Order Handmade Peanut Brittle Online at Wockenfuss Candies

August 13th, 2014

Peanut Brittle OnlineDelicious. Crunchy. Peanut Butter-y. These are the words often used to describe everyone’s favorite salty, yet sweet treat:  Peanut Brittle.

The History of Peanut Brittle

While no one knows the true history of peanut brittle, there are several theories and a few legends as well. One such story dates the origins of this salty sweet candy back to 1890. As the legend goes, a woman living in the South was trying to make taffy, but mixed up her ingredients. Instead of adding cream of tartar, she accidently added backing soda. Realizing her mistake, she took a taste. Needless to say, she was quite delighted with her new “taffy.” Then she made a bold decision. She added peanuts. The result: the very first Peanut Brittle! Of course, this is just one legend.

Others date peanut brittle back to the Celts.

As the story goes, people began adding syrup to their peanuts to make them sweeter. And when Irish immigrants first came to America, they brought their peanut brittle recipes with them and it quickly caught on, especially with the popularity of peanuts in the South.

A slightly more fantastical story goes as follows. Tony Beaver, a Paul Bunyan-esque lumberjack folk hero, stopped a flood by dumping peanuts and molasses into a river. Not only did he stop the flood and save the nearby townspeople, but he also invented peanut brittle at the very same time. That’s what we like to call a win-win!

No matter how peanut brittle got its start, one thing is for sure. You love peanut brittle and you have a craving for that salty sweet goodness. Fortunately, Wockenfuss Candies has you covered.

Order Handmade Peanut Brittle Online at Wockenfuss Candies

Wockenfuss Candies is proud to be one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. And while the world is a little different then when we first started making candy, we feel we have found the perfect balance of old school candy making and new school business. We still make out peanut brittle the old-fashioned way – by hand – but it is now available to purchase online. It doesn’t get much better than that.

If you have any questions about ordering Peanut Brittle 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!

Have you had Salt Water Taffy on the Ocean City Boardwalk?

August 7th, 2014

Salt Water Taffy Ocean CitySome people head to the ocean for the sandy beaches. Nothing beats reading a good book while lying on your beach towel and soaking up the sun. Others love surfing, boogie boarding, or body surfing in the cool Atlantic Ocean. Still, others go for the boardwalk: the shops, the sounds, and, most importantly, the CANDY: salt water taffy to be specific!

Fall is right around the corner (September 23rd), but Summer isn’t officially over until you’ve had your first piece of Salt Water Taffy on the Ocean City boardwalk. So…have you? If not, now is the perfect time to plan that beach vacation you have been dreaming about all summer long: enjoy the beach, enjoy the ocean, but most importantly, enjoy the candy!

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Salt Water Taffy on the Ocean City Boardwalk

Wockenfuss Candies is proud to be one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We also have two convenient locations on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland (Boardwalk & 1st Street, and Boardwalk & 7th Street). So if you find yourself wandering the boardwalk and craving some delicious salt water taffy, stop in and give us a visit. We promise you will not be disappointed. We also have a location in West Ocean City at the White Marlin Mall with lots of parking and the same delicious salt water taffy.

Of course, if you can’t make it to the ocean (life sometimes gets in the way), you can always order our delicious taffy online. Go to www.WockenfussCandies.com, choose “Taffy and Taffy Pops” from our convenient drop-down candy menu, click “Salt Water Taffy – 1 pound box,” 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 Wockenfuss taffy delivered to your doorstep in 3-6 business days.

It isn’t officially Summer until you’ve enjoyed your first piece of Wockenfuss salt water taffy!

If you have any questions about ordering Lollipops 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!

Ever wanted to know the History of Lollipops? Wockenfuss has you covered.

August 1st, 2014

History of LollipopsAs a child, going to the doctor is an experience you always dreaded. You were poked and prodded and then there were the needles. Aaaah! Fortunately, there was a silver lining: Lollipops. When all was said and done, that big scary doctor reached down and handed you your favorite delicious treat on a stick. It instantly made everything better. As an adult, lollipops may no longer hold the same mystical power, but that doesn’t mean you love them any less. But where did they come from? What is the History of Lollipops?

Some people believe you have the caveman to thank for the lollipops of today. You see, thousands of years ago people collected honey from beehives using sticks. Yum! Fast forward a few years and the ancient Chinese, Arabs, and Egyptians began producing fruit and nut confections that they “candied” in honey. And guess what else they did? If you guessed “put it on a stick,” you are right!

