It’s Friday everyone and it’s a fun and beautiful day. Except for maybe those of you on the East Coast…or Midwest or even Down South freezing your butts off today. But still, it’s Friday and we haven’t done a candy giveaway since forever. Not one M&M, not one Skittle, not one single Jelly Belly Bean. We know…it’s so sad. We need to change that immediately, we have over 1,700 Facebook fans now, we have got to get on the ball and give you all even more reasons to love Temptation Candy! Continue reading
Hello Candy Lovers, it breaks our heart to have to do this. We will be closing down for a couple of days to attend a family wedding. Since we are a family owned company run by family members sometimes when there is a big family event that requires us to attend we have close Temptation Candy down. For this occasion we will be closed for the following dates:
Thursday, January 15th through Monday January 19th
Orders placed between those dates will start shipping out on Tuesday, January 20th. We hate to have to do this to all you Candy Lovers out there, to make you wait a couple of extra days for your candy. It pains us, it distresses us.
However we when we come back we’ll more energized, we’ll be even more inspired and dedicated to make Temptation Candy and even better candy destination. The delay will surely increase your anticipation, and ultimately your delight for when your candy finally does arrive. The candy will be so sweet and delicious…you’ll be overjoyed and the couple of days of delay will be long, forgotten, distant memory.
Recipe originally found at G*Rated.
We saw these Pretzel Buttons on Pinterest and they were so cute that we had to make them. Also, it didn’t hurt that there are only three ingredients and they looked extremely easy to make – which fortunately for us was proven to be true!
- Square Pretzels
- Hershey’s Hugs
- Milk Chocolate M&M’s
You’ll also need a cookie sheet and some parchment paper.
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I spent Christmas in Baltimore this year with my in-laws and I had a blast. When you go to Baltimore there are a few must-haves including Snickerdoodles from The Great Cookie, Utz Potato Chips, Tastykakes Butterscotch Krimpets and Maryland Crabs (just to name a few). Now let’s talk about the crabs…Mmmmm….so absolutely delicious, but so messy! As messy as they are, the chaos is all worth it – there is nothing more satisfying than cracking some tasty crabs open the day after Christmas.
Unfortunately, our crab eating adventure was right before we were scheduled to go out and meet up with some friends. As you should know, crabs have a crabby smell that is not that pleasant outside of when you are actually eating crabs. We all repeatedly washed our hands, but regular soap and water just wasn’t getting rid of that crabby smell…it just lingered on my hands.
Everyone has an interest, and just about everyone has a blog. There are blogs about raising children, blogs about fashion, blogs about music, blogs about photography, blogs about 18th century French eco-friendly wood instrument making and so on. If there is a niche, there is a blog about it.
That being said, not all blogs are created equal. Most are a boring exercise in supreme narcissism, blogs were selfies before selfies existed. Only every now and then do you come across a blog that is truly insightful, endearing, informing and entertaining…enter the Candy Gurus. When it comes to the niche of candy blogging, we’re not sure if there is anyone out there doing it better than these two guys, Matty and Jonny. We can’t stress to you enough that if you love candy and you love to laugh, then you need to bookmark and follow this blog.
Fortunately for us at Temptation Candy and for all the other Candy Lovers out there, Matty and Jonny agreed to sacrifice a bit of their candy reviewing time to answer a few questions for an interview. So let’s dispatch with the intros and the small talk, if you take some time to read the interview below we are confident you’ll be informed and entertained!
How did you two meet? When did you two start Candy Gurus?
Jonny: We met a loooong time ago, probably in grade school. But we didn’t end up being friends until college, where we both attended UCSC. We had/have a common interest in playing guitar, and everything went from there. We lived together in San Francisco after school and realized we both loved candy. We were poor, so we didn’t buy a lot, but there was usually a tub of Red Vines (with the lid off so they could age) and some Haribo about. As you can imagine, that was a sure fire chick magnet. That was sarcasm, just to be clear.
We started Candy Gurus in 2008 or 2009, after going back and forth about what “it” should be: candy makers, candy sellers, or candy reviewers. We both have pretty cool day jobs in the tech biz/arts, so….we settled on reviewing. The main focus was to get free candy.
Matty: Part of the impetus to start was that we read other candy reviews and saw early YouTube videos of people reviewing just saying the most benign things. Honestly, they were a bit boring. And no one was reviewing the best stuff on the market, like Haribo gummies, which at that point were not easy to find or terribly popular in the US. So we thought we were doing our duty, and candy lovers a service, by writing heart-felt, semi-lame, not to be taken too seriously reviews.
Did you ever think Candy Gurus would last as long as it has?
Jonny: I’m not sure WHAT we thought. At first it was hard to get candy makers to look at us as legitimate, but for whatever reason, that changed pretty quickly. I like to think it’s due to our uniquely salty perspective, but it’s probably just because we’re so damn good looking.
Matty: Uh no. I mean he’s right, we ARE dashing. But we didn’t have a true end game here when we started. No exit strategy, if you will.
Is there any particular reason you guys started the site besides your love for candy?
Jonny: No. Aside from our kids (and I suppose our wives), I’m not sure there’s anything I love more than candy. Maybe music. It goes kids>music>candy>wives. Sorry ladies. But it’s really super true: to this day, I get excited trying at new candies. I even like just LOOKING at colorful candy. It makes me feel good.
Matty: Well I like whiskey a lot these days. And pizza. I’m always hitting my self for not starting a freaking pizza blog.
Happy Holidays Candy Lovers! Is this your favorite time of the year? Christmas is filled with so many good things: the songs, peppermint hot chocolate, eggnog, gift giving, love, fellowship, warm hugs, boisterous laughter and unforgettable time with family and friends. For many it’s the only time of the year we really disconnect and spend extended time with all of our loved ones. However, let’s not forget about the candy. The delicious, scrumptious, delightful Christmas candy!
Over here at Temptation Candy the Holidays are for sure our favorite time of the year. Although we get bombarded with order after order after order and we work a lot of late nights, it doesn’t take away from the Christmas spirit. What can be better than sending out candy fulfilling everyone’s Christmas candy dreams?
To share a little Christmas spirit with all you Candy Lovers out there we wanted to give you a bit of candy inspiration with our Silver and White Christmas Candy Buffet. Maybe this can give you a few ideas if you’re planning a little holiday get together this season.
So by now you’re most likely wondering what candy we used in our Christmas Candy Continue reading
Hello again Candy Lovers, the Dude is back! Hope you all enjoyed my last post about the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats, I ate them all up and then my wife used the last half of the box to make a second batch of Rice Krispie Treats – I’m just now returning to Earth from Rice Krispie Treat heaven! Yuuuummmy!
For this next sweet treat Temptation Candy is still taking it easy on me, nothing too complicated with this one: Homemade Jolly Rancher “Stained Glass” Lollipops. Temptation Candy made a simpler version of these lollipops last year, this new version just adds the beautiful stained glass twist. This version was originally sourced on Pinterest via KimFetrow.com.
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Hello again Candy Lovers! We are really going to try to our best to keep our Candy Blog going strong, even though we are constantly busy tooling away building awesome things like this lusciously gorgeous Pink Baby Shower Candy Buffet. Life is so hard for us.
We think this is the perfect time to share some of these candy buffet pictures, winter is coming so we know a lot of you will be spending more time indoors, and when people spend more time indoors you know…well things happen and…well let’s just say next fall there might be some babies coming. That said why not start thinking about the baby shower now, it never hurts to be prepared!
We have all types of sweetness in our candy buffet! Sweets Bubble Gum Salt Water Taffy, Shimmer Pink Gumballs, Pink M&M’s, Neon Pink Gummy Bears, It’s A Girl Hershey’s Kisses and Pink Foil Hard Candy. Is your mouth watering yet? Continue reading
Hello Candy Lovers, I’m the ‘Dude’ in Temptation Candy’s new series “A Dude Tries Stuff From Pinterest.” FYI, I didn’t name the series.
Here is a little bit about me, I’m married with no kids, I love candy and I’m no Martha Stewart, or Martin Stewart in my case. However, I think I’m rather intelligent, as in I can read and follow instructions. So I have confidence I’ll be able to replicate these recipes or whatever else my friends over at Temptation Candy can find on Pinterest for me to attempt. The thought is if I can do it, you can do it. Also, I’ll give you my honest opinion if it is even worth doing, which might be the most important aspect of this series.
To kick things off we all decided to keep it simple. It doesn’t get any simpler than Rice Krispie Treats. These are a personal favorite of mine; I’ve been making these on my own for most of my life. On Pinterest they found me a recipe for “Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares” by Alimentageuse.com via Momontimeout.com’s 50+ Amazing Reese’s Recipes.
Rice Krispie Treats with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Hmmm, I do love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…but in my Rice Krispie Treats? I don’t really know, but let’s proceed with an open mind!
The recipe is as follows: Continue reading
Hello Candy Lovers, it’s been a long, long, long time. In fact it’s been almost a year since we last updated our blog. During this absence we have not stopped posting to Facebook, in fact we have gained over 1,000 new friends. We have not stopped pinning on Pinterest, again we have gained over a 1,000 new followers there too. We haven’t stopped Tweeting or posting to Tumblr either. However, nothing, zero, zilch, nada has been posted here on our blog.
This poor little candy blog, we have just neglected it so. We have overlooked this simple platform for all the bells and whistles of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Well…no more Candy Lovers. Today it all ends. Today is a new day, a new fresh start. Today we relaunch Temptation Candy’s Delicious Candy Blog!
Gone is also the outlook that we had with our old candy blog. Not to say anything was wrong with our old posts, but with this relaunch we intend for our blog to be much more informative, useful and creative. We want to share with you new types of candy, candy recipes, candy buffet idea, candy party tips and so much more. We believe that these new candy topics will be much more helpful and valuable to all the Candy Lovers who come across this Blog.
So today let us all celebrate this new start, this new beginning! Thank you for coming back to us Candy Lovers, we promise we won’t disappoint!