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The Candy Industry

Candy isn't just delicious, it's also big business. Learn about the history of the big brands, the latest products on the market, and careers in the candy industry.
  1. Candy Company Profiles (2)
  2. Candy Factories & Stores (4)
  3. Candy Reviews (28)
  4. Candy Trade Shows (7)

Turning Your Candy Hobby Into A Business
In this interview with Art Pollard of Amano Chocolates, we discuss how he started his candy company and what steps aspiring business owners should take to start their own candy companies.

What has been your biggest challenge in starting your own chocolate business?
Have you ever thought about turning your candy hobby into a profession? This interview with the founder of a successful chocolate company explains how he started his candy company and where aspiring confections should start to build their own business. Second of two parts.

How Did You Get Interested in Making Chocolate?
Have you ever thought about turning your candy hobby into a profession? This interview with the founder of a successful chocolate company explains how he started his candy company and where aspiring confections should start to build their own business.

Candy Classes and Workshops
Information and links to candy classes and workshops.

The Candy Wrapper Museum
This online "museum" catalogs the candy wrappers of the past--from early versions of current favorites to obscure one-offs, celebrity endorsements (Mr. T candy?!) to foreign offerings.

1949 Candy Sales Book
This is a fascinating look into the candy of the past. A color copy of a salesman's candy manual gives a great idea of what candies were available and popular in 1949. It's interesting to discover what has changed and what has remained consistent in the past 50 years.

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