Where in this world would we be without a little sweetness? But sugar is one of the most expensive luxuries our society possesses. If you stop to think about it, there is hardly any other of life's little luxuries that we spend so much on, ounce for ounce. You stock up on staples like noodles, flour, and toilet paper -- why not save money by stocking up on bulk candy?
Without a doubt, the best place to buy bulk candy is on-line. And without a doubt, the best bulk candy website is Candywarehouse.com. Check out the awesome home page, with its rotating sweets and cool animation. The variety is astounding. You find candy organized by theme, occasion, flavor, or brand. This site will make you feel, literally, like a kid in a candy store.
There are other cool bulk candy sites worth visiting before you make your final sweet decision. Some of these include Bulkcandystore.com and the general comestibles of bulkfoods.com.
But let's say you aren't really the buy-online type -- you would rather walk through the aisles and actually see -- and maybe sample -- the good stuff. That's understandable! But you will need access to a "big-box" store like Costco, where you will find a fair variety of sweetness in bulk quantities. And don't forget stores that are basically public warehouses, where they sell mostly to restaurants, shops, and other vendors. These usually require a membership fee, but it is usually low. Also you may find it a bit difficult to deal with, since these places are geared toward shop-owners buying huge pallets of soda or cotton candy.
Another idea -- you may also be able to buy large amounts of the sweets you need for cheap if you time your purchase. In the days right after a holiday like Halloween, Christmas, or Easter, the shelves are full of seasonal candy at near-wholesale prices. Who says you can't munch on a chocolate Easter bunny in June?
And when you get your sweet haul home, you will need to keep your bulk candy as fresh as possible for as long as possible. How to do this? Freeze it! Partly this depends on what kind of sweets you are stocking up on -- most candy freezes very well, and a small investment in freezer bags can save serious money in the long term.
Enjoy your sweet hoard -- knowing that it isn't costing you an arm and a leg!