Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Sweet St. Patrick’s Day Treat: Irish Potato Candy

Stutz St. Patrick's Day CandyAlthough people all over the world celebrate on the 17th day of March in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, the revelry and tradition of the day is purely an American invention. Irish-Americans invented St. Patrick’s Day as a way to confirm ethnic identity and to create bonds of solidarity. The first publicly celebrated St. Patrick’s Day was in 1737 Boston, where a large population of Irish immigrants resided.

It is frequently said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish −and like any holiday worth it’s weight in green brew, this holiday it rich in traditional food. In Ireland, the day is usually celebrated by eating food such as pink bacon or savory roast chicken. Lamb stew accompanied by traditional Irish soda bread, bangers and mash and Shepherd’s Pie are other tasty ways to celebrate authentically. Surprisingly, corned beef and cabbage is more of an Irish-American tradition than an authentically Irish one.

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Paddy’s Day Spuds – A local St. Patrick’s Day favorite and tradition!

Irish potato candy is an example of a St. Patrick’s Day tradition that is not authentically Irish. Rather, Irish potato candy is a Philadelphia-based confection that, despite its name, is not from Ireland, nor does it usually contain any potato. Irish potato candy is typically made of a blend of coconut, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese that is rolled in cinnamon on the outside, making them look like small potatoes. The original creator hoped to erase the awful memories of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the mid 1800s by creating the candy concoctions that looks like real miniature potatoes. Continue Reading A Sweet St. Patrick’s Day Treat: Irish Potato Candy

Candy: The Perfect Corporate Gift

The corporate gift you give is a reflection of you and of your company. Show your most valued clients and employees that they are appreciated with a personalized gift from Stutz Candy. You can rely on Stutz Candy to represent your company’s high standards because we share these same values – principles such as pride in our work, the drive to succeed, and an unwavering commitment to please the customer are our hallmarks.

Chocolate and Candy Corporate Gift Giving

Give a personalized business card size chocolate with your company name or logo on it.

Express your gratitude to the valued business associates, clients, customers and employees that have contributed to the success of your business with a gift they will long remember. Delectable corporate gifts include:

  1. Everyone’s Pleasure Candy Gift Tower – Consists of 1.5 pounds of milk and dark regular assortment, 1-pound milk and dark assorted butter creams and 1-pound salted roasted cashews.
  2. The “Perfect” Candy Gift Tower – Features a little bit of everything! 12 oz. milk and dark chocolate assortment, 1-pound milk and dark assorted butter creams, single tray of milk chocolate covered pretzels (12 pretzels), and 1-pound salted roasted cashews.
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