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What Are Some of the Best-Selling Bulk Candies?



Pretty much everyone loves a sweet treat from time to time. As a retailer or purveyor of candy products, that means you can tap into the demand for sweets by selling bulk candy from your brick and mortar store, your online candy shop or even a vending machine. Bulk candy is a great way to make each sale highly profitable and keep your customers coming back for more. So what are the best-selling bulk candies? Let’s explore!

As the premier wholesale candy supplier in the United States, Redstone Foods has over 60 years of experience in the candy business. Throughout our years, we’ve seen just about every type of industry trend materialize from time to time.

While some fads come and go, others tend to stick around and ultimately become some people’s favorite candies. For example, sour candy, spicy candies and even sugar free options seem to have the staying power that can bring new customers into the fold. With many of these specialty candies, consumers are absolutely willing to pay a premium for them. This can also help increase your store’s profits.

By providing some, or all of these options to your customers, your candy business can become a highly-profitable endeavor. Cheap bulk candy is a fantastic route to get yourself started in the candy business and we’ve got a ton of options available to you on our website.

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Our wholesale bulk candy options are second to none. So you may be wondering, what are the best-selling bulk candies available today? Take a look at our list of candy in bulk and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Our dedicated account representatives are always happy to help you when you’re deciding what, and how much to order!

Here are some of the best-selling bulk candies available today.

Interested in what bulk candies are selling best at bulk candy stores? Take a look below at our top-selling bulk candy offerings and contact your Redstone Foods sales representative to add these essential items to your product offerings.

Gummy candy

Gummy candies are all the rage these days in the candy aisles. For your bulk candy store, gummy candy is absolutely essential as they are one of the highest-selling candies, either in bulk or in individually wrapped packages. Of course we have gummy bears, but even in these there is so much variation! We have chocolate covered gummy bears, cinnamon bears, sugar-free gummi bears and more! And that’s just the bears!

There are also sour gummy worms, gummy butterflies, gummy green army men, gummy jet fighters, gummy peach rings, gummy snowflakes, gummy sharks, even gummy penguins! The only limit here is your imagination! If there’s a shape you’re thinking of, odds are there is a gummy candy that’s available to fulfill even your wildest desires!

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Gummy candies are a huge hit in candy stores and especially in the bulk section due to the seemingly infinite varieties that are available. Gummy candy recently had their 100th anniversary this year, so now is the perfect time to celebrate by expanding your gummy offerings!


Of course if you’re a candy shop, you absolutely must carry chocolate! The same is true if you’re operating a bulk candy store. Candy enthusiasts often choose to buy in bulk not only to save money, but for the variety it can offer. Piecing together the perfect candy buffet takes a great selection of products and varieties of those products.

Bulk chocolate offerings can cover everything from chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter cups and even individually wrapped, bite sized chocolate bars. I mean, if you’re going to have a candy shop, you absolutely must have a decent sized chocolate candy bar selection!

Browse our huge selection of bulk chocolates and we’re sure that you will find exactly what you are looking for. You might even get some new ideas for products to showcase as many are unique and are sure to grab your customer’s attention.

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Penny Candy

Penny candies have been around since the late 1800s and early 1900s. They can cover a broad range of nostalgia, especially for your older consumers. Classic penny candies include Tootsie Rolls, candy buttons, candy necklaces, Bit-O-Honey, Pixy Stix, bottle caps, Hershey’s Kisses, gumballs, hard candy, chocolate coins and many, many more!

These items are a huge hit with customers because you can usually get so much candy, for such a small amount of money. They are also an essential part of your candy shop’s aesthetic appeal, giving off that old-timey vibe that’s a big hit for people shopping for a sweet treat.

Jelly Beans

Some could argue that jelly beans are the quintessential bulk candy item to sell in your stores. With literally hundreds and hundreds of different options, you can offer a huge variety of flavors, all in just one little bean.

Jelly Belly is perhaps the most prolific of all the jelly bean brands, with over 50 official flavors and new ones being introduced all the time. From bubblegum, orange crush, chili mango, black licorice, birthday cake and of course, buttered popcorn, there’s a new favorite flavor for virtually anyone!

We offer each flavor in 10 pound bulk bags with a multitude of options for pre-packaged goods as well. Contact your sales representative for more details.

Salt Water Taffy

Last, but certainly not least is everyone’s favorite, soft and chewy treat: taffy! Salt water taffy became very popular on the Atlantic City boardwalk in the late 1800s. Though the term “saltwater taffy” has kind of a funny origin story, it has remained popular to this very day.

Today you can order a broad range of salt water taffy flavors, with various selections from the Sweet Candy Company and Taffy Town in bulk quantities on our website.

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The fun thing about taffy is that it comes in a wide variety of unique and interesting flavors. From fruity flavors like sour apple, banana, blue raspberry and peach, to more adventurous flavors like blueberry muffin, peanut butter and chocolate, s’mores, root beer float and cherry cola taffy has a little something for everyone!

These are just a few of the absolute essentials for your bulk candy store. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call us! Our customer service representatives are available weekdays from 8am to 5pm CST. We close an hour early, at 4pm on Fridays.

Redstone Foods has proudly served stores from all over the world for more than 60 years. Give us a call today, or register for an account with us online. We will be happy to hear from you!


*Stay tuned next week for our coverage of the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo!