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April Candy Newsletter

April 26, 2024

Welcome back to Sweet Thoughts from All City Candy! This month, we're diving into the delightful world of candy crafts and cocktails. Join us as we explore fun holidays in April and uncover the history behind gummy bears and jelly beans. Grab some Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids and join in the fun!
Gummy Bears

Did you know that Gummy Bears originated in Germany? In 1922, Hans Riegel, the founder of Haribo, created the Dancing Bear. These original bears were distinct from the classic Gold Bears we cherish today, being larger yet slimmer


The origin of Jelly Beans remains a mystery. It wasn’t until the 1930s that they became closely linked with Easter. The exact reason for this association remains unclear, but it's often attributed to their egg-like shape.


Sour Patch Slushy

Honestly, I was totally surprised by how awesome this drink turned out. I mean, I thought it would be alright, but it's seriously next-level! It's definitely going to be the go-to summer drink from now on! And hey, with those strawberry and lemon sour patch kids we have, I bet you could whip up some killer cocktails with those too. Plus, this recipe is pretty easy, and if you ignore the time it takes to infuse the vodka, it's pretty quick too!



  1. Add Sour Patch Kids and vodka to a mason jar, and allow to infuse overnight.
  2. Strain the infused vodka into a blender and add chopped pineapple, ice and lemonade.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Top with club soda, gently stir.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes: If you have leftover Sour Patch Kids, make a cute little skewer!

Twizzlers Stamps 

Materials Needed:

  • Twizzlers Pull 'n Peel
  • Paint
  • Stamp pad (or DIY one using cardboard)
  • Construction paper (or preferred stamping surface)


  1. Create a stamp pad by gluing a 1x1 piece of cardboard onto a 5x5 piece of cardboard to make a stamp pad with a handle.
  2. Peel the Twizzlers.
  3. Arrange Twizzler strips into desired shapes and press them onto your stamp pad. The Twizzlers should be sticky enough that no extra glue is needed.
  4. Dip the stamp pad into the paint, ensuring it's thoroughly coated.
  5. Stamp designs onto paper!

The trickiest part might be peeling the Twizzlers! If your Twizzlers aren't particularly sticky, you can add a bit of glue to ensure they stick well to the stamp pad. Let your imagination run wild with the shapes you want to create! While it can get a tad messy, especially with kids, they absolutely love it! We made flowers, hearts, and even a smiley face! We'd love to see the fun shapes you come up with! Share your pictures with us at or tag us on social media!


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