Friday, 25 November 2011

Save 10% online this Black Friday!

It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and it's about to get busier as we've got a special voucher code for you. Simply type in the code 'black10' at the checkout to receive a 10% discount on your order. It's only valid until midnight tonight (Friday 25th November) and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. What are you waiting for, get online and start shopping!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Follow the stars for 10% off in Guildford!

The evenings are getting darker, rolls of shiny wrapping paper are popping up by the tills and we've even seen the Christmas Coca Cola advert on the TV. But it wouldn't be Christmas without lights, and the lights in Guildford are due to be turned on on 24th November. And it's not just the lights, there's a whole host of festive fun going on throughout the day.

From 3pm there's donkeys and Newfoundland dogs outside Debenhams and face painting in White Lion Walk shopping centre. Throughout the afternoon there's a parade, various performances and Santa on the Guildhall balcony. Then join 96.4 Eagle Radio's Peter Gordon and stars from panto, including Bonnie Langford, to count down to the lights switch on from 7pm.

The switching on of the lights by Bonnie Langford also marks the start of late night Christmas shopping, with most shops including ours staying open until 8pm. And look out for gold stars in the shop windows, as participating stores will be offering 10% off! Of course that includes us, so pop in to see our full range of Christmas candy and save yourself on presents. For more information, see the Guildford town website. See you there! 

Monday, 7 November 2011

This year we're thankful for pumpkin pie!

The leaves are turning gold and crunchy, hats and scarves are making their first outings and thoughts are starting to turn to the holiday season. We can't believe it's already November, and it's only just over two weeks until Thanksgiving on the 24th November. We've got all the holiday staples from stuffing mixes to jellied cranberry, as well as corn muffin and buttermilk biscuit mixes, canned vegetables and French's fried onions, so what are you waiting for? Order now to avoid disappointment! And if you're looking for something different for dessert why not try a Caramel Apple Pie Cookie Mix or a lovely seasonal Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit.

For those of you not celebrating Thanksgiving, why not try making a pumpkin pie as an autumnal treat? Check out the recipe below for Libby's famous pumpkin pie - serve with whipped cream and a steaming mug of coffee for a true taste of America.

Libby's® Famous Pumpkin Pie


You will need:
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can Evaporated Milk


Directions:

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. (220C/gas mark 7)
  • 2. Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs lightly in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour into pie shell.
  • 3. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near centre comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. 

  • Or check out this Keebler Ready Crust recipe here.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Calling all Ex-Pats - Fancy a free gourmet experience?

Sky Atlantic are filming a brand new series teaching Americans living in the UK the ways of Ladies and Lords. They're looking for ex-pats to take part in a gourmet weekend where they'll get the chance to pluck a pheasant, take afternoon tea and even forage for your supper! If you're interested, or know anyone who might be, please contact Harriet at the email address below for further information.

 FREE GOURMET EXPERIENCE AT ONE OF BRITAIN'S FINEST COUNTRY HOMES


Fancy a free trip to one of Britain's grandest country homes to live it up like a Lord? Would you see how the other half live and get a taste of the high life? Would you like to go foraging for your supper in the woods take afternoon tea with the Lady of the house and learn how to pluck your own pheasant?

We are filming a television documentary for Sky Atlantic and are looking for a small group of American guests to take part in this event. You must be in the UK between 1st - 13th November (although we will only be filming for a couple of days within this period).

If you are interested in taking part in a truly quintessential British experience then please get in touch with Harriet Bird harriet@landmarkfilms.com Please send a brief description of who you are, a photograph of yourself and why this opportunity appeals to you and where you are based during the above dates.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Stateside Candy Co Guildford opening day!

It's taken a long time and a lot of hard work but we've finally opened our second store and we love it! We've had some fantastic feedback from our fans and you can take a look at some of the amazing photos of the opening day below. Thank you so much to all the people involved in the opening. We hope it's the first of many and can't wait to hear your feedback :)













Friday, 7 October 2011

Take a sneak peak at our brand new Guildford store!

