Carousel Candies Love is in the Air Valentine's Promotion

Get ready for the upcoming Valentine’s Day season with Carousel Candies, the passion pink destination on Old Fisherman’s Wharf, and their upcoming sweet promotion, “Love is in the Air Valentine’s Celebration” during the month of February. Also, on Saturday, February 11th from Noon to 4:00 p.m., the community is invited to do a “meet and greet” and photo op with a couple of “Cute Cupids” from Community Partnership for Youth who will be handing out free delicious foil-wrapped hearts and special homemade Valentine’s Salt Water Taffy at Carousel Candies.

Whether it is a thoughtful tasty treat for your sweetheart, a family member, a client, colleague or friend, Carousel Candies will offer 20% off of all purchases to locals who pay by cash, just with the mention of the “Love is in the Air” Celebration during the month of February. In addition, a percentage of the proceeds of sales in February will be donated to Community Partnership for Youth.  
“We love creating love stories! We are so delighted to have another wonderful promotion planned for Valentine’s season this year that benefits, Community Partnership for Youth, a very sweet non-profit that helps so many local children.” declares Liz and Rick Elves, co-owners of Carousel Candies. 
According to Carousel Candies co-owner, Rick Elves, “February’s Valentine’s Day is always one of our favorite holidays throughout the year where we often see loving couples, parents, children and everyone else coming out to enjoy a special treat. Elizabeth Elves adds, “We remember how giving a heart-shaped box of chocolates was often the symbol of courting one’s true love. At Carousel Candies, we know that St. Valentine’s himself would be impressed with the love we pour into all of our candy creations.”
Carousel Candies is also pleased to unveil two new exclusive sweet and savory Carousel Candies treats: Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon and Caramel Bacon Apples created by co-owner Rick Elves who has more than 55 years as a trained and highly respected confectioner. Over the years, Rick has created many of Carousel Candies’ most popular one-of-a kind special homemade confections for generations of fans around the world. Carousel Candies is very proud to have been ranked "One of the Top 30 Candy Stores in America" by Relish Magazine.
Carousel Candies will be making a donation to the Community Partnership for Youth in early March, 2017 at the conclusion of the “Love is in the Air” Celebration.
Fabulous Valentine’s Specials! 
Serving up a wide array of delicious special Valentine’s Day artisan home-made candy fantasies for over 50 years is Carousel Candies on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. 
The old-fashioned pink candy-colored historic shop with the mesmerizing taffy puller machine in its front window was featured on a Modern Marvels segment of the A & E History Channel that re-airs frequently. 
Carousel Candies is a one-stop shop for a customized thoughtful gift on Valentine’s Day (or any day) and they ship anywhere in the USA! You can order online but locals should definitely make the journey to this chocolate mecca! 
Choose from their very special handmade colorful seasonal Valentine’s Salt Water Taffy (available only in February) made from a secret family recipe and beautifully wrapped for the holiday. Team it with any of the other world-renowned tasty 45 Salt Water Taffy flavors. 
Put together a yummy customized box of smooth, creamy chocolates with or without fresh roasted nuts, including Rocky Road hearts made with homemade fresh marshmallow, turtles, clusters, haystacks, gourmet fudge, Belgian chocolate (including more healthy dark chocolate).  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. Why not try their macadamia English Toffee covered in rich white chocolate for a unique sweet surprise. Carousel Candies also offers a wide assortment of sugar-free chocolates and taffy, and don’t miss tasting their delicious homemade sugar free turtles. 
Another thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift idea can incorporate their fresh and delicious beautifully decorated apples featuring handpicked, extra fancy apples delivered fresh from the orchard, smothered in their famous, homemade, creamy caramel and then hand-decorated with premium chocolate and gourmet toppings. 
Founded in 1960, Carousel Candies (, 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 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. For more information, go to or call (831) 394-4279.
More About Carousel Candies
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 was featured on Australian TV and also was thrilled to see photos in the 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 who had the world’s longest tongue that year. 
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, to edible candy baskets. They often work with caterers, wedding and party planners, and hotel banquet directors to incorporate customized themed chocolate treats into their clients’ events. They also offer fundraising “fun to sell for a cause” products including caramel apples, candy apples and salt water taffy.
Rick and Liz Elves have a strong passion for their job and who can blame them? Rick Elves explains, “We love that we have more than fifty-five years of creating fabulous Valentine’s Day and everyday chocolate and salt water taffy happiness for our customers and we also love giving back to our community and our important non-profit organizations! Making chocolates and other candies fresh daily, that are created from the highest quality ingredients, and taking the extra time and effort to add delicious roasted nuts or other special ingredients that makes people happy, is so satisfying for me. My favorite thing to do is to invent new combinations that are bursting with sweet flavors, such as my very popular Sea Salt Caramel Salt Water Taffy and Peanut Butter Caramel. I enjoy making my own signature confections often based on old-time home-style recipes. Our traditional caramel corn is drizzled with high quality chocolate and has become a favorite among our customers for gifts and for themselves.”
Liz Elves, who is often found working at the store with their dedicated staff, remarks, “Seeing the endless repeat customers throughout the years who come and visit us, and watching the children and our employees’ children grow up and bring their own children to Carousel Candies, is our own sweet reward! Life is short so why not enjoy some incredible chocolate as a non-guilty pleasure – just not too much at once since, with our Carousel Candies creations, a little goes a long way!”
Carousel Candies ships anywhere in the United States from their Official Online Candy Store at Whenever possible, visitors to the Monterey Peninsula and locals should make the journey in person to this candy destination that is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily! (Locals are rewarded with 2 hours free parking in the adjacent Waterfront parking lot on Sunday- Thursday by showing their local ID.)
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.
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