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Candy Salad: A Sweet Symphony of Flavors Delighting America!


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Candy and salad. I couldn’t think of two things that are more diametrically opposed to one another, yet here we are. Candy salads have taken the world by storm on social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube, and Pinterest. As one of the leading candy wholesale distributors in the United States, we're excited to share the magic of candy salads and why they have become one of the hottest trends in the confectionery world right now.

Now, some of you might be confused. Candy salads definitely are not plant-based. There’s no iceberg lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, or even spinach! The candy salads we’re talking about here aren’t even the ones with granny smith apples, whipped cream, and chopped-up Snickers candy bars either. These are basically big bowls of different kinds of candy all mixed up together into one insane concoction of sugary self-indulgence! No wonder it’s trending on TikTok right now, with over 108 million views on that platform alone.

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Most of the popular candy salad videos are mixtures of fruity gummy candy, chewy sour candy, and hard candy like Nerds or Sweet Tarts. Some more adventurous (and messy) people create rich, chocolate-dominant candy salads, with M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, cookie dough bites, graham crackers, cookies, marshmallows, and chopped-up chocolate bars. This could even be topped off with chocolate, peanut butter, or caramel syrup – making for a gooey, messy candy salad that will definitely need to be eaten with a fork or spoon!

Anyway you choose to craft your next candy salad is completely up to you. Candy salads are like a convenient candy buffet that can be prepared and served in a large mixing bowl. You can also serve them in smaller cups, or you could even make the occasion a fancy one by serving it in a wine glass.

How to make your own candy salad

All you need to do to make your own candy salad is take all of your favorite candy ingredients, and mix them into a large serving bowl with a serving spoon, tongs, or even with your hands. Just make sure to wash your hands before you start mixing!

Any of the bigger pieces of candy should be chopped up into smaller, bite-sized chunks. A pair of clean scissors should make short work of this. As a general rule of thumb, each chunk of candy should be small enough to fit within the confines of a regular teaspoon.

This creates a symphony of sweet that is perfect for summer road trips, family movie nights, sleepovers, kid’s birthday parties, summer cookouts, or even if you’re just lounging around the house and you want to enjoy some of your favorite sweet treats! If you’ve ever had a hard time picking just one type of candy to eat, a candy salad just may be the perfect sweet treat for you!

Making the perfect candy salad should be a fun exercise in experimentation and a lot of creativity. Since you can mix any ingredients your heart desires, you could feasibly come up with an infinite number of flavor combinations, adding in whatever you’re in the mood for! If you’re going for a fruity, sour, and gummy kind of experience, but you also have a hankering for some chocolate, you could try throwing in some chocolate-covered gummy bears, for instance.

With candy salads, you can reach for the stars where your only limit is your imagination! But, if you’re looking for a good place to start, we’ve come up with 3 types of candy salads you can easily try at home.

Fruity, Sour, Gummy Candy Salad:

These kinds of mixes are far and away the most popular candy salad on TikTok right now. They strive to mix all the colors of the rainbow into a fruity, chewy, and sometimes sour explosion of flavors!

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Here are some of the most popular candy items to put into this fruity combo:

  • Skittles
  • Nerds Very Berry Gummy Clusters
  • Starburst Sour Minis
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belts
  • Warheads Mega Sour Boom Fruit Chews
  • Kool Aid Fruity Chews
  • Sour Patch Kids Tropical
  • Haribo Zing Sour Sghetti
  • Sour Punch Straws Watermelon
  • Twizzlers Nibs
  • Sweet Tart Ropes Sour Apple
  • Mamba Fruit Chews

All of these items will make for a great mix of flavors and textures. You can make this candy salad as sweet, or as sour as you want, just grab the fruity candy you desire (sour or not) on your next trip to the convenience store’s candy aisle!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Salad

I’m more of a chocolate guy myself and this candy salad is right up my alley. Although it is going to be messy… Very messy! I’m definitely pulling out a spoon or a fork for this one. Largely inspired by my love for all things chocolate, this concoction is your stairway to chocolatey heaven!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Fudge Brownie M&M’s
  • Butterfinger Unwrapped Minis
  • Acapella Cookies & Cream Truffle Cones
  • Twix
  • Rolo
  • Snickers Cookie Dough Bites
  • Kit Kat White Chocolate
  • Milk Duds
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

You could also substitute the chocolate syrup with a drizzle of warm peanut butter, or caramel sauce, based on your preferences. Of course, you could make this thing way less messy without any kind of sauce at all. But it is going to be messy. Your hands and mouth will get sticky… Everything in your path will become sticky, but you probably won’t have a care in the world as this peanut butter chocolate mixture will have you exiled to a state of pure blissful repose!

Chamoy Mexican Candy Salad

You can make your own Mexican candy salad with chamoy sauce and experience a vibrant and tantalizing culinary creation that beautifully combines the beloved flavors of Mexican candies with the irresistible tanginess of chamoy sauce. This delightful candy salad boasts a medley of textures, colors, and tastes, offering a delightful balance between sweet, spicy, and sour sensations.

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Here’s what you will need:

  • Alamo Candy Chamoy De Fruta Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • Ravi Candys Crazy Bears Hot Jellies
  • De La Rosa Pulparindots Watermelon
  • Enchilokas Mango Tamarind Gummy With Chili Powder
  • Lucas Skwinkles Chunks
  • El Super Leon Chili Lemon Mango
  • Hot Tamales
  • Nerds Rainbow Candy
  • Trolli Peachie O’s
  • Tajin Seasoning

This candy salad will be absolutely out of this world with a luscious and endless combination of flavors. The mixture of chewy, crunchy, and juicy textures from the candies, along with the irresistible umami of chamoy, makes each bite a delightful surprise on your taste buds. You simply must try it to believe it!

Candy salads are not only a treat for the palate, but they can also be a feast for the eyes. With an infinite kaleidoscope of colors—ranging from bright reds and yellows to deep greens and purples – whatever you create will become a visually appealing spectacle, only further enhancing the enjoyment of this delightful dish.

As a candy shop owner, you won't want to miss this sweet opportunity to join the TikTok trend and create a buzz with Candy Salads! You might want to consider adding some large, or medium-sized clear bowls to your inventory so customers can craft their own candy salads in your store. This could make for some fun images or videos for your social media accounts!

You could even make an event like “Candy Salad Saturdays” that could help promote your store and your presence online. Maybe give out free samples, or post the video live and ask people what ingredients you should add. All of these can be great ways to jump in on the fun and engage your customers with something they’ll surely love!

At Redstone Foods, we take pride in being America's favorite candy distributor. By teaming up with us, you gain access to a wide selection of candies, including all of the trendiest candy salad ingredients.

Partner with us today to embark upon this exciting journey. Signing up for an account on our website is as easy as unwrapping your favorite candy! Or, if you prefer a more personal touch, give us a call today, and our friendly customer service team will guide you, every step of the way.