Popular candy for a buffet? Ideas PLEASE!!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ShabbyChicBee:  well – MY favourites….

Dark Chocolate anything (although they can be an allergy problem as most has the possibility of contact with nuts – if this is a concern fo ryou)

Marshmallow Strawberries

Skittles

m&ms

Pixie Sticks

Swedish Fish

Fuzzy Peaches

Sour Patch Kids

(i could go on for a long long time….)

Post # 4
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995 posts
Busy bee

Maybe go with some of your favorite candies for the candy buffet and then if you want to color coordinate then you can find a bunch of different types. But I think any kind would be welcomed.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I was going to suggest a colour coordinated theme which might help limit the candy you can have… Another suggestion, which my friend did recently, was to go to an Olde World Candy shop and pick really old fashioned sweets. The younger guests loved it as it was different candy to what they’re used to and the older guests had a walk down memory lane, enjoying old boiled sweets of their youth!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would do you and your fiancées favourites as well (maybe with a few general favs) just because if you end up with leftovers….guess who has to eat them!!!!!! And always choose reasonable quality … I’ve been to a wedding were the were really poor tasting generic lollies and everyone just stayed away cause they looked really unappetising as everything chocolate had melted and leaked out the wrapper and all the colours ran as well!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I love sour candies personally, but not everyone is into that. I would go with candies that fit your colour scheme.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sour peach hearts are my faves 🙂

 

+ chocolate anything will be popular!!

Post # 9
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are doing a hybrid between a candy buffet & dessert bar. So.. imagine a 8 ft long candy buffet with candies towards the back, and cheesecakes/gourmey chocolates/brownies/mini cupcakes towards the front!

Larger containers we plan to use crowd-pleasing candies like m&ms, reeses pieces, chocolate covered nuts, or wrapped chocolate candies.

While some of the smaller containers we’ll do sour candies, gumballs, rock candy sticks, pixie sticks, gummy bears, ect.

We actually have a very large candy factory close to where we live.. which is where to plan to get most of our candy from.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I love sweets, but the only kind I go for in candy buffets are chocolates.  Maybe tried foil-wrapped chocolates to match your colour theme?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

wait til after valentines day to get the pink and red foiled hearts– we had crunch,butterfingers,mms, skittles, starburst, choclate cigars, sour patch kids,reeses peices, reeses peanubutter cups, cinnamon bears, chocolate covered macadamia nut clusters from costco, abba zabba– that was the only thing we had left–

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ShabbyChicBee:  We had candy corn at our wedding and it was the FIRST candy to ru out! I was super surprised but it was apparently pretty popular 🙂 

We just went to Sams Club and got BAGS of candy that gave us more per pound but were also worth the price. We had star burst, skittles, almond joys, sour patch, kisses, and candy corn. 

Maybe you can just go check out what you can find in bulk? 

Post # 13
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The most popular items at my candy bar were chocolate covered almonds, fancy jelly beans and gummy coke bottles. The least popular were mini swiss wrapped chocolates and gummy bears.

my one tip is not overbuy too much.  My DH insisted that we buy MORE and MORE and we had a crazy amount left over.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ShabbyChicBee:  Everything that’s already been listed, PLUS saltwater taffy and rock candy. Both are really easy to get in your wedding colors so they can be fun! 🙂

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ShabbyChicBee:  Lots of the ideas already listed are pretty solid, I’ve seen candy bars done in multiple ways: some with just sweets such as skittles, Dots, twizzlers, sweet tarts, or others with more chocolate variety.

The best one I’ve seen included clusters of peanuts, almonds, etc.  The candy bar had jars of plain nuts such as cashews and almonds, but also choc covered pretzles, choc raisins, and a few other things I can’t remember.  There was a jar of clusteres nuts too, they were covered/clustered together by some sort of fabuous sweet coating.  I don’t know where you buy them but those clusters were hands-down the BEST.  Having nuts or pretzles is something a little more filling for guests too, rather than just pure sugar.

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