Christmas Lollipops Available Online and In Stores

December 16th, 2014

Christmas LollipopsIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

The tree is adorned with ornaments and tinsel, the house is bright with colorful lights, and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Christmas is right around the corner. Have you finished your holiday shopping?

It can be tough to get all of your shopping done before December 25th, especially if you have young children. When are you supposed to get all of that shopping done? Your kids are with you seven days a week, 24 hours a day…and that is if you don’t have another full-time job. We say “another” because, parenting, itself, is a full-time job, right?

Fortunately, Wockenfuss Candies has the solution to your holiday shopping woes…at least some of your holiday shopping woes. All of our Christmas candy is not only available in our many stores throughout Maryland, but also online. So now you don’t have to deal with the packed parking lots, crowded aisles, and checkout lines a mile long. You can buy all of the stocking stuffers you need, right from the comfort of your own couch.

What could be easier?

Christmas Lollipops Available Online and In Stores

Wockenfuss carries a wide variety of Christmas candy online, including a delicious selection of Christmas lollipops. We also carry a full line of Christmas chocolates, hard candies and gummies. But perhaps best of all, each and every one of our candies is not only available in stores, but also online at www.WockenfussCandies.com. Simply hover over “Seasonal” and choose from our selection of Christmas candies. We promise you will not be disappointed.

Please allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

Happy Holidays from Wockenfuss!

Wockenfuss is a family owned business, now in its fifth generation of candy-making. As a family owned business, we know what it takes to make a great Christmas. It’s not the gifts. It’s not even the Christmas candy. It’s family and friends that make Christmas special. The candy is just an added bonus. A really tasty bonus!

If you have any questions about how to order Christmas 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!

Reindeer Corn: A Christmas Twist on a Popular Halloween Treat

December 9th, 2014

Reindeer CornCandy corn has long been considered a Halloween candy. There is even a National Candy Corn Day…the day before Halloween (duh!). And Americans love this tasty treat, consuming an incredible 35 million pounds annually. That’s about nine billion pieces of candy corn.

The History of Candy Corn

Candy corn was invented by George Renninger, a candymaker from Philadelphia, sometime in the 1880s. However, candy corn did not become popular until the 20th century when Jelly Belly Candy Co., then Goelitz Confectionery Company, began to mass-produce candy corn. Except back then it wasn’t known as candy corn, it was called “Chicken Feed.” The candy’s slogan: “something worth crowing for.”

A Christmas Twist on a Popular Halloween Treat

It’s a shame that candy corn is a strictly Halloween-related candy, right? Well, not anymore!

Wockenfuss Candies and Jelly Belly have put a Christmas twist on this popular Halloween treat: Reindeer Corn. Sealed in 8 oz. bags for freshness, Reindeer Corn is great for stocking stuffers, or just snacking on while you wait for Santa and his flying reindeer to visit your home. Either way, it’s a win-win: it’s the holiday season and you get to enjoy some delicious candy. What could be better?

Buy Reindeer Corn and Other Holiday Treats 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 Christmas candy. We carry a wide variety of Christmas treats, including, chocolates, lollipops, and hard candies, which include Reindeer Corn. Best of all, each and every one of our Christmas treats is available online at WockenfussCandies.com. Just hover over “Seasonal” and choose from our selection of Christmas chocolates, lollipops, and hard candies. We promise you will not be disappointed.

Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

Happy Holidays from Wockenfuss!

If you have any questions about how to order Christmas 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!

Order Christmas Candy Online, Save Time and Money

December 3rd, 2014

Christmas Candy Online

Being Santa Claus isn’t easy, especially in today’s increasingly technical world. Gone are the days of wooden rocking horses and toy soldiers. Now kids want the latest and greatest video gaming system. Do you know just how long it takes an elf to make a Playstation 4? Sheesh! Most elves need a Computer Science degree just to make toys nowadays. And this has really slowed down production at the North Pole. Fortunately, Wockenfuss Candies has made it easier than ever to buy Christmas Candy online, allowing Santa and all of his little helpers to stay on track this holiday season.

