Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hammond's Candies Review and Giveaway! (3 Winners!) - CLOSED!

I must admit that I have a sweet tooth.  For Valentine's Day my kids each got me a heart shaped box of candy.  They know how much I like chocolate, however I was nice enough to share.  A couple of days before Valentine's Day we received some goodies from Hammond's Candies! We received two of their Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs.  They were pretty large so I made the kids split one and then my husband and I both split the other.  The chocolate coating was divine!  I love marshmallows, so this was the perfect treat!  These Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs would be a perfect Easter basket filler this spring!

There are so many wonderful, sweet treats you can find at Hammond's Candies!  They sell lollipops, ribbon candy, candy canes, chocolate, chocolate bars, nostalgic candy and more.  They even sell Oops Candy, which is candy with irregular or broken pieces.  I'm sure it still tastes just as great!  If you live near Denver, Colorado, you can request a free tour of Hammond's Candies.  This would be great fun for the kiddos!  I'd love to see how their delicious candies are made.
Hammond's Story

Over the past 90 years, the "Mile High" city of Denver, Colorado, has seen a number of fine chocolate and candy manufacturers come and go, but one special company is still very much in business.

On his first day of high school, a young man named Carl Hammond returned home and announced that he didn’t need any more education. “Fine,” his mother replied, “but you’re not going to lie around the house. Go get a job.” And that’s just what Carl Hammond did; he got a job…as an apprentice in a candy factory.

In 1920, after several years of learning the candy business, Carl T. Hammond, Sr. founded Hammond’s Candy Company in Denver. He was inspired to become an entrepreneur and after his first few years in business, Carl did it all. Business boomed during the “Roaring 20s.” While the Great Depression brought many changes, Hammond’s went right on selling candy, because even in those extremely trying times, people could usually find enough money for the simple and sweet pleasure of candy…but if people were going to buy it, it had to be good. Carl's motto was "Nothing is more important that quality."

In the 1930s, a friend of Carl’s invented a delicious confection: A bite-sized, soft marshmallow surrounded by succulent caramel. Carl loved the product, and purchased the recipe to produce in his factory, naming it the “Mitchell Sweet” after his friend. Mitchell Sweets became a signature candy in the Hammond’s line, and remains the same today. Just like all the Hammond’s Candies, Mitchell Sweets are handcrafted. Taking three days to make, these soft, gooey marshmallows are dipped in buttery vanilla or chocolate caramel, and have been a favorite among customers of all ages.

As the company has grown, so has its fame: Hammond’s has been featured on CNBC, in the Wall Street Journal, and in many other national publications. Products have been featured in magazines including Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, and O Magazine. The factory is frequently featured on television shows such as Food Network’s Kid in a Candy Store. Orders now come in daily from such national companies as Whole Foods, Nordstrom’s, Dean & Deluca, Cracker Barrel and hundreds of local and regional specialty shops across the world. Hammond’s world-famous candy canes can be found in England, Spain, Italy, Dubai, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Israel, Australia and other countries throughout the world.

In 2011, Hammond's was thrilled to have entered the gourmet food arena with the launch of their succulent dessert dips and snack pretzels. With much success, the line has expanded into a variety of sweet and savory flavors including Cinnamon Bun and Grandma’s Pepper Relish. Hammond’s Candies offers a huge variety for one small company, but – as Carl Hammond taught us – it’s much more fun this way! Don’t forget to check out the brand new selection of gourmet chocolate bars and chocolate boxes...nobody does chocolate like Hammond’s!

 BUY IT:

You can purchase all of the delicious candy that Hammond's Candies has to offer right here.

WIN IT:

Thanks to Hammond's Candies, THREE lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy readers will each win some Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs like the ones I received!  Click "Read more" and follow the Rafflecopter directions to enter.  


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84 comments:

skkorman said...

I'd like to try the Turkish taffy!

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Elizabeth said...

The dark sea salt caramels look great

eclairre said...

I wanna try turkish taffy. gfc eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

Jane said...

I'd love to try Caramel Marshmallow Hearts!
jcottey at aol dot com

Tara Oliver said...

ooo the valentine gift box looks fun!

Mary said...

The rocky mountain breakfast gift box looks awesome.

Sherry T said...

I would like to try the chocolate peanut cluster assortment!

Hannah said...

Chocolate Snowcap Gift Box

Cheryl Free said...

I'd love to try the 1lb Box Dark Chocolate Pecan Piggy Back ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Kristie said...

I would like the Caramel Marshmallow Hearts. Yum! I like the All Natural Vanilla Cocoa Stirrers too. What a great idea! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I would like to try the all natural butterscotch candy cane

corey1971 said...

I like the
Hanukkah Happiness Gift Box. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

riadeliza said...

I like the McCraw's Flat Taffy

Kris said...

I like the country chocolate bunny!

Kris said...

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janetfaye said...

I would like to try Large Floppy Eared Chocolate Bunny.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Vanilla Caramel Marshmallows.

Michelle said...

I want to try the Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Kelly N. said...

sea salt carmels..yummy!

psnyder said...

