Here's our monthly newsletter, full of sweet new information and ideas, including new products, a St. Patrick's Day candy recipe and craft, holiday fun, and store updates.
Candy Collection for Young Hospital Patients
All City Candy is collecting candy donations to help fill Spring Baskets to be delivered to patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Customers at both stores may purchase a candy item of their choice to place into the baskets, which we then deliver to Rainbow on April 21.
"We always like to find ways to give back to the community,” says Elisabeth Sapell, founder and president of All City Candy. “Partnering with Rainbow has become a twice a year event – we fill baskets in the spring and we fill Santa Sacks in the winter. We were shocked when we heard how many children are being cared for at Rainbow over the holidays. These children and their families are going through a difficult time and we want to give them a little something to help spread some cheer.”
All City Candy will be collecting donations at both stores through April 20.
Visit Us at Chocolate Fest Cleveland 2019
All City Candy will have a table at the 2nd Annual Chocolate Fest Cleveland, Saturday, March 9, from 4-8 p.m. at Lago Custom Events, 1091 W. 10th St., Cleveland. Stop by for free samples of some of our most popular gourmet chocolate-covered treats.
Put Green Melting Chocolate Wafers into a microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Heat in microwave on 20% power for 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat process until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. (If you are using White Chocolate Wafers and Green Food Coloring, add food coloring now, until you achieve the green color you desire.)
Pour the melted green chocolate over the popcorn and stir with a spatula to coat.
Spread the chocolate-coated popcorn onto a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.
Sprinkle popcorn with the green M&M’s and Dehydrated Marshmallow Bits, if desired.
Melt the White Melting Chocolate Wafers using the same process as used for the green chocolate.
Drizzle melted white chocolate over the popcorn mixture, and before the white chocolate sets, top with Green Sprinkles.
Once chocolate has set, serve in a large bowl or separate into goody bags.
French for "Fat Tuesday," Mardi Gras is celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday. Historically, those who observe Lent would binge on rich, fatty foods prior to the traditional types of fasting that occur during Lent. Mardi Gras celebrations often feature beads, gold coins, and the colors of purple, green, and gold.
March 28: National Something on a Stick Day
Now this is a day to get excited about, given the number of different ways you can celebrate. Of course, there's the obvious shish kabob, but we prefer the sweeter, more colorful Gummi Kabob. Or, how about the beautiful, sparkly Rock Candy Crystal Sticks? And, of course, we couldn't let this holiday go by without slurping on one of the hundreds of different lollipops in our collection!
Leprechaun Hat Candy Craft Supplies
Clear plastic tumblers (we used a 9-oz. cup, with a 3-1/2" wide mouth)
Green, Black and Gold or Yellow card stock or construction paper