Representing three main product lines, Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. makes and distributes gummies, premium nuts and gold label chocolates. Their product line includes the World’s Best Gummi Bears, Gummi Army Guys and Gummi Jet Fighters. Bulk gummi bears in flavors like blue raspberry, peach and even licorice round out the collection.
What’s more American than licorice? The American Licorice Company has gained a reputation in the red-vines business as one of the nation’s oldest and most established licorice retailers. Born in 1914, the company is well known for its Snaps, Red Vines, Sour Punch and Super Ropes chewy candies. Fun for kids and equally addicting for adults, these candies are sweet, sour, fruity, and everything in between.
With the Rocky Road, Big Hunk, U-NO, Look and Abba-Zaba candy bars, Annabelle Candy Company has a stellar line up. The company’s founder was a Russian immigrant to the U.S. in 1917. In 1950, he named his new candy company for his daughter Annabelle. Now located in Hayward, California, the Annabelle Candy Company continues to churn out consistently delicious sweet treats that are on fire with popularity in the West U.S.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the sweets. Based in the small city of Lufkin, Atkinson Candy Company is family-owned and “Texas proud.” Most known for the coconut-dusted Chick-O-Stick and Long Boys. Atkinson also makes Peanut Brittle and Chick-O-Stick from quality, fresh-roasted peanuts. They have a great selection of hard candy buttons. You can also try their Mint Twists (great changemaker candy), Rainbow Coconut, sugar-free products and holiday varieties.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, Cadbury Adams markets an assortment of chewing gum, mints, and chewy candies. Within their product line are the nostalgic Chiclets, Bubbaloo, Beemans and Black Jack chewing gums you grew up with as a kid. But Cadbury Adams is also the force behind some of today's checkout aisle favorites: Bubblicious, Dentyne, Stride, Trident and Certs. For chewy candy addicts, the brand’s Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids bring flavor and fun together in one package, delighting candy addicts of all ages.
When you’ve got to have the classic fruity taste of a Blow Pop, turn to Charms. Maker of the gum-filled lollipop since the ‘70s, Charms is now part of the Tootsie Roll family. You’ll enjoy reconnecting with the brand’s other quality products like Andes Mints and the chewy caramel Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies candies. These sugary staples and more make up a true candy addict’s diet, and you’ll find it all at Candy Direct.
Concord Confections is an industry leader in bubble gum and novelty candies. This Canadian candy supplier markets the classic Dubble Bubble brand, one of the most recognizable bubble gums since its creation in 1928. Concord also puts out popular kid favorites such as Cry Babies Extra Sour gum, assorted colored Cry Baby Bubble Gum Balls a gum and Razzles candy that’s also a gum! Go ahead and play with your food. The Lego-like Blox are too much fun to miss.
Rock Candy has a long history in the U.S. The New England–based Dryden & Palmer Company has been crystallizing sugar into edible rocks since its business commenced in 1880. Both the old-fashioned, boxed crystals and the colored candy rocks on a stick are available. Sticks come in flavors like root beer, blueberry orange and sour pineapple. You can even buy shorter swizzle sticks to stir into your hot beverage. And their candy on a string looks as elegant as it tastes.
While Farley’s Creamy Caramels and French Burnt Peanuts reflect a sophisticated taste, the company is most known for Now and Later, Super Bubble and Gummi Bears, a consortium of lollipops, Jaw Breakers and more. Born in 1870, Farley entered the Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company in the last decade, giving them even more opportunities to grow their booming bagged candy business. Look out for Farley’s Circus Peanuts, Hot Dog Gum, Jellied Orange Slices or Gum Drops to sooth your sweet tooth.
If you’re hankering for the classics, you’re ready for Ferra Pan candies. Ferrera Pan began putting out candy-coated almonds in 1908, and they still make a mean Chocolate Covered Almond today. Try on some Lemonheads for size, or nibble on some Boston Baked Beans, delicious candy-coated peanuts. Great for Valentine’s Day or any day, Red Hots will set your heart on fire, as will Ferrera Pan’s Atomic Fireballs. Check out their Black Forest Gummy Bears, made with real fruit juice.