It's a Double Celebration: National Candy Month & Our 85th Birthday!

It's a Double Celebration: National Candy Month & Our 85th Birthday!

Jun 4th 2024

Get ready for some serious sugar highs, because June isn't just National Candy Month – it's also our 85th birthday! We've been satisfying sweet tooths not only in our hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania, but around the United States for four generations, and we are so ready to celebrate this double dose of deliciousness! 

Being that it's National Candy Month, we figure everyone can get in on the celebration, after all... who doesn't like candy?!?  If this is the first time you've heard about this month-long celebration of sweetness, National Candy Month has been around since 1976, designated by the National Confectioners Association (NCA). It's a time to appreciate the pure joy and fun that candy brings to our lives. From the nostalgic taste of childhood favorites to the adventurous exploration of new flavors, candy is the universal language of happiness.

Ways to Celebrate National Candy Month

National Candy Month is also the perfect excuse to indulge your inner child and get creative with candy. Here are some fun ideas to get you started:

  • Host a Candy-Themed Party: Unleash your inner Willy Wonka and throw a candy-tastic party! Decorate with vibrant colors, set up a candy buffet with a variety of treats, and have guests create their own candy masterpieces with a DIY candy bar. Think gummy bears, sprinkles, chocolate, and more!
  • Recreate Classic Candy Recipes: Dust off those recipe books and whip up a batch of homemade candy! From grandma's peanut brittle to fudgy brownies, there's a nostalgic treat waiting to be rediscovered.
  • Plan a Movie Marathon with Movie Theater Candy: Get comfy on the couch, grab your favorite movie, and recreate that classic movie theater experience with popcorn, Milk Duds, and Raisinets.
  • Candy Scavenger Hunt: Hide your favorite candies around the house and send your family or friends on a delightful scavenger hunt. This is a fun activity for both kids and adults!

85 Years of Sweet Success: Celebrating Blair Candy's Birthday

At Blair Candy, we're incredibly proud of our 85-year legacy. From a small, family-owned business to a full-service candy powerhouse, we've come a long way since 1939 and today every aspect of our business is run by fourth-generation family members!

If you're interested in learning more about our history, be sure to click here to read all about it and meet some members of the team who make the candy magic happen behind the scenes every day.

As we celebrate 85 years, be sure to keep a sharp eye on our website as we have some hot new candy that's going to be arriving very soon that you'll want to make a part of your own sweet celebrations all summer long.  Plus, if you haven't joined our email list, be sure to sign up so you'll get in on some sweet savings we'll be offering throughout June.  

Whether you're a lifelong Blair Candy fan or just discovering our sweet selection, we invite you to join the National Candy Month and Blair Candy birthday celebration! Visit our website or stop by our Outlet Store in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to explore our huge candy selection and indulge in some pure sugary joy.