(Closed) Candy buffet – does each type of candy/jar need its own scoop?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If there aren’t any common allergens. I would have anything with nuts (and maybe milk) with their own scoop and off to one end. Nut allergies are not fun and hopefully people will be mindful of that and not cross contiminate by sharing scoops with nut products.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

More scoops will also speed up the line. Definitely have tongs if you have anything gooey or sticky.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d also go with one per container due to allergies and to not slow the line down.  and have a few extras on hand in case one is dropped on the floor accidentally. 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with that…and not to mention you really don’t want your guests sticking their hands in the containers.  Germs, etc. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It depends on size, location, type of candy etc.  We didn’t have 1 scoop/jar.  Our’s weren’t exactly set next to each other on the same table and people got candy through out the night I don’t think it was a big deal.  I saw plenty of people using their fingers until it got to the bottom!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Unless your candy is in individual wrappers, I would definitely have one scoop/jar.  I think it’s really gross not to have a scooper if your candy is not in wrappers.  It would be really cute to put a little colored ribbon around your scooper that matches your wedding color theme!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you don’t want to use pricey scoopers, go with ice cream scoops, spoons, ladels, etc.  You can usually get these from the Dollar Tree and you’ll be able to reuse them later in your home!!!  Also, it’ll add a little bit more variety to the dull same-old-same-old scoopers. 

Just a thought!!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’d say it’s probaby safest to go for a scoop for each if things aren’t individually wrapped.  I hadn’t thought about it as far as the speed issue, but I think that would help too.

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