Get ready for the holidays with this sweet anniversary promotion with lots of great values during the month of December. A percentage of the proceeds will also be donated to the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation. Why not celebrate the Fair 365 days a year with sweet treats at Carousel Candies on Old Fisherman’s Wharf!
Carousel Candies is pleased to announce that in December, it is launching a special month-long “50th Anniversary Sweet Treat Celebration” which celebrates co-owner Rick Elves’ 50th year as a trained and highly respected confectioner. Over the years, Rick has created many of Carousel Candies’ most popular one-of-a kind special homemade candies for generations of fans!
Carousel Candies’ “Sweet Treat Celebration” honors the fact that some of the sweetest tastes of the Monterey County Fair can be enjoyed 365 days a year at Carousel Candies. Similar to Fair-time, there are caramel apples, cotton candy, fudge, caramel corn and more at this filled-to-the-brim special candy destination. The Fair-themed promotion also refers to the hot pink carousel that is the symbol and company name for Carousel Candies. Due to this special synergy, Carousel Candies will be making a donation to the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation in early January, 2014 at the conclusion of the “Sweet Treat Celebration”.
Fabulous December Specials!
In December, all customers will receive 20% off of their purchases. In addition, December will feature a different promotion each week (Note: there will be no additional 20% discounts on these December Weekly Specials listed below.)
December 1-7, 2013: Buy 2 lbs fresh chocolate fudge and receive 1 lb FREE.
December 8-15, 2013: Buy 6 decorated Fancy Fresh Caramel Apples and receive 1 Apple FREE.
December 16-23, 2013: Buy two 2-lb bags of homemade gourmet Christmas Salt Water Taffy and receive a 1 lb bag FREE.
December 24-31, 2013: Buy three 3-ft homemade Candy Canes and receive two FREE.
Founded in 1960, Carousel Candies (www.carouselcandies.com), is located at 31 Old Fisherman’s Wharf (next to Old Fisherman’s Grotto) in Monterey (831-646-9801). Carousel Candies is open 7 days a week from 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM for late night sweet cravings every day of the year.According to Carousel Candies co-owner, Rick Elves, “We are delighted to be helping the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation. We take typical Fair treats and make them from scratch, often with a twist. Elizabeth Elves, Rick’s wife of 45 years and co-owner, adds “We also love going to the Monterey County Fair with our children and grandchildren and we are happy to help their Heritage Foundation!”
About Carousel Candies
Everyone who comes to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf can rarely skip the experience of a fun visit to the internationally-known Carousel Candies. This colorful store features the mesmerizing antique taffy puller machine in its front window and the wide array of unique, handmade, delicious high quality candy creations on display.
Locals and visitors alike are amazed at the wide assortment of special candies to choose from made from the highest quality natural ingredients with no additives. The eye-catching old-fashioned pink candy-colored historic shop was featured on a recent Modern Marvels segment of the A & E History Channel and the episode is viewable on their website, www.carouselcandies.com, Customers now also enjoy watching the store’s new “Candy TV” on site which shows behind-the-scene candy-making plus these TV segments. Former news anchor, Romney Dunbar, has created a special program (also found on the website) showing what’s in store for all visitors to this not-to-be-missed candy destination!
Rick and Liz Elves have a strong passion for their job and who can blame them? Rick Elves explains, “Fifty years of creating chocolate and salt water taffy bliss for our customers has just sped by for us! Making chocolates and other candies fresh daily, that are created from the highest quality ingredients, and taking the extra time and effort to add delicious roasted nuts or other special ingredients that makes people happy, is so satisfying for me. My favorite thing to do is to invent new combinations that are bursting with sweet flavors, such as my new Sea Salt Chocolate Taffy and Peanut Butter Caramel. I enjoy making my own signature confections often based on old-time home-style recipes. Our traditional caramel corn is drizzled with high quality chocolate and has become a favorite among our customers for gifts and for themselves.”
Liz Elves, who is often found working at the store with their dedicated staff, remarks, “Seeing the repeat loyal customers throughout the years, and watching the kids and our employees’ children grow up and bring their own children to Carousel Candies, is our own sweet reward! Life is short so why not enjoy some incredible chocolate as a non-guilty pleasure – just not too much at once since, with our creations, a little goes a long way!”
Carousel Candies is a one-stop shop for a customized thoughtful gift for the holidays (or any day) that will brighten someone’s life with something delicious and satisfying? Carousel Candies ships anywhere in the United States from their Official Online Candy Store at www.carouselcandies.com. They also take orders online, or just call the knowledgeable Manager, Cheryl, at 831-646-9801 and she’ll make it easy to order and ship directly. Whenever possible, visitors to the Monterey Peninsula and locals should make the journey in person to this candy mecca that is open from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM daily! (Locals are rewarded with 2 hours free parking Monday – Thursday, too!)
For a great gift for the holidays or anytime, or a “sweet treat” for yourself, put together a customized box or basket of smooth, creamy homemade chocolates with or without fresh roasted nuts, including Carousel Candies’ Rocky Road sticks made with homemade fresh marshmallow, pecan rolls, turtles, giant lollipops, clusters, haystacks, gourmet fudge, or Belgian chocolate (including “healthier” dark chocolate) . Check out their famous caramel corn drizzled with chocolate, butter toffee nuts, Jellies, Jordan Almonds, cotton candy, gummies and much more. Try their new macadamia English Toffee smothered in rich white chocolate for a unique sweet surprise.
Carousel Candies also offers a wide assortment of tasty sugar-free chocolates and salt water taffy, and don’t miss tasting their delicious homemade sugar free turtles.
Take a bite of their fresh and delicious beautifully decorated apples featuring hand-picked, extra fancy apples delivered fresh from the orchard, smothered in their famous, homemade, creamy caramel and then hand-decorated with premium chocolate and gourmet toppings. Another customer favorite is their Milk Chocolate Australian Dipped Apricots. Carousel Candies is the only manufacturer on Monterey’s historic Fisherman's Wharf hand-making Salt Water Taffy for over 50 years. Finally, for ice cream lovers, there are 16 flavors of Dreyers Ice Cream served in their own hand-made decorated cones.
If you just can’t make a decision, simply ask owners Rick or Elizabeth Elves or their helpful staff for their expert recommendations – you won’t go wrong with any of their amazing home-made sweet treats. For more information, call (831) 646-9801 or go to carouselcandies.com.
About the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation
The Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation supports the functions of the Monterey County Fair and its mission. Primarily, the Heritage foundation funds capital improvements at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, often described as one of the most beautiful Fairgrounds in the country. The Heritage Foundation also funds special projects such as School Tour Day and Special Friends Day. The program benefits Monterey County through increased Ag literacy by educating school children about where their food and fiber comes from, encouraging health, nutrition and fitness. The community is urged to join the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation and receive great VIP benefits at the upcoming Monterey County Fair. Also, honor your loved ones by buying a brick in the Heritage Foundation’s Brick-a-Thon Campaign. For more information, go to www.montereycountyfair.com/heritage or call (831) 372-5863.