We've been super busy at Stateside recently and we think it's finally time to show you what we've been up to! Our brand new shop is due to open tomorrow and we cannot wait! We've worked hard to make it the most fun shop in town, and we can't wait to open it's doors to all our lovely fans. So while you eagerly await your first trip you can have a gander at these photos of the store in progress.
The storefront - still under wraps!       
 
Fully stocked shelves.
Our awesome pick and mix stand.
Shelving.
Jelly Bean shaped till station.
Interactive TV screen, playing Willy Wonka obviously!
There are still a few surprises in store for anyone popping in, but we hope this has you suitably excited! We're looking forward to seeing you at White Lion Walk, Guildford, and can't wait to hear your feedback. Pop in and see us on Saturday 8th October to see the shop for yourself and grab some amazing new goodies.










Friday, 30 September 2011

Nice package! Check out what's in the post from the Stateside Candy Co...

We know how exciting it is when you're eagerly waiting for a parcel full of goodies to come in the post - and now we've made it extra special! We've had a few boxes made up with our logo printed on them, and we have to say they look pretty cool. So now you can tell when you're treats and sweets are coming up the garden path, just try not to chase the postman down the street!


And don't forget you can save 10% online until midnight tonight by using the discount code 'back2school'. Cannot be used with any other discount code and you must spend over £50 after discount to receive free delivery. What are you waiting for!?


If that wasn't enough exciting news for you, we're also sampling Brach's candy corn in our Aldershot store tomorrow - pop in and try some. And watch this space for new pictures of developments at our new Guildford store, opening very soon!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Overload with cookies, candy and cups!

If you’re the type of person that likes to pile your plate high we have just the chocolate bar for you! We often dream that our three favourite things (cookies, candy and peanut butter cups) would merge to make one awesome treat. And now our dreams have finally become reality with the new Overload cups!

At first glance these may look like ordinary peanut butter filled chocolate cups, but on closer inspection you can see that they are topped with extra treats. After tasting one or two (you wouldn't want us to make up these reviews now would you?) we're happy to report that they are amazing! The milk chocolate is thick and creamy while the peanut butter it soft and gooey, much softer than a Reese's cup. Each is topped with something special; a sandwich cookie (similar to an Oreo), a chocolate chip cookie or mini M&M's. You might think that a peanut butter cup wouldn't need a topping, however after trying these we'd have to disagree!
And if you're going for the smaller 1&Only pack you wont be missing out as there are extra treats hidden inside. The smaller packet contains two cups on top of the cookies with either mini M&M's or white chocolate chips sandwiched between.

Monday, 22 August 2011

MTN Dew Products

MTN Dew Products
We have been informed by Pepsi, today, that we are infringing the use of one of their trademarks, namely MTN Dew. The trademark MTN Dew is intended for products for sale only within the USA and as a result we have been instructed to cease selling any MTN Dew products via our website and also our Aldershot store with immediate effect. Failure to stop selling the MTN Dew range would result in the Stateside Candy Co Ltd being prosecuted/sued for copyright infringement.
Therefore it is, with regret, that as of Monday 22nd August 2011 we will no longer be offering the MTN Dew range of products for sale. Obviously this is a disappointment to both our company and our customers but is unfortunately out of our control however this issue concerns an incredibly small number of products carried by our company and although MTN Dew is a popular item we carry a huge number of other items and so will continue to offer you the widest range of American goodies  in the UK!
We will of course work on a suitable replacement for the MTN range as soon as possible.
With Kindest Regards
Al Baker
Managing Director
Stateside Candy Co Ltd

Friday, 19 August 2011

Limited Edition Chocolate and Strawberry Creme Twinkies!

Our Hostess delivery has just arrived and we're pretty excited to announce we'd received limited edition Chocolate Creme and Strawberry & Creme Twinkies! The stocks of these are extremely limited so grab some while you can, or pop into our shop where they'll be selling them singly.


