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The Great Candy Swap

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The Great Candy Swap
Swap Homepage:http://nataliecakes.wordpress.com/2008/03/19/the-great-candy-swap/
Swap Coordinator:bakeanddestroy (contact)
Swap categories: Food 
Number of people in swap:46
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:March 26, 2008
Date items must be sent by:April 2, 2008
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is your chance to show off the unique and wonderful candies in your area and to check out candies from places you might otherwise never know about.

Do you have a great local mom and pop candy shop? Do you make your own wonderful candies? Do you live somewhere with a unique local sweet you'd like to share with other parts of the world? Do you have a patisserie down the street that makes truffles to die for? This is the swap for you!

Here are the rules:

Rather than set a minimum item requirement, because I know chocolates can be expensive, I'm setting a minimum price. The package you send out must contain at least $10 worth of candy. This insures that you will also receive at least $10 worth. Participants are free to go over this limit should they desire, but please know that your swap partner might not spend more.

In the case of homemade candies just try to be fair. Homemade candy isn't cheap, I know. So send what you would charge a friend $10 to make for a party. Shoot me a message with specific questions about that if you have any.

Please update your profile with your taste in candy. If you're up for anything say so. If you despise chocolate or marshmallow say so! If you have an affinity for Japanese candies but you can't find them in your local candy shop- say so!

This swap is open to newbies, so please pay attention to the send by date of April 2nd and get your package out on time!

Swapbot will randomly select a partner for you after march 26th. You'll get an email telling you to fetch the address then!

Discussion

Cakespy 03/19/2008 #

As Iggy Pop would say, "Candy candy candy I can't let you go". Count me in!

MmeEveLove 03/19/2008 #

Send Hershey’s and die. love it. please send any vegan sweet stuff my way!

city 03/19/2008 #

Awesome! I'm so excited to make up a candy package for my swap partner :-)

Cynsational 03/20/2008 #

Oooh how fun! I already know what I want to swap!

TwinklesCupcakes 03/21/2008 #

Ive thought of loads of things I'm sure you can only get in England that I will send!

traoki 03/21/2008 #

OMG...we have wonderful boutique candy stores in the SF Bay Area (another new one just opened in my neighborhood!)as well as lots of Asian treats to share with the daring folks. Tempted to join but I really really need to diet because I'm going on beach vacation soon.

Natalie - Would you consider running this swap again in the fall after swimsuit season?!?!

bakeanddestroy 03/21/2008 #

Ha ha Traoki. I think this swap will happen a few times. After I do this I'm going to do an all-vegan candy swap too. Oh, that reminds me... I need to send out a message to everyone.

zanlovesgerhard 03/22/2008 #

Kick ass. Hope people are up for getting some chocolates from Germany too along with some Texas greats!

sweetandsinister 03/22/2008 #

Now I have mc pee pants aka mc chris' song i want candy stuck in my head.... and it goes a little something like this:

I want candy, bubble gum, and taffy Skip to the sweet shop with my sweetheart Sandy Got my pennies saved so I'm her sugar daddy I'm her Hume Cronyn and she's my Jessica Tandy, I want candy!

and if you dont know.... you should

Mina 03/25/2008 #

Super excited about this swap! If you get me as a partner - I apologize in advance; I am allergic to nuts

sparklypinkpetunia 03/25/2008 #

I just joined..so excited..its been a looong time since I did a swap. Now I have to figure out some New York candy goodies!

hellonaomi 03/25/2008 #

this is so awesome!!!i cant wait!

justdesserts 03/25/2008 #

yeah, i'm pretty excited about this, in fact i just signed up for another swap because i thought this was such a cool idea. (its not a candy swap, but i'll live.) i didn't even know you could do such things!

sreeble 03/25/2008 #

candy boners!

TartsandTattoos 03/26/2008 #

I'm not sharing any of my candy with my husband, kid or dog!What a fantastic idea, can't believe I never did this sooner! And Victoria has a lot of kooky candy shops! Woot Woot!

hilary 03/27/2008 #

Is the send by date still April 2 or is getting bumped back?

Mina 04/ 1/2008 #

My package has been sent off to Amy/singe

singe 04/ 2/2008 #

Sent to Zan :)

cupcaketastic 04/ 2/2008 #

Sent to MmeEvelove, when it get there enjoy!

Terriss 04/ 3/2008 #

Sent out last night!

TartsandTattoos 04/ 5/2008 #

Sent days ago! I hope she doesn't get a cavity!

TwinklesCupcakes 04/17/2008 #

My package arrived today. I ate it all for breakfast. I now feel sick.

unholymomma 04/24/2008 #

i hope you go a vegan candy swap!

buzzbuzzbee 06/21/2008 #

Jessika was the best Angel EVER since I never got my original package...Thanks Jessika!!!!!!

Rebekah1725 06/13/2009 #

I am looking for candies called Neapolitans: they are taffy with chocolate, coconut, and strawberry. You can sometime get them with bulk candy, but I cannot not find them in Ohio. Is there anyone out there that can exchange Neapolitans for other candy?

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