Posts Tagged ‘candy’

Pre-Order Holiday Snacks Now!

Monday, April 25th, 2016

It’s time to start pre-orders on snacks for upcoming holidays and there are more options than ever before. Choose from candy corn and jelly beans, custom Tropical Foods mixes, gummies, hard candy, and much more. Pre-booking period ends June 3rd, so book by then for best availability.

Download the 2016 Holiday Catalog to see all of the best-selling options.

Contact your Tropical Foods rep today or contact us if you’re a new wholesale customer interested in ordering for the biggest candy holidays of the year!


Valentine and Spring Orders

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Are you ready for the Valentine and Spring rush?

It’s that busy time of year again! We are now booking Valentine and Easter candy until Friday, November 6th. Make sure to get your order in before then so you don’t miss out. Choose from:
  • Valentine candy for those with a sweet tooth.
  • Pastel candy and treats for Easter.
  • Some of the most popular chocolate and candy brands everyone loves.
  • Custom Tropical Foods gift baskets themed for Valentine and Spring.
  • CLICK HERE for the full selection.
CONTACT your Tropical Foods rep today to stock up for these special times.

A Piece of History for Valentines Day

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is just 3 days away! And while we were going through some of our history, we came across this Valentine’s Day flyer from 1982! This classic hand designed flyer is promoting carob, which is a chocolate substitute, for those who have never heard of it (aka our 90’s and after age groups). Also promoted in the flyer is our snack mix Tahitian Gold, which you can still purchase, gummy bears, and orange slices and many other things. No matter what you’re getting your Valentine this year, make sure it’s from the heart, and its carob (or not) … Happy Valentine’s Day from Tropical Foods! #TBT #1982 #ValentinesDay


Because we all have a sweet tooth …

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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Throughout the decades, candy has played a prominent role in the food and beverage industry. In the 1960’s, Sugar Daddy, Boston Baked Beans, and Bazooka bubble gum were among the most popular (and of course who can forget the comics on the wrappers of Bazooka. As the years continued, and technology advanced, the candy industry took off like a rocket.  Jelly Bellys were the go to movie snack in the 70’s while they were enjoying first Star Wars movie. Or, you may have been chewing away on your favorite flavor of Bubble Yum like John Travolta’s character in Grease. The 1980’s brought a decade long fixation with Skittles and ‘Tasting the Rainbow,’ as well as introducing the newest flavor profiles with Sour Patch Kids gummy candies- proving that candy doesn’t have to just be sweet, they can be sour as well! The new trend of sour candies continued on into the 90’s with the increasing popularity of Sour Patch Kids, Warheads and Sweet Tarts. Rolling into the new millennium, candy lovers are craving salty and savory candies like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut M&Ms. With flavor preferences continuing to change, Tropical Foods has a candy that will satisfy any candy craving that your customers desire. Here is a list of the Top 10 candy items:

  1. Snickers candy bar
  2. M&M Peanut candy bar size
  3. Jelly Belly Assorted, bulk
  4. M&M Plain, bulk
  5. Hershey Miniatures, bulk
  6. M&M Plain candy bar size
  7. Mars Madness, bulk
  8. Hershey Hodge Podge, bulk
  9. Sour Patch Kids, bulk
  10. Gummy Bears, bulk

Counter-Trends in Snack and Candy Consumption

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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Today we will look at six major trends currently evident in the Confectionary and Snack industry, each accompanied by a distinct countertrend. Both trends and their countertrends are a result of consumers wanting to eat healthier choices, yet believing that their snack choices should also represent a culinary indulgence. Research has uncovered an “80/20” rule at play when it comes to snack and candy choices. 80% of those who consider themselves healthy eaters opt to indulge in less-healthy choices 20% of the time, while 80% of people who regularly indulge will opt for a healthy snack and candy option 20% of the time. (more…)