Would love to try the All Natural Butterscotch - YUM! grammypenny@frontier.com

DeeAnn S said...

I'd love to try the Assorted Round Cherry Cordials. Thanks.
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EMMAHORTON said...

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CARAMEL MARSHMALLOW HEARTS

Linda said...

I would like to try the Caramel Marshmallow Hearts.
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susan1215 said...

Chocolate Bar - Malted Milkshake

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PAIGE said...

I'd like to try the caramel marshmallow hearts. Drool.
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BowieTip said...

I would love to try the Old Faithful Nougat Peanut Cluster.

Yummy?

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tavernie said...

The Peanut Butter Cups, but that was a hard choice!! Thank you!

Kia89 said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Bar - Malted Milkshake.
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Anonymous said...

nickyflowers1978@hotmail.com

Chocolate Covered Caramel Marshmallow

abur said...

The wrapped mixed fruit wedges look delicious to me! I love me some hard candy :]
amanda.burle@yahoo.com

petchk79 said...

I would love to try one of the chocolate assortment boxes, I love any kind of chocolate, but the hot chocolate mixes sounded good as well!
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mogrill said...

The Sea Salt Caramels.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

julis55 said...

the country chocolate bunny

Anonymous said...

dark chocolate marshmallow eggs ... UMMMMMM

llinda29 said...

I want Large Floppy Eared Chocolate Bunny

Anonymous said...

The dark chocolate covered caramels look great! Paula
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smilekisses said...

I'd like to try their Marshmallow Caramel--yummo!
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

Jean said...

I like the cherry heart lollipop

Erica Barnes said...

The assorted marshmallow eggs look really good.

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ky2here said...

their toffee brittle chocolate bar looks fantastic.

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Holly Hook said...

I'd like to try their dark chocolate assortment

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anastaciagrace said...

The Mccraws Taffy looks pretty yummy!
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Renee G said...

I'd love to try their Vanilla Caramel Marshmallows.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Unknown said...

I would love to try the vanilla caramels.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Snowcap Gift Box, especially the Peppermint Patty Dip. luckybison (at) gmail (dot) com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I'd love to try Caramel Marshmallow Hearts!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

daivabaum said...

Assorted Easter Gift Set

Robin T said...

cotton candy lollipop

rtrexel@gmail.com

Rich said...

Turkish Taffy Set

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Gift Bags Galore Gift Box
vmkids3 at msn dot com

myfolly said...

The Mccraws Taffy Assorted Flavors!

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the all natural root beer drops tin.

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LarryL said...

Carmel Marshmallow Hearts (or anything else)! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Misty Sunrise said...

I would like to try the Small Floppy Eared Chocolate Bunny

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tristatecruisers said...

i would like to try the Chocolate Bar 10 Pack :)

marci h
tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

latanya said...

Caramel Marshmallow Hearts

Aileen said...

I'd like to try the classic chocolate box. arobimom at gmail dot com

fozzy331 said...

Id love to try their Malted Milkshake Candy bar

Debra said...

i'd like to try nostalgic candy

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the 3 Floppy Eared Bunnies!

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Ashley Gao said...

I would love to try the blue raspberry rock candy,

ashleygao24(at)gmail(dot)com

mary renshaw said...

Vanilla caramel marshmallows

Maryjeanrenshaw@msn.com

Miranda Ward said...

The country chocolate bunny

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joel sternenberg said...

yes you are making me hungery

Karen said...

I would like to try the vanilla caramels. Thanks for the giveaway.

President dot peaches at hotmail dot com

amy16323 said...

Malted Milkshake Candy bar
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missrantsypants said...

I wanna try the dark chocolate marshmallow eggs.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie Montgomery

pmj said...

the flop eared bunny
pjames330 at aol dot com

Leah Baird said...

I want to try Vanilla Caramels.

amp said...

I want to try their Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


apoalillo {AT } hotmail dot com

kat said...

Mmmmmmmmmm! The Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!
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Robert F said...

I would like to try Hammond's Candies 1lb Box Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Robert F said...

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amyd said...

would like these Peanut Butter Chicken Bones Gift Bag
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kelley c said...

I'd like to try the bubble gum candy ribbon.

pandahugger(at)gmail(dot)com

russrpm said...

I'd like the 16 piece classic chocolate assortment.
russrpm@gmail.com

carol lewis said...

Chocolate Snowcap Gift Box

Oh yeah!
spcale at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

Ohhh, definitely the McCraw's Flat Taffy!

Atreau said...

I would love to try the Peanut Butter Chicken Bones.

Sylvia said...

I would like a large chocolate floppy eared bunny!

daveshir2005 said...

I would also like the 3 Large Floppy Eared Bunnies

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Erika P. said...

I'd love to try the Marshmallow Caramel candy.

bkeg said...

I want to try the Milk Chocolate Covered Caramels

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Cheryl Free said...

I replied to your email -- *Thanks so much* Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy and Hammond's Candies! We will enjoy the Milk Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Eggs :)