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Beware of Lines? The Lines are TRADITION!

Waiting in lines is part of the human experience — it’s one of the indicators that we live in a civil linessociety. Even so, it’s a total pain to stand around waiting for something, especially during a busy time of year like the holidays. At Candyland, waiting in line is one of our oldest holiday traditions — it’s up there with Sponge Candy and Peppermint Bark. Stepping into a Candyland store during a holiday rush is an experience all of its own. The rush of warm air right when you step in and stomp the snow off of your boots smells of sweet caramel corn, and classic holiday music fills the air. You hear the friendly chatter of your fellow waiters, and you settle in to wait for that sweet treat you’ve just got to get. The rhythm of the air popper keeps time, and you watch bags and boxes and tins getting filled and leaving the store in droves. The line moves along, and everyone from toddlers to senior citizens shuffles forward together.  Customers have waited in these lines each year, one year older and wiser each time, but still craving the sweet treats that only Candyland can give! Whether you’re giving a gift or grabbing something for yourself, next time you’re waiting in a classic Candyland rush, be sure to take a moment and appreciate the sweet, traditional experience.


Build your Dream Gingerbread House- Candyland Style

by Ariel (

Candy Foundation

Whether you’ve bought a ready-made gingerbread house or building your own from scratch, we all know the exciting part is decorating your house with all your favorite festive candyland treats!

Go Candy Crazy

To create a creative, bright, unique gingerbread, you’re gonna need Candyland’s help- we’ve got you!

Our wide variety of candy selections will ensure they’ll be no other house like yours on the block!

A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

You don’t need a large amount of each candy to make your beautiful dream gingerbread house.

We’ve made it easy for all your gingerbread house needs whether you are making one house or throwing a gingerbread house making party with candyland’s minimum $1 per candy purchase! But always factor in the “One for the Ginger bread house & One piece for you” action, you know thats you. 

So, come on in to one of our four store locations to get your creative holiday decorating ideas flowing!

Candyland Shopping List:

  • Gumdrops (and or spicettes)
  • Shoestring Licorice (great for siding/sidewalks)
  • Christmas Tree Pretzels (exterior decor)
  • Mini Candy Canes
  • Chocolate Rocks — Great for Chimneys & Stone walkways!
  • Sugar Plums, c’mon..They’re SUGAR PLUMS! 
  • Starlite Kisses
  • Spearmint leaves (greenery)
  • Cinnamon Bears (so cute, anywhere!)
  • Handmade Ribbon Candy
  • Red and Black Raspberries
  • Chocolate presents
  • Snowballs
  • Red and green bells/tree candy
  • Bag of Chicago Mix(R)! Not for the ginger bread house, but for enjoyment during build time!

Share Your Sweet Designs

We want see your creatively delicious homes! Post your Candyland inspired gingerbread house ideas and pictures on our fb page [gdlr_button href=”″ target=”_self” size=”medium” background=”#000000″ color=”#ffffff”]@Candyland1932[/gdlr_button]

We know it’s chilly, but we’d love to see you in one of our four conveniently located Candyland locations this season, or you can always visit us online store at today to get your fix!

Share in the sweetness all season long @Candyland1932 #ChicagoMix(R)

Ginger Bread House 1

Ginger Bread House 1

House built on a love for Licorice Shoestrings!

Ginger Bread House

Ginger Bread House

Cinnamon Bears and Spearmint Leaves in the window-yum!


Emma’s Sweet Share

Emma is an original Stillwater team member when we opened our doors in the summer of 2012! She’s currently studying away at college & on school breaks can be found working in our Stillwater store! Heres a little share from her,

Emma's First Day!

Emma’s First Day!

“I have been working at Candyland since I was fifteen years old — going on 5 years now. That’s 4 and a half years of telling confused and amused customers what a Squirrel Turd is (a puffed pretzel with peanut butter). 4 and a half years of listening to my friends complain about their retail jobs and grinning because my job comes with free candy! 4 and a half years of walking in parades, serving at Summer Tuesdays, and filling tins for the holidays. Over all of this time, however, my favorite part of working at Candyland has been serving kids.

I can’t lie — there have been a lot of people who come in and joke about feeling like ‘a kid in a candy store.’ These people are on to something — kids in candy stores really are excited in a totally infectious way. It always makes my day to hand a toddler a lollipop bigger than their head and to see them light up with glee, or to hand a school age kid a bag of Gummi Worms and see them practice saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to me. I’m lucky in that everyone that I serve at my job is genuinely excited for the products I get to give them, but nothing compares to those kids as they dig into their sweet haul.
Candy makes everyone happy. I love being able to bring a little joy into people’s days. Sometimes the shifts feel long, or sometimes I get tired — but seeing the big, genuine smile on a child’s face as they open up their bag of popcorn — that makes it all worth it. ”

by Emma F.

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