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1892 The Sweet beginning

Leon Sweet started the Sweet Candy Company in Portland, Oregon. The early varieties Leon offered for sale had two distinguishing characteristics: they were made mostly by hand, and people loved them. Customers loved Sweet’s candies back then for the same reason they love them today—quality.

Relocation To Utah

Leon moved the operation from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon relocation, he merged several small specialty stores into one general manufacturing company. Over the years, Sweet’s has become more innovative and more automated, embracing technology to create better and even more delicious products.

Move To New Facility

The Sweet Candy Company moved into a state-of-the-art, 180,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility. The new factory is located three miles south of the Salt Lake International Airport.

Today And Beyond

Sweet Candy Company is still a family-owned and operated American company. The third, fourth and fifth generations of the family are actively involved in the daily operations of the business. Sweet’s distributes more than 250 quality candy items nationally and internationally—in bulk, bags, and boxes. Sweet’s is still known for its quality candy and world-class customer service. We thank our customers for your business and support all these years. We look forward to supplying you with your favorite Sweet’s for another 100 years.