Order Halloween Candy Online, Avoid the Hassle

October 24th, 2014

Halloween Candy OnlineHalloween is quickly approaching. Are you excited? Odds are you have a lot to do between now and October 31st, especially if you have young children. First there is the decorating. You need to make your home presentable, so you hang spider webs from your front porch, you place a few tombstones in the front yard, and you make your home as spook-tacular as you can. Next you prepare the costumes (how many Elsa, Anna, and Olaf costumes do you think you’ll see this Halloween?). You spend hours upon hours searching for the right costume, or, if you are particularly crafty, you may even make your son or daughter’s costume. Of course, the latter will take even more time. What we are getting at is that Halloween can be fairly time consuming. Between the decorations, the costumes, and all of your other duties as a parent (not to mention actually going to work), you barely have time to breathe. When are you going to find the time to buy your Halloween candy?

Order Halloween Candy Online, Avoid the Hassle

Wockenfuss Candies makes buying Halloween candy quick and simple. Best of all, you never have to leave the comfort of your very own couch. Simply head to www.wockenfusscandies.com, hover over the tab labeled “seasonal” and click “Halloween.” We offer a complete line of specialty Halloween candy, as well as caramel apples, lollipops, fudge, and so much more. When you have decided what you want, simply click “Add to Cart.” Then you can checkout or click “Continue Shopping” to add more delicious candy to your shopping cart.

That’s right; you can order Halloween candy online and have it shipped directly to your door. What could be easier? There are no tricks with these treats! Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

Happy Halloween from Wockenfuss!

Wockenfuss is a family owned business, now in its fifth generation of candy-making. As one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland, we know a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy. And we are excited to offer a wide range of Halloween candy guaranteed to please all of those adorable ghosts and goblins running around your neighborhood.

If you have any questions about how to Order Halloween Candy Online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

The History of Trick or Treating: A Tale of Halloween Candy and “Horror”

October 13th, 2014

Trick or TreatingAs a young child, there were certain things you would get really excited about: snow days, new video games, and, of course, candy. Okay, mostly candy! It’s delicious, it’s DELICIOUS, and your parents would only let you have so much, which made it taste even better when you snuck extra pieces without them knowing. Did we mention it’s delicious?

For 364 days a year, candy was an occasional treat that your parents would moderate, making sure you didn’t eat yourself into candy oblivion. However, there was one day a year when immense amounts of candy was not only tolerated, but encouraged: Halloween. You would dress up as a ghost, goblin, your favorite cartoon character, or whatever else you could come up with, and random strangers would give you Halloween Candy. All you had to do was utter one simple phrase: “Trick or Treat?” Before you knew it, you would be walking home dragging a bag full of candy. What a wonderful tradition! But where did it begin?

The History of Trick or Treating: A Tale of Halloween Candy and “Horror”

Trick or treating has been around for quite some time in the United States and other countries. Some estimate 100 years or more. However, the actual origin of this Halloween tradition is not quite so cut and dry. In fact, there are multiple theories…

A Celtic Halloween

As we mentioned in a previous blog, the history of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain, a celebration of the end of the harvest season. The Celts believed that the dead returned to the Earth every October 31st, so the people would light bonfires, disguise themselves in costumes, and offer sacrifices of food and drink to pay homage to the deceased and ward off evil spirits.

Hmmmmm…that idea of costumes seems familiar, doesn’t it?

In later years, people began dressing as ghosts and demons and performing antics in exchange for food and drink. Known as mumming, this is thought to be the origins of trick or treating. However, it is not known when the phrase “trick or treating” was actually coined.

An Early Christian Halloween

By the ninth century, Christianity had spread across the globe and into traditionally Celtic lands, blending Christian beliefs with older pagan rites. Over time, All Soul’s Day, which would come to be celebrated on November 2nd, closely resembled the Celtic Samhain. As part of the celebration, poor people would visit the houses of wealthier individuals and receive pastries known as soul cakes in exchange for a promise to pray for the souls of the homeowner’s deceased relatives. This tradition was later taken up by children, and eventually involved costumes. Sound familiar? The children would sing a song, recite a poem, tell a joke, or perform a trick in exchange for some sort of treat.

