How to Find the Best Traditional Christmas Candy

by katiem2

The best way to buy traditional Christmas candy is to know both a bit of the history behind the candy, where to get the best and get a great deal. Follow along as we cover both.

One of the oldest and most treasured time honored Christmas traditions is coal. Getting a lump of coal is one tradition that's turned into a fun spirited candy gag. As the legend goes, kids that are bad throughout the year get a lump of coal for Christmas. This has evolved into a very fun tradition over time. Everyone gets a kick out of the tradition. So you better watch out you better not pout because Santa Claus is watching you! You don't want to get nothing but a lump of coal in your stocking. You bet it's true, he knows if you've been bad or good so be good!

The Lump of Coal Tradition

The modern day lump of coal tradition is to give delicious candy that actually looks and feels like real coal.

The History of Giving a Lump of Coal at Christmas

It all started in Holland.

  1. If a child was good they got a toy and candy
  2. BUT if a child was bad they got a big ole fat, dirty lump of coal.

Buy your own lump of coal for that special someone's stocking to your right, it is delicious and fun.

Many carry on the tradition by giving coal to children, siblings and even parents, a lump of coal in a  Christmas stocking is a fun and time honored tradition.

If this is a lost tradition or one you have never heard of go ahead do it and expect rave reviews by adding this fun and now tasty tradition to your Christmas holiday!

Christmas Candy Favorites

Favorite Must Have Christmas Candy Treats Traditions

The most loved and time honored Christmas candy makes for a great Christmas holiday.

Many a young child believes in Santa and families on Santa's route treasure the memories made during Christmas time, the letters to Santa, the stockings hung for Santa to fill.

Every child remembers the taste of a special treat dreaming of Christmas morning and how good it will taste!

The best Christmas candy can always be found on the top of every stocking candy list of all time favorites.

Special Christmas candies always put a huge smile on the faces of kids old and young alike.

Sheer joy is a given every time the young and old alike lay eyes on the bulging stockings packed with all their favorites.  

I've done my homework and found out the top candy favorites making a list of the best Christmas Candy money can buy.

Just to the right you will see my two favorite candies for Christmas, not just for me but family members.  I have several dear family and friends who love caramel and hard candies at Christmas time.

I found Hammond Candy years ago when my kids were little, this candy has proven to be the best I have found after exhausting searches and reviews. 

This high quality and still made by hand candy, even their candy canes are a pleasant surprise every year and still considered the ultimate dream candy to find in stockings,

The best Christmas gifts come with thought, planning and most of all early shopping. Get the best gifts for the ones you love now and relax when the holidays rolls around.

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Hard Christmas Candies

Christmas Candy Canes

The Traditional Christmas Candy Favorite that tops the list is Candy Canes. What is Christmas without candy canes.

I must say I was not surprised I mean who doesn't have a candy cane for Christmas.

It's one of the most commonly used decor items restocked each holiday season.

After all candy canes do go everywhere, the tree, decor all around the house, on packages and in gift bags.

Candy canes busy kids with a safe activity they can add while trimming the tree.

Kids, young and old alike, love decorating the tree with candy canes. This is another great holiday tradition. 

Next on the list of Christmas candy favorites following coal is;

  • Candy Coal
  • Ribbon Candy
  • Hard Candy
  • Rock Candy
Christmas wouldn't be the same with all those old kids movies and classics for the family to gather round and enjoy. Keep Christmas traditions alive and well with these classics.

Hand Crafted Christmas Candies

Next on the list of Christmas candy favorites is no doubt a special favorite of adults.

This list covers the homemade favorites and while you may not be a great candy maker you can get great homemade candy if you know where to look for it.  

I'm highlighting the online greats of the homemade candy world just to your right.  

The amazing and brilliant part to this entire process of buying homemade Christmas fudges online is you get amazing quality while saving time and money.  

After buying the ingredients, making the candy (which we know we cannot) you will have spent more time and money not to mention the mess in your kitchen you face.  

After shopping for ingredients, spending a lot of money, making the candy, cleaning and kitchen, packing the candy in gift boxes or bags, you run the risk of making a awful batch of candy you can't share with anyone.

Will you throw the underwhelming batch of candy away or keep it around for the family and you yourself eating far more than you'd like to admit, packing on pounds you do not want?

This shopping review is a fool proof way to insure you get the best holiday candy all while avoiding the pitfalls and expenses of making it yourself.  

Besides, who needs to know where you got it? I won't tell.  

Christmas Candy Favorites

  • Divinity
  • Almond Bark
  • Cordial Cherries
  • Rum balls
  • Toffee
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Fudge
  • Peppermint Fudge

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Christmas Pastries and Delights

Baklava is a Christmas holiday favorite here in the great melting pot of blended cultures from all over the world we call America.

Last but not least is a widely popular Baklava.

Yes, Baklava people just wait for any excuse to enjoy the great taste of Baklava.

No Christmas is complete without this much desired treat. If you haven't tried Baklava now's the time.

Enjoy a memory packed Holiday

Happy Holidays, Katie

Updated: 11/20/2018, katiem2
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katiem2 on 12/17/2012

Barb, Glad you found the Christmas Candy Finder :)K

BarbRad on 12/14/2012

You have highlighted some of my favorite candies all year round.

katiem2 on 07/17/2012

Burntchestnut, My oldest daughter loves that ice cream, Edy's is her favorite!

AngelaJohnson on 07/17/2012

Around Christmas, the grocery stores sell ice cream with bits of hard peppermint throughout. Yum!

Regi_B on 07/12/2012

This Wizzle makes me merry! :-D

Tolovaj on 07/02/2012

One of best Christmas traditions in our country is making our own candies. Holiday is really great opportunity to be together, share precious moments (or some stress, ekhm) and have great time in general.

Coal is not in our tradition, but if it tastes so good as the one on your photo looks, I believe in couple of years everybody would know everything about it...

Jasmine on 06/28/2012

True, I do it all the time lol

katiem2 on 06/28/2012

Jasmine, That's a great way to look at it, you can always admire the sights and aroma of Christmas candies. Smelling something is really close to tasting it.

Jasmine on 06/28/2012

Candy canes are my Christmas favorites! Unfortunately, because I have gluten and dairy allergies, I can't eat candy, but there's a bright side to it - less cellulite lol

katiem2 on 06/21/2012

Brenda, Great to hear candy coal has inspired you in June, Christmas in June is a big deal, this is the month shoppers really get serious about completing their shopping list. I look forward to reading your up coming article.

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