Sweeter Than Candy


What It Is: Chocolates are definitely one sweet route to go down for Valentine’s Day, but if you want to get creative, might I suggest a Canadian alternative? Squish has a whole load of fun Valentine’s-inspired treats to gift to your sweetheart. From a Heart Shaped Tin ($8) filled with mini strawberry sweethearts to a naughty and nice XXX Mix ($14) to their grand Love at First Bite ($15) gift box, you can munch on yummy flavours of gummies like Twin Bears, Sour Red Roses, Prosecco Bears, and Chili Ginger Hearts.

Who It’s For: Your Valentine. The kids. Your single gal coworkers.

What It Costs: The best part of Squish is the prices – everything featured in this post is under $15, and nothing in their entire Valentine’s Day collection is over $25!

Where It’s At: Shop Squish online or visit one of their tantalizing candy boutiques!


I am delighted to be giving away two of the items I featured in this post – the Love at First Bite and the Heart Shaped boxes. If you want to win these sweet rewards, here’s how to enter for your chance:

1) First off! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by February 22, 2017 with a link to your favourite Valentine’s Day treat from Squish!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around February 23, 2017 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Squish on Instagram, and either Regram one of their photos, or share the photo I posted above onto your own Instagram, tagging them + mentioning me (@cdngiftguide) in your description. Post a link to your Instagram photo in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

136 Responses to “Sweeter Than Candy”
  1. Corinne says:

    https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2797-SOUR. These candies look good yummy. Plus I love black currant candies

  2. Sherry K says:

    I would love the Sour Red Roses. The best part about this post is that I found out there are stores that I can pretty easily visit. I have checked the website many times, but the shipping was too much. I am off to buy Squish things soon. https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2797-SOUR-RED-ROSES—CANDY-OF-THE-MONTH-OF-FEBRUARY

  3. Debra says:

    Oh so many yummy choices – I think I’d try TANGY YOGURT TARTS

  4. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the ruby hearts found at https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2357-Ruby-Hearts.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  5. Dawn gordon says:

    I am a subscriber and love the kisses and lips !


  6. Dawn gordon says:

    Posted on Instagram

  7. aketch says:

    The sour red roses are very pretty, but if I were buying for my husband his favourite are Swedish berries.

  8. Sour red rose candy because “For the month of February, a portion of Sour Red Roses profits will be donated to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, which aims to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.” That’s really nice, Squish. https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2797-SOUR-RED-ROSES—CANDY-OF-THE-MONTH-OF-FEBRUARY

  9. queendar says:

    Oh yum! I have such a sweet tooth. My hubby doesn’t, so I guess I’d have to keep them all for myself! 😉

  10. Christina D says:

    Already a subscriber – the Canada Eh gummies looks yummy and cute! https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2795-Eh-Canada

  11. Judy says:

    This would be an enjoyable Valentines treathttps://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/1637-Sour-Tangerines

  12. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite Valentine’s gift is the https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2796-Share-the-Love.

  13. laura feist says:

    my favorite valentine gift would be flowers

  14. Holly says:

    I love strawberries so I would have to say the Heart Shaped Tin!

  15. Mary Pate says:


    Winter Wonderland is definitely for me! Love the toques also!!

  16. tammy ta says:

    One of my fave’s is Share the Love from Squish.

  17. Theresa Jones says:

    I would love to try CHAMPAGNE ROSES

  18. kristen visser says:

    oh my gosh I cannot believe I have never heard of this before!! I would love to try the Sour Red Roses ❤ And Oh Canada. subscribed

  19. maltichaitan says:

    Who doesn’t love them some gummies!!! YU!


  20. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    Love gummies and the price point! Just ordered some for my kids..and for my BRO out west 😀

  21. KellyPC says:

    The Prosecco bears are my fav but I’m dying to try the XXX Mix! https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2662-Prosecco-Bears

  22. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love the Extreme Sour Gummies. https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/1136-Extreme-Sour

  23. I like the XOXO mix (“may elicit extreme happiness and feelings of love”!) https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2672-XOXO-Mix

  24. Lori P says:

    My favourite Valentine’s Day treat is the “Love at first bite” selection, which for me would be a fun smorgasbord-in-a-tin:

  25. Lorna says:

    xxx or xoxo mixes. gummies of all kinds are good

  26. Mary Danieli says:

    I’d love to try the Prosecco bears, but my ultimate fave is: the pina colada glasses.


  27. AliKira says:

    Mmmm… the https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2796-Share-the-Love package sounds the best but I’d really like to try them all!

  28. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. My favourite Valentine’s Day treat from Squish would be their Champagne roses https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2338-Champagne-roses

  29. Alison K says:

    Bonus @squishcandy Entry: Followed Squish on Instagram, and regrammed https://www.instagram.com/p/BQPRPjkhF28/

  30. kim says:

    I’d like the sour red roses.

  31. Tanya says:

    II love gummies, much better than chocolate! https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2672-XOXO-Mix

  32. mousecat says:

    My fave Valentine’s treat from Squish are the new sour red roses (the candy of the month) https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2797-SOUR-RED-ROSES—CANDY-OF-THE-MONTH-OF-FEBRUARY

  33. Julie Hartwig says:


  34. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the sour red roses look good

  35. vinci777 says:

    I like to try the tasty sounding and very pretty. SOUR RED ROSES – CANDY OF THE MONTH OF FEBRUARYhttps://www.squishcandies.com https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca

  36. Betty S says:

    What great candy on the site. I would love to try https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/1258-Assorted-Fruit-Drops

  37. Kimberley Hamilton says:

    I am very patriotic so I am loving the Eh Canada candy!


  38. The Eh Canada Gummies look fun!

  39. Leah B says:

    Gonna have to go with the sour red roses: https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2797-SOUR

  40. Sonia Persaud says:

    Love them!

  41. Milly says:

    Many many but these look ineresting

  42. Amanda I says:

    the ruby hearts found at https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2357-Ruby-Hearts.

    Thanks for the chance of thi giveaway 🙂

  43. I heart everything Squish serves up, but my fave V-Day treat has to be the Ruby Hearts, full of juicy raspberry flavour. Yummy!


  44. Chris MacDonald says:

    I love them all…but my favourite is Pina Colada https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/1109-Pina-Colada

  45. photomum says:

    I love squishy candies. I subscribe via email

  46. donya9 says:

    Already subscribed to SQUISH. I would love to try the Prosecco Bears !! I would not be sharing these.. sorry.. V-Day, candy, hot bath.


  47. aly3360 says:

    I subscribe to your blog and I think that the sour red roses would make a very sweet valentines gift!!


  48. Carol Oddy says:

    I like the love at first bite mix.

  49. CL Chin says:

    my favourite treat would be the pina colada gummies

  50. stacey h says:

    i would love to try the vegan Peace, Love and Gummies

  51. Wanda Bee says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite Squish item is the Sour Red Roses. https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2797-SOUR-RED-ROSES—CANDY-OF-THE-MONTH-OF-FEBRUARY

  52. Lisa S says:

    I gave the bf ‘Hockey Night Mix’ as part of his Valentine’s gift.. he loved it! https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/2673-Hockey-Night-Mix

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