And not only have we received these new Twinkies, but we've got the original ones in boxes of 10 or packs of two. And as if that wasn't enough, we've also managed to bag some small packs of Ho Ho's, Ding Dongs, Suzy Q's and Chocolate Cupcakes for those of you who wanted to try them but didn't want a whole box!

We can't wait to try these scrummy new flavours and we bet you can't either - get yours here!

Friday, 29 July 2011

Amazing Glaze: check out our new popcorn Glaze Pops!

Summer might be the best time to see the big blockbusters in the cinemas, but we've decided to dig out the DVD's because that way we can put our feet up, text to our hearts delight and wander into the kitchen whenever we feel like it to cook up some fresh popcorn. And it's not just any popcorn we're making, but all the flavours of the rainbow! We've discovered these amazing new Glaze Pop glazes which can be added to fresh popcorn to create flavours like cinnamon, blue raspberry, cherry and caramel.
Each packet makes around 5-7 batches of sugar glazed corn, something that in the past could take up to an hour! But this new glaze is easy to use and the perfect sweet treat. Simply add it to your popper or pan with the corn and keep stirring until the popping slows down, it couldn't be easier! Full instructions are below:

Use your regular amount of corn and popping oil. (Don't use salt). Use a measure of GLAZE POP equal to 1/2 the quantity of popcorn. (If you use half a cup of popcorn use one forth cup of GLAZE POP). Put the oil in the popper first and as soon as it liquefies add the popcorn and GLAZE POP. Keep stirring until the popping slows down (do not wait until the last kernel pops) and dump Caramel Corn promptly. Allow to cool before eating.
 
 
And why not try it out in one of our new popcorn poppers, we even have great outdoor poppers which are great for festivals and barbecues!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Come down and taste our sauces!

If you're lucky enough to live near us then you might be excited to hear we'll be giving away samples of some of our amazing sauces, salsas and dressing over the next couple of days. We understand you can't buy everything, but to give you a chance to decide which are your favourites we'll be sampling several products today, Friday and Saturday.

Drop into our Aldershot store to try some of of favourite barbecue sauces like  the best selling Jack Daniels range and the award winning Sweet Baby Ray's. And we're also giving you the chance to try some of our brand new range of Braswell's sauces, including everything from Apple & Cinnamon barbecue sauce to Pumpkin Butter!

So what are you waiting for? Pop in today for a free taste!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Mountain Dew Pitch Black - back by popular DEWmand!

Another day, another huge delivery from the States! And this one was particularly exciting as we received several pallets of the hugely popular (and constantly requested!) Mountain Dew Pitch Black! We were lucky enough to receive some Supernova last month, but now we're super excited to be able to bring you Dew with a blast of Black Grape.


This flavour was originally available back in 2004, but eager fans and hundreds of requests proved too much for Pepsi to ignore as they released this statement:

"Back by Popular DEWmand was created to celebrate our incredible fans by rewarding them with the return of some of their favorite DEW flavors," said Brett O'Brien, senior director of marketing, Mountain Dew. "There is no fan like a Mountain Dew fan – DEW fans are always engaged and we truly value the feedback they provide about what they want to see next from Mountain Dew. Through this program we'd like to thank them and encourage their continued enthusiasm and support."

It might look like a lot in the photo, but stocks are limited so grab some while you can! You can see our full range of Mountain Dew flavours here.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Invite Jack Daniel to the barbecue this summer!


In Tennessee, home of Mr. Jack Daniel, we’re pretty sure they can set up the barbecue and start grilling whenever they want.  Here in the UK however, we spend most of the summer planning barbecues for ‘the next sunny day’, which is always weeks away. In the end the barbecue comes out and everyone joins in the summer fun, no matter what the weather does. We’re celebrating the English summer with our amazing range of Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauces.
Jack Daniel’s whiskey was created back in 1866, and the unique charcoal-mellowed flavour really lends itself to these sauces. Although they do not contain alcohol, they still have the smoky taste of the Tennessee whiskey which works amazingly well on the barbecue. The company even hosts a yearly barbecue competition in Lynchburg with prizes for the best chicken, ribs and even dessert! Whether you’re a fan of the original No. 7 sauce or prefer something sweeter like the Hickory Brown Sugar, we’ve got plenty to go round. These sauces are  the genuine American recipe one's that you'll find in TGI Fridays, and are different to the one's you can buy in UK supermarkets.
The Jack Daniel’s website even has a great recipe finder where you can filter by sauce or ingredients and find new meal ideas. Fire up the barbie and check out our range of Jack Daniel’s sauces here.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Have s'more fun at the festivals this summer

