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!