A Taste of Maryland

August 3rd, 2015
Care package from Maryland

Nothing says “we love you” like sending someone a taste of Maryland!

Whether you’re putting together a birthday gift, sending a care package, or just wanting to send something to a loved one in another state, Wockenfuss Candies has the perfect selection for you. Read the rest of this entry »

History of a Sweet Treat: Chocolate

July 22nd, 2015
History of Chocolate

Chocolate has a long regal history. It was once reserved for Kings and Nobles. Are you regal enough to enjoy this sweet treat? If not, that’s fine, we won’t tell!

Did you know that chocolate was not originally served in bar form? Who invented chocolate? Was it always sweet or was it bitter? Let’s go over the history of this sweet treat before we run to the nearest Wockenfuss Candies – how about a box of truffles for the road? Read the rest of this entry »

Delicious Duos

July 15th, 2015
Be rebellious and try something salty with your sweet!

Be rebellious and try something salty with your sweet!

Your parents spend your entire childhood telling you what flavors go together. And then you realize that salty and sweet are your two favorite flavor color combination. At Wockenfuss, we encourage you to play with your food and to try new flavor combinations. We do it all the time! Read the rest of this entry »

Enough Options to Drive You Daffy

July 8th, 2015
At Wockenfuss, there are so many options to choose from!

At Wockenfuss, there are so many options to choose from!

When you first walk into a Wockenfuss location, your senses are overwhelmed by the smell of candy. From the creamy chocolates to the large selection of gummies, your mind goes wild with the choices. At Wockenfuss the sweet options never end, even if you can’t decide what you want. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer is for Dreamers

June 30th, 2015
Nostalgic candy is best served in the summer!

Nostalgic candy is best served in the summer!

When you think of the word “summer”, it brings back memories of sun-soaked beaches, vacations with your family, long road trips, and favorite childhood candy. The feeling you had eating taffy on the Ocean City boardwalk or a nonpareil pop on the way home from White Marsh Mall doesn’t have to end now that you’re an adult. Read the rest of this entry »

A Tall Taffy Tale: The Origins of Salt Water Taffy

June 25th, 2015
salt water taffy

Salt water taffy can trace its origins back to a terrible storm.

As we draw closer to the official start date of summer, beaches and boardwalks are bustling! Visitors long for nostalgic favorites like salt water taffy, associating it with sunny days spent by the water, and Wockenfuss happily delivers. We’ve got a little secret, though. Salt water taffy has a muddled history, but one thing is certain: salt water taffy doesn’t have salt water in it at all. While salt and water are often ingredients in your average recipe for salt water taffy, they aren’t primary ingredients, and they don’t create that signature taste. So how did the unofficial candy of summer get its name? Read the rest of this entry »

Candy Curiosities: The Science of Cooking Sugar

June 18th, 2015
candy cooking temperature

When cooked at different temperatures, a mixture of sugar and water can produce your candy favorites.

Turning water and sugar into a delicious lollipop is no simple feat. Cooking sugar is a delicate art, and the process is quite involved. Different temperatures correspond to different sugary outcomes, and in order to be true master of all things syrup, fudge, and sucker, you’ve got to know your stuff. For candy lovers with a budding curiosity, or aspiring candy makers, here are the basics. Read the rest of this entry »

Pretzels: A Tasty Twisted Tale

June 12th, 2015
chocolate covered pretzels

Do you know who put the twist in your salty sweet favorites? Pretzels have quite the history.

Pretzels may seem like all-American bar fare, but one look at the history of these savory snacks and you’ll see that they’re so much more. When delving into the origin story of pretzels, your journey will lead you all the way back to 610 A.D. somewhere in Europe. Some stories say Italy; others attribute the treat to Germany or France. One thing is certain: the pretzel has taken quite a journey through time and space to make its way to the shelves at Wockenfuss Candies. Read the rest of this entry »

Medicinal Marshmallows? A History of Your Favorite Candy

June 5th, 2015
marshmallow

The marshmallow flower is the source of the sticky sap used in the world’s first marshmallows.

If you’re a marshmallow lover, you’ve probably savored a peep or two in your life, or enjoyed a flaming hot s’more over a campfire. Marshmallows are certainly a favorite of Americans, but you might be surprised to learn that their origins aren’t American at all. The marshmallow that we know and love today traces its roots all the way back to ancient Egypt, and may seem like a far cry from the candy confection you adore. Marshmallows have come a long way, and Wockenfuss is here to tell you every detail of the delectable story. Read the rest of this entry »

Gummi Bears: A Historical Tale

May 29th, 2015
Gummi Bear history

Gummi bears have a long and storied history spanning continents. Now we have our own version.

In 1922, German-born Hans Riegel stumbled upon gold: not the expensive metal, but rather the original gummi bears, which he called Gold Bears. Although their origins are humble, gummi bears are now a sugary staple, enjoyed in many flavors and with gummi cousins in all shapes and sizes – worms, frogs, and even kids. Read the rest of this entry »