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Gentle Reader,

For many of you, you will recognize this campaign from previous years. For our new friends, drop and give me 20 Fancy Pants!

sergeantWe at JT’s Confections, with your help, would like to thank the good men and women who are currently serving, or have previously served, in the armed forces of the United States of America. These men and women are asked to perform duties that many of us are either unable or unwilling to perform. These duties ensure our freedom and safety.

buy one give oneTo say THANK YOU we are offering the following:

Until March 21, for every one-pound box of mixed pecan caramel clusters and caramels you purchase, for whomever you want, we will provide a second one-pound box free provided that the second box is shipped to a veteran or an active duty member of the armed services. The only caveat is that you pay the shipping. It’s not Rockefeller’s Confections after all!

How to Order:
To say “Thank you,” just go to JTsConfections.com and click on the American flag. If you’d like to say thank you but don’t know a veteran or active duty member of the military, we can send your box to a veteran or an active duty military person on your behalf.

Each box will contain a note that reads “The Tompkins family of Ithaca, NY, would like to thank you for your service to our country.” Of course if your last name is not Tompkins, and you are not from Ithaca, the note will be changed… dealing with a rough crowd here.

We are working on the honor system here folks. Having said that, names we will NOT be shipping to are:

  • Colonel Klinkcaptain crunch
  • Colonel Mustard
  • Captain Kirk
  • Captain Stubing
  • Private Pyle

However, if you can with 100% good conscience provide me with a legitimate Captain Crunch, I will throw in a dozen chocolate covered Oreos for the good Captain. He or she has endured enough hardship.


Although last year we hit our goal of 150 orders, that is not good enough for this year. This year we want to reach at least 200 orders!

So, please order early and order often! Share with EVERYONE. We want to get clubbed like baby seals!!! Settle down PITA, I was just kidding. I will eat a 30 lb lobster if this gets ugly.

Let’s all say “Thank you” to the good men and women who keep our country safe and free in the sweetest way we know how; with a box from JT’s Confections.

As always, it’s been a pleasure.

Your Pal and Guide to a Parallel Universe,

Gentle Reader,

I can only imagine what many of you are thinking; “Has JT fathered a child with Kate Hudson?”. The answer is I’m not sure, but that’s not the news.


I know most of you are asking yourself, what in God’s name has he done that has led him to this decision. I can assure you my motivation is not the result of any misdeeds on my part (in the last 45 minutes) but rather it’s a decision based on time management. I am trying to reduce the length of my “Pearly Gate discussion” from eight days to 45 minutes. After all, how many times can I really say, “It was a jooooooke”?

Although JT’s is still relatively small, our goal is to grow the business so that in a few years we can write meaningful checks to charities. As a quick FYI, any compensation that I take from the business will be taken after the charitable donations have been made.

On a separate note, the holiday season quickly approaches. If you are going to use JT’s for your corporate gifts this year, please let me know ASAP as things can get pretty intense over the next two months. To illustrate, I have included time-lapse photography from last year to demonstrate how insane things will get for me….

Me walking in (looking good)Me working (looking crazy)Me leaving (off to the funny farm)

As always, thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts; it’s been a pleasure.

Your Pal and Guide to a Parallel Universe,


Gentle Reader,

A quick note.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the “For a Good Cause Candy Box” program benefiting the Summit Speech School.

Through this program we sold $4,5000 worth of JT’s Confections with 100% of the proceeds going to the Summit Speech School. This money will positively impact the lives of many children; an impact that will change the trajectory of their lives.

On a personal note, this program had a very positive impact on my life as well. I crossed paths with unbelievable people who work at the school, people who volunteer at the school and children who attend the school.

To the wonderful women who bought chocolates during the luncheon portion of the event and created a chocolate frenzy, you made me feel like I was in a boy band. For a chubby gray haired middle aged guy with bad knees, it doesn’t get any better. 

Thanks again to everyone and I hope we are even more successful next year.

John Tompkins