When I woke up this morning, I had no idea I would be speaking on the phone with someone from Smarties. Oh, what fun it was. I only hope my voice was as clear as hers, I still haven’t had enough coffee yet. I learned a lot from this conversation.
I have known the Smarties brand for a long, long time but what I didn’t know is that the Smarties company is still family owned and operated. In times like today, that really makes me feel great. Family oriented and business can be a tricky balance, and it seems as thought Smarties just may have that down pat. Kudos!
“Ce De Candy, Inc. has been owned and operated by three generations of the Dee family since 1949. On January 10, 1949, Edward “Eddie” Dee brought his family from England to New Jersey. Equipped with only two machines, a rented facility and a lot of ingenuity, he succeeded in founding Ce De Candy, Inc., makers of Smarties®, America’s favorite candy wafer roll.
Eddie, his sons and granddaughters all currently work together under the same roof at the Union, New Jersey location. You can find Smarties® and other Ce De Candy, Inc. products in pharmacies, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, specialty shops, grocery, dollar, convenience and local corner stores as well as our online store.”
Now another thing that I learned this morning is that the entire line of Smarties products are gluten and major allergen free. I know that many people have opted for a gluten free diet for many different reasons. Smarties Rolls are tamper evident, only 25 calories in a pack, dairy free and vegan friendly!
To be sure that your Smarties Product is in fact allergen and gluten free, check the UPC number, if it begins with
“0 11206”, then you know it was bagged and manufactured in one of the Smarties facilities and that it is allergen free.
The newest item to the Smarties family of products is Bubble Gum Smarties (I really want to try these!) might contain traces of soy lecithin. So always be sure to check the product description for ingredients and nutritional information. The Smarties site is packed full of useful information!
There are so many goodies Smarties has to offer via their online store. You could grab a ball cap, and a Smarties tee glue some Smarties rolls to yourself and go as a Smartie for Halloween! Or use a pair of pants, glue some Smarties on them and go as a Smarties Pants.
I’m also happy to let you all know that if you are going to be at Show Me The Blog | STL Blogging & Social Media Conference, both Winter Witch and I will be there, with tutus on. Be ready to trick-or-treat us, be nice and we’ll treat YOU! Smarties has goodies on the way to take to the conference that we’ll be handing out to those of you there. We’re looking forward to meeting you all!
Win It: Prizes Will Be Shipped Via 2-Day UPS in order to have Smarties to hand out to your treaters!
Three winners will each receive:
Smarties Pops (120 pops) $18
3 Pound Bag of Smarties (180 rolls) $5.99
Smarties Koozie $3.99
Total Prize Value – $27.98
Buy It: You can purchase Smarties online and from other major retailers. Prices may vary from store to store.
Visit Smarties online and tell me another product that you like or would like to try.
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1. Winner is Comment #126 Marj
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3. Winner is Comment #48 Nicole-Lynn