Order Christmas Candy Online

Wockenfuss carries a wide variety of Christmas candy online, from Milk Chocolate Foil Santas, Snowmen, Presents, Polar Bears, and Toy Soldiers to Christmas lollipops, Reindeer Corn, and so much more. All of our candy is available in our stores – Click Here to find the Wockenfuss nearest you – or online. Just go to www.WockenfussCandies.com, hover over “Seasonal” and choose from our selection of Christmas chocolates, lollipops, and hard candies. When you find what you want, 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 Christmas candy delivered to your door in 3-6 business days.

Happy Holidays 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 Christmas candy.

How Stockings Came to Be a Christmas Tradition

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Every year since you were little you’ve hung stockings over the fireplace (or elsewhere if you did not have a fireplace). Every year you have done the same thing, but why? Where did this bizarre tradition come from? Unfortunately, no one knows for sure. But there are a few theories. And here is one of them…

There once was a very poor man with three daughters. With no money for dowries, the man feared his daughters would never marry good men. Hearing of this, St. Nicholas of Myra devised a plan. He knew that the father would never accept money, so, instead, St. Nicholas climbed to the top of the family’s home late one night and dropped gold coins down the chimney.

Meanwhile, the three daughters had just finished the day’s laundry and decided to hang their stockings by the fire to dry. The next morning, to everyone’s surprise, the stockings were filled with gold coins, enough money to make each daughter a generous dowry.

As you can imagine, word quickly spread about this holiday miracle. And more and more families began to hang their stockings by the fireplace hoping St. Nicholas would pay them a visit…

The End.

If you have any questions about how to order Christmas 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!

Buy Chocolate Coins (Hanukkah Gelt) Online with Wockenfuss Candies

November 24th, 2014

Chocolate CoinsAs a child during the Christmas or Hanukkah season, there was nothing quite as exciting as receiving those delicious Chocolate Coins. Okay, maybe you liked your presents a little more, but that milk chocolate currency was certainly number two on your list. Though they are a simple treat (it’s just chocolate covered in gold foil), chocolate coins have been a favorite of children everywhere for quite some time. But when did this tradition first start?

The History of Chocolate Coins

  1. Christmas Coins: It is all thought to have started with Saint Nicholas, the bishop of Myra in Lycia. While there is no actual documentation, there are many legends of Saint Nicholas’ kindness towards children. One night, it is said that Saint Nicholas dropped bags of coins down chimneys throughout town (some fell into stockings, which were hung up to dry), a tradition that would continue every year. Voila! The firststocking stuffers!As you can imagine, this is also said to be one of the origins of Santa Claus.
  2. Hanukkah Gelt: The tradition of giving Hanukkah gelt (money) is a long standing tradition, dating back to 17th century Poland. Parents would give their children money to distribute to their teachers. Over time, children began demanding their own money (go figure!) and parents started distributing coins to their children as well. By the 20th century, American chocolatiers began creating chocolate gelt. In the 1920s, Loft’s produced the first chocolate coins wrapped foil and a tradition was born!

Buy Chocolate Coins Online with Wockenfuss Candies

Our highly-detailed, solid premium chocolate coins are perfect for pirate loot, party favors, balloon weights, Hanukkah gelt, or stocking stuffers. Best of all, these candies and all of our other delectable delights are not only available in our stores, but also 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.

If you have any questions about ordering Chocolate Coins (Hanukkah Gelt) 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!

Thanksgiving Candy Will Have Your Children Giving Thanks!

November 18th, 2014

Thanksgiving CandyFood, family, and football: the three “F’s” of Thanksgiving. For many adults, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. There is nothing quite like stuffing yourself full of…well, stuffing and relaxing on the couch while watching football. If that’s not living the American Dream, we don’t know what is. The only problem: children are not as easily amused. They do not want to sit in front of a television for hours watching football. They want to run around and have fun. So how do you entertain your children so you can relax and enjoy the game?