Order Halloween Candy from Wockenfuss Online!

Wockenfuss is a family owned business, now in its fifth generation of candy-making. As one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland, we know a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy. And we are excited to offer a wide range of Halloween candy. Click Here to browse our collection! We promise you won’t be disappointed.

All of our delicious chocolate and candy treats available at our eight convenient locations, and online. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping. But that is a small price to pay for the convenience of candy delivery. You can stock up for Halloween without ever leaving your house. What could be easier?

If you have any questions about ordering Halloween Candy online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

The Hauntingly Spectacular History of Jack-o-Lanterns

October 8th, 2014

History of Jack-o-LanternsThey’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky; they’re all together ookyJack-o-Lanterns! Okay, so that might not be exactly how the song goes, but we like our version a little better, especially for this week’s blog topic: The Hauntingly Spectacular History of Jack-o-Lanterns. As you may recall from last week’s blog, we discussed the history of pumpkins on Halloween, touching briefly on everyone’s favorite Halloween tradition: the Jack-o-Lantern. This week, we are going to take an even closer look at the history of those creepy carved pumpkins.

How Did Jack-o-Lanterns Originate?

As the legend goes, an Irish man named “Stingy Jack” invited the Devil for a drink. Being a stingy individual (you don’t get a name like Stingy Jack without being extremely frugal), Jack devised a plan to get out of paying the bill. He convinced the Devil to turn into a coin for Jack to use to buy the drinks. When the Devil transformed himself, instead of paying for the drinks, Jack stuffed the coin into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, but under certain conditions. 1) The Devil could not bother Jack for a year. 2) If Jack died, the Devil could not claim his soul. The Devil agreed and Jack freed him.

The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil. This time, Jack convinced the Devil to climb a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While in the Devil was in the tree, Jack carved a cross into the trunk, preventing the Devil from climbing down. Jack eventually freed the Devil, but under certain conditions. 1) The Devil could not bother Jack for 10 years. 2) If Jack died, the Devil could not claim his soul. The Devil agreed and Jack freed him.

Soon after, Jack died. According to the legend, God would not permit such a devious individual into Heaven. The Devil, meanwhile, would not allow Jack into Hell. The Devil instead sent Jack off into the dark night with nothing but a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved turnip and has been roaming the Earth ever since. The people of Ireland referred to the ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” which was eventually shortened to Jack-o-Lantern.

People began carving their own Jack-o-Lanterns and placing them in their windows to ward off Stingy Jack and whatever other evil spirits might be lurking about. The Irish originally carved their Jack-o-Lanterns into turnips or potatoes, but when Irish immigrants arrived in America they found an overabundance of pumpkins. And an American tradition was born.

Some Jack-o-Lantern Inspired Candy

Wockenfuss is a family owned business, now in its fifth generation of candy-making. As one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland, we know a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy. And we are excited to offer a wide range of Halloween candy, including a few Jack-o-Lantern inspired treats: Gummi Pumpkins, Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Pop, and Peanut Butter Filled Pumpkins.

Just like all of our other delicious candies, you can buy all of our Halloween candy in one of our 8 convenient locations or you can place your order online. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

If you have any questions about ordering Halloween Candy online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

Where Can I Buy Halloween Candy Online?

October 3rd, 2014

Buy Halloween Candy OnlineHalloween is fast approaching. In fact, there are just about 30 days until everyone’s favorite spooky, candy-filled holiday. It’s crunch time: time to find the perfect costume, time to decorate your home in the spookiest way possible, and time to buy enough Halloween candy to feed a small, child-sized army. The only problem is that you just do not have enough time to go to the store. Between work, the kids, and all of your other duties as a parent, you barely have enough time to breathe, let alone stock up on Halloween essentials. So you do what any other technologically savvy parent would do. You go online. But you have one question; “Where Can I Buy Halloween Candy Online?”

