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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Candy Month: Lotte E. Wedel Chocolates from Poland and Wedgewood Walters Nougat Candy from South Africa

    ​From chocolate, to fruity gummies and hard candy, to liquorice, caramels, marshmallows, taffy, and more, candy has been around for centuries. It comes in all shapes and sizes, too! But where did “candy” come from? Let’s take a look.

    Candy can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians where they, along with the Chinese and Indians, combined fruits, nuts and honey to make sweets. Once sugar processing was discovered, though, it kickstarted a new candy industry.

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Candy Month: Cote D’Or Chocolate from Belgium and Morinaga Hi-Chew Candy from Japan

    ​From chocolate, to fruity gummies and hard candy, to liquorice, caramels, marshmallows, taffy, and more, candy has been around for centuries. It comes in all shapes and sizes, too! But where did “candy” come from? Let’s take a look.

    Candy can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians where they, along with the Chinese and Indians, combined fruits, nuts and honey to make sweets. Once sugar processing was discovered, though, it kickstarted a new candy industry.

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Candy Month: Nordic Sweets Gummy Candy from Sweden and Leone Candies from Italy

    From chocolate, to fruity gummies and hard candy, to liquorice, caramels, marshmallows, taffy, and more, candy has been around for centuries. It comes in all shapes and sizes, too! But where did “candy” come from? Let’s take a look.

    Candy can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians where they, along with the Chinese and Indians, combined fruits, nuts and honey to make sweets. Once sugar processing was discovered, though, it kickstarted a new candy industry.

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Candy Month!

    Welcome to Discoveries at the Jungle, where each month we’ll take a look at some of the most interesting, flavorful and sometimes bizarre international items Jungle Jim’s has to offer. This month, we’re featuring candy from around the world! So far this year we have focused on coffee, tea, snacks and pasta, so if you missed those posts, make sure you go back and give them a read.

    From chocolate, to fruity gummies and hard candy,

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  • You Came, You Saw, You Beanboozled!

    If you stopped by either Jungle Jim’s locations on Saturday, April 22 – National Jelly Bean Day – we’re sure you saw a spinning wheel and heard cackles of both disgust and delight! The Candy Department excitedly held their first ever Beanboozled Challenge, and boy, oh boy, were there a lot of kids and adults who were ready to step up and try their luck!  We put together a short video highlighting some of the many, Read article
  • Are You Brave Enough to Take The Beanboozled Challenge?

    ​Can you guess which candy was President Ronald Reagan’s favorite?  If you guessed the Jelly Bean – you’re right! The blueberry flavor we’ve all come to know and love was created just for his first inauguration. These little delicious goodies are gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, fat free and kosher. In the U.S., there are 16 billion jelly beans manufactured each year – just for EASTER!

    To celebrate this iconic candy, we are excited to announce a Beanboozled Challenge at both Jungle Jim’s locations,

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  • Say Hello To Our Candy Department, They’re Eager to Meet You!

    We are excited to finally join the Jungle Jim’s E-Newsletter!

    Did you know that the candy departments at both locations are almost 6000 square feet of deliciousness? From old favorites – like Necco Wafers and Skybar, to the latest candy concoctions featuring Spongebob and Hello Kitty – Jungle Jim’s Candy Department has it all!

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but don’t worry, we have you covered. Chocolate Hearts from Russell Stover,

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  • Candy of the Holidays, Courtesy of Natural Foods

    I am sitting at my desk in Jungle Jim’s International Market getting ready to write an article for our newsletter. It’s hard to believe tomorrow is Christmas! I pick up one of the many flavors of Hammond’s All Natural Candy Canes that are spread out in an array of colors across my desk and my memories sweep me back to a kinder, gentler time.

    I remember back to my childhood days when I would wake up on Christmas morning and discover all of the wonderful things left for me under the tree!

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