Helpful Tips: Chicago Sweets Table
I love stylizing sweets tables and candy bars! They work well with any theme or style and guests old and young love it. If you are having a lot of out-of-town guests or want to show off all that the Windy City has to offer (sweet wise) then check out this list of items perfect for a more “local” flavor.
For more commercial candy products made in Chicago, check out these options:
Brach’s Confections was founded in 1904 by Emil J. Brach who opened his first successful candy store and factory in Chicago. Brach’s is known for Candy Corn, Mallowcreme Pumpkins, and Neapolitan Coconut Candies.
The Ferrara Pan Candy Company is a candy company based in Chicago. Their popular confections include Lemon Heads, Jaw Busters, Atomic Fireballs, Original Boston Baked Beans, and Red Hots.
The William Wrigley Jr. Company is a company headquartered in the Wrigley Building Downtown. They are known for Juicy Fruit, Spearmint, Doublemint, Big Red, Extra, Winterfresh, and Orbit (just to name a few)
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Chicago and known for Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Roll Pops.
Here are some handcrafted sweets that are also made right here in Chicago:
Flora offers traditional and contemporary French-inspired confections. All of their products are hand-crafted, without preservatives, and contain locally sourced ingredients.
Rich Chocolates and Candies make all their confections by hand and use local ingredients wherever possible.
Terry’s Toffee is inspired by grandma’s recipe and world travel. These award-winning toffees are truly exotic and unique.
Whimsical Candy began out of pure love of candy and now makes sure that their products are both sustainable and delicious. You can’t go wrong with whimsical swirls, white chocolate nougat, and sea salt caramel hand-dipped in premium dark chocolate.
Truffle Truffle specializes in handmade confections with ultimate personalization. From local truffle flavors (redline espresso truffle or halfacre beer truffle) to hand-finished packaging, you are getting personalized service down to every detail.
Katherine-Anne Confections uses local and organic ingredients and contains no artificial flavors. Their twist to the typical truffle is definitely in their use of farmer’s market ingredients and unique flavor combinations like Apricot Basil or Strawberry Balsamic.
If you don’t want to worry about putting all the details together, leave it up to your wedding planner or one of these candy professionals: