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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Illinois Nut and Candy Turns 11!

It may sound cliché to say it, but time flies when you are having fun. That is certainly how it seems as I celebrate the eleventh anniversary of owning Illinois Nut & Candy. 

Although it was 2004 when Melissa and I first took ownership of the candy company, it has been a labor of love that has made time pass quickly.

Our tireless work to meet our goals of being the largest Kosher and niche candy company is reflected in our recent winning of the 2015 Village of Skokie Merchant of the Year award.  On August 17h, 2015 at the Village board meeting, we were presented with a plaque and a trophy that will be on display in the store for one year. 

Providing quality products has always been a priority at Illinois Nut and Candy. Our wide selection includes over 600 confections. We have dried fruit, nuts, chocolate candy creams, truffles, and bark available each day for purchase.

Don’t forget our Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Sugar Free, Organic, and Vegan Friendly varieties.

Although providing customers with delicious products prepared by expert chocolatiers is of utmost importance, we always strive for more.

The service Illinois Nut and Candy provides to its customers is also a crucial component to the success they have attained.

We worked together to offer personalized service to meet the needs of each individual customer.

We are also proud of the work we do helping our corporate clients find the perfect gift for their colleagues, clients, and vendors.

Of course corporate clients are not the only ones who are concerned with gift giving and so Illinois Nut and Candy also provides solutions for our everyday visitors as well.

With the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday coming up, plans are already in the works to release these scrumptious confections to the public.  

Whether it be a party platter for a family get together or individual treats for the kids, there will be plenty of goodies on hand. The hard part is trying to keep from going overboard.

As Illinois Nut and Candy goes forward and enjoys another year in business, we are grateful to all of our customers for the support they have given in patronizing this store and coming back year after year. Without such a loyal client base we could not continue. Here is to another eleven years of business and beyond.


David Levine

Friday, August 14, 2015

Illinois Nut Skokie Merchant of the Year

village of skokie
I am so excited to announce that we won the 2015 Village of Skokie Merchant of the Year award and we could not have done it without you our customers.  Out of 350 ballots between 25 different Skokie businesses, we won!

How sweet is that?

We came in third place last year, so we are thrilled to win the award in 2015.

The honors for the Merchant of the Year are awarded on August 17th at the upcoming Village Board Meeting. Included is the plaque naming Illinois Nut and Candy as the merchant of the year, along with a trophy that is displayed at our store at 3745 Dempster for one year.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We appreciate your continued support!

You made our victory sweeter!

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.