Sales of the leading hard sugar candy brands of the U.S. 2017

Sales of the leading hard sugar candy brands of the United States in 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)*

by Jan Conway, last edited Jun 25, 2018
Sales of the leading hard sugar candy brands of the U.S. 2017 This graph shows the sales of the leading hard sugar candy brands of the United States in 2017. In that year, Jolly Rancher was the top ranked hard sugar candy brand of the United States with about 88.8 million U.S. dollars worth of sales. The total category generated sales amounting to 483.2 million U.S. dollars.
Hard sugar candy

Hard sugar candy belongs to the overall candy category and includes a large variety of products which have a significant sweet taste. As the name indicates, the main ingredient is sugar or similarly sweet ingredients such as sugar syrup, corn syrup or sweeteners.

The sugar mixture is boiled to a defined temperature to eliminate initial moisture, and then additional ingredients such as food colorings and flavors may be added. Afterwards, the blend is poured into a tray to cool until the mixture is malleable enough to be formed into the desired shape.

Hard sugar candy is a popular treat during the holiday season in the U.S. One of the ‘sweetest’ holidays in the United States is Halloween when children go from door to door trick-or-treating.

In general, the candy business is a very competitive industry. The retail aisles in the United States carry leading hard candy brands such as Jolly Rancher, Werther’s Original, Tootsie Roll Pops and Life Savers. Jolly Rancher is manufactured by The Hershey Company, based in Hershey, PA. The company topped the list of hard sugar candy vendors in the United States for the 52 weeks ended January 24, 2016, based on sales of about 93.4 million U.S. dollars. Storck USA and Tootsie Roll Industries rounded off the leading three hard candy vendors.

For candy consumers, the National Confectioners Association provides a guide to moderate candy consumption. Their daily options examples comprise 50 to 100 calories of candy per day. This corresponds to an amount of three to five pieces of hard sugar candy daily.
Show more

Sales of the leading hard sugar candy brands of the United States in 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)*

Loading statistic...
Sales in million U.S. dollars
Jollly Rancher88.8
Werther's Original86.1
Private label41.2
Spangler Dum Dum Pops32.9
Tootsie Roll Pops32.7
Lifesavers31.6
Charms Blow Pop30.9
Spangler Dum Dums23.1
Nips16.5
Original Gourmet13.4
Sales in million U.S. dollars
Jollly Rancher88.8
Werther's Original86.1
Private label41.2
Spangler Dum Dum Pops32.9
Tootsie Roll Pops32.7
Lifesavers31.6
Charms Blow Pop30.9
Spangler Dum Dums23.1
Nips16.5
Original Gourmet13.4
Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
by Jan Conway, last edited Jun 25, 2018
This graph shows the sales of the leading hard sugar candy brands of the United States in 2017. In that year, Jolly Rancher was the top ranked hard sugar candy brand of the United States with about 88.8 million U.S. dollars worth of sales. The total category generated sales amounting to 483.2 million U.S. dollars.
Hard sugar candy

Hard sugar candy belongs to the overall candy category and includes a large variety of products which have a significant sweet taste. As the name indicates, the main ingredient is sugar or similarly sweet ingredients such as sugar syrup, corn syrup or sweeteners.

The sugar mixture is boiled to a defined temperature to eliminate initial moisture, and then additional ingredients such as food colorings and flavors may be added. Afterwards, the blend is poured into a tray to cool until the mixture is malleable enough to be formed into the desired shape.

Hard sugar candy is a popular treat during the holiday season in the U.S. One of the ‘sweetest’ holidays in the United States is Halloween when children go from door to door trick-or-treating.

In general, the candy business is a very competitive industry. The retail aisles in the United States carry leading hard candy brands such as Jolly Rancher, Werther’s Original, Tootsie Roll Pops and Life Savers. Jolly Rancher is manufactured by The Hershey Company, based in Hershey, PA. The company topped the list of hard sugar candy vendors in the United States for the 52 weeks ended January 24, 2016, based on sales of about 93.4 million U.S. dollars. Storck USA and Tootsie Roll Industries rounded off the leading three hard candy vendors.

For candy consumers, the National Confectioners Association provides a guide to moderate candy consumption. Their daily options examples comprise 50 to 100 calories of candy per day. This corresponds to an amount of three to five pieces of hard sugar candy daily.
Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Confectionery
Confectionery

All Information
in one Presentation

Confectionery

Everything On "Confectionery" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Other Reports & Dossiers
I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "Confectionery"
  • Global overview
  • U.S. overview
  • Chocolate
  • Non-chocolate
The most important statistics
  • Gum
  • Consumption
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.