How many lollies for a candy buffet?
Is the candy bar for your local sports team, elderly people, women watching their figures, picky teenagers, a business group or ravenous children? Yup, how many lollies for a candy buffet isn’t rocket science but more like a snapshot of your social dynamics. The occasion and the type of guests attending is your guide. If it’s a very special occasion such as Christmas or Easter, a wedding, engagement or christening, appetites could be more generous. Guests are likely to be more restrained at a corporate function.
Candy Bar Sydney recommends a maximum of 150-200g per person, including take home favours. If you want to know how much candy that is, think of a Hershey’s basic chocolate bar which weighs 43g. How many of those could you eat in a single sitting, and then decide “Well, that’s enough!” and want to take some home for later?
HOW TO WORK OUT JAR QUANTITIES
♥ To fill a 250ml container with a single type of lolly, you’d need the following quantities:
Wrapped lollies (acid drops, sherbet bombs etc) 140g
Rock candy 160g
Large round lollies 190g
Jelly hearts or jelly babies 160g
M&Ms or chocolate beans 300g
Mini jelly beans 250g
Jelly beans 240g.
Jars available at Candy Bar Sydney will hold:
♥ The elegant, long-stemmed Sabrina:
- 1.3kg Allen’s Strawberries and Cream or any of the Allen’s 1.3kg bags
- 1kg marshmallows
- 1kg clouds and storms
We also recommend not filling a jar to the brim. This gives the top of the jar enough space to seal the contents… until devoured.
♥ Smaller containers such as footed bowls and compotes, including the popular Les Petite Sweets Small Compote by Rosanna, will hold no more than: