Chocolate Industry Insights: Sweets on the Rise

May 21st, 2015
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Chocolate sales in America are on the rise, and Wockenfuss Candies loves it!

Each year when you buy your favorite Wockenfuss treats, data is recorded and the chocolate industry learns from your purchases. The good news is that the chocolate industry is booming, and is projected to continue growing over the next half a decade. As a consumer, you probably don’t spend much time looking into the changing economic landscape of the chocolate industry; here is your behind-the-scenes look. Read the rest of this entry »

Wockenfuss Candies: The Science Behind Salty and Sweet

May 14th, 2015
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Mixing salty and sweet flavors can create the perfect blend, and we love to utilize it at Wockenfuss Candies.

One day long, long ago, a famous pretzel maker fell in love with the world’s finest chocolatier. When the happy pair set out to build a life together, their romance hit a snag. Both were deeply dedicated to their culinary crafts, but spending so much time laboring separately was taking a toll on their young love. Then they had a thought. Why not combine our talents? The plan seemed risky and was likely to fail. Savory and sweet could not possibly be destined to last, but it was worth a try. It was magic at first dip, and they never looked back. To this day, the perfect pairing of salty and sweet lives on as a legacy of their love.

The sweet story of this harmonious blend probably didn’t quite happen like this, but we like to pretend it did. In real life, the secret behind one of everyone’s favorite combinations has a lot to do with science. Next time you take a sinful bite of Wockenfuss Candies sea salt caramel chocolates, think about what’s happening behind the scenes. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the Deal with White Chocolate?

May 14th, 2015
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White chocolate has a special flavor, and Wockenfuss loves to celebrate it.

Most people either love white chocolate or hate it. It certainly doesn’t look like milk or dark chocolate. It doesn’t quite smell the same either. When people dig into white chocolate, they shouldn’t be expecting the same experience as they do when they scarf some dark or white chocolate treats. That doesn’t mean that white chocolate doesn’t have its merits though. For those of you that are already white chocolate lovers, you know that it has its own unique flavor that can make taste buds sing. At Wockenfuss Candies, we have several white chocolate delights to satisfy your cravings. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Something Sweet

May 8th, 2015
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Celebrate your mom with some of her favorite candies and chocolates from Wockenfuss.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 10, 2015.  Remember your mother, grandmother and any mother-figure in your life by treating them to something sweet.   Though Mother’s Day as we know it didn’t become a recognized holiday until 1914, motherhood has been historically celebrated for longer than most people know. From its roots as an ancient Roman and Greek festival honoring mother goddesses, to a Civil War group dedicated to bringing the Union and Confederacy together, to Anna Jarvis’ desire to celebrate the achievements of women as mothers, the holiday has quite a storied history. Since the opening of the first Wockenfuss Candies shop in 1915, sons and daughters have flocked to Wockenfuss to purchase sweets that perfectly celebrate Mother’s Day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feats of Chocolate to Check Out

May 4th, 2015
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Chocolatiers are doing magical things with chocolate all over the world.

As a Wockenfuss fan, you already know that some pretty spectacular things can be done with chocolate. From humble beginnings as a bean in a pod to some spectacularly delicious truffles and peanut butter cups, chocolate is a pretty versatile ingredient, and certainly a favorite one. While the masterminds at Wockenfuss get creative with things like our gourmet artisan truffles, and our heavenly rocky road bars, some other people take chocolate to places it’s never been before. Check out these unusual ways in which people have used chocolate. Read the rest of this entry »

“Prom-pose with Wockenfuss Chocolates and Candies”

April 11th, 2015
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Wockenfuss chocolates and candies can make your “promposal” extra special.

For juniors and seniors, prom is one of the most defining moments of high school. SAT’s are stressful but important, Graduation is about pride and moving on, but prom is about celebrating everything the friendships you’ve created and the years of work you’ve put into finishing high school. Prom is about finding the perfect dress, a date you’ll have fun with, and enjoying your time with friends as high school draws to a close. If you’re looking for the perfect way to ask or “prom-pose” to a friend, a crush, or a significant other, Wockenfuss’ chocolates and candies can help you make it cute, funny, and special. Read the rest of this entry »

Planning the Perfect Chocolate Easter Egg Hunt

April 3rd, 2015

Group of Children with Easter BasketsEveryone loves a good Easter egg hunt regardless of their age, but not everyone loves eggs. Your little ones might love the process of dyeing eggs a hundred different colors and adding fun bunny rabbit stickers, but how often do you find yourself searching for ways to use a dozen colorfully dyed hard-boiled eggs that no one seems to want to eat. This year, instead of hiding nature’s original symbol of spring, stick with something a little sweeter. Make Easter even sweeter with an exciting twist. You provide the fun and Wockenfuss Candies will provide the treats. Read the rest of this entry »

Building the Perfect Easter Basket with Wockenfuss Candies 

March 27th, 2015

jellybeansEaster is less than two weeks away and if you’re planning on making it a big celebration, you may want to get a jump start on creating Easter baskets for your children, or even for yourself. Holidays are the perfect chance to indulge in some sweet treats before you get back on the summertime health grind. Start your Easter basket creations with Wockenfuss Candies. You’ll be able to create the perfect mix of traditional and unconventional. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Ready for Easter with Wockenfuss Candies

March 20th, 2015

easter-fun-factsWinter is just about over with and spring is on the horizon. With spring comes one of the sweetest holidays of the season, Easter. Every year, children and adults alike, dye eggs with wonderful rainbows of colors, and wait to find what treats the world’s most famous bunny has left for them. They search their baskets for holiday favorites like jelly beans and chocolate rabbits, and then enjoy their fair share of eggs and ham. Easter is the second most sugar-filled holiday after Halloween, and we are here to celebrate it with some fun Easter facts. Read the rest of this entry »

The Dark Chocolate Process

March 20th, 2015

Health Benefits of ChocolateDark chocolate hasn’t always been as beloved as its milky counterpart, but once people learned how good it tastes when paired with things like fruit and nuts, they never looked back. You can feel the richness of dark chocolate as it melts in your mouth, depositing what you can only imagine is chocolate at its best. The best part of the entire experience is that you can walk away feeling only minor regret, as dark chocolate has been proven to have bonus health benefits that milk chocolate simply can’t claim. Do you actually know the how dark chocolate is made? Read the rest of this entry »