S'mores have always been the food of the girl scout at American summer camps, but this year we think we should start a trend for them in the UK. With countless festivals and barbecues going on throughout the summer, there's no shortage of flames to toast those marshmallows on! So why not grab a stick and a couple of friends and have some all-American fun?

The first recipe for s'mores can be found in "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts" which was written back in 1927. Since then there's been s'more bars, s'mores Pop Tarts and even lip balms! But nothing beats the original and the best, so here's our guide to creating s'mores over a campfire or barbecue.

Firstly you'll need Graham or Honey Maid crackers, a bag of Jet Puffed marshmallows and a bar of Hershey's milk chocolate. Once you've got your ingrediants you need to find some medium sized sticks or wooden skewers and push the marshmallows on to the end. Place a square of chocolate onto a cracker and toast your marshmallow. Once it's browned and gooey on the inside put it on top of the chocolate and place another cracker on the top. Hold the sandwich in one hand while pulling the skewer out with the other.

The marshmallow will melt the chocolate and give you a crunchy, gooey centred treat that will leave you asking for s'more! And if you want s'mores the easy way we have a handy S'mores Making Kit, which is back in stock in July!

And we've found the perfect campfire song to sing while making them, thanks Buck Howdy!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Try our new Canadian two bite Brownies and Cinnamon Rolls

Have you ever thought that three bites is just one too many? If the answer is yes then these Canadian two bite brownies and cinnamon rolls are the perfect treats for you. The cute cakes come in a pack of four (that's 8 brilliant bites) and are very moreish. So much so, that when we shared a packet in the office today we all ran to the shop to get a full packet each!


These cakes come to us frozen, so they are extremely fresh when you receive them - not that they'll last that long! Why not try heating them in the microwave and top with ice cream for a special sundae? Or eat them straight from the packet if you just can't wait. Check out our selection of American cakes right here.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Review the Stateside Candy Co!

Here at the Stateside Candy Co, we love to hear feedback from our fans. YouTube user KieranR9 has sent us this fantastic review of our website after receiving a Hershey Milk Chocolate bar.


Whether you're a presenter in the making or just an enthusiastic fan, we'd love to hear your views on our products, website or company. Send your videos to ella@americansweets.co.uk and you could be featured on our blog!

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Stateside Candy Co. in Classic American magazine

With a name like the Stateside Candy Co it may come as no surprise that we love all things American; from candy to cars and soda to songs, we just can't get enough of it. So imagine our excitement when we opened our copy of Classic American magazine this month to find this fantastic article telling readers all about what we do! And to top it off it features some great photos of our Aldershot store and fantastic staff.

This months issue also features some awesome photographs from Wheels Day - we've been playing Where's Wally trying to find our van in the crowds! Grab your copy of Classic American now to read all about the company and bag yourself a exclusive discount code!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Instant Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

Do you ever get a craving for a grilled cheese sandwich but you just don't have the time or means to make one? Well we have just the product for you! Our new Herr's Grilled Cheese Flavour Cheese Curls combine the tasty cheese flavour of cheese curls we all know and love with an added extra. As soon as you pop one of these large puffs into your mouth you can instantly taste the buttery toasted bread, whisking you away to a cheesy-snack heaven.



Having taste tested these (perhaps a few too many times) we can report back that they really are as good as you'd imagine, in fact they've become a fast-favourite here at Stateside HQ. Grab a packet while you can, because we're pretty sure they'll be going fast as the picnic and BBQ season begins! If only Herr's could invent some tomato soup flavour snacks to combine with these we'd never need to cook again!