As for the first modern lollipop, you can probably thank the English. In the 17th Century, the English enjoyed boiled sugar candy treats on sticks, which made the candies easier to eat. This is also thought to be the time when the term lollipop was first coined. In Northern England, “lolly” means tongue and “pop” meant slap. So lollipop literally means “tongue slap.” However, the term “lollipop” would not be trademarked until 1931.

In 1908, the Racine Confectionary Machine Company introduced a machine that put hard candy on the ends of sticks: 2,400 sticks per hour to be exact. Viola! The lollipop as we know it.

Lollipops from Wockenfuss

Do you suddenly have a craving for lollipops? Who could blame you? Fortunately, Wockenfuss Candies has you covered. Our line of lollipops is sure to bring a smile to your face. Our Assorted Crystal Sticks, delicious rock candy swizzle sticks, are a personal favorite. And then there are our Jelly Belly Lollibean Pops. Each one is shaped like a jellybean.

We also have several milk chocolate lollipops: Milk Chocolate Nonpareil Pop, Milk Chocolate Crab Pop, and our Milk Chocolate Lacrosse Pop.

Wockenfuss has been a Maryland tradition since 1915.

If you have any questions about ordering Lollipops 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!

Sugar Free Candy available Online and at a Wockenfuss near you!

July 24th, 2014

Sugar Free Candy OnlineCurrently, more than 25 million Americans (greater than 8% of the population) have diabetes and this number is steadily rising every year, increasing from just 1.5 million in 1958. Still, despite strict dietary restrictions, there are ways to enjoy the candies you love! So, before you say “bye bye” to your favorite candy, keep reading. There is a solution: Sugar Free Candy. And, despite what you’ve heard, most people can’t tell the difference between sugar free and regular candy…but your body sure can!

Additional Benefits of Sugar Free Candy

  1. Sugar free candies utilize sweeteners, such as maltitol or hydrogenated starch, in place of sugar. But don’t worry about taste. These sweeteners typically have 75-90% of the sweetness of natural sugar. Sugar free candy is actually very sweet and just as enjoyable as its sugar-packed counterparts.
  2. Sugary candy plays a role in tooth decay. It’s no wonder why sugar free treats are recommended by dentists everywhere.
  3. And more!

Where can you find some delicious, sugar free candy? Wockenfuss Candies, of course! But we recommend speaking with your doctor first to discuss your options.

Sugar Free Candy available Online and at a Wockenfuss near you!

Wockenfuss carries several sugar free versions of your favorite candies, including Sugar Free Jelly Belly jellybeans (40% fewer calories than regular jellybeans), Sugar Free Gummi Bears, and Sugar Free Licorice Bears. Best of all, these candies and all of our other delectable delights are not only available in our stores, but also online at WockenfussCandies.com. That’s right! You can have your favorite sugar free candy delivered right to your doorstep. Just allow 3-6 business days. Yum!

If you have any questions about ordering Sugar Free 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!

You know you can order Licorice Online, but do you know its History?

July 16th, 2014

Order Licorice OnlineWhat’s your favorite candy? If you said licorice, you are not alone. Who doesn’t love a delicious Licorcie Twist? But as much as everyone loves licorice, many do not know the history of this crave-able candy. You may be surprised to learn that this popular candy actually got its start as a cure for stomach and respiratory illnesses.

The History of Licorice

For thousands of years, the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese used licorice root as a cure for several illnesses, as well as a way to quench the thirst of weary travelers. Believe it or not, licorice has anti-inflammatory properties, helping soothe and loosen congestion in the upper respiratory tract. In fact, Napoleon Bonaparte used to chew licorice root to help quell his ongoing digestive problems. Though we do not suggest you try the same. The licorice root blackened Napoleon’s teeth. Yuck! Then, at some point, something wonderful happened. Licorice extract was sweetened with honey (or sugar) and made into a candy!

When the candy industry developed in the mid-1800s during the Industrial Revolution, licorice was a staple of candy makers everywhere! Today, licorice is still as popular as ever. In 2013 alone, Twizzlers reported over $200 million in sales. Wow!

Order Licorice Online with Wockenfuss Candies!

When you have an insatiable craving for licorice, you have a few options. You can always hop in your car and drive to the Wockenfuss nearest you. With eight locations across Maryland, you are probably closer to your favorite candy than you realize. But we know you are busy. Between the kids, the house, and all of your other responsibilities, you barely have time to make it to the grocery store, let alone the candy store. That is why Wockenfuss brings the licorice to you! Simply head to www.WockenfussCandies.com, choose “Licorice” from our convenient drop-down menu, and then click “Add to Cart.” After you are finished checking out, we will deliver that delicious candy right to your front door. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping. What could be easier? The only difficult part is deciding what type of licorice to buy! Do you go with Australian Licorice or maybe some Licorice Bears? There are so many options to choose from!