Where Can I Buy Halloween Candy Online?

The answer is simple: Wockenfuss! Where else? Not only are all of our delicious chocolate and candy treats available at our eight convenient locations, but they are also available online. That’s right; you can buy Halloween candy online and have it shipped directly to your door. What could be easier? We offer a complete line of specialty Halloween candy, as well as caramel apples, lollipops, fudge, and so much more.

Click Hereto browse our collection of Halloween candy!

When you have decided what you want, simply click “Add to Cart.” Then you can checkout or click “Continue Shopping” to add more delicious candy to your shopping cart. When you are done, input your billing and shipping information, sit back, and relax. Your delicious candy will be on your doorstep in 3-6 business days. The only difficult part of this entire process is trying not to eat all of the candy before Halloween rolls around. Of course, if you do, you could always just order more before the big day.

If you have any questions about how to Buy Halloween Candy Online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

The History of Pumpkins on Halloween

October 3rd, 2014

Pumpkins HalloweenOver the years, certain holidays acquire different symbols: otherwise unimportant objects take on greater meaning during the holidays. For Christmas, it’s stockings. For Easter, it’s eggs. And for Halloween (and Thanksgiving), it’s pumpkins. But why? Where do these seemingly-odd traditions come from?

The History of Pumpkins on Halloween

Halloween and pumpkins go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, or Starsky and Hutch. But the question is why? How did a large orange fruit become the symbol for one of the spookiest holidays of the year? Timing!

As we mentioned in a previous blog, the history of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain, a celebration of the end of the harvest season. And guess what large orange fruit is harvested in October? You guessed it: pumpkins.

When Irish immigrants arrived in America, they brought another fun Halloween tradition with them: the carving of Jack-o-lanterns. This tradition originated hundreds of years ago in Ireland, where the native people would carve turnips and potatoes. It wasn’t until Irish immigrants arrived in America and found an overabundance of pumpkins that Jack-o-lanterns as we now know them were born.

Check back next week as we explore the haunting history of Jack-o-lanterns even further!

Pumpkin Inspired Candy from Wockenfuss

Wockenfuss is a family owned business, now in its fifth generation of candy-making. As one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland, we know a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy. And we are excited to offer a wide range of Halloween candy, including a few pumpkin inspired treats: Harvest Mix, Gummi Pumpkins, Jelly Pumpkins, Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Pop, and Peanut Butter Filled Pumpkins.

Just like all of our other delicious candies, you can buy all of our Halloween candy in one of our 8 convenient locations or you can place your order online. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

If you have any questions about ordering Halloween Candy online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

Caramel Apple Candy Corn: A New Twist on a Halloween Classic

September 19th, 2014

Caramel Apple Candy CornCandy corn: you know it; you love it. If you frequent our blog, you even know the history of candy corn. It is a Halloween classic enjoyed by millions of Americans each and every October. Candy makers across the country produce more than About 35 million pounds of candy corn each year to meet the ever-increasing demand. Wow! And, as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, we at Wockenfuss took a different approach.

Caramel Apple Candy Corn: A New Twist on a Halloween Classic

For starters, yes we do offer traditional candy corn. We’d be crazy not to feature everyone’s favorite Halloween candy. That is why it is the first selection on our extensive list of Halloween treats. No tricks here! But we are also happy to offer Caramel Apple Candy Corn. It is a new twist on a Halloween classic. The delicious sweetness of our caramel and apple flavored candy corn will melt in your mouth. Yum! I bet your mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Where Can I Buy Caramel Apple Candy Corn?

Just like all of our other delicious candies, you can buy our caramel apple candy corn in one of our 8 convenient locations or you can place your order online. Simply head to www.wockenfusscandies.com, hover over the tab labeled “seasonal” and click “Halloween.” Select “Caramel Apple Candy Corn” and click “Add to Cart.” Then you can checkout or click “Continue Shopping” to add more delicious candy to your shopping cart. It couldn’t be any easier. Please allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

Fun Halloween Candy Facts and Statistics

  1. The average consumer spends $75.03 on décor, costumes, candy and fun.
  2. 27% of people say they’ll spend more this year than last, according to Alliance Data Retail Services (ADRS).
  3. Roughly 35 million pounds of candy corn is made each year.
  4. 5% of all candy corn is never eaten. For shame!

