Posts Tagged: Boston Chocolate

The Delicious History of Halloween and Candy

A much loved holiday for children and adults alike, Halloween provides the unique opportunity to enjoy candy and other sweets while dressed as anyone or anything you can imagine. Chocolate molded in the likeness of jack-o-lanterns and ghosts, candy is one of our favorite parts of the festivities. From milk chocolate ghosts to caramel apples… Read more »

National Chocolate Day is Just a Week Away!

One of our favorite days of the year, National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28. A rich and versatile treat, chocolate has the ability to enhance so many foods, from raisins to pretzels to fruit. Whether you are partial to dark chocolate or milk chocolate, there are so many tasty options to choose… Read more »

Get your crunch on!

Making Almond Toffee Crunch In 1981 when Judy and Charlie bought the Hilliards business from Judy’s family (“Hilliard” is Judy’s maiden name) they knew it was going to take more than fresh paint to rejuvenate the business.  They wanted to remind people why they loved Hilliards candy so much! So that very first year, they… Read more »

100 YEARS AGO, “THE GREAT WAR” – LATER TO BE KNOWN AS “WORLD WAR I” – COMMENCED. OUT OF – AND SURVIVING THE CARNAGE OF – THAT CONFLICT, IS THE WONDERFUL AND SOUL-ENRICHING STORY OF THE “CHOCOLATE SOLDIER”

World War I commenced on July 28, 1914 – and lasted until November 11, 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died in the conflict – one of the most devastating and lethal in history. What is always true – and infinitely redeeming – is that goodness and nobleness and virtue can… Read more »

CANDY USED AS A MOTIVATOR TO “GO LONG”

  Hilliards House of Candy – the leading candy and chocolate maker in Greater Boston – knows full well that candy can be strategically enlisted as a motivator and incentive.  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) assistant women’s softball coach, Kirk Walker, knows this, and so do the players he mentors.   For it seems that… Read more »

CHICKEN AND CHOCOLATE … SORT OF … FOR CINCO DE MAYO

Today is Cinco de Mayo – a holiday of Mexican heritage and ancestry. Cinco de Mayo is mostly celebrated in the United States and in Puebla, a state in Mexico.  In recognition of this event, Hilliards House of Candy considers it wholly appropriate and fitting to post a recipe that includes mole sauce, one of the most… Read more »