Ready, Set, Summer! – Atkinson Candy Co.

6 comments / Posted by Theresa Vinh

Ahh, the first day of summer has arrived! This means warmer days and longer nights. It is the best time to get out and beat the heat! If you’re wondering what to do, check out this list of summer activities. Before you head out, don’t forget to apply sunscreen!


  1. Always wondered how candy is made? Take a road trip to Lufkin and visit Atkinson’s Candy Kitchen. It’s a chance for you to get a glimpse of the factory and fill up on your favorite candies.
  2. Support your local farmers and businesses by visiting the farmers market. This will save you money by purchasing fresh homegrown products from your local farmers.
  3. Go for a walk at your local park.
  4. Dine outside. Why waste the beautiful weather by dining inside?
  5. Dip your toes in a swimming pool or better yet you can go swimming.
  6. Visit a waterpark.
  7. Take a nap in a hammock.
  8. Enjoy live music at a local restaurant or park.
  9. Fly a kite!
  10. Go to a drive-in movie theatre.

Enjoy your summer with delicious sweet treats! Use coupon code SUMMER for 10% off all web orders. Offer ends July 31, 2018.

    What are your plans this summer? Share with us in the comments below.


    • Posted On December 11, 2018 by Sandra Atkinson Hagge

      It is so neat to read that the candy was originated with Mabel Atkinson! I had a beloved aunt in Louisiana named Mabel Atkinson Faulk. I know it isn’t the same person, although even the ages were similar, but it is just a really small world. Thought you might want to know there was another Mable not too far east from you, in Ebenezer, Louisiana back in the day. Her niece, my sister, lives in Lufkin, so next time I come that way, we’re gonna come check out the candy! The little peanut butter logs were a favorite of mine growing up.

    • Posted On July 26, 2018 by Kelli Davis- Stevenson

      These candies,( most of all the peanut butter bars) hold such fond memories of baseball field days, Valentines Day and many other holidays. I am grateful for this company. I had the sweet privilege as I became an adult to be one of several care takers for Mrs. Mabel. She was a hoot in her seasoned life. She made me laugh with the simple duties of life. I learned some humor from her in my late twenties. She blessed my life with routine and it’s importance that my own grandmother used to mention. Such sweetness.
      I experienced a season of my own with her in her latter days, where she lived a very cared for routine and she held humor in her own special way. That’s how I recall my time with her. She would mention the making of the candies and it simply fascinated me even as a younger woman. She showed me a glimpses of what her legacy looked like.
      Now that I approach 50 yrs old, I have taken notice that several friends along my life’s path and I have discussed these special candies more than once or twice and the memories they hold for each of us. I have decided I am going to pass on the candies on and intentionally make memories for my grandchildren and friends on the horizon. I have decided this is a good tradition to send and bring candies to loved ones at my near 50 years. A good legacy to be remembered.
      Thank you Atkinson family for the way you continue to build such sweet legacy for your family and ours. God Bless you.

    • Posted On July 24, 2018 by Mary Ann rohrbaugh

      My horse, Crunch, loves your peppermints. He will keep it in his out for about 15 minutes just sucking on them. He looks forward to getting them after a ride. I buy them in bulk. They are the best treat ever. Have a video of him savoring it. You should market them for horses. LOL

    • Posted On July 10, 2018 by Joel Cervantes

      I just turned 50 years old…one of my best memories as a kid was going to my local grocery store and buy Chick O sticks, which I loved and I still love and eat them all the time. Please do not ever stop making them! My kids love them too!
      I plan to go visit your original factory in Lufking soon!
      Forever, thank you

    • Posted On July 24, 2018 by Camille Ohtsu

      I add a peppermint twist on top of my baked cookies when they are still warm so they can stick to the cookie, but my mint gets sticky all over. How can I avoid that from happening and still get my mint to stick to my cookie?

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