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!

The History of Salt Water Taffy

June 11th, 2014

History Salt Water TaffyWith summer here means trips to the beach, swimming in salty waters, and of course, indulging in some salt water taffy. Most commonly found on boardwalks and in seaside candy stores, the story of how salt water taffy came to be is an entertaining one. Atlantic City is often quoted as the home of salt water taffy, and that is credited to a man named David Bradley.

While the origin of salt water taffy may be more myth than fact, many manufacturers will agree that David Bradley is responsible for the first appearance of salt water taffy. In 1883, a huge storm hit Atlantic City and flooded the boardwalk, where Bradley had his candy storefront. His store was flooded and with it, his supply of taffy.

In the most popular retelling of how salt water taffy came to be, a young girl asked Bradley if the store still had taffy for sale while he was cleaning the mess from the ocean surge. Jokingly, Bradley told the girl to help herself to some “salt water taffy.” His mother heard the exchange from the back and loved the name, and thus, salt water taffy was born. Initially, salt water taffy was something you only purchased at a seaside stand. It took some casual observances by a man named Joseph Fralinger to turn it into a product you can bring home from the beach.

After observing sunbathers and boardwalk visitors purchasing salt water taffy, Fralinger’s idea was to keep the vacation going. He found a way to box the candy and sell it, making salt water taffy a hot commodity. By the 1920s, salt water taffy was at the height of its popularity, with more than 450 manufacturers making and/or selling the candy at the time. Various methods were used to keep salt water taffy from being too sticky to wrap and package, and each confectioner had its own recipe.

Today salt water taffy is found mostly on the Eastern seaboard and is a popular treat for people to bring home after visiting one of those beaches. Taffy is also found in other parts of the country at some theme parks. Right here in Maryland, Wockenfuss Candies offers several flavors of salt water taffy. You don’t even need to go all the way to the beach to bring the treat of summer on the boardwalk home.

Visit our website or one of our many locations to indulge in some salt water taffy today. Wockenfuss is a family owned business, now in its fifth generation of candy-making.

Source:

http://www.candyusa.com/FunStuff/CandyType.cfm?ItemNumber=934

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_water_taffy

Order Taffy Online with Wockenfuss Candies

May 27th, 2014

Taffy OnlineAs we have said before, summer truly isn’t summer until you have had your first bite of salt water taffy. There is nothing quite like biting into that delicious taffy while sitting on the boardwalk and watching the waves crash against the sand. Aaaaah! It is relaxing just thinking about it. Unfortunately, not everyone can make it to the beach this summer. Don’t worry. Wockenfuss Candies will bring the beach to you!

Order Taffy Online

At Wockenfuss, 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. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping. That’s right. In less than a week, you can have all the delicious taffy you can handle delivered right to your doorstep. Whoa! It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

History of Taffy

Consisting of two basic ingredients (fat, typically in the form of butter, and sugar), taffy is a fairly simple candy to make, which is one of the reasons it has been around for centuries. The ingredients are boiled and then stretched. Voila! You have taffy. Okay, so there might be a little more to it than that, but you get the idea. It is not a complex process.

Now taffy comes in a wide variety of flavors, as we mentioned before. But one style of taffy reigns supreme over the rest: salt water taffy. The exact origins of this delicious treat are a hot topic for debate, but it is believed to have taken place in the 1880s at Fralingers in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Check back next week as we take a closer look at the History of Salt Water Taffy!

Meanwhile, if you have any questions about how to Order 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!

Sources:

Food Timeline, foodtimeline.org

Taffy Overview, taffy.org

Wockenfuss Summer Specialty Candy is now available!

May 19th, 2014

Wockenfuss Summer CandySteamed crabs covered in Old Bay, spread across some old copies of the Baltimore Sun. Evening strolls down the Boardwalk as the waves crash upon the beach. Grabbing your glove and heading to Orioles Park at Camden Yards to watch the Birds. Those are the things that Maryland summers are known for!  Unfortunately, our summers are also notorious for something else: humidity.

Summer in Maryland can be a rather hot and sticky affair. The state’s humidity is legendary. So if you are going to be sticky, you might as well do it in the most delicious way possible: Wockenfuss Summer Specialty Candy. If you love our Chocolate Seashells, Coconut Rainbow Strips or Watermelon Strips, Raspberries and Blackberries, or Creamy Mint Sticks, you are in luck! All of our summer candies are now available online and at each of our eight locations. So what are you waiting for!? Hop in your car and head to the Wockenfuss nearest you or head online and order your favorite summer candies without ever leaving your couch. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping. What could be easier?

Summer is right around the corner. So now is the perfect time to stock up on all of those Wockenfuss candies that you love. And you better hurry. You don’t want to miss out on any of these delicious treats for another year!

About 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. We also know a thing or two about what it takes to make a great state: people and traditions. That is why we are so proud to be a part of this Maryland tradition.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your family!

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