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  • All About American Chocolate Week

    If there’s one thing Americans can’t seem to get enough of, it’s chocolate. Dark, milk, white, solid, melted, or baked, we all love to indulge in delicious chocolate treats. In fact, according to chocolatestore.com, Americans consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate every year. That’s a whopping 11 pounds of chocolate per person! With a love of chocolate this strong, it’s no wonder there’s a national holiday that allows us to pay tribute to our favorite sweet treat! Continue reading

  • How To Avoid Seized Chocolate

    As much as we love chocolate, it can be a real pain in the you-know-what to work with sometimes. It’s one thing to toss a few chocolate chips into a batch of cookies, but melting chocolate to use for candy making, sauces, glazes, and more introduces a whole new level of difficulty to the process. Exposing chocolate to moisture or excessive heat can be disastrous when trying to melt chocolate and can cause it to seize. Knowing what causes chocolate to seize and how to avoid it will make working with melted chocolate a much more enjoyable, and tasty, experience. Continue reading

  • Sweet Holiday Gift Baskets

    Christmas is quickly approaching and if you’re like most people, you still have a few gifts left to buy. Chances are that the people you still need to shop for are difficult to buy for or you would have already bought them something. We feel your pain and we have a solution! Everyone loves getting candy and chocolate for Christmas and it’s an especially sweet gift when you get a gift basket full of both! Below we’ve listed some of our favorite types of gift baskets to give as holiday gifts and we’re sure you’ll find a perfect one for everyone on your shopping list! Continue reading

  • Candy Gifts For Everyone On Your List

    Christmas will be here before you know it and shopping for everyone on your list in time for December 25th can be a real chore. But there’s good news… Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful at all! In fact, it can be a downright sweet experience! Especially with a little help from Royal Candy Company. We have thousands of delicious candies and chocolates in stock that are perfect for everyone on your Christmas list. The best part is you can shop online right from the comfort of your own home! With low prices on the best holiday treats and free shipping on orders of $50 or more, Christmas shopping has truly never been so sweet! To help get you started on crossing some gifts off your list, here are some of our favorite treats for the people on your Christmas list. Continue reading

  • The History of Hanukkah Gelt

    With Hanukkah quickly approaching, we’ve been thinking a lot about some sweet Hanukkah treats we’d like to enjoy throughout the Festival of Lights. At the top of our list for sure is tons of chocolate Hanukkah gelt. Gelt is a Yiddish term for money and it has become a traditional gift given to celebrate Hanukkah. Not that we have an issue with giving the gift of chocolate for any holiday, but we’ve been wondering, how did chocolate coins become associated with Hanukkah? To answer that question, we’ve been doing a little research that you can now use to impress your Hanukkah guests! Continue reading

  • Death By Chocolate Dessert Recipes

    October 28th is National Chocolate Day and we can’t think of a sweeter way to celebrate than with a bunch of death by chocolate desserts! When it comes to dessert, you can’t ever have too much chocolate. That’s why we LOVE these death by chocolate recipes! They’re jammed packed with layer upon layer of rich, chocolaty goodness that is simply irresistible. So get ready to hit the kitchen to try your hand at making one (or several!) of these decadently indulgent death by chocolate desserts! Continue reading

  • How To Perfectly Pair Chocolate & Wine

    Few things in life are better than chocolate, but we believe wine comes in a pretty close second. There’s something about pairing chocolate with wine that brings out the flavor characteristics of both making them even more enjoyable. When it comes to chocolate there is much more to choosing a variety than simply milk, dark or white. The same goes for wine. Within the reds, whites, and blushes, there are thousands of wines out there to choose from. No matter which chocolate or wine you pick, we can help you make sure they go great together. Just keep the tips below in mind when shopping for chocolate and wine to make sure they pair together perfectly. Continue reading

  • Chocolate Terminology 101

    At Royal Candy Company, we love chocolate! Not just eating it, but learning about it too. We believe that a basic knowledge of chocolate terminology can make all the difference in the world when it comes to making chocolate treats. Using the wrong chocolate for a recipe or preparing your chocolate using the wrong technique can turn your would be delicious treats into an unappetizing mess. Review some of these common chocolate terms below and you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert chocolatier in no time! Continue reading

  • Sweet Chocolate Caramel Treats for National Chocolate Caramel Day

    On March 19th, there is a national day to beat all national days where two of our favorite foods collide to make some of the most delicious treats imaginable. On this special day, we celebrate the sweet combination of chocolate and caramel. This delicious combination is so popular that it demanded a day of it’s own known as National Chocolate Caramel Day. In honor of this sweet day, we’re sharing some of our favorite chocolate caramel candies with you that are perfect to enjoy on this special day or any other day for that matter! Continue reading

  • The Hottest Chocolate On The Block Is Blonde

    Recently, you may have noticed Hershey advertising a new chocolate bar called Hershey’s Gold. This new chocolate bar isn’t just a play on words created to capitalize on the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, which began a little over two month after the candy bar was released. This candy bar is actually gold in color because it’s made from caramelized or blonde chocolate. Blonde chocolate? That’s right! Just when you thought the world of chocolate only consisted of the milk, dark, and white varieties, along comes the sweet new addition of blonde chocolate. Continue reading

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