Thursday, October 2, 2014

Early Halloween Fun with Benefit Event at Carousel Candies on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf for Community Partnership for Youth on Sunday, October 5th

Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular candy destination for locals and visitors alike and was recently announced as the site of the Guinness World Records photo shoot for Nick Stoeberl

Monterey, CA, October 02, 2014 - Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular candy destination for locals and visitors alike and was recently announced as the site of the Guinness World Records photo shoot for Nick Stoeberl who was judged to have the world’s longest tongue, is doing a very special Halloween Benefit event! All dressed up and decorated now for Halloween, Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf is teaming up with a benefit for the local non-profit organization, Community Partnership for Youth, with special Halloween Face Painting on Sunday, October 5th from Noon to 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, October 5th, 20% of proceeds will be donated to Community Partnership for Youth, a 501(c)3 non-profit. All attendees will receive a Halloween Treat Bag that day from Noon to 3:00 p.m. The Carousel Candies staff and Community Partnership for Youth face painters will be in Halloween costumes and the public is invited to come in a costume, too.

There will also be a special contest to guess the number of Halloween-colored jelly beans in a glass jar to win a $50 gift certificate to Carousel Candies, which is frequently featured on the A & E History Channel. There will also be a drawing for a special one-night Halloween Package at Lover’s Point Inn Hotel in Pacific Grove (the Elves’ other love that is also decorated for Halloween) that includes a large box of Halloween assorted chocolates in the suite.

According to Shari Hastey, Executive Director of Community Partnership for Youth, “We really love doing benefit collaborations with Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf . We appreciate their passion for helping the community and their sense of fun and creativity! Please come by October 5th - bring your children for a Halloween face painting. They may want a pumpkin, ghost or witch hat!”

Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf, described as "One of the 30 Best Candy Stores in America" by Relish Magazine, is known for its delicious award-winning gourmet confections, and is located at 31 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-9801 ( with the pink taffy puller in the window. It is celebrating over 50 years of providing unique homemade sweet treats to visitors from around the world.

Surrounded by lots of Halloween witches, ghosts and goblins in the store, Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf is offering many very special Halloween confections including Halloween salt-water taffy, Halloween peeps, candy corn teeth, chocolate pumpkins, marzipan pumpkins, and a variety of beautifully decorated Halloween candy gift boxes for friends, colleagues and family. Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf is offering the largest selection of extra fancy “monster” caramel gourmet Halloween apples!

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.

About Community Partnership for Youth
Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) was created in 1991 to offer alternatives to drugs, gangs and violence. The prevention program builds resiliency, and works with the “whole” child, their families, schools and community agencies. CPY is “building a community one child at a time” through implementing a set of Standards based on integrity and respect that helps develop values and builds character. Middle school leadership/life skills, high school leadership/life skills/job preparation, after school tutorial/enrichment, a Visual and Performing Art Academy and summer all day sessions, are core programs that provide a supportive, structured, creative environment for each person to be successful.

About Carousel Candies
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,, 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!

Most recently, Carousel Candies on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf was thrilled to see photos displayed in the recently published 2015 Guinness Book of World Records showing their own world-renowned iconic candy store which was featured in the photo shoot of record holder Nick Stoeberl.

A series of great photos of Nick “The Lick” Stoeberl in Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf is also featured on the homepage of the website, and Nick is also featured in over 3 million copies of the 60th Anniversary edition Guinness World Records 2015 book, which credits Carousel Candies on page 252. The book is distributed in more than 100 countries and translated into 20 languages, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. The book is now on sale at most retailers, including Costco.

Carousel Candies on Fisherman’s Wharf 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 on Fisherman’s Wharf ships anywhere in the United States from their Official Online Candy Store at 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 on Fisherman’s Wharf 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

Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940

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