Happy Halloween!

If you have any questions about Caramel Apple Candy Corn or ordering Halloween Candy online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

Caramel Apples:  A Seasonal Treat goes Deluxe

September 19th, 2014

Caramel ApplesNothing says fall quite like snuggly sweaters, colorful leaves, and of course that classic American treat, the caramel apple. Caramel apples first came on the scene in the 1950s when Kraft Foods salesman Dan Walker had recipes for the confection printed on the backs of caramel packages. Ever since then, the caramel apple has become synonymous with fall (and flavor!). While the traditional plain caramel option still remains a favorite among many people, it has also gotten a bit of a makeover over its 60-plus year lifespan. Looking for a truly special something sweet? Check out Wockenfuss’ line of deluxe, decadent caramel apples!

Caramel Apple Pie

Combine two of your favorite treats in one! The Caramel Apple Pie is, at its core, a traditional caramel apple. But on top of the caramel, we’ve added a layer of rich white chocolate and topped that off with cinnamon sugar, another quintessentially-fall flavor.

Monster Almond Caramel Apple

Available in both milk and dark chocolate varieties, the “Monster” is just that: a behemoth of a dessert built up layer by layer. From the inside out, you’ll find caramel, chocolate, almonds, and chocolate again! With the Monster, it’s easy to bite off more than you can chew- but with all that deliciousness, we don’t blame you!

Cookies & Cream Caramel Apple

The perfect complement to a crisp apple is a crunchy cookie; the Cookies & Cream is topped with white chocolate and chocolate cookie crumbs to create the perfect combination of sweet and sweeter.

Peanut Butter Explosion Apple

You got your chocolate in my peanut butter, and all over my apple! The “Explosion” apple is the best choice out there for the peanut-lover in your life, combining caramel, chocolate, chopped peanuts, and peanut butter drizzle together for a taste you’ll go nuts for!

Pecan Caramel Apple

For a flavor that embodies everything “autumn,” try our pecan apple! Caramel, milk chocolate, and fresh crushed pecan pieces combine to create the ideal treat to sit and eat while you watch the leaves fall.

Wockenfuss also offers white, milk, and dark chocolate covered caramel apples for those looking for a simple twist on a timeless treat. Order your deluxe caramel apples online today from Wockenfuss!

If you have any questions, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy? Is it Candy Corn?

September 5th, 2014

Candy Corn Halloween CandySummer unofficially came to an end this past weekend, though it does not officially end until September 23rd. Still, one thing is for certain; Halloween is right around the corner. Are you ready? Have you ordered your Halloween candy yet? Fortunately, Wockenfuss makes it easy. Just visit  www.wockenfusscandies.com, hover over the tab labeled “seasonal” and click “Halloween” to browse our extensive collection of seasonal goodies, from gummi pumpkins and milk chocolate pumpkin pops to everyone’s favorite Halloween treat: Candy Corn.

The History of Candy Corn

Every Halloween, Americans eat their fair share of candy corn – more than 35 million pounds to be exact. Wow! That’s about nine billion pieces of candy or roughly 27 individual candy corns for EVERY American. That’s a lot of candy corn. So you have to wonder…how did we get to this point? Where did candy corn come from and how did it become so popular?

Halloween isn’t Halloween without Candy Corn!

According to tradition, the origins of this delicious candy can be traced back to Philadelphia candymaker George Renninger, who is credited with the invention of candy corn in the 1880s. However, back then it wasn’t known as candy corn. When the Goelitz Confectionery Company – now Jelly Belly Candy Co. – brought this Halloween staple to the masses in the 20th century, it was called “Chicken Feed.” The candy’s slogan: “something worth crowing for.”

More Fun Facts: Did you know there is a National Candy Corn Day? That’s right. The day before Halloween – October 30th – is dedicated to your favorite tri-colored treat: candy corn!

