Looking Ahead!

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Caramel Apple Season has come and Gone at Betty Jane Candies and we would like to thank you all for another great season!

 Of the 50,000+ we produced this season We had only 200 caramel apples left and those remaining apples are being donated to 2 local charities today!

We now look ahead to the Christmas holiday season. Soon you will see our holiday treats popping up on the website! Stay tuned for Rum Balls, Assorted Brittle and festive holiday packaged chocolates!

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Fall has arrived at Betty Jane Candies!

Well the Fall weather seems to have finally arrived, the leaves are changing (this especially windy Monday is knocking them all to the ground) and there is a crispness in the cool air.

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Fall is a great time to visit Betty Jane Candies (or order online!) as it means the arrival of our celebrated Caramel Apples! These are by far our most popular seasonal offering. Quality, locally sourced apples hand spun in our homemade Caramel make for quite the treat! Caramel Apple season runs through October 31st so come grab one (or three!) today!

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We’re growing!

Thanks to all our wonderful customers, we were able to begin a building expansion last week! We’re adding another 3,000+ Sq. Feet to our existing headquarters!

We’ll have a new loading dock, 2 new offices, a conference room and most importantly, more storage space!

We’re adding a 2nd storage bay as well as a 2nd walk in cooler to meet the increased demand for our products!

Thank you for your continued support as we expand our business to better serve you all!

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2 New Products!

Exciting News! We have developed 2 new products that are now available at our stores and www.bettyjanecandies.com!

The first is our new Betty’s Bites. This product has been available for about 2 weeks now and sales have been crazy! Pretzel Spoons Splashed with our Gremlin Caramel, Coated in our Special Blend of Milk Chocolate and Sprinkled with Sea Salt!

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Next up is a BRAND NEW product we just launched yesterday! You love our Gremlins…You’ll LOVE this! It’s a Gremlin…In bar form, a GREMLIN CANDY BAR! Select Topper Pecans, our Homemade Gremlin Caramel and Milk Chocolate!

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Happy Snacking!

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Another great holiday season is behind us and we want to thank all of our wonderful customers for your continued loyalty to Betty Jane Candies! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

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Next up on the schedule is our famous WILLY BOYS! Homemade caramel and fresh peanuts covered in white chocolate and topped with melted peanut butter chips! They’re a seasonal favorite that will be available in stores and online at the end of April!

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We now look forward to the Summer season where our focus will shift from candy to ICE CREAM! Our homemade Premium Ice Cream is a local favorite and is only available at our Asbury Rd location in the Summer months.

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Check back with us frequently in the coming months, (both our website and social media accounts) for exciting news about some NEW products we’re working on. We think these are going to be BIG hits with our customers and development on some has already begun…

You can order any of our delicious candies throughout the Summertime and we encourage anyone who lives outside of cities where our stores are located to ask your local grocer/gift shop to carry Betty Jane Products. Most businesses will be happy to carry a product with a built in customer base, just ask!

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Easter at Betty Jane Candies

Well the weather doesn’t seem to be aware but Spring is on the way! With it come Betty Jane Candies handcrafted Chocolate Easter Eggs and Novelties!

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We take great pride in these items because a lot of people put a lot of work into each and every one. All of our Betty Jane Easter Eggs and Novelties are moulded by hand in our antique metal chocolate moulds. This process involves 22 people and takes 6 days!

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We then hand decorate them. Using a cake decorating bag, we add the decorative rim to each egg. We then garnish them with foils and marzipan, fill them with our award winning chocolates and tie them up with a nice bow! This part of the process also involves about 22 people working on these for 6 days. These items are available now in stores and online. Get yours soon, we have a limited supply available and sell out each year!

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It’s awards season at Betty Jane Candies!

Betty Jane Candies has been named the best candy in town for the 17th year straight in the annual BESTFEST contest! This one always means a lot to us because the winners are chosen solely by YOU, our awesome fans! Thank you Dubuque! This event also supports a great cause so please purchase your event tickets soon. All proceeds benefit the Hospice of Dubuque.

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This morning we also learned we were nominated in 2 categories for the national Blades E-Commerce awards. Our new and improved site is up for best feature and most improved! If you haven’t already, check out some of the neat new features such as search by price, rate/review products and create your own assortment! Also be sure and sign up for our newsletter (don’t worry, we don’t bomb your inbox into oblivion, generally just 1 email every 1-3 months!)

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These are some really great honors and we’re excited about the future! Some of our past awards/honors include being included in the 2013 News & Documentary Emmy Awards Gift Basket, the 2014 Academy Awards Gift Basket and being named the top Culinary Gift in Iowa and one of the top 50 in the nation by People Magazine!

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Valentine’s day 2015

Valentine’s day is just over 2 weeks away and all 3 of our retail stores are ready! Visit us at any of our 3 retail locations: 3049 Asbury Rd and 3500 Dodge St in Dubuque, IA and 1468 Twixt Town Rd in Collins Square Cedar Rapids/Marion IA (or order right here online!)

We have your Valentine’s needs covered, beautiful Valentine themed packaging for our award winning chocolates including a variety of heart shaped boxes!

Other neat items include chocolate roses, truffle wine hangers and fudge sauce!

Your Valentine will be sure to love People Magazine’s pick, Top Culinary gift in Iowa, Betty Jane Candies!

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Betty Jane Truffles

One of People Magazine's top 50 culinary gifts in the country!
One of People Magazine’s top 50 culinary gifts in the country!

Our famous Gremlins!
Our famous Gremlins!