March 17, 2014

National Peanut Lovers Day

by Josh Early Candies


With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Monday, we realize that many of you may be preparing to celebrate the holiday this weekend with your family and friends. Even though we’re looking forward to watching the traditional parades and feasting on plate after plate of corned beef and cabbage, we don’t want our excitement to overshadow our recognition of yet another holiday that allows us to indulge in our love of food – National Peanut Lovers’ Day.

In honor of the occasion, we’ve put together a fun round-up of some of our more popular candies and chocolates that feature peanuts! Better yet? This post allows us to give you a preview of some seasonal Easter chocolates, too.

First up? Our Peanut Butter Cups!

You’re probably already aware that we make Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate versions of our Peanut Butter Cups ($9.35). 

But did you know that we also make a White Chocolate version? While we don’t sell the White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups online, you’ll be able to find them in our Allentown and Bethlehem stores.

Come Eastertime, our Peanut Butter Cups take on a slightly different shape and turn into Peanut Butter Eggs ($8.75), the perfect addition to anyone’s Easter basket.

Want to know what would make another great addition to your Easter baskets this year? Our Peanut Rolled Eggs ($17.50)…


… Or their more traditional cousins, the Peanut Rolled Creams ($17.50). Our Vanilla Butter Creams are dipped into chocolate and then rolled in our freshly roasted and freshly chopped peanuts to create the candy that so many of our customers have grown to love.

For something a little more decadent, try our Peanut Butter Mousse Truffles ($9.60) in both Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. These truffles have hand-cut and hand-rolled peanut butter centers that are topped, one by one, with marshmallow before the whole candies are enrobed in chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate. As one might expect, we also make versions of these truffles that are suitable for Easter – our Peanut Butter Mousse Eggs ($10.25). 

Looking for a little more texture and crunch? Then try our Peanut Butter Straws (Available in store only - $5.75). These delicate and buttery crisps are filled with our peanut butter that we’ve cooked in our copper kettles and are highly addictive. 

And, because almost everything is better when it’s covered with chocolate, we also make Milk Peanut Butter Straws ($9.35) and Dark Peanut Butter Straws ($9.35) that are perfect for satisfying your craving for a candy that’s a little salty and a little sweet. 

For simple, straightforward crunch, try our Peanut Clusters ($9.35) in Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. We start by freshly roasting Spanish peanuts of the highest quality and then cover them with a generous coating of our finest chocolate. The result is a world-class chocolate that’s sure to pleasure even the most discerning peanut lover. 

If those candies still aren’t crunchy enough for you, then we have two more for you to try. First, and probably the most obvious, is our Peanut Crunch ($8.50). Piles of freshly roasted Virginia peanuts are mixed into batches of our most buttery toffee and then left to harden. The scent of these confections setting is intoxicating, and we wouldn’t be surprised if you wound up eating an entire cup of Peanut Crunch in one sitting. 

Finally, we have our Peanut Brittle ($7.65), which is similar in flavor to our Peanut Crunch. Like the Crunch, the Brittle starts off by combining peanuts and toffee. But rather than add the peanuts into the toffee a pile at a time, they’re stirred in to distribute them evenly throughout the hot toffee, and then the mixture is spread out flat to harden and cut into small rectangular pieces. 

As you can see, we have plenty of chocolates and candies to offer all of the peanut lovers out there. We know it’s only a matter of time until you make your way through them all.

Tell us… which peanut (or peanut butter) chocolate or candy do you want to try first?