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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How About a box of FREE Chocolates?

I am kicking off our 3rd Annual LinkedIn Confection Connection Program.   As believers in networking, we know warm leads are worth their weight in, well, candy and chocolate, so here’s what I’m hoping you’ll be kind enough to do. 

Introduce me via e-mail to a person you know who buys corporate gifts or really likes to show appreciation to customers on a major scale during the holidays and throughout the year. Then you receive a FREE box of chocolates in the store as my thank you for your referral.

If that lead turns into actual business, you also receive a FREE $50 gift basket!

Here are a few ideal customers we want to connect with to give you an idea of who we want to meet:

  • ·         Human Resource Managers
  • ·         Sales Managers
  • ·         Marketing Managers

Any help that you could provide us connect with these ideal customers would be delightful. Thanks in advance and… 

Have a sweet day!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Get Your Carnival Party Cotton Candy

I know it has been a little while since we posted our last article on this blog. However, as we mentioned before, we want to make sure that we had something important to tell you first. Therefore, we are excited to discuss our latest post today.

We now have a cotton candy machine at Illinois Nut and Candy. We know! This is the greatest carnival party treat ever! 

cotton candy

How can you enjoy your carnival party cotton candy?

In addition to being able to offer you sugar free, gluten-free, and kosher candies, you now have the option to enjoy a summer tradition. 

Imagine having your kids playing with cotton candy as they quietly follow you every Sunday at the Skokie Farmers Market, or going up to Great America with kids eating cotton candy on the ride to the amusement park.

The nostalgia that comes with having cotton candy reminds most people of summers in camp and weekends at the carnival. You can almost feel the sugary goodness in your hands as you take that first bite and just let the cotton candy melt in your mouth.  

That is why we knew this summer Illinois Nut and Candy needed its own cotton candy machine to bring back the nostalgia of pure joy in the summer.

Let your kids be part of this iconic summer tradition as they choose which color they want: blue, pink, green, purple or white.  Organic flavors coming soon!

This can be a great addition to your next kids’ birthday party or adult throwback party. Call our store at 847-677-5777 for your next party.   

Join us at Illinois Nut and Candy Today

The good news is that you do not have to wait to enjoy your cotton candy treat today. 

Come to our store before Memorial Day at 3745 West Dempster, Skokie, IL 60076 to get one of the initial batches of cotton candy for your kids. You can also get a free bag of popcorn with every purchase.

To get your free bag of popcorn, we just ask that you mention, comment, and/or share this blog post.

Enjoy the Carnival Party Cotton Candy!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy 10 Years!


Yes it has been ten sweet and sometimes nutty years of ownership here at Illinois Nut & Candy.

To celebrate this sweet occasion we had a Anniversary Party yesterday where 100's of people came to the store to enjoy FREE popcorn, lollies as well as a jump house for the kids.

Everyone had a fun time and it was our way of saying thank you to the community for it's support.

The celebration will continue this Wednesday with a blood drive at the our store  (in the parking lot on a bus) from 3:00 - 7:00. We normally host our Annual Blood Drive in December but thought that our 10 year anniversary deserved a second drive.

To all of you who shop at our store or online  I say thank you for your continued support, to those who have not tried out our store please do so.

Lastly to those who want a FREE box of chocolate --- if you make a warm referral for a corporate account that sends out gifts I will thank you with a box of chocolate.

Have a sweet day!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Beer & Kosher Bacon Anyone?

Happy Independence Day! 

So I thought being Independence day I would do a fun post. At the last candy show there were many new items that we will be bringing into the store over the next several months.

But being today is traditionally a day for a  BBQ I thought I would post two of the new items that go quite well together and are at many BBQ.  Beer & Bacon.

Kosher bacon you may say well kosher bacon flavored candy sticks.

So for those who want the great taste of beer and don't want to worry about the drive home you can enjoy this  great new product and for those who want to try the taste of bacon well I have no idea how authentic the taste is but it is worth a try.

Have a sweet day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

It's All in the Card

Every gift that leaves our store comes with a card. My staff know that this is very important. Over the years I have seen so many cards . Some funny, some sad, some so personal that I could hardly believe the person was dictating it and other so long I wish I could charge by the word.

That being said last week we were asked to send out a Shiva Tray. For those who do not know Shiva is the time of mourning a family follows in the Jewish faith. The card was supposed to read:

Dear (redacted) Family,

Mazel Tov

We are so sorry for your loss.

Our Deepest Sympathies

Here was the problem the phrase Mazel Tov means Good Luck, not a traditional thing to say to someone after grieving the death of a loved one.

My customer service representative asked the person to clarify if the card was right and the customer confirmed the card was to read Mazel Tov.

My staff person asked me what she should do before attaching the card.

In the past we have fixed grammar or spelling when appropriate but what should we do about wishing a Mazel Tov to a grieving family.

I made the call to remove the words Mazel Tov and we attached the card and had it delivered.

Just another day in the life of the candy man.

Have a sweet day!