Keeping Children Entertained This Thanksgiving

Below you will find several great ways to keep your children entertained this Turkey Day, allowing you and the other adults to sit back, relax, and enjoy that bellow full of food.

Make the Kid’s Table Cool

Unless you want your children fussing throughout dinner, you need to make the kid’s table seem like the cool place to be, not a punishment. Too often, kids – especially teens and pre-teens – feel relegated to the kid’s table. But your children shouldn’t feel like second class citizens. So do your best to make the kid’s table feel less like…well, the kid’s table.

Thanksgiving Candy Will Have Your Children Giving Thanks!

Who said you can’t bribe your children? That’s one of the reasons candy exists, right? Well, not quite, but it’s definitely a happy benefit. Kids love candy and, in most cases, will do just about anything for more of it. So, when dinner is over, give your children some candy…if they promise to be good.

Provide a Distraction

Of course, candy only goes so far. You will need to provide some sort of distraction: toys, crafts, movies, or video games. The children will be entertained and you will be able to watch the game in peace. That’s what we call a win-win.

Thanksgiving Candy from Wockenfuss

Now in its fifth generation of candy-making, Wockenfuss is one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland. So we know a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy. And as a family owned and operated business, we know a thing or two about what it takes to make a great Thanksgiving, as well. This is why we are proud to offer several Thanksgiving-themed chocolates sure to make your Turkey Day special: Milk Chocolate Turkey Flats and Milk Chocolate Turkey Pop.

All of our delicious chocolate and candy treats available at our eight convenient locations, and online. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

If you have any questions about how to order Thanksgiving 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!

Holiday Planning Tips for Busy Mothers

November 13th, 2014

Holiday-Planning-Busy-MothersBusy mothers: sounds a bit redundant, doesn’t it? What mother isn’t busy? Between the kids, work, and the house, you barely have enough time to breathe, let alone plan the perfect Christmas or Hanukkah. And let’s not forget about Thanksgiving. You have an entire Thanksgiving feast to plan, shop for, and cook in between shopping and holiday planning. Yikes! What is a mother to do?

Holiday Planning Tips for Busy Mothers

Take a deep breath and let us help you plan out the holiday season, because, let’s face it, without proper planning the holiday season is anything but a holiday. You can do this!

Start Shopping Early

If you have a large family, holiday shopping can be quite a chore.

Many retailers already have their Christmas decorations out, so why not start your holiday shopping? The early you start shopping, the less you will have to do right around the holidays, when the stores are packed and the checkout lines seem to go on forever. So do yourself a favor and get to work early. This will also help you spread the cost of gifts out over several weeks or even several months.

Christmas Cards

When it comes to your Christmas cards, it is best to get started early, especially if you are printing custom cards. So spend the next week or so designing and ordering your cards. Then you can send them out soon after Thanksgiving. Don’t procrastinate.

Order Stocking Stuffers and Hanukkah Gelt 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. We also know a thing or two about what it takes to make a great family event. That’s why we make holiday planning and buying candy quick and easy. You never even have to leave the comfort of your very own couch. You’re welcome, mom! Simply head to www.wockenfusscandies.com, hover over the tab labeled “seasonal” and start ordering. Wockenfuss has all of the Christmas chocolates, lollipops, hard candy, and Hanukkah gelt you need to make the holidays special.

Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

Don’t Be Afraid to Delegate

No one said you have to do everything yourself. So do yourself a favor and delegate! This is especially handy if your children are older. You can have them help decorate, address envelopes for holiday cards, go grocery shopping, or do normal, everyday chores to help you free up some time to focus on the holidays.

Be sure to get the whole family involved in the holiday preparations.

Have Fun!

If you have any questions about how to order Holiday 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!

Thanksgiving Candy: Yea…It’s a Thing!

November 5th, 2014

Thanksgiving CandyHalloween may be over, but fortunately candy season is in full swing. You know October means Halloween candy (Duh!), December means Christmas and Hanukkah candy, but what about November? Well, Wockenfuss Candies has a line of Thanksgiving Candy. Yea…it’s a thing!

Family, Food, Football, and CANDY!

Thanksgiving Candy from Wockenfuss

Now in its fifth generation of candy-making, Wockenfuss knows a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy. We are proud to be one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland, and we are proud to offer several Thanksgiving-themed chocolates sure to make your Turkey Day special: Milk Chocolate Turkey Flats and Milk Chocolate Turkey Pop.

All of our delicious chocolate and candy treats available at our eight convenient locations, and online. Just allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

The History of Thanksgiving

Native Americans had always held ceremonies to give thanks for a successful harvest and to ask for good fortune for the coming winter. The same is true for people in England and throughout Europe. A successful harvest is and was means to celebrate. So it is no surprise that when the Pilgrims and Puritans came to North America they brought these traditions with them, traditions that would eventually blend with native traditions.

Did You Know that Florida, Texas, Maine, and Virginia each claim to be home to the first Thanksgiving? It’s true. And each has documents supporting its claim. In fact, Spanish explorers and other English Colonists celebrated religious services of thanksgiving years before Mayflower ever landed on Plymouth Rock. So why do we associate the first Thanksgiving with Pilgrims and Wampanoag?

According to James W. Baker, author of Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday, the 3-day event in Plymouth in the fall of 1621 was “the historical birth of the American Thanksgiving holiday.”

The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag were not identified with Thanksgiving until roughly 1900. Just as Thanksgiving was gaining nationally attention, after President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving 37 years prior (there were actually two that year), two publications helped solidify the Pilgrims and Wampanoag as part of the Thanksgiving culture. Longfellow’s best-selling poem The Courtship of Miles Standish (1848) and Governor Bradford’s lost manuscript Of Plimoth Plantation (1855) helped spur the wave of music, literature, and popular Thanksgiving art centered on the Pilgrims and Wampanoag.

By the beginning of the 20th century, the Pilgrims had become synonymous with Thanksgiving.

Fun Fact: While President Lincoln declared the first National Thanksgiving in 1843, the national holiday was not officially established on the fourth Thursday each November until 1941 by Congress.

If you have any questions about how to order Thanksgiving 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!

Last Minute Halloween Candy without the Hassel

October 30th, 2014

Halloween CandyHalloween is less than a week away. Yikes! There is still so much to do: decorations to be hung, costumes to be finished, and candy to be eaten…I mean bought. But there is one problem. You run to the store and come to a horrible realization. All of the good candy is gone! Dun dun dun!  It’s like a horror movie in the candy aisle. Empty bags litter the ground. Candy wrappers are everywhere. The horror! But you have bigger problems. You NEED Halloween candy and you need it now, but how?

Last Minute Halloween Candy without the Hassel

Wockenfuss Candies makes buying Halloween candy quick and simple. Just head to wockenfusscandies.com to get started. We offer a complete line of specialty Halloween candy guaranteed to please all of those adorable ghosts and goblins who come trick-or-treating this year. We have all of your favorites: Candy Corn, Gummi Pumpkins, Mini Chocolate Monsters, Sour Jelly Bats, and so much more! Best of all, you can order your Halloween candy online and pick it up from one of our many convenient locations…just in time for Halloween.

Click Here to 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, simply input your billing information, sit back, and relax. What could be easier? All treats…no tricks

Happy Halloween from Wockenfuss!

Now in its fifth generation of candy-making – making us one of the oldest candy makers in Maryland – Wockenfuss knows a thing or two about what it takes to make great candy. All of our delicious chocolate and candy treats available at our eight convenient locations, and online.

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

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!