Category Archives: Inspiration

Nov 30

Let’s Remember November

The month of November is all about the simple things, including giving thanks for our family owned & operated business here in Union, NJ since 1949.  The Smarties family is incredibly grateful for our loving fans & fellow candy enthusiasts. … Keep reading

Mar 30

Smarties roundup!

 Fruit is beautiful.  Smarties fruity flavors were our inspiration this month.  Here are four of our favorites from the collection.  Follow us on Instagram @smartiescandycompany for more photos like these.  Like us on Facebook here & tweet us @Smarties.

Feb 9

Easy Valentine Craft Idea

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Is there anything sweeter than a homemade valentine? We don’t think so. That’s why we came up with this easy and elegant craft for those of you who care to make cards with a personal … Keep reading

Dec 15

Smarties Adorned Gingerbread Fallingwater House

Who knew Smarties could double as “dry stack stone” for this remarkably detailed Fallingwater Gingerbread House?  The original home, designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was built between 1936 and 1939.  The name Fallingwater is fitting as the home sits … Keep reading

Dec 4

We are pretty impressed!

Want to bake a Smarties cake? We are truly impressed by this incredibly creative recipe by Amy of Emoticakes!  

Jan 17

Candy Centerpiece

Jan 16

A Centerpiece You Can Eat

Dec 12

Smarties Holiday Centerpiece

Dec 10

Smarties Holiday Sweater

Nov 19

Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Keep reading

Nov 11

This one is for you, veterans!

With gratitude, we would like to take a moment to thank our veterans, the brave women and men who have served our country.  

Nov 2

Smarties Sugar Cookies

What to do with all of that candy?  Bake yourself some Smarties Sugar Cookies! Recipe at here:

Oct 24

A Safe Place to Keep Your Valuables

Oct 21

Easy & clever smarty-pants Halloween costume

Here’s a sample of our guest post at The Candy Dish blog!  Need a quick and inexpensive idea for a Halloween costume? Your friends will think you are a REAL “Smartie-Pants” when you show up to the party in this! … Keep reading

Oct 11

What’s on the desk of a Smarties artist?

Oct 1

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Today is World Vegetarian Day! We’re celebrating this cruelty-free lifestyle with some Smarties (of course). Did you know that Smarties are 100% free of animal products and vegan? It’s true! Even if you don’t go veggie overnight, anyone can enjoy … Keep reading

Sep 4

A Worm To The Wise

Aug 28

You’re Smarter Than You Think!

Aug 15

Friends are like Smarties

Aug 13

Smartie’s Q & A

What do Smarties and Michael Jordan have in common? They’re both over 50 and still a slam dunk! Photo Cred: @MJFlightSchool

Aug 7


Have an action-packed day!

Aug 6

Einstein Defines Insanity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein One of our favorite quotes from one of our favorite smarties!

Jul 31

Friendly Words

Smarties will always take the bus with you.

Jul 25

Lunchtime Treat!

Jul 24

Wise Words from Lincoln

You can do it!