Check out our other new Herr's chips, including JalapeƱo Popper, Texas Pete's hot sauce and Nachitas, here.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Toothpaste with a difference...

When it comes to toothpaste most of us tend to stick to the traditional mint. It's clean and fresh tasting, but have you ever felt like you need a change? Well we've got just the product for you! These new toothpastes are anything but ordinary, and will certainly leave a taste in your mouth!


We are so excited about these new pickle, cupcake and bacon toothpastes, that we just couldn't wait to try them out. And we have to say that they taste amazing, but very bizzare! And don't forget to check out the instructional video below to make sure you're using it right!


These are the latest addition to our website, in a section we're calling 'weird & wacky candy & more', where you can find all sorts of weird and wonderful products - great for gifts! We'd love to hear your experiences with these toothpastes!

Check-in at the Stateside Candy Co!

Planning a visit to our Aldershot store soon? Well you can now tell the whole world about it through location based social networks Gowalla and Foursquare! Simply check-in when you get here and post your reviews, tips and photos for everyone to see.

And make sure you do it on every visit, as we'll be handing out discount codes and special prizes to regular Gowalla and Foursquare visitors! Check out the profile pages now to see pictures and tips people have already added.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

And the winner is...

It's been a hard decision and one we almost couldnt make, but finally we have chosen the winner of our wonderful Wonka competition! And because there were so many amazing entries we've decided to give away two goodie bags to our favourite inventions.

It took hours of deliberation but we eventually decided that our two favourites had to be John's inflatable taffy capsules and CJ's bite size red velvet pieces.

John's idea had us experimenting in our minds about the different sodas we could add the sweets to, with Mountain Dew and A&W Cream Soda coming out on top. Here's his description:

small pellets (think trebor mints) that when put in water inflate into chewy taffy with the airy consistency of cake, they come in 2 sorts too. One is a unflavoured one which takes on the taste of the liquid (coke, orange juice, coffee, red bull etc) you use to expand the sweet, perfect for people who like to experiment. the other type are all different flavours, yet look the same so you never know what you may get.

While CJ's idea not only made us salivate, but the sweet poem had us all picturing the advert! We're amazed no one has combined the smoth Red Velvet cake with a crisp white chocolate shell before. Check out her cute poem below:

The Yummy Treat I'd like to make
is candy shelled Red velvet cake
A treat so sweet not all could stand
but the tiny spheres fit in the palm of your hand
A center filled with buttercream
is every sweet tooth's secret dream
and to cover such a sweet so well
a delicious white chocolate shell.
John and CJ might have been our winners, but there were so many other ideas we loved. If only we had a factory full of oompa loompas to produce all of these fantastic creations!

John and CJ, please contact us to claim your wonderful Wonka goodie bags!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Win a Golden Ticket (and a goodie bag) with New Empress magazine


While we've been celebrating the anniversary of Wonka for a while now on the blog, film fans around the world are still sharing their love and experiences of the movie. New Empress Magazine is a new quarterly publication not just about film but about cinema: the history, the experience the names you know and the names you don’t. It’s a celebration; an exultation; a merry medley of motion picture musings. And for the second edition of the magazine they're celebrating the weird and wonderful world of Wonka by giving away 5 Golden Tickets!


These Golden Tickets wont entitle the winner to a tour of the chocolate factory, but you will get a goodie bag crammed with Wonka goodies supplied by us! This will include Wonka Bars, Gobstoppers, Runts and Laffy Taffy - everything Willy would have wanted you to try.

