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A New Year Begins

My friend from Holland always says “Happy Old and New”. I think this is a great way to remember that we really are moving from old to new, leaving yesterday behind with fond memories and looking forward to the excitement of tomorrow.

Last year, during the Thanksgiving weekend in 2020, we opened our store location in Blairmore, Alberta. It was a lot of work getting everything installed, permitted, purchased, setup, stocked, priced, and ready to open. After all that work, it was a little scary to finally open the door. Will anyone even come? Will they think it’s good? Will they buy anything?

Well, people did come, they do think it ‘s pretty good and they are buying things! As the old year ends and the new year begins, we wanted to express how very grateful we are to our community for all their support. We love your smiles when you come into the store, we love listening to your stories, we love hearing your memories and we really love being part of this great community of Crowsnest Pass.

As we look forward to tomorrow, our priority is still to source unique, quality items and bring them to our community for you. When we opened in October 2020, we started with 300 products and today we have over 675 different products available in our store and on our website. We promise to come to work with a smile everyday and help you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, new homes, new babies, Valentine’s day, Easter, and more.

As for today, we just want to say Thanks. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.

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The Season of Love

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. The season of love.

I first learned about Valentine’s Day back in my elementary school days. Each student would decorate a large envelope or tissue box and attached it to their desk. Later, at home, you would cut and decorate heart-shaped cards and then address them to your ‘valentine’ friends in class. On Valentine’s Day, you would walk around the class and deposit your cards into the envelopes hung on each desk. Sometimes, our class would have a small party and have juice and cookies.

When I was going to elementary school (a long time ago), there weren’t any prepackaged mini candy treats. Usually only a Valentine’s Day card was given. If you were lucky, you would get a few cinnamon hearts or a heart-shaped cookie. Today, there are a multitude of Valentine’s Day gift giving options including mini versions of almost every candy you can think of, all with a built in to/from card.

Today’s Valentine’s Day gift giving still includes the classics – card, flowers and candy. Celebrating love and romance shouldn’t just be a once-a-year thing. This is something that should be celebrated all year long. It shouldn’t include just love and romance, but should also include friendship, appreciation and gratitude.

Crowsnest Candy Company has some unique Valentine’s Day products to wow your special someones this year. Check out our Valentine’s Candy Kabobs or our Smoocher Gummy Lips. We also create Valentine’s Day packages that include a treat, some family-friendly Valentine’s humor and  a small card. We can customize these packages just for you. They are also great for any day of the year, including birthday’s, weddings, and other special events, or just to say thank-you to someone special.

Whether your gift-giving includes cards, flowers, candy or just plain spending time with someone, we hope you have a great day!

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What are you going to be for Halloween?

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Halloween is one of my favourite holidays.

As a kid, you spent all year deciding and planning which costume to wear. If you were lucky, your mom could sew pretty good and make your idea into reality (somewhat). You could hardly wait until after dinner to start running around the neighbourhood collecting all those goodies. Popcorn balls, apples, chocolate bars, Rockets, lollipops, licorice, gum and caramels were the standbys.

The best part of Halloween was getting to try candy that you never had before.  You know those things that your parents would never purchase for you at the store? Someone had dropped them in your bag and you finally got the chance to try them out. Every Halloween, I would find a new favourite chocolate bar, or a new flavour of gum, or just something cool that you had never seen before.

We have found some unique Halloween products to share with you this season. We have lollipops that make your mouth different colours, candy bar wrappers that Glow in the Dark, and Glow in the Dark fangs with watermelon oozing blood.  Check them out before their gone!

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Grandma Summer Camp

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Every summer my parents would bring us out to the farm to visit our Grandparents. My Grandma would plan all kinds of activities to keep us busy. We went to Bible camp, Saskatoon berry picking at the Chain Lakes, Picnics at Willow Creek, baking, and playing cards. My favourite day would be when we drove into town and we each got a quarter to spend. We’d run down to the Stedman’s store and head straight for the candy section. We would check out every item and calculate how many things we could get. One chocolate bar, two gumballs, four licorice, a fizz, a bottle of pop…

Even though our quarter doesn’t go as far these days, we still love candy. The Crowsnest Candy Company wants to bring these memories back to life for you, your kids and grandkids. We even have individual candy items that are less than a quarter!

We have specially selected some unique products that we think you’ll really like. We can also custom create a sweet gift for you or that someone special. We may be small now, buy we have some big plans.

Welcome to the Crowsnest Candy Company!

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The most wonderful time of the year

The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year.

When I was younger, my parents would give us each twenty bucks and send us off to the mall to purchase gifts for each family member. We would walk to every shop looking for that special gift for each person. We would stand in line up after line up to pay. It seemed like everyone was at the mall. If we were lucky, after purchasing all our presents, there would be a few dollars left over. We would head straight to the Woodward’s candy counter and pick out a special treat for ourselves. My brother would always pick soap candy (and he would get lots) and my sister chose pistachios (she’d only get a few). I would pick a jaw breaker because on the drive home, I would be the only one still with candy.

Crowsnest Candy Company can help you save time and find the perfect gift! We have selected some uniquely special holiday products that we think you’ll love. We have Pink Hot Chocolate (Yes, it really is pink!), Sugarfree Christmas mint tins, Allison’s Candy and Marshmallow kabobs, and more. Ask about our customized candy creations, made just for you! We may be small now, but we have some big plans.

Welcome to the Crowsnest Candy Company!