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January 20th, 2017

Presidents and their candy

George Washington, Cherry Cordials George Washington could not tell a lie. His honesty is epitomized when he chopped down a cherry tree and then confessed to his actions. Maybe Washington chopped down that tree because he loved cherry pie and cherry treats. Based on this we highly recommend Washington give our Cherry Cordials a try*. […]

December 29th, 2016

Is Chocolate Healthy?

You just pigged out on Christmas cookies, fudge, and candy. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and you’ve got your eyes on resolutions like losing weight, exercising more and eating healthier. So is it time to toss the leftover Christmas candy or are some of those goodies salvageable in the New Year? Good […]

December 20th, 2016

Great Gifts for the Newly Engaged

Has your Facebook newsfeed turned into the New York Times “Engagements” section? There must be something in the hot cocoa… what is it about frigid temps and Douglas firs has inspired all of mankind to drop to one knee and propose? Whether a cousin, niece, college roommate or neighbor you probably know someone sporting some new […]

December 6th, 2016

A New Twist on Traditional Anniversary Gifts

On your wedding day… Don’t be the bride or groom who passes out at the altar due to low blood sugar. Keep your energy level high with Wedding Cake Cotton Candy. At only 120 calories per tub your wedding diet won’t be dashed either. On your 2nd anniversary, a.k.a. Cotton anniversary Cotton balls and cotton […]

November 28th, 2016

Holiday Traditions Past and Present

It’s hard to imagine a time when people celebrated the Christmas holiday without an evergreen tree, but the modern Christmas tree didn’t come to be until the 18th century in Germany. Adults will remember being scolded because “Santa is watching,” but most kids nowadays think the Elf on the Shelf is keeping track of their […]

November 22nd, 2016

Does “shopping small” matter?

This Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday. A national day where consumers are encouraged to patronize their local area businesses or “shop small”. That’s all well and good, but does Small Business Saturday matter? Yes! Shopping locally boosts your local economy. Small businesses are owned by and staffed by people within your community. Their […]

November 14th, 2016

2016 Holiday Must Have List

Thanksgiving is just days away and the countdown to Christmas is on! Don’t get caught doing your shopping at a gas station on your way to the holiday party. This year use our handy guide to find cute, thoughtful gifts for everyone in your life.   Gorjana Power Gemstone Bracelet Rose Quartz – Blond Genius, […]

November 7th, 2016

To Gift or Not to Gift? That is the Question…

Have corporate gifts gone the way of formal dress codes and the 9 to 5 work day? In a world where voicemails are considered an annoyance, is there a place for a good old-fashioned holiday gift? Absolutely! According to one study, businesses measured a 91% effectiveness toward achieving their goal via gift giving. So what […]

August 3rd, 2016

5 Reasons Gourmet Chocolate Makes the Perfect Business Gift

  You value your clients and employees so choosing the best thank you gift is important. Care should be taken that the gift is appropriate to the business relationship. It has less to do with the dollar value of business transacted, or the amount of time one has been doing business with the recipient, than […]

April 1st, 2016

Cotton candy is all the rage

During March, our cotton candy sales skyrocketed across the country as we added 50 new retailers.  We have 31 flavors currently and the results are in.  The top 10 flavors are : Pink Vanilla Blue Raspberry Cupcake Orange Dreamsicle Root Beer Cherry Berry Key Lime Grape Margarita Buttered Popcorn Check out all the flavors at https://chocolatestory.com/sweets/cotton-candy/

July 28th, 2015

Ode to Jalapeno Cotton Candy

I know it sounds unusual….spun sugar infused with natural jalapeno spice, but somehow, we just can’t seem to get enough of it. It is an addictive confection. Once you open the lid and grab a fluffy mouthful you’ll find you just cannot let it go until the tub is empty. Don’t worry about your waistline, […]

May 15th, 2015

Enter our contests at the Iowa State Fair!

Is there any better time of year than the Iowa State Fair? We love it and are counting down the days until this year’s fair. We’d love to have you enter the food contests we sponsor and judge! There’s the candies contest with these categories: CLASS FUDGE Basic Fudge (no marshmallow crème) Chocolate Dark Chocolate […]