It is believed that cheesecakes were served to athletes competing during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. to give them energy want some quick energy try our cheesecake flavor candy.
Every August, you can find black cherry trees covered in drooping clusters of shiny ripe fruit, not as sweet as regular cherries, but their tartness makes them ideal for jam, jelly, syrups and wine and of course candy!
There is an herb called mint chocolate and the leaves taste like chocolate mint!
There are approximately 49 million bubbles in a standard sized bottle of Champagne.
Pears are sometimes known as “butter fruit,” because they have soft, butter like texture when they’re ripe.
The term "Wintergreen" commonly referred to plants that remain green throughout the winter, and it’s a refreshing candy flavor.
Yes you can have your cake and it eat it too especially with our Cake Batter Hard Candy!
Spearmint, known as garden mint, is a species of mint native to much of Europe and Asia.
Eggnog known as milk punch or egg milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage.
If you took all the peanut butter that Americans eat in a year, it could coat the floor of the Grand Canyon.
Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree, health benefits include improving digestion, protecting the liver, regulating blood sugar, enhances the immune system and oral health, provides headache relief, supports healthy bones, and promotes youthful skin.
Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. The 5 states known for growing cranberries are: Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. They are in season from October through December.
The word caramel was first recorded in the English language in 1725. Its roots are from the French and Spanish word “caramelo".
Apples are fat-free, low in calories and filled with vitamins, so the old adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away may actually be dot-on.
Today, Americans eat about a million pounds worth of popcorn a year.
Marshmallow was made from the mallow plant (Athaea officinalis) that grows wild in marshes. Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows each year, about the same weight as 1,286 gray whales. And that doesn’t count marshmallow candy!
In medieval Europe, horehound was used to ward off a witch’s spell! It is known for its bitter taste (something between root beer and licorice) which causes the body to regulate breathing and digestion!
Blueberries originated in North America, but they can be found on almost all continents today.
There are more than 1000 different varieties of Cherries!
The scientific name for the tree that chocolate comes from, Theobroma cacao, means "food of the gods".
Root beer is made out of 16 Roots, and herbs and is almost exclusively a North American drink. The colonists were actually the first people to make root beer.
Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and the rind.
Threads of cotton candy are thinner than a human hair.
Bavarian Crème gets its name from the suffix 'crème' which in German speaking lands, is the term for the gelatin mold used to make it.
Apricot trees will generally product fruit for 20-25 years. Thank goodness because your apricot candy won’t last that long!
Raspberries can be either red, purple, gold or black in color. Whatever the color it’s a tasty candy flavor!
Bavarian cream, also known as Crème Bavarois, is a dessert made with eggs and milk, then thickened with gelatin and lightened up with whipped cream
Refrigerating apricots will dramatically impair their ripening process. Leave them out at room temperature until they are ripe, then refrigerate them or just eat them! Better yet get some SweetMe Apricot Hard Candy.
There are over 8,000 grape varieties worldwide.
In some kinds of Christian art, the raspberry is the symbol for kindness. Show some kindness by sharing some raspberry candy.
Orange Cream is reminiscent of the popular childhood orange creamcicles invented in 1905 by 11 year old Frank Eppperson when he put orange juice around vanilla ice cream. The original, called ‘Epsicle’, later became known as a Popsicle, creamsicle and even dreamsicle.
One pineapple plant can produce one pineapple at a time and pineapples ripen faster upside down.
In Hungary, peaches are considered the fruit of calmness. It’s believed a natural sedative found in the fruit can help relieve stress, anxiety and promote sound sleep.
Crème de Menthe (French for mint cream) is derived from the herb Corsican Mint
Cherries are best paired with herbs like sage, chives, and verbena; dairy products like sweet cream and ricotta cheese; and with meats like pork and beef especially when black pepper is added. Plus it’s a great candy flavor.
Apricot trees will generally product fruit for 20-25 years.
Corsican mint is an herb and species of mint, native to Corsica, Sardinia, and mainland Italy. It is a very low-growing species with bright green leaves and a strong minty aroma.
California produces more than 50% of the peaches in the United States and grows 175 different varieties. No disrespect to Georgia which is officially nicknamed The Peach State!
The aroma of Peppermint has been shown to enhance memory and increase alertness.
A light and delicious Bavarian Crème can be eaten as a mousse, or used to fill cakes and pastries.
Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside!
One can taste orange cream in cake filling, soda, popsicles, creamsicles, ice cream and of course hard candy!
When George Washington tasted pineapple in in 1751 in Barbados, he declared it his favorite tropical fruit.
Why are people so tried on April 1st? They just finished a 31 day March!
16th century Portuguese sailors thought the 3 small holes on the coconut shell resembled a human face so dubbed the fruit "coco" meaning "grinning face”. The word nut was added in English later on.
Florida blueberries have their peak production season in March and April.
If you peel a banana from the bottom up (holding the stem like a handle), you will avoid the stringy bits that cling to the fruit inside.
Hot Buttered Rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot cider, sugar, spice (usually cinnamon) and is considered to be the oldest mixed drink in American history. SweetMe has duplicated the flavor without alcohol.
Apricots are a great source of vitamin A, which aids in improving eye health.
California produces about 95% of apricots in the U.S.
January 8th every year is National English Toffee Day in the U.S., and it’s the day when we celebrate the invention of the deliciousness of all things toffee.
In England Toffee is made with brown sugar or molasses. In America, we make it with white sugar that brings out the buttery taste and coat it with milk chocolate.
National Hard Candy Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on December the 19th
The top peppermint-producing states are Oregon, Washington and Idaho with more than 1 million pounds each!
Spearmint leaves are oblong in shape, rounded and lanced. Spearmint has been used for relief of nausea, cold symptoms, stomach distress, headaches and indigestion.
Peppermint leaves appear to be toothed and they look sharp. The aroma of Peppermint has been shown to enhance memory and increase alertness.
To all of our Veterans, we salute you and thank you for your service!
Americans will eat more than 65 million pounds of peanut butter during the month of November.
Happy National Candy Day on November 4th. Share some SweetMe with someone you love!
While caramel corn surfaced in the late 1800s, sweetened popcorn had been around for years prior. In fact kettle corn, which is popcorn cooked in oil with both sugar and salt was referenced in historic accounts by the Dutch who settled in Pennsylvania in the late 1700s.
70 percent of apples produced in America come from the Evergreen state aka Washington. Try some of our green apple candy.
The crunchy juiciness of a ripe apple is one of the best things about the fall harvest.
• Apples contain no fat or cholesterol.
• Apples are a quick source of energy.
• Apples are a good source of fiber.
• And it's a great candy flavor!
Butterscotch is a type of confectionery whose primary ingredients are brown sugar and butter. While it may not be as popular as vanilla or chocolate it sure does taste good! SweetMe Butterscotch hard candy is one of our everyday flavors available all year long for your enjoyment.
Crème de menthe (mint cream) is sweet and is primarily derived from Corsican mint. Corsican mint is a herb and species of mint, native to Corsica, Sardinia, and mainland Italy, and naturalized in Portugal and in the British Isles. It is a very low-growing species with bright green leaves and a strong minty aroma.
When one thinks of cookies & cream automatically the thought of ice cream comes to mind. In the United States today, cookies & cream ranks in the top 5 ice cream flavors according to the International Dairy Food Association. SweetMe Confections has managed to incorporate this taste to hard candy! Absolutely no brain freeze will occur as this delicious taste melts in your mouth.
We all love watermelon in the summer, did you know it is known to quench your thirst, no wonder…by weight, a watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water.
Did you know cotton candy was first introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World's Fair as "Fairy Floss".
China is the largest world producer of peaches, with Italy second. California produces more than 50% of the peaches in the United States (and grows 175 different varieties). So many peaches are grown in Georgia that it became known as the Peach State.
Cotton Candy definitely brings back childhood memories. Did you know that threads of cotton candy are thinner than a human hair. Relive the memories with some SweetMe Cotton (hard) Candy!
Did you know that watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and the rind. But when you get Watermelon Hard Candy you don’t need to worry about any seeds or rind!
The peach originated in China and has been cultivated at least since 1000 B.C.E. It has special significance in Chinese culture: the peach has mystical attributes, and supposedly brings luck, abundance and protection
Lemons are native to Asia. They are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year simply because trees produce fruit all year round.
Cherries are a favorite summer fruit in the US, where about 370 million pounds are grown each year.
Cheesecakes supposedly originated in ancient Greece and were even served to athletes at the first Olympic Games. Cheesecake hard candy is great when you are on the go!