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June 24, 2008

Candy Provides an Inexpensive Treat During Tough Economic Times

Before he passed a several years ago, my uncle, Bob Boyer, told me he thought that the candy business would surge. At the time we were in an economic downturn, right after the Internet bubble burst. The thought is that candy is a relatively inexpensive treat during tough times. You don't have the money to do many of the other things you like to do, but you do have spare change to buy a candy bar. Why did he believe this? Because his brother and he started Boyer Brothers during the Great Depression. A nickel candy bar was a treat in a time when treats were in short supply. In other words, candy is a way to get people through tough times.

Granted, the economy then is not as bad as it is today, but his thinking holds true.

If you'd like more proof of this, check out this article - very timely and underlines the point. Plus, I can't help but noticing the subject of the article calls himself a "candy snob." I'm flattered... :)

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

June 16, 2008

Top 10 Favorite Chocolates in the U.S.

This top 10 list came from the Ultimate Chocolate Shoppe Blog, and seems to be just about right in terms of perennial best-sellers. But their post didn't have any sources, so I'm not sure where these came from. Why am I posting them then? Because I'd like to think how this list jives with what you all think, so let us know. 1. Snickers 2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 3. Kit Kat 4. Butterfinger 5. Milky Way 6. 3 Musketeers 7. Baby Ruth 8. M&Ms 9. Oh Henry! 10. Hershey Bar From The Ultimate Chocolate Shoppe Blog
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June 4, 2008

My Turron Candy Has Arrived - Woo Hoo!

We're very excited, our Turron Candy just arrived. C'mon...Marcona almonds bound together with orange blossom honey...sounds like a good time to me!

Stay tuned for the reviews!

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

May 10, 2008

My Glee Gum Has Arrived

Thank you to the Glee Gum folks for sending me their all-natural chewing gum to review and check out. Look for the reviews soon!

Bob Wallace at Permalink | social bookmarking

February 29, 2008

Cadbury gets a gorilla for its spokesperson

Cadbury has arguably the best milk chocolate around, we know this. How much milk is actually in a Cadbury Milk Chocolate bar? Well, you'll just have to watch this funny ad.

from FreshDad

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