Top 10 Candy Factories in the World

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Chocolates, candies, and other confections are the best desserts ever created. They are mouth-watering and sinfully delicious. Craving for them is nothing new, especially to those who have a sweet tooth and for the lovers of sweets, nothing can stop them from having a chocolate bar, no matter the consequences.

1. Haribo GmbH & Co. K.G.

Haribo is a confectionery company, based in Bonn, Germany. Johannes “Hans” Riegel Sr., founded the company in 1920. Haribo specializes in making gummy and jelly, such as gummy bears and jelly sweets.

It actually made the first gummy candy back in 1922. Haribo’s most popular products are Starmix, Supermix, and Tangfastics. The company’s famous tagline says, “Haribo makes children happy – and adults as well”.

2. Perfetti Van Melle Spa

Perfetti Van Melle is a private Italian company that specializes in confectionery and gum. The company was founded in 2001, due to the acquisition made by the Perfetti group on Van Melle.

It is considered to be the third-largest confectionery company in the world. Some of its famous products are Airheads, Chupa Chups, Fruittella, Mentos, and more.

3. Arcor

Arcor is a confectionery company that is based in Argentina, specifically in Arroyito, Cordoba. It was founded on July 5, 1951, and has since been making foodstuff, chocolate confectionery, ice cream, and cookies.

It also includes jams, marmalades, sauces, fruit pastes, beverages, tomato purees, canned fish, and more, as part of its products.

4. Chocoladenfabriken Lindt & Sprungli AG

This Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company first started in 1845, back in Zurich. It was owned by David Sprungli-Schwarz and his daughter Anna Burleson.

Lindt also has chocolate cafes located in Australia, wherein the cafe’s menu focuses on chocolate, desserts, even breakfast, and lunch. Among its many products are Lindor, Gold Bunny, Petit Desserts, and Block Chocolates.

5. Hershey Foods Corp.

Hershey Foods Corporation is considered to be the largest chocolate factory in North America and one of the oldest in the whole United States. It was founded in 1894 by Milton S. Hershey and is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

In 1907, he made a small, conical-shaped chocolate candy, which is now so popularly called the Hershey’s Kisses. These kisses chocolates used to wrap by hand until the wrapping machine was developed in 1921.

6. Meiji Co. Ltd.

The Meiji company is the fourth largest confectionery company in the world. It was first established on April 1, 2009.

They produce and sell milk, dairy products, milk, milk beverages, and even frozen food products like pizzas.

7. Nestle SA

This Swiss company is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. The Nestle brand was established in 1905 when two companies merged together to form the Nestle and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk. Presently, Nestle now has 8,000 products, which range from coffee, beverages, cereals, infant milk formulas, frozen foods, and even seasonings.

Nestle is now considered the world’s leading Nutrition, Health, and Wellness company. Every day, it promises to provide Good Food and Good Life to its consumers.

8. Ferrero Group

The Ferrero Group, founded in 1946 in Alba, Piedmont, Italy by Pietro Ferrero, is the third-largest chocolate and a confectionery company in the world. He was the creator of the famous Nutella, which uses hazelnuts instead of chocolates.

He did so, to save money on buying chocolates. His other products also include Ferrero Rocher, Pocket Coffee, Mon Cherie, Kinder line, and Tic Tac.

9. Mondelez International

The Mondelez company is an American confectionery, food, and beverage company that is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. The company was founded on December 10, 1923, by Thomas H. McInnerney and was formerly called the National Dairy Products Corporation.

The firm expanded quickly. It now specializes in snack brands and other food products such as Oreo, Belvita, Chips Ahoy, Toblerone, Cadbury among many others.

10. Mars, Inc.

Mars, Inc. Is an American company that specializes in confectionery, pet food, and other products. It was founded in 1911 by Franklin Clarence Mars. He established the company together with his second wife Ethel V. Mars in Washington. The Mars company is popular for its products such as Twix, Mars bars, Milky Way, M&M’s, Skittles, and Snickers.

Its pet food line is quite popular too with brands such as Pedigree and Whiskas. Orbit and Wrigley are also among some of his popular creations.

All of these companies are the most popular in the world. Almost everyone has already tried their delicious products and fell in love with them. These companies will go on existing and make some more delicious confections to satisfy your sweet tooth. Nobody can ever resist the taste of such wonderful creations. Just remember that when you do gain a bit of weight, they are entirely the ones to blame.

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