All the Women-Owned Candy Brands We're Obsessed With This National Candy Day
Today, Nov. 4, is National Candy Day, and believe us when we say we're celebrating in a big way.
We're gladly indulging in all things sweet, whether they're chocolatey, nutty, fruity, minty, bursting with caramel or just coated in sugar. But this year, we're particularly excited about the new women-owned brands we've discovered over the past months.
If you're curious about candy companies run by women, keep reading to find out all about some of our favorites.
Scrummy Sweets Co. founder Siouxie started making her own gummy bears years ago, loving the taste and texture of classic gummy bears, but not the ingredients inside. It took a lot of experimentation, but eventually, she developed her own tasty gummy bears with zero sugar and all-natural flavors (without the digestive issues that some sugar replacements can cause). The result is her flagship gummy bears, which come in vibrant colors with just enough sweetness, even without the addition of sugar.
Maud Borup started her company more than 100 years ago, making candy from her home in St. Paul, Minnesota. In fact, her treats became so coveted that it's said the Queen of England was a regular customer. Today, the company is run by president Christine Lantinen, and the company continues to sell amazing confections like white chocolates shaped like breakfast food and fast food offerings, cotton candy tubs and hot chocolate bombs.
Tazzy Candy was co-founded by Delia Hughes and Lindsay Simon, two entrepreneurs who set out to make better-for-you candies that are also boldly flavored and fun to eat. The company specializes in innovative lollipops, including their Açai Berry Do Good, Sour Watermelon and Spicy Mango flavors. They're vegan and pack a lot of sweetness and flavor for being 25 calories each. Plus, 10% of proceeds from their Açai Berry Do Good are donated to metastatic breast cancer research.
Diamond K Sweets was developed by mother-daughter duo Kristi and Kelsi Risk, who decided to take their love of making festive Christmas fudge and develop that into a business to sweeten people's days. Since fudge wasn't exactly a new idea, Kristi worked to develop Diamond K's signature Fudge O' Bits, which come in unique flavors and are enrobed in rich chocolate.
Sweet Jules was created by sisters Jule Vranian and Hope Klocker, who grew up in the restaurant business, and joined forces to offer customers exquisitely crafted caramels. Their award-winning products all put a unique twist on the classic chewy treat, from Fleur De Sel and Chocolate & Sea Salt flavors to Bananas Foster, Sicilian Orange, Beer & Pretzel and Apple Spice. With 10 flavors to choose from, there's a little something there for everyone.
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