sour in chewy bites. 

Plus, the Blue Raspberry Fruit Sours match your red, white, and blue t-shirt.

Order your Blue Raspberry Fruit Sours today. 

America’s independence is a source of celebration for many throughout the world. Fortunately, we have just the candy to add that air of celebration: The White Jordan Almonds. 

These almonds are the perfect mix for your 4th festivities.

Order your White Almond Jordans for the 4th to complete your red, white, and blue snack tray. 

How do you plan on celebrating the 4th of July?

The big question now is how do you plan on celebrating the 4th of July? Let us know what your plans are in the comment area below.  

Monday, June 15, 2015

Get Ready For Fathers Day

Dads! They do so much for us that it only makes sense we created a whole day to celebrate their ability to help us. After all, fathers look over us protectively. They help mold us into better people. And do not forget how they make sure your car has enough gas in the tank.

Whether you have a serious or a goofy dad, more than likely you picked up a few traits from the old man. They give us so much!

In honor of their contribution, Illinois Nut and Candy wants to help you celebrate dad in style on June 21st.

That is why we have come up with a few sweet items we believe your chocolate loving dad will love for Father’s Day.

Dads’ Wish list

chocolate golf balls
First we have a five chocolate golf ball box. This is perfect for the dad who likes to get in 18 before all the fathers’ day celebrations truly begin.

While they might not want to use this on the golf course, because it could become a water hazard. You can still get the most out of it as a snack after the first nine.

Don't shout 4, order your Five Ball Chocolate Golf Ball Box HERE.

Chocolate Toolbox SetSecond, perhaps your dad is more the handy man type? Well, then we have the sweetest toolset for fathers interested in keeping the house ship shape.

Our chocolate tool box has everything from a hammer, saw, and pliers to keep your father eating the best chocolates around.

Hit the nail on the head with this gift. Get your Chocolate Toolbox HERE

Third, maybe you just need to remind pops that he is number one in your life. If that is the case, then check out our Chocolate Number 1 Dad Lollipop for fathers’ day this year.

Let your dad know he’s number 1 by ordering your Chocolate Number 1 Dad Lollipop HERE

Get A Present Now For Dad

What present do you think is best for your dad? Is he the golfer or the handyman? Or is he just number one in your heart? Either way, celebrate his greatness.

Finally, we all know that your dad probably hated it when you were late. Therefore, make sure you do not wait for the last minute to get him a gift. Contact Illinois Nut and Candy at 847-677-5777 to get your order in for dad today.

P.S. Wish your dad a Happy Fathers Day from all of us at Illinois Nut and Candy!