“I Remember Mama” Alliance on Aging Celebration Day at Carousel Candies on Saturday, May 3rd
Carousel Candies, a popular “feminine pink” Mother’s Day gift destination, located at 31 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-9801 (www.carouselcandies.com) with the pink taffy puller in the window, is celebrating over 50 years of providing unique homemade sweet treats to visitors from around the world. Continuing their dedication to supporting local non-profits, Carousel Candies will hold a very special “I Remember Mama” Alliance on Aging Celebration Day on Saturday, May 3rd to help promote this wonderful program that also honors the Mother’s Day holiday. Providing another reason to visit the Wharf, Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association’s Japanese American Heritage Days special community free family event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th.
On Saturday, May 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the community will also enjoy receiving free delicious foil-wrapped chocolate baby roses at Carousel Candies in honor of Mother’s Day and “I Remember Mama” from several cute young “Mother’s Little Helpers” and 20% of sales will be donated to Alliance on Aging.
During the month of May, all Carousel Candies customers will receive 20% off of their purchases in the store or when buying in the online store if they mention the “I Remember Mama/Alliance on Aging” promotion.
“On Mother’s Day, it’s a perfect time to show our appreciation of our wonderful Mothers who can never receive enough thoughtful displays of our affection for their very special love and dedication!” says Liz and Rick Elves, co-owners of Carousel Candies. “This year, we are thrilled to team up with Alliance on Aging’s compassionate “I Remember Mama” program. Alliance on Aging’s array of programs make such an important difference to thousands of seniors and their families in our community!”
During May, there will be a special contest to guess the number of pastel-colored jelly beans in a glass jar to win a $50 gift certificate to Carousel Candies, which is often featured on the A & E History Channel. There will also be a drawing for a special one-night Mother’s Day Package at Lover’s Point Inn Hotel in Pacific Grove (the Elves’ other love) that includes a large box of homemade Mother’s Day assorted chocolates in the suite.
Gift your Mom something special! At Carousel Candies, Discover a Wonderful Selection of Great Mother’s Day Gifts plus FREE Personalization of Chocolate Greeting Cards for Moms and Grandmas
Treat Mom to a gift that’s just as sweet as she is and show your appreciation and love for all that she does. For over 50 years, everyone has always found a thoughtful gift for Mom at Carousel Candies and they can even ship right to her door via their online store at www.carouselcandies.com.
Beginning in late April, the store will feature Mother’s Day-themed décor and a wide array of very unique special confection delights that everyone will love. Don’t forget to thank Mother for her endless love with a delicious gift. All delicious edible chocolate greeting cards can be personalized for FREE which will make especially thoughtful gifts for Mom and Grandma, too!
Carousel Candies will have chocolate pink and red foil-wrapped long stemmed roses that can make a very pretty bouquet. They’ll have an assortment of very colorful chocolate high heeled shoes -- and not to worry as one size fits all Mothers. Also available will be beautiful boxes of chocolate truffles with white satin roses and a totally edible chocolate box. Mom will also enjoy their box of gourmet dipped fancy strawberries that is available in dark, milk chocolate and white chocolate. She’ll also appreciate any of the special boxes of assorted handmade chocolate confections and special sea salt water taffy, all adorned with pretty pink bows.
Giving her the sweet thanks she deserves, why not gift her a unique Mother’s Day beautifully decorated fresh apple smothered in Carousel Candies’ famous homemade creamy caramel and then hand-decorated with premium chocolate and gourmet toppings. Don’t forget that Carousel Candies also offers an array of sugar-free and nut-free confections.
Carousel Candies produces wonderful chocolates year-round for any holiday or special occasion. They specialize in corporate gifts, from customized chocolate creations, to candy-of-the month packages, and edible candy baskets. They work with party planners, caterers and hotel banquet directors to incorporate customized themed chocolate treats into their clients’ events. For the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, they created giant chocolate cowboys tucked into colorful cowboy hats. They also offer fundraising “fun to sell for a cause” products including caramel apples, candy apples and salt water taffy.
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.
About Alliance on Aging’s I Remember Mama
For the 20th year, Ombudsman, a program of the Alliance on Aging is celebrating Mother's Day with I Remember Mama. Through this program, over 1100 elderly women living in local nursing homes and long-term care facilities will receive beautiful, blooming plants on Mother's Day weekend, May 10th and May 11th. A donation of $35.00 will provide for one plant to be personally delivered by a community volunteer. Donors may select a specific woman in a long term care facility to be honored or make a donation in tribute to a loved one, or simply show your support by gifting one or more plants to women throughout our community. Donations and volunteers help make I Remember Mama possible. To make a donation or volunteer to deliver plants, please call 831-655-1334 or 831-758-4011 or mail your tax-deductible donation to the Alliance on Aging, Inc. 247 Main St. Salinas, CA 93901 or visit the website at www.allianceonaging.org. Alliance on Aging is a non-profit organization whose staff and volunteers are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seniors.
As a community leader and advocate, Alliance on Aging provides relevant services and resources that address the opportunities and challenges that come with aging. In 2014, Alliance on Aging proudly celebrates 44 years of leadership providing services and resources to hundreds of thousands of seniors and their families in Monterey County. Their services are available at many venues and outreach sites throughout the county as well as to homebound seniors. Currently there are 64,000 individuals 60 years and older that reside in Monterey County. Over 17,500 visitors came to their redesigned website last year. For seniors and their family members, the website provides a user friendly tool to explore our menu of services and activities. It also serves as a linkage to the other community resources that are available for seniors and their families in our community. Alliance on Aging provides valuable information and guidance about senior issues. For more information, go to allianceonaging.org.
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 assortment 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. Chocolate has many beneficial properties including being an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-depression, and a catalyst against tooth decay.
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, Coxey’s Big Break, an Australian TV program, was filmed last June when the program came to the store for a special behind-the-scenes look at taffy-making. 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!
Carousel Candies is a one-stop shop for a customized thoughtful gift for a holiday (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, 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. They also offer 15 different kinds of candy without nuts for those who are allergic to nuts.
Take a bite of their fresh and delicious beautifully decorated apples featuring hand-picked, extra fancy apples delivered fresh from the orchard, covered 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. 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.