Cool Treats Remember Good Ol’ Summertimes
As the population ages and trends change, nostalgia for the treats of youth increase; retiring Baby Boomers, hardworking Gen Xers, and Millennials love to share their flavor memories with children –– after all, why should kids have all the fun? Companies like Nostalgia Electrics and Pennsylvania Dutch Candies are bringing back the old-fashioned treats people love, while Zoku and Fundex provide the fun experiences that help make new memories for both today’s youth and the young at heart.
Nostalgia Electrics Crackles with Warm Memories
The carnival only rolls through town once a year, with its delightful, quick fare that entices everyone to walk down memory lane. But why wait for that one time? Throwing a “Carnival Night” party complete with fun foods and machines from Nostalgia Electrics will have everyone lining up for “just one more!” Partiers can step right up to the Old Fashioned Hot Dog Roller for a quick, convenient treat. The Roller holds up to eight regular hot dogs or four foot-longs, and conceals a bun warmer in its colorful canopy. Those who are feeding a crowd need look no further than the Old Fashioned Hot Dog Cart™ & Umbrella. This frankly fabulous, commercially-rated vintage cart includes three inserts for condiments, a beverage cooler, hot dog rollers and steamers. Great for family reunions and large parties!
What meal would be complete without dessert? Nostalgia Electrics has everything for both hot and cold desserts! You scream, we scream, we all scream for the Ice Cream Sandwich Maker! Fun-makers can whip up some cool, tasty treats with this simple machine. It includes translucent ice cream molds and a quick-cooking grill designed to dazzle. The Ice Cream Sandwich Maker can create both round and rectangular cookies, and can even be used to toast up tasty pizzelles.
No visit to the carnival would be complete without a wispy pink twist of cotton candy. Nostalgia’s Old Fashioned Cotton Candy Machine can satisfy even the most impatient sweet tooth. The cart itself is a throw-back to the 1900s, with a sleek, pink and white design that catches the eye and sets the mouth to watering. The machine couldn’t be easier to use, and revelers of all ages will only have a brief wait before indulging in mounds of puffy, cloud-like candy floss. Don’t forget to stock up on loads of the Cotton Candy Kit! These kits, which come with both blue and pink sugars, include 24 paper cones to complete the carnival experience.
Step right up to www.nostalgiaelectrics.com for these and other magic machines that bring the party, and warm memories, home.
Enjoy Flavor Blasts from the Past with Candies from Pennsylvania Dutch
Their Crunchy Peanut Squares are pure nutty goodness! These addictive, kosher nuts are coated in a sweet glaze that brings out the kid in anyone. A trip down memory candy(cane) lane includes sanded candies (those hard candies coated with a special dusting of sugar). They are available in twelve flavors, from traditional horehound and sassafras to watermelon and root beer.
The memories all come back to be shared with a new generation with the banana-flavored Circus Peanuts. Soft and sweet, these Circus Peanuts will be the basis for a new generation. For over 35 years, young and old have indulged in Flat Mountain Taffy. This family favorite comes in individually-wrapped one-ounce pieces that can be easily slipped into the pocket and shared later. Don’t forget to load up on licorice: Pennsylvania Dutch offers two varieties —black and red –– in the conventional laces and in the hard-to-find pipes. Get them by the pound to ensure more satisfied customers!
“They just don’t make them like they used to,” will never be heard again when satisfied customers indulge on Pennsylvania Dutch’s delectable peanut brittle. This peanut-filled treat is kosher and also comes in chocolate. Chocolate lovers celebrate the old-fashioned goodies from Pennsylvania Dutch. Chocolate-drenched delights come in six varieties, from crunchy almonds coated in milk chocolate to the top-of-the-line gourmet peanut butter cups. Everyone craves popcorn, and nothing beats Popcorn on the Cob. This all-natural treat can be popped in the microwave and in minutes, the whole gang has something to share.
Put an old-fashioned candy shop on your counter, with assortments from www.padutchcandies.com
Zoku is Tops for Cool Pops
The innovative minds at Zoku invented every popsicle-lover’s dream: the Quick-Pop Maker. It’s BPA and phthalate free, ensuring peace of mind. Absolutely nothing comes close to Zoku’s amazing Quick-Pop Maker, which can turn out frozen in about seven minutes. The specially-designed, compact base can be stored in the freezer for fast use, and can make up to nine frosty treats at a time. Can’t eat that many at once or making a bunch for a party? The Zoku Storage Case is the perfect way to store the frozen pops. The storage case is an attractive, airtight container that displays and preserves the pops until they are ready to be enjoyed.
Zoku’s Quick-Pop Maker is a boon to the creative cook too, as the possibilities for the frozen creations are easy-to-make and simply endless. Update old-fashioned strawberry or root beer flavored pops with a twist by using Zoku Tools. Zoku Tools include a handyman’s delight for the kitchen: two beautiful stencils add movement to the frozen creations, while the siphon makes it easy to create flavored-core pops. The three, drip-free Zoku cups allow for accurate measuring and less waste. The Zoku angle tray is a truly creative touch, allowing for the most creative pops ever designed in a home kitchen. Plus, Zoku provides additional encouragement in its colorful, Quick Pops recipe book. This tome offers more than 40 tempting pop recipes. From the fruity Peach pops to the sinful Chocolate pops, every recipe is a keeper.
Share these cool ideas with moms and pops(icles) at www.zokuhome.com
Fundex is Sno Cool!
People ask and Fundex delivers, and the demand for the nostalgic family fun of yesteryear has never been stronger or more richly rewarded. With an ever-increasing audience of people who want to relive the best parts of their childhood, Fundex has once again risen to the occasion to provide for the high demand for nostalgic goods. The Snoopy Sno-Cone machine, first offered in 1979, is the must-have-it device for families everywhere. Its lightweight, compact design includes Charles M. Schultz’s beloved Peanuts characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Woodstock. Snoopy perches on top of the “dog-house” in a style reminiscent of his days in the funny pages.
Parents will rejoice in sharing their fond memories of creating icy cold sno-cones on steaming summer days. Nothing could be easier than slipping ice cubes into the machine and turning the handle a few times to crank out a nostalgic treat, flavored with fruit juice, soda or Flavor-Aid that’s included with the sno-cone maker. Each Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker includes Flavor Aid, paper cups for building the perfect sno-cone, an ice scoop to help get every last bit of goodness out and a complete set of instructions to enhance the sno-cone experience.
Get in on all the fun and games at www.fundexgames.com