National Peanut Butter Lovers Day? You Butter Believe It!

Though our modern version of peanut butter is largely considered an American treat, crushed peanuts delighted people as ancient as the Aztecs and Incas. These early civilizations ground roasted peanuts to form a tasty paste in a method surprisingly similar to what American inventors would later patent. This legume is so well-loved that it has its own celebratory month in March, which kicks off with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day on March 1.

How did the humble peanut come to be found everywhere from our pantries to baseball games? Keep reading for some fun facts:

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Celebrate the Class of 2021 with Sweets from Stutz!

Cue up the Pomp and Circumstance – it’s time to celebrate the class of 2021! Is someone in your family or group of friends among this year’s graduating class? You will want to find a way to say you are proud of them and recognize their achievement. How about a congratulation gift box or basket from the best sweets shop in Pennsylvania, Stutz Candy? Shop at one of our stores or order online. Your graduate will love one of these sweet baskets from our large selection. Here are some choices from our best sellers selection.

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Treat Your Mom on Her Special Day to World-Class Chocolate!

Just the thought of your mother makes you feel loved. Words alone are not enough to describe how much you love and appreciate her.

At Stutz Candy, we understand just how special moms are, and that’s why we’ve come up with a wide range of offers this Mother’s Day to help you show your appreciation. How better to express love to your mom than with the best chocolate in Philadelphia? With over 83 years of experience in creating world-class candy, fudges and chocolate in Philadelphia, Stutz Candy has mastered the art of making not only yummy but health-conscious treats.

Other than its wonderful taste, chocolate has some great health benefits. A study conducted by scientists at Harvard Medical School suggested that eating a chocolate serving every day reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Other studies show that chocolate improves mood, blood flow and reduces blood pressure.

This Mother’s Day, we have combined the best treats and chocolate in Philadelphia that are guaranteed to make your mom feel very special and appreciated.

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Say I Love You with Specialty Treats and Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

box of Valentine's Day chocolates

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday, that has stretched your options for a romantic outing. You have planned that romantic dinner on the Moshulu, or maybe the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is more to your taste, but have you thought about the sweets?

At Stutz candy shop in Pennsylvania, you will find plenty of ways to say ‘I love you’ to your loved one. Moreover, Stutz candy shop stocks top-quality treats and gourmet chocolates specially made for Valentine’s Day that your significant other will find hard to resist. Here is what is on offer:

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Treat your sweetie with a Valentine’s Gift from Stutz!

selection of Valentine's Day chocolates

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You’ve probably already started to notice the shift from holiday decorations to reds and pinks at your local grocery store. However, if you want to show your sweetie just how much you care you won’t grab the box of drug store chocolate. You care far too much to do something like that. Instead, you’ll want to surprise them with the very best from your local candy shop in Pennsylvania. At Stutz Candy there’s something for everyone. Whether they like it in chocolate, fruity, tart, or something else to satisfy their sweet tooth, you’ll find an array of goodies ready for your taking.

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Why Chocolate Makes a Great Holiday Gift

It’s late afternoon on Thanksgiving Day. Rather than relaxing at home, you and some of your family members have packed into the car and headed to your nearest big box store to snag that perfect holiday gift.

When the doors open at 6 p.m., you and a few hundred other people will file inside in hopes of getting an amazing deal on a new TV or video game system.

And as you trudge through the store on your way to the checkout line, you ask yourself “Why do we do this?”

Why indeed? We tend to advocate giving boxed chocolates at gifts and avoiding the Black Friday rush altogether. But then we started to wonder: “Why do people give gifts around this time of year?” and decided to do some research.

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Chocolate history: the evolution of this sweet treat

chocolate history: cocoa powder, cacao pods, chocolate bars

We may never know who discovered cocoa in the Amazon 4,000 years ago, but we owe them a debt.

Without that person, we might not be here writing this post. The Stutz company might have made shoes or sold insurance.

But how did we get from the cocoa prized by the Aztecs and Mayans to the boxed chocolates we all enjoy today? It’s the start of the school year, so here’s a history lesson on the evolution of chocolate.

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Why Salt and Sweet Are a Perfect Pair

Salt and sweet are an amazing pairing.

That’s apparent to anyone who’s ever enjoyed a box of chocolate covered pretzels or secretly – or not so secretly – dunked their French fries into a milkshake.

And maybe after you were done that pretzel or that ice-cream-coated fry, you asked yourself the eternal question of the satisfied diner:

“Why does this taste so good?”

As a long-time supplier of candy in Bucks County, it’s a question that interests us, so we did some digging. Here’s what science tells us.

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7 Ways to Woo With Gourmet Chocolate and Candy

gourmet chocolate
Everyone loves our chocolate nonpariels!

While many people associate the giving of chocolate with holidays and birthdays, the truth is that chocolate is a universal gift. In fact, chocolate can be given as a great gift for just about any occasion, and at literally any time of year.

To help you woo the most important people in your life, we’ve put together a list of seven potential recipients who are sure to love a gifted chocolate surprise.

Follow these tips for picking the perfect chocolate-based gift. Whether you’re going all out for a special occasion or simply saying “thank you” to a great employee, we’re sure your recipient will be thrilled by the gesture.

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Lighten the Mood with Dark Chocolate

Box of Dark Chocolates
Dark chocolate can be healthier than you think, while still being delicious.

As we get deeper into the first month of the new year, the natural question we ask others and ourselves is “what is your New Year’s resolution? Of the top ten New Year’s resolutions of Americans, according to, number four and five are “Enjoy Life to the Fullest” and “Stay Fit and Healthy” respectively. Americans seem intent on improving mental wellbeing, including thinking positively, laughing more, and enjoying life, and at the same time getting physically healthier, including reducing the signs of aging and decreasing the risk for cancer.

If only there was one thing, a magic ingredient, that can help achieve both mental and physical wellness goals. Could such an elixir actually exist?

The short answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of health benefits—both physical and mental. The basic ingredients of dark chocolate include cacao beans containing resveratrol, an antioxidant also found in red wine. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which are destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments. Free radicals are implicated in the aging process and may also be a cause of cancer, so eating antioxidant rich foods like dark chocolate can protect you from many types of cancer and slow the signs of aging.

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