(Closed) Candy bar advice- how much, where to get it etc

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Kayl927:  I did a candy bar as a Maid/Matron of Honor, as a gift to the bride and groom. We bought about 50-60 lbs of candy for 105 people, with some extras (candy necklaces, old fashioned candy sticks, and lollipops) and it was the EXACT right amount. Some leftovers, but not much, and it lasted most of the night.

My advice is to shop around lots and give yourself time, start early. The majority of ours came from a Canadian bulk food chain called Bulk Barn, and it worked perfectly in terms of variety and cost. I bought soft gummy candies about 6 weeks before hand, kept it in a cool dark place, and it stayed fresh. Costco also proved to be a good place, and I checked out Wal-Mart as well. I was very hesitant about ordering online, primarily because of shipping during the summer and fear of getting a blob of melted gelatin. 

If you are having 200+ guests, bulk or wholesale is probably your best bet. You may also want to talk to retailers in your area and see who their suppliers are, to be cost effective. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Try either ohnuts.com or candywarehouse.com. I think ohnuts has better deals though.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Kayl927:  Where did you find the bags??

Post # 8
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Wannabee

candywarehouse is a great place.  I’ve gotten stuff and it is always fresh and reasonably priced.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love nuts.com. We also bought as much as we could from the local grocery stores that sell bulk candy. I found that they were the cheapest, although the selection wasn’t everything we wanted, so we did have to do some online. 

We did about 3/4 lbs per person, and we had leftovers. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TogetherThroughLife:  If I think back and include all of the candy, the jars (some borrowed, some bought) and other supplies, it probably came to about $350CAD. We were very budget conscious since I was also the Maid/Matron of Honor and had a lot of expenses. The containers for guests (chinese style paper boxes) were provided by another family member for free, and the dollar store was my best friend for bowls, boxes to make stands, table cloths, and ladles/tongs! 

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