Here's how jelly beans are made. I once was given a personal tour of Gimbals Candy who was once a competitor to Jelly Belly (since sold to Jelly Belly). So much fun!
Behind the Scenes at 5 Top Candy Factories | UNWRAPPED | Food Network - YouTube
Chicago, the former candy capital of the world, is losing factories - Axios Chicago
I met them once at a candy show. Nice people. Cool square mints in unique packaging. Violet mints are equally unique!
Hand Made in the USA | Tradition Since 1920 All kinds of treats here that are sure to delight. Visiting Denver? Be sure to take a tour! I met with the owner once at a restaurant when he was in Gettysburg, PA. Smart guy!
The NCA yearly candy show in Chicago is fun. Anyone in the candy industry is welcome to attend.
I need to find a better list. This one is good but there are some non-candy companies in here. Looks like they are combining with snacks.
Click to find their hours and location. I took my family on this tour when we were driving nearby the factory by accident. Super cool to see how these delights are manufactured.
I have never tried this chocolate but my family members cannot stop talking about the quality.
I have to give this guy credit for bringing back Wacky Wafers, Astro Pops and Tart N Tinys in they way he did. The product seems to be exactly the same as it was way back in the day. I had the opportunity to buy the Astro Pops brand once and trademark Wacky Wafers when the trademark expired and did not follow through either time. I did not have the guts to take the risk at that point in my life. Good thing too because I would not have had the skill to bring back the way he did. Congrats for saving these wonderful candies!
Smarties® are so simple but so good! This company was started in 1949 by Edward Dee and is now run by 3 of his grand daughters. I love how they have not messed with tradition and kept the product consistent throughout the years. I have one complaint: bring back the just married candy rolls!
We sold a bunch of these and would have to order from a small Wrigley factory in Canada. I so enjoyed unwrapping a fresh pallet of these wonderful candies. The factory packed them with care with brown kraft paper. I wrote a long two page letter to the billionaire Mr. Wrigley begging him not to discontinue this unique candy. I received no response LOL. Big mistake from a huge company. If Full Sort ever adds notes I may post this letter here.
Home of the lobster pop! The grandson of the founder who now runs this company visited my retail store once in San Diego, CA. His energy is off the charts and his pops sell like crazy!
The dates are in order until they are not. However, this page is still excellent for the detail provided.
I discovered this YouTube channel after I had already left the candy business. Their videos are interesting and they make me laugh. You can learn so much about candy making from these kind people. Highly recommended! Approaching a million subscribers.
These are simply amazing. I recently visited their wonderful factory store in Lititz, PA. I thought I knew everything about candy. My warehouse landlord in Philadelphia asked me if I carried Wilbur Buds. I said, "what are those?" So I found them about 1 hour from where I was located. That's the beauty of the candy industry...there are too many companies to count.