Expanding Into Our Future
Today our business is constantly evolving with new brands, new packaging, simple ingredient recipes and new ways of going to market. We've recently started a 30,000 sq. ft. expansion of our manufacturing facility to accommodate for our growth. This additional space will allow us to lean into our future with more production and warehouse space as well as additional capabilities. There's a lot going on at Atkinson Candy Co. and we're excited to bring our customers & consumers along for the journey!
Opening Atkinson Candy Co. de Guatemala
In 2010 we opened our wholly owned and operated manufacturing facility in Guatemala to avail ourselves of world sugar prices for our high sugar content candies. Today Atkinson Candy Co. de Guatemala specializes in handcrafting some of our signature treats including Mint Twists, Cinnamo Twists and Rainbow Twists.
The Early Years
Our company started from humbled roots, but quickly grew into a nationally recognized manufacturer. From the late 1940's through 2000 we were known for our unique candies including Chick-O-Stick, Mint Twists, Rainbow Coconut Bars and many varieties of peanut brittle.
It all began in 1932 when B.E. and Mabel Atkinson needed to find a way to keep their family afloat during the Depression. As B.E. said, "during the Depression no one had any money, but everyone had a penny." Candy was an inexpensive indulgence that anyone could afford. They started their candy empire bootstrapping their way to success. Mabel created some of the original recipes for the candies we still make today like Peanut Butter Bars.