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Christmas Candy

Christmas Candy and Chocolate for Gifts for the Holiday

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;"

The classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore illustrates perfectly the anticipation and mood that Christmas brings. So, unless you have been naughty all year, one could expect to get more than a mere lump of coal. But what, might you ask? Candy! And toys! Socks, lockets and chocolates! And while I don't believe The English Tea Store has their own brand of socks, what we do have is an abundance and plethora of candies, chocolates and many other gifts for the holidays that all make for wonderful stocking stuffers. Check out our wide selection of top tier Christmas candy.

Best Christmas Candy and Chocolate Boxes

One of our most popular Christmas candies at The English Tea Store are the Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons. Imported from the United Kingdom and made by one of the most well-known chocolate companies in the world, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons are smooth, rich and decadent. With the first ingredient being milk compared to sugar, you can be sure you are getting a legitimate English Chocolate with all the flavor and creaminess you can ask for.

Bailey's Chocolate Caramels incorporate the iconic taste of Bailey's Liqueur infused with caramel and covered in chocolate. A tasty treat worthy of gifting to someone special.

Coming to us from Ireland are the Guiness Dark Chocolate Truffles. With a dark chocolate shell on the outside and a creamy ganache flavored with their world renowned Guiness beer on the inside, these little gems are perfect for the seekers of stout in your life.

Individually Wrapped Candies for Christmas Candy Bowl

The holiday season is a time for giving and sharing, and what better way to do that than to offer the people you care about a bowl full of Christmas candy? I mean, you know they'll take it. The English Tea Store has got some stellar options for individually wrapped candies to put into your Christmas bowl.

The Cadbury Heroes Tub is going to be your go to for individually wrapped candies. This jolly old stocky tub is filled with miniature versions of some of Cadbury's most famous candy bars that includes, the Twirl, Eclair, Dairy Milk, Dairy Milk with Caramel, Wispa, Fudge, Creme Egg, and the Dinky Decker, the Double Decker's smaller counterpart.

And for Mars' answer to the Cadbury Heroes Tub, we have the Mars Celebration Tub. Weighing in just a skosh heavier than the Cadbury Heroes Tub, this hefty bubba has England's small versions of American favorites such as the Snickers bar, Mars bar, Twix and the Milky Way along with their own Galaxy Caramel and Galaxy Chocolate, Malteasers and Bounty.

The Cadbury Selection Stocking is a solid stocking full of full-size patented Cadbury chocolates and candy bars. These make for the perfect after dinner dessert or to munch on come Christmas morning. This is imported from the UK and features the candy bars, Twirl, Wispa, Dairy Milk and Dairy Milk Oreo, the Double Decker and Crunchie.

Traditional Hard Christmas Candies, what is a popular Christmas candy?

Traditional hard Christmas candies have made their stake with the sweet tooths of the world, young and old for quite some time. Most notorious and perhaps synonymous with Christmas candy is that of the candy cane, a peppermint flavored piece of hard candy in the shape of a cane. Butterscotch candies, peppermint in all forms and a whole slew of fruit flavored hard candies have been a part of Christmas tradition for the better part of a century.

Why are candy canes used at Christmas?

Candy canes are thought to have first made their appearance at the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany in 1670. The story behind this is that these were designed as a way to keep children quiet during Christmas service, specifically the choir, which usually ran a little longer than normal service. Their choirmaster had tasked a local candy maker with the design. These were to be sugar sticks bent into the shape of a Shepperd's crook. This would also ensure that the candy cane could also be used as an accessory to aid in teaching. Candy canes were originally white to represent the purity of Jesus and didn't get their striped appearance until the early 1900's. The switch to peppermint was around this time though as lore holds, there isn't a known reason for this.

What is the oldest Christmas candy?

A candy called Marzipan is one of the oldest traditional Christmas candies. It consists of honey, sugar and almond meal and is usually shaped in the form of cheery fruits and animals, can be chocolate covered and even made into biscuits. The history of Marzipan is a little muddied, with the dispute over its origins still up for debate. Some claim that it comes from Persia, while others will say it comes from Germany, Italy, France and Spain. Regardless of where this sweet recipe came from it has been a staple around Christmas time for centuries.