Order Candy Corn Online with Wockenfuss

Are you now in the Halloween spirit? Do you want to get a jump on your candy shopping? Are you craving some delicious candy corn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Wockenfuss is here for you! Just head to theWockenfuss nearest you – or place your order online. Please allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

Happy Halloween!

If you have any questions about Candy Corn or ordering Halloween Candy online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

Order Your Halloween Candy Online with Wockenfuss

August 28th, 2014

Halloween Candy OnlineDid you know Halloween is less than 70 days away? Wow! Time flies. Before you know it, adorable ghosts and goblins will be running around your neighborhood, knocking on your door, and screaming “Trick or Treat!” Are you ready? If you really want to give them a treat, give them Wockenfuss this Halloween.

Order Your Halloween Candy Online with Wockenfuss

It’s never too early to start stocking up on Halloween Candy. And Wockenfuss makes it easy. Simply head to www.wockenfusscandies.com, hover over the tab labeled “seasonal” and click “Halloween.” Now you can browse through our extensive list of Halloween candy – candy corn, gummi pumpkins, milk chocolate pumpkin pops, and so much more. When you have decided what you want, simple click “Add to Cart.” Then you can checkout or click “Continue Shopping” to add more delicious candy to your shopping cart. It couldn’t be any easier. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

The Haunting History of Halloween

Celebrated every year on October 31st, Halloween is a favorite of children everywhere. After all, who doesn’t love dressing up and eating as much candy as humanly possible? But where did this tradition get its start?

The history of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain, a celebration of the end of the harvest season. It was believed that on October 31st, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped, allowing spirits to return to earth, wreak havoc, and damage crops. The Druids would build huge sacred bonfires and the people would dress in costumes in an attempt to appease the evil spirits.

When the Romans conquered the majority of Celtic territory in 43 AD, the festival of Samhain became combined with two festivals of Roman origin: Feralia, a day when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead, and a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees.

In 609 AD, Pope Boniface IV established the Catholic feast of All Martyrs Day (eventually All Saints Day) on May 13th, a feast that was later moved to November 1st in an attempt to usurp the Celtic festival. Then, in 1000 AD, the church declared November 2nd to be All Souls’ Day, which was celebrated similarly to Samhain.

In Middle English, All Saints Day was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas, leading to the night before being dubbed All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.

If you have any questions about Halloween or ordering Halloween Candy online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

Want to order Candy Necklaces Online? First a History Lesson

August 21st, 2014

Order Candy Necklaces OnlineAs a child, especially a young girl, you enjoy two things above all else: playing dress-up and candy. This is why so many children love candy necklaces. They truly are the best of both worlds – jewelry and candy. Wow! What could be better? My mouth is watering just thinking about one of those convenient candy treats dangling around my neck, going wherever I go, indulging my sweet tooth whenever I need it. Candy necklaces remind me of my childhood. But when were they invented? Who do we have to thank for our favorite jewelry/candy?

The History of Candy Necklaces

Unfortunately, no one really knows where candy necklaces got their start. Rumor has it that they were invented in Northern Europe, before being introduced to the United States in the late 1950’s. Today, candy necklaces are produced by the Smarties Candy Co. and distributed by candy makers all across the country, like Wockenfuss Candies!

Order Candy Necklaces Online

Do you have a hankering for some sweet nostalgia? Nothing beats a Candy Necklace. When you have one of these retro-treats dangling around your neck, you can’t help but feel like a kid again. So what are you waiting for, head to the Wockenfuss Candies nearest you, or head to our website and place your order there.

Click Here to get started!

Choose the quantity you want – 3 necklaces or 12 necklaces – then click “Add to Cart.” If you want to keep shopping click “Continue Shopping,” otherwise click “Checkout,” follow the instructions, and you will have your delicious candy necklaces delivered to your doorstep in 3-6 business days. It couldn’t be any easier to feel like a kid again!

If you have any questions about ordering Candy Necklaces online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!