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Monday, April 7, 2014

A Nutty Thursday

Hello followers here is a funny and true story that I had to share.

The other day a female customer came into the store to purchase candy and nuts for a shower. She told me that since the shower was not Kosher the only thing that she could eat was the Candy & Nuts from my store. (Yes everything in our store is Kosher)

As I was helping her decide what to purchase she commented, "... you have the best nuts".

I tried not to be a teenager and snicker and said "thank you that we try to purchase only the freshest nuts from local roasters."

The conversation continued and the customer who I might say is a prim and proper lady went onto to say "that being nothing at the shower was going to be kosher she would have to eat my nuts for 2 hours"

Once again I  tried not to be a teenager and snicker but I must admit I had to turn towards the bin so she could not see me smile as I scooped the nuts.

Just another day in the life of the candy man.

Have a sweet day!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Sweet Happy Birthday

Earlier today I answered the phone and a gentleman asked if it was too late  to get a package delivered today. I said what was the occasion and where was it going since the messenger had already left for the day.

He responded with the address and that it was his wife's birthday and he wanted to surprise her with something special like a chocolate heart.  I told him that he was in luck and we had one ready to go since Valentine's Day was just the other day.

Since we were slow I said I would be happy to personally make the delivery.

I was typing out the card when the phone rang again.

It was the same gentleman who told me that his wife was shopping at Target and since it was on the way to his home could I surprise her with the gift.

Fast forward fifteen minutes and I am in Target trying to explain to the customer service representative what I wanted to do. He had to get his supervisor and she gave the OK to page the customer.

Well after  trying to page the customer twice (the story would have been better had she heard the page) I called her on her cell phone. I explained what that I had a delivery for her and her husband asked me to deliver it to her at the Target.

I gave her the chocolate heart and made her birthday a little sweeter.

The life of the candy man is sure sweet.

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

First Post of 2014

So to my loyal followers I must start 2014 by apologizing for not blogging more at the end of 2013.

We thankfully got busy and my blogging suffered. 

So rather than typing about it I thought I would do a montage of our December and January Projects.

Yes, there is a good story behind each of these images.

So you until the next entry

Have a sweet day!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Eight Ways To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah in Chocolate

I recently wrote a blog about Thanksgivukkah, and though I normally do not write more than one blog per topic Thanksgivukkah is so much fun since it takes my favorite American holiday Thanksgiving and mixes it with my favorite holiday from my childhood Chanukah.

So being the case I came up with a list of the Eight Ways To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah in Chocolate in honor of the eight days of Chanukah.

And the list is ....

  1. Give your mail carrier a Thanksgivukkah lollipop, even if he/she is not Jewish you'll put a smile on his/her face. 
  2. Give your kids teacher's and office staff a Thanksgivukkah lollipop.
  3. Pass Thanksgivukkah lollipops around the office they be a hit.
  4. Use Thanksgivukkah lollipops for the winner of  the game of dreidel (we also have chocolate dreidels).
  5. Do a kind deed and visit a Senior home and pass out the Thanksgivukkah lollipops to the residents you will sweeten their day (Just make sure they are not on a sugar restricted diet).
  6. Use our Chocolate Thanksgivukkah  Menorah to celebrate the day (the chocolate should only melt a little around the candle. 
  7. Use Thanksgivukkah lollipops as place cards at the Thanksgiving Table
  8. Finally after you have eaten your fill or turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, have a Thanksgivukkah Semi Sweet Chocolate Lollipop to end the day on a sweet note. 
Have a sweet Thanksgivukkah

Saturday, October 26, 2013


You may ask, what is Thanksgivukkah? It is when Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same day. Did you know that… no day of Chanukah has ever fallen during Thanksgiving in our lifetime. Additionally this will not happen again in our lifetime or that of our children and grandchildren.

“Since Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863, no day of Chanukah has fallen on the 4th Thursday in November. But Thanksgiving wasn’t always on the 4th Thursday in November: originally, it was on the last Thursday in November (which could be either the 4th or 5th Thursday, depending on how many Thursdays were in November). The change happened under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, starting in 1939. (The motivation was to start the Christmas shopping season a week earlier, to help stimulate the economy. Can you imagine a time when the Christmas shopping season never started before Thanksgiving?) The original range for Thanksgiving was November 24-30; the current range is November 22-28.

And sure enough, there were two Thanksgivukkahs in the late 19th century, both on the 5th Thursday in November. Thursday, November 29, 1888, was the 1st day of Chanukah, and Thursday, November 30, 1899 was the 4th day of Chanukah.”

 Thanksgivukkah Milk Chocolate Lollipop

So in honor of this once in a lifetime event we created a line of Thanksgivukkah Chocolates.

The Life of the candy man is sure sweet happy early  Thanksgivukkah.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Spooky Post

So every year I have lots of competition on Halloween,  everyone is passing out candy. But for those who want gourmet treats to give to the kids in the neighborhood or as corporate gifts the candy man is able to up the game here are some sweet and spooky gift ideas.....

Happy Halloween

The Life of the Man is sure sweet and spooky too sometimes.

Have a sweet day!