Not only will you be in with the chance of finding one of the tickets, but there'll be an exclusive interview with the original Veruca Salt (Julie Dawn Cole) and printing reader's stories about the first time they saw the movie. Check out this awesome new film-fan magazine and be in with a chance of winning here. Good luck!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Pez Dispensers fit for Royalty

With the Royal Wedding now only a day away we're all gearing up for a day celebrating Great Britain, and what better way to do that than with candy fit for a Queen? One lucky Pez fan snagged himself the ultimate merchandise - unique Will and Kate candy-dispensers!
While most of us are happy with a Disney character or Hello Kitty dispenser, eBay user Frank841950 was willing to pay a huge £8200 (that's $13,360) for the Royal couple in a charity auction. The money will go to the Starlight Children's Foundation, a favourite of the bride-to-be, and the Royal Pez dispensers will be making their way to their new home in Connecticut.
We're not sure how good a likeness these are to the couple, but what we really want to know is what flavour the candies in the box are? Check out our selection of Pez dispensers and refills right here.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Stateside Candy Co. at Wheels Day

We hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend, filled with sunshine, barbecues and candy. We had an eventful weekend, making our debut at Wheels Day. Luckily for us the annual car show is only a few minutes from us, so we took the company van for an outing. Run by the Surrey Street Rodders, Wheels Day is the start of the summer of shows, and this year it was a great excuse to get out in the sun.


Not only did we park amongst the American customs and classics, but we also gave away one of our £9.99 boxes of Lucky Charms! A big thank you to the Surrey Street Rodders and everyone at Wheels Day for a fantastic show!


And if you're planning on attending next year, look out for the Stateside Candy stall.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

There's still time to grab last minute Easter candy in store...

The sun is shining, the barbecues are smoking and kids are eagerly searching in trees and plant pots for hidden treasures. With the weather forecast to be beautiful for this Bank Holiday weekend, Easter egg hunts are a must. And if you're bored of the standard Easter eggs this year, why not pop into our Aldershot store this Saturday and save 10% while you're there!



We've got a great selection of Easter candy, from pastel coloured candy corn to jelly bean nougat and sour crystal filled bubble gum eggs that are individually wrapped and perfect for hiding in the garden. Not only do we have in-store only Easter promotions at the moment, but if you spend over £10 you can save 10%! What more could you want? 

The Aldershot shop is open on Saturday 23rd April from 9.30am to 4.30pm, and you can find all our Easter opening hours here.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Banana Twinkies have finally arrived!

We've been trying for a while, and now we can finally tell you that Banana Twinkies
are in stock. While Hostess sells more than half a billion Twinkies each year, these banana flavoured ones have been surprisingly hard to get hold of. We've finally done it, but stocks are extremely limited so get yours before they go!




Fans of the golden, creme-filled cakes might be surprised to learn that they were originally banana flavoured when they were first launched more than 80 years ago. However, during World War II a banana shortage forced Hostess to replace the banana creme with a vanilla filling. The original flavour made a few promotional come-backs, most notably to celebrate the release of King Kong, and they're back again in cool retro boxes!


And it's not just banana Twinkies that are back in stock, but plenty of other fresh Hostess products like Sno Balls, Ding Dongs, Strawberry & Chocolate Cupcakes, Zingers and Powdered Donettes (a favourite in the Stateside office!) Get your hands on all the Hostess goodies right here.




Friday, 8 April 2011

Get 10% off in-store until 23rd April!

Local Stateside Candy fans might have noticed a we've been popping a few vouchers into the newspapers recently. But we thought we'd give those of you who are travelling to visit the store the chance to save some money too.


If you're spending over £10 in-store before the 23rd April 2011 you can save 10% with this handy voucher. Just in time for Easter! So don't forget to show your voucher in-store to recieve your discount on everything from Brach's Easter candy to Hostess Twinkies!

And with the lovely weather forecast for this weekend, don't forget to stock up on cold American soda and BBQ sauces!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Give Mum a Sundae this Mother's Day!

Here in the UK Mum's across the country are waking up to flowers, cards and breakfast in bed. But it's not just Mothering Sunday today, it's also the 119th anniversary of the first ever recorded ice cream sundae! Google are celebrating with a retro sundae themed logo, so we thought we'd join in and show you all the goodies we have to make your knickerbocker glory perfect!



