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Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Jewel Collection

New Jelly Belly Jewel Collection contains seven shimmering flavors that are a treat for the eyes and taste buds.  (Jelly Belly Candy Company)

New Jelly Belly Jewel Collection contains seven shimmering flavors that are a treat for the eyes and taste buds. (Jelly Belly Candy Company)

Jelly Belly jelly beans have gone flash with edible pearlescent coatings that add a shimmer of brilliance to each bean’s color. The gem-inspired beans come in seven of Jelly Belly’s most popular flavors:

  • Jewel Blueberry
  • Jewel Bubble Gum
  • Jewel Sour Apple
  • Jewel Cream Soda
  • Jewel Berry Blue
  • Jewel Orange
  • Jewel Very Cherry.

The pretty beans have huge potential for weddings, princess parties, and candy buffets. These beans have the taste that you can expect from Jelly Belly, but look absolutely wonderful in an apothecary jar for a candy table, candy bar, or candy buffet.  Great for Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate Events, and any other Celebrations.  Also make amazing favors! Let us, SugarPop’s Candy Store cater your next event in the Charlotte, Lake Norman, or Mooresville North Carolina area.

Jelly Belly Jewel Collection Great for Candy tables, buffets, and bars.

Jelly Belly Jewel Collection
Great for Candy tables, buffets, and bars.

So you want to do a Candy Buffet?

Candy Landscape

Candy Landscape

Candy buffets, or bars as some call them, are a great way to add some beautiful decoration to your event, but also doubles as a favor for them too! Maybe you are getting married. Maybe you are helping a friend. Or maybe your coworkers want you to construct the most beautiful display of candy they have ever seen for a corporate event. Whatever the case may be, its up to you! So what do you need: Candy. Glass jars to put them in. Cellophane or paper bags. Scoops and tongs. Linens. Decorations. Maybe Flowers. Name tags. Ribbon. Bins for transportation.

Candy Buffet

Candy Buffet

Seems easy enough, right? Well, we have found candy buffets are best when done by a professional. Here’s why. Most people assume that all you have to do is grab some jars and throw some candy in them and viola, its finished! The problem really comes from how much candy do you really need to not only fill the jars, but to make sure that it is enough treats for your guests. Industry average tells us that 1/2 pound of candy per guest is appropriate. So if you have 100 guests, you will ultimately need 50 pounds of candy! How many types of candy will you use? Let’s say you want 7 choices, well that would give you about 7 pounds of each type of candy. What does 7 pounds of candy look like and what jars will hold that amount? So many questions, so many decisions. Even as a candy store that specializes in candy catering and 100 jars to choose from, sometimes we have to do a little trial and error. Do you have that time? If you are getting married, you have more pressing issues than worrying about constructing a candy bar! The second biggest issue we find is procuring the candy. Some people go online and shop around. One of the issues is knowing exactly what you are getting and the service you need from the company. In other words, most online retailers won’t hold your hand through the process. Another problem is the shipping. We hear it all of the time, online retailers are cheaper than brick and mortar. Most of the time that statement is not true. Why you ask? Well simply because people don’t factor in shipping costs, and when its warmer than 65 degrees outside, cold-packing costs. And there certainly is the possibility of “guessing” wrong on how much candy you really need. And the jars. You may have some lying around. Do they match or work together? Or maybe you have to go out and purchase them. What will you do after you use them once? What a quandary! So what does one do? Well, this is where we come in. We can make the process of doing a candy, popcorn, chocolate, trail mix, or s’mores buffet so easy! We are full service candy caterer that specializes in Weddings, Birthdays, and Corporate Events. Simply stated, we do it all for you! The hardest part for you is making the decision to use us. Many times, we can do it all for the cost of you doing it yourself. You just have to make the call or stop by! SugarPop’s Candy and Catering 248 North Main Street Mooresville, NC 704-799-0959 Serving Charlotte, Lake Norman, and beyond!

Chupa Chups

Chupa Chups

Chupa chups have been around for quite some time! These lollipops come in a very wide variety from their classic flavors to filled lollipops and ice cream flavors! With their brightly colored fun wrapping and diverse flavors, no wonder they have been around for 50+ years!

