Who We Are

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Our Company

Since 1906, Spangler Candy Company has been a family-owned and operated confectionery manufacturer in Bryan, Ohio (population 8,300).  Our iconic and historically significant products have inspired millions of smiles among adults and children alike for more than a century.

We employ approximately 575 people, and have established a working environment where honesty, respect and teamwork guide our behavior and focus our resources. We are committed to providing fair wages and excellent benefits, including an on-site free medical clinic and tuition reimbursement.

Under our Dum-Dums® flagship, we are one of the largest lollipop producers in the world and the only major candy cane producer in the United States. Our other products include Bit-O-Honey®, Spangler® Circus Peanuts, Sweethearts®, Necco® Wafers, and Canada® Mints.

We believe in being a positive force in our community by investing financially and through personal engagement, and by supporting community involvement by our employees. We also actively invest in projects which allow us to do more using less of the earth’s resources.

We combine hard work with innovation, honesty and compassion to compete in the confectionery marketplace, and to invest in the future for the benefit of our employees and their families, consumers, communities, and our company. 

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Downtown Bryan, Ohio, is home to Spangler Candy World, our interactive museum and candy store. See our current hours and plan your visit.

We are proud to be a founding member of the Candy Alliance, LLC, and an active member of the National Confectioners Association.

 A Century of Sweetness

See a timeline of our growth.

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Join our team and help us make millions of smiles every day.

Candy Facts

Here are some interesting facts about our candy!

Spangler Candy Company is a major manufacturer of lollipops, candy canes, circus peanuts, sugar-roll candies, and chewy taffy candies.

We craft 2.7 million candy canes each day.

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Flavors are regularly introduced and rotated through the Dum-Dums brand assortment to add excitement and appeal to consumers

Our candies include

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Dum Dums®

16 great flavors + the Mystery Flavor™

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Spangler® Candy Canes

A full line of traditional canes

Circus Peanuts

Circus Peanuts

The orange peanut-shaped marshmallow candy

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Necco Wafers®

The original candy wafer

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Sweethearts® Candies

The original candy hearts with a message

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Made with real honey and almond bits

Did you know? Spangler Candy:

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Has the famous Dum-Dums Drum Man® as a mascot.

Distributes products nationally through grocery, drug, mass market, club stores, dollar stores, convenience stores and candy wholesalers.

Sells products through export brokers in several international countries.

Has brands that are loved and trusted by generations of families.

Produces lollipops and candy canes that are given out by many businesses as a complimentary thank-you to their customers.

Want to purchase our candy? You can order online year-round or look for our brands at your local store. Our brands can also be found at Spangler Candy World, located in downtown Bryan, Ohio. More than just a candy store, Spangler Candy World features STEM-inspired games, interactive historical exhibits, and a big screen factory tour that’s entertaining for all ages.

Would you like to help us make millions of smiles every day? Learn more about careers at Spangler Candy Company and why we are an employer of choice in northwest Ohio.