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Wockenfuss Candies’ Holiday Open House

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Wockenfuss Candies' Open HouseCandy is one of the best gifts you can give around the holidays and Wockenfuss Candies is ready to jumpstart your holiday shopping list. November 8-10 we are having our annual customer appreciation Holiday Open House. All candy and gift items will be 10% off of regular price! Holiday orders can be placed that weekend and picked up or shipped on any date in December.  All of our locations will be fully stocked with Christmas and holiday candy and gifts. Grab some milk chocolate snowmen, toy soldiers, and Santas for some great stocking stuffers. Reindeer corn and filled hard candy pillows are ideal for candy bowls during holiday parties as well.

Since our candy can be shipped anywhere in the U.S., you don’t have to worry about picking up the candy or reshipping it to friends or family across the country.. You can place your order at any time between November 8-10 to take advantage of the 10% customer appreciation discount. The best part is that you can choose when you want your purchase to be shipped, so if you’re purchasing for friends or family near or far, they can receive their gift exactly when you want them to. Let Wockenfuss take the difficulty of wrapping out of the equation for you, too. We can gift wrap before shipping free of charge! There’s nothing like receiving a specially selected box of candy or caramel apple from Wockenfuss to sweeten up any holiday.

Our location at North Plaza Shopping Center will also have several Hallmark Gold Crown promotions that weekend. Please visit any of our 8 locations or check out our seasonal candies on our website!

If you have any questions about Wockenfuss Candies’ customer appreciation Holiday Open House, please contact us 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 Flip Flop Fiasco in Ocean City, MD

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Ocean City is a great place to visit in the summer. There is a beautiful beach, a great boardwalk, delicious sweets and even a little bit of a flip flop mystery.

Jill is the main character in a new children’s book about Ocean City, Maryland and all of the fun things to do there on a warm summer day.   In The Flip Flop Fiasco, written by Marylander Denise Blum, Jill is enjoying a wonderful day at the beach until a seagull swoops down and steals her flip flop. As Jill searches for the seagull and her flip flop all through Ocean City she visits some of her favorite locations including Wockenfuss Candies on the boardwalk.

This wonderful children’s book can be purchased at any of the Wockenfuss locations in Ocean City:

  • Boardwalk & 1st Street
  • Boardwalk & 7th Street
  • White Marlin Mall – West Ocean City

The book can also be purchased on our website by clicking here.

This is the third children’s book that has been released by Mainstay Publishing about Ocean City. For additional information, contact Mainstay Publishing at 302-223-6636 or email publisher@mainstaypublishing.com.

Wockenfuss Candy is a local business dedicated to providing our customers with the best treats to satisfy their taste buds. Since 1915, we’ve been spreading the joy that chocolate can bring around Maryland and beyond.

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Fourth of July Snacks

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Our country’s Independence Day is this Thursday.  While a typical celebration includes fireworks and a BBQ, maybe this year it is time to step up the game and throw some delicious treats into the mix.

A way of adding a little bit of festivity to your Fourth of July celebration is to keep your desserts with the theme of the holiday. A great red, white, and blue treat is to create a Jelly Belly assortment. Jelly beans are an easy way to add some fun, festive cheer to any event or gathering. Instead of going through the tedious task of ordering an assortment and picking out the colors that are not related to the holiday, the jelly beans are sold by flavor so you can make sure to pick up the three colors which stand for liberty, freedom and justice.

Here at Wockenfuss, we are all about delighting your taste buds.  Since 1915, we have been spreading the joy that sweet treats can bring around Maryland and beyond.

Or why not try a Peanut Butter Kiss on a warm summer day? This delicious treat is only a seasonal item. Visit our website for more delicious goodies and tasty treats.

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Sweet Treats to Benefit the Environment

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Osprey is a type of bird that is sometimes known as a sea hawk, fish eagle or a fish hawk. The Osprey can be found in a variety of habitats as long as it is near a body of water that provides it with an adequate food supply. In Maryland, Ospreys can often be found nesting on the Chesapeake Bay. The Osprey commonly feeds on fish but here at Wockenfuss Candies, we have a new twist.

At Wockenfuss Candies, instead of a traditional Osprey nest fashioned out of twigs, we have created our own sweet version with pretzel pieces covered in milk chocolate and topped with a malted milk egg. Talk about delicious!

Aside from being a joy to your taste buds, our delicious Osprey nests also help protect the environment. Part of the proceeds from each sale goes to support the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. That means funds will go toward planting rain gardens, restoring waterways, caring for threatened species of birds, or safeguarding seals.

The delicious Osprey nest is sold at all of our Wockenfuss Candies locations in Ocean City:

  1. 1st Street and the Boardwalk
  2. 7th Street and the Boardwalk
  3. The White Marlin Mall in West Ocean City

Make sure to stop in and pick up one today!  Or call and we can ship them to you 1-888-282-0314.

Here at Wockenfuss, we are all about delighting your taste buds with our sweet treats. Since 1915, we have been spreading the joy that sweet treats can bring around Maryland and beyond. Why not try some salt water taffy on a warm summer day? This delicious treat reminds us of summer at the beach. Visit our website for more delicious goodies and tasty treats.

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Source:

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

The Great Sugar Debate

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

On May 21st, everyone’s favorite candy company, Wockenfuss Candies was mentioned on the cover of the Baltimore Sun. The article, which can be found here, discussed Baltimore’s candy-makers who are pressing congress to overturn a sugar policy, which has been in effect since the Great Depression.

In short, the sugar policy places restrictions on foreign sugar imports which is hurtful to small businesses like ourselves because it inflates the cost of making some of your favorite candies.

The debate between the sugar industry and consumers who purchase sugar by the truckload is expected to be presented in front of congress and be resolved this week.

Here at Wockenfuss Candies, we purchase about 40,000 pounds of sugar annually. The overturning of this bill would provide us with access to cheaper, imported sugar and level the playing field between big businesses and us (the Mom and Pop shops). On the other side of the argument, eliminating these restrictions could put domestic farmers out of business.

Wockenfuss Candies is not the only company who purchases sugar in large quantities. More than 190 other food manufactures in Maryland purchase large quantities of sugar annually.

Here at Wockenfuss, we are committed to making all your sweet dreams come true. Since 1915, we have been spreading the joy that candy can bring around Maryland and beyond. Why not pick up some of our delicious treats and put a smile on your face. We have eight delicious locations (with three in Ocean City) serving some of the finest sweet treats this summer – and all year long.

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Source:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-sugar-wars-20130521,0,4847468.story

April 21st is Chocolate Covered Cashew Day

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Have you heard the buzz around town? We’re crazy for cashews and you should be too. On Sunday, April 21st it is national chocolate covered cashew day! In order to prepare for this exciting cashew day, here are a few facts you may not have already known about the cashew:

  • Cashews were originally found in Brazil, Portuguese settlers spread cashew seeds to the east coast of Africa where the plants immediately took to the land, eventually crossing from Mozambique to Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Cashews are a great source of protein (5 grams in a ¼ cup), fiber, vitamin B and many other nutrients.
  • Pistachio, mango, cashew and poison ivy are in the same family.
  • The shell of the cashew nut is toxic, which is why the cashew is shelled before it is sold to consumers.
  • Cashew nuts are actually apple seeds, the cashew apple that is — a fruit that grows on trees in northeastern and coastal Brazil.
  • All nuts are rich in fats; but the cashew is the second least fatty nut, right after the pistachio.
  • Cashew Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to an increase in HDL “good” cholesterol and a decrease in LDL cholesterol.
  • When we think of healthy bones, we normally think of calcium, however, Cashews are very rich in magnesium, which is essential for good bone health. The magnesium also helps to sooth our nerves and keep migraine headaches in check.
  • The colloquial name for the cashew nut comes from the Portuguese name for the nut, caju.
  • Cashew nuts are often used as a substitute for milk or cream in vegan diets. Cashews are also used in cheese alternatives.

Make sure to stop in on Sunday to get your chocolate covered cashew fix. Or better yet, stop by any time at one of our 8 convenient locations to try some of our delicious candies and sweets.

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Sources:

Vegetarianspotlight.com healthy facts about cashews

Dark Chocolate: Hidden Surprises & Benefits

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

It is said that a glass of red wine with dinner is good for your health. Ever consider chomping on a square of dark chocolate to compliment it? It’s just as good for you and has benefits to your health you may have not even known. But before you break into that piece of delicious dark chocolate, consider this: Dark chocolate is a psychoactive food, containing over 300 chemical elements. This basically means when you bite down on that sweet morsel, you’re releasing a natural cocktail of benefits into your system!

Wockenfuss Jumbo Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

First off, dark chocolate is full of antioxidants. These antioxidants come in the form of “flavonoids” which act as antioxidants and help to get rid of free radicals which could cause oxidative damage to cells. These free radicals are the same ones that are implicated in certain types of cancer and the aging process. Do you look and feel younger? Maybe you’ve been getting your daily dose of dark chocolate! It’s not just cancer and signs of aging that dark chocolate prevents, research has shown that it helps with high blood pressure and heart disease, too. Who knew you could prevent so many diseases with such a tasty treat?

Dark chocolate can lower blood pressure with the help of plant phenols. Also known as cocoa phenols, these compounds are known to lower blood pressure. So, if anyone asks, you’re lowering your blood pressure (and concurrently savoring the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of dark chocolate)!

It can be good for your teeth, too. Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which can harden tooth enamel. This can, along with proper dental hygiene, reduce the risk of cavities. Which makes it a very rare candy indeed! Theobromine is also a mild stimulant in case you need an extra pep in your step. The very same chemical has been reported to suppress coughs. Out of cough drops? Reach for some tantalizing dark chocolate!

What about vitamins and minerals? Dark chocolate again has you covered! It is high in concentration of:

  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Iron

And that’s just to name a few. All of these minerals are essential in fighting against stroke, cardiovascular ailments, anemia and it even can prevent type 2 Diabetes!

Wockenfuss Dark Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple

Here at Wockenfuss, we’re all about this healthy wonder chocolate. Since 1915, we’ve been spreading the joy that chocolate can bring around Maryland and beyond. Why not try a dark chocolate caramel apple to go along with that glass of red wine? Or better yet, order an assortment of some of your favorite kinds of chocolate. Visit our website for more chocolate-related paraphernalia and tasty treats.

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Sources:

Dark Chocolate is Healthy Chocolate, WebMD

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate, Enjoy Dark Chocolate.com

6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate, Fit Day

 

Why Do Sweet and Salty Taste so Good Together?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

For some, it’s a moment of brilliant self-realization. For others, a sacred piece of passed down knowledge.

We’re talking about the first time you discover the dynamic duo of sweetness and saltiness. Maybe you get your fix from chocolate covered pretzels, or perhaps you fall prey to the nut and chocolate combo: cashew bark, almond butter crunch, rocky road – the list goes on. Whatever the case may be, once you discover the yin and yang of sweet and salty – that delicate balancing act in which opposite flavors come together to form a synergistic whole – nothing is the same anymore.

What you might not have realized, though, is that there is a science to why sweet and salty taste so good together. Each of your taste buds have between 50 and 100 taste cells, which respond to different flavors. Said flavors, like sweetness, are perceived when sugar and a sweet receptor protein come into contact with one another, causing the sweet cell to send a signal to the brain, which then understands the taste of the food to be sweet.

Just a couple years ago, researchers uncovered a new sugar receptor, previously thought to exist only in the gut. The study on the matter, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, identified the receptor as SGLT1, which transports sugars into cells only in the presence of sodium. We suspect this might have a little something to do with why sweetness is complimented so well by saltiness, and all we can say is, “Thank you, SGLT1.”

At Wockenfuss Candies, we wholeheartedly support the marriage of sweet and salty: that’s why so many of our specialties combine chocolate with something a tad bit salty. Let us remind you why you love this pair: order some of our delights online today, or pick up a sample at one of our candy shops in Maryland. Then sit back and give thanks for the moment you first discovered the wonder of sweet and salty foods.

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Sources:

Scientists Find Why Sweet and Salty Pair So Sweetly

Seasonal Delights: Easter Candy from Baltimore Candy Shop

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Bunnies hopping around backyards like a game of connect-the-dot, chicks breaking out of their shells, flowers bringing color to the lackluster winter landscape: all of these are things we expect to happen with the change of seasons.

But oftentimes, springtime seems slow to start. Retailers advertise sundresses to be worn by little girls on Easter and Passover, but the weather is rarely warm enough to justify bare arms and legs. Bulbs might bloom and then wither away quickly after a damaging frost. No matter how hard you try to will the end of winter to come, it takes its time leaving the building.

Don’t worry: we have a way to get you excited for spring and the warm weather to come – and it doesn’t require putting on shorts, wishfully hoping for sunshine the day after a snowstorm. It involves eating chocolate. Lots and lots chocolate. And fruity candy, too, because what’s spring without a taste of the fruits that will soon be harvested?

Here are a few of our seasonal specials – whether you celebrate Easter or not, we think these sweet treats will be hard to resist.

Easter Bunnies

We think they look like they hopped right out of a page from one of Beatrix Potter’s books. Choose from milk, dark, or white chocolate, and put a little spring in your step with these solid chocolate delights.

Easter Eggs

Some people like their eggs scrambled. Some overeasy. Others hardboiled. We prefer to ditch the traditional eggs and opt for pure chocolate goodness instead. Well, chocolate goodness filled with cream, nuts, peanut butter, and the like.

Jelly Beans

How can you not be jealous of someone next to you munching on jelly beans? A classic through and through, we’ve got plenty of these fruity candies to choose from.

 

Wockenfuss Candies is happy to help you greet spring with our seasonal Easter candy – order your Easter candy online today, or stop by one of our shops to start filling your baskets!

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Wockenfuss Candies Celebrates National Peanut Cluster Day

Friday, March 15th, 2013

We might just be a little nuts for nuts: Peanut Clusters, Peanut Brittle, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs, Peanut Butter Cream, Peanut covered Candy Apples, Peanut Blocks, Peanut Butter Crisps – you get the idea, don’t you? This past Friday, March 8th, was National Peanut Cluster Day, and in celebration, Wockenfuss Candies was featured in a segment on the entertainment news show, The List.

Check out their feature here to catch a sneak peek inside our chocolate factory and see our chocolatiers in action, just in case you missed our first annual customer appreciation tour this past weekend.

While you’re at it, here’s a little secret about chocolate and nuts that makes them pair together even better than usual: the Spanish peanut packs a lot more punch than most, giving added flavor to the prized peanut-chocolate combo.

Miss out on your chance to make merry on National Peanut Cluster Day? No problem. Here are a few other upcoming national candy holidays as outlined by the National Confections Association to help sweeten the spring season:

March

  • 3rd week – American Chocolate Week
  • 19th – National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • 24th – National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day

April

  • 12th – National Licorice Day
  • 21st – National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
  • 22nd – National Jelly Bean Day

May

  • 12th – National Nutty Fudge Day
  • 15th – National Chocolate Chip Day
  • 23rd – National Taffy Day

At Wockenfuss, we celebrate candy 365 days of the year: order online or stop by one of our eight locations in Maryland to join in on the party.

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Sources:

8 ways to celebrate National Peanut Cluster Day

Candy Holidays