20 October, 2010

Sweet Candy Co. Orange & Raspberry Sticks


Sweet Candy Company, based in Salt Lake City UT, is one of the country's oldest family-owned candymakers.  When we saw that their Orange Sticks and Raspberry Sticks - fruit jellies covered in milk or dark chocolate - were available as a "special purchase" at ALDI, we picked up some of each of the varieties ALDI had available.

I can't even begin to tell you how gorgeous these simple jelly candies are.  The jelly is fruity and flavorful and the milk chocolate coatings are silky and rich; the dark chocolate (while a bit waxy) is of equally high quality.  No "mocolate" here.  Sweet's can give lessons to Hershey and M&M/Mars, both of whom have recently changed some of their candy bar recipes.

Anyway, the whole fam damily enjoyed these, and I'd pick 'em up again if ever I see them.  Check your local ALDI to see if they've got 'em near you.

Also:  Check out this review of  Sweet's Port Wine Gels over at Foodette Reviews if you're looking for a Sweet's candy what is more sophisticated and stuff.

Link:

Sweet Candy Company website.  They give free factory tours.
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2 comments:

Alan said...

It's nice when the little guy wins over the big guy, sometimes. Oddly enough, what hit me most in this review was "the whole fam damily". I haven't heard that expression since I was a kid. You must be my long lost brother, raised in the same house.

~RED~ said...

LOL, i say that alot! Whole fam damily... hahaha