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Order Handmade Peanut Brittle Online at Wockenfuss Candies

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Peanut Brittle OnlineDelicious. Crunchy. Peanut Butter-y. These are the words often used to describe everyone’s favorite salty, yet sweet treat:  Peanut Brittle.

The History of Peanut Brittle

While no one knows the true history of peanut brittle, there are several theories and a few legends as well. One such story dates the origins of this salty sweet candy back to 1890. As the legend goes, a woman living in the South was trying to make taffy, but mixed up her ingredients. Instead of adding cream of tartar, she accidently added backing soda. Realizing her mistake, she took a taste. Needless to say, she was quite delighted with her new “taffy.” Then she made a bold decision. She added peanuts. The result: the very first Peanut Brittle! Of course, this is just one legend.

Others date peanut brittle back to the Celts.

As the story goes, people began adding syrup to their peanuts to make them sweeter. And when Irish immigrants first came to America, they brought their peanut brittle recipes with them and it quickly caught on, especially with the popularity of peanuts in the South.

A slightly more fantastical story goes as follows. Tony Beaver, a Paul Bunyan-esque lumberjack folk hero, stopped a flood by dumping peanuts and molasses into a river. Not only did he stop the flood and save the nearby townspeople, but he also invented peanut brittle at the very same time. That’s what we like to call a win-win!

No matter how peanut brittle got its start, one thing is for sure. You love peanut brittle and you have a craving for that salty sweet goodness. Fortunately, Wockenfuss Candies has you covered.

Order Handmade Peanut Brittle Online at Wockenfuss Candies

Wockenfuss Candies is proud to be one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. And while the world is a little different then when we first started making candy, we feel we have found the perfect balance of old school candy making and new school business. We still make out peanut brittle the old-fashioned way – by hand – but it is now available to purchase online. It doesn’t get much better than that.

If you have any questions about ordering Peanut Brittle 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!

Ever wanted to know the History of Lollipops? Wockenfuss has you covered.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

History of LollipopsAs a child, going to the doctor is an experience you always dreaded. You were poked and prodded and then there were the needles. Aaaah! Fortunately, there was a silver lining: Lollipops. When all was said and done, that big scary doctor reached down and handed you your favorite delicious treat on a stick. It instantly made everything better. As an adult, lollipops may no longer hold the same mystical power, but that doesn’t mean you love them any less. But where did they come from? What is the History of Lollipops?

Some people believe you have the caveman to thank for the lollipops of today. You see, thousands of years ago people collected honey from beehives using sticks. Yum! Fast forward a few years and the ancient Chinese, Arabs, and Egyptians began producing fruit and nut confections that they “candied” in honey. And guess what else they did? If you guessed “put it on a stick,” you are right!

As for the first modern lollipop, you can probably thank the English. In the 17th Century, the English enjoyed boiled sugar candy treats on sticks, which made the candies easier to eat. This is also thought to be the time when the term lollipop was first coined. In Northern England, “lolly” means tongue and “pop” meant slap. So lollipop literally means “tongue slap.” However, the term “lollipop” would not be trademarked until 1931.

In 1908, the Racine Confectionary Machine Company introduced a machine that put hard candy on the ends of sticks: 2,400 sticks per hour to be exact. Viola! The lollipop as we know it.

Lollipops from Wockenfuss

Do you suddenly have a craving for lollipops? Who could blame you? Fortunately, Wockenfuss Candies has you covered. Our line of lollipops is sure to bring a smile to your face. Our Assorted Crystal Sticks, delicious rock candy swizzle sticks, are a personal favorite. And then there are our Jelly Belly Lollibean Pops. Each one is shaped like a jellybean.

We also have several milk chocolate lollipops: Milk Chocolate Nonpareil Pop, Milk Chocolate Crab Pop, and our Milk Chocolate Lacrosse Pop.

Wockenfuss has been a Maryland tradition since 1915.

If you have any questions about ordering 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!

The Most Popular Summer Candies

Wednesday, 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!

Wockenfuss Summer Specialty Candy is now available!

Monday, 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!

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.

When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

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.

When you are not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

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.

When you are not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

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.

When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

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.

When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!

Sources:

Vegetarianspotlight.com healthy facts about cashews