Chupa Chups girl

Chupa Chups girl

Chupa chups came out in 1958 and were created by a man named Enric Bernat. During the 50’s candies of different colors, shapes, and sizes were widely popular but they were all missing something- a stick. Kids would often take the candy out of their mouth to observe the changing colors , show their friends, or save for later in their pockets. You can imagine the mess it would make. Enric came up with the idea of putting a stick in his Chupa Chups to keep the mess to a minimal and make it more appealing to consumers. Enric didn’t come up with the quirky name Chupa chups. Originally he wanted the candy to be football shaped and name it “GOL” because of the shape and when you put it in your mouth it would be like scoring a goal. When he didn’t like the name he hired an advertising team to come up with the name and create a jingle to go with it.

Chupa Chups ad

Chupa Chups ad

The Chupa Chups logo went through a couple changes before Salvador Dali had a creative revelation in 1988 and changed the logo to the bright a cheery daisy shape it is today. In 2008 Chupa Chups celebrated their 50th anniversary and held special events throughout the year in different countries world wide like Germany, France, the Philippines and finished with an MTV concert in Barcelona. -SugarPop’s Candy and Soda shop 248 N. Main Street Mooresville, NC 704-799-0959

Red Hots or Cinnamon Imperials are a candy that everyone is familiar with. With their bright red color and spicy cinnamon smell and taste its hard to overlook this delicious candy!

 

Red Hots

Red Hots

This spicy candy has been around for ages! Ferrara Pan Candy company was the first to manufacture these candies under the name of Cinnamon Imperials in 1932. Ferrara Pan Candy company is still the one and only company to manufacture the now Red Hots, once Cinnamon Imperials. Cinnamon Imperials are now sold as a general brand by many candy distributers.

Cinnamon Red Hots

Cinnamon Red Hots

Since Red Hots have been around since 1932 they have a large fan base! Not only can you eat these candies in their natural form but people are now using them to spice up their Jell-O or apple sauce to give it a nice spicy cinnamon flavor! Do you have any special Red Hot recipes? -SugarPop’s Candy&Soda shop 248 N Main St Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 799-0959

DeMet's TURTLES® Hero

DeMet’s TURTLES® Hero

There is nothing better than the classic combination of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. This combination is used in a variety of candies and chocolate bars. Peanuts tend to be the choice nut for candies but in 1916 George Demet created the classic Turtle by adding pecans instead of peanuts in the city of Chicago. Just pecans dipped in chocolate was popular in the 1900’s but Demet was the first to trademark this candy combination. It wasn’t until 1918 that Turtles got their “turtle” name. A salesman went into the dipping room and pointed out to the dippers that the candy looked just like a turtle.

Turtles

Turtles

Today, Turtles are owned by Yildiz Holding and to keep up with demand they use 7,000 tons of chocolate and 13,000 tons of nuts! Not only do they come in their classic form, but they also come with cashews, sea salt caramel, dark almond, and hazelnut varieties! -SugarPop’s Candy

Candy Facts   1.) Dum Dum’s mystery flavor is always a combination of two different flavors. Instead of cleaning out the flavoring from the machine before switching to the next flavor they just let it run and sell the mixture as the mystery flavor. That means it will always be different!

Dum Dums

Dum Dums

2.) There was a hotline set up for parents that were concerned about their children exploding because of eating a combination of Pop Rocks and soda. You can check it on the Pop Rocks FAQ. 3.) Tootsie Rolls were once marketed as a health food.

Tootsie Roll

Tootsie Roll

4.) Sugar isn’t what rots your teeth! The streptococcus bacteria in your mouth like to munch on the sugar but the acid they secrete is what rots your teeth. Luckily saliva cuts down the acid so if you have five candy bars its better to eat them all at once instead of throughout the week because you will produce more saliva to cut the acid down. Moral of the story, eat all your candy at once! 5.) Nestle originally sold baby formula 6.) Candy is a health scape goat. 100 years ago doctors blamed candy for the spread of Polio. 7.) In 1943 Tootsie Roll created an advertisement featuring two super heroes: Captain Tootsie and his sidekick Rollo.  

Captain Tootsie

Captain Tootsie

8.) The candy forest and chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was actually edible! The producer wanted the kids and parents to have a genuine reaction! The only thing that wasn’t edible was the tea cup Gene Wilder bit into. Later it was made with real sugar for the scene.
9.) The PB max bar was discontinued because the executive and Mars family member Alfred Poe had a distaste for peanut butter.

-SugarPop’s Candy and Soda

 Downtown Mooresville