Some of my best Valentine’s Day memories are from my childhood.
For at least two weeks before THE BIG DAY, all of us kids would get together and spend hours cutting heart shapes, making those paper doilies, and writing notes and cards. Of course, they weren’t addressed to anyone in particular, since it assured that every kid would get a card—no one was to be left out.
Teachers would distribute them on February 14, often having little parties or just giving us special treats like candy, cake and cookies. Then we’d go home with our “stash.”
We’d also do extra chores around the house, were nicer than usual to our siblings and left little presents for our elderly neighbors and relatives. Even the pets got in on the deal; in fact, someone got her dog specifically in February because “I don’t want to be without one on Valentine’s Day.” (By the way, the dog’s mother’s name was White Dove. The dove is a symbol of love.)
So how well do you really know Cupid?
Most of us know he was the son of Venus, the goddess of love. We also know him as the icon of the heart, with those shooting arrows—but this little cherub was also mischievous and playful which, to me, says “Valentine’s Day is for kids!”
So make this a day of love for everyone, and take a look at our assortment. Like Christmas stocking stuffers, our premium bars make great little Valentine’s Day gifts. And remember to look us up online, because we ship.
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This past May, Hebert Candies sent a team to the Sweets & Snacks Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago for the 4th year in a row. This 19 year old show is hosted by the National Confectioners Association and this year held more than 720 companies and 16,000 industry professionals from nearly 90 countries.
No one knows exactly how or when fudge was first invented, but culinary legend says it was likely produced by accident in the United States sometime in the nineteenth century.
The main ingredients are sugar, butter, and milk. Here at the Hebert Candy Mansion we still make it the old fashioned way; by hand in small batches in our copper kettles. We love fudge, so we’ve decided to put together some fun facts about it for you to enjoy.