If you've followed my blog before during the Halloween season you know that I end up buying tons of candy to do taste tests. This year is no exception. If it's got something to do with Halloween or fall, I'm going to try it. I buy regular items that may have changed their packaging, special flavors or Halloween food items I've never seen before, and of course anything pumpkin flavored (I've found a ton of new pumpkin products, most of which will be featured in November when I have a bit more time). If it's Halloweenish, it will find it's way into my shopping cart.
Watching a program on TV awhile back, I came across these very cool little bloody skulls. It was a program telling how Halloween candy was made and I thought these little skull candies looked really good. I decided to try to find them, but at that time, didn't see them in any stores. I went online, found the company that manufactured them, SweetWorks, and asked them if they knew in my area where I could purchase them. They graciously said they would send me some. Imagine my surprised when this giant box arrived and all the candy pictured here was included!
I had never heard of SweetWorks before and was surprised how many candy products they produced. Founded in 1956, SweetWorks is headquarted in Buffalo, New York. The make premium confections with brands including Sixlets, Celebration by SweetWorks, Niagara Chocolates, Ovation, Oak Leaf, and a product I had heard of...Nerds! From chocolates, to gum, to jawbreakers, to pressed candy in sweet and sour flavors, to Sixlets (candy coated chocolate), SweetWorks sent me some great Halloween and fall products to try out (and these are just some of the Halloween items they have available, not to mention candy items for all the other holidays of the year).
I've spent the beginning of the month parcelling out little snack bags of goodies to family, friends, and coworkers asking them to give me their input on the items shown above, and also all the other Halloween goodies I picked up to try. The next few weeks you'll have to follow along and see which items became our favorites. Just don't tell our dentists!