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Not Enough? Or Way To Much? Candy That Is.

Candy Buffet Guru

So you are trying to figure out how much candy you will need?

We get this question A LOT.  We wish there was a hard fast rule to this question. Some say 1/4 LB per guest, others say 1/2 LB per guest (1/4 cup per 100 people.) But it's all about the way your candy looks. Plan by how you want the display to look, not how many guests are coming. Having enough candy is crucial in making your candy buffet look good.

Small candy scoops = quantity control.  Rule of thumb:  Give someone a large scoop, and they will take a large scoop.

Wrapped candies:  do not need a scoop.  Sticky Candy:  (gummy) use a tong. Tall containers:  use a ladle.

Be creative!  A candy buffet does not have to be all candy.  Salty goes with Sweet. Fresh fruit for guests who can't have candy. Popcorn! Visit our FAQ page.

Here is a tip a bride told us: "Take your candy buffet bags/containers that the guests will be taking home with them to your local grocery store and fill them the types of candy you will have for your event. Then weigh them. Multiply by how many guests, then you will get an idea of the pounds."

Purchase candy after a holiday when it is on sale.  Candy will last if stored correctly.

There are 25 Jelly Belly beans in an ounce, 400 Jelly Belly beans in one pound and 880 Jelly Belly beans in a 2.2 lb, or kilo, bag. All counts are approximate, of course.

Friends or family want to help you during your day, assign the job to Aunt Betty, or Cousin Joe. Have them refill when needed, and keep an eye on things. They will have a blast.

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 Candy Buffets are not just for Candy anymore.  Mini Candy containers with scoop.  GREAT as a take home favor.  Purchase candy by color or flavors.

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