Wockenfuss has been a Maryland tradition since 1915.

If you have any questions about How to order 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!

How to order Candy Online

July 10th, 2014

Order Candy OnlineYou wake up and get ready for work. Then you wake the kids up (easier said than done) and get them ready for day care, camp or school. You pack their lunches before making sure they get on the bus safely. Then you head to work for eight to nine hours of fun. Yeah right! Then it is rush hour traffic, cleaning, cooking, and getting the kids ready for bed.

Repeat.

When do you have time to go to the store? You barely have time to make it to the grocery store, let alone the candy store. But all you want after a long day is to sit back, relax, and indulge on some creamy fudge, gourmet truffles, licorice, or all of the above. The solution: order your candy online with Wockenfuss Candies.

How to order Candy Online

With Wockenfuss, it couldn’t be easier. You can either purchase candy directly from one of our eight locations – just head to the Wockenfuss nearest you – or place your order online. Go to www.WockenfussCandies.com, choose a type of candy from our convenient drop-down menu, and 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 Wockenfuss candy delivered to your door in 3-6 business days. Yum! What could be easier?

Wockenfuss is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore, but we haven’t fallen behind the times. We know that in order to grow and continue to stay relevant, we cannot just make delicious candy; we must also embrace technology. That is why we offer ALL of our Wockenfuss candy online. This not only makes ordering convenient and easy, but it ensures that you can enjoy your favorite candy even if you no longer live in Maryland.

If you have any questions about How to order 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!

Happy 4th of July! Fireworks, Barbeques, and Caramel Apples

July 2nd, 2014

4th of July Caramel ApplesIndependence Day is right around the corner! No, not the movie with Will Smith, we are talking about the Fourth of July: a celebration of America’s independence. On July 4, 1776, representatives from all 13 colonies put pen to paper, signing the Declaration of Independence. Today, the 4th of July is celebrated with fireworks, barbeques, baseball games, concerts, carnivals, and, most importantly, Caramel Apples. Yum! You can practically taste the independence! But where did these delicious treats come from? When did the caramel apple become part of our American tradition?

History of Caramel Apples

The invention of the caramel apple came about 174 years after the singing of the Declaration of Independence. According to the St. Petersburg Times, caramel apples were invented in the 1950s by a Kraft Foods sales representative, Dan Walker. Vito Raimondi, 10 years later, invented and patented the first caramel apple machine, with the help of his uncle William. Now, caramel apples could be mass produced, bringing this delectable dish to the masses. The rest, as they say, is history.

Caramel Apples from Wockenfuss Candies

A favorite at fairs, festivals, and carnivals, caramel apples are an American tradition. And Wockenfuss Candies can help you bring that tradition to your Fourth of July barbeque. Whether you like your caramel apples plain or with a bit extra, Wockenfuss has you covered. We offer items such as the Caramel Apple Pie, Peanut Butter Explosion Apple, and even a Cookies and Cream Caramel Apple. And that is just the beginning!

Nothing says America like a Wockenfuss caramel apple!

You can either purchase directly from one of our eight locations – just head to the Wockenfuss nearest you – or place your order online (if you can wait 3-6 business days for shipping). If you have any questions about how to buy our Caramel Apples 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!

Sources:

About Caramel Apples, eHow

Summer has Officially Begun! Indulge your Sweet Tooth with Wockenfuss!

June 23rd, 2014

Wockenfuss Summer SolsticeThe Summer Solstice occurred at 6:51 am on June 21st, marking the official beginning of Summer! But you have already been celebrating your favorite season for weeks. And you know what? So has Wockenfuss Candies! Our Summer Specialties  have been available for purchase for over a month! But if you are late to the game, don’t worry. Just head to the Wockenfuss nearest you or place your order online (if you can wait 3-6 business days for shipping) and, before you know it, you will be up to your elbows in chocolate seashells, peanut butter kisses , creamy mint sticks, and whatever else you can get your hands on. Yum! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

What is the Summer Solstice?

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. It is the moment when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer, an imaginary line north of the equator. More importantly, the Summer Solstice marks the beginning of everyone’s favorite season…Summer!

In the southern hemisphere, June 21st marked the official beginning of winter, aka the Winter Solstice. This is because the Earth is tilted on its axis at a 23.5-degree angle. It is because of this that we have the different seasons. So while we in the Northern Hemisphere experienced the longest day of the year (Washington DC had 15 hours of daylight), people in the Southern Hemisphere experienced their shortest day of the year. The opposite happens in December.

“If Earth was just straight up and down, there would never be a winter or summer. It would be the same in the north and south,” explained C. Alex Young of NASA.

Celebrate Summer with Wockenfuss!

Wockenfuss Candies is proud to be one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We are a Baltimore tradition as much as steamed crabs and Orioles baseball. So let us help you celebrate the new season the best way we know how…with candy!

It isn’t officially summer until you’ve enjoyed your first piece of Wockenfuss salt water taffy. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used in making this popular beach treat. So what are you waiting for? Start summer off right with Wockenfuss!

If you have any questions about how to buy our Summer Candies 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!

Sources:

Summer solstice explained: What’s happening in space?USA Today

The Most Popular Summer Candies

June 18th, 2014

Summer CandiesSummer is filled with the things children love most: vacation and candy. Yum! No school…and CANDY! That’s what we like to call a win-win. What more could a child want? There is nothing quite like lounging by the pool or on the beach and eating some delicious salt water taffy. Is anyone else’s mouth watering?

Well, we got to thinking; besides salt water taffy, what other candies do kids crave? After a little research, we got our answer. According to a survey of over 2,100 people, the Most Popular Summer Candies are…

  1. Salt water taffy: Of course salt water taffy is No. 1 on the list. Did you have any doubts? It is the quintessential summer candy! Salt water taffy just reminds you of the beach.
  2. Gummi bears: They are fun to eat. They are delicious. And they are No.2 on our list of popular summer candies. Gummi bears are the perfect candy for pretty much any occasion, whether you are watching a movie, hanging out on the beach, or just playing video games at home.
  3. Jelly fruit slices: Fruit slices are sugar-coated, soft and chewy “gum drop” type candies. These yummy jelly candies are as delicious as they look!
  4. Tootsie Rolls: If you love chocolate and don’t want to deal with the mess (let’s face it; chocolate and summer do not mix), then Tootsie Rolls may be the candy for you!
  5. Sour Patch Kids: First they are sour; then they’re sweet! And guess what? They are always delicious!

Is your favorite summer candy on the list? If not, what is it? We want to know! Post your favorite summer candy on our Facebook page. Maybe you love fudge. Or perhaps licorice is more your style. Of course, you can never go wrong with a lollipop. Either way, we want to know what candy you crave while relaxing on summer vacation. What candy takes you back to your carefree childhood?

Wockenfuss Summer Candies

For more great summer candies, head to the Wockenfuss nearest you! Our assortment of summer candies is second to none! As one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland, Wockenfuss knows a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy.

Wockenfuss has been a Maryland tradition since 1915.

If you have any questions about how to buy our Summer Candies 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!

Planning a Fourth of July Party: Fun, Fireworks, and Candy!

June 11th, 2014

Fourth of July CandyJune may have just started, but the Fourth of July will be here before you know it! And if you are planning on hosting a holiday barbeque, now is the time to start planning. The only problem: EVERYONE and their brother is also planning a Fourth of July party. So how do you ensure your friends and family choose your party?

Planning a Fourth of July Party

  1. Food: When it comes to planning the perfect Fourth of July barbeque, the food is of the utmost importance. We recommend the classics, like hotdogs and hamburgers, but you can also spice up the menu with some ribs, barbeque chicken, or Polish Sausage. Yum!
  2. Dessert: What is the most American summer treat around? Salt Water Taffy, of course! At Wockenfuss Candies, we have more taffy than you can handle: caramel taffy pops, banana taffy, root beer taffy, salt water taffy (of course!), and so much more. Best of all, our delicious taffy is available online or at one of our many convenient locations.
  3. Decorations: In order to wow your guests, you will need to go all out with the decorations. Red, white, and blue. And repeat! Fortunately, your local party store should have everything you need. Just don’t wait until the last minute.
  4. Entertainment: Food and candy can only go so far. You will need some form of entertainment. If you have a pool, you are set. If not, maybe a karaoke machine will help put your party over the top.
  5. Initiations: As we have mentioned already, you will be competing with numerous other barbeques, so it is a good idea to get your invitations out ASAP.
  6. Have Fun!

If you have any questions about how to buy our Salt Water Taffy 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!