Free Candy Samples

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There are a variety of different candy brands that offer free candy samples for customers to try out. These free samples are available online from the official websites of candy manufacturers or in-store at local candy establishments. Some samples may require the use of a coupon, while other free candy samples will be sent to a consumer's mailing address directly and without a coupon. Free samples of select candy may also be offered through retail stores that sell candy like Walmart and Target.


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Offered by

Hershey Candy Company, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Mars Candy Company,

Nestle
Locations Candy companies, candy stores
Types of free candy samples Candy bars, hard candy
Time restrictions Most samples take 4 to 12 weeks for standard mail delivery
Limitations One sample of each product per household
Coupon required? Some offers may require a coupon. However, most free samples do not.
National Candy Month June
Author Allison Hughes
 

Contents

About Candy

Candy has existed since ancient times, and is often described as sweet confections that are usually made with sugar. When sugar started being manufactured in the middle ages it was expensive, relegating candy to the upper classes. By the 1600s, however, sugar was less expensive, and hard candy gained popularity.[1]

Over the years candy has evolved, and today there are many brands of candy on the market. Some candy bars include Snickers, Hershey, Butterfinger, Milky Way, Three Museketeers, Kit Kat, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Twix, and Nestle Crunch. Hard candy includes lollipops, rock candy, Life Savors, and Tootsie roll pops. Other candies include jelly beans, Starburst, Skittles, and Fun Dip.[1] Although most candy is made with sugar, there are candies made with sugar substitutes for customers that are watching their weight or have dietary restrictions.

Candy Samples and Free Offers

  • Local candy shops may occasionally offer free samples of their products to customers. These free samples are usually for the bulk bin candies that are sold by the pound. Free samples are typically available for a customer to determine whether they like the brand and are going to buy a larger amount.
  • Free samples of select candies may be available upon request from the official website of select candy brands. Although companies may not advertise free samples, they may send out free samples when customers make a direct request. For example, candy brands like Snickers offer an e-mail feedback form. This is the type of place where customers have the option to request samples.[2] Sometimes, the official website of select candy brands will also offer a free newsletter that customers sign up for. Once signed up, customers will begin receiving offers by e-mail that may include free samples or free candy coupons for cents off discounts.
  • Some candy brands will also advertise free samples on their official website. These freebies may be part of a special promotional offer. For example, sometimes Russel Stover offers a free box of chocolate with purchases over a specified amount.[3]
  • Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for select candy brands provide consumers with information on brand news, promotional offers, new products, or free samples the company is offering. Some brands may even offer free samples or coupons exclusively to fans and followers. For example, See's Candy sometimes offers coupons for $2 off a purchase of $25 or more.[4]
  • Numerous restaurants offer free candies or mints to customers upon check-out. Sometimes these restaurants sell the candy as well, and offer the free samples for customers to try first.
  • Some candy companies offer factory tours, and may include free samples during their tour. This includes candy brands like Hammond's Candies, located in Denver, Colorado.[5] Jelly Belly also offers factory tours.[6]
  • In addition to free samples of candy, many candy companies and brands offer coupons, discounts, and free or discounted shipping. For example, Jelly Belly offers percentages off orders for select holidays like St. Patrick's Day and seasonal discounts on shipping.[7]

Candy Bar History 101

Features the history of the candy bar, and provides additional facts and stories on the history of candy, as well as information about the Mars Candy Company and Hershey

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://inventors.about.com/od/foodrelatedinventions/a/candy.htm
  2. https://www.snickers.com/Contact
  3. http://www.russellstover.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=4
  4. http://www.facebook.com/Sees.Candies
  5. http://www.hammondscandies.com/factory-tours-parties
  6. http://www.jellybelly.com/visit_jelly_belly/jelly_belly_factory_tours.aspx
  7. http://www.jellybelly.com/Shop/ShopMain.aspx