I joined the 2017 birthday candy exchange on this board this year. My birthday was in April, so now I am in the middle of trying to process and separate 1500+ 2.5" candies by major color.
I'm about 2/3 done, but that is just the first pass. Once that is done I will do a second pass of "blues into greens" so the squares go from blue, blues to greens, green, green into yellow...yellow....you get the idea.
Lots of putzyness (yes that is my new word for the day), but it's been fun.
Still not sure how to store them yet, but at least they are getting taken care of on a high level, anyway.