Valentine’s Day Chocolates from Wockenfuss

January 23rd, 2015

Valentine’s Day ChocolatesValentine’s Day is closer than you think. And unless you want to spend your Valentine’s Day in the dog house, it is important to buy the perfect gift – maybe some delicious Valentine’s Day Chocolates- for that special someone in your life.

Valentine’s Day Chocolates from Wockenfuss

Wockenfuss is a family owned business, now in its fifth generation of candy-making. As a family owned business, and one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore, we know what it takes to make a great Valentine’s Day. So let us help make your special day even more special.

Wockenfuss carries a wide variety of Valentine’s Day candies, from milk chocolate and dark chocolate foil hearts to milk chocolate nonpareil heart flats, milk chocolate lady bugs, and more. And don’t forget about our hand-packed assorted chocolates. Yum! Best of all, each and every one of our Valentine’s Day candies is available online. Simply hover over “Seasonal” and choose from our selection of holiday goodies.

Please allow 3-6 business days for shipping.

Why Valentine’s Day Chocolates? How Did the Tradition Begin?

There are two primary presents associated with Valentine’s Day: flowers and, more importantly, chocolates. But why? How did this tradition begin? Well, according to some historians you can thank the Aztecs, who once referred to chocolate as the “food of the gods.” Then, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, he liked chocolate so much that he brought it back with him to Spain. This new delicacy quickly made its way throughout European aristocracy, before making its way to the masses.

However, it was not until 1861 that Richard Cadbury created the first ever heart-shaped box for Valentine’s Day, forever linking everyone’s favorite romantic holiday with everyone’s favorite tasty treat. The rest, as they say, is history.

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

  1. While women purchase most of the chocolate 364 days a year (75%), the complete opposite is true on Valentines, when men account for about 75% of all chocolate sales.
  2. The average yearly Valentine’s Day spending comes in at a whopping $18.6 Billion. People will spend $1.6 Billion on chocolates and candies, $1.9 Billion on flowers, and $4.4 Billion on jewelry.
  3. Approximately 151 Million Valentine’s Day cards will be exchanged this February 14th.
  4. The average person spends $130.97 annually on Valentine’s Day

If you have any questions about Valentine’s Day Chocolates from Wockenfuss, 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!

Fundraising with Wockenfuss Candies

January 17th, 2015

Fundraising with Wockenfuss CandiesThe New Year isn’t just a time to lose weight and get in shape. For organizations, the New Year is…well, time to think about the New Year. More specifically, January marks the beginning of another exciting year of fun, of adventure, and of financial responsibilities.

Whether you represent a local school, baseball or softball association, youth group, or whatever, there are expenses to consider. How are you going to pay for that field trip to the National Aquarium? How are you going to afford that baseball tournament in Cooperstown? How are you going to manage that camping trip to [insert state park]? There are dozens upon dozens of financial obligations that you have to cover and your current operating budget just doesn’t have enough funds to cover them all.

The solution: Fundraising.

Fundraising is a great way to supplement an organization’s budget without putting the financial burden solely on the shoulders of its members.

Fundraising with Wockenfuss Candies

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 running a successful organization. This knowledge has helped us craft a fundraising program designed to benefit organizations like yours and allow you to raise the funds needed to fulfil your yearly goals. Click Here to view our fundraising brochure.

Wockenfuss Candies fundraising is easy and profitable!

Our fundraising program is available to any charitable and/or non-profit organizations in the Baltimore Metropolitan area that are registered with the IRS under a 501-C3 status.

  1. 2014 Fall program available May 1st – November 1st.
  2. 2015 Spring program (with Easter insert) available January 1st – March 13th.

Please contact with any additional questions at 410.483.4414 or marketing@wockenfusscandies.com.

If you have any questions about Fundraising with Wockenfuss Candies, please contact Carol by calling 410.483.4414 or email marketing@wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

Lose Weight without Losing Those Sweets

January 9th, 2015

Lose Weight without Losing Those Sweets2014 is quickly coming to an end, and you know what that means: New Year’s resolutions. This is the time of year when people vow to eat better, get in shape, and lose weight. So you ditch the sweets and hit the gym. Two weeks later, you have ditched the gym and hit the sweets. It’s just so hard to say no to those delicious chocolates, creamy fudge, and yummy caramel goodies. But what if you didn’t have to lose the sweets to lose those unwanted pounds?

Lose Weight without Losing Those Sweets

While candies, chocolates, and other sweets tend to be high in calories, that doesn’t mean you have to ditch them altogether to lose a few pounds. In fact, cutting sweets out of your diet completely could spell disaster, especially if you have a particularly vivacious sweet tooth. The trick is to combine exercise with better eating habits.

Everything in Moderation

You don’t have to lose those sweets completely. You just have to limit the amount of sweets you eat. You can’t eat chocolates and caramel all the time, but it’s perfectly healthy to enjoy a few gummi bears or licorice twists from time to time. Just make sure “a few” doesn’t turn into a few handfuls.

“Everyone should allow themselves a daily treat because there is no reason why a 100- or 200-calorie snack can’t fit into a healthy diet” says nutrition expert Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD.

Limit Temptations

They say variety is the spice of life, but it is also the biggest pitfall of any good diet. The more temptations you have in your home, the easier it is to give in and stray from your diet.

“Kids and adults gravitate to treats, so limit what you bring into the house to reduce temptation,” advises Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD.

Restrict the treats in your home to only a few of your favorites. Your cabinet shouldn’t look like the candy aisle at your local grocery store.

Be Smart

Whether you prefer dessert after dinner or an afternoon treat, sweets can be part of a balanced diet…as long as you pay attention to frequency and portion size. Remember, everything in moderation.

If you have any questions about how to Lose Weight without Losing Those Sweets, 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!

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!