TODAY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY! HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY’S ICE CREAM PARLOR IN ITS EASTON STORE IS OPEN UNTIL 10 THIS EVENING

Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan officially proclaimed the third Sunday in July to be National Ice Cream Day.  Hilliards House of Candy makes the most delicious ice cream in our own kitchen – and serves it at our ice cream parlor in our Easton store.  It is most appropriate on this day – and any day during [...]

AN EDITORIAL ON THE “MORAL ASPECT OF AND PROPER ATTITUDE TOWARD CANDY” – PUBLISHED 92 YEARS AGO TODAY

Humanity and its relationship with all things enjoyable – and the prevailing opinions on the nature of those things that are enjoyable – change and modify through the years.  Varying, always, are how positive, sensible, negative, and reasoned are the change and modification.  Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in [...]

IT’S JULY – AND THAT MEANS THE HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY ANNUAL FUDGE SALE IS ON

Yes it is on again – just as it is every year throughout July: the Hilliards House of Candy fudge sale.   Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston – is famed for its scrumptious and delicious fudge.  We craft our fudge in our kitchen, stirring the highest quality butter and [...]

AS AMERICA CELEBRATES ITS INDEPENDENCE, HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY LOOKS BACK TO 1976 – THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF OUR NATION – AND AN INCREDIBLE CONFECTION BUILT TO HONOR THE HISTORIC OCCASION

Back in 1976, to celebrate America’s bicentennial, Sara Lee Corporation did something truly epic:  designing and building a 65-foot high, 30-ton, seven-tiered version of the classic Sara Lee chocolate cake  – with this cake, the Bicentennial Birthday Cake, decorated with royal icing depictions of scenes and portraits from American history. As well, the bottom tier of the [...]

THIS IS A BIT HARSH. SOMETIMES CANDY IS USED FOR … WELL … KIND OF … THE WRONG REASON

It is a South Korean thing – apparently.   Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston – is in the practice of not only crafting in our kitchen the tastiest, most scrumptious, and most delicious confections.  For, you see, we also like to study the history of candy and [...]

GLOBAL CHOCOLATE SALES ARE BOOMING – FUELED BY SCIENTIFIC REPORTS AND STUDIES THAT SHOW CHOCOLATE PROVIDES HEALTH BENEFITS. AND IN A TREND IN WHICH HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY HAS BEEN OUT FRONT – CHOCOLATE IS BEING PAIRED AND COMBINED WITH FOODS AND FLAVORS IN ALL SORTS OF NEW AND INNOVATIVE WAYS

  Hilliards House of Candy, the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston, is always happy and inclined to share good news about chocolate.   Of course, we are never shy about pointing to, calling out, heralding, and touting studies that validate the health benefits of chocolate.   And in the continued interest of spreading the [...]

IN ITS ICE CREAM PARLOR IN EASTON, HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY IS ONCE AGAIN CARRYING SIMPSON SPRING SODA

  Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston – also makes in its own kitchen, from the highest quality ingredients, delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbets that we serve at our ice cream parlor in our Easton location.  Our ice cream parlor is open, annually, from the [...]

JUNE IS NATIONAL CANDY MONTH – HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY WANTED YOU TO KNOW

Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston – wants to make sure that everyone knows that June is National Candy Month.  With fewer than nine day remaining in the month, we hope you think to celebrate the occasion with a stop at any of our three stores: Easton [...]

A TRIBUTE TO ALAN D. HILLIARD, THE INVENTOR

As discussed in a memoriam to Alan D. Hilliard (please click here to be taken to the memoriam) posted in this space on Sunday, among the distinctions and accomplishments of Alan in his 91 years on earth was that of an inventor, improving on the chocolate melting and dipping machine his father, Perley, developed.  Indeed, the [...]

ON FATHER’S DAY, SAYING GOODBYE TO A GREAT FATHER – AND A MAN WHO FATHERED A MUCH CHERISHED CANDY MAKING ENTERPRISE

Noble and admirable fatherhood is composed of many journeys, responsibilities, loves, devotions, hard work, loyalties, and sacrifices – all of which … day after day … a father faithfully acknowledges and to which he faithfully commits.   All these elements constitute a legacy – that which is bequeathed and transmitted to posterity.  Alan D. Hilliard, who died [...]

FOR DAD, AT HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY – CANDY, GIFT BASKETS, GREETING CARDS, ICE CREAM, STUFFED ANIMALS … AND MORE

  Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston – is a one-stop location for helping make Father’s Day a wonderful day for Dad. At all of our three locations – in Easton (Rte. 138), Canton (at the Village Shoppes, just off Cobbs Corner), and Hanover (Rte. 123) – [...]

AN UPDATE: THE “CANDY MAN” OF LAKEVILLE CONTINUES HIS WINNING FUNDRAISING TO FIGHT CANCER – AND HIS PRIMARY BATTLE TACTIC REMAINS SELLING HILLIARDS HOUSE OF CANDY CHOCOLATE BARS

Back on November 15th of last year, in this space, we told the uplifting and inspiring story of Lakeville resident, Fred Reagan, and his extraordinarily successful efforts raising money to fight cancer – and how a primary component of his fundraising was selling Hilliards House of Candy chocolate bars.  At the time, Mr. Reagan had [...]

TOMORROW IS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY – THE START OF THE INVASION OF FORTRESS EUROPE FROM THE NORTH; AGAIN THE LIBERATORS CAME WITH CANDY

Seventy years ago tomorrow, the Allies began landing on the coast of France – and opened a northern front that, joined with the Allied thrust through Europe from the south, which commenced in Italy nine months prior, and the advance from the west of the Soviet armies, put the Third Reich within claws that were [...]

NICE THOUGHT, RYAN GOSLING

  Hilliards House of Candy, the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston, likes to share in this space interesting, funny, engaging, and enlightening reflections on, or related to, confections.   To that end, today, we share with you this quote from major motion picture superstar Ryan Gosling; here it is:  “Sometimes I think that [...]

CHOCOLATE MILK AS A SPORTS PERFORMANCE ENHANCER

  Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston – talked in this space almost two years ago about chocolate milk as excellent sports nutrition.    Here is a link to a post that ran in this space on August 4, 2012; the post discusses how Olympic gold medal winning [...]