BLOSSOM, TEXAS – We hear from fans of the Peanut Rounder. It’s “soft and delicious” soft textured peanut candy made by Anderson Candy Company. Blossom is in Lamar County, in the northern part of the state. The company apparently has its roots in the 1940s, when a fellow named DanMORE HERE

Once an institution in New York, Bartons Confections candy is still around. Founded in 1898, their site says that it was in 1938 that the company was started by Viennese chocolatier Stephen Klein. He started Bartons Salon De Chocolat Shops in the New York area. We are fans of theirMORE HERE

KANSAS CITY – It started at a wedding reception in Kansas City, Missouri in 1945. Walter Bogdon rolled hard candy into sticks, and then decided to dump them into chocolate. Thus was born Bogdon’s Reception Stick. Many other products of the Bogdon Candy Company Inc. have since been introduced includingMORE HERE

Nestle Wins Annual Trick-or-Treat Survey SARASOTA – Looking at the candy that comes in after trick or treating is always a thrill, because there is usually something good in there to steal from your children. Another reason why we like to look at what comes in is to figure outMORE HERE

A reader writes: “I remember Fancy Fruit Life Savers being my favorites as a boy and I cannot seem to find them anywhere … Discontinued? What’s the story? I’ve seen Tropical Fruits available but rarely … Hmmm” Yes,  you are not imagining things, dear BrandlandUSA Reader. Life Savers are aMORE HERE