It’s Always Time for a Delicious Treat!
We hope you had a Happy Halloween and have a little extra pep in your step today with a pocketful of candy! Overall Halloween spending was predicted to be over $12.2 Billion in 2023, up 15% over last year. What does that say? PEOPLE LOVE CANDY! This is your friendly reminder that candy is a welcome treat all year long! It’s never too late to order up some candy gift certificates for your employees, partners, neighbors, clients and other stakeholders.
A Handful of Candy Facts
The average person in the United States eats about 24 pounds of candy per year.
Candy corn is the most popular Halloween candy in the United States. It was first invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of Wunderlee Candy Company.
The first gummy candies were made in Germany in 1922. They were called “Gummibärchen” and were shaped like bears.
Snickers was named after a horse. Frank and Ethel Mars, the founders of Mars, Inc., named the candy bar after their favorite horse.
The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry. He mixed cocoa powder with sugar and melted it down to create a moldable chocolate paste.
The first lollipop machine was invented in 1908 by George Smith. He used a hand-crank to make his “Prelo Pop.
The world’s largest chocolate bar weighed in at over 12,000 pounds. It was created by Lindt & Sprüngli in Italy in November 2014.
The world’s oldest candy company is still in operation today. NECCO (New England Confectionery Company) was founded in 1847.
The longest candy cane ever made was over 60 feet long. It was created in Alabama in 2002.
The first jelly beans were made in the early 1900s. They were made with a variety of flavors, including licorice, mint, and fruit.
White chocolate is not technically chocolate. It does not contain any cocoa solids, but is instead made with cocoa butter, milk solids, and sugar.
What are Candy Gift Certificates?
gThankYou! Candy Gift Certificates work as Manufacturer Coupons, just like the cents-off coupons everyone is used to redeeming. They are good for any type of candy products, any brand, and available in budget-friendly denominations of $5 and $10. Recipients redeem their candy vouchers at virtually any major U.S. grocery store chain.
Halloween is really just a reminder that a little sweet to eat is pretty special. This holiday either conjures up childhood memories or serves as a reminder of how well peanut butter cups pair with a dark cup of coffee. (We dare you to try it!) And, as you gear up for holiday giving, consider going beyond a turkey gift certificate and throw in an ice cream, pie, or candy gift certificate to round out the meal (candy cane and fudge season is approaching)!
Learn More about gThankYou
- Check out our Home Page
- See all our Gift Certificate Choices
- Watch our ‘About Us’ Video
- See what customers say in our Case Studies
- Look at our FAQ
- See our FREE customizable ‘thank you’ cards
- Reach us at 888-484-1658 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn More About gThankYou!