New Lollipop Flavor just for Valentine’s Day

Hi all, been working on a new lollipop flavor for Valentine’s Day that I think you all will love! Cinnamon Spice lollipops have a nice spice flavor and come with a little cinnamon candy heart. The lollipops are made with cinnamon sticks and hot, spicy cinnamon candy which also give them their lovely pink color. A perfect treat for your special Valentine or just get them for all your friends! Lollipops are now available at my Etsy shop!!

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New and Improved Lollipops

Here they are, the new and improved lollipops! After carefully considering all the feedback received from you all I’ve decided to change the lollipops a bit. Instead of pouring free hand I’m now using molds which means more candy for you. I liked the organic shape and appeal of the older lollies but found them to be too thin and fragile and shipping those was a nightmare! I never felt comfortable sending no matter how well I wrapped them. Now you’ll have a thicker lollipop, 1/2 inch thick, which are less likely to crack, and I’ll have peace of mind! You’ll also get more licks for your buck and that’s a nice deal, no?

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I’ve also added a little more heat to the sweet candy and more ginger too as you can see above. Each batch will have more tiny bits of chile pepper to give you that extraΒ  punch. Also, all the ingredients are natural and I still do not use any artificial flavors or colors. I currently have the following listed in order of heat intensity:

  • Ghost Tamarind
  • Mango Habanero
  • Chili Coconut
  • Ginger Spice

The ginger spice is the only one made without chilies and the mildest of the bunch. It’s for those who like a little bite with not much heat. These are all available in my Etsy shop.Β  I’m also working on new flavors like lychee wasabi and spicy lime! The lollipops can also be personalized as party favors for your special event. Also, I’m running a special for the entire month of December, get 25% off of your order by entering Holiday25 at checkout. Please visit my shop for more details.

Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season!

Lollipop Stirrers: Another Way To Enjoy Your Tea

How do you enjoy your favorite tea? A little honey, sugar, agave syrup? Well here’s a treat that will sweeten your tea and add a bit of chile spice: use spicy lollipop as stirrers! These are perfect for when you feel the sniffles coming on or to soothe a sore throat, the chilies in the lollipops will warm you up and will also help with your cough and congestion. Mmm, I’m feeling better already!!

Try the ginger spice lollipop, the mango habanero or the coconut chile.

Lollipops Round Up: Great Party Ideas

So you love lollipops and sweets and want cool ideas for your next event? Here are several for you to check out. You could set up a candy table, use them in your desserts or event better, use them as cocktail stirrers!Β  You can get very creative with lollipops and these will be a great way to show off your personal style and give your guests some edible goodies to take home. Try some of these with your next order of Hot Lollies.

Don’t just lay your lollipops on a table, that’s boring, display them with place-cards or in large candy bowls to spruce up your tables.

From top to bottom: Tried and True Weddings, photo credit Amorology Weddings, Hostess with the Mostess lollies propped in candy bowls.

This cupcake lollipop flower idea is so cute for a kids party. Kids will be bouncing off the walls with all the sugar but something special once in a blue moon won’t hurt. The cake is precious too! Just another way to enjoy your lollipops.

From top to bottom: Martha Stewart lollipop cupcakes, Martha Stewart garden lollipop cake

Here are a couple of interesting ideas for adult parties, lollipop cocktails, how fun! Use your lollies as edible drink stirrers! A spicy lollipop would be great with drinks, think Mango Habanero lollipop for your margaritas!

From top to bottom: Martha Stewart champagne lollipop stirrer, Real Simple vodka tonic with a mint lollipop stirrer.

Giveaway: February Love

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Congratulations to #8 Zachary Mejia for winning one dozen free spicy lollipops!!

Thank You all for entering our giveaway and stay tuned for other freebies and discounts!

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This February enter to win one dozen sweet and spicy lollipops from Hot Lollies! Just my way ofΒ  spreading the love for Valentine’s Day and the entire month of February! All you have to do is like our Facebook page and leave a comment below telling me you’ve done so. If you already like our Facebook page then tell me below as well. We will randomly draw a winner from the number of comments we receive.

You’ll have until midnight 2/29/12 and winner will be randomly selected on March 1st, 2012. I’ll update this post with winner’s name and will also post winner on our Facebook page. Please only enter once and be sure to like our Facebook page! Winner will be contacted via email so make sure you enter correct email.

Note: giveaway is only open to the Continental US.

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Spicy Food Lovers

Only 5 days until Christmas and it’s the first day of Chanukah so you’re cutting it super close for those holiday gifts. You still have some time though, especially if you’re going to see some of those on your list after the holidays.

So here are 10 holiday gifts that will surely impress your spicy food loving friends and you may still be able to get some of them before the holidays so get to it! Oh, and they’re easy on the pockets too. Enjoy and happy holidays!

1. Spicy Lollipops Sampler $13.50 – Hot spicy sweets make great stocking stuffers. Great balance of tropical fruit flavors and chili peppers for those who like their sweets with a bit of heat. Includes 6 lollipops, two of each flavor: Mango Habanero, Chili Coconut and Ginger Spice.

2. Ghost Pepper Plant from $4.99 – Great gift from ThinkGeek for the hot pepper fiend! Grow your own Bhut Jolokia peppers, one of the hottest peppers in the world. Perfect for growing indoors during winter months and replanting in the spring. So inexpensive you can give a few!

3. Chile Flavor Wheel $12 – similar to the flavor & aroma wheel for wines but for chilies instead. Features flavor profiles, uses and everything you wanted to know about 14 of the most popular chilies…or you can direct them here for a free quick guide.

4. Travel Spice Kit $14.99 – What a great little kit, all the spices you ever needed in a travel case from World Market! Take it to your tailgate party, camping, or vacation home. Even great for those who don’t cook often and just need a little bit of spice…they get 20 spices in kit! I want one…thanks!

5. Indian Spice Box $69 – This is absolutely gorgeous and great for storing spices or anything else you like. It’s a traditional spice box from India and hand carved…just lovely and from West Elm.

6. Chili Pepper & Herb Wreath $43 – Love, love, love this! Organic, air dried, and pesticide free from Natural Kitchen. This is the gift that will keep on giving and good for anytime of the year. Just image how fragrant this will be in the kitchen. Includes thyme, sage, arbol chili, majoram and a few others.

7. Masala Dabba $27 – You may find this spice box in most Indian homes and used for storing the most commonly used spices in Indian cooking. Use it to store whatever spices are common in your home. Can be found on Amazon and is made of stainless steel and includes 7 spice containers and a spoon. Would look great on a kitchen counter top.

8. Spicy BBQ Sauce from $5.95 – Great BBQ sauces from Brother’s Sauces pack an amazing amount of flavor and spice! Get the original Brother’s Gold BBQ sauce, Brother’s Heat and the Brother’s Spicy Brown Mustard Gold. Trust me, you will not regret it…hey, you may even keep it for yourself!

9. Kitchen Aide Coffee Grinder $29 – Grind up your coffee and your dried chili peppers (not at the same time!). Perfect gift for those who like to make their own dry rubs. Order online or get to your local Target.

10. eGift Card from Restaurant.com – Get a gift card for less than half of it’s value! $40 for a gift card worth $100 and recipient gets to choose their favorite restaurant. Awesome deal for you and the chili lover in your life. Who doesn’t love a great deal for the holidays?