For a traditional chocolate sundae add this Hershey's Double Chocolate Sundae Syrup to your ice cream of choice and top with whipped cream, chopped nuts and a shiny red maraschino cherry. Or for something more fruity, try adding tinned pineapple and this delicious Smuckers Pineapple Topping. My personal favourite has to be the hot fudge sundae,with plenty of melting ice cream and warm sauce, but why not try mixing it up a bit? Add some freshly baked brownies for an all-American treat, or maybe some Marshmallow Fluff for a sweet surprise!


And if that's not enough for you we've just got these Oreo Cookie Pieces in, perfect for creating a cookies and cream sundae. Or for a bit of ice-cream magic try these brand new Heath and Reese's shell ice cream toppings - they freeze when they hit the cold ice cream! 


Want a sundae for breakfast? While we don't recommend ice cream first thing in the morning, we do love these Hot Fudge Sundae flavour Pop TartsWhat would be your ideal sundae? We'd love to hear about your past creations and experiences!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Win wonderful Wonka products to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the movie!

Here at the Stateside Candy Co. we love weird and wonderful products. From spreadable marshmallow Fluff to bacon flavoured popcorn, we don't shy away from the stranger products from across the pond. And so our hero has to be Roald Dahl's fantastically eccentric candy creator Willy Wonka. 


He first appeared in the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which the illusive inventor offered a tour around his factory to the lucky few who discovered golden tickets in their chocolate bars. In 1971 Mel Stuarts amazing movie hit the screen, starring Gene Wilder as the wonderful Willy Wonka. Kids and adults alike drooled over the opening sequence of chocolate, sang along with the magical music and dreamt of entering the chocolate room, where everything is edible! 




We're not the only one's excited about this amazing anniversary, as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were testing out some unusual products on ITV's This Morning today. They got the chance to try out some cool chocolate machines, and even tried some of our Marshmallow Fluff - which Phil particularly liked on his toast! They also featured a giant gummy bear, which you can get your hands on right here!


This year marks the 40th anniversary of the film, and to celebrate we're launching a competition! We want you to show us your 'pure imagination' by creating your own unique Wonka-inspired product. Grab some inspiration from our huge range of Wonka products; from the new Carameldelicious bar to Rainbow Nerds and everything in-between! Would you reinvent the Wonka bar or create a brand new type of candy? Give us a description of your own Wonka product and the one that makes our mouths water the most will win an awesome prize! 


This wonderful Wonka goodie bag includes a copy of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the 2005 Johnny Depp re-imagining Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on DVD, along with plenty of Wonka candy from our website!


Post your ideas in the comments below to be in with a chance of winning. And remember, be as imaginative as possible - we'd love to see pictures, creative descriptions or maybe even a homemade commercial. Good luck!

Competition Terms and Conditions:
Open to UK residents only. 
You must be 16 years old and over. 
Americansweets.co.uk's decision is final.
No cash alternative is offered.
Closing date 30/04/2011

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Lucky Charms

While St. Patrick's Day was once a simple religious feast day, it has been transformed over the years into a huge celebration. And who wouldn't want to celebrate when the traditions include wearing green, watching a parade and drinking Guinness? Wearing a shamrock and painting yourself green might be a good way to show your appreciation for Paddy in the States, but we've found some great recipe ideas you wont even need to leave the house to create!
If you want to keep it simple why not treat yourself to a bowl of Lucky the Leprechaun's Lucky Charms (or maybe a Lucky Charms Cereal Bar!), while reading a bit about how they were created right here? And to help you we've taken £1.00 off our 1lb box of Charms for one day only, so grab a box before midnight tonight! Or why not try decorating your cakes and cookies (or whatever else you like!) with some marbits from your cereal.




And for those of you really looking to make your friends green with envy at your baking skills, try out these Lucky Charms Crispy Treats and amazing Little Lucky Whoopie Pies recipes. We'd love to hear from you if you've tried out any of these recipes, or created some of your own! Send us your pictures and we'll pop them on the blog for everyone to see...happy St. Patrick's Day!