World Chocolate Day 2022

Assorted chocolates

July 7th is World Chocolate Day 2022, and a chance to celebrate a tasty treat that is many people’s favourite sweet!

This celebration was first marked in 2009 and looks at the origin of chocolate, the history of chocolate ever since, and its role as a go-to snack in modern culture.

Most importantly of all, it’s a chance to hold your own celebrations with some bulk buy boxes of chocolates on the big day itself.

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How to choose sweets for your wedding

Sweets make an excellent addition to any part of a wedding, from party favours placed on the wedding breakfast tables, to place-settings and decorative jars at your evening reception.

Our wholesale wedding sweets mean you can have plenty of pick ‘n’ mix sweets for all your guests to enjoy, and all at very affordable prices that won’t blow the wedding budget.

We also supply retro gift jars filled with family favourites, which we can create with bespoke designs for your wedding. These make the perfect thank you gift to the best man, bridesmaids and ushers, or can be dotted around your reception for guests to help themselves. Continue reading “How to choose sweets for your wedding”

How to manage allergens as a sweet retailer

Common allergens displayed with a sign saying 'food allergy'.

Several allergy-awareness events take place in April and May to highlight the issues faced by people with a food allergy or food intolerance.

We’ve previously published several blogs offering advice to sweet retailers, from identifying your target market to selling sweets online. Every one of these retailers – big, small, online or brick-and-mortar – is responsible for managing allergens in their store.

As a sweet retailer, you’re now also subject to the rules set out in Natasha’s Law, the legislation introduced in October 2021 and named after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died after unknowingly consuming sesame seeds in a sandwich she bought.

This tragic event has led to tighter regulations on food allergens, and it’s crucial for sweet retailers to check that shop policies are up to date and are followed correctly.

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Sugar-free chocolate to enjoy in Lent

'Sugar Free' written in sugar on a table.

If you’ve given up sugar for Lent, you don’t have to resort to a Sunday ‘cheat day’ to enjoy some sugar-free chocolate and other treats. If your sweet tooth starts to itch over the 40 days of Lent, here’s how you can treat, not cheat!

We’ve picked out some of the best sugar-free sweets & chocolate to get you through to Easter, starting with delicious bars of sugar-free chocolate from The Lite Chocolate Company.

Remember there may be naturally occurring sugars in some products – so if you’re diabetic or on a low-sugar diet for medical reasons, make sure to check the ingredients or contact us directly for full details.

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Easter activities to try with our Easter chocolate range

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Easter chocolate is at the heart of many Easter activities, which can be an indulgent celebration of springtime and new life, regardless of religion and whether you gave up chocolate for Lent.

Either way, Easter games and crafts allow you to celebrate with children, friends and family at a time of year when (fingers crossed) the days are finally getting longer and brighter.

Kandy King have an extensive Easter chocolate range as part of our seasonal wholesale sweets and candy, and we’ve put together these Easter party ideas to help you make the most of the most chocolatey long weekend of the year!

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Sweets and Treats for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Sweets with a valentine's day sign on top

Whether you’re in a long-term relationship, you’ve just started dating or you want to surprise a secret crush, Valentine sweets are a traditional way to send a symbol of your affection.

From cherry lips to jelly hearts, there are plenty of different choices when picking Valentines sweets for him or her.

Valentine’s Day chocolate gifts are also a popular choice, and with tracked delivery within 3 days of purchase, your Kandy King Valentines chocolate delivery can be in-store in plenty of time for the most romantic day of the year.

Here’s our pick of some classic Valentine’s Day sweets and chocolates to help your customers say “I love you”.

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Vegan and dietary sweets to stock from Christmas to Veganuary

Kandy King’s great range of vegetarian, vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free and Halal sweets means that nobody needs to feel left out of the festivities.

This dietary range is important at Christmas, which is surely the peak time for most of us to reach for the sweets, but remains crucial for retailers as we move into the New Year and Veganuary.

Many New Year Resolutions focus on cutting down on sugar or going vegetarian or vegan, for instance by participating in ‘Veganuary’. By stocking sugar-free (diabetic-friendly), vegetarian and vegan sweets, you can score some sales even after Christmas has ended.

Here are just a few of our top dietary sweets for the holiday season, which no pick-and-mix retailer should be caught without…

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Why you should buy wholesale sweets this Christmas

A jar of sweets in front of a Christmas tree

If you’re stocking up on sweets for Christmas, don’t pay full retail prices until you’ve taken a look at Kandy King Salford and Manchester sweet wholesalers.

We have lowered our minimum spend to just £50, making it even easier for households to buy bulk wholesale sweets at trade prices, whether that’s Christmas sweets or a stockpile of your favourite treats to take you into the New Year.

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How to Sell Sweets Online at Halloween

Halloween is a busy retail period for sweet sellers, whether you sell sweets online or from a bricks-and-mortar sweet shop.

Trick-or-treating is a big driver of this, as many householders make sure they have something bought in, just in case of a knock at the door this October 31st.

In 2021, Halloween itself lands on a Sunday night, which makes it the culmination of a bumper weekend for sweet shops.

Here are some tips on how to be ready to sell sweets online this Halloween, to capitalise on the most spooktastic time of year.

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