Friday, May 18, 2012, Backed by One of America's Oldest Wholesale Candy Companies, and St.Martin's Press Team Up to Spread Candy History, backed by one of America's oldest wholesale candy companies, is joining forces with St.Martins Press and author Kate Hopkins of The Accidental Hedonist to promote the launch of Hopkins’ new book SWEET TOOTH: The Bittersweet History of Candy.

The promotion features a nostalgic candy contest, with signed copies of the book and retro candy items as prizes.

“SWEET TOOTH by Kate Hopkins is a must-read for everybody who considers themselves a candy freak,” says Kimberly Hanson of St. Martin’s Press.

SWEET TOOTH chronicles Hopkins’ international quest to uncover the forgotten history of candy. Finding her innocent childhood love of candy replaced by very adult fears, she set out to unearth the truth behind our most accessible of luxuries. What she discovered was the fascinating evolution from simple, natural ingredients to a multi-billion-dollar confectionery industry.

“As the owner of one of the oldest wholesale candy companies in the nation and one of the internet's first online candy stores, I was amazed at how enlightening this book was." Says Jon H.Prince, President of

The promotional candy contest will ask entrants to submit memories that give their favorite candies such nostalgic importance. Five lucky winners will receive a signed copy of "Sweet Tooth", and one will win tens pounds of retro candy mix.

To enter the candy contest, simply visit our blog by clicking here and submit your own story of nostalgic candy memories.

About Candy Favorites is one of the first online candy stores and is backed by one of the oldest wholesale candy companies in the United States, serving its customers since 1927. The company has a strong emphasis on offering the candies adults fondly remember from their childhoods. Candy history and other resources are also featured on their website. For more information or to place an order, visit or contact us